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QUAMPI, Quandamooka Arts and Cultural Centre

Project overview

The Quandamooka Arts and Cultural Centre – known as QUAMPI, will include exhibition, event and performing spaces, as well as a cafe and gift shop.

At the centre, the Quandamooka People will practise and share their culture, heritage and art with visitors from all over the world.

Ancient Quandamooka artefacts will be showcased alongside contemporary art from Quandamooka and other Australian First Nations artists as well as invited International First Nations artists.

QUAMPI will deliver new cultural tourism product, including Indigenous food tours and dining experiences, Indigenous art markets, Indigenous art tours and art-making workshops. It will become the home of the Quandamooka Festival.

QUAMPI is a priority action in Gudjundabu Marumba: Tourism for a Glad Tomorrow, a five-year strategy for sustainable tourism on Quandamooka Country (PDF). The strategy was launched by the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) in December 2018.

For more information on QUAMPI visit www.qyac.net.au

Project delivery

The Queensland Government’s Department of Energy and Public Works is managing the design, procurement and construction of the centre on behalf of QYAC.

Cox Architecture has been appointed as the principal consultant.

Location

14-16 Ballow Road
Deanbilla Bay
Gumpi (Dunwich)
Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)

Benefits

  • New facility for cultural, corporate and community events

  • Educate visitors on Quandamooka history, language, and culture

  • Stimulate local business development and growth

Last updated: 25 Jul 2022