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Bush Botanical watercolour workshop with Nicola Tizzard

bush botanical art workshop at gympie bone museum

Bush Botanical– Skeleton leaves come alive!

Come and explore the inner world of leaves, sticks, seed pods and bush botanicals.

The Bush Botanicals workshop will take you on a journey of drawing beautiful foliage and seeds, then using watercolour to bring your creativity alive!

All quality materials supplied including specialist water colour paper and paints.  You may bring your own favourites if you have them!

Nicola is a visual artist and owner of Wildbark studios specialising in representations of the natural world. With a career as an art teacher for 20 years Nic looks forward to sharing two workshops with you during the festival. The first, Bush Botanicals, on the 5th January followed by a Gyotaku fish printing experience on the 6thJanuary.

Wednesday 5 January 2022, 10 am – 1 pm at Gympie Bone Museum 8 Fraser Road Gympie

Suitable for participants 12 years and over

Ticket includes entry to Gympie Bone Museum. (entry to Woodworks Museum is separate)

Snacks and drinks will be available for sale or pre-order with your tickets now.

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Science in the Park – Gympie and District Landcare

Join us for a day of Science in the Park.We’re celebrating the citizen scientists of our region with a day of live science talks on the lawn at Gympie Bone Museum.


Gympie & District Landcare
 are coming to talk about all the beneficial insects they employ to keep our environment safe from invasive pests and weeds. It’s going to be the coolest show and tell we’ve had for ages.  We’ll get the flesh eating beetles out and compare creepy crawlies.

Gympie Regional Council Lands Protection teamwill be with us until 1pm with their informative presentation about weed and pest animal management in the region. A great chance for all the new tree changers in our area to find out how to best look after their new blocks.

Science in the Park will be a casual Q&A event with plenty of opportunity to chat with the guests and asks questions. Hands on exhibits will also be part of the talks.

As we get closer to the date we expect to have more science superstars join the Science in the Park program. Bring a picnic and enjoy the lovely grounds.

Ticket includes free entry to Gympie Bone Museum. (entry to Woodworks Museum is separate)

This is an all ages event. The Museum precinct at 8 Fraser Rd is a pet friendly venue.

This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank

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Science in the Park – Tin Can Bay Dolphins

Join us for a day of Science in the Park.We’re celebrating the citizen scientists of our region with a day of live science talks on the lawn at Gympie Bone Museum.

At 10.30 are the volunteers of the Tin Can Bay dolphin squad – champions of the dolphin pod. Rain, hail or shine they show up every morning to check in with the Australian Humpback Dolphins that have been visiting Tin Can Bay for 25 years.

Gympie Regional Council Lands Protection teamwill be with us until 1pm with their informative presentation about weed and pest animal management in the region. A great chance for all the new tree changers in our area to find out how to best look after their new blocks.

Science in the Park will be a casual Q&A event with plenty of opportunity to chat with the guests and asks questions. Hands on exhibits will also be part of the talks.

Bring a picnic and enjoy the lovely grounds.

Ticket includes free entry to Gympie Bone Museum. (entry to Woodworks Museum is separate)

This is an all ages event. The Museum precinct at 8 Fraser Rd is a pet friendly venue.

This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank

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Science in the Park – Koala Action Gympie Region

Join us for a day of Science in the Park. We’re celebrating the citizen scientists of our region with a day of live science talks on the lawn at Gympie Bone Museum.

First up will be Koala Action Gympie Region. We’ll hear about the koala population of the area, where they are, how they are and what they’ve taught us about the health of our forests.

Gympie Regional Council Lands Protection teamwill be with us until 1pm with their informative presentation about weed and pest animal management in the region. A great chance for all the new tree changers in our area to find out how to best look after their new blocks.

Science in the Park will be a casual Q&A event with plenty of opportunity to chat with the guests and asks questions. Hands on exhibits will also be part of the talks.

Bring a picnic and enjoy the lovely grounds.

Ticket includes free entry to Gympie Bone Museum. (entry to Woodworks Museum is separate)

This is an all ages event. The Museum precinct at 8 Fraser Rd is a pet friendly venue.

This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank

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Guided tour of Gympie’s public art trail with Joolie Gibbs

Join us for a guided tour of Gympie’s public art trail with artist and former Director of the Gympie Regional Art Gallery Joolie Gibbs. You might be surprised at what you find.

