ART CHAT: Chat about art at the Gympie Regional Gallery in a fun and informative setting at the next art chat on June 17.
ART CHAT: Chat about art at the Gympie Regional Gallery in a fun and informative setting at the next art chat on June 17.

Explore, create or simply enjoy your gallery

LOOKING to try something new?

Check out the exhibitions on view at the Gympie Regional Gallery, try your hand at life drawing, learn Coptic book binding or explore the natural world in collage.

There is always something happening at the Gympie Regional Gallery.

Activities for this month include:

  • Untutored Life Drawing Class - Hone your drawing skills whilst drawing a live model and all while making new friends. Next session is Thursday, June 6, 5.30pm-7.30pm, at the Gallery. The cost is $15.
  • Join a Coptic Book Binding Workshop at the Gallery on Saturday, June 10 from 9.30am-3pm. The workshop costs $40 ($35 Friends of the Gallery members).
  • Explore the natural world at a Collaborative Collage Workshop where you will explore collage and monoprints on Fridayand Saturday, June 16 and 17. This workshop will cost $140 for both days.

Learn Coptic book binding at the Gympie Regional Gallery on Saturday, June 10.
BOOK BINDING: Learn Coptic book binding at the Gympie Regional Gallery on Saturday, June 10. Paul Michael Hughes


CURRENTLY on view is an exhibition titled Held-back by Carina Shaw.

The exhibit is a personal reflection of her perceptions of feeling held back by a chronic disease. Carina uses symbols and Shibari - an ancient form of Japanese rope to represent her experiences.

The gallery is also hosting two other exhibitions this month.

Points of Inflection, displays artist books and printmaking by staff and post graduate students from Queensland College of Art. Also featuring this month are entries to the G150 Heritage Art Competition. All exhibitions are on view until Saturday, June 17.

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EXPERIENCE the creative spaces of local artists and artisans on the 2017 Gympie Region Studio Trails.

Local artists are opening their studios and invite you to delve into their inner sanctum and be inspired.

The Gympie region has a thriving artistic community with many award winning artists and this is your opportunity to explore their creative spaces.

The Studio Trails booklet features studios of over 20 local artists that are open to the public from 10am-4pm over following weekends during June and July:

  • June 10-11: Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove.
  • June 17-18: Northern Gympie, Kilkivan and Goomeri.
  • June 24-25 June: Gympie and surrounds.
  • July 1-2: Mary Valley to the west.

Pick up your copy of the 2017 Studio Trails booklet today from the Gympie Regional Gallery or from various outlets across the region. Also available online at:

Get on board the Trailblazer bus and relax while you enjoy the ride. Contact the Friends at to reserve your seat.


THE next Art Chat is on Saturday, June 17 at 1pm at the Gympie Regional Gallery.

Art Chat is a relaxed and informal way of talking about art on different topics and levels - academic and inspirational, as well as simply getting together.

Please bring along a plate of finger food to share with everyone.


PUBLIC Art comes in many forms, sizes and concepts and this forum will dispel a few myths, create some challenges, help you to understand why you should include it in your art practice, but above all look to the future of public art for the Gympie Region.

The forum will be held on Monday, June 12 from 8.30am-3.30pm in the Fossickers Room, Gympie Civic Centre, 32 Mellor St, and will bring together public artists, arts academia, policy makers, cultural workers, community members and interested stakeholders.

It will explore shared experiences regarding what public art means to individuals and communities and it will discuss the how, what, when, where and why of successful public artworks.

The forum will focus on Gympie Regional Councils Public Art Management Plan, funding and the future of public art projects in the Gympie region.

Successful public artists will share notes on how to prepare a public art brief and will also share stories and inspiration.

Hear from experienced public artists Glen Manning, Russell Anderson, Richard Newport, James Muller and senior public art manager Craig Flood from Creative Move.