Our Events page will give you an insight into some of the upcoming events on Mt. Tamborine. Try the JBT quick quiz but more importantly get ready for a great time as you experience the joys and beauty of this magnificent region.
Our Weekly Quick Quiz courtesy of our friend the effervescent JBT.
> 1/ Which Italian artist painted the Birth of Venus?
> 2/ In which city can you see Michelangelo’s David?
> 3/ In which city is Chopin buried?
> 4/ How many strings has a mandolin?
> 5/ What is the name of the winged horse in Greek mythology?
> 6/ Who was the wife of Othello ?
> 7/ Who said ‘I think therefore I am’ ?
> 8/ What is the capital of Turkey?
> 9/ How many continents are there?
> 10/ Who was the first American in space?
If you want to check youranswers with those of JBT then they follow after the Property Information Images on our reservation page. Just clickHERE and scroll just below the images for JBT’s answers. GOOD LUCK.
The “Green Shed”, located at The Showground, 386-398 Main Western Rd, Mount Tamborine, Queensland, is the local market for fresh fruit & vegetables, and is open EVERY Sunday from 7.00am to noon. Flowers, honey, nuts, herbs and plants are also in bountiful supply. A wide variety of high quality, freshly picked produce, is always available. The range available, depends on the season. Prices are set at a level which provide farmers a return sufficient to encourage them to continue their farming activities and provide exceptional value to their customers. We also feature the Green Shed on ourHarvest Trail Map.
You will usually find specialty stalls with varieties of stuffed olives, german sausage, fresh ground coffee flavours, sweet stalls, wood carvings, woven crafts, dog treats and gift items. Plant stalls include rainforest natives, fruit trees, English garden plants, and roses. Food stalls offer breakfast, morning tea, lunch, and tasty treats. For the children, a jumping castle and other activities are available. Live entertainment is offered in the central bandstand.
Held on the last Sunday of each month, the ‘Markets on the Mountain’ is sponsored by the local State School on land at the corner of Curtis and Long Road. Renowned for some of the best burgers in town, here you can enjoy a walking breakfast with pancakes….
Escape to the country and discover the Scenic Rim Markets located in the quaint villages, hamlets and settlements in your backyard. If it’s diverse scenery, fresh mountain air, antiques, country markets, old wares, great food and outstanding country hospitality that you are after, you are in the right place. Local villages and hamlets have it all in generous quantities and in a unique environment bursting with personality. Stay for a day or maybe 2 or 3 days. There is heaps to do, to see and to experience. Places to stay don’t come much better than Amore B&B Mt.Tamborine – you will not be disappointed…..[..]
Tamborine Mountain Parkrun
Tamborine Mountain Parkrun – Weekly Free 5 km timed run
What is Tamborine Mountain parkrun? It is a 5 km run – it’s you against the clock.
When is it? Every Saturday at 7:00 am.
Where is it? The event takes place at Tamborine Mountain Sports Complex, Long Road, Tamborine Mountain, 4271. See Course page for more details.
This is an out and back challenging course across rough ground and hills. Travel anticlockwise, Red signs out Gold signs return. Start on a gravel path and follow through yellow bollards, left onto grass uphill to perimeter. Follow signs or track to concrete path, turn left to dry creek bed, follow around the lower edge of the football field, up the hill and up the small concrete path and onto the turn around flag.
Ample parking inc disabled, Water, Change rooms including showers and toilets available onsite.
What does it cost to join in? Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.
How fast do I have to be? We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
Tamborine Mountain parkrun needs you! It is entirely organised by volunteers – email email@example.com to help.
The Museums Australia Constitution (2002) defines a ‘museum’ as an institution with the following characteristic:
A museum helps people understand the world by using objects and ideas to interpret the past and present and explore the future. A museum preserves and researches collections, and makes objects and information accessible in actual and virtual environments. Museums are established in the public interest as permanent, not-for-profit organisations that contribute long-term value to communities.
The Scenic Rim Museums and Historical Centers that we list below fall into the category of entities that facilitate the preservation, continuation and management of tangible or intangible heritage resources (living heritage and digital creative activity)….[..]
