The Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre (BCAIC) has been built, owned and operated by the local
community for almost 30 years.
In the early 1990’s, the very active Beaudesert Potters were looking for a home. A public meeting and the securing of a grant from the Queensland Arts Council resulted in the Centre being opened in November 1995.
Initially the Centre was funded entirely form the sales of arts and crafts and membership subscriptions.
In 2002 the Centre became an accredited Information Centre, opening up opportunities for the Centre’s growth and development.
Today, the BCAIC, as the accredited Information Centre for Beaudesert, is open 361 days of the year, staffed by local volunteers, some of whom have been involved with the Centre since its inception.
The Lyrebird Galley provides a space for the display and sale of work by local arts and crafts people.
A spacious meeting room is also part of the BCAIC complex. This space is regularly used by various community organisations and arts and crafts groups as well as yoga and exercise groups.
Indoor and outdoor seating provide a pleasant place to enjoy a Devonshire tea or coffee, a soft drink or something from our small selection of savoury muffins and gluten free cakes.
The BCAIC host a monthly market in the adjacent Dick Westerman Park with stallholders selling a variety of market items.
The Beaudesert Potters meet at “The Den”, also part of the BCAIC complex. The Den is equipped with wheels and an electric kiln. New members are always welcome. You can get in touch with them via their facebook page called Beaudesert Potters.
The Beaudesert Community Arts and Information Centre would like to acknowledge the tireless commitment and drive of the late Don Franklin OAM (President 1993-2013), in establishing, developing and promoting the Centre. He provided a firm foundation on which to further develop and promote the Centre.
The Committee of Management would also like to acknowledge the dedication and support of our wonderful volunteers, past and present, who have contributed to the continued development and success of the BCAIC.