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Smoke on the Water


  • Cooroora Institute 780 Cooroy Belli Creek Road Black Mountain, QLD, 4563 Australia (map)

Australian wood fire ceramics conference. The mudlark pottery is a host studio.

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.

Earlier Event: June 27
Grace Cochrane: scholar in residence.
Later Event: July 6
Bill Dorman residency