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What is CCART?

It is the short name for The Condamine Country Art and Open Studio Trail. We want you to meet our fantastic local artists and collectives as well as visiting our beautiful towns, big and small, along the way. Our event  alternates annually with the Granite Belt Art and Craft Trail (GBART) to  showcases the awesome creativity of our region.
Regretfully Warwick Art Gallery will not be proceeding with organising CCART in 2024. In the current economic climate, it was decided at a Management Committee meeting in February 2024 that the event was not sustainable under the current funding arrangement. We sincerely thank all of the artists and collectives who participated in our previous trails. 

The Condamine Country name encompasses the towns that sit along the upper reaches of the Condamine River. The headwaters of the river rise on the slopes of Mount Superbus, part of the Main Range, before passing through Cambanoora Gorge. The river flows through the towns of Killarney and Warwick before heading west to eventually become the Darling River.  Townships that are featured on our trail in 2021 are Loch Lomond, Swan Creek, Emu Vale, Killarney and Warwick. 
Our previous three CCARTs in 2020, 2021 and 2022  established the event as a delightful experience for art adventurers. Showcasing our thriving artistic endeavours with others not only positively boosts our economy it builds community pride and activates artists to feel positive about their contribution to the prosperity of the Region. 
The arts has played an important role in shaping the Condamine Country region’s  identity with three of our local arts organisations celebrating longevity milestones: Warwick Spinners and Weavers (50 years in 2022), Warwick Artists Group (60 years in 2022) and Warwick Potters Association (50 years in 2023).
“At its core, CCART is about creating connections between the community and the artists who call the Southern Downs their home. The conversations and sharing of ideas and spaces creates opportunities for participants to build relationships with like-minded individuals. These connections foster a sense of belonging and participation in enhancing the prosperity of the Region.”  Karina Devine, Warwick Art Gallery Director
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