PEACOCK feathers, crystals, barbed wire and not a pom-pom in site - this is not your average beanie display.
The Ipswich Art Gallery's latest exhibition, Colours of the Country II celebrates the humble beanie in a less than traditional way.
About 100 of the best creations of the annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival are on show at the gallery and Arts, Community and Cultural Services chairman Cr Charlie Pisasale hopes locals will use the display as inspiration for an Ipswich entry next year.
"The Alice Springs Beanie Festival attracts craft enthusiasts from around Australia and the world, and the Ipswich Beanie Project is about creating a beanie that symbolises our community," Cr Pisasale said.
Local artists Kyla D'Aubbonnett and Rebecca Lewis from Cultiver Indie Arts and Design have been asked to create a beanie that symbolises Ipswich and Cr Pisasale said the community would play a big part in the project.
"Kyla and Rebecca will create the beanie and incorporate as many suggestions as they can from local residents, with the unveiling planned for early October at the Ipswich Art Gallery," he said.
Residents are asked to provide suggestions for what should be on the beanie and the artists will then attempt to incorporate the ideas into the final product.
Suggestion boxes for the Ipswich Beanie Project will be at the Ipswich Art Gallery, Cultiver and The Switch Contemporary Art Space in the Ipswich CBD from August 24 until September 2. Ideas can also be submitted on Ipswich Art Gallery's Facebook Page.
"We think people will include things like the railway, and historical buildings and we look forward to the challenge of fitting all those ideas together," Ms D'Aubbonnett said.