BAD 2023 SPECIAL EVENT MAY 19, 20, 21, 28

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Tawny Trails is The Creative Living Experience: An art and lifestyle trail

Experience life through the eyes of artists. Enjoy the scenery, squeeze modeling clay, hear the birds, taste wine, throw some paint, smell the clean air, stroke the neck of a horse, view award-winning artworks, feel the calm after yoga, ponder the masters of creativity, sleep in a luxurious mountain getaway. The choices are brilliant!

An all-indulgent road trip, day out, or weekend away that shares the culture of creative living. Mixing the beauty of nature and the magic of creativity.

This trail takes you from the country feel of Woodford through the lush green rolling hills of Mount Mee, the Glass House Mountain backdrop of Ocean View, and onto the character-filled creative, cultural, and historic towns of Dayboro and Samford.

You will meet award-winning artists who have had creativity running through their veins since birth and those with academic, holistic, and opportunistic creative backgrounds.

Find a connection that allows you to help express yourself. Whether hands-on creating or surrounding yourself with beautiful things. It’s a self-drive trail, or join our boutique tour;

Tawny Trails is a crafted journey that takes you through the heart of the creative Moreton Bay Hinterland. Find out what it means to live creatively through interactions with artists, exploring galleries and working studios, and discovering creatively inspirational locations.

It’s a self-drive trail, or join our boutique tour

bright yellow BAD Event Poster for Brisbane museum

This event is part of BRISBANE ART DESIGN (BAD) 2023, an initiative of Museum of Brisbane.

For one month only, Tawny Trails will open for 4 days in MAY: 19th, 20th, 21st & 28th with extra special activities from 10am – 3pm

**THE SELF DRIVE TOUR LIST IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE**
 

Book your accommodation at one of our luxurious mountain getaways now, and get ready for a full weekend of fun, creativity & nature in the Moreton Bay Hinterland. Yes Please!

Only got the day to play? That’s fine too, as most Tawny Trail location will be open each of the 4 days, with some ready-to-greet you with a free sample of Tawny Port for those who are inclined.

Make it even more special? Forget driving, our Tour Guide is available for bookings on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st and 28th, for that unique boutique experience in our Tour Guides’ spacious and comfortable tour car(2 to 3ppl). You will be collected from your accommodation and be driven around to the private studios, galleries, workshops, winery, short rainforest walk and much more. *See itinerary list below

The complete printable list of experiences for self drive tours is at the bottom of this page; enjoy displays, and demonstrations, chat with artists and go into a draw to win a basket full of creative treasures from each of our locations valued over $340****

Wildlife is very important to our lives and inspirational to most creative people. So we also have a special visitor, a real live rescued Tawny Frogmouth for you to see up close and personal. We will be raffling off an illustration of the bird, with the proceeds going to the wildlife carer to help keep saving our beautiful wildlife

Tawny Trails Boutique Tour Itinerary*

***NOTE: This is only a guide, and some locations and times will vary on the day.

SAT 20th BOOKABLE TOUR

7am pickup from accommodation
8.30am – 9.20am Beautiful Piccabeen Rainforest walk
9.40am-10.10am morning tea with Anita at Dahmongah lookout over Glasshouse Mountains & coastline
10.30am – 11am Visit to the brilliant Woodford Gallery & Museum
11.30am-12.30am to be discussed for personal preferences
1pm -1.30pm Dayboro Craft Princess(still to be verified) or Running Duck Studio mobile Gallery visit + meet a rescued Tawny Frogmouth Owl
2pm-2.30pm Visit the impressive Dayboro Art Gallery plus Stunning photography display and rare art and books in the Butter Factory
2.30pm-3pm Visit studio + Watch Woodside Ceramics demonstrate creating on the pottery wheel  
3pm – 3.30pm afternoon tea with Anita
4pm-4.45pm Private Gallery visit at Christa’s Art and Gilding + Echo pen demonstration + NFT display
5.30pm- Drop off accommodation

SUN 21st BOOKABLE TOUR

7am pickup accommodation
8.30am-9.30am Beautiful Piccabeen Rainforest walk + (Morning tea with Anita)
10am-11am Visit the Brilliant Dayboro Art Gallery + the stunning photography display and rare art and books in the Butter Factory
11.20am-12pm Colourful Arthouse on hill Gallery visit + Liquid poor demonstration
12.30pm-1.45pm to be discussed for personal preferences
2pm-2.45pm Private Gallery visit at Christa’s Art and Gilding + Echo pen demonstration + NFT display
3.pm-3.45pm Visit to the amazing Good Egg Gallery (afternoon tea with Anita)
4 pm-4.30am Visit to the private Dinkidi Australia Gallery + Blacksmith demo
5pm drop off accommodation

