Thursday, April 11, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Elevating Artistry At The Wisely Wine And Food Day

With Artspace Mackay’s annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Art and Design Market taking a hiatus in 2024, Wisely Wine and Food Day is set to welcome an influx of creative exhibitors.

Artspace Mackay Director Tracey Heathwood said this year, the team would focus their efforts on professional development programs for local artists and artisans.
“By investing in professional development opportunities for our local artists and artisans in the off year, we hope to attract a larger number of unique, high quality local artisans to our curated art market going forward,” Ms Heathwood said.
“Unfortunately, attendance numbers have been waning in recent years, especially with so many quality markets on offer across the region.
“We have chosen to invest in this event and our artistic community this year, so that we can deliver a bespoke event that is a true showcase of our region’s creativity and artistic talent.”
In 2024, prospective art market stallholders are encouraged to apply for a place at the 2024 Wisely Wine and Food Day.
Festivals and Events Coordinator Sarah Porter said the Festival of Arts drawcard had been evolving over the last few years and would continue to do so.
“Wisely Wine and Food Day is so much more than a music festival – we really want to incorporate more experiences for visitors,” Ms Porter said.
“In 2024 we will have more exciting dining experiences, roving artists, children’s performances and we especially want to grow the creative offerings in the market area,” she said.
“We would love to see a larger representation of local artisans at this major event.
“Annually, the Wisely Wine and Food Day attracts up to 25,000 people, so it is a wonderful opportunity for local artists and artisans to reach new customers/audiences.”
To apply for a market stall at the 2024 Wisley Wine and Food Day, visit
Applications close Wednesday, May 1, 2024.
The next Rock, Paper Scissors Art & Design Market will be presented in 2025. Keep an eye on the Artspace Mackay website and socials for more details.

Artspace Mackay is infusing this year's Wine and Food event with a surge of creativity as the Rock, Paper, Scissors Market takes a hiatus

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