Art News

All of the happenings in the Cherbourg Art scene.


2016 Reconciliation Fun Run – a great success!

Our third Reconciliation Fun Run was a great success – a day of building bridges, having fun and healthy living. Over 450 runners registered. It was a great crowd – locals from Cherbourg, Murgon, various celebrities, Mayor Arnold Murray from Cherbourg, Keith Campbell from the South Burnett and Kathy   → View item

Laurie Nilsen runs art workshop in Cherbourg

The Cherbourg Yidding artists were fortunate to be able to participate in a wonderful workshop run by well-known Indigenous artists Laurie Nilsen. Laurie is from Manadandanji country. He trained in graphic arts and uses drawing, painting and sculpture as a medium. His works often feature barbed wire   → View item

Many Threads workshops for young girls

During the Easter Holidays we held a two day yarning and craft workshop for young girls which was called “Trash to Fashion”. The workshop was about self esteem, reflecting on feelings and needs and getting creative! Elders who who had sewing skills, were on hand to help the girls learn t   → View item

“Cherbourg That is my home” art exhibition

The Cherbourg Yidding Artists had an wonderful art exhibition opening at the Gympie Regional Gallery on the 7 Match. They exhibited their latest contemporary artworks which had grown from a variety of art workshops that were held at the Ration Shed Museum over the past year. It was a wonderful day a   → View item

Many Threads – Deadly Pink Ribbon Event

The Many Threads group has been running for two years. There is a core group of 15 women that meet in the Boys Dormitory every Wednesday to yarn, sew and connect with each other. The IAS and the Barambah Medical Centre fund workshop activities and most of the materials and equipment but the women al   → View item

“Many Threads” Women’s Workshop

Over 20 people attended a two-day Women’s workshop run by the Ration Shed . The “Many Threads” workshops was about connection, friendship, creativity and healing – a safe space where women could meet, talk and make something creative. These workshops promote connection and me   → View item

Gordon Hookey mixes it at the Ration Shed!

There is so much great talent in Cherbourg and it was wonderful to see it being nurtured by, well-known Indigenous artist Gordon Hookey.  He ran a two-day art workshop for local artists at the Ration Shed Museum. Gordon has exhibited his artwork globally and is originally from Cloncurry and is now b   → View item

“Many Threads Exhibition opens on International Women’s Day

We opened our “Many Threads” Exhibition on International Women’s Day and what a great day it was. It was good to see so many wonderful women dressed in purple and other rainbow colours. Our guests were served a high tea by some of our “white maids!” Some of the maids joked about being exploited.  It   → View item

Contemporary Artwork with Judy Watson

Judy Watson ran a 2-day contemporary art workshop for local artists. It was a small, intense workshop and some great pieces of art were created. At this workshop artists made various experimental backgrounds, on which they overlaid kitchen utensils and other objects. These objects were collected fro   → View item

Visit the Cherbourg Memory Project

Our Cherbourg Memory web app allows you to browse our archive of photos and videos as well as discovering aboriginal history in South East Qld with our Decade by Decade and Theme timeline apps. » View now