I love a Sunburnt Country

13 Feb 20 - 5 Apr 20, All Day

Petals, Pots and Personalities

14 Nov 19 - 15 Dec 19, All Day

From the Verandah

26 Sep 19, All Day

Santos Young Artist Bursary

21 Jul 19 - 11 Oct 19, All Day


The Roma on Bungil Gallery Santos Young Artist Bursary has been established with the generous support of Santos GLNC to assist young people from the ages of 15 to 21 years, who live within the Maranoa region of South West Queensland in pursuing studies in all aspects of Visual Arts.

It is recognised that young people from this region often have to leave the area to undertake studies in Visual Arts and this places an additional burden on them and their families. It is intended that the Roma on Bungil Gallery Santos Young Artist Bursary will benefit such students.


That the Bursary is to be used to defray costs associated with a young person’s visual arts studies and may
include expenses such as the purchase of materials, course texts, payment of course fees, etc.


Applications for The Roma on Bungil Gallery Santos Bursary are invited from young artists within the Maranoa Region who are aged between 15 and 21 years (On the 11th October 2019) who;

• Wish to undertake further education and training in the Arts
• Need financial assistance to enable them to complete an Arts course or workshop.
• Live within the Maranoa Region


The Bursary is worth $2,000.


Applications will be competitively reviewed and applicants will be selected against the following criteria:

• Demonstrated interest and passion in developing a career within the Arts
• Community involvement in the Arts
• Artistic /Academic merit

You will be asked to provide an example of your work.
Short listed applicants will be interviewed by a panel comprising of members of the Roma on Bungil Gallery Committee, a Santos representative and an independent artist.


. The provision of the bursary will be conditional upon proof of enrolment in the specified course or workshop
Successful applicants for bursaries will be required to;
. Present a report to the ROBG Committee at the end of their course / workshop with evidence of their learnings.
. Share their learning with current students through a school visit or practical demonstration of their work with 12 months of completing their course/workshop.

At the conclusion of their studies the student may be invited to present an exhibition, a portfolio of work for public viewing, an installation or illustrated talk, in conjunction with the Roma on Bungil Gallery. The event will be influenced by the area of study pursued and the nature of the student’s work.


Complete the Application details form attached and provide a personal statement of no longer than 300 words that addresses the following:

. What are your short term and long term goals in relation to your art aspirations?
. What are your reasons for applying for this Bursary and how 
will it help you achieve your goals?
. How will your selected course/workshop add value to your current experience and 
knowledge of your artistic practice?
. List of participation in the arts such as exhibitions, performances, competitions, 
voluntary or paid work as well as any awards received.
Include the names and contact details of at least one referee who is aware of your artistic experience and/or achievements and be able to support your application. The referee must not be immediate family members or relatives of yours.
. You must include a detailed budget with your application that explains how you plan to use the money provided by the bursary.
. You must provide at least 3 images, not more than 6, showing relevant examples of your artwork. These may be in digital form or printed. If you are selected for interview, there will opportunity to bring actual examples of your work to show the interview panel. Artwork submitted for consideration is to be your own work and not in breach of copyright.


Applications need to be received by 5pm on …Friday 11 October 2019
Addressed to;
The Secretary, Roma on Bungil Gallery
PO Box 922
Roma 4455
Or Emailed to Secretary@romaonbungil.com.au
Please click on the following link to download application form – Santos Young Artist Bursary Form

Please contact the Roma on Bungil Gallery via email to secretary@romaonbungil.com.au

Ida Montague Opens 8th February in gallery

7 Feb 19 - 12 Apr 19, All Day


Ida Montague’s life – first in Denmark, then as an opal and gem merchant in Sydney, and later a cattle grazier’s wife and business partner in Far North Queensland – enables her to draw on a number of cultural perspectives and brings a refreshing Scandinavian point of view to her paintings which are full of surprising pictorial idioms. 

The artist’s Danish heritage is reflected in the clear lines, attention to detail and fascinating mix of robust colour that produces vibrant pieces in which we recognise revitalised but still iconic Australian subject matter. The stark aesthetic of Montague’s paintings are filled with bold contrast and her playful use of flat planes of colour and negative space reveal a unique illusion of form. 

Through Montague’s critical lens we are the beneficiaries of her uncompromising clarity – which demands we change our perspective of the Australian outback from idyllic representation to an abstract realism. No longer red dust landscapes but a tapestry of movement – through them we can hear the whack of the polo stick, thunder of hooves or cattle call. 

The result of this startlingly original artist’s work is the emotional reverberation ignited within her audience as we recognise an artistic shift of paradigm, as Montague injects new life into familiar subjects – the human face, a game of polo or the cattlemen of the north.”

