Summer fun at Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery

Summer fun at Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery

Published: 13th January 2020

Looking for something creative, fun and different to do?

The Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery has plenty on offer for all ages over the summer holidays. Now on display is USE, a touring exhibition by the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland Inc. USE features finely crafted jewellery and small objects. The exhibition explores materials and how tools can be used to transform a material into something new.

USE curator Lisa Bryan-Brown is travelling to the gallery along with artist Helen Bird to share their knowledge with the local community. Come along on Friday 17 January from 5:30pm to meet Lisa and Helen, Helen will also host a special ‘Drawing Machines’ workshop for kids on Saturday 18 January (bookings essential).

Also on display is House by Erin Dunne which explores houses and their personal and symbolic significance; you’ll spot quintessential Queensland houses and country backyards.

The exhibition bridges Dunne’s experience as both an artist and art educator to present an immersive exhibition with a focus on audience participation and collaboration. A range of free- self guided activities are on offer including contributing to a collaborative sprinkler sticker wall or make your own paper house. These activities are available during gallery operating hours.

USE and House continue to Friday 24 January 2020.

Public Programs & Events

Gallery Gathering: Meet the Curator Lisa Bryan-Brown, Meet Artist Helen Bird

Friday 17 January 2020



Light refreshments provided

Drawing Machines Workshop for Kids with Helen Bird

Saturday 18 January 2020

9:00am – 12:00pm

Ages: 6-12 years

Cost: $10/person (bookings essential)

House: Self-guided Art Activities
Daily until 24 January (during gallery operating hours)
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday 18 January 10:00am – 12:00pm
Ages: 5+
Cost: Free