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Beyond the Jungle
Yunbenun (Magnetic Island)

Beyond the Jungle

Karen Williams, Anne Cole, Kit Colvin, Georgie Dunn, Shelley Mackiewicz, Jude Micic, Sasha Stafford & Katya Venter

'Ignite your curiosities, delight your eyes and feed your imagination ~ journey beyond the jungle into fantastical worlds.'

Follow a path through the magical garden and step through the threshold to the realm of all things strange and lovely. Beyond the Jungle flourishes with fantastical organic forms and artworks created from recycled materials. Artists have responded to the theme of 'fantastical worlds', taking inspiration from the valuable biodiversity of the local North Queensland environment.

About the Artist

Beyond the Jungle is a collection of artists who call Yunbenun / Magnetic Island home: Karen Williams, Anne Cole, Kit Colvin, Georgie Dunn, Shelley Mackiewicz, Jude Micic, Sasha Stafford and Katya Venter. Many of the artists have worked or exhibited together previously but this will be their first pop up together. Each of the artists find consistent inspiration in their island home.

Event Information

Pop Up Workshop Exhibition

Tinker Stop Workshop - Karen Williams
FREE | Drop-ins | 15 visitors maximum | 0-17yrs with adult supervision and 18+
Daily Saturday 31 July - Sunday 8 August 2021
Experiment and get creative with a fun collection of recycled materials at The Jungle Club in this ongoing, self-guided activity. Tinker, cut, stick, draw, construct, inspired by the works on display. Take your creation home or display it in the visitors’ gallery space.

Workshop Details

Lantern Making Workshop - Karen Williams
$10 per person | 1hr | 15 participants | 10-17yrs with adult supervision and 18+
11am-12pm Saturday 31 July and Saturday 7 August 2021
Prepare for the twilight lantern parade and make a paper lantern in this workshop with Beyond the Jungle's Karen Williams. Participants will make a lantern and decorate it in their own style.

Create a Magical Micro World Kids Activity - Karen Williams
$10 per person | 1hr | 15 participants | 5+ years with adult supervision
11am-12pm Sunday 1 August 2021
Combine the concepts of art and biodiversity in this creative and inspiring activity. Participants of all ages will be delighted by crafting their own diverse, tiny world by tinkering with found, recycled and natural materials. Participants will plant real seeds and in just a few days they will grow amidst their micro world art diorama.

Locations Details

The Jungle Club, 41 Sooning St, Nelly Bay.

Venue Accessibility

This venue’s conditions include:

  • Nearby accessible parking.
  • Nearby accessible public transport (bus stations).
  • Nearby street drop-off points.
  • Wheelchair accessibility.
  • An accessible entrance (both ramp and stairs) and no obstructions to the path upon entering.
  • Signage indicating it is a PUNQ program.
  • Quiet spaces available for participants, this location will have ambient or no music playing.
  • 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-Thurs 11am - 5pm
Fri 11am - 7pm
Sat 9am - 2pm
Sun 1 August 9am - 5pm
Sun 8 August 9am - 3pm

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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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