(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.
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.