Toowoomba Events Listings
A Conversation with the Past
Be a curator for a day! Share your thoughts and opinions and write your own captions for the images in Cobb+Co Museum's new photographic exhibition, A conversation with the past
A conversation with the past is the second exhibition from Queensland Museum's collection of glass plate negatives by former Ipswich coachbuilder A. E. (Bert) Roberts.
The Queensland Museum holds more than 1000 glass plate negatives and prints taken by Bert Roberts and the A Conversation from the Past exhibition will feature more than 40 photographs from this amazing collection.
The images in the exhibition range from historic events such as a visit to Ipswich by the then Prime Minister Sir George Reid to more ordinary activities like a young child playing their piano.
Thanks to Toowoomba Regional Council, entry is free to all residents of the Toowoomba Region.
Angus Youth National Roundup
The Angus Youth National Roundup is one of the premier events for young beef cattle enthusiasts in Australia. The next Angus Youth National Roundup will be held in Toowoomba.
The Roundup program includes a series of competitions, educational sessions and fun activities over three days in January each year. The event is open to experienced and novice competitors alike, aged between 8 and 25 years. The Roundup is unique in that they provide animals to those participants that can not bring their own. This ensures that as many people as possible have the opportunity to get involved with the event and the great learning environment it promotes. A huge range of prizes and scholarships are also awarded at the Roundup each year.
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop - Barbecue Tools
The fire, sparks, heat and noise of blacksmithing has attracted and entranced people for centuries. Cobb+Co Museum have an Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop where you will make your own fire side or barbecue tools. You need to have completed a Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop to enrol in this workshop. You will receive meals, material and expert instruction.
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
If you have ever wanted to try your hand at turning steel into beautiful and functional items then come and participate in a Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop at Cobb+Co Museum. Cost includes expert instruction, all materials and morning and afternoon tea and lunch. Their blacksmithing workshops are conducted by former Australian Champion blacksmith and farrier.
Blacksmithing One Day Taster - Pot Plant Hanger
Impress your guests with your talent, when they see your hand made pot plant hanger that you made yourself at Cobb and Co museum. Their one day beginners blacksmithing workshop includes all materials and meals and expert instruction from their former Australian Champion blacksmith and farrier, Terry Drennan. Other workshops range from making a letter opener and tools to a coffee table and Damascus knife.
Bush Christmas Exhibition
One of a kind Christmas presents create one of a kind Christmas memories. So if it is the perfect handmade present, a mouth watering gift or some unique stocking stuffers you are after this Christmas, then the 17th annual Bush Christmas Exhibition is the place to be.
More than 110 rural and remote artisans are starring at the annual gallery-style gift exhibition in Toowoomba.
With everything from quality leather goods, beautiful books and body products to exquisite jewellery, exclusive homewares and works of art, there is something for everyone. For the gourmet lover, there will be a multitude of mouth watering goodies on offer including handmade biscuits, jams and puddings for the sweet tooth, while those who savour the savoury will fall in love with the tastes of the dressings, spices and teas.
Calligraphy Workshop - Christmas Cards
Create hand made cards that you will be proud to send around the world and are sure to be treasured for years. In this calligraphy workshop you will make heartfelt cards for Christmas using card making techniques including the ancient art of Calligraphy. The cost includes all meals and materials.
Much art making depends on mark making or the placement of an object or sculpture within a given area. By making art by cutting, the artists removes or destroys to create, and this void defines and creates the art itself. It has creative and slightly poetic parallel with the 'Big Bang'.
Despite or perhaps deliberately in spite of cut paper works being often relegated to being craft or folk arts as done by women these artists use this methods to engage in the contemporary visual arts.
They may informed by their femininity, family or cultural backgrounds but they are keen not to be defined as artists by these identities but to engage in a broader dialogue.
'The cut' defines and comments on areas and spaces within a range of spheres including the conceptual, the physical, the personal, language, identity and decoration.
Exhibition Preview 5.00pm, Tuesday 16 July.
Down the Rabbit Hole
A two-part, collaborative exhibition predominately focusing on Honours and Postgraduate students from QCA, Griffith University and University of Southern Queensland.
The exhibition showcases the works of emerging artists who explore the use of visual narratives as a form of critical inquiry into contemporary local, national and international debates.
Each artist tells their own story by visually navigating the viewer through metaphorical, symbolic or mythical realms.
