13 & 14 July | 10am-4pm | Trail 2 | Gympie and the West



Meet the Artists. Uncover a world of creative possibilities as artists open their studio doors across the Gympie region. From blacksmiths to textile artists - and everything in between -  immerse yourself in the diversity of creativity on offer along the trail. See live demonstrations, join a workshop or try your hand yourself.

  • In a hill-top setting under the eyes of the wallabies, you will find abstract art created with a passion for the juxtaposition of colour and line. Journey through Janita Kington's works and make them your story. Goomeri's famous bakery, chocolate shop, bookstore and more makes this a great day out.

    Address:  3 Falkenhagen Court,Goomeri
    Phone:  0413 013 943
    Email:  janitakington69@gmail.com
    Instagram:  JanitaKington
    Payment options:  Cash, Bank Transfer.
    Good to know:  Shop.

    Janita kington title abyss watercolour and ink on paper 2023 detail 1

    Image : Janita Kington Title Abyss Watercolour and Ink on paper 2023 detail 1

  • This fascinating Museum bursts with 22,000 local historical items representing every part of local history: everything from settler's shacks to horse- drawn  carriages to farm and kitchen tools to family histories and a magnificent mineral collection. Entry to the museum is free for Studio Trail visitors.  Our volunteers are also available to carry out research into family history.

    Address:  12 Bligh Street Kilkivan
    Phone:  07 5484 1612
    Email:  kscmus@bigpond.com
    Facebook:  https://facebook.com/profile.php?id=100057670599098
    Good to know: Free entry, today only.

    Kilkivan museum

    Image : Kilkivan Museum

  • Welcome to award winning PesArt & Ceramics, a vibrant art and pottery studio set in scenic Pie Creek. Prue McLeod creates clay sculptures, bright functional ceramics and paintings, inspired by her love of colour, texture, form and function. 

    Clay hand-building class. Beginners welcome.

    • 1pm-3pm Saturday. $25 an hour.
    • 10am-12pm Sunday. $25 an hour
    • Contact the artist for more information and bookings.

    PesArt Studio has additional opening hours from 9.30am-3.00pm on both 16th and 18th July should you wish to visit during the week.

    Address:  123 Long Rd, Pie Creek
    Phone:  0401 586 638
    Email:  pesartandceramics@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pesartartceramics
    Instagram: pesart_and_ceramics
    Website: https://www.pesartandceramics.com.au
    Payment options:  Cash, EFTPOS, Bank Transfer
    Good to know: Shop. Off-street parking. Wheel-chair accessible.
    Access: Parking area half-way up the drive on the right in front of the big shed. Then a short walk up to the studio. Disabled or have trouble walking - please drive to the top of the driveway.

    Pesart and ceramics

    Image : PesArt & Ceramics

  • The Silversmith Collective covers all aspects of Silversmithing and hand-crafted jewellery. Experience a working Studio where rings, bracelets and earrings will be created each day. A range of Jewellery will also be available for purchase. Visit the Silversmith Collective at the Gympie Gem Club.

    Demonstrations of a working studio featuring different techniques each open day.

    Address:  Gympie Gem Club, 3 Bruce Highway, Gympie
    Phone:  0439854400
    Email:  mundays@spiderweb.com.au
    Payment options:  Cash, EFTPOS, Bank Transfer, Square reader
    Good to know: Shop. Wheelchair Accessible.

    Silversmith collective leigh munday silver and turquoise detail

    Image : Silversmith collective Leigh Munday Silver and Turquoise detail

  • The Cooloola potters group brings together potters whose diversity of experiences and cultural backgrounds enriches the pottery they produce. Join the potters in exploring, the medium of clay. Visit the Cooloola Potters Group at the Jean Beattie Hall.

    Demonstrations: wheel throwing and hand-building  with clay.

    • Workshop on Saturday from 10am. $35 pp
    • Collect your fired item the following Saturday.
    • Contact the group for more information and bookings.

    Address:  Cooinda Aged Care, Jean Beattie Hall, 2 Cooinda Street, Cooinda.
    Phone:  0400508015
    Email:  cooloolapottersgroup@gmail.com
    Payment options:  Cash only.
    Good to know: Shop. Wheelchair accessible. Off-street parking. Refreshments available.
    Access: We are on the grounds of Cooinda Aged Care Facility, as you turn into Cooinda we are the 1st street on the left in the Jean Beattie Hall. It’s signposted.

    Cooloola potters detail

    Image : Cooloola Potters detail

  • Des Spencer is world renowned for his vivid, vivacious images full of exploding energy and colour with over 35 years experience of painting and exhibiting around the world. Visit Des at the Gympie campus of the University of the Sunshine Coast to watch him create his works and join in an Intuitive painting workshop.

    • Live painting demonstrations.
    • 1 hour intuitive painting workshops 10am - 3pm.
    • No experience necessary. $50pp. Bookings required.
    • Contact the artist for more information and bookings.

    Address:  129 Long road, Pie Creek
    Phone:  0491045279
    Email:  des.spencerstudios@gmail.com
    Instagram:  des_spencer
    Website: https://www.desspencer.com

    Des spencer

    Image : Des Spencer

  • The beautiful Old Gympie Post Office has been transformed into a gallery, with ART POST facilitating exhibitions, workshops, events, and more. Come and meet the ART POST artists, view their works, and hear how artists including Painters, Photographers, Printmakers and Jewellers create their artwork.

    • Meet and Greet the artists
    • Join the artists around a makers' table and try your hand.

    Address:  22 Channon Street, Gympie
    Phone:  0400508015
    Email:  cchamberswilliams@gmail.com
    Instagram: art.post.gympie
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61553899170470   
    Payment options:: Cash, Bank Transfer  

    Art post image credit charmaine lyons

    Image : ART POST Image Credit Charmaine Lyons


For all enquiries please contact

Gympie Region Studio Trails 2024 is a Council Initiative under the Regional Artists Development Fund. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance.



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