Glenn R. Cooke curated ‘Lady Woodcarvers of Rockhampton’, an exhibition held at the Rockhampton Art Gallery from 7 April to 28 May, 2000.
The exhibition ‘Lady woodcarvers of Rockhampton’ opened at the Rockhampton Art Gallery on 8 April as that institution's major contribution to a series of events to celebrate ‘Beef 2000’. For those who attended the opening, apart from the descendants of the woodcarvers themselves, it was a revelation. Although the exhibition only included twenty-five items, most were on a scale that commanded the space of the Gallery. The display included two wardrobes, two settles, a twotiered cupboard, a kitchen dresser, chest of drawers and double bed as well as coffee tables, chairs, small tables, cupboards and a paper-rack. Until this exhibition, the history of woodcarving in Central Queensland had never been documented.