The Wondai Regional Art Gallery is recognised as one of the best in rural south-east Queensland. With new exhibitions every month, Friends of the Gallery membership, Sunday Art Group, Pole Art and regular workshops and art classes for adults and children, it provides opportunities for people to develop and display their artistic skills as well as showcasing the region's art and culture to the visiting public.
Weekdays: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Sundays/Public Holidays: 10.00am to 4.00pm (except Good Friday. ANZAC morning, Christmas & Boxing Days)
Exhibition enquiries to :
Phone: 07 4168 5926
40 Haly Street, Wondai
Calender of Events:
The Month of June will see the Wondai Regional Art Gallery hosting two travelling exhibitions.
“Core Of My Heart, My Country"
Works for sale from the Brian Tucker Coolection (First and Second Gallery)
For over 30 years, Brian Tucker has built his accountancy practice around assisting artists, arts organisations, and Aboriginal arts centres, and in that time he has built a magnificent art collection. Using Dorothea McKellar’s famous poem MY COUNTRY as inspiration, this selection of over 60 paintings, works on paper and small sculptures, explores aspects of the Australian landscape, life on the land and life with the land. All artworks are for sale.
CORE OF MY HEART, MY COUNTRY is a wonderful opportunity to buy quality Australian artwork from the Brian Tucker Collection, and 30% of all sales generated will be returned to the Wondai Regional Gallery.
"Barambah Pottery" by Yidding Artists Collective (Third Gallery)
Two of the decorators, Rocko Langton and Maurice Mickelo, from the original Barambah Pottery will be exhibiting with other Refire Artists as part of the Travelling Exhibition. The Refire Project was funded by Arts Queensland and was far more successful than anyone ever imagined it could be. Approximately 230 works were produced and decorated by indigenous artists over a period of ten weeks. Decorating pottery has continued at the Yidding Artists Studio at the Ration Shed and the work produced has continued to develop and amaze. This collection of works from 8 artists comprises both Refire and (new) Barambah pieces, mostly bowls and plates. Acrylic Paintings from these artists are also being exhibited.
"Kids Korner" - Cherbourg State School
Opening Night: Friday 1st June 2018, from 6pm.
$5.00 entry includes Hot & Cold Supper & Punch
Wine will be served by Clovely Estate
The exhibition will remain in the Wondai Regional Art Gallery Regional Art Gallery until 4pm on Saturday 30th June 2018. The exhibition will be open 7 days a week, 10.00am till 4.00pm. Free Entry. Telephone: 074168 5926 or email email@example.com
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The month of May will see the Wondai Regional Art Gallery hosting three exhibitions.
“Nature & Me" by Roza Lear (First Gallery)
Roza is a local artist from Murgon, here in the South Burnett, and a valued volunteer and gardener at this Gallery. She has been painting for the past 10 years, developing her unique style. Roza’s love of painting shows in the art she produces. She is particularly fond of painting “Landscapes” but has also been successful with flowers. Working with mostly acrylics as her medium, Roza held her first exhibition here in 2015 which was a great success with one of her paintings voted “People’s choice” on opening night.
"Tole'd in Paper" by Rosemarie Mathews-Frederick (Second Gallery)
After a skiing accident in the USA in 1999 Rosemarie attended a craft show in Brisbane and then decided to start doing Paper Tole. Starting with a few simple kits she was delighted with the results. She took some pieces to the local craft group who asked her to teach. Having only just begun herself she was reluctant but soon found herself not only teaching them but also learning how to frame her own work. As a result she is now a self-taught Paper Tole Artist and Framer. She conducts workshops in Kingaroy and enjoys teaching and seeing her student’s faces when their work is finished and framed.
"Creating in Colour" by Judy & Nadine Gray (Third Gallery)
This mother and daughter combo have been creating works of colour for a combined 50 years. This exhibition features recent works and articles of clothing and jewellery by Judy and photography by Nadine. The duo create works of colour, as both are highly sensitive to combination of colour in our everyday world and are aware of the affect that colour has on our emotions and our moods. They create pieces that bring atmosphere and character into homes. Judy has a mastery of textiles, taking raw fibres and preparing and weaving them to finished products.
“Kids Korner” Wooroolin State School
Opening Night: Friday 4th May 2018, from 6pm.
$5.00 entry includes Hot & Cold Supper & Punch
Wine will be served by Kingsley Grove Estate
The exhibition will remain in the Wondai Regional Art Gallery Regional Art Gallery until 4pm on Saturday 26th May 2018. The exhibition will be open 7 days a week, 10.00am till 4.00pm. Free Entry. Telephone: 074168 5926 or email firstname.lastname@example.org