An exhibition by Photographic Artist Bobbie Jones

OCTOBER 16 – 30, 2022






The Gates project took Bobbie along 6000 kilometres of Australian roadway that many never travel to capture an artistic insight into Gates and their silent stories. Over 100 quintessentially Australian gates tell a story of culture, function, art, and power.

The exhibition is designed to provoke thought and reflection and to leave you with a new perspective on gates.

Gates is at the Churn Room


More Information

Where is Dayboro?

Dayboro is a rural town in the Moreton Bay Region of Queensland, Australia, and is approximately 45 kilometres north-northwest of Brisbane. Only an hour’s drive from the Brisbane CBD or Sunshine Coast, Dayboro is a favourite destination for lovers of arts and culture, car and motorcycle clubs, weekend country drives, and adventurers. This quaint village might be small in size but it’s big in character with an array of cafes, art, antiques, gift shops, and historical buildings.

The Dayboro Butter Factory

The Dayboro Butter Factory started operations in November 1892 and was later destroyed by fire in May 1929.  The factory at 38 Williams St Dayboro was rebuilt and opened a year later in 1930 before it closed permanently on June 30, 1965.  The Historic Industrial building is now home to local businesses, including antique store Bohemian De’cor, and the Churn Room, an art space and retail store for a multi-faceted artisan community, including Robyn Darling Images by Bobbie Jones.

How to get there

There are three main ways to arrive in Dayboro.

From the South or Brisbane CBD, the approach through Samford to Dayboro is a popular weekend drive with the Samford Village also offering a host of things to see and do.  Dayboro is only a 20min drive from Samford.  If coming from the Eatons Hill Hotel, travel down Eatons Crossing Road and turn right towards Dayboro. Dayboro is only a 25min drive from the Eatons Hill Hotel.

Coming from the Sunshine Coast, you have the option to travel towards Woodford, then turn left to take the drive through Mount Mee, and on to Dayboro.  This route is very popular with Car and Motorcycle Clubs as the picturesque drive winds its way through the hills and dairy cattle farms.

From the Northside of Brisbane, the trip to Dayboro takes you only 15 min from Petrie, past the Old Petrie Town Historic Village, Lake Kurwongbah, North Pine Dam, and on to Dayboro.  


Parking on Williams Street, the main retail street of Dayboro, can be limited.

When visiting the Churn Room and Silverwood Cafe, parking is available:

  • On Williams Street (limited)
  • On Railway Street (next to, and behind, the Bakery)
  • On Mount Mee Road (be careful crossing the road)
  • In the swimming pool car park (when not operating)

The Churn Room precinct includes the Silverwood Café & Wood Bar.

Friday 7:30am–3pm, 4:30–10pm
Saturday 7am–3pm, 4:30–10pm
Sunday 7am–3pm
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 7:30am–3pm
Thursday 7:30am–3pm

Other local Restaurants and Café’s include;

  • The Crown Hotel
  • Dayboro Drop

There is plenty of accommodation not far from Dayboro.  From the award-winning Eatons Hill Hotel to the spectacular views from the Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge, or an abundance of local B&B’s, there is something to suit every taste and budget.  Check out some of the Exquisite Accommodation  featured in Tawny Trails


The best way to access Dayboro is to drive yourself. However, Uber and taxis from Brisbane also service the area. As a guide, an Uber from Eatons Hill is approximately $50 one way, and from the Clear Mountain Lodge approximately $40 one way.

How to find the Churn Room

38 Williams Street, Dayboro

The Old Dayboro Butter Factory is on the edge of Terrors Creek, next door to the Puma Service Station, which is almost opposite Mount Mee Road.  Head through the Silverwood Cafe and enter the Churn Room towards the back of the building adjacent to the Wood Bar.

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