September 8, 2021

The Blackbutt Shopfront Art Trail – a project organised by the team behind the Blackbutt Avocado Festival – will be officially unveiled on Saturday (September 11).

The festival committee was awarded a $4242 grant by the Federal Government’s Regional Arts Fund in May, which enabled new work to be commissioned from six South Burnett-based artists.

Artworks have been digitised and printed on adhesive shopfront decals installed on windows and doors throughout Blackbutt’s CBD.

“Our festival has been firmly focused on including more arts in our Festival and in Blackbutt. This is a fantastic opportunity for South Burnett residents and visitors to our community to view original artworks produced by local artists,” committee president Jeff Connor said.

“We congratulate artists David Daniel, Robyn Dower, Pam Ettridge, Sharon Grant, Lynnette Mckaskill and Patrician van Kempen on their artworks.”

Residents and visitors can follow the trail on foot, with artworks available to view at:

  • Roy Emerson Museum (Bowman Road)
  • Blackbutt Library/Archie Muir Centre (69 Hart Street)
  • Blackbutt Hardware (26 Coulson Street)
  • Blackbutt Art Gallery (38A Coulson Street)
  • Bunyanut Café (39 Coulson Street)
  • Hotel Radnor (corner Hart and Coulson streets)

“The Blackbutt Shopfront Art Trail celebrates an opportunity for artists and businesses to come together,” Arts Project Officer Olivia Everitt said.

“We thank the businesses involved for embracing this exhibition concept, and encourage locals and visitors to enjoy the artworks as you shop in town, stop for a coffee or enjoy the Rail Trail.”

The street exhibition will run from September 11 to November 11.

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