Arts trail gets big boost

Nic Everist, Sophia Legoe, Patsy Bush, Fred Thompson, Cassy Twomey and Liz McGrath are just some of the artists taking part in this year’s Arts Trail. (supplied)

The Bellarine Arts Trail has received a major boost with the support of Community Bank Barwon Heads for this year’s event.

Barwon Heads Arts Council runs the arts trail over the Melbourne Cup long weekend in November with more than 80 participating artists opening their studios and exhibition venues in Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff.

Barwon Heads Community Bank chairperson Damien O’Malley said the Barwon Heads Arts Council was a worthy community organisation with a long history of supporting the arts on the Bellarine.

“We welcome the opportunity to get behind the Bellarine Arts Trail 2024 and to support the Barwon Heads Arts Council in its efforts to help the Bellarine’s arts community grow and thrive,” he said.

Barwon Heads Arts Council acting president Libby Darcy said the organisation and its members greatly appreciated the support of the Barwon Heads Community Bank.

“We think this is the perfect fit for the event,” she said.

“Our community bank supporting a community led arts event. It’s a great opportunity for creatives and the community to connect and support the Bellarine’s rapidly emerging arts region.”

Organisers have put the call out for registrations from artists and creatives, from professionals to hobbyists interested in opening their studios.

Interested artists are encouraged to find out more information and register at Registrations close on June 10.

The Bellarine Arts Trail first took place in 2016 and is the brainchild of Ocean Grove artist, Kaz Shirley. This year the event is set to grow and will be led by a group of creatives on the newly formed Bellarine Arts Trail committee

working with the Barwon Heads Arts Council.