UPDATE: It’s raining cats and dogs skeletons out there! ⛈️☔ Weather warnings and flood warnings have told us it’s time to postpone this event. Sorry for the short notice but we tried our best to run it on schedule. Joolie has POSTPONED this walking tour to 22 January. We’ll send out reminders beforehand to everyone who has registered. Stay safe out there and remember- if it’s flooded, forget it!!
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
- Saturday January 8, 8.45am for 9am start
- 1-2 hours duration
What to bring:
- comfortable walking shoes
- hat or umbrella
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.