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
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.
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
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
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.