As well as life experiences, that have shaped her art, Ida also has studied formally with the following qualifications gained;

Bach of Visual Art (Hons) James Cook University

Diploma of Art and Design TAFE College Townsville

Through a Glass Lightly - Sandra Allen

15 Nov 18 - 21 Dec 18, All Day


Miles Art Group- Miles Medley

28 Sep 18 - 11 Nov 18, 7:15 am

The Locals, bringing their art to show the other locals.  Save yourself 3 hours in the car and visit the Miles crew in Roma

FLYING ARTS "REMINISCENCE"- Tribute to Judith Wright

18 Aug 18 - 23 Sep 18, 7:00 am

Reminiscence pays tribute to Judith Wright and her life and passions, reflecting on her contributions to Australian literature, wildlife and environment conservation, and Indigenous land rights. Featuring ceramics and works on paper from artists Frances Smith and Fiona Rafferty.


Link here to see original website for information


22 Jun 18 - 5 Aug 18, 7:15 am

Workshops and displays by Cameron Eaton


3 May 18 - 16 Jun 18, 2:00 pm

Artist :Julie Dwight


30 Mar 18 - 29 Apr 18, 7:30 am

A SERIES OF WORKS BY Dr Karen Knight-Mudie based on stories of local bushrangers, the Kenniff Brothers.

Local historian Peter Keegan will speak to the works with the history and local tales in his repertoire on Easter Saturday morning. It will be a colourful rendition of a story steeped in mystery and larrikinism told by the best raconteur in the district.

My Life My Art Exhibition raises $12,600 for Lifeflight

8 Sep 17, 7:30 am - 10:00 am

To those who attended the My Life My Art Exhibition, thank you so much for your support. 

We raised over $19,000 with one third being kept for the Gallery and two-thirds going to Lifeflight. 

An amazing effort thanks to our excellent artists and sponsors below.


Thank you also to our committee members who worked so hard in the lead up to the opening night and the behind the scenes during the event.

There are only a few pieces of art remaining to be sold and there is just under a week to take the opportunity to have a look at these last pieces to purchase.




Beyond the Bale: Celebrating wool, silk, and other fibres through the medium of felt

20 Jul 17 - 3 Sep 17, All Day

from Marion Douglas, Pam Healy, Raewyn Penrose and Markie Sturrock


Opens: Friday 21st July 2017, 5:30pm

Finishes: 3rd September 2017


Impressions and Expressions: An exhibition of paintings by mother and daughter

2 Jun 17 - 16 Jul 17, All Day

Betty Searle

Spending her earliest years on a rural property in the district of Roma, Queensland, Betty’s

appreciation and mastery of the special tones and colours of the landscape developed during

this time. Working mainly in oils, Betty’s underpainting of pure colours produces a vitality on the

different surfaces with which she works. Betty’s success as a regional artist has seen her win

many awards throughout the state. Her work is retained both in private and public collections,

with her early work Pear Clearing being recently included in a Western Downs Regional Council

Show Habitat: Environmental Art of the Darling Downs


Lisa West

Growing up in regional Queensland, Lisa now lives in Brisbane with her family. She has been

painting since the birth of her first child, eighteen years ago. Her chosen media are oils and

acrylics, painting both representational and non-representational works. Lisa has always been

interested in colour and forms, citing her mother Betty as an important inspiration for her


Colourful Chaos by artist Sandi Harrold

Colourful Chaos by artist Sandi Harrold

12 Apr 17, All Day

About the artist

Sandi Harrold is known for her brilliant splashes of vibrant colours depicting some of her favourite characters. Her pieces feature quirky subjects with huge eyes and quizzical expressions on their faces created for the sole purpose of stealing a smile from the viewer.

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Art pieces can be found at and Kenmore Gallery in Brisbane, Australia.  She features on the Artsy Shark, Brisbane Artists, Art Connect and Colour In Your Life.  

Sandi was born and raised in the Queensland bush, and now resides in Brisbane.  She is a mother, kindergarten teacher and an E.S.L. teacher. She began learning to draw and paint in order to illustrate the children’s stories she writes in her spare time, but since discovering her passion for art she has moved her focus to painting. 

Sandi has illustrated and written or co-written 19 story books for children, 7 of her own and 12 others with Aboriginal Elders, Dr. Ruth Hegarty and Uncle Joe Kirk.  These have been published by Scholastic Australia. Several of these books are already available in book stores. Others will follow into the book shops as soon as printing is complete.

Sandi focuses mainly on painting animals interacting with one another.  There’s a story in every painting and viewers can have fun creating their own versions.

Sandi says of her paintings ‘I like to think there is a story unfolding behind the scenes and I’ve captured the characters hatching a plot or deep in thought.’

Sandi continues to develop her skills and explore her passion and joy for art and sharing it with others.

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