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Arts in the Olives Festival

Logo of Arti in Olives Festival

BADCAP’s annual major art event, from 2008-2017, was the Arts in the Olives Festival held on each Mothers Day for 10 years. The Festival incorporated arts workshops in a variety of disciplines such as blacksmithing, felting, pottery, bead making, photography and many more.

The festival was held in a shady Olive Grove on the banks of the Albert River at Lost World at the top of the Kerry Valley in the Scenic Rim.  Held each year since 2008 the festival had over 70 workshops, artisans, food stalls and performances.

View of Arts in Olvies Festival

About 16 adult and 6 children’s workshops were offered at each festival.  The festival provided a low stress, high fun way to explore and develop your creative side. Children’s workshops were free to promote an interest in the arts in young people – our future artists.

The philosophy of the festival was to make creative activity accessible to as wide a group of people as possible by offering a pleasant and creative experience at minimal cost. Art in the Olives was a convivial celebration of arts and culture.

The festival also offered live music and showcased emerging local talent as well as hosting excellent food, wine tasting, and stalls selling beautiful hand made goods and local produce.

The Arts in the Olives Festival developed arts practices in the community, was a showcase for local creativity and promoted the benefits of the creative arts.

The Art in the Olives festival was a partnership between BADCAP and:

  • our festival hosts Rob & Sue Overell from Worendo Cottages,
  • the Lost World Valley Community and

BADCAP thank and acknowledge the key funding sources that have assisted the Festival over the years:

  • Scenic Rim Regional Council
  • Regional Arts Development Fund – Scenic Rim and Queensland Government
  • Gambling Community Benefit Fund (Queensland Government)
  • Queensland Country Credit Union

We also thank our many sponsors that have supported the Festival including:

  • Worendo Cottages
  • Queensland Country Credit Union
  • Green Triangle Experiences
  • Kalico Country
  • C&M Productions
  • Historic Cedar Glen Farmstay
  • Scenic Rim Escapes
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