These visual stories blur boundaries between fact and fiction, luring the viewer down the rabbit hole.
This exhibition will be officially opened on Tuesday 3 September at 5pm in the USQ Arts Gallery.
Drawn to India
USQ welcomes this year's Artist-in-Residence, Kamal Swami, an Indian artist based in Jaisalmere, Rajasthan who paints in the traditional miniature style.
His painting style has evolved from sources of Mughal and Persian influences together with local Mewar traditions resulting in the unique body of work represented in this exhibition.
The exhibition will feature miniature works on paper and canvas by Kamal in collaboration with local artist Catherine Parker, as well as selected works by Australian artists who have visited India and Kamal's studio through the Drawn to India Arts Tours.
Official Opening 5.00pm, Tuesday 16 April.
Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival
Firmly established as one of the flagship events of the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival showcases floral and artistic displays, gourmet food and wines from the region, gardening and horticultural displays and much more.
Staged over three exciting days in Upper Queens Park, the Festival serves up a veritable smorgasbord of experiences for the whole family including boutique wine and beer tasting, Farm to Plate cooking demonstrations, spectacular floral displays and workshops, gardening demonstrations, and even a Play Space just for the kids.
Soak up the sunshine with family and friends and embrace all things flower, food and wine as the Festival tempts all of your senses!
Escape from the Zoo
Escape from the Zoo is an exhibition of works by Secondary School students from across the Darling Downs and South East Queensland.
The annual art award and exhibition showcases the diverse and emerging professional approaches to art making currently being created by Year 11 and 12 students in the region, giving you the opportunity to discover the artists of tomorrow.
This will be the fourth annual year of the project which continues to attract a high calibre of emerging artists.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience
Brisbane's very own globe-trotting show is back and touring Australia, slap bang in the middle of another world tour that's taking in 20 countries, major arts festivals and an ongoing residency in London's West End. Internationally acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, it comes to Drayton following a much-praised season at Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
This pitch perfect tribute to Fawlty Towers starts as the audience waits to be seated then hurtles along for two hours of fully immersive, highly improvised and site-specific comedy theatre. With only a third of the show scripted, everything stays fresh as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up some madcap mayhem and a three-course meal - with the audience playing the part of their restaurant diners.
- 'a great night out... excellent comic timing' (artsHub, Melbourne International Comedy Festival)
- 'the cast is excellent and the laughs never-ending' (Herald Sun, Melbourne International Comedy Festival).
Make a stylish unique felted hat that will take an outfit from every day to glamorous at Cobb+Co Museum's Felting Workshop. All felting workshops are conducted by award winning textile artist, Helen Stumkat. Cost includes all meals and materials.
Felting involves taking a raw fibre of wool and turning it into a piece of fabric by agitation and water. It is believed felt was originally discovered when the nomads put wool in their sandals for comfort and after walking a long distance, it had matted to become felt.
Glass Art Workshop
Capture the light in your home through beautiful glass art you have made yourself at one of Cobb+Co Museum's Leadlighting workshops. Participants will make a decorative glass panel, using a range of coloured and textured glass. Course fee includes expert instruction, all materials and morning and afternoon tea and lunch.
Glass Art Workshop - Suncatcher
Create a one of a kind sun catcher, at one of Cobb+Co Museums Glass Art Workshops. Copper foiling is an alternative method to lead lighting where the lead is replaced with copper foil. This enables the creation of multi-facet works such as Tiffany lamps and glass boxes.
The cost of the workshop covers all materials and meals.
Grand Central Floral Parade
Now in its 64th year, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers continues to prosper, delighting visitors and residents alike in Spring. The only fresh floral parade of its kind in Australia, the Grand Central Floral Parade features floral floats, colourful characters, entertainers, local and visiting bands and other visual elements - it's a vibrant street celebration not to be missed!
In 2012, the Grand Central Floral Parade route was lined with over 100,000 spectators enjoying the colour, movement, music and fanfare surrounding over 100 Parade entrants as they participated in this unique and much loved event.
The 2013 Parade promises to be another spectacular Carnival event so join in this marvellous display of community spirit, pride and fun!
Heritage Bank Live Concert Series
Entry to the Heritage Bank Live Concert Series is included in the ticket price for the Ergon Energy Flower, Food and Wine Festival.
