Places that inspire
With many artists calling Queanbeyan-Palerang home, there is an abundance of creative spaces in Queanbeyan, Bungendore, Braidwood, Bywong, Captains Flat, Carwoola, Wamboin and surrounds. The community and culture in the region is creative as a whole so no matter where you go, there is a creative space near you.
Collaboration and support
Queanbeyan-Palerang is home to a wide range of cultural organisations that provide a range of opportunities to artists and the community, including:
- Molonglo Plains Decorative and Fine Arts Society
- Queanbeyan Quilters Inc.
- Braidwood Quilters Inc.
- Knitters Guild NSW (Queanbeyan)
Let your art talk
The Queanbeyan-Palerang region is home to many museums and galleries. As well as being a great place to visit, these cultural facilities offer a variety of opportunities to creative people in the community. (Please note contact should be made directly with each facility).
- Queanbeyan Art Society
- Form Studio and Gallery
- The Press Gallery
- Queanbeyan Museum
- Queanbeyan Printing Museum
- The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
- Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
- Bungendore Fine Art
- Suki & Hugh Gallery
- Mirramu Creative Arts Centre and Mirramu Dance Company
- Braidwood Community Arts Centre
- The Left Hand Gallery
- Altenburg & Co
- Fyre Gallery
- Stur Gallery
- Braidwood Museum
- National Theatre Braidwood
- The Outsider Gallery Captains Flat
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Rusten House was built in 1861 and is one of Queanbeyan's most significant properties. Originally built to replace the Benevolent Asylum to serve the more affluent community, by the early twentieth century Rusten House became a community hospital, then a nurses' dormitory during the 1930s. In 1991 it was renamed as Rusten House after the hospital's first matron Mary Rusten.
A major refurbishment program will see the building redeveloped into a contemporary art and cultural facility, that includes a gallery and exhibition space and meeting and workshop facilities. The Rusten House arts centre will be a place for performances, workshops and exhibitions, to promote and build on the thriving arts culture in Queanbeyan-Palerang.
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Queanbeyan-Palerang is home to a strong performing arts community including dramatic theatre, music and dance. A wide range of amateur performing arts groups thrive in the region and have the advantage of a-grade performance facilities including The Q in Queanbeyan and the National Theatre in Braidwood.
The place to be
Regarded as the premier entertainment facility in south east NSW, The Q - Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre - is spacious, light and elegant and provides an outstanding program of professional and amateur productions, changing art exhibitions and displays. The quality facilities provide a range of unique spaces for performing and visual arts, corporate events and social occasions.
The design and configuration provides opportunity for live theatre productions, concerts, forums, conferences, conventions, movies, music or film festivals, award ceremonies, digital, video and audio recordings, television or radio broadcasts, HSC exam performances, performing arts workshops and more.
The foyer exhibition space provides a stunning venue for a wide variety of exhibits by local and national artists and is able to accommodate touring exhibitions from regional, state and national groups and institutions. The Q exhibition program aims to display exhibitions of local, regional, and national prominence. A regular changing program of outstanding visual arts, crafts and design are displayed. The program aims to be broad and responsive, and to cater for the needs and interests of the Queanbeyan-Palerang region.