Join us for this Grave Rubbing workshop with Joolie Gibbs in the Gympie Cemetery. Have you ever wanted to learn the gentle art of preserving the past through grave rubbing? This workshop will put history on the page and send you home with a piece of artwork to treasure and enjoy.
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.
In this workshop she will teach you how to take grave rubbings from historical stones with all the care and attention they deserve. Preserve the beautiful work of the old stonemasons without causing any damage or degradation. Keep a piece of Gympie in your home and help the people of the past be remembered with dignity, respect and beauty.
Bring a picnic or pre-order snacks and drinks. After the workshop we’ll sit under the trees and have a picnic while we chat with Joolie about her work carving gravestones in New Zealand and her artistic career.
Time 8.00am for an 8.30am start
Free parking – meet at the carpark near the workshop in the cemetery off Corella Rd
Bring a hat and water. We’ll work in the shade as much as possible but it is January so be prepared for hot weather. We will be sitting on the ground so you may wish to bring a mat or a pillow to sit on
Bookings essential. If the weather turns stormy the workshop will be postponed.
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.
Special thanks to the Gympie Cemetery Trust for supporting this project.