Sunday 5 December

School of Arts Hall,

Main Street Kin Kin

Art…with bells on!  

The hills are alive. . . with artists  

Kin Kin Art Fair revives the vibe 

Kin Kin may be a tiny town with one shop, a cafe and a hotel (currently closed for renovation) but it has proved it can still punch well above its weight especially when it comes to ART.
An astonishing 620 visitors and locals descended on the town’s School of the Arts Hall on Sunday November 7 to enjoy the inaugural Kin Kin Art Fair.
So successful was the day – with 17 artists’ work on display, lots of sales and ‘a great vibe’ – that the Art Fair is going to be on again next month.
The Kin Kin Community Group, which staged the FREE art fair to give artists a chance to exhibit and sell their work without having to pay a fee or commission, is putting on the Kin Kin Christmas Art Fair at the School of the Arts on Sunday December 5 starting at 8am.
“I’ll be there with bells on,” promised Cooroy ceramicist Tania Edwards who along with painters, jewellers and mosaic artists from Kin Kin, Cooran, Pomona, Mothar Mountain and Wolvi exhibited at the first Fair.
So, too, was Gympie great Peter Hughes, who painted four new canvases during the day and sold some of his larger works.  Peter will again be showing off his extraordinary skills with brush, palette knife – and even fingers – at the Christmas Art Fair where he will be joined by several new artists as well as those who previously participated.
Kin Kinians can enjoy a morning stroll around the re-energised Kin Kin Creations Market on the Showground on the 5th as well as attend the Art Fair. Last month, the market boasted 23 stalls and an impromptu performance by a trio of witty locals channelling ABBA, cabaret and beyond. Linda McSweeney, Ashley Yarwood and Fiona Henley, recently performed at Wolvi’s Open Mike night and could become the hit of the market with more acts to come at 10am each market day.
Admission to both market and art fair is free so here’s a shout out to everyone – come along and enjoy the artistic vibe of Kin Kin and Buy Art For Christmas!  Admission to the Fair is free and it is also free for artists to exhibit their work and they don’t have to pay a commission on sales. The Art Fair is organised on behalf of the Kin Kin Community Group by Josie and Max at the Kin Kin Depot.

If you are a local artist, sculptor or artisan maker and would like to be part of the Art Fair shows contact Josie on 0418395928 or email or just call in at the Depot.