Enter a world of arts and culture this spring in Noosa, with a handful of world-class art events dotted throughout the Noosa region during the month of October. From the boundary-pushing installations at Floating Land to the winding art trail of Noosa Open Studios, to the tiny hinterland town of Cooran for a celebration of community artists at Tall Trees Art, there’s something for every art lover this spring in Noosa.
Noosa Open Studios Art Trail provides locals and visitors the unique opportunity to visit artists in their private studios, workshops and galleries. With 103 eclectic art studios open to the public, across ten days in October, Noosa Open Studios is Queensland’s largest open studios event – and the second largest in Australia! The 2021 festival will be the largest in the events’ history, with a record number of participating artists, and five different art trails to explore from the coast to the hinterland. View the artist in progress, learn about their creative process, view their work – and even make a purchase to call your own.
1 - 10 October
One of the premier art in the environment events in Australia, Floating Land is back in 2021 with Floating Land – at the edge of ideas. Highlighting Noosa’s engagement with the natural environment, Floating Land showcases sculptures in two key anchor sites this year – with installations rising from the water and shoreline at Lake Cootharaba in Boreen Point, and winding along the boardwalk from Little Cove to Noosa National Park.
9 - 24 October
Established in 2012, Tall Trees Art Exhibition is an annual community event that supports local hinterland artists in the small Noosa Country town of Cooran. The colourful event transforms 16 different venues in King Street, Cooran, into galleries and exhibition spaces, in a collaborative project with local businesses, artists and the community. The event kicks off on Friday 29 October, with the Bendigo Bank Meet the Artists Opening Night, taking place in the Cooran Community Hall and runs throughout the weekend with installations in King Street.
29 - 31 October