Hand Bent Banana, Arts and Health Centre serves as a gateway to nature, creativity and instinctively health and wellbeing.
Hand Bent Banana Arts and Health Centre is committed to delivering the transformative value of the arts. As a social enterprise we champion arts, health and nature-based initiatives that contribute to human and environmental flourishing.
We value flourishing.
We provide spectacular opportunities for a wide range of arts, health and nature-based activities.
Our Goals are to...
for arts, health &
conservation through meaningful
together to explore, participate,
Founder and CEO
Dr Karleen Gwinner
Onsite Studio Manager
Beatrix & Bootsy
Donna McDonald PhD
Just an hour’s drive south of Brisbane and a short drive west of Burleigh, HBB is committed to connecting diverse audiences to incubate creative wild discoveries.
The Centre provides infrastructure, support, programs and access to the natural environment for artists, others working in the arts and health sector and the community.
HBB is a bespoke cultural ‘day-spa’ retreat.
Indoor and outdoor workshop spaces, garden rooms and wilderness places can be hired for half a day or weekly on flexible arrangements.
Parking is provided on the property.
Whilst it is difficult to cater for the needs of everyone in all parts of Talweg due to uneven terrain, there are areas and facilities for wheelchair user and carer access.
Our work is made possible with our partners supporters, and friends who all play a vital part in ensuring that we continue to grow and thrive. Thank you specially to the below organisations for their generous support of HBB