PUNQ: $2 or Less

Pop Up North Queensland has a range of low or no cost activities this weekend.

If you’re looking to stretch some creative muscle, but NAFA has left you’re wallet bare – you are in luck!

The final days of Pop-Up North Queensland (PUNQ) will continue to enliven Flinders Street with a vast array of pop-up artist shops, demonstrations, workshops, live music and more. Even better – many of them are at littlt-to-no cost.

Here are five of our faves to get you through the weekend:

Drawing from Life
5-7pm Thursday-Sunday at The Drawing Room, 271 Flinders Street
Join skilled and avid drawers Tony Fitzsimmons and Gerald Soworka for a couple of meditative hours of life drawing. Regardless of your own skill or experience, all are welcome to attend and receive basic guidance from Tony and Gerald. Paper, pencils and clothed or nude models are provided.

Beginners’ Sculpting with Wire Workshop
1-3pm Friday at Shop 6, 366 Flinders Street (next to Coffee Dominion)

Learn how to sculpt with wire and create your own wire animals to decorate your desk, gift to friends and share with others. This workshop is a FREE event, although a gold coin donation is welcome.

The Irishman film screening
6.30pm Friday at That Place on Sturt

Filmed in Charters Towers, this 1978 film tells the story of the Doolan family who are trying to run a freight hauling business with horses, while motor vehicles can do the job. Read our interview about Townsville Classic Film’s PUNQ screenings here.

Learn to play the Angklung
1-2pm Saturday at Northtown, 280 Flinders Street

Learn to play the Angklung, a traditional Indonesian music instrument made from bamboo. This workshop requires 8 to proceed, so bookings are essential. Book here.

Ukestra Performance
12.15pm Sunday at Townsville Bulletin Square, Townsville CBD

You’ll find it impossible not to smile as Townsville’s own pop-up Ukestra serenades your Sunday afternoon. Be sure to get along and support this merry bunch of musos.

For the full PUNQ program, including many other fantastic workshops, click here.

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