Arts Dinners Online delivers a professional development, networking and fun event so that people can participate in this from the comfort of their own home.

From November 2020, the Scenic Rim Regional Council partnered with the Regional Arts Service Network for South West Queensland, to deliver the newly named Arts Dinners Live & ONLINE South West Queensland program..

SWQ Regional Arts

QLD government

The following are recordings of the Arts Dinner Online events that took place from November 2020 onwards - click on the image below:


Celebrating South West Queensland Cultural Champions  - 8 December (Held at Tamborine Mountain and Online)

Cultural Champions

Creative Pathways in Museums, Galleries, theatres, and More - 10 November (Toowoomba and Online)

A transcript of the session is available here.

The event was hosted by Michelle Blair was (South West Queensland Regional Arts Service Network Officer) and Bronwyn Davies, Coordinator for Cultural Services at Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Guest panellists included: Claire Christian: Storyteller, writer, theatre maker, and facilitator; Steve Cooper: Operations Manager – Cobb & Co Queensland Museum Network and is  a member of the Arts Council Toowoomba; Dr Kyle Jenkins: Associate Head of Community Engagement (Outreach - Programs, Marketing, Schools), Coordinator of Visual Arts, Senior Lecturer in Painting and Art Theory, School of Creative Arts, USQ; Naomi Marsh: Collection and Exhibition Officer at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery (TRAG); Ari Palani: A passionate director, producer, community engagement specialist and theatre maker, currently based in regional Queensland.


From April to August 2020, the Scenic Rim Regional Council partnered with the South West Queensland Regional Services Network and Arts Front to bring you these fun, online events

The following are recordings of the Arts Dinner Online events that took place from April to July 2020 - click on the images below:

Cultural Tourism - Tuesday 28 July


The event commenced with a Welcome from Geraldine Page (Aunty Gerry)a Mununjali Traditional Owner, followed by a performance of the Mununjali Ngari: a group of emerging leaders set to make their careers in performing arts. Then, our spotlight on eat local took us to Towri Sheep Cheeses. A panel discussion on Cultural Tourism included guests: Sharee Bauld (Cultural Tourism), Jonathon Fisher (former CEO National Trust of Australia), Scott McDuff (Scenic Rim Regional Council), Rory O'Connor (Yugambeh Museum), Susan Rallings (Making Good Alliance), and Melissa Robertson (ARTS CONNECT). 

Placemaking and Fabrication - Tuesday 30 June

The event commenced with a Welcome from Aunty Gerry, followed by songwriter and performer, Josh Arnold (Small Town Culture). Following on from this, a panel discussion took place with: Daniel Flood (State Library of QLD), Jen Mallinson (Sculptor Pambula), John Mongard (Landscape Architect, Brisbane), David Shaw (Street & Garden Furtniture Company), and Ben Tupas (Arts Producer, Toowoomba).

MENTORING: What is it and how to get involved - Tuesday 26 May

The event commenced with a Welcome from Aunty Janis Page; guest artist, Kim Williams and performers, Mununjali Ngari (pre-recorded at Wyaralong Dam) and The Ironing Maidens. Then, a half-hour cooking segment with local chef, Richard Ousby, from The Overflow Estate 1895, took place. Following on from this informative discussions took place with: Andrew Wright - Goat Track Theatre Company; Patty Preece - Central Queensland University (CGUni); Melania Jack - songwriter and musician; Ant McKenna - Program Manager for Brisbane Multiculrual Art Centre (BEMAC); Kim Walmsley - Mununjali artist and artsworker; Wendy Green - Queensland Museum and the Lost Trades Fair.

So What Now? New ways of working in the arts - Tuesday 28 April

The event commenced with a Welcome from Aunty Gerry Page; live performances by Mununjali Ngari (Brendan Knight and Raymond Cordingly) and Joanna Funk and, a fun, half-hour cooking segment with Kate Raymont who is the Eat Local at Home - Scenic Rim Regional Food Ambassador. Following on from this, a panel discussion took place with Ros Abercrombie; Jessica Brown; Joanna Funk; Jeff and Julie Crabtree; Paul Osuch; and, Alex Stalling.