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Businesses to display FOUND Art Trail artwork

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John Harbison, Adrienne Williams, Leanne Pearce and Maizy promoting business involvement in the FOUND Art Trail project.

Businesses in and around Bundaberg and Bargara have the chance to be part of the upcoming FOUND Art Trail.

Coordinator Adrienne Williams said it will be a good way to gain some promotion and support local artists.

“My main aim is to use a small part of their street front window space, or a space inside that can be easily seen from the street, to place a small sized artwork by a local artist,” Adrienne said.

“The main advantages for the businesses is that they will be part of an Art Trail that encourages people to walk past their premises to find the artworks.”

Now that restrictions are easing, Adrienne will be approaching businesses over the next two weeks.

She’ll be dropping into offices, shops and cafes in North Bundaberg, the central business district, Walker Street and parts of Bargara.

“There is no cost to business owners to be part of the FOUND Art Trail and experienced volunteers and Gallery support staff will help install the artworks.

“There will be no invasive fixings, but we do need to keep the artwork in place for the seven week life of the project from 25 August to 18 October.”

How the FOUND Art Trail map will look on mobile phones

Every site will be promoted as part of the FOUND Art Trail, through an online Trail map and social media.

“The locations of the artworks will appear on a responsive Trail Map that locals and visitors can access on any device.

“The map displays an image of the artwork, the artist's details, plus the name and business hours of the premises.

“The art will be positioned to encourage awareness of the business and not impede any customer flow or products.

“We plan to work with the owners to find the best position that works for the artist and their business.”

“The map itself is being funded by the local artists, and in turn each artist will be promoting the location of their artworks along the FOUND Art Trail.”

Along the trail 46 artists will be showing their work, while another 39 artists will be exhibiting in the central venue at the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery.

“Artists’ work will be for sale, but it is a not-for-profit project, so we’re hoping the community and the participating businesses help by promoting the FOUND Art Trail.”

The FOUND! Studio Dog | Exhibition and Art Trail officially launches on Friday 28 August, with the first Art Trail walk with your pooch proposed for Sunday 30 August.

Any businesses wanting to be involved in the FOUND Art Trail by displaying artwork in their window can contact Adrienne Williams via email studio@adriennewilliams.com.

The FOUND! Studio Dog | Exhibition & Art Trail project has been supported by the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council through the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

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