Leading Australian acts will take centre stage in this year's Heritage Bank Live Concert Series entertainment program, also featuring some of the regions most talented musicians and performers.
Arrive early or pre-book your tickets to avoid disappointment!
Heritage Bank Photographic Awards
Professional and amateur shutterbugs alike are encouraged to 'take a shot' at sharing more than AUD8,000 in prize money in the annual Heritage Bank Photographic Awards this year. The national competition celebrates its 25th birthday this year with a number of new features.
The option to submit entries online is available for the very first time, and entry is also free, which makes the competition more accessible to all. Competition winners will be announced on Tuesday 18 June 2013.
The top 50 images will then go on display in the exhibition at the USQ Arts Gallery.
Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship
Join them as the applicants for the Joyce Campbell Lloyd Scholarship vie for a AUD20,000 'passport' to further their music performance studies overseas. The concert brings together the crème de la crème of Queensland tertiary vocal students and recent USQ graduates.
Book now at USQ Artsworx Box Office or online.
Leathercraft Workshop - Flowers
Create spectacular flower accessories that can be used to dress up your handbag, purse or hat at one of Cobb+Co Museum's Leathercrafting Flower Workshops. Leathercrafting workshops are conducted by award-winning artisan Cherly McIntyre who is known for her refreshing and innovative approach to using leather as a medium for creating sculpture and unique fashion accessories.
Leathercraft Workshop -Handbag
Make a beautiful, individual handbag for yourself or someone special at Cobb+Co Museum's Leathercraft Workshop. Their instructor Cheryl McIntyre is known for her refreshing and innovative approach to using leather as a medium for creating sculpture and unique fashion accessories. The cost includes all materials and meals during the day.
Leatherplaiting Workshop - Belt
Make a plaited belt that is custom-made to fit you perfectly at one of Cobb+Co Museums Leatherplaiting Wokrshops. All Leatherplaiting workshops at Cobb+Co Museum are conducted by four-time Dame Mary Durack Award Winner, Bill Webb. Cost includes all materials and meals. You will learn the basics of leatherplaiting and also get a taste of the skill required and the satisfaction of creating something special yourself.
Leatherplaiting Workshop - Whip
Come have a crack at making your own plated kangaroo leather whip at one of Cobb+Co Museum's Leatherplaiting Workshops.
You will learn the basics of leatherplaiting and also get a taste of the skill required and the satisfaction of creating something special yourself.
All Leatherplaiting workshops are conducted by four-time Dame Mary Durack Award Winner, Bill Webb.
Millinery - Spring Racing
You will definitely turn heads in the unique spring straw hat you made yourself at one of Cobb+Co Museum's Millinery Workshops. After this workshop you will be hooked on making head wear that is unique and matches that special outfit perfectly. The cost includes all your meals and all materials.
After this workshop you will be hooked on making head wear that is unique and matches that special outfit perfectly. Workshops include one day tasters, spring racing hats, blocked felt hats and pillboxes. Cost includes expert instruction, all materials and morning and afternoon tea and lunch. All their millinery workshops are conducted by milliner Elaine Mergard.
Ms Garland at Twilight
Bernadette Meenach (nee Pryde) performs her one-woman-show telling the story of the little girl who took us Somewhere Over the Rainbow and grew up to be the lady who made us Get Happy.
Join Miss Judy Garland for an evening of mouth-watering stories from the topsy turvy world of show business.
This recital includes a post-show reception with the artist - light refreshments will be served.
Not Your Day Job
Not Your Day Job is an exhibition which celebrates and showcases the dynamic and varied artwork created by Visual Art teachers in Toowoomba and the Darling Downs. Many of the worlds most celebrated artists are art teachers, encouraging and passing on their artistic knowledge in aiding and developing new young emerging artists.
For many art teachers, their daily life is facilitated through two professional roles, that of giving their creative knowledge to a younger generation of emerging artists (through teaching) and producing and exhibiting their own individual artwork.
Official Opening 5.00pm Tuesday 13 August.
O Brave New World Exhibition
O Brave New World Exhibition is an exhibition exploring the relationship between staged theatre and open spaces, spectatorship and engagement, old texts and contemporary life and celebrating the past decade of the University of Southern Queensland's Shakespeare in the Park Festival (2004-2013).
This event is part of the 2013 USQ Shakespeare in the Park Festival program.
