The Cooroora Institute and Smoke on the Water.
The Cooroora Institute brings together artists, writers, musicians, dancers, craftspeople, and intellectuals interested in place and environment, to share the song of the earth through creative practice.
We have studio facilities for working with wood, metal, ceramics and printing, and host residencies, workshops and events with visiting artists and scholars from around the world.
During the lead up to Smoke on the Water, contemporary aboriginal artist Delvene Cockatoo Collins will be in residence and will work with students from Griffith University’s Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art program in Cooroora’s Mudlark Studio.
Grace Cochrane, art critic and craft writer, will be our visiting scholar in residence over this period.
Anika Annels will be firing the Kiln on Wednesday 28th, from 8am into the evening. The kiln will be opened over our regular Open Studios on Sunday afternoon between 1pm and 5pm, with a number of visual artists in attendance.
At 4pm Wednesday 28th there will be a tour of our newly established coppicing woodlot, and a talk from Steve Husband and Phil Moran from Noosa District Landcare on growing your own fuel, followed by coffee and drinks in the courtyard and studios.
The Cooroora Institute cafe and mini gallery will be open throughout the conference and visitors are welcome