Find Events
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition

Bush mechanics Workshops Rail Museum, interactive driving, bush driver

Based on the popular ABC television series co-created by David Batty and Francis Jupurrurla Kelly, and told through the show’s distinctive brand of humour, this exhibition showcases the ingenuity of outback mechanics whose clever resourcefulness can turn branches, spinifex and sand into tools and spare parts to get cars back on the road.

Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition features a range of items from the series, including two original cars, clay figurines, specially commissioned artwork and interactive displays, it also provides broader insights into Aboriginal life and culture.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to see original footage from the series and try their hand at some of the ingenious and resourceful nyurulypa, or tricks, by assembling the discarded parts that make up the exhibition’s ‘bush driving simulator’ and operating it. 

Exhibition admission is included with general Museum entry.

Bush Mechanics: The Exhibition

  • When: 12 August – 2 February, 9.30am – 4pm daily- CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY AND BOXING DAY
  • Where: The Workshops Rail Museum
  • Who:  ideal for Brisbane Kids of all ages
  • Price: FREE with The Workshops Rail entry ticket

For more information visit


The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street
North Ipswich, Qld 4305 Australia
(07) 3432 5100

We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed due to wet weather and other events. If you know of a change or cancellation then please do let us know at [email protected].

Keep Up To Date With Brisbane Kids!