Come and enjoy an experience for all the senses with Parkland Entertainment. All their most favourite parks and gardens will have a line-up of their top local talent for everyone to enjoy. They have got everything covered from rock and roll to country, jazz, blues, folk, funk, soul and big brass sounds. For the culture vultures among them, Celtic harp adds a tranquil touch of class, while Latin, Calypso and Cabaret fire things up with rhythm and flare. It will be true entertainment you won't want to miss out on.
Queensland Day - Toowoomba
6 June is celebrated by Queenslanders as the day when the new colony of Queensland was established. Toowoomba's Queensland Day Celebrations will have various foods supplied such as hot spuds, soup, fairy floss and a sausage sizzle. Accompanied by live entertainment from 10am. There will also be activities for the kids including a jumping castle, land train and many more.
So come along and join in the celebrations of Queensland Day.
Sandstone Sculpture Advanced Workshop
Welcome people to your home or garden with sandstone carving you have made yourself at one of Cobb+Co Museum's Sandstone Sculpture Workshops. Their Sandstone Sculpture Workshops are conducted by local award winning stonemason Daniel Gill. Cost includes all meals and materials. Learn the basics of stonemasonry including the proper use of tools and create a sculpture of your own design
Sandstone Sculpture Beginners
Welcome people to your home or garden with sandstone carving you have made yourself at one of Cobb+Co Museum's Sandstone Sculpture Workshops. Their sandstone sculpture Beginners workshop includes all material and meals, with expert advice and help from local award winning stonemason Daniel Gill. Learn the basics of stonemasonry including the proper use of tools and create a sculpture of your own design
Turn rough stone into a beautiful piece of sandstone sculpture for your home with expert sculptor Daniel Gill in this two-day workshop. Daniel has more than 15 years experience as a stonemason and will guide you in creating your own tile, plaque or stepping stone for your home and garden.
Science in the Pub, Toowoomba
Science in the Pub comes to Toowoomba. Meet Derek Muller from ABC's Catalyst. Everyone is welcome to meet the scientists and have your say and ask your questions. ABC Radio, University of Southern Queensland and UQ's AIBN present this event where you can come along for a drink and a chat with young researchers from south east Queensland.
Meet two young scientists, Amanda Pearce and Natalie Connors, whose research work is figuring out new ways to fight diseases such as cancer and influenza.
It's a free event, no bookings needed, just turn up! Under 18s can come along with a parent.
Learn something new in a casual easy-going atmosphere and meet some scientists working in your part of the world.
Shakespeare in the Park Festival
Shakespeare Alfresco! Experience the thrill of live performance in the great outdoors at the University of Southern Queensland's annual Shakespeare in the Park Festival.
Attracting in excess of 50,000 theatre-goers since its inception in 2004, the Festival continues to grow and evolve each year.
The tenth annual season will feature Shakespeare's uplifting tale of reconciliation and forgiveness - The Winter's Tale played out on the stunning open-air stage on the University's front lawn. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and settle in for an unforgettable night of theatre in the park.
Other events on the Festival program include the popular school and community project, 'To Glee or Not to Glee'; Shakespeare on Screen; a Twilight Shakespeare Talk; touring workshops; and a retrospective exhibition of the Festival.
Shakespeare on Screen
Enjoy a double-bill of Shakespeare-inspired films on the big screen in the University's Allison Dickson Theatre. Stay tuned for the announcement of the movies! There will be an intermission between the two films - with tea, coffee and snacks available from the Candy Bar.
This event is part of the 2013 USQ Shakespeare in the Park Festival.
With everything to tempt even the most avid thrill seeker at Sideshow Alley, dare to take on the latest rides, load up with your favourite showbags and pitch your skills against the odds to take out a top shelf prize at any of the many amusement stalls. Get excited for a show stopping performance by several of Australia's most acclaimed entertainers... to be announced!
Silversmithing Beginners Workshop with Daniel Cox
You will be amazed at the quality and range of unique silver jewellery you can make yourself at one of Cobb+Co Museum's Silversmithing Workshops. Your Instructor Daniel Cox specialises in handcrafted jewellery. He enjoys working with clients and students to create pieces full of meaning that no one else will have. Cost includes meals, plus the cost of the silver which depends on the projects you make (approximately AUD50 per item).