SUN 28th BOOKABLE TOUR

7am pickup accommodation
8.30am-9.30am Beautiful Piccabeen Rainforest walk + (Morning tea with Anita)
10am-11.30am Visit the Brilliant Dayboro Art Gallery + the stunning photography display and rare art and books in the Butter Factory + DAYBORO DAY FESTIVAL
11.30am-12pm Studio 21 Tie Dye workshop and Yoga??
12.30pm-1.45pm to be discussed for personal preferences
2pm-2.45pm Private Gallery visit at Christa’s Art and Gilding + Echo pen demonstration + NFT display
3.pm-3.45pm Visit to the amazing Good Egg Gallery (afternoon tea with Anita)
4 pm-4.30am Visit to the private Dinkidi Australia Gallery + Blacksmith demo
5pm drop off accommodation

Check out our stunning Accommodation options here

The Experience - Tawny Trails Locations List for Self Drive tour**

  1. Brilliant Gallery & Museum display: Woodford Art Gallery – 109 Archer St, Woodford
  2. Vistit a  working studio: (Sunday 28th only) Sandy Skinner Art Studio174 Archer St, Woodford
  3. Panoramic views of the Glasshouse Mountains, coastline, and Brisbane CBD. Grassed areas, bbq and a ceremony gazebo: Dahmongah Lookout Park – Mount Mee Rd, Mount Mee
  4. Creative inspiration short walk and picnic grounds: The Gantry Piccabeen walk – 391-481 Sellin Rd, Mount Mee
  5. Winery, food, En Plein Air location, local products: Ocean View Estates – 2557 Mount Mee Rd, Ocean View
  6. Book a ride-along hilltops and valleys for an unforgettable experience: Slickers Horse Riding – 190 Ocean View Rd, Ocean View
  7. Tawny frogmouth raffle for wildlife and up close and personal meet with rescued bird + Mobile Gallery visit: Running Duck Studio – 2 Wattlebrae St, King Scrub
  8. Over 34 talented artists’ works on display, chat with artists: Dayboro Art Gallery – Cnr Hay Rd & Mount Mee Rd
  9. Rare Norman Lindsay Artworks and books: Bohemian Décor – shop 1/38 Williams St, Dayboro, in the historic Butter factory
  10. Australian Photographic Artist: Robyn Darling Images – 38 Williams St, Dayboro, in the Churn Room at the back of the Butter factory
  11. Australian-made and designed ceramic pieces that come from the earth, with raw stoneware clay juxtaposed against vibrant glazes: Woodside Ceramics – 20 McKenzie Street, Dayboro
  12. Displaying a diverse collection of art, books, and giftware, and is also a supportive hub for writers and other arts: Rendezvous – 2/1 Williams St, Dayboro
  13. Demonstrations and gallery by acrylic pouring artists: Art House on the Hill – 36 Roderick St, Dayboro
  14. A private gallery, working studio, and workshops are available: Dayboro Craft Princess – 8 Toby Ct, Dayboro
  15. An intimate, home-based Yoga studio that also has gorgeous tie-dye clothing and homewares: Yoga21 – 21 Laidlaw St, Dayboro
  16. Grassy Picnic spot on the river: Dayboro Apex Park – Mount Samson Rd at North Pine River Bridge Dayboro
  17. 7km Mountain bike, horse, and walking track through the bush: Postman’s Track Trails – 420 Postmans Track, Samsonvale
  18. Picnic by the beautiful lake: Lake Samsonvale – Kobble Creek (no facilities)
  19. Food with an epic view: Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge – 564 Clear Mountain Rd, Clear Mountain
  20. Art Demonstrations + private gallery access; With few audible words she speaks concepts of colour and lines to the ears of your eyes: Christa’s Art and Gilding209 Clear Mountain Rd, Clear Mountain
  21. Dynamic exhibition space and working Studio + painting demonstrations: Good Egg Gallery345 Mount Glorious Rd, Samford Valley
  22. Artistic duo private gallery of art and Woodturning: Dinkidi Australia – 9 Springfield Ct, Wights Mountain