June 8, 2021
Mulled wine and pumpkin soup … what better way to welcome in winter on a cool Kingaroy night?
The Kingaroy Art Team turned on the winter warmers for the official opening of the Queensland Winter Craft Festival on Friday night.
The festival will be filling the gallery and surrounds for the next two months.
As well as exhibitions in all the gallery spaces, there are various demonstrations scheduled as well as limited-number hands-on workshops.
For June, the Alpaca Collective has taken over Gallery 1 with its “Farm To Fashion Isolation Creations”.
The Red Earth Ruggers have taken over the walls in Gallery 2 with “What’s Old Is New Again”, an exhibition of various forms of rugmaking, knitting and crochet.
Well-known Goomeri potter Fay Stumm, who has been working for the past few years with Cherbourg artists, has filled Gallery 3 with her own works.
Her “Frozen Garden” is made up of small and large sculptures.
Mayor Brett Otto officially opened the festival, saying it added to the richness of the South Burnett’s culture.
“The general public sometimes doesn’t appreciate the extent of the creativity across the region,” he said.
“We should be proud that Kingaroy is the place where the Queensland Winter Craft Festival is launched.”
- Related article: Winter Has Arrived In Kingaroy! (a full list of what’s happening and when during the festival)