backroads of the Southern Downs inspires artist Dawn Head Rose to create the
beautiful landscapes which comprise her artworks.
“As I drive home,
I like to capture the cloud effects over the landscapes,” Ms Head Rose said.
Ms Head Rose has
returned to the district after many years in Western Queensland and says the
changing landscapes is one of her favourite things about this area.
“I love the
diversity of landscapes in this area. It
doesn’t take long to drive to an area with waterfalls or wineries. From here the terrain changes to the boulders
of the Granite Belt. The people of this
area make the most of all that they have.”
Ms Head Rose
will be one of the artists in the expanded Killarney Artisans area at the
Killarney Picnic Basket Day, where local artist will be working and displaying
their artworks for sale.
This is the
second time the award-winning artist will be part of the Picnic Basket Day. Ms Head Rose says her favourite part of the day
is chatting to people about her work.
seeing people leaving every trouble behind for a few hours, sitting on the
lawns and enjoying each other’s company”, she said.
who will be featured include Loretta Grayson, Di Kelly, Anna Irorere, Jan Allan,
Robert & Jan Laws, Marie Galloway, Hilary Edmondstone and Paul Stumkat.
Killarney Picnic Basket Day are invited to bring their picnic blanket and
chairs to set up on the grounds and enjoy food from a wide variety of stalls,
delight in the giant kites and be entertained by raffles and musicians at the
the day to Livin’
and the QCWA Public Rural Crisis Fund.
Picnic Basket Day will be held on Sunday 7 April 2019, from 10am to 4pm at
information contact 0437 109 912, find us on facebook: Killarney Picnic Basket
Day or go to our website www.picnicbasketday.com.au
Look twice if you see a giant horse, whale or alien spaceship flying in the sky as you drive toward Killarney Picnic Basket Day next weekend – it is all part of what is sure to be an amazing day.
These remarkable creatures
on display above the lovely grounds of Melrose Station have been brought to
visitors by the members of the Redcliffe Kite Club for the past three years.
“The day is just
lovely, it is a fantastic drive out there and a lovely little part of the
country”, President of the club and regular attendee, Michael
“The great thing
for us is the challenge of the wind. It behaves differently inland. “
The club’s regular
flying area is Clontarf on the Redcliffe Peninsula, where they are part of the Redcliffe
KiteFest in mid-June, but they travel all over Australia and the world to fly
“I have just got
back from Qatar where a sub section of the club was flying kites as part of a
team in the Aspire Kite Festival at Doha”, Mr Crowley said.
An astronaut kite may
be seen sky walking alongside regular favourites at Melrose Station this year if
the wind is favourable, but one animal will still be missing.
“We have been
trying to get an Angus Cow Kite to fly for [Melrose Station owners] the Lindores,
but haven’t got one yet”, Mr Crowley laughed.
The Redcliffe Kite
Club is dedicated to fostering the age-old art of kite flying and kite making. They will be selling kite making kits on the
day so children can join in in the display in the skies.
Basket Day will be held on Sunday 7 April 2019, from 10am to 4pm. Guests are invited to bring their picnic
blanket and chairs to set up on the grounds and enjoy food from a wide variety
of stalls, delight in the giant kites and be entertained by raffles and musicians
at the relaxed event.
Proceeds from the day to Livin’ and the QCWA Public Rural Crisis Fund.
Spend quality time where it matters most when you skip the
big drive to the big city, and choose to fly local. As the gateway airport to
the Southern Downs Region, Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport (WTB) makes travelling for
business and leisure so much easier.
for more information on the Airport, airlines and facilities like parking from
$5 per day, and door to door airport shuttle within Toowoomba.
Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport is proudly associated with the
2019 Killarney Picnic Basket Day.
The Killarney Picnic Basket Day was kindly assisted by Grants to Community funding from the Southern Downs Regional Council. We really appreciate the generous ongoing support of Mayor Tracie Dobie and our local Council. ...