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Grave Rubbing Workshop in Gympie Cemetery with Joolie Gibbs

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.

Bookings essential

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. 

rubbing of a grave from 1908
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Events postponed because if it’s flooded, forget it!

Sorry music fans. We’ve decided to call off 8 January’s Live on the Lawn because of the weather. Even if it stops raining there’s nowhere dry enough to sit and relax 😥 We’ve got plans to do it later in the month though so hang in there. Save the date 22 January 4-6pm!

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!!

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Gyotaku fish printing with Nicola Tizzard

gyotaku art workshop at gympie bone museum

Explore the ancient traditional technique of Gyotaku fish printing.

Learn how to display your catch or ours using ink on fine Japanese fibre paper. We learn how to make the print, then colour the print with pencil or watercolours to bring your fish alive creatively.

The workshop will provide you with a quality print ready to frame.

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 printing experience on the 6thJanuary.

Thursday 6 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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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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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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AuRUM Festival kicks off with How To Tour An Exhibition with Trudie Leigo

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AuRUM Festival is kicking off on November 27 and 28 with a workshop on How To Tour An Exhibition presented by professional curator Trudie Leigo.

Have you ever wanted to pack up your artwork or collection and send it out into the world but didn’t know where to start?

Then we have the perfect workshop for you!

Trudie Leigo, professional curator, will deliver two days of practical hands-on help in assessing your exhibition and pitching it to venues, scheduling tours, the nuts and bolts of getting your show on the road and developing resources like media kits and education kits to really show off your work to its best advantage.

With a background in media with ABC radio, Trudie can advise on getting your press releases noticed and getting those all important eyes and ears on your work for maximum advantage in the press.

trudie leigo curator

With a background in media with ABC radio, Trudie can advise on getting your press releases noticed and getting those all important eyes and ears on your work for maximum advantage in the press.

Practical Tips and Tricks from Trudie Leigo

Using the collection at Gympie Bone Museum this two day workshop will include practical tips and tricks on packing your work securely, transporting it and making sure it is set up properly at the other end.

Trudie Leigo, professional curator and journalist, will deliver two days of practical hands-on help in how to tour an exhibition and:
• Have an understanding that touring projects are scaleable and can be targeted at different types of venues.
• Have an understanding of the work involved and the steps that need to take place to successfully complete a touring project.
• Have a list of industry resources and contacts to help them with future projects.

There’s no better time to tour your work

With the current boom in regional and rural tourism there is no better time to consider touring your work to galleries and museums around the country. Feature exhibitions are big drawcards to cultural institutions and another reason for tourists and locals to visit again and again.

This workshop will also deliver great advice to professionals working in those cultural institutions on how to source and market touring exhibitions to your best advantage. It is vitally important that GLAM professionals and creatives are on the same page working towards a common goal for the best chance at success together. You never know, you may discover your next big event right here in the room with you.

Places are strictly limited to 12 so you will have plenty of time for questions and one-on-one time with Trudie.

Participants will need to be computer literate and be able to use Microsoft Office, the internet, email and social media.

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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AuRUM Festival is on this Summer

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Gympie Bone Museum is proud to present the AuRUM Festival this summer 2021-2022.

Featuring a series of science , art, history and music events at the museum and around town this will be a laid back series of workshops and events over the summer school holidays.

The festival kicks of with a workshop on 27 & 28 November on How To Tour Your Exhibition presented by Trudie Leigo. Register now!

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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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.