Starting at the Lady Mary statue at 73 Mary St near the Brown Jug Cafe at 9am you will stroll the nearby streets of the CBD with Joolie. Let Joolie tell you the inside story of each piece of Gympie’s public art along the way.

We’ll end up at the Gympie Regional Art Gallery where the Jacaranda Aquisitive Drawing Award (JADA) exhibition will be on display.

Joolie Gibbs was Director of the Gympie Regional Art Gallery for 23 years before retiring. She is also a visual artist in her own right and has worked with many regional artists throughout her career. Her unique insight into the choices of public art in Gympie and the artists who created them guarantees a fascinating morning for you.

This will be a gentle stroll from upper Mary St to the Gympie Regional Art Gallery in Nash St. As it will be January it may be hot so please come prepared. Why not buy a coffee from one of the nearby cafes before you leave?

Where to meet:At the Lady Mary statue, about 73 Mary St near the Brown Jug Cafe
When:Saturday January 8, 8.45am for 9am start
1-2 hours duration

What to bring:

comfortable walking shoes
hat or umbrella
water
camera

Cost:Free

Please register so that we know how many people we should have before we leave. This is an all ages event. 

Parking in Mary St is timed so please read the parking signs. Parking is also available in the nearby multi-storey carpark off Nash St, Nelson Reserve and surrounding streets.

This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank.

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Live on the Lawn – sunset concert by Brother Phoenix

Live On The Lawn is the perfect weekend wind down featuring free, laid back, live music by Gympie musician Brother Phoenix on a summer Saturday afternoon.

There’s no better way to enjoy our Queensland summer sunsets than kicking back on the lawn at Gympie Bone Museum. Start 2022 on the right note. Bring the kids, the dog, a frisbee and a blanket. Use our BBQ or bring a picnic and don’t forget the esky. There’s plenty of grass for the kids to run around on.Drinks and light snacks will be available for sale on the day. 


Saturday 8 January 4pm – 6pm
8 Fraser Rd Gympie
Free entry, free parking, pet friendly (does not include museum entry)


Please note that to ensure public safety, several COVID-Safe measures will be in place. These measures are per the Queensland Government’s COVID-Safe Events Framework and Checklist.When visiting the Gympie Bone Museum please make sure you observe the guidelines set out by Queensland Health and do not attend if any of the below are applicable:- You are displaying COVID-19 symptoms- these include a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath, and feeling unwell
– You have had close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19
– You tested positive for COVID-19
– You have travelled overseas or to a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days.Queensland Health’s recent public directive with regards to COVID-19 mandates that only vaccinated staff and patrons are able to enter certain settings and venues. As Live On The Lawn is classed as an outdoor event, patrons are not required to be vaccinated to attend.

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Janet Lee – Writer in Residence at Gympie Bone Museum’s AuRUM Festival

Janet Lee, our favourite Gympie author, is going to be our writer in residence as part of the AuRUM Festival at Gympie Bone Museum!

For 3 mornings in January 19-21 from 10am – 1pm she is going to be in the museum soaking up the atmosphere, talking to the visitors and writing.

We’ll keep her in tea and cakes, will you keep her in conversation and inspiration? If you’ve ever wanted to be an author, meet an author, see an author in her natural habitat or just learn more about writing and publishing then this is a great opportunity.

Janet is open and generous, funny and kind. And she looooves chatting to people!Janet is going to create a new, responsive work during her residency. It could be a short story, a flash fiction, a blog, a magazine article … the possibilities are endless.

Janet says that she already feels a story about Rodger brewing. We can’t wait to read what she comes up with.

Janet’s manuscript for The Killing of Louisa won the Emerging Queensland Writer category in the 2017 Queensland Literary Awards and was then published by University of Queensland Press.
She has a Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of the Sunshine Coast. She is a failed foster dog parent… she kept the dog… twice.

This is a free experience with entry to Gympie Bone Museum.

This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank.

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Dying to Know – Tales from a Podcast with Amanda Howard

amanda howard podcasting workshop

The Gympie Bone Museum and Rest in Pieces has joined forces to bring you an evening with the Serial Killer Whisperer, Amanda Howard.
Over 4 nights Amanda will delve into the dark side and allow you to ask questions throughout the session.

