ON EXHIBITION @ the Centre Beaudesert




22 JUNE - 5 SEPTEMBER 2018


Friday 22 June 2018, 6pm for 6.30pm

and MEET

Official Opening by Mayor SRRC Cr Greg Christensen


On the Couch: In conversation with Barry Cheeseman, Dr Shehab Uddin, Louis Lim and Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling).


5540 5050 | thecentre@scenicrim.qld.gov.au


The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert



4 August 2018, 10am-4pm. free 
The Centre Beaudesert & Boonah Cultural Centre

Performances, demonstrations, classes & workshops, cooking demonstrations, movies and more…  Full program here




Reconnecting with Vietnam and Cambodia

A collection of photographs by award winning Scenic Rim photographer Barry Cheeseman. In 1968 -1969 Cheeseman spent some time in Vietnam as a National Serviceman and infantry man during the American conflict. He never thought he would return or care about Vietnam and its neighbours.  After 40 years his wife finally convinced him to return and find some kind of closure for his past experiences.  Since that first return trip he has returned more than 20 times, supported a Vietnamese school and has become friends with the Vietnamese Consul General to Australia, numerous Vietnamese Government officials, artists, photographers and business leaders. In this body of work Cheeseman hopes to convey to others some aspects of the life of the Vietnamese and Cambodian people.

Vietnam Vet members of the Beaudesert R.S.L. Sub Branch reflect on their life experiences and journeys as they reconnect with communities in Vietnam over the past 40 years.  Supported by Beaudesert R.S.L. Sub Branch.

Through A Different Lens

Louis Lim is a Malaysian Born Chinese photographer now based in BrisbaneHis works feature a series of photographs depicting a typology of shrines of a local deity important to the Chinese-Malay community in Malaysia.


Dr Shehab Uddin:  Dr Shehab Uddin, is an award winning Bangladeshi visual artist and educator, now based in Australia. His 'Amrao Manush: The Pavement Dwellers' is a series from his highly emotive socio-political long-term documentation project. Uddin started this project in 2007, as a staff photographer with Drik and it was commissioned by Concern Worldwide. In 2010, he received grants from both the Magnum and Alexia Foundations to support the continuation of the project and this has helped him to give voice to the voiceless.  

Pamela See (Xue Mei-Ling) is a PhD candidate from Griffith University, who is researching post-digital applications for traditional Chinese papercutting. 

Her technique resembles Foshan papercutting that is endemic to her maternal family home of Guangdong Province. 

The Temple on our Doorstep : From the temples of the Buddhist traditions to the Mosques of the Islamic faith, artisans have crafted beautiful places in South East Queensland for worship and reflection.