21 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
3 Jun 17 - 16 Jul 17, All Day
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
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
13 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.
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.
24 Feb 17 - 9 Apr 17, All Day
Roma on Bungil Gallery is giving art lovers of the Maranoa Region the rare opportunity to view works by renowned Australian landscape artists including Gordon Shepherdson, John Caldwell, Michael Nelson Jagamara, Davida Allen, Sybil Curtis, Maureen Hansen and Joe Furlonger. The exhibition, Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize has been curated by Bernie Hollet, the Club Art Curator, and with the support of Museums & Galleries Queensland will tour to 6 venues in regional Queensland in 2016 – 2017.
Exhibition curator Bernie Hollett said, “In 2015, Tattersall’s Club celebrated its 150th anniversary. To mark this milestone and to commemorate 25 years of the Landscape Art Prize, Tattersall’s Club Committee has made available a selection of winning entries for a regional tour. We are delighted to share these works with regional Queensland.”
Since 1990, Tattersall’s Club has conducted its prestigious national art award, which has allowed the Club to acquire significant paintings by well-known Australian artists. Many artists who have won the Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize have been finalists or winners of major Australian art prizes such as the Archibald Prize, the Wynne Prize, the Sir John Sulman Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Moran Art Prizes, the Glover Prizes and the Fleurieu Art Prize.
The 15 artworks in this exhibition have been selected because of their connection to Queensland – many locations depicted are Queensland landscapes. Collectively, they present a diversity of ways of viewing and interpreting our landscape. The exhibition features a range of painting styles including traditional, contemporary, narrative, industrial and urban, by mid and senior career artists.
Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize opens at the Roma on Bungil Gallery on the 24th February at 5.30pm, where it will be exhibited until the 9th April.
The exhibition is supported by an Education Resource and a free curators talk by Ms Bernie Hollett, the Tattersall’s Club Art Curator, at 11am on Saturday 25th February at the Roma on Bungil Gallery.
For media enquiries, please contact: Sandy Macdonald
5 Aug 16 - 31 Aug 16, All Day
Susie Klein loves telling stories through art as a unique way of sharing without words. The making of art can create peace and relaxation, and it is with this in mind Susie endeavours to share her passion with the world.
24 Jun 16 - 31 Jul 16, All Day
The touring exhibition of the prestigious 2015 Queensland Regional Art Awards, Cream of the Crop, will land at the Roma on Bungil Gallery from Friday 24th June to 31st July. This impressive exhibition features the diverse art work of 30 of the finest emerging and established artists living and working in regional and remote Queensland.
28 Mar 16 - 20 May 16, All Day
Elizabeth Corfe, Binnie Donovan & Char Sale
Differing expressions of creativity, showing an artistic thread passed on through generations within the family.
5 Feb 16 - 26 Mar 16, All Day
Surat Shutterbugs – Local Photo Group
A talented local group of photographers, with an eye for the unlikely image, shoot us away from the mainstream.
Megan McNicholl – Dorinda Schwennesen – Sandra Neill – Sandra Macdonald – Robyn Mackenzie – Di Kelly – Sandy Mulcahy – Joanne Craig-Havern – Marie Bright – Anne Galloway – Jenny Reddan – Julie Latham – Roz Brownlie
6 Nov 15 - 16 Jan 16, All Day
Mary Cochrane – “I find through my art I can say things with flowers, that I couldn’t say any other way”
5 Sep 15 - 31 Oct 15, 12:00 am
A ROBG Biennial charity fundraising exhibition that involves, in 2015, inviting men and their child/niece/nephew/friend) who have never painted before, to offer their wondrous works of art for auction. A fun time!
17 Aug 15 - 20 Sep 15, 12:00 am
I have been painting for over 30 years and at this time in my artistic journey I am experimenting with different media in my paintings. Most paintings end up with some watercolour, ink, pastel, acrylic, oil pastels and various other found pigments. I love to paint and do so most days.
I live and work on the land and painting the bush around me is a great inspiration – but almost any subject can get the creative juices flowing. Of late I am also leaning towards the abstract – experimenting with colour and how the different media interact.
I love to travel and many paintings evolve from these trips. The Australian outback being a favourite topic.
I paint with a particularly supportive group of artists in the Miles Art Group, and enjoy the process of learning from one another. We have taken advantage of many visiting tutors over the years and I also try to get to Summer Schools etc when possible.
Painting is my passion. I experience such joy from making art – time just disappears when I am painting.
26 Jun 15 - 2 Aug 15, All Day
Offshoots: A Florilegium from the Cairns Botanic Gardens is a travelling exhibition developed by Tanks Arts Centre in partnership with Cairns Botanic Gardens, toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
It is also sponsored for it’s Roma visit by the Santos GLNG and the Maranoa Council.
8 May 15 - 21 Jun 15, All Day
Cassie Swanson, and Trish Arden, two accomplished artists from Augathella and Tambo, are combining to present “A Slice of Life” at the Roma on Bungil Gallery, from Friday 8th May to Sunday 21st June. The opening night is 5.30 pm Friday 8th May, and everyone is invited.
Cassie Swanson is inspired by the softer visions she sees in her country, and portrays these beautifully with watercolour. Rainclouds and storms, children and flowers all capture her imagination. Recently she has embarked on a dance with acrylics, which has led her down a joyful path.Cassie paints with a gentleness and empathy, that belies the often harsh environment she lives in. She imbues her paintings with her own upbeat, positive personality.
Trish Arden is larger than life, and so are her paintings. Trish paints with gusto and verve. She handles acrylics, oils, and pastels with masterful aplomb. Her large floral paintings are her signature pieces, and are as colourful and full of life as the artist herself. Her life on the land has led her to escape into her art, where her passion for expressing herself in paint is the bonus for all of us.
With thanks to Santos GLNG and Maranoa Regional Council.
21 Apr 15 - 4 May 15, All Day
An installation “Field of Dreams” Commemorating 100 years since Gallipoli by Michelle Blair
“Faces of The Maranoa” Portraits by Sandra Allen
6 Feb 15 - 30 Apr 15, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buderim artists Veronica Cay and David Green latest exhibition of drawings and sculptures exploring memory, myth and magic through adventurous pattern, vibrant colour, light and form. David and Veronica have been life partners for thirty years, sharing studio spaces and an arts practice that was predominantly textile based.
7 Nov 14 - 31 Dec 14, 5:30 pm
No time for any lessons or tuition, painting scenes straight out of his memories of the bush that has been his life’s work.
26 Sep 14 - 2 Nov 14, All Day
“It seemed natural for me to start painting horses and the capers they get up to since I spent so much time as a youngster reading their moods and body language.”
16 Aug 14 - 24 Aug 14, All Day
Rowley Drysdale is an artist working primarily in ceramics, sculpture and mixed media assemblages. His practice spans three decades. His interest was primarily in ceramics, especially wood fired work utilising glaze on functional, traditional form, and the development of unique high fired glazes.
27 Jun 14 - 3 Aug 14, All Day
Australian nurses have been going to war for well over 100 years, but their important contribution to Australia’s overseas military operations often goes unreported.
11 May 14 - 11 Jul 14, All Day
Nancy Hunt is from Narrabri and is bringing her artwork to Roma in a collection of sculptures, paintings, mixed media & drawings inspired by her experiences of living in rural and metropolitan NSW, and also time spent travelling overseas.