We welcome volunteers.

If you enjoy art, connecting with people and would get a buzz
out of being part of the Hive Team 
please contact Helen to talk about how you can participate.

We appreciate any help so that we can keep building on the future success of The Hive.

Welcome to The Queanbeyan Hive

The Hive is a place where people could come together and exchange ideas and find a platform for artistic creations and for reconnecting with community through storytelling. The Hive is the brainchild of Queanbeyan local Helen Ferguson (nee Gibson) who saw limitless potential in a beaten-up old weatherboard cottage. She persuaded her husband Simon to help make her vision come true.

 

The Hive is now an emerging community cultural hub set in a beautifully restored yellow 1910 Heritage cottage in the heart of old Queanbeyan. Queen Bee Helen won a local government award for the restoration job she led, and is now leading the project to finish building infrastructure in the back yard while simultaneously filling the building with community cultural events.

 

The Hive offers many things: art gallery, gift shop, meeting rooms, function centre, live music, workshops, performance poetry platform and theatre spaces. The Hive’s first art show was in October 2018. In January 2020 the Hive made headlines by hosting QBN performance poet Omar Musa and a night of poetry, music and community that raised more than $8000 for WIRES and Wildcare in the wake of the recent bushfires.

 

In between those events the Hive has held workshops, meditation sessions, live music events, ‘Hive and Seek’ markets and History/Heritage open weekends – for a total of 21 events since that first ever show, Cross Pollination, back in October 2018. The Hive is striving to survive and aiming to thrive and has just announced its first events for Autumn 2020.

The Hive has been great for...

Rehearsals, gigs, meetings and office space

"I met Helen last year and was amazed by what she and her team have created at The QBN Hive. I'm impressed by the art exhibitions, the layout and design of the rooms, the connection to community and creativity, and the scope for the venue to host all sorts of events, from meetings through to gigs. So far at The Hive, I've performed an outdoor concert, held networking meetings on behalf of MusicNSW, rehearsed with my band, and used a room as office space. For each of these things, it's been a brilliant space."

Michael Simic (Mikelangelo) 

Musician, MusicNSW regional music officer

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The Queanbeyan Hive - 0403 994 446 

274 Crawford Street Queanbeyan NSW 2620

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