START UP ART is an initiative to fill up the empty shops in Nambour. Calling all lovers of art - Nambour is a happening place these days. What a great opportunity this is to help struggling artisans get a foothold into the business community.
The councils plan is to help these businesses build a following to enable them to take up the lease. The programs been going for 10 months with artist Ardleigh Cleveland working alongside Brian Tisdale in his gallery in Nambour. Arleigh is a textile artist, hand dying and painting wool, silk and various fabrics.
There is also a range of the lovely twig seeds local girl Kate Knapp (now residing in Brisbane) and her gorgeous drawings and whimsical sayings on her cards and books are stocked here.
Brian Tidsill is a local artist with 20 odd years behind him as an artist. He also turns his hand at chalk art at the Kenilworth Festival each year in september and paints for the "Relay for Life" a cancer walk to raise funds and awareness.