Experience a Soiree at Moon Mountain

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Sculpture by Nick Warfield.

By Abbey Cannan

Perched among the rolling green hills of Eumundi is a beautiful property that comes with an incredible story. The 75 acres property has become a sanctuary to change the fate of several brumbies who now have the freedom to roam the grounds with no fences.

What is amazing is that as the owners are lovers of art, they support Noosa Open Studios and have allowed them to create a special ’Moon Mountain Soiree’ to celebrate this year’s 10-day Art Trail event.

Of course, there will be plenty of art to see during the twilight hours and Open Studios plan to stir your senses more with food, drinks, music.

If you are a lover of sundowners with spectacular views, slow foods, music, and socializing, this is an opportunity to experience it all on Saturday 10 October from 4pm to 6pm, at a beautiful award-winning property in the Eumundi hills – Moon Mountain.

Tickets are $75 (Noosa Open Studios artists and members $65) and include a Slow Food Flavours of Noosa epicurean delights picnic box (vegetarian available) by Ohana and a glass of Tyrrells Moon Mountain on arrival.You can experience an audience with Woodford Folk Festival’s founder Bill Hauritz, Adiamus String Quartet, Australian wearable art display, craft beers, spirits, wine and mead. While taking in all of that, you can wander through the grounds of this multi-design winning property that hosts carefully curated sculptures by Nick Warfield and see the unveiling his new work “The Two Sides of Bob Hawke” during the event.

This event is only a slice of what visitors to Noosa Open Studios Art Trail will experience as they undertake road trips to engage with a record 98 artists and galleries over ten days from 9 to 18 October.

Noosa Open Studios president Trevor Purvis said this made the Noosa Open Studios art trail the second largest art trail in Australia after only five years in operation.

“Our new website and already printed and distributed 100 page artist trail guide will help visitors to the Noosa district to plan their preferred artist visits throughout Noosa and the Hinterland,“ he said.

“We recommend that you start your trip at the historic Wallace House in Noosaville, where you can collect your guide and view an exhibition showing one example piece from every artist on the trail.

“The volunteers at Wallace House can provide you with refreshments and advise you on your tailored road trip.“

The Noosa Open Studios Art Trail is the only major cultural event to be held in the Noosa community this year.

“We hope that the revitalised, enthusiastic drive market will bring regional visitors flooding in to be part of this year’s open studios ten day event,“ Trevor said.

Currently, the Noosa Open Studios Art Trail regular supporters are Noosa Regional Council, and Tourism Noosa, with a very generous sponsorship from Hinternoosa Real Estate, and more recently Lynn and Ron Scott from Moon Mountain Sanctuary.

For more information visit www.noosaopenstudios.com.au

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