The Knoll Studio

Home of the Arts

Located in the heart of Tamborine Mountain, The Knoll Studio is a dynamic hub for artists and art lovers, connecting them to a global audience through video and digital media. With strong roots in the mountain community, we’re committed to rekindling the arts after the challenges of COVID-19.

In an age of AI and digital art, we prioritize human connection and the creative process. Whether it’s visual arts, music, pottery, workshops, or community events, our studio emphasizes the journey, not just the outcome. Join us in celebrating the resurgence of art and community on Tamborine Mountain.

Community Leaders

Ryan Gittoes

Hi, I’m Ryan Gittoes, a father, musician, photographer, and videographer with a deep passion for people and the arts. For over 15 years, I’ve been dedicated to working with individuals with unique abilities, witnessing the transformative power of nurturing one’s passions and talents. Having served hundreds of clients, what truly moves me is the remarkable growth that occurs through artistic expression, breaking down barriers and fostering connections. Drawing from my experience as a musician and performer in front of thousands, I excel in building quick, meaningful rapport. Coming from a large family, I understand the dynamics of relationships, allowing me to offer real empathetic support. My mission is clear: to help individuals become their best selves through the arts, creating a meaningful and impactful engagement with their community, family, and friends. I believe in the profound beauty of human expression through the arts, and that’s what I’m here to facilitate.

Belle
Digital Marketer, Graphic Designer, Artist

Belle originally hails from Adelaide, making the move to Queensland around 13 years ago. She remembers the first time she was brought to Tamborine Mountain when she came to visit her mum who had recently made the move from Adelaide. ‘I remember having the window wound down and as we were driving up I was taking in this fresh, cool mountain air and this smell that I hadn’t encountered before. It was like this rich, earthy scent, which has come to be a smell that I absolutely love now. I’ve since come to learn this is the smell of the rainforest up here. Not something I had ever encountered down south.’ 

Belle has always been a creative, and since being a young girl, used to spend countless hours lost and immersed in drawing mythological and medieval inspired landscapes and characters (her love of myth and folklore continuing still to this day) 

Following that creative thread or ‘Awen’ (loosely translated from Welsh meaning flowing spirit/flowing inspiration) as you may sometimes hear Belle say, she went on to complete a Bachelor of Visual Communication majoring in Graphic Design from the University of South Australia, a certificate in Digital Marketing, and is currently furthering her art studies with an independent art institute in America. Belles art speciality is painting, and she enjoys pushing the creative boundaries with both abstract and abstract realism. 

You’ll find Belle sipping on Tea as she designs and plans out social media content for The Knoll Studio, planning an art exhibition, or otherwise covered in paint after spending time creating at her easel.

Belle is passionate about celebrating creativity and the arts, and The Knoll Studio provides the ‘canvas’ to do just that!