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Artist Juliette Claire shows us why we get out of bed in the morning

Juliette Claire Wehling Wrathall has a BA in Fine Art Sculpture (RMIT University). She currently practices sculpture, jewellery design, painting and drawing. Instagram: fossickandforagedesign julietteclaireart

I met Juliette Claire at a skeleton articulation workshop not long ago. She was wearing the most amazing silver earrings she had made. Juliette is bright and bubbly and ridiculously talented and when we decided to put on this art exhibition I asked her to join us. Thankfully she agreed and the photos below show her talent and her wit. I love her hashtag #whywegetoutofbedinthemorning.

Come and see Juliette’s pieces at the Skeleton Articulation and Adornment exhibition this July at the quARTz HuB 13 River Rd Gympie. More of Juliette’s work is featured on her instagram @fossickandforagedesign and you can pick yourself up a piece on Etsy.

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Gympie Bone Museum presents bone artwork exhibition

bone artwork skeleton articulation and adornment the art of science and bones at gympie bone musemAn art exhibition with bite

For the duration of July the Gympie Bone Museum will be hosted by The quARTz Hub to present our bone artwork exhibition Skeleton Articulation & Adornment.  We have been lucky enough to secure grant funding for this exhibition.  We thank the Regional Arts Development Fund and our local Bendigo Bank community branch for the help to deliver another first for Gympie.

The art of science and bones is curated by artist, gilder and furniture restorer Manu Bugallo-Vales. It will also feature work by artists Juliette Claire of Fossick and Forage Design, Annie Howard and Gympie Bone Museum.  There will be interactive elements to the show as well as special events during the month.

Bone artwork designed to inspire

Artists, photographers, teachers and students are encouraged to visit the exhibition and be inspired by the works on display.  We are interested in seeing the creative work this exhibition might inspire in others.

The quARTz HuB is now in the building formerly occupied by PC Place at 13 River Rd Gympie next to the Telstra shop.  The exhibition will be open 3 – 30 July and entry is free.  The HuB is open 9-3 Monday to Friday and 9-12 on Saturday.  Private viewings and after hours access can be arranged for groups, school groups, art clubs etc by contacting us via our contact page.

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What’s on in Gympie? Cloudland is on in Gympie!

Yesterday What’s On In Gympie took the time to have a chat with us about Cloudland – Gympie’s first rooftop cocktail bar event.  It’s the event of the year in Gympie and loads of businesses have pitched in to make it really special.  Check out the video to see the menu, hear about the Scurvy Dog, find out which cars the Gympie Historic Auto Club are bringing along and check out the Cloudmobile in all her V8 glory.

Ticket sales close tonight on Eventbrite so Book Now!

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Gympie Bone Museum and AccorPlus promoting tourism together at Cloudland

accor hotels and gympie bone museum promote tourism at Cloudland

Have you heard about the Cloudland lucky door prize? Every ticket goes in the draw to win a years membership to AccorPlus worth $349. That’s an entire year of discounts and special privileges at 600 hotels and 800 restaurants in 17 countries starting with a free night in an Accor hotel. Accor hotels include Sofitel, Novotel, Mecure, Pullman including Kingfisher Bay Resort and Novotel Twin Waters.
AccorHotels have generously donated this prize because they believe that all tourism promotion is good for communities and the Gympie Bone Museum will be promoting this region to the world.
You’ve got to be in it to win it so book your tickets now!
cloudland.eventbrite.com.au

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Cloudland flies higher with a little help from our friends

As the organisation for Cloudland on June 3 comes together we’ve been lucky to have a lot of offers of help from the community – both inside and outside Gympie.  Here is an update on how it’s coming together and who is helping to make this event a huge success.  Thanks for having our back!

We now have tickets on sale both online and at A Beautiful You Hair and Make-Up Salon in Goldfields Plaza.  If you prefer not to shop online then drop into the salon and pick yours up now.

Linda from Suncoast Limes is going to bring her new drink Scurvy Dog and hand out FREE TASTINGS during the evening so now you get even more bang for your buck.

Our number one fans the artisans of the Friends of the Gallery quARTz HuB will be running a bar with beer and wine after the sun goes down for those of you who work up a bit of a thirst while enjoying the bands.

The Gympie Cooloola Rotary Club has offered to lend a hand on the night so please give them a pat on the back as they bring around your canapes.

Have you seen the Cloudmobile driving around town?  Thanks to Jarrod at Trademark Signs we have a sign in the back window of the 1969 Daimler advertising the event.

Hell Town Hotrods have donated the use of their fabulous F250 tow truck to use as a stage.

If you’ve seen the flyers we’ve been dropping around town then you’ve seen the quality work that Gympie Printing has done on them.  They also have the dubious honour of sharing a building with us and are probably the best neighbours we could ask for!

None of this would have been possible without the support of Gympie Regional Council.  When I went to them with the idea to close the carpark in Nash St for an evening the response from everyone there was ‘That’s a great idea!’

Don’t forget that this is our one big push for fundraising this year so we can get up and running for the Christmas school holidays.  Get your tickets now at Eventbrite

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Cloudland, Gympie’s first rooftop cocktail bar event

Our first major fundraiser is scheduled for June 3 and will be a rooftop cocktail party featuring live music from Sista Lee and The Strangest Dreamers.  $50 will get you entry to the concert, 3 cocktails and canapes.  The evening will kick off at 4pm in time for sunset and go through until 8pm in time to move on to dinner.  Tickets available at cloudland.eventbrite.com.au

If you can’t make it then please consider making a donation on the ticketing website anyway.  If every ratepayer in Gympie donated just $1 we could open tomorrow!

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RIP Morbid Anatomy Museum: It takes a village

Sad news from New York today that the Morbid Anatomy Museum isn’t going to make it. After 2+ years of blood, sweat and tears they have decided to close their doors . It made me realise that if Gympie wants our museum to succeed then you are really going to have to get behind us. If you want a world class facility full of tourists, scientists, students, teachers, artists and tradespeople you are going to have to support us. If you want a community hub that provides jobs and income that will bypass-proof this town of ours then you are going to have to show up to events, talk about it to everyone you know, make suggestions, promote it and – most of all – love it. Because it takes a village to bring up a museum and you’re my village. We’ll give you 200% and we’ll make you proud but we really can’t do it without you.

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RIP MORBID ANATOMY MUSEUM We regret very much to inform you that the Morbid Anatomy Museum has ceased operations. We are incredibly grateful to the many people–including presenters, enthusiasts, teachers, visitors, contributors, collectors, donors, board members and more–who made up this wonderful community dedicated to the celebration of artifacts, histories and ideas that fall between the cracks of high and low culture. We look forward to seeing how our many friends and collaborators will continue to explore their interests now that the Museum has closed. Over the past two and a half years, we have worked hard to create a museum unlike any other, and to support a community that values our distinctive exhibitions, lecture series, and workshops. We are proud of the unique, award winning and critically acclaimed work we have done. Good press, however–as we have learned–does not pay the rent. Our institution was made possible by an incredible investment from our co-founder and a dedicated group of early supporters, but we were sadly unable to develop the broad support from our audience and from grants, gifts, and other sponsorship that is necessary for sustainability. So again, many, many thanks to all of you–our friends, collaborators, and stakeholders–for believing in us, and for your support of so many kinds. We don’t yet know what comes next, but we’ll look forward to seeing you on the other side of this. Love, The Team at Morbid Anatomy

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