Murwillumbah Art Trail

Community Arts & Cultural Development

MAT18: Murwillumbah Art Trail

The Murwillumbah Art Trail 2018 (MAT18) showcases local artists and performers, the town becomes the gallery and we invite residents and visitors to see it through the prism of art and engagement.

Days Left

Over 100 artists will show their work over ten days throughout Murwillumbah. The curatorial theme “Moving On” can be interpreted in many ways, but is principally a nod to the devastating flood of 2017 that happened just over a month before MAT17.

Art and performance, wine and food characterise MAT18 to revitalise and reinvigorate a small town with a big heart that’s economically struggling.

Art suffers as local economies suffer.

The logic? Make a broadly based, community-engaging event that crackles with life and it will attract economic benefit across the community. Disproportionately large social benefit attends a small economic benefit. A little bit goes a long way.

In order to seed-fund the idea of celebration and art, to in turn generate economic and social benefit, we need your help.

Your donation (thank you) will be used specifically to fund the infrastructure of the Murwillumbah Art Trail 2018. We will use your donation to support artists to exhibit their work and get a foothold in translating their work into commercial gain.

Your donation will fund local traders who supply the materials and labour at sponsorship rates but nonetheless often paid.

Your donation supports a raft of community building activities through our sophisticated volunteers program what seeks to skill and support young people in all facets of event management. It supports older people whose engagement with the art trail broadens their social support bases.

We have great sponsorship through local businesses and these people too are working towards the community benefit.

The Murwillumbah Art Trail has had two successful multi-sited exhibitions in 2015 and 2016 and is heading for its third year in 2017.

It is an exhibition of contemporary art that showcases over 60 artists of the Tweed Valley and surrounds. Over a 6 day period, the town and shops become the gallery and visitors are invited to follow the exhibition trail. It includes established galleries, artists’ studios, pop up galleries and public art.