Whales in Paradise – Gold Coast Whale Watching
Gold Coast Whale Watching with Whales in Paradise. Whales in Paradise are the original Gold Coast Whale Watching company and the only whale watch operation whose cruises depart from the heart of the Gold Coast in central Surfers Paradise.
The crew have a combined whale watch experience of over 15 years and are dedicated to providing their guests the closest Gold Coast Whale Watching encounter possible. The vessels are purpose built and specifically selected for whale watching. They are modern, large and spacious with Whale and Dolphin friendly design features. This provides guests with the ultimate uncrowded Gold Coast Whale Watching experience.
Whales in Paradise boats a 100 per cent Daily Sightings Record (Guaranteed Whale Sightings or Free Return Cruise). Enjoy the small groups and personalised services that they have to offer. Included is a scenic route through the Gold Coast Waterways, valued at AUD45.00, where you can see the homes of the rich and the famous with commentary.
The water level viewing deck provides the closest whale watching experience. Walk around the decks, where there is a guaranteed railside position – perfect for photos.
The Waterfall known as Curtis Falls a short stroll from Amore B&B.
Tamborine Mountain Rainforest
Six designated bush walking tracks are located within the Mt. Tamborine National Park.
The bush walking tracks take you through rainforests with large strangler figs, piccabeen palm groves and tall trees festooned with vines, ferns and orchids.
Yes you can walk to a Waterfall from Amore B&B as Curtis Falls Waterfall is but a short stroll away.
The National Parks are also a bird watcher’s paradise. Three of the bush walking tracks are a short stroll from Amore B&B.
All bush walks are easy to moderate and vary in distance from 1.4 kilometres (30 minutes) to 3.1 kilometres (1 hour).
The Margaret Olley Art Centre (MOAC) is the third and final stage of the Tweed Regional Gallery.
MOAC celebrates the career, life and legacy of its namesake, Margaret Olley – Australia’s most celebrated painter of still life and interiors.
MOAC combines exhibitions of paintings and objects, an interactive multi-media drawing activity, research library and education workshop, and is complemented by the Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence Studio. Central to the MOAC is the recreation of areas of Olley’s famous home studio, principally the Hat Factory and the Yellow Room.
The recreation features original architectural elements such as windows and doors, relocated from Olley’s home studio at 48 Duxford Street, Paddington, Sydney. The interiors are filled with over 20,000 items Olley collected over many years as subject matter for her paintings.
These combined elements offer a rich and dynamic context for Olley’s extensive artistic career.
The home studio recreation is on permanent display while exhibitions of artworks in MOAC will change twice a year.
View into the Hat Factory at the Margaret Olley Art Centre
Interior View of the Hat Factory re-creation at the Margaret Olley Art Centre
Museum of Brisbane events
Museum of Brisbane is a purpose-built gallery sitting on Level 3 of Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann Street, Brisbane). The museum is part of the living history of the city, examining how Brisbane and its people continue to change over time and revealing how each of our individual and collective stories are the milestones of the city’s evolution.
Museum of Brisbane is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm (except for the listed public holidays). It is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day and is open from 1pm to 5pm on Anzac Day. To get to the museum, enter City Hall via the King George Square foyer and take the lifts outside of Shingle Inn to Level 3.
Visit Museum of Brisbane to find out more about Museum of Brisbane, its facilities and what’s on at this venue
The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
It is a single institution located across two adjacent river-side buildings in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane’s South Bank. The vision is to be the leading institution for the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
QAGOMA holds a Collection of over 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art, and stages a dynamic program of Australian and internatioal exhibitions. It is the home to the Children’s Art Centre which collaborates on interactive artworks with leading artists from around the world, and the Australian Cinémathèque, the only dedicated cinema facility in an Australian art museum.
INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN COLLECTION
QAG | FREE
INTERNATIONAL AND ASIAN COLLECTION
QAG | FREE
THE WORLD TURNS
LIMITLESS HORIZON: VERTICAL PERSPECTIVE
26 AUG 2017 – 25 MAR 2018
GOMA | GALLERY 2.1 |ANOTHER OF THE FREE EVENTS ON OFFER
Sometimes we feel a sensation of freefall – looking down from a high-rise building to the street below, or suffering vertigo from the latest drone footage in the news. This vertiginous perspective is not new. In visual art it can be seen in the floating landscapes of historical paintings from China and Japan; in the bird’s eye view used by Australian Aboriginal artists to represent their traditional knowledge of country; and in the work of artists referencing war time aerial photography. ‘Limitless Horizon: Vertical Perspective’ draws together an array of artistic approaches that represent the landscape from a vertical perspective.
INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIAN COLLECTION
QAG | GALLERY 1, GALLERY 2 | ONE OF THE FREE EVENTS AVAILABLE
Albert Namatjira (1902–1959) was a Western Arrernte-speaking artist from the MacDonnell Ranges, west of Alice Springs in Central Australia. His Western-style landscapes, different from traditional Aboriginal art, made him a celebrated pioneer of contemporary Indigenous Australian art in the 1950s and the most famous Indigenous Australian of his generation.
A skilled artist and a proud Arrernte (Aranda) elder, Namatjira continues to inspire. A school of painting has formed around him, and many artists have been compelled to tell his story through their own works.
This display features early works by Namatjira , arguably Australia’s best-known Aboriginal artist, alongside artworks by those he influenced, including artists from the Arrernte landscape painting tradition, the Hermannsburg Potters and his great-grandson, Vincent Namatjira.
GOMA | GOMA FORECOURT | ONE OF THE FREE EVENTS ON OFFER
Judy Watson’s work is deeply connected to concealed histories, the significance of objects and the power of memory and loss. She was born in Mundubbera in south-east Queensland but the spirit of much of her work stems from the Waanyi homeland of her grandmother and great-grandmother in north-west Queensland.
In tow row, Judy Watson has responded to this site close to the Brisbane River by referencing woven nets used by Aboriginal people of the area, acknowledging the traditional owners of the site and their everyday fishing activities on the river and local saltwater waterways.
This use of fibre and water as the conduit for catching fish evokes ideas of sustenance, family, culture, survival. The bark used to make the nets was probably collected from the swamps and scrub in the vicinity of the river. The inner bark fibre would have been rolled along the legs, then woven into nets and attached to wood for easy manipulation during the harvesting of fish. The woven nets allow light and air to pass through them and create beautiful shadows across the surface of the ground. The fragility of the objects cloak their hidden strength, a metaphor for the resilience of Aboriginal people who have held onto the importance of land, culture and family through adversity and deprivation. [Judy Watson 2016]
Judy Watson’s tow row was realised as a Queensland Indigenous Artist Public Art Commission with the generous support from the Queensland Government, the Neilson Foundation and Cathryn Mittelheuser, AM, through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation.. This QAGOMA initiative, part of the GOMA’s tenth anniversary celebrations, aimed to visibly acknowledge the contribution of Queensland Indigenous artists and the continuous role played by Indigenous Australians in the cultural life of this country.
The Gallery received expressions of interest from Indigenous artists in urban, regional and remote areas around Queensland who were interested in undertaking the commission. A selection panel of highly regarded Indigenous Australians including historian and anthropologist Michael Aird, QAGOMA Curator of Indigenous Australian Art Bruce McLean, architect Kevin O’Brien and Gallery board member Avril Quaill joined QAGOMA Director Chris Saines to determine the successful concept for this major public work.
The panel unanimously selected Judy Watson’s proposal for a bronze sculpture inspired by the traditional woven fishing nets of south-east Queensland’s Aboriginal communities.
TIME AND TIDES
ART IN THE TORRES STRAIT ISLANDS, QUEENSLAND
2 SEP 2017 – 5 AUG 2018
GOMA | GALLERY 3.5 | FREE
The Torres Strait is a beguiling region of volcanic islands, coral cays and richly coloured submerged reefs, fringed by turquoise water, under pale blue skies. In ‘Time and Tides’, Torres Strait Islander artists embrace the beauty of the environment and reflect the diversity and depth of the culture, particularly its history of making powerful ceremonial and decorative objects.
