Gympie Regional Council’s arts and culture program RESET Gympie is packed with events during September, bringing together an incredible assortment of handpicked talented artists from across Australia that is set to entertain and inspire audiences of all persuasions.
The program includes performances featuring music, dance, storytelling, poetry, art and culture.
During September there are multiple events taking place as part of RESET, including Creative Space and Gallery official opening, Story Vessels – ‘Boundaries’ – Lines – Between – Apart, OKA – Live and Local Music Series, Provoked – art’s response to society and Briefs Factory International Presents – Dirty Laundry.
‘Creative Space and Gallery – Opening’
On Saturday, 4 September from 6pm to 10pm, Creative Arts Gympie region is opening their new creative space and gallery at 39 Monkland Street, Gympie.
This free event is an great opportunity to get together and celebrate an exciting new space dedicated to creatives in the Gympie region.
Along with the unveiling of the new creative space, there will be music, free drinks and nibbles available. Registration is required.
‘Story Vessels – ‘Boundaries’ – Lines – Between – Apart’
Story Vessels – ‘Boundaries’ Lines – Between – Apart will be on display at the Gympie Regional Gallery from Thursday, 9 September to Saturday, 2 October.
This amazing exhibition explores the concept of how society’s perception of ‘boundaries’ has shifted since COVID-19. Everything from our movement, work patterns, social interactions and the role of ‘home’ has changed one way or another.
The idea of marking boundaries is both aggressive and protective, in the sense that we seek the comfort of safety and belonging.
This exhibition explores the ways we ‘mark’ a boundary and the physical experience of crossing that boundary.
Amongst other works, a slideshow of photos depicting different types of boundaries and items will be projected on the walls.
These photos will have been taken in the Gympie region by members of the Gympie Camera Club.
This exhibition is developed by place-making professionals Samantha Taylor and Miles Allen from Projects Fort Awesome and is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Entry to the Gympie Regional Gallery at 39 Nash Street is free, with opening hours from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.
‘OKA – Live and Local Music Series’
OKA will be performing their exciting blend of music at the Pavilion on Friday, 10 September from 7pm to 9.30pm.
OKA draws upon their indigenous connection to place and country to create their signature feel-good Australian earth sound, which is an irresistible blend of influences spanning house, big beat, reggae-dub, roots, jazz and world music.
This is a can’t miss event filled with an impressive mash-up of culture, dance and spirit; all marinated in an eclectic mix of music genres.
Tickets cost $22 for general admission and $18 for student concession. Bar facilities will be available.
‘Provoked – art’s response to society’
Come along to a stimulating and insightful discussion at the Creative Arts Gympie Region’s creative space at 39 Monkland Street Gympie on Thursday, 16 September from 6pm to 8pm.
Get together with academics, activists and artists and discuss the role of art in society.
Tickets cost $22 for general admission and $15 for Creative Arts Gympie Region members. Bar and food will be available.
‘Briefs Factory International Presents – Dirty Laundry’
Head to the Pavilion on Saturday, 25 September from 7.30pm to 9pm for an extravagant night of disco dancing, circus and burlesque as Briefs Factory International presents Dirty Laundry.
This must see event features intoxifying physicality, gob-smacking comedy, unapologetic truths, and ridiculous showmanship by a cult of gender bending cabaret hooligans.
Tickets cost $50 for general admission and $45 for concession. Bar facilities will be available.
RESET Gympie is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.