The Kumurri Artist Trail

What is The Kunmurri Artist Trail?

 

The Kunmurri (meaning Rainbow Serpent) Art Trail is a detailed map

tour that is annually collated and printed by Vast Arts as part of their

mission to create opportunities for artists and make the arts a visible

and viable part of the community. It gives tourists, visitors and locals a

comprehensive guide to the regions art and cultural experiences.

This is the only guide of its kind for this unique and vast region and inside

you will find details of sites of cultural significance from galleries in town

to the artists studio out on a isolated property. There are maps, contact

details and all the art appreciator could want to enjoy art in the

outback.

OBE Organic is proud to sponsor the #kunmurri Art Trail.

 

The name

Vast Arts had successful discussions with the regions indigenous groups to find a common

word among the some 14 dialects used in the area. They all settled with ‘Kunmurri’ which

means ‘rainbow serpent’. The group felt this reflected not only the area and its dreamtime

beginnings, but emphasizes the strong cultural links and community partnership in the area.

 

Their goal

To publicise and market the cultural and artistic viewing opportunities in central and south

west Queensland to the regional community, potential visitors and tourists highlighting the

regions cultural tourism attractions.

 

The Project’s Objectives

• To publish an annual A6 booklet format featuring artists and cultural sites from the

central and south west of Queensland region as a comprehensive ‘all in one’ guide

• Promote the regions artists and increase cultural awareness of the region locally,

regionally and Australia wide

• To help regional artists professional development

• To deliver a cultural tourism opportunity

• To form cultural partnerships with tourism organisations, councils and regional

communities

 

What their dedicated team do

Vast Arts annually collates information on artists and cultural sites that elect to be part of the

Art Trail, including images and content, which is then edited into an A5 booklet of which

10,000 are printed by Vast Arts and then distributed with the assistance of tourism

organisations, councils, regional communities and art and government organisations.

 

The benefits to our communities

The promotion of regional artists and other cultural opportunities will ensure the longevity of

the region’s cultural tourism potential by tying together the towns of the region by a common

denominator – art. It will be great exposure for the regions artists and their professional

development, especially those who may not have the means or skill set to market

themselves.

 

There are many excellent artists in the region, galleries and other culturally important sites.

While there are tourism guides, there is nothing that has a cultural or artistic focus. Artists

who have home studios and galleries will greatly benefit from the increased awareness. By

detailing these hidden treasures in a guide, with maps, information and contact details, the

community as whole as it will increase tourist traffic and cultural awareness.