The Beechmountain Community Table

The Beechmontain Community Table piece found its home for now. Be sure to drop in for a cuppa and check out this beautiful piece by artists Claire Beck, Deb McLachlan and John McDonald.

“In what became known as Black Summer from late 2019 to early 2020, bush fires destroyed large areas of the Beechmountain landscape, destroying 11 homes, much wildlife and the historic Binna Burra Lodge. In the aftermath of the fires, a group of impacted residents, met over coffee around a simple kitchen table to discuss how the community could begin the recovery process. As they were creative people (many are who live on this mountain), the idea of staging a series of creative events to rally and support the local community was born, and the Regeneration Project came into being. Over the next couple of years the Regeneration – Creative Bushfire Recovery Project has spawned an acclaimed art exhibition held at the Scenic Rim Council Gallery, a beautiful coffee table book, a documentary, a community quilt and a series of murals at various locations around the mountain.

It also led to the idea of the Beechmountain Community Table, in the spirit of the one that saw the birth of the original project concept. The table and bench seating are a pictorial representation of this beautiful corner of South East Queensland – to the east, the beaches, surf and tourist mecca of the coast, to the west the rolling hills, soaring eagles and tranquillity of the Scenic Rim and between them, our beautiful mountain home – Beechmountain. The table itself shows the route along the plateau, the animals, birds, reptiles and some of the landmarks are all depicted from Lower Beechmont Village to Grooms Cottage at Binna Burra Lodge and down to Canungra.

In the spirit which brought it into being we ask that anyone sitting at this table share it with whomever else wishes to sit along it – please share the hospitality of our beautiful region.” Claire Beck