14 Jun 19 - 28 Jul 19, All Day
26 Apr 19 - 9 Jun 19, All Day
8 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
16 Nov 18 - 21 Dec 18, All Day
LOCAL ARTIST, SANDRA ALLEN AND HER RECENT WORKS. WITH A SENSE OF BUSH HUMOUR
28 Sep 18 - 11 Nov 18, 5:15 pm
The Locals, bringing their art to show the other locals. Save yourself 3 hours in the car and visit the Miles crew in Roma
18 Aug 18 - 23 Sep 18, 5:00 pm
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.
22 Jun 18 - 5 Aug 18, 5:15 pm
Workshops and displays by Cameron Eaton
4 May 18 - 17 Jun 18, 12:00 am
Artist :Julie Dwight
30 Mar 18 - 29 Apr 18, 5:30 pm
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.
8 Sep 17, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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.
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!