Strand Ephemera 2019 was again one of the most exciting and action-packed events in Townsville.

The program featured a range of experiences with drop in workshop, performances and an exciting array of fringe events that engaged and delighted festival-goers young and old.

  • Workshops – Play and create in the Octopus’s Garden! Join us for free drop-in workshops opened daily from Sunday 28 July. Suitable for all ages.
  • Treasure Hunt Fibres and Fabrics have created ten artworks specifically for display in this year’s Strand Ephemera festival. The artworks are positioned in trees along The Strand, but you won’t find their locations marked on any map! Instead, visitors young and young at heart are encouraged to pick up a copy of the free Treasure Hunt clues from one of the three visitor Info Desks. Happy hunting!
  • Interactives – self-paced interactives will be scattered along The Strand and available to the public from 9am- 5pm daily
  • Self-Guided Tours – Stop by one of the three info desks to pick up a Strand Ephemera 2019 map to guide you as you walk along The Strand. Pick up a catalogue for more information about each artwork on display. For family fun, ask at an info desk for a free copy of the treasure hunt or activity booklet.  Visit our Map page.
  • Artists’ Walking Tour – Join Strand Ephemera 2019 artists and our Curatorial Assistant Lucy Belle Tesoriero, for insight into this year’s sculptural creations. Meet us at the Rockpool or join us as we travel along the Strand!  One day only.
  • Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™ – The most exciting and unique live animal presentation you’re likely to witness, Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo™, from humble origins, has hit international fame with tours spanning the USA, UK, Europe, Asia and of course, Australia wide.
    Dinosaurs, big and small, live on stage (with assistance form some lucky volunteers) make for both an informative and hilarious performance.
  • Professional Development for Artists – For aspiring and emerging artists, a free panel discussion with experienced professionals about building your career as an artist.
  • Block Party – Celebrate Strand Ephemera 2019 with us at the Block Party! Chill out, have some nibbles, and enjoy Strand Ephemera’s final night for 2019. Remember to bring your lanterns and glowsticks to add twinkle to the evening (no flames please!)
  • Fringe Events – Townsville comes alive during the festival so take the opportunity to immerse yourself in everything the region has to offer.
  • Artist Professional Development - Strand Ephemera delves deeper into the possibilities, benefits, triumphs, and challenges of public art through this event. Presented in the  Wonderland Spiegeltent at Strand Park, the Artist Professional Development is beneficial for aspiring and emerging artists seeking to build their career in the arts industry. The event features a panel discussion with experienced professionals from a range of arts backgrounds. Monday 29 July, 6pm.
  • For Teachers - Visit our page for future educational resources.

Download a copy of the
Strand Ephemera Public Program Guide

Download a copy of the Strand Ephemera Public Program Guide 2019