Activities galore at Rockhampton Museum of Art over River Festival

Published on 27 September 2022

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From the laneway behind, to the galleries and spaces within, Rockhampton Museum of Art (RMOA) will be busy throughout the River Festival weekend (7-9 October) with a range of free and ticketed events for the whole family.

Rockhampton River Festival will be held on 7-9 October and, as part of the official program of events, RMOA will have plenty to offer festival goers including exhibitions, workshops, performances, hands-on activities and more.

“Rockhampton River Festival is a spectacular event, bringing people from all over the region to our magnificent riverside and CBD precinct,” Cr Drew Wickerson, Rockhampton Regional Council Communities and Heritage spokesperson said.

“The weekend will be a great opportunity for people to have a look at Rockhampton Museum of Art and take part in a range of activities from viewing exhibitions to hands on creative workshops,” he said.

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Here are some of the highlights:

Quay Lane Activation (behind RMOA)
Join in with artists from CQ Contemporary Artists and add to the collaborative pavement artwork over the weekend. While you are there, have a look the CQ People Watcher installation – a collection of cartoon-like illustrations which depict candid scenes from the CQ region.
FREE. No booking required.

Nights at the Museum
RMOA kicks off its Nights at the Museum program with a performance by artist Wilma La with musician Luther Hurman.
Rockhampton Museum of Art, level 2
Friday 7 October, 6pm-9pm
Ticketed event: $25, $20 members. Tickets:

Free Children’s Activities
Exciting free hands-on art-making activities for the whole family! Activities inspired by Vipoo Srivilasa.
Rockhampton Museum of Art Foyer and Program Room 3, Level 1
Friday 7 to Sunday 9 October

Poetry Performances
Join members of Chapter 7, Central Queensland Poetry Collective, as they perform collaborative and individual poetic works inspired by Arryn Snowball’s artwork, Mammoth.
Rockhampton Museum of Art | Atrium Gallery, Ground Floor
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 October 10am; 11.30am; 2pm (approx. 20 mins run time each)
FREE. Bookings not required.

Exhibitions (9am to 4pm)
- Arryn Snowball: Mammoth
- Joachim Froese: Echoes of Process
- Collection Focus: Up to Us
- Collection Focus: Vipoo Srivilasa

Rockhampton Museum of Art. Free entry

Mobile Phone Photography workshop
This fun and creative workshop will teach you tips and tricks to take better photos with your smartphone. You'll learn about composition, control exposure, and put theory into practice. Learn to use your small but powerful smartphone camera to capture and edit your best shots.

Artist Educator: Jayne Cho
Rockhampton Museum of Art: Program Room 2, Level 1
Saturday 8 October | 9.15am – 10.45a
Cost: $38.50 | $35.00 Members. Tickets:

Yoga in the Gallery
Enrich and extend yourself holistically at Rockhampton Museum of Art's Yoga in the Gallery class. Experience the collection and touring exhibitions while enjoying a meditative yoga session. Where else would you want to hold a downward dog than right in front of an iconic painting?

Artist Educator: Tattwa Yoga
Rockhampton Museum of Art | Gallery 1 or outside location pending weather
Saturday 8 October 8am – 9am. Cost: $15.00 | $12.00 Members.

Rockhampton River Festival held 7-9 October, will stretch along Quay Street from Fitzroy to William Streets and will this year flow into East Street to support our CBD traders. Festival goers are encouraged to explore the brand-new Art Link from the Rockhampton Museum of Art through Quay Lane and onto East Street for a hive of live music and markets on Saturday and Sunday.

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 Entry to Rockhampton River Festival is free.

 Thank you to our sponsors Mr Real Estate Rockhampton, Stanwell, Fitzroy Partnership for River Health, CQ Today, Triple M and 4RO.