Arts and Culture
THE Scenic Rim has a long and rich history in arts and culture, dating back to its pioneers. Filmmaker Charles Chauvel and poet Judith Wright are products of the Scenic Rim and both said they were inspired by the region’s natural beauty.
They laid the foundations for a thriving arts and cultural movement which stretches across the region.
- Cultural Centres
- Open Studios of the Scenic Rim
- Scenic Rim Museums
- Cemeteries and Churches
- Artists of the Scenic Rim
The Scenic Rim is home to two major Cultural Centres, located in Beaudesert and Boonah.
These centres regularly host local, national and international acts.
Regional Art Galleries are located at both centres and regularly host exhibitions by visiting and local artists.
Download the latest program of events
OPEN Studios of the Scenic Rim is an annual event which celebrates art and culture. The festival has been running since 2008 and incorporates artists, arts collectives and arts studios across the region.
Scenic Rim artists open their doors to the public, offering visitors a rare glimpse into the creative process.
The Festival funs throughout May and most activities are free.
Find out about this year’s festival.
Download the Studios & Events 2013 Booklet
The Scenic Rim region is rich in history and is home to a number of fascinating and well-resourced museums which chart the development of local architecture, farming, housing, politics and major events since the mid 1800s.
Find out more about the Scenic Rim’s Museums
The Scenic Rim’s cemeteries date back to the 1880s and are the final resting place to many of the region’s pioneering families.
The Scenic Rim has more than its share of churches and many have stood since settlement. Their historic designs have been preserved over the ages and provide an interesting insight into the craftsmanship which existed in those formative years.
Find out more about Scenic Rim cemeteries and churches
Many artists live in the Scenic Rim and say they are inspired by the region’s natural beauty. We’re home to painters, potters, glass artists, rug-makers, weavers, sculptors, writers and many more.
Find out about some of the region’s great artists