Art News

All of the happenings in the Cherbourg Art scene.


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

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

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