The Gympie Bone Museum is pure gold with its school holiday workshop program known as the AuRUM Festival this summer.
Showcasing a series of scientific, artistic, historical and musical events at the museum and in the city, it will be a series of workshops and relaxed events during the summer school holidays.
The festival started at the end of November and continues through the rest of the month with plenty of events that are sure to excite, entertain and educate everyone.
Here is a brief overview of the remaining events.
For more information regarding costs and to reserve seats, contact the Gympie Bone Museum via Messenger on their Facebook page.
SCIENCE IN THE PARK:
This will be a series of Citizen Science Talks throughout the day starting at 9:30 am on the lawn of the Gympie Bone Museum.
The Koala Action Gympie region will begin, followed by a Tin Can Bay dolphin talk, one from Gympie Landcare and ending with the environmental team from Gympie Regional Council.
GUIDED TOUR OF THE PUBLIC ART TRAIL AT MARY ST:
Join former curator of the Gympie Art Gallery and incumbent artist Joolie Gibbs at the Lady Mary Statue at 73 Mary St near the Brown Jug Cafe at 8.45am for a 9am start.
From there, Joolie will take you on a one to two hour walk, showing you the art sites of Gympie’s CBD.
Register your interest via Facebook as numbers are limited.
LIVE ON THE LAWN MUSIC AFTERNOON:
Brother Phoenix will perform at the Gympie Bone Museum from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
January 13, 14, 15 & 16
KILLER COCKTAIL HOUR WITH AMANDA HOWARD ONLINE
This online event will be hosted by the woman known as the Serial Killer Whisperer, Amanda Howard.
One of the four nightly events, Amanda will dive into the dark side and allow you to ask questions.
The first will cover cases of missing children and murder of children.
The second is a question-and-answer session with Amanda.
On January 15th, Amanda will teach attendees how to host their own podcast and the final evening will cover sects and mass murder.
GRAVE RUBBINGS WORKSHOP AT GYMPIE CEMETERY
Will Joolie Gibbs be at Gympie Cemetery teaching the gentle art of preserving the past by scrubbing graves?
Starting at 8 a.m., this workshop will put history on the page and send you home with a work of art to cherish and enjoy.
January 17 and 18
REST IN PIECES DYING TO KNOW THE CONSERVATION OF INSECTS ONLINE PART I and II:
The Rest in Pieces team has teamed up with the Gympie Bone Museum to bring you Dying to Know – A Live Demonstration of Insect Preservation.
The first part of this two-part workshop begins at 6 p.m. and the second will begin at the same time the following evening.
January the 21st
GUIDED TOUR OF THE AICM BUILDING – HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE:
This magnificent building is listed in the State Heritage Register and has been an integral part of the Gympie landscape since 1872.
Come for a guided tour of 26 Channon Street Gympie from 10:15 am.
Other events on the schedule but yet to be confirmed are a guided tour of the Freemason’s building at Channon St and another Live on the Lawn event.
The AuRUM project is sponsored by the Regional Arts Development Fund and is a partnership between the Government of Queensland and Gympie Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.
It is also sponsored by the Gympie & District Community Bank – Bendigo Bank.
The Gympie Bone Museum also hopes to host other events in the coming year, including:
* The paleontologist speaks of “Australian Age of Dinosaurs”
* Torchlight visits
* Ecological hunts in the cemetery and on the museum grounds
* Veterinary skeleton inspections
* Eel skeleton joints
* Skinning demonstrations
* Writer in Residence Talks