Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bathurst Arts Trail Launch


(Back row) Rachel Ellis, Karin Smith, 
Colin Fenn, David Lake, Cathie Hale, 
Anne  Glendenning Walton,(front row) 
Mary  Cuppaidge, Merilyn Rice, Louise 
Ranshaw,    Marjo Carter are part of the 
Bathurst Arts Trial. 

BATHURST has A wealth of talented artists and their works are coming to life with a new 
Arts Trails initiative. The Arts Trail will operate on the first weekend of each month 
starting on November 5-6 and operating once a month until May next year.

The idea behind the trail is the opportunity for local residents and visitors to engage with 
the artists, speaking with them about their inspirations and work processes and seeing 
their work in their own surroundings.

Arts Trail chair Louise Ranshaw said in the light of promoting Bathurst as a desirable 
Evocity, it is important to demonstrate to potential residents that there is a cultural heart 
to this city, which we residents live with all through the year.

Thirty-one local and surrounding artists have taken the idea and will link in with 
winery cellar openings to give people a greater variety when discovering Bathurst and the 
local area.

The launch was held on October 25 in preparation for their first trail on November 5th.

“We had more than 50 people attend the launch,” Ms Ranshaw said.

“Everyone was excited to have arrived at this stage and were able to examine a proof
 of the brochure/map which will be placed at the Bathurst Visitor Information Centre 
and various cafes and public spaces in and around Bathurst.”

Brochures will be developed and Bathurst Arts Trail website website will launch in the
coming weeks.

Keep an eye out for the flags and signs. Drop in and say hello to an artist.

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