Art News

All of the happenings in the Cherbourg Art scene.


Judy Watson Art Workshop a great sucess

The Ration Shed Museum held a 3-day Art workshop for local artists, run by well-known Indigenous Artist Judy Watson. We had over 20 local artists with a variety of talent and ages attending. Judy encouraged artists to experiment with different mediums and ideas. She wanted local artists to try a ran   → View item

New! – Cherbourg History Book – “On The Banks Of The Barambah”

Looking for a deadly Christmas present for someone special? Come down to the Ration Shed Museum and buy a copy of our new book, “ON THE BANKS OF THE BARAMBAH – A HISTORY OF CHERBOURG. Only $39.95. All artwork and illustrations by talented artist – Rocko Langton. Buying a copy will   → View item

Preparing for an exhibition about the lives of Domestic Workers

It is a tea towel frenzy! We’ve had a few solid “Many Threads” working days and there are a few more planned.  The final deadline to finish all tea towels is the 11th of December.  Each woman is telling one aspect of a historical story about the lives of Indigenous Domestic Workers   → View item

“Many Threads” workshop a great success!

25 women gathered at the Ration Shed Museum for a 3-day workshop. Time was spent yarning, sharing stories, laughing and crying. Over the 3 days we investigated and heard stories about Elders who lived under The ACT and were sent out to work as Domestics on white farms, cattle stations, small towns a   → View item

Cherbourg children hard at work at our various workshops

We’ve been running printing workshops for adults and children over the school holidays. Participants have been using the artworks they have produced, to enter our NAIDOC art competition. Jenny Magnussen was hired to run lino printing workshops. Come to the Yidding Artists studio to look at som   → View item

Screen Printing workshop in Yidding artists studio

A Print Making Workshop was held in the Yidding Artists studio at the Ration Shed Museum for a week. The Yidding Artist group worked closely with the Ratartat artists from Ballarat to run the workshop. Artists were taught silk screening, mono printing and body printing. Vincent Conlon and Rocko Lang   → View item

Educational Workshops for Schools

On Thursday the 9th of August, 128 year 6 students from Talara College on the Sunshine Coast came to visit the Ration Shed to learn more about Indigenous History and Culture. Along with Sally Lawrence and her team from the Department of Education, Training and Employment, we planned and organised 5   → View item

Enter our Ration Shed Museum NAIDOC Art competition

THE RATION SHED MUSEUM INVITES YOU TO ENTER OUR: NAIDOC ART COMPETITION     All welcome to enter – Prizes of $250 per category to be won for the different groups Junior category (4 years to 12 years old) Youth category (13 – 18 years old) Senior category General category Our theme is: WE A   → View item

Launch of Strong Women Shadow Boxes

On Tuesday the 15th of November we had a ‘deadly’ launch of the Strong Women Shadow Boxes. An exhibition space was created in a room in the Boys Dormitory. Curator Carol Low and designer Peter Trail and all 19 participants put an enormous amount of effort into making the exhibition so special. Peopl   → 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