The Great & Grand Rumpus

State Library of Queensland
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Step into a wild world of wonder, wackiness and whimsy for all ages when you visit the The Great & Grand Rumpus at State Library of Queensland.

*Due to the floods early in 2022 State Library of Queensland, which has now reopened, has extended The Great & Grand Rumpus until July 11.

Great & Grand Rumpus SLQ

Imagine a world where one-eyed creatures can shoot laser beams and cows are taller than giraffes - in the land of imagined things at The Great & Grand Rumpus, anything is possible!

Explore large cardboard sculptures scaling five meters high and watch as they are brought to life by interactive digital projections.

Great & Grand Rumpus SLQ

Get hands on and craft your own mythical creation at The Great & Grand Rumpus. From koi lanterns to board games and more, the land of the rumpus is a haven for makers, creators and artists alike.    

Allow your inner child to experience the limitless imagination of make-believe places and see how over 1000 innovative storytellers just like you have crafted and sculpted mythical worlds and creatures based on ideas workshopped by kids over the last 18 months.

The Great & Grand Rumpus, State Library of Queensland

In a nutshell - The Great & Grand Rumpus brings the nonsensical to life, the unreal to reality and LOUDNESS to the Library!  

Image credits: 

1.Dragon and the Koi imagined by Eddison (8), Eh Bu (10) and Angelina (7), 2021, photo by Joe Ruckli 

2. Angre Cow imagined by Samir (8), 2021, photo by Joe Ruckli

3. Dragon and the Koi imagined by Eddison (8), Eh Bu (10) and Angelina (7), 2021, photo by Joe Ruckli

4. Glitch Forest imagined by Jasmine (12), Lloyd (12) and Oscar, 2021, photo by Joe Ruckli

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The Great & Grand Rumpus

State Library of Queensland

Stanley Place

South Brisbane

Until Jul 10, 2022*

Free

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