Silversmithing One Day Taster - Three Rings
Using basic techniques such as soldering and sawing, you can create your own stack of three rings in Cobb+Co Museum one day Silversmithing Workshop. Cost does not include the cost of silver (approximately AUD50 per item) and all meals are included. The workshops are conducted by Brisbane-based silversmith, Daniel Cox who specialises in handcrafted jewellery.
Recycle old jewellery and everyday items to create unique new pieces at one of Cobb+Co Museum's special Silversmthing Workshops. Their tutor, Daniel Cox, has conducted workshops throughout Queensland and has exhibited his work across Australia and internationally. Cost includes all meals. Additional cost of the silver which depends on the projects you make (approximately AUD50 per item).
Stick Furniture Beginners Workshop
All your visitors will be talking about the chair or stool you created at one of Cobb+Co Museum's stick furniture workshops. This workshop will introduce you to suitable timbers for basic chair and stool making; the tools and techniques to work the materials; and options for design of your own pieces. Cost for this includes expert instruction, all materials and morning and afternoon tea and lunch.
The Mummy Tree Markets - Toowoomba
The Mummy Tree Markets are held quarterly at the Toowoomba showgrounds. Not just a market but an event! The Mummy Tree Markets provide quality, unique products and services including handmade items as well as products that have been carefully sourced and selected by stallholders...all under one roof. It is a fun day out for everyone with a family friendly atmosphere, including free entry, entertainment and free craft activities for children, as well as gourmet food and coffee alongside the fabulous and unique products that so many stallholders have to offer.
The Winters Tale
The tenth annual USQ Shakespeare in the Park Festival will present a season of Shakespeare's romantic fairytale masterpiece, The Winter's Tale. In an era when fantasy and extremes of human malady are the substance of our fascinations, The Winter's Tale is the perfect story for today.
Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket and settle in for an uplifting tale of reconciliation and forgiveness played out in the Festival's stunning open-air stage.
Three Day Blacksmithing Workshop
Come watch the experienced Blacksmith students in this three day workshop. They have already completed the beginners and advanced blacksmith workshop at Cobb and Co and now go on to create a decorative wall feature or garden screen. Other Blacksmithing project workshops being held this year include door knocker and knife making.
To Glee or Not to Glee
School and community groups from across the region will come together for one night only to celebrate and share their love of song and dance - in front of a massive outdoor crowd!
Using The Winter's Tale as a leaping off point, each group will build their own story around themes from the play and, in a breathtaking display of song and dance, present one of the growing highlights of the annual Shakespeare in the Park Festival.
Don't miss the chance to see what your friends and family can do on the big stage. Get your Glee on South East Queensland!
This event is part of the 2013 USQ Shakespeare in the Park Festival.
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is the leading floral and horticultural event in Australia and is held annually in September attracting up to 125,000 visitors. The Carnival incorporates over 90 activities and events throughout the community ranging from home gardening, live music, flowers, food and wine, making the 10 day festival a true celebration of all things spring. Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers highlights the best the Garden City has to offer and showcases the region's true community spirit.
Toowoomba Cycle Fest
Toowoomba and the Darling Downs is fast gaining a reputation as a 'cycling hub' for Queensland. On the back of hosting the FKG Tour of Toowoomba, the only Subaru National Road Series event to be staged in Queensland, the profile of the region as a cycling destination is really starting to 'get a roll on'.
The Toowoomba Cycle Fest brings together a number of cycling and community events including charity rides, a corporate luncheon, road races, BMX, mountain biking and a family festival. This week long festival will ensure the cycling spotlight is well and truly fixed on Toowoomba and the Darling Downs for a week of activity and excitement for the whole family.
All roads and cycle paths lead to Toowoomba for the Toowoomba Cycle Fest so "get out and ride"!
Twilight Archaeology Talk
Toowoomba's resident archaeologists, Professor Bryce Barker and Dr Lara Lamb speak about their most recent 'digs' and discoveries.
Lecturers in Anthropology at USQ, the duo have worked on a range of ground-breaking projects including most recently, the Narwala Gabarnmang site in remote Northern Territory, where they uncovered the oldest rock art discovered in Australia.
Their archaeological adventures have also led to extensive work on pre-European Aboriginal archaeology in the Whitsunday/Bowen region; to Papua New Guinea looking at the antiquity, origins and extent of the pottery trade along the coast; and local sites at the Eagles Nest Depression camp in Redwood Park, the old Toowoomba jail and the Ballard Cottage ruin.
