Ephemera Kids

Cartoon jellyfish thinking

Map & Nelly's Treasure Hunt

Have some fun with Nelly’s Treasure Hunt along The Strand!

Ephemera’s friendly jellyfish, Nelly has left behind a trail of clues at some of the artworks along The Strand. Answer each clue to discover the treasure! Ask for a map at the Ephemera information booth at Strand Park, or download a copy by clicking the image below. Then use the map to help guide the way! Don’t forget to write down your answers as you go. Once you’ve answered the mischievous jellyfish’s five clues, head to the Ephemera: Seaside Sculptures 2023 information booth at Strand Park and show the Ephemera team member your answers to unlock Nelly’s treasure chest and receive a reward!*

* Nelly’s Treasure Hunt reward is only available while stocks last, so get in quick!

2023 Map and Nelly's Treasure Hunt
Download Map & Nelly's Treasure Hunt (PDF)

Did you know!?

That our Ephemera mascot, Nelly, is inspired by a box jellyfish traveling through the ocean currents looking for food!

Cartoon jellyfish holding pencil

Educational Resources

Educational resources have been developed for self-guided learning adventures along The Strand. We have an Activity Sheet that has been designed for primary school aged students, and an Education Kit that has been created for secondary school aged students.

Simply click on the images below to download each resource to print at home, or collect a FREE printed copy from our information booth at Strand Park!

Cartoon jellyfish holding a phone


There is plenty to get involved with along The Strand during Ephemera, including our fun Interactives! Take a picture in our Canine Cut Out with your pooch, or head to the Viewing Frames and perhaps take a family portrait! Be sure to share your pictures with us online!
@Townsvillecitygalleries #Ephemera2023

Pink Piano

It is back again!

Originally included in Strand Ephemera 2009 as an artwork by Jan Hynes, The Pink Piano will be at Ephemera for public use from 22 July until 6 August 2023.

Map indicating pink piano is on the path leading to Strand Pier

Members of the public are welcome to use The Pink Piano and fill the air with music. It’s also the meeting point for individual players or ensembles to play for the public. Please see the reserved times displayed nearby.

Be alert for pop-up performances at other times…

Women playing on a pink piano