A mural at Vonda Youngman Community Centre, Tamborine Mountain. Photo by Mark Paddick
Art and Culture

Public art in focus

The topic of ‘placemaking’ will be on the table for discussion at the 2 August Arts Dinner at The Centre in Beaudesert.  Set against the backdrop of the Life in Focus exhibition, which includes the Scenic Rim Story Marker Trails project, the event will explore how public art connects people […]

Alannah O’Leary receives a signed copy of Jarjum Gurema from Jamal Fogarty at the book launch in September 2021.
Art and Culture

Jarjum Gurema wins State Wide Recognition

Queensland Reconciliation Week has ended on a high note for Scenic Rim Regional Council with a Yugambeh language project receiving statewide recognition at an awards presentation in Cairns. Council’s libraries were Highly Commended in the Community category of the Queensland Reconciliation Awards for the Jarjum Gurema Indigenous language children’s storybook […]

Proud parents John and Robin Powell with their son, award-winning poet Nicholas Powell
Art and Culture

Poet son returns

On his first visit back to Beaudesert since before the global pandemic, award-winning poet Nicholas Powell has spoken of the influence this place has had on his work. Nick, whose proud parents are locals John and Robin Powell, launched his new book of contemporary poetry, Trap Landscape, in Brisbane and […]

Beaudesert's Street Food Festival is on 26 June. Photo: Supplied
Art and Culture

Street Food Festival will be better than ever

Scenic Rim Eat Local Week bites into a second decade of celebrations with over 125 events at 42 locations from 25 June to 3 July. The program includes an incredible line up of long lunches, flavour filled dinners, farm gates, degustations, culinary celebrations, food walks, tastings, tours and talks, masterclasses, […]

Michael Goebel checks out work at the Boonah Show. Photo: Supplied.
Art and Culture

Local artists are prize winners!

Members of a local art group have hit a winning streak with their recent successes at the Boonah Show – and are now busily preparing exhibits for the next local show at Canungra on August 20.   It’s a welcome change of pace for the Beaudesert U3A art group who […]

Scenic Rim Councillor Michael Enright and Regeneration Project Coordinator Jessica Brown
Art and Culture

Regeneration Brings Healing

There was strength in vulnerability as locals gathered in Beaudesert recently to share their own stories of regeneration after the unforgettable bushfires of 2019-20. The tight knit communities of Beechmont and Lower Beechmont revealed their hard cover publication, “Regeneration – Creative Bushfire Recovery Project”, at a book launch which also […]

Art and Culture

Four Seasons at Old Laravale School

Wendy Lohmann has always loved Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and has had a dream of a string quartet playing for her. With her B&B and retreat, the Old Laravale School, offering the perfect setting for just such an event, she has organised her dream concert and invites everyone for an afternoon […]