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After Five Years, Arts In The Olives Is Back!

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Considered by many to have been the Scenic Rim’s most popular arts event, BADCAP is proud to announce that, after a break of five years, ARTS IN THE OLIVES is back! It’s still in the Scenic Rim, one of the Lonely Planet’s top destinations in the world, but it’s just changed olives groves which takes it from south of Beaudesert to east of Kalbar.

2008 saw the first Arts in the Olives take place at Worendo Grove in the Lost World. BADCAP (Beaudesert and District Community Arts Project Assn. Inc) had a wild idea to host an International Sculpture Symposium in Beaudesert and extra funds were required. The event was so successful it ended up running for ten years.

As many people have missed Arts in the Olives so much, there has been a lot of pressure to recreate
this special arts event and it is with much pleasure that BADCAP, in conjunction with the Olive View
Estate, will bring you 2022 Arts in the Olives.

So much will be the same – arts workshops and demonstrations, artisan stalls, a day and night music program, free children’s workshops and Arts in the Olives’ very own art gallery, but something new will be the sustainability and lifestyle sessions.

Arts in the Olives is moving from one side of the Scenic Rim to the other. Olive View Estate at Kalgun is the 2022 venue. Olive View Estate is at 58 Kulgun Road, Kulgun which is a few kilometres from Kalbar on the western side of the Scenic Rim and only an hour from Brisbane.

The other major change will see the activities being held over two full days with entertainment being a highlight as the sun sets over the ranges on the Saturday night. The Scenic Rim Regional Council has also chosen Arts in the Olives to be the venue for its second Arts Dinner of the year which will feature inspirational talks by practitioners sharing their journeys and explaining how their art connects to community.

Another first for Arts in the Olives is that there will be an option to camp overnight – either BYO tent
or rent-a-tent! The ever-popular Food Trucks featuring international gourmet food, using as much locally-grown produce as possible, will be another reason not to miss this highly anticipated event.

With all the workshops to choose from, it’s guaranteed there is going to be something to appeal to everyone. Participating in a workshop in the middle of an olive grove in the Scenic Rim, one of the most picturesque spots in the world, surrounded by other creative people, will again be the year’s highlight for many.

Among the many workshops are blacksmithing, mask making, limestone sculpture, mosaics, felting, bamboo flute making, weaving, stitching, indigenous art, metalsmithing, eco-dyeing, pottery, jewellery and pizza making. To see the complete list go to www.badcap.org.

And to all the mothers, who have been treated to an outing to the Lost World for Mothers’ Day in the
past, they will be pleased to hear that Mothers’ Day weekend has been chosen again. The dates to diarise are Saturday 7 May and Sunday 8 May.

Brochures with the full exciting program are now available, and as workshops always fill quickly, it is recommended that everyone books online just as soon as they can. A discounted price for entrance tickets will also be available online with one or two day passes available. (Workshop participants do not pay an entrance fee.)

Brochures are now available at the Libraries, Cultural Centres, coffee shops, Visitor Information Centres or from Kalico Country in Brisbane Street Beaudesert. Details are also available online www.badcap.org.

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