WE’RE A CREATIVE BUNCH
We’re deeply connected to the region we live in.
We’re inspired by our nature and the dynamic landscapes and fertile lands that surround us and we’re proud to celebrate our stories, creativity and passion in all forms of art.
The Gympie Region. You’re welcome!
Gympie Regional Gallery
Art-lovers and apprentice lovers of art should head straight to Gympie Regional Art Gallery for a perfect combination of art and heritage. Built in 1905 and designed by Hugo Du Rietz, a Swedish architect looking for gold, this was the home of the region’s first School of Arts. Today, the Gallery hosts major national travelling exhibitions and locally curated shows that highlight our regions stories and culture. We also recommend the workshops, events and talks offered by the gallery throughout the year.
Events and Festivals
Here in the Gympie Region we know that connecting with family and friends really means something. We are proud of our heritage and excited about what we offer anybody who chooses to play here. And what better way to experience all of this than at one of our many events and festivals. Here’s just a few to wet your appetite…
- Gympie Music Muster started in 1982 and is now a 4 day event held annually in August within the Amamoor State Forest hosting the world’s biggest music stars.
- The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival attracts over 18,000 annually on the last weekend in May to this quaint country town to take part in the Great Australian Pumpkin Roll and other quirky competitions.
- The Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Festival is held over 3 days and nights on 100 acres of land in the Mary Valley and features over 150 artists, camping, food fair and more every September.
- The Heart of Gold Film Festival shows brilliant short films from every corner of the world each October.
- Try your luck in the Rainbow Beach Fishing Classic (August) or Mary Valley Fishing Classic (November).
Our Public Art
- Lady Mary is a life size bronze statue of Lady Mary Fitzroy, wife of the heartbroken Governor General who found solace after her tragic passing in naming Queensland landmarks after his beloved “Mary” including our river – she marks our highest ever flood level in Mary Street.
- Memorial Laneway Mosaic Murals celebrate those brave men and women who contributed so much to Australia’s war effort.
- Alchemy on Smithfield Street features two public art installations on either side of the street as an interactive gold making machine. The barrier rail running the length of the street reminds us of the importance of the Mary River and is called River of Gold.
- Gold City Centre Stage in Mary Street (pictured) tells our important stories.
- Marketplace Murals and the Skatepark Mural on River Road
- All Abilities Playground is a great park, but remember to look “down”. Here you’ll find fabulous mosaic depictions of some our city’s oldest and best loved buildings.
- The life size bronze horseman at Kilkivan celebrates the towns’ position on the Bicentennial National Trail and the annual Great Kilkivan Horse Ride held in the town.
Food & Produce
START YOUR OWN STORY
We’ve put together some of our products, services and experiences to help you get started.
The Gympie Region. You’re welcome.