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Balgarra Designs
Warrgamay, Nywaigi & Bandjin Country (Hinchinbrook)

Balgarra Designs

Joanne Cassady

'Support an Aboriginal owned and run art space.'

Explore a 100% Aboriginal owned gift shop and gallery at the newly opened Balgarra Designs on Warrgamayhan Country in Ingham. It boasts artworks and products with 100% of the profits going directly to the artist. Balgarra Designs also houses a new exhibition space for local artists to hold exhibitions and showcase their works, and a classroom area for art and cultural workshops. The workshop space is also available for Traditional Owner artists to use.

About the Artist

Joanne Cassady is the director of Balgarra Designs, a 100% Aboriginal-owned business specialising in hand-painted and hand-printed products. Joanne is a self-taught artist, mother and grandmother. Joanne is a descendant of Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta Nations, from New South Wales and Victoria. Joanne has been painting and teaching for over 20 years. She has run art stalls at markets and conferences nationally, created street murals and commissioned works, and held various exhibitions. The artist won the design competition for the National NAIDOC Week poster in 2017 for the theme “Our Languages Matter”. Joanne loves to teach and uses education through art.

Event Information

Pop Up Workshop
Workshop Details

Taste and Create - Joanne Cassady
$95 per person | 2hrs | 12 participants | 18+
11am-1pm Monday 2 August 2021
11am-1pm Wednesday 4 August 2021
11am-1pm Friday 6 August 2021
Taste and Create is a unique painting class where participants learn the basics of Aboriginal art and culture. Each participant will create their own painting to take home, using acrylic paints on canvas. The workshop will also feature a cultural awareness session providing an introduction to understanding Aboriginal art and culture. The ticket price includes light refreshments, free entry to exhibition, and a lucky door prize.

*If attending workshops, please access the venue via the back entrance. Parking is available at the Coles car park off Mcilwraith Street.

Location Details

Balgarra Designs, 63 Lannercost St, Ingham 4850

Venue Accessibility

This venue’s conditions include:

  • Nearby accessible parking at the rear off Mcilwraith Street (Coles car park).
  • Nearby accessible public transport (bus stations).
  • Nearby street drop-off points.
  • Wheelchair accessibility with assistance.
  • Signage indicating it is a PUNQ program.
  • Venue has private bathroom facilities and is close to accessible public bathroom facilities that offer wider doors, adequate floor space to move around in the bathroom, and fixtures designed for comfort including hand railings and low-effort tap handles.
  • Quiet spaces available for participants, this location will have ambient or no music playing.
  • There are nearby animal rest facilities.
  • Venues have been strategically designed for clear pathways throughout with a focus on minimising clutter.
  • If participating in workshops, interactions, or artist talks at a pop up there will be an array of seating options provided.
Opening Hours

Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm

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COVID Safe Visits

PUNQ asks that visitors adhere to social distancing, visitor logs, and other COVID Safe directives and procedures as directed.

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Acknowlegement of Country

PUNQ respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.

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