Sharing Logan’s stories.

This contemporary social history museum is a place to see, hear and experience the stories of the people who have made the City of Logan what it is today.

The displays acknowledge our city’s past, illuminate the present, and help us imagine our future.

It’s a place for our diverse communities to tell their own stories in their own words, through arts and cultural expression, providing opportunities to raise awareness and build upon respect.

Click here to view a brochure on the Living Museum of Logan.

First Nations space

A co-curated space by and for Logan’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Visitors can learn about First Nations language and culture, and hear digital stories from Logan’s Elders.

Click here to view a brochure on the First Nations Exhibitions

 

Upcoming exhibition
Tattoos: Story lines

Tattoos: Story lines, is an exhibition planned for 2024 that captures the journeys and stories of Logan residents through tattoo lines. Tattoos are no longer seen as a symbol of rebellion or conformity. Instead, tattoos are an art-form used to tell one’s personal history and stories. These special stories mark a moment in one’s life’s journey.

Living Museum of Logan is seeking people from Logan to share their tattoo stories through this exhibition. If you are interested email livingmuseum@logan.qld.gov.au and include an image of your tattoo(s) with a short text about them.

 

Current Exhibitions
Kato Kakala in Logan

Kato Kakala project in Logan was supported by Logan City Council’s Community Development Fund and hosted by the Living Museum of Logan. Ivi projects in partnership with the Living Museum of Logan, facilitated workshops. The initiative of these workshops was to bring members of Logan’s diverse community into one space. Participants shared stories and painted their stories on the ngatu (barkcloth) which is still on its journey collecting more stories with national and international communities. The images and video developed during the residency are now on display at the Living Museum of Logan. Also included on this exhibition is the ngatu made with members of Waibene/ Thursday Island, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Mooroobool, Manoora and Northern Beach Communities.

 

Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters

Drawing from the Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children’s Art Archive held by the State Library of Queensland, Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters gives us a chance to explore the worlds of children. The exhibition focuses on artworks by children from Woodridge State School, bringing home to the people of Logan, especially Woodridge, a sense of pride and inspiration. To complement the works from the Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children’s Art Archive, three-dimensional artforms made this year by current Woodridge State School students will be featured in glass cases alongside works from the Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters projects.

This exhibition is a collaboration with the State Library of Queensland.

 

Living Museum of Logan

Open 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday

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Full Contact info

The Living Museum of Logan is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm and when performances are held in the Butterbox Theatre. Closed Sunday and Monday.

Address
Located at 270 Jacaranda Avenue, Kingston, the Kingston Butter Factory Precinct is in the heart of Logan and easily accessible by pedestrians, public transport or vehicle when planning your visit to the area.

By road
By road the precinct is conveniently located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast, just 5 minutes off either the South East Freeway or the Logan Motorway.

Free onsite parking is available for your convenience. The car park holds 82 cars with overflow areas for large events and has a dedicated area for bus parking. Please consider other transport options when attending large events.

Train
By rail you can access the precinct via Beenleigh or Ferny Grove lines. Disembark at the Kingston Train Station then take a 200m stroll from the station to the venue.

Bus
By bus, TransLink bus routes stop within a short walk of the precinct. The three closest bus stops are Kingston Station (4 min. walk), Kingston Road at Gould Adams Park (9 min. walk) and Clare Road near Kingston Road (12 min. walk).

Active transport
The precinct is easily accessible by bicycle, with a local cycleway network connecting KBF to key activity centres in the City of Logan.

The onsite café, Devon Pixies Tea House, is open Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm; Saturday 8.30am (7am on market days) to 3pm; Sunday – special events and private groups on request.

For catered events we have a professional catering team serving up delicious menu options.

Catering is also available for our hire spaces. Looking to host at event? Check out our spaces for hire.

KBF provides access for people of all abilities.

Accessible parking is available in designated spaces. Please ensure your pass is clearly displayed when parking in these spaces.

Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct has state-of-the-art PWD bathroom facilities.

The Precinct is also accessible via:

  • Ramp access to the Stage and Cottage buildings
  • PWD Bathrooms within the internal building & the external precinct grounds
  • Changing spaces accessible bathroom
  • Baby change table facilities
  • Hush room attached to Butterbox Theatre
  • Hearing loop services onsite

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