May Day Long Weekend Events

Golden Mount Festival

Head for the hills of Mount Morgan for some Golden Mount Festival family fun this long weekend. Saturday sees in the main event, the famous ‘Running of the Cutter’ plus street parade, market stalls, Gold Dig and loads of entertainment.

2016 Photographic Society of Queensland Convention

Over 100 photographers from throughout Queensland are due converge on the Capricorn Coast this weekend for a three day Photographic Society of Queensland Convention. Some of the state’s best photographers will be out and about snapping all of the awesome stuff our region has on offer.

What’s Your Beef

Kick off the inaugural Wholly Cow Month with a day of all things beef at ‘What’s Your Beef’. Set on the banks of the Fitzroy River along Sir Raymond Huish Drive, the event will feature a guest celebrity chef, beef masterclasses, education and pop up restaurants serving a variety of gourmet beef tasting plates. Pre-purchased tickets $10 or $20 on the gate.

Rockhampton Art Gallery

Welcome home old “friends” or make new ones at Rockhampton Art Gallery this long weekend. Returning from a two-year tour of the eastern coast of Australia, ‘Cream: Four Decades of Australian Art’ is a superb selection drawn entirely from Rockhampton Art Gallery’s remarkable collection of Australian art. Showcasing the stylistic diversity of modernism in Australia, ‘Cream’ includes the work of such greats as Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Margaret Olley, Charles Blackman, William Robinson, Jeffrey Smart and Grace Cossington-Smith.

Likewise ‘The Adventures of William Yaxley’ is an exhibition which is deeply connected to our Central Queensland region. A self-taught artist, Yaxley uses the elements of texture, shape, colour and movement to tell stories of his life as a farmer and artist in Yeppoon, Byfield and Tasmania. His approach is an instinctive, rather than a learned way of working, enabling Yaxley to visually communicate the essence of place.

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