The Road Ahead : 01-Aug-2011
WWW.ROADAHEAD.COM.AU THE ROAD AHEAD AUG/SEP 2011 24 BEST OF THE BUSH OUTBACK FESTIVAL Head to Winton for the 21st Outback Festival from September 20 to 24 and enjoy live entertainment from Australia's best country and rock artists and a fun-filled program of events, including the Australian Dunny Derby and the Outback Iron Man and Iron Woman. www.outbackfestival.org COMING UP ROSES FLORAL ART CONFERENCE Stop and smell the roses at the Floral Art Society of Queensland's Floral Art Conference at the Cairns Colonial Club from October 12 to 14. View stunning floral designs by guest demonstrator from France, Madame Marie Francoise Deprez, along with many other displays. www.floralartsocietyqld.org.au CALENDAR ART FROM THE HEART CAIRNS INDIGENOUS ART FAIR The nationally and internationally-acclaimed Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF) offers a unique three day program from August 19 to 21. The event celebrates Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures with a dazzling array of activities including art exhibitions, markets, workshops, music, dance and a national symposium. This year, CIAF will feature eight commercial galleries and 13 indigenous art centres exhibiting and selling the work of more than 250 Queensland-born or based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Throughout the ffair, artists will be on hand to discuss their works past and present, providing unique insights into indigenous art and culture in Queensland. www.ciaf.com.au Make the most of what Queensland has to offer by tapping into one of the state's many colourful events. WHAT'S ON MUSIC: Aug 23-28 Gympie Music Muster AMAMOOR via GYMPIE FESTIVAL: Aug 27 Central Highlands Multicultural EMERALD MOTORING Aug 27-28 Leyburn Sprints LEYBURN SPORT Sept 2-4 Dancesport Open Championship WHITSUNDAY SAIL CLUB SPORT: Sept 3-4 Wings and Wheels Airshow INGHAM FESTIVAL: Sept 16-25 Carnival of Flowers TOOWOOMBA EXPO: Sept 24 Bottle & Collectables State Show MORAYFIELD GARDEN: Sept 30-Oct 2 Springtime on the Mountain TAMBORINE MOUNTAIN MOTORING: Sept 24-25 Mighty Mack Muster GATTON SHOWGROUNDS CRAFT: Oct 6-9 Craft Extravaganza Christmas Fair NORTH TAMBORINE MUSIC: Oct 9 Full Noise Music Festival TOWNSVILLE TRAVEL WHAT'S ON CIAF IMAGE: KURUWARRIYINGATHI BIJARRB PAULA PAUL FLAT REEF (DETAIL), 2O1O. SYNTHETIC POLYMER PAINT ON LINEN 91 CM X 121 CM. IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST, ALCASTON GALLERY, MELBOURNE AND MORNINGTON ISLAND ART, QUEENSLAND.