Artist Gathering/Expedition in the Wilson Creek Forest

Mus-swiya (Jamie Dixon) at ‘Mus-swiya’s Tree’ the 2nd largest Douglas-Fir on the lower Sunshine Coast

Mus-swiya (Jamie Dixon) at ‘Mus-swiya’s Tree’ the 2nd largest Douglas-Fir on the lower Sunshine Coast

ARTIST GATHERING/ EXPEDITION IN THE WILSON CREEK FOREST

Calling all artists on the Sunshine Coast to be inspired by the beauty of the Wilson Creek Forest and participate in a day of art-making. Artists in all mediums are encouraged to participate in this exciting day of creativity in the open air studio of this beautiful forest.

Artists can select an inspiring scene to sketch, paint, photograph, or write about. You are encouraged to complete your work for an upcoming art exhibition in 2-3 months at a select venue (TBA).

Sunday, November 25th @ 10:30 AM 
Carpool to Wilson Creek Forest Trailhead will take place at the top of Lockyer Rd.
Bring snacks, thermos and a small chair to sit on
Exit trailhead by 3PM
Wrap-up drinks and discussion to follow from 3:30-5:30PM

UPDATE – Originally we had asked everyone to meet at the Roberts Creek Community Hall (upper parking lot). However, due to parking conflicts with the Christmas Fair. We are asking drivers to just turn Right at the lights on the highway at Roberts Creek (instead of left to the RC Hall) and drive up to the top of  Lockyer Rd where we will be meeting and car pooling will take place (from there its just a 4 minute drive along the forest service road).  Thanks

Update: several artists have requested a later time to show up at around 1:00pm.  Sure,  this is not a problem. You can drive up to the forest yourself – its quick and easy to get to.  Just drive up to the top of Lockyer (3 minutes) and then continue on the gravel forest service road (approx. 4 minutes) to get to the forest and come on in.

This event is co-organized by Elphinstone Logging Focus (ELF) with several local artists.

The Wilson Creek Forest is a natural gallery containing a diverse range of plants, trees and critters. There are also 29 Bio-Diversity Stops along a trail loop. Now the bad news: this forest is under consideration for logging by your ‘Community Forests’ logging outfit.

For further information, please email us at: loggingfocus1@gmail.com

Directions – Your Wilson Creek Watershed Forest at Roberts Creek is Located 10 minutes From Roberts Creek off Hwy 101…
1. Turn off Hwy 101 onto Lockyer Rd.
2. Top of Lockyer turns into Forest Service Rd. (FSR 01)
3. Follow FSR 01 west for approx. 3.6 km or 5 mins.
4. Road goes uphill – look for parking area pullout on left at top of hill
5. See trail leading into forest
6. Come on in – it’s your forest and an easy 45 minute walk will take you through some of the last magnificent forests near Roberts Creek and down to the pristine & untouched Wilson Creek.

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