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Gympie Bone Museum guest stars at Gympie Regional Gallery

One of the best things about Gympie is the way community comes together. We’ve always said we are looking for a hand up not a hand out so it’s wonderful to receive an invitation from Gympie Regional Gallery to deliver activities as part of their Holiday Fun series.

We’re proud to present 3 artistic twists on our regular workshops to be delivered by Daniel at the Gallery on Tuesday 21 January.

5 KINDS OF BONES with a twist = Bone Mandalas! Did you know that all animal bones can be sorted and classified into just five categories? Learn more about bones then use their shapes to make fabulous mandalas. For children 6 years and older. 10.00 am to 11.00 am 21 January $6 per person

MEET THE FLESH EATING BEETLES with a twist = paint the beetles on your arms! Check out our amazing beetle specimens in a tank and watch their behaviour. Learn their lifecycle and ask Daniel all your creepy crawly questions. Freak out your family – use face paints to create some little beetles running up your arm! For children 6 years and older. 11.30 am to 12.30 pm 21 January. $6 per person

MAGNIFY YOUR WORLD with a twist = become a crazy cross between an artist and a scientist! Discover what everyday objects look like up close with our microscopes and magnifiers. Bring some objects from home to check out i.e. feathers, leaves, sticks and just about anything small. You can also check out your clothes, your skin, your hair and even your ears! Make some drawings of your discoveries! For children 6 years and older. 1.30 pm to 2.30pm 21 January. $6 per person

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It’s A Skin Thing workshop Saturday 12 May 2018

Register now for our free It’s a Skin Thing workshop on Saturday 12 May 2018.

We need lots of small bones for a crowd built public art piece that will be built in the museum in June.  The museum has been listed on the Gympie Regional Gallery Studio Art Trail this year and we want all our visitors to be a part of a new exhibit.

To get enough bones ready in time for the project we need a few extra hands.  This is a good opportunity to run a free skinning workshop and get it done quickly.

We’ll be skinning small, introduced species like toads and mice which have all been humanely sourced and euthanased.  All materials including gloves will be provided.  This workshop is not for the faint hearted!

Tea, coffee, cold drinks and afternoon tea will be provided.

This workshop will run from 1pm – 5pm Saturday 12 May 2018.  Numbers are strictly limited to just 12 places.  Please note this event will not be held in the museum but will be held in our workshop nearby.  Address details will be provided to participants the day before the event.

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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

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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.