gather. Festival will celebrate Brisbane’s arts community, stretching from West End to Highgate Hill and South Brisbane, with an event designed for young and old.

The festival, which takes place over two days at St Ita’s Primary School in Dutton Park, kicks off with an artist talk with Andrea Higgins at 10am over a morning tea on Friday July 18, followed by an art exhibition on Friday evening (from 7pm until late) showcasing works from local artists alongside works from remote indigenous communities.

MP Jackie Trad will be presenting fine art awards to students that night at a cocktail party with live entertainment; tickets to the presentation cost $25.

The main event of the festival is the gather. Market on Saturday 19 July. The pop-up market (which will also take place at St Ita’s Primary School in Dutton Park, from 10am-3pm) will feature artisan jewellery, ceramics, 2D and 3D art and design products and flower arrangements, as well as food stalls, children’s art and craft and live entertainment from rockabilly band The Trophy Brides.

Highlights of the market will include live sand-sculpting by acclaimed Australian artist Peter Pappamanolis, and a flower sculpture made up of thousands of hand-crafted paper flowers that took local artist Susan Lincoln over 100 hours to create! This piece will best be viewed from the floor.

For more info and to book tickets for the Friday night cocktail party, contact festival director Susan Lincoln on 0414 411 838.