The advert in the local antiques guide said – “more please”, the Ipswich Art Gallery is developing Queensland Folk Art; an exhibition to be presented in June 2009 as part of Queensland’s sesquicentenary. The gallery is seeking fine examples of the following items of Queensland orign for research, publication and loan: Tramp Art, Scrimshaw, Carving, Leatherwork,Wattlework & Patchwork.

The powerpoint created shows 68 items selected from many hundreds more in cabinets and boxes around the house and studio. Michael Beckman asked for these to share with Glenn Cooke and other curators working on the show. So if you have anything  that you feel is local and worthy, give them a call + 61 7 3810 7222 or an email to <>

NOTE: the powerpoint is 37.71Mb, either be patient & view in the browser or go to the viewer site to download-