Meet over 65 demonstrating artisans, makers of heritage trades in 5 onsite venues: Heritage Lane, Woodcraft Arena, Domestic Arts, the Quilt & Craft Spectacular and the powerful Wheelwright & Clydesdale Shows!
Gympie Rotary’s HERITAGE MAKERS FAIR has recently joined forces with the Club’s prestigious Quilt & Craft Spectacular. United, the event is tipped to be one of the largest showcases of quilting, craft and heritage trades in Queensland. It will be held in and around Gympie’s Pavilion, 1 – 2 July 2023.
The expanded event will include the works of renowned national guest artisans, traditional and contemporary quilts and art quilts showcased inside Gympie’s Pavilion, while wrapped around the exterior will be an incredible array of over 65 masters, artisans and makers of diverse heritage trades and crafts. These makers, who will be demonstrating throughout the event, will shed light on the skills which were once part of the everyday life of yesteryear. They are passionate about keeping their almost-forgotten trades alive and inspiring a new generation of craftspeople.
In five themed venues, demonstrating artisans include: forgers and smiths of iron, tin, silver, copper and glass; makers of paper, mosaics, leadlight, signs; a wheelwright; a saddler, a whipmaker, a cordwainer; woodcarvers, turners, spoon smiths, luthiers, whittlers; weavers of cane, wheat, wire, wools, fibres, reeds and weeds; quilting, embroidery, lacemaking and much more – including mead tasting, a program for kids, an opportunity to meet’n’greet a Clydesdale and there’s a traditional wheelwright at work.
PLUS: In the Pavilion, immerse yourself in a visual sea of colour, a rich tapestry of creative stitching, quilting, artisan exhibits, fibre and textile arts and more. Details www.quiltandshow.org
1 – 2 July, Gympie Showgrounds
Saturday July 1, 8.30am – 5pm
Sunday July 2, 8.30am – 3pm
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Saturday, 1 July, 2023 – 8.30am – 5pm
Sunday, 2 July, 2023 – 8.30am – 3pm
GYMPIE’S SHOWGROUND, EXHIBITION ROAD, GYMPIE
presented by the Rotary Club of Gympie Inc
ALL FOR ONE TICKET PRICE – JUST $15pp per day
Children 15 and under FREE
Helen Stark of Maryborough
This project received funding assistance from the Gympie Regional Council’s Community Grants Program 2022/2023
ROTARY CLUB OF GYMPIE MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY PERSONS, WITHOUT REFUND, FROM THE SITE/ EVENT THAT THEY CONSIDER TO BE SHOWING UNDESIRABLE OR OFFENSIVE BEHAVIOUR.