Aboriginal Art

The North Queensland Potters Association is a voluntary organisation whose aim is to promote pottery in North Queensland and the surrounding region. It runs seminars and workshops throughout the year and the Townsville Ceramic Competition every other year. Facilities include wheels, kilns, workshop area, library and permanent collection of Australian Pottery.85 items of pottery dating from 19th century to the present with additions regularly being purchased from the ceramic competition and selected artists.
The collection celebrates the culture, arts and crafts of the indigenous people of Oceania. It concentrates on Australia, the Torres Straits, New Guinea and island Melanesia, and to a lesser extent Polynesia and Micronesia. There are also some comparative holdings from such places as Africa and Southeast Asia. The collection covers many aspects of daily life, including hunting and gathering, fishing, body adornment, trade, ceremonial, tools and weaponry.18,000 ethnographic items, 6,000 archaeological items plus 6,000 photographs and 600 historic items
Exhibits at the Chillagoe Historical Centre include a pictorial history of local smelting operations (1901-1943), large mineral samples and a detailed bottle collection, a butterfly collection, old coins and notes, old mining machinery, an entrance area paved with local marble, projectors from a local theatre, local pioneering family histories, Aboriginal and New Guinea artefacts, and old dentist's chair and cameras.Estimated 1,000 items
The Morven Historical Museum is housed in three buildings. A slab hut is used for machinery and hardware and such larger articles as an old manual wool press and stores a miscellaneous collection of old books and photographs, and local artefacts. The second building features a unique collection of finally crafted miniature buildings that were to be found in Morven in the early 1900's. Displayed in the third building is the Davey Packman working steam engine. These buildings are typical of many early Australian settlements and together depict the social history of Morven in this bygone era....
The Cooktown Museum is a museum of maritime history with a focus on Cape York/Torres Strait Islands and the surrounding regions. The museum's collection is a tribute to seafaring men who brought civilisation to the Far North. The pioneering history, the gold rush, early cyclones, early discovery, shipping and Chinese migration are just some of the themes depicted in the museum's collection.The collection consists of over 300 photographs and newspaper cuttings; 600 marine specimens including a shell collection; 11 model ships; 5 anchors; 2 gold skips; 8 canoes and other maritime memorabilia.
The museum complex comprises the main building, barn, wash house, dairy, blacksmith's shop, butcher shop, settler's slab hut with detached kitchen, goods shed, railway carriage and trike, railway station, shire office and catering facilities. Our aims are the preservation of local history, items and objects. Many facets of life are depicted during peace, war, school, recreation, music, farming, timber getting and community life.District pioneer records, photographs and early settlement of Woocoo Shire. Large collection of implements, machinery and horse drawn vehicles. Hand work of pioneer...
The Museum is derived from Britain's first social history museum. It was founded in 1934 in England and was brought to Australia after World War II. After nearly 40 years of storage, it now occupies a new building opened in 1986 near Bribie Island, 40 kilometres North of Brisbane. A fine arts and archaeology museum, the museum's collections cover the history of humankind over the last 500,000 years with original artefacts from Europe, Asia, America and Africa and limited collections from Australia. They include works of art, ceramics, glass, metalwork, textiles, sculpture and paper. Each year...
The collection was established in 1945. It comprises almost 1400 works, including paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and works on paper. The collecting focus centres primarily on contemporary Australian visual art and craft. Collection strengths include contemporary prints post - 1960 and ceramics post - 1970; contemporary Queensland art; and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art. Small thematic exhibitions drawn from the Collection are held regularly on campus. Large scale touring exhibitions are organised for showing at metropolitan and regional venues. 'Selected Australian...
The Museum was established in a Pioneer house by the owner, Ms Olive Wieland, as a children's project in 1990. A Morning Star Chapel was begun for children 12 years ago. The Museum complements the Chapel, which is in the front room of the house. It contains an antique organ, table and chair and pews. The Museum includes a range of shells, pictures, wood specimens, household items and many items used on farms from the 1920s and earlier.Original farm implements, Horse drawn plow and other horse drawn farming equipment.
The Queensland Art Gallery offers a collection of exciting art and special exhibitions from local Queensland artists to international blockbusters. Located on the Brisbane River and a short walk from the city centre, the Gallery has a permanent collection of nearly 10,000 art works. Featuring soaring sky-lit ceilings and a magnificent waterfall, the Gallery is the perfect place to let your imagination run wild. Strengths include; Australian Contemporary Art/ late twentieth century Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art/ fifteenth century European art/ twelfth century Asian art/ late...
The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre recalls those familiar features of the Australian landscape - corrugated iron roofs, water tanks, silos, wool sheds and shady verandahs. The interior features a vaulted ceiling and displays designed to reflect the wide-open spaces, colour and character of the outback landscape they celebrate.

The Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre has now proven itself to be the envisaged tourism destination. Longreach is a pivotal point on the Tropic of Capricorn, linking the Reef in the east with...
The museum building was formerly a Scared Heart Convent of the Sisters of Mercy; two story timber 15mts x 25mts, internal walls are stained with tongue and groove crow's ash (1946). Yarraman Railway Station (1913) and Arthur Brown's butcher shop (c.1920). The grounds contain a scrub/rainforest area, farm machinery, plant shade house, water wise garden and unique water tank system from convent days. The total area is 1.2 hectares.The collection started in October 1997. Yarraman Heritage Centre has a wide range of community involvement, manly because of the necessity to attract large fundings...
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery is a dynamic visual arts centre with a significant collection of north Queensland art. Housed in one of Townsville's finest heritage buildings, the gallery has an exciting and diverse program of local, national and international exhibitions with a special focus on exhibitions featuring north Queensland artists. Five exhibition display areas, including two main floor spaces, enables the gallery to have a varied exhibition program that changes regularly throughout the year. Floor talks, lectures, education programs and performances of music, theatre and dance...
Local council Art Gallery. Supporting Artists and craft people of the south Bucneil area. At any one time the gallery looks at 35 artists. The gallery conducts Workshops, Art Classes throughout the year. Also competition art from time to time.A collection building each year with many good pieces "Mary Edward Burnice - Eric Jollife - Herts Castons - David Bryce". Also ceramics and woodcarvings by David Bryce. Also the Bryce Archives (1916 - 2000).
Global Arts Link (GAL) is Ipswich's dynamic, world-class art gallery and social history museum in the city's beautifully restored, heritage listed old town hall. GAL presents a range of visual arts exhibitions with entertaining and educational interpretation. Explore Ipswich's history in the Time Machine, world-class art in the CS Energy Gallery. Entertain the kids the in the Energex Children's Gallery - Lottie's Place, meet our Indigenous inhabitants in Making Tracks or just chill out in the Seven News Global Lounge. GAL offers something for yound and old, for the art enthusiast to the...
Caloundra Regional Art Gallery is a 'Category A' non-collecting gallery, curating and hiring exhibitions of national and international calibre. The Gallery's motto is 'Excellence, Education and Equity'.
Pinnacles Gallery offers an exciting and diverse public program with a strong community focus. Visual Arts, craft, social history and educational exhibitions - both local and touring - are presented on a regular basis, together with workshops, artists' talks, performances and other activities.Pinnacles Gallery has a small collection of works focussing on people, places and perceptions of Thuringowa. The collection is predominately contemporary visual art and is comprised of paintings, prints and works on paper.
The University of South Australia Art Museum is one of a national group of university museums and galleries. The Art Museum presents original exhibitions of mostly contemporary art, craft and design, including architecture, as well as presenting touring exhibitions and conducting acquisition, publication and forum programs. The Museum works to enrich the University's educational contribution to its own student and academic communities and to strengthen the University's community role in fostering the arts.The University of South Australia Art Collection is is developed and managed through the...
The Museum is housed in a former General Store and timber yard. The collection comprises machinery, tools, clothing, photographs and household goods used by early settlers in the district. Each summer holidays an exhibition is held in the museum as an added attraction.Approximately 2,000 items
The Museum houses a collection of artefacts from all parts of Australia, as well as Papua New Guinea, collected by the late Tom McCourt.Approximately 600 items

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