The topic on evening 3 will be – Tales from a Podcast

Podcasting is the new black ? Have you got a great idea for a podcast but not quite sure how to get it up and running or how to get the reach you need to really get it in the earbuds of your tribe? Learn from the host with the most – Amanda Howard from Monsters Who Murder: Serial Killer Confessions With 4 million downloads and counting she’s learned a thing or two along the way. Pick her brains in January and start your new year with a new skill under your belt. It will be the best $15 you ever spent ?️??

Meet the Serial Killer Whisperer


Amanda is a true crime author, fiction writer and violent crimes media consultant who has written 26 books. She has also interviewed some of the world’s most heinous serial killers over two decades and has collected a vast pool of information on various types of killers, their motives and rituals.

If all that wasn’t enough, she is also the host of Monsters Who Murder podcast and the owner and curator of the travelling death and crime museum, Memento Mori.

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity

Cost is just $15 per session or buy a season pass for $50. If you can’t attend the live session, you will have access to a filmed version for 10 days after the event.

Because too much true crime is never enough

A season pass will get you front row seats to 4 great nights with Amanda – Missing Children, Killer Cocktail Hour, Cults and Mass Murders and Tales From A Podcast.


This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank and Zinc 96.1FM

Special thanks to Rest in Pieces for their help and support.

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Dying to Know – Cults and Mass Murders with Amanda Howard

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The Gympie Bone Museum and Rest in Pieces has joined forces to bring you an evening with the Serial Killer Whisperer, Amanda Howard.
Over 4 nights Amanda will delve into the dark side and allow you to ask questions throughout the session.

The topic on evening 4 will be – Cults and Mass Murders.


The session will cover cults and famous mass murders. Amanda will discuss what makes a successful cult leader, how was Jim Jones able to get almost a thousand people to drink poison, how was Charles Manson able to get teenagers to go on a murder spree What makes a seemingly shy boy become a mass killer? How can we stop the cult leaders and killers of the future.

Meet the Serial Killer Whisperer


Amanda is a true crime author, fiction writer and violent crimes media consultant who has written 26 books. She has also interviewed some of the world’s most heinous serial killers over two decades and has collected a vast pool of information on various types of killers, their motives and rituals.

If all that wasn’t enough, she is also the host of Monsters Who Murder podcast and the owner and curator of the travelling death and crime museum, Memento Mori.

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity

Cost is just $15 per session or buy a season pass for $50. If you can’t attend the live session, you will have access to a filmed version for 10 days after the event.

Because too much true crime is never enough

A season pass will get you front row seats to 4 great nights with Amanda – Missing Children, Killer Cocktail Hour, Cults and Mass Murders and Tales From A Podcast.


This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank and Zinc 96.1FM

Special thanks to Rest in Pieces for their help and support.

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Dying to Know – Missing Children with Amanda Howard

dying to know missing children online event with Amanda Howard the serial killer whisperer and Rest In Pieces

The Gympie Bone Museum and Rest in Pieces has joined forces to bring you an evening with the Serial Killer Whisperer, Amanda Howard.
Over 4 nights Amanda will delve into the dark side and allow you to ask questions throughout the session.

The topic on evening 1 will be – Missing Children.


The session will cover abductions, kidnappings and murders of children from around the world. Amanda Howard will analyse interviews with families, perpetrators and police, as well as pieces from the Death Museum related to some of the world’s most famous cases.

Meet the Serial Killer Whisperer


Amanda is a true crime author, fiction writer and violent crimes media consultant who has written 26 books. She has also interviewed some of the world’s most heinous serial killers over two decades and has collected a vast pool of information on various types of killers, their motives and rituals.

If all that wasn’t enough, she is also the host of Monsters Who Murder podcast and the owner and curator of the travelling death and crime museum, Memento Mori.

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity

Cost is just $15 per session or buy a season pass for $50. If you can’t attend the live session, you will have access to a filmed version for 10 days after the event.

Because too much true crime is never enough

A season pass will get you front row seats to 4 great nights with Amanda – Missing Children, Killer Cocktail Hour, Cults and Mass Murders and Tales From A Podcast.


This project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


Also sponsored by the Community Bank Gympie & District – Bendigo Bank and Zinc 96.1FM

Special thanks to Rest in Pieces for their help and support.