The Story of Quandamooka Art, Museum & Performance Institute (QUAMPI) is the new Contemporary Arts and Cultural Centre being planned for Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island).
QUAMPI will be a place for Quandamooka families that welcomes locals and visitors from near and far. A place that Quandamooka Elders are proud of and that visitors come for an authentic cultural experience. Since the 1990s many Elders and their families have contributed to discussions about having an Indigenous Knowledge Centre and Cultural Centre on the Island. Some of this early consultation was led by the Queensland Government and Redlands City Council.
Now, about 25 years on, the Indigenous Knowledge Centre is being established at the old high school and it’s now time to focus on establishing a new contemporary arts Cultural Centre. The concept, ideas and aspirations for the Cultural Centre have grown and a site has been selected at Deanbilla Bay, Goompi (Dunwich) .
Concept drawings and artist impressions of what QUAMPI could look like have been developed. QYAC is working with Elders, Traditional Owners, families, businesses and other stakeholders to have input into the design. So far there have been conversations, meetings and an online survey. However, consultation is about to move up a notch between June and August 2019.
Thinking so far about QUAMPI is that it should be:
A place that presents a permanent collection of contemporary art and artefacts that tell the stories of Quandamooka Country, culture and artists
A place where children can explore Quandamooka culture and get creative
A place for showing and sharing other First Nations contemporary art from around Australia and the world
A place for dance, performance, events and functions.
QUAMPI will need to compliment, not duplicate, existing services such as Minjerribah Ganaba, the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, Salt Water Murris and the Minjerribah Camping Visitor Centre.
The Queensland Government is investing $9.5 million to support the construction of QUAMPI as a signature cultural tourism project.
The project is expected to create 31 construction jobs and 18 ongoing positions.
Construction is planned to begin in late 2019 and be complete by early 2021.
To have your say about QUAMPI, complete the survey or register to attend one of our upcoming engagement sessions.
Quandamooka Elders: Wednesday 17 July, 9:30am – 1pm
QYAC Boardroom, Dunwich 100 East Coast Road, Dunwich 4183
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Monday 15 July.
Quandamooka Artists – Sessions A and B
Friday 26 July 9:30am – 1pm
QYAC Boardroom, Dunwich
100 East Coast Road, Dunwich
RSVP to email@example.com by 5pm Wed 24 July.
Saturday 27 July 9:30am – 1pm
Gallery Foyer, Redlands Performing Arts Centre
2/16 Middle Street, Cleveland
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Wed 24 July