Our values

Creative Caldera Incorporated is a Not-for-profit Association incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act (NSW).

Its objects are: To support and promote the arts in the local and surrounding regional area through organised community events and associated activities.

The organisation and the committee members subscribe to the following values:

· We strive to be good at what we do.

· We try to act professionally with honesty and transparency.

· We work together as a team towards our goals.

· We are a trusted and open partner of our stakeholders.

· We treat people fairly and with respect. Equally, we expect fairness and respect for our committee members, contractors and volunteers.

· We accept and use feedback provided by our stakeholders and our community.

· We respect the First Nations peoples of Australia.

· Our event is socially inclusive.

· We are conscious of the environment. Whenever possible we re-use, re-cycle or use bio-gradable materials.

· We try to run an event that is accessible to all. We try to mitigate access issues to the best of our ability.

Our History

The Murwillumbah Arts Trail was founded in 2015 by Annie Long who worked with local artists and curators to coproduce a multi sited exhibition for her Southern Cross University honours project which aimed to examine the role of the independent curator within a regional Australia and to explore how temporal art events can serve to regenerate community interaction and local identity.

The trail was originally focused in the Murwillumbah CBD using the empty art deco shops as pop up galleries and collaborating with the existing galleries and artists in the town, taking people inside spaces they had not been in years and to places they would not normally go and reignited a sense of pride in the town. MAT has contributed to the building of the existing artistic culture of the town and to the empowerment of artists in the region.

The annual event has grown over the years into exhibition of contemporary art that showcases up to 100 artists from the Tweed Valley and surrounds, offering the community a chance to see artists at work, participate in art activities and purchase art from local artists.

MAT is run by a talented volunteer committee of people who put in the work to bring you this bi annual event. We gratefully acknowledge Tweed Shire Council funding with support from Tweed Tourism. It’s auspiced and supported by Creative Caldera, a not-for-profit incorporated organisation supporting local art and artists.