SHINGLE MAKING WORKSHOP

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Woodworks Museum and Interpretive Centre

8 FRASER RD

Gympie, QLD 4570

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G'DAY MATES.

Love ya to join Brisbane-based design collective Five Mile Radius for a day of timber discussions and craft at the Gympie Woodworks Museum on November 5th.

The aim of this volunteer workshop is the production of 4000 hand split timber shingles to be used in an architectural installation at this year’s Jungle Love Festival set to take place later this year. Championing the use of local resources, Five Mile Radius has designed a structure that seeks to explore the region's timber tradition and arm locals with the skills necessary for its continued sustainable use.

Experts from the Gympie Woodworks Museum and Private Forestry Services Queensland are generously donating the necessary resources and expertise to bring the project to life. You will learn how to split shingles then be let loose of a log of your own. No prior skill is required however attendees should be aware that an amount of hard yakka will be necessary. Numbers are limited to 30 to ensure adequate amount of tooling and supervision however locals are encouraged to drop in throughout the day to observe the action. A BBQ Lunch will be provided.

Be advised Five Mile Radius has received funding from the Regional Arts Development Fund to create a short film about this process so please advise us if you do not wish to be filmed.

We have a 30 people capacity. Volunteers are asked to commit to the whole day and have a reasonable physical capability. Please wear closed shoes and bring a pair of gardening gloves!


  • 9am - Arrival
  • 9.30am - Introductions and Demo's
  • 10am -12.30pm Shingle Making Session 1
  • 12.30pm -1.30pm Lunch (BBQ lunch and morning tea provided - $5 dollar suggested donation)
  • 1.30pm - 4.00pm-ish Shingle Making Session 2.

Additional Opportunity.

Five Mile Radius has 10 free tickets to this year’s Jungle Love festival to giveaway to volunteers who are able to assist on two further dates - November 6th (to continue shingle production at the Woodworks Museum) and December 3rd (to help de-nail and clean up the shingles after the festival). Please email steve.szell@fivemileradius.org to register your interest in these 2 followup dates.



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8 FRASER RD

Gympie, QLD 4570

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