Heritage Festival 2022

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To celebrate the 2022 Heritage Festival there are a number of events throughout our region. The theme for 2022 is 'Curiosity' - Curiosity is the fuel for discovery, inquiry and learning.

Celebrate the wealth of heritage, social, art and culture in the Queanbeyan Palerang region. There will be a presentation on The Riverside Cemetery, exhibitions and art workshops in Queanbeyan as well as heritage walks. Curious maps and World war two trenches talks in Bungendore. Braidwood will host the QPRC Heritage awards and textile preservation workshops.

Name of event  Date Venue Bookings About
Art of the tea towel  26 February - 14 May
Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Rusten House
87 Collett Street, Queanbeyan
Not required

What could be more ordinary than the humble tea towel?

Yet some inspire heartfelt loyalty and emotional connection. They are inspirational, artistic, political, informative and evocative memorabilia.

This exhibition celebrates the stories and diversity of this everyday domestic item with local, national and global representatives.

Artists respond to Rusten House Friday 8 April - Saturday 30 April 
Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Rusten House Art Centre
87 Collett Street
Queanbeyan
Not required  An exhibition by Networks Australia, a group of practicing visual artists based in Canberra. The exhibition highlights Rusten House through the artists’ individual and highly original responses. It engages community to look and think about the significance of the building, the site and its role in local history. 
Heritage in The Hive  Saturday 9 April
9am-9pm 
The Hive
274 Crawford Street
Queanbeyan
Not required
Gold coin donation
The award-winning "Yellow House," a heritage-listed c1910 George Hudson kit home, is celebrating Queanbeyan's unique indigenous and multicultural identity with performances, food and workshops suitable for all ages. Funds raised will go towards conserving Connee-Colleen Cameron's brilliant life-sized sculptures of local identities, an iconic part of Queanbeyan's history. 
Riverside Cemetery Queanbeyan - History and Heritage  Tuesday 12 April
6.30-8.30pm 
Queanbeyan Library Activities Room
6 Rutledge Street
Queanbeyan
Bookings essential
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/riverside-cemetery-queanbeyan-its-history-and-heritage-festival-launch-tickets-250743188627
Queanbeyan Riverside cemetery, established in 1848, has been the subject of a recent Honours thesis by Tim Adams. He will share some of his discoveries and intriguing analysis of the social and cultural influences reflected in the cemetery.

We will also launch the Queanbeyan Region Heritage Festival 2022 - Curiosities.
Explore Historic Queanbeyan  Thursday 21 April
10am-12pm 
Meet at the Queanbeyan Council Chambers
256 Crawford Street
Queanbeyan 
Bookings essential
Telephone John McGlynn - 62972730 or email McGlynn_john@hotmail.com 
Join guides John McGlynn and Kerrie Ruth from Queanbeyan Museum on a moderate walk around Queanbeyan's historic places. We'll finish up at the Museum for a short introduction to its treasures. Bring a hat and water. Due to construction works park behind the Queanbeyan Leagues club.
Textile - Artists Bazaar  Saturday 23 April 10am-4pm Rusten House Art Centre
87 Collett Street
Queanbeyan
  Artists exhibiting in the exhibition, 'Site Specific – artists respond to Rusten House' will present small textile/art works, wearables, jewellery, weaving and handmade cards for sale. This will be a one day only chance to buy unique and creative pieces directly from the makers.
Children's Activity - Make a nurses hat  Saturday 23 April 10am-4pm Rusten House Art Centre
87 Collett Street
Queanbeyan
  While you browse the artists bazaar the kids can have fun making a nurses hat and learn about the old Queanbeyan hospital at the children's activity table.
Caring for old textiles  Saturday 23 April - 2.30-3.30pm Rusten House Art Centre
87 Collett Street
Queanbeyan 
Booking esssential via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/caring-for-old-textiles-tickets-265522634347 You will gain valuable information in caring for textile items that have come from past generations. There will be discussion on factors affecting textiles such as type of fibre, heat, light, humidity, insects and storage methods.  These will be explained so you can safely archive your own precious heirloom textiles.
Eco-dyeing reclaimed fabric with native plants  Saturday 30 April
10am-2pm
Rusten House Art Centre
87 Collett Street
Queanbeyan 
Bookings via Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/eco-dyeing-reclaimed-fabric-with-local-plants-and-food-waste-art-workshop-tickets-273973170127 Learn how to create striking leaf prints and eco-dye from home using homemade iron mordant, old material and local plants. Using Eucalyptus and other native plants we will bundle dye on reclaimed cotton fabric. This workshop is great for beginners to experienced textile artists wanting to learn more about the natural dyeing process. 
QPRC Heritage Awards  Saturday 30 April - 12.30pm Braidwood Museum
186 Wallace Street
Braidwood
Bookings essential
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/qprc-heritage-awards-ceremony-tickets-304376356877
Join us in celebrating the presentation of the 2022 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Heritage Awards.

