Tourism Queensland launches Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail
Deputy Chair of Tourism Queensland, Julie McGlone, will be the special guest at the launch of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail, at 9.30am, on Monday 24 September, at Caloundra Regional Art Gallery.
Ms McGlone is an award-winning writer and editor who runs a media consultancy on the Sunshine Coast. She was Editor of Friday Magazine, a national rural lifestyle title for six years, and formerly Manager of Publications and Films for Tourism Australia.
She is the recipient of the 2005 Travel Writer of the Year Responsible Tourism, and the New Zealand Destination Travel Writer of the year award for 2005.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said that the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail is a new initiative of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize (SCAP) Committee to help stimulate the arts and cultural tourism for the region.
"The Sunshine Coast boasts a large number of commercial and public galleries spread across its beautiful hinterland and coastal environments," Cr Aldous said.
"The Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail encourages locals and visitors to explore these galleries and experience the local, national and international artists on show."
Connected with other Cultural Tourism opportunities, the Art Gallery Trail will benefit the artists, galleries and more broadly the local economy by encouraging people to spend more time exploring the region.
"18 commercial and public galleries are involved this year and we expect that these numbers and further opportunities will develop in the future."
The Sunshine Coast Art Gallery Trail is a Sunshine Coast Art Prize initiative by Caloundra City Council, Principal Partner Sajen legal and Caloundra Tourism.