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.