Following a long local tradition of skilful wood-carving, in the 1990s, a group of young men perfected their lino- and wood-block carving techniques to create intricate prints, bringing a new form of Torres Strait Island art into prominence. Also on display are Zamiyakal (‘dance machines’), elaborate, articulated dance objects, worn to add visual excitement to narrative performances.
The stories that emerge convey the vitality of contemporary Torres Strait Islander culture and point to the knowledge and skills that sustain life in what is a complex maritime environment as events go this is a must see.
‘Problem-Wisdom: Thai Art in the 1990s’ showcases works by some of the most influential figures in the development of contemporary art in Thailand. The exhibition features significant works by some of the country’s most celebrated artists, including Vasan Sitthiket, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Pinaree Sanpitak, Chatchai Puipia and the late Montien Boonma, as well as important early contributions by key artists to emerge in that decade, such as Navin Rawanchaikul, Kamin Lertchaiprasert and Natee Utarit.
Taking its title from Lertchaiprasert’s 1993-95 installation Problem-Wisdom, the exhibition encompasses a range of artistic approaches operative in Thailand at the time, from social and political engagement to spiritual and meditative principles, whose resonance and influence continue to be felt today.
An exciting reimagining of the Australian collection opens this spring. Our curators, along with Director Chris Saines, have taken this rare opportunity to re-present the Gallery’s Australian art holdings, collected for more than 120 years, in new and innovative ways.
The reconfigured spaces capture major historical moments from first contact to colonisation, and exploration to immigration. Bringing the Indigenous and contemporary Australian collections together with the Gallery’s historical holdings, the display emphasises stories about Queensland and Brisbane from the region’s own perspective.
Major new contemporary works by Helen Johnson, Daniel Boyd, Dale Harding, Alick Tipoti and Sonja Carmichael will feature among celebrated and iconic pieces by Gordon Bennett, Arthur Boyd, Rupert Bunny, William Dobell, Ian Fairweather, Ethel Carrick Fox, R Godfrey Rivers, Sam Fullbrook, Vida Lahey, Sidney Nolan and many more.
The Australian Collection is our first step towards returning the Queensland Art Gallery building, as closely as possible, to the intended vision of architect Robin Gibson AO, an expansive, open space with clear sightlines throughout, lending each gallery a beautiful sense of connectedness to the whole. The plan to open up the building enabled us to think of the space in an expansive way. Passers-by in the Whale Mall will again be able to look down into the Gallery through our reopened windows.
Bringing together art from different times and across cultures, we trace narratives of geography — as country, as landscape, as the place we live and work — and we share stories of traversal and encounter, of immigration, colonisation and the expatriate experience.
After 120 years of building the Collection, there are many stories to tell; in doing so, we acknowledge that we live in a country with a complex history. And then we let the works speak for themselves.
LIFE IS THE HEART OF A RAINBOW
4 NOV 2017 – 11 FEB 2018
GOMA | GALLERY 1.2, GALLERY 1.3 ERIC & MARION TAYLOR GALLERY, GALLERY 1.4 | FREE
Now in her late 80s, Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s most recognisable artists. Having made numerous contributions to international art since the 1950s, she has emerged in the 21st century as one of the pre-eminent figures of contemporary art.
‘Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’ is a focused survey of Kusama’s vast body of work. The exhibition takes in key motifs in her art as they have developed since the early 1950s, her engagement with the body and her expansive conception of space.
It includes early painterly experiments, a multi-decade presentation of the artist’s celebrated ‘net’ paintings, performance, soft-sculpture, assemblage, the iconic ‘infinity rooms’ and large-scale installations of her later career. This culminates in the encompassing presentation of Kusama’s most recent paintings from the visually arresting ‘My Eternal Soul’ series (2009 – ongoing).
The Gallery’s beguiling Narcissus Garden (1966/2002) is on display in the Watermall at QAG, while the Children’s Art Centre at GOMA hosts the interactive phenomenon The Obliteration Room (2002 – ongoing).
Just Do It – This Place is truly fantastic!
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