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The Keeper Project is a live public art project embedded in place.


Local artists work as 'Keepers' in a temporary role as observer, explorer, collector and maker within the community. They become the archaeologists of local stories, uncovering the uniqueness of a place and making visible the things that go unseen.  

Piloted in Coolum in 2021-22, the Keeper Project will be hosted in Namba/Nambour from June 2024 with eleven local artists already selected as Keepers. 


One at a time, each of the artists takes the role of The Keeper for three weeks, before passing the role on. During this time, they have a chosen ritual that they will repeat, occurring at a particular place, at a particular time in the public realm.


The Keeper is for everyone.


Chance encounters with the Keepers will happen as people go about their everyday lives. The communities of people experiencing the project will change depending on the place, time and the ritual performed.


The Keepers will be logging their journey like any good explorer, documenting a moment in time and place.


You can follow their accounts on this website or come visit their office in Nambour's 2nd Space.

Keepers will be in Namba/Nambour from June 2024 to February 2025.

Keepers can pop up anywhere...keep an eye out.

Developed in collaboration with Field Theory and produced by Red Chair in partnership with Sunshine Coast Council.  

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The Keeper is produced by Red Chair in collaboration with Field Theory. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. The Keeper is supported by the Sunshine Coast Council in partnership with the Queensland Government through the Regional Arts Development Fund.

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