They recognise and encourage restoration work in the region involving preservation, sympathetic additions and/or appropriate adaptation on heritage commercial or residential buildings. Heritage landscaping such as parks gardens and streetscapes are also considered. They also seek to encourage good modern design which could become part of the district’s heritage in the future.

Integrated pest management - no more moths  Saturday 30 April
Two sessions
11-12pm
3-4pm

Braidwood Arts Group
45 Wallace Street
Braidwood

Bookings essential
Telephone Endangered Heritage on 62806280 or email enquiries@endangeredheritage.com

Victoria Pearce from Endangered Heritage is a qualified textiles conservator, who established The National Textiles Museum of Malaysia. She has lectured around the world on how to manage pests in the museum collections from causing damage and being detected early, with the minimum use of chemicals. This talk will cover some of the areas around the home which are problematic, how to deal with them and how to respond if you find an infestation of moths or bugs in precious family items.

Preventing loss of valuables in a disaster 

Saturday 30 April - Two sessions
11-12pm
3-4pm 

Braidwood Arts Centre
45 Wallace Street
Braidwood
Bookings essential
Telephone Endangered Heritage on 62806280 or email enquiries@endangeredheritage.com

Victoria Pearce is the senior conservator from Endangered Heritage. Victoria started her business after the Duffy fires and then moved to the Queanbeyan Palerang Council Region. She remembers the 2019 fires and their impact again on friends and neighbours. She is passionate about helping people to identify and plan for the most valuable items in their home. With careful planning even loss from fire can be made less traumatic and there are even ways some items thought lost can be recovered.

During the talk, we will cover the identification, documentation, pre-packing and planning for how you can best leave in an adverse event and not be held up worrying that you do not have the most significant things. There will be loads of time for questions.

Singing in the park  Sunday 1 May
2-3pm

Queanbeyan Park
Campbell Street

Bookings essential
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/singing-in-the-park-a-participatory-heritage-event-tickets-243950611847 
‘Singing in the Park' is a fun-filled community singing heritage event in Queanbeyan Park, recreating a popular activity of 1920s and 1930s Australia. Dr Georgia Pike-Rowney will lead the community in singing period songs – including ‘The Song of Queanbeyan’ (1938). Following will be a walk-through of the Queanbeyan Historical Museum.
Curious cartography  Sunday 1 May 
1-2.30pm
Bungendore Council Chambers
1 Majara Street
Bookings essential
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/curious-cartography-queanbeyan-region-heritage-festival-tickets-264941285517
 
This presentation is a medley of the interesting, curious and obscure aspects of the mapping of the ACT and Region.   It will cover little known events in the formation, survey and development of the ACT showing how they have been represented on maps.   The maps concerned span the period from Robert Dixon in the 1820s through Charles Scrivener in 1909 -1915 and down to modern times.  The curious details and stories behind the maps will deepen your appreciation of Canberra’s history, border and city design.
Digging around in the trenches  Sunday 1 May
10.30am-12pm
Bungendore Council Chambers Bookings essential
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/digging-in-the-trenches-tickets-264945427907
Curious about a buried heritage place within sight of Parliament House?  Hear about the diverse sources and methods used to find and process information, building the rich and unexpected story of the Duntroon Instructional Trench System of the Great War – how these helped locate, understand, reveal, protect and present it. 
Digital History of Rusten House - Encore Exhibition  14 May - 1 June
Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Rusten House Art Centre
87 Collett Street
Queanbeyan
  Revisit our inaugural exhibition from 2021 in digital format, created to celebrate the restoration and reopening of the 1862 Heritage listed Queanbeyan Hospital repurposed as an Arts Centre and galleries.  

This online exhibition celebrates the doctors, nurses and the medical history of this beautiful building.  

Exhibition can be viewed onscreen at Rusten House or online at https://www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/Community/Culture-and-Arts/Rusten-House

 

When

  • Saturday, 09 April 2022 | 12:00 AM - Saturday, 14 May 2022 | 11:59 PM