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Published January 17th 2023
You donít need GPS, youíve got the map so you canít get lost
The 'Artists of Bribie' Art Trail Map
Usually when you have a treasure map you are lucky if it's real and, even if it is, you're lucky if it will lead you to a single treasure. Well, forget all about those other maps, here's a treasure map that's not only real but will actually lead you to 16 treasures!
The 'Artists of Bribie' Art Trail Map is a pictorial indicator of the private studios nestled in hidden corners of beautiful Bribie Island. It will aid you in locating the artists living and working on the island who are happy to welcome you into their studios. Following the map will lead you to treasures only available where these creative minds and true talent co-habit.
The Art Trail Map will get you started on planning a leisurely and fascinating trip around Bribie taking in some, or all, of the studios and meeting the artists who create within them.
So, where to start? Well, as the song goes:
Let's start at the very beginning A very good place to start When you read, you begin with A-B-C When you treasure hunt, you begin with B-I-C-A-S
My apologies to Rogers and Hammerstein but oh dear, that seems to have lost something in the translation but I'm sure you get my drift.
Taking up the song's suggestion and in order to get your bearings head for the number one spot on the map, The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, at 191 Sunderland Drive, Banksia Beach, Bribie Island. The BICAS is one of Australia's largest and busiest arts centres where artists and visitors enjoy expansive, flexible and inviting spaces including the Matthew Flinders Gallery and the Seasoned Outdoor Gallery displaying some very whimsical, entertaining and functional garden art exhibits.
Life is not just about art and creativity, coffee can sometimes be as important, so before you leave the Centre relax with your friends over a cup of the best coffee on Bribie Island at Cafe 191 as you put together your plan for the rest of your treasure hunt.
Cafe 191 is open from 9.00am until 2.00pm Tuesday to Saturday and 9.00am until 1.00pm on Sundays and offers a variety of refreshments including a wide selection of freshly baked goods and some delicious meals to be ordered from the menu.
Contact details for the Artists of Bribie and their studios
Bribie Island is a quick drive of 65 kilometres north of Brisbane and is the only Queensland island with a bridge linking it to the mainland. It is also an area of abundant natural beauty offering gorgeous coastal scenery, bush camping, boating and fishing in the Pumicestone Passage,
But, most of all, this is where 'The Artists of Bribie'create, construct, display and explain their extraordinary works in the very studios where those pieces are conceived and crafted. This is a very rare opportunity to be so close to sharing in the complete creative processes.
PLEASE NOTE - PLEASE CALL THE ARTIST BEFORE YOUR VISIT
Most of the studios are at the artists' private residences and you cannot always be certain they will be home so to save any disappointment call before your visit Ė contact details are on the reverse of the map.
The 'Artists of Bribie' Art Trail Mapis available here and the studios and their contact details are here. For more details you can contact the Artists on 0409 055 756 or email email@example.com