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QUAMPI, Quandamooka Art Museum and Performance Institute

The Quandamooka Art Museum and Performance Institute (QUAMPI) will be a cultural tourism experience for Queensland bringing together ancient Quandamooka artefacts with contemporary art, music, dance and performance.

Project overview

The centre will include:

  • an indoor exhibition space,
  • conference and performing arts facilities,
  • café and dining facilities, and
  • a large outdoor space suitable for community and corporate events.

The Quandamooka People can practise and share their culture, heritage and art with visitors from all over the world. QUAMPI will become the home of the Quandamooka Festival and International First Nations artists will be invited to be part of exhibitions and events.

QUAMPI is a priority action in Gudjundabu Marumba: Tourism for a Glad Tomorrow, a five-year strategy for sustainable tourism on Quandamooka Country (PDF). The strategy was launched by the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC) in December 2018.

Project delivery

The Queensland Government’s Department of Housing and Public Works (DHPW) is managing the design, procurement and construction of the centre on behalf of QYAC.

Cox Architecture has been appointed as the principal consultant.

View the QUAMPI design concepts.


14-16 Ballow Road
Deanbilla Bay
Gumpi (Dunwich)
Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island)


  • New facility for cultural, corporate and community events

  • Educate visitors on Quandamooka history, language, and culture

  • Stimulate local business development and growth


13 December 2019

Detailed design and layout completed

10 January 2020

Infrastructure Designation made by the Planning Minister became effective

22 January 2020

EOIs invited for Head Contractor (QUAMPI & Yalingbila Bibula) close

28 February 2020

EOIs for indicative work packages close

Mid 2020

Head Contractor (QUAMPI & Yalingbila Bibula) will be appointed

Mid 2020

Construction will commence

Mid 2021

Construction will be completed

Last updated: 21 Aug 2020