This talk includes a post-show reception with the speakers - light refreshments will be served.
Twilight Guitar Recital
Five years ago, Mark Sholtez created history becoming the first Australian signed to prestigious American jazz label Verve.
Since then, his albums and songs have topped the ARIA Jazz and Blues charts and Mark has been seen touring with Diana Krall, George Benson, Jamie Cullum and Sting.
In this special Twilight performance, Mark will be joined by fellow guitarist and frequent collaborator, Bruce Woodward in a celebration of contemporary song, re-imagined for acoustic guitars.
Bruce is a graduate of the Western Australian and Queensland Conservatories and is renowned for his distinctive playing and unique voice on the guitar.
This recital includes a post-show reception with the artists - light refreshments will be served.
Twilight Piano Recital
Incredibly talented Filipino-American pianist, Jovanni-Rey de Pedro will visit Australia to perform a program of works by Bach, Brahms and Gulda. A masterful pianist with an impressive technique, Jovanni has studied throughout Europe and America and has performed in concert venues in Asia, across North America and Europe.
He holds degrees from the Vienna Conservatory, Trinity College of Music in London and a doctorate in piano pedagogy and performance from the University of Michigan.
Jovanni is co-founder and advisor of the national MTNA Piano Pedagogy Symposium and is currently a professor of piano at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi.
This recital includes a post-show reception with the artist - light refreshments will be served.
Twilight Shakespeare Talk
Have ever wondered what Shakespeare was on about and how it relates to you? Well, here's your chance to hear some insights from a panel of experts about one of his most weird and wonderful works - The Winter's Tale.
The talk will approach the play from different, illuminating points of view: the scholars who investigates historical contexts, sources and current academic debate and the director, who is tasked with interpreting a four hundred year old play according to contemporary aesthetic and sensibilities.
Join them for an evening of engaging, challenging and creative thinking about the work of the most famous writer in the English language.
This event is part of the USQ Shakespeare in the Park Festival.
Twilight Strings Recital
Brisbane-based, Tulipwood String Quartet visits the Garden City to perform sublime snippets of great music to soothe your soul - from Ravel's classic Pizzicato to Etta James' time honoured cover At Last.
Their experiences as musicians range from membership/performances with Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Collusion Music, Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Camerata of St John's and Queensland Symphony Orchestra.
They are a regular string quartet for Katie Noonan and appeared at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival with her and CIRCA in 2012. Their musical programming is sure to leave you wanting more!
This recital includes a post-show reception with the artists - light refreshments will be served.
USQ McGregor Spring School
Enjoy a four-day weekend of creativity at the inaugural Spring School.
Six classes will be on offer at the USQ Toowoomba campus coinciding with the Garden City's annual Carnival of Flowers celebrations.
Enrolments for Spring School will open on 1 June 2013. Classes include Acrylics (abstract), Acrylics (the traditional landscape), Water (and three) Colours, Leather Flower Making, Cake Decorating Foundations and Metal Clay Jewellery.
USQ McGregor Summer School
The 46th annual USQ McGregor Summer School offers ten days of visual, creative and performing arts workshops with renowned tutors. Widely regarded as one of the nation's leading arts retreats, the school offers classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, furniture and woodcarving, jewellery making, textiles, music and digital photography - just to name a few!
USQ McGregor Winter School
USQ's annual Winter arts retreat provides an intimate and creative atmosphere for artists of all skill levels to learn and create their very own masterpieces alongside renowned tutors from across the nation.
Classes on offer include Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Ceramics, Upholstery, Hand Forging, Jewellery Making, Millinery and Digital Photography.
Your Song, My Way
Come celebrate the skill and creativity of USQ's music students and staff as they perform original songs and unique arrangements of popular songs by others.
The concert will feature various vocal and instrumental ensembles performing arrangements of original songs composed by other students from USQ's music practice and song writing courses. The production aims to showcase not only our students' performance skills, but to inspire them to be innovative in their arrangements and interpretations of new material.
Also on the program will be guest appearances by USQ School of Creative Arts lecturers, Melissa Forbes (voice), Bruce Woodward (guitar) and Alison Riethmuller (piano).
Enjoy creative mash-ups and covers combining song, keyboard, guitar and rockbox.
Vibrant modern-day music - all live, acoustic and unedited!