ABOUT US

Hand Bent Banana, Arts and Health Centre serves as a gateway to nature, creativity and instinctively health and wellbeing.

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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...

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Be a
hinterland gateway
for arts, health &
nature-based

discovery

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Contribute to

environmental 
conservation through meaningful
exploration

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Bring communities
together to explore, participate,
& create
experiences

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The Team

Founder and CEO

Dr Karleen Gwinner

 

Onsite Studio Manager

Django Waddington

Fury Consulates

Beatrix & Bootsy

Advisory Board 

Tiarna Stevenson

Neal Price

Donna McDonald PhD

Charlotte Francis

Creative Collaborators

Lisa Behan

Rachel Clarkin

Accessibility

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.

ABOUT US
ABOUT US

Supporters

& Friends

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

Arts Queensland
Arts Queensland
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City of Gold Coast
City of Gold Coast
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Jandarra
Jandarra
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HandsOnArt
HandsOnArt
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mindsettle
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