Warwick’s historic Town Hall is getting all ‘jazzed up’ inside ready for a warm, exciting lift off for Jumpers and Jazz in July! Wine, dine and jazz the night away, at the ‘Jumpin’ Jazz Laneway Party’, Friday night, July 19. Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6 pm start. DD Event Hire, a festival sponsor, is taking great care to ensure patrons are comfortable inside for wining and dining, and the dance floor will be ‘ready when you are’ for jive lovers.
Planning is underway for a very funky, lit-up Town Hall laneway (protected from the winds!), where hot fresh food by local vendors, alongside beverages to everyone’s taste will be av...
Warwick is warming up for Queensland’s quirkiest winter festival, Jumpers and Jazz, from 18th – 28th of July. Along with the annual kaleidoscope of yarn bombing, live jazz, amazing happenings in the street, café’s and restaurants, and in the park both weekends, organisers are excited to announce two brand new events.
This year, the Festival will launch off with the “Jumpin’ Jazz Laneway Party” – from 6pm on Friday July 19th. Featuring live jazz and dancing with ever popular Dezzie D and the Stingrayz in the beautiful vintage-deco Town Hall, attendees can warm up with a selection of hot food...
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Warwick Art Gallery has opened registrations for the 2019 yarn bombed tree jumper exhibition. With wide spread interest since early January the Gallery team has been working hard to make sure everything is up to date and ready to go for those eager to start working on their entries.
As in previous years, everyone is keen to learn the competition theme and this year “CONNECT” has been chosen.
Warwick Art Gallery Director Karina Devine spent a couple of months consulting and experimenting with theme ideas until deciding on CONNECT.
“I selected this word initially by thinking about the process of creating with yarn and how the process of c...
The 2018 Jumpers and Jazz in July festival is building to be one of the biggest and best yet with a number of sponsors coming on board already.
Southern Downs Regional Council, Morgan Park Raceway, Warwick Credit Union, Oaktree Retirement Village, Shannons and Betta Storage are just some of the sponsors who have jumped in to help the iconic community festival take shape.
“Sponsorship and support from the community is critical for this festival” said Jumpers and Jazz Sponsorship Coordinator, Clare McHugh Von Stieglitz. “It quite simply can’t happen without the generous support of our sponsors and donors”.
The 2017 Jumpers and Jazz in July festival features 100 tree jumpers that are packed with inspiration, ingenuity and reverence. Artists from near and far have proven that the quality of the artwork showcased by the festival improves each year.
Official Tree Jumper Judge Jacqui Fink is an internationally acclaimed textile designer and a lover of beautiful yarn. Jacqui was both delighted and touched by the entries this year and found the judging process a challenge but very rewarding.
“Jumpers and Jazz in July is crafting nirvana!” said Jacqui, “It was a great honour to judge the entries this year.”
Warwick Art Gallery’s “Yarntopians” yarnbombing team has plenty of surprises in store for festival goers at this year’s Jumpers and Jazz in July festival.
Team coordinator and Warwick Art Gallery staff member Loretta Grayson is proud of how the team gets more motivated and inspired each year.
“Our ideas grow more ambitious with each festival”, says Loretta, “This year the Yarntopians will be taking over the Gallery’s foyer space with a very large yarn installation titled The Travelling Ravellers. We are also planning some colourful surprises in the gallery gardens that will brighten everyone’s day with their playfulness”
Anticipation is building as Warwick’s iconic annual event draws near. The amazing ambience of jazz, brightly dressed trees, quirky yarn bombing , art and fine food have become a magnet for visitors from near and far over the past years. Warwick businesses have responded with delight, providing first class hospitality as jazz venues, and welcoming customer service right across the retail sector. Sponsorship has also become a key feature of the festival’s success, and the invitation is out for local businesses to get on board and be seen as a vibrant arm of the Warwick Community.
Warwick Jumpers & Jazz in July promises to keep the region’s reputation for fine food “alive and healthy” again this year.
The 10 day festival welcomes visitors and locals alike on Friday July 21st with a winter dinner in the vintage surrounds of Warwick’s historic Town Hall.
Director of Dining for the Winter Dinner, Rob Hamilton, promises a creative choice to delight the palate.
“The Winter Dinner has evolved into one of our signature events through Jumpers and Jazz and is a celebration of the richness of local produce with all food being sourced throughout our region,” said Rob, “Whether it’s the venison from Ballandean, pork belly...