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 spent time in 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.
Studios of the Scenic Rim
Each May, the region’s talented artist throw open the doors to their studios for Open Studios of the Scenic Rim, which runs across five weekends.
The Scenic Rim attracts popular international and national performers to its Beaudesert and Boonah Cultural Centres. The monthly Morning Melodies performances at both centres are incredibly popular.
The Scenic Rim also boasts two regional art galleries, in Beaudesert and Boonah, with regular exhibitions by visiting and local artists.
Privately owned galleries are located around the region, including on Tamborine Mountain, Boonah and at Aratula.
School Holiday Activities
The Scenic Rim Regional Council’s arts and culture team offer free and low-cost school holiday activities, across the region. The program features movies, dance classes, cooking classes, art classes and library activities.
Latest release, foreign and art-house films are screened weekly in Beaudesert and Boonah.