Maranoa Artists Group Show "Year of the Farmer"

28 Sep 12 - 4 Nov 12, All Day

Ran from 28th September to the 4th November. A varied display from our local artists.

Queensland Year 11 & 12 artworks

24 Aug 12 - 23 Sep 12, All Day

A Touring Exhibition of top Queensland year 11 and 12 artworks. This exhibition was on show from 24th August to 23rd September.

Shoot Straight You Bastards

7 Jul 12 - 12 Aug 12, All Day

Six Artists From Out of Nowhere commented on the world they live in. An installation, a movie, paintings & a book made up the facets of this exhibition, which voiced the artists concerns at the speed of mining development for coal & coal seam gas in Australia. Their particular concern being for the Great Artesian Basin & the displacement of people from the land. It was one of the best received Exhibitions to be shown in the Gallery.

A Sense of Occasion - 50 Years of Party Dresses

25 May 12 - 1 Jul 12, All Day

50 Years of Party Dresses from The Darnell Collection. A marvellous collection of fashion from a bygone era filled the Gallery. The show was a favourite with the public and drew many visitors. It Ran from 25th May to 1st July.


Essence of Australia from desert to sea

14 Apr 12 - 20 May 12, All Day

Brisbane artists Joan & Len Cooper presented their works from 14th April to 20th May. Joan showing her mixed media paintings & Len a great display of warm glass works. Opened 5.30pm 13th April by her excellency the Governor of Qld Ms Penelope Wensley AC.

2012 Roma Easter Art Show

6 Apr 12 - 9 Apr 12, All Day

Opening Night was a gala affair held in the lounge area of the Arts Centre onThursday 5th April at 7pm. Altho’ there were less entries this year,the standard was high and it was a great show. With thanks to the artists from far and wide who supported the Easter Art Show, and to the judge Peter McKay from the Qld Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art Brisbane.


3 Mar 12 - 1 Apr 12, All Day

Photography by Dr Robert Bourke. Being on call 24/7 in the town of Surat, Robert has ample time to observe the everyday items in his home & surrounds with an artists eye. A mixture of black and white and colour predominately abstract photographs was on display in the Gallery. This proved to be a fascinating exhibition and was very well attended.

Artesian Country

16 Feb 12 - 4 Mar 12, All Day

The first Exhibition for the year 2012 was Artesian Country. A travelling exhibition from QLD Arts Council. Paintings, photography and 3D works by 12 artists from the Blackall/Barcaldine area of Queenslands Great Artesian Basin. The lifeblood of outback Australia.

John Morrisons Journeys

18 Nov 11 - 18 Dec 11, All Day

Paintings & drawings in a representational style with Australian & overseas subjects. It ran from 18th November to 18th december. John presented a very large collection of mixed genres which filled the Gallery to capacity and attracted many viewers. We hope John, an ex local, enjoyed the journey back to Roma.


14 Oct 11 - 13 Nov 11, All Day

S e l f – an exploration of being.

Talented local photographers Alistair & Nellie Brown presented an excellent exhibition.

They combined photographic portraits of local identities in situations they were either very comfortable with or very uncomfortable with, and landscapes, with an installation depicting the aspirations and journey of life. The opening was spectacular as people enterered the Gallery in darkness, to find the floor covered in a million newspapers, representing the information age.


9 Sep 11 - 9 Oct 11, All Day

A Talent Quest with a Difference. A collection of masterpieces by 40 shy, male, exhibitionists and general good sports from the Maranoa. A helmsman style auction followed the opening with proceeds going to Roma Men’s Shed. This very popular exhibition raised over $6000 for a great cause. The Gallery Committee wholeheartedly thank all the participants.

Opened 5.30pm September 9th 2011. Ran until 9th October.

The Remains of Our Time

23 Jul 11 - 28 Aug 11, All Day

An exciting and different mixed media exhibition by three artists. Jude Roberts, Amy Cochrane & Kathleen Hunt. This Exhibition ran from 23rd July until 28th August.

Artisans in the gallery

10 Jun 11 - 17 Jul 11, All Day

A Display by the members of the studios of the Roma Community Arts Centre .The Artisans do not have idle hands ! A very popular exhibition. Silversmiths, potters, ceramicist, doll & bear makers, quilters, performers, etc. The display ran from 10th June to 17th July 2011


29 Apr 11 - 5 Jun 11, All Day

Ran from 29th April to 5th of June with an opening night on Thursday 28th April at 5.30pm. Small exquisite bird sculptures by Lucy McEachern and vibrant hand-coloured lino-cuts by Vida Pearson made the Gallery sing. This was a very successful exhibition by these two artists from Victoria.

2011 Roma Easter Art Show

22 Apr 11 - 25 Apr 11, All Day

The Annual Roma Easter Art Show was once again a successful fund-raiser for Maranoa Artists inc. and a popular fixture of Easter in The Country. It was on display from 22nd to 25th April, and was a triumph over adversity for the organisers and volunteers, due to the very recent flooding in Roma and district.


18 Mar 11 - 17 Apr 11, All Day

Well known Australian landscape artist, living on a cattle property near Glenmorgan Qld, Carol paints in jewel colours and the Gallery was lit up with her wonderful works. It was a much liked exhibition and was on show from March 18th until April 17th.


12 Feb 11 - 13 Mar 11, 12:00 am

The first exhibition for 2011 was an installation by Maree Bracker. Maree works primarily in sculptural installations which are site-specific, ephemeral and are comprised or fabricated of ‘found’ objects and materials. maree regards each work as ‘finished’ when someone has entered the space. This very interesting concept, focusing on Marees memories of Roma’s Bungil Creek when she was a child, came to life in the Gallery. It ran from 12th February until March 13th.

Laura Douglas "I Like What I See"

13 Nov 10 - 19 Dec 10, All Day

In the Gallery from November 13th to December 19th, this exhibition featured a bright and fresh “take” on Laura’s world. Lots of horses and white and minimal fuss.



Flying Arts Touring Exhibition: Buddha Girls and Iconic Moments

3 Oct 10 - 7 Nov 10, All Day

Flying Arts Touring Exhibition: Buddha Girls and Iconic Moments. Dr Anneke Silver from Townsville and Inez Fritschy from the Netherlands. In the Gallery from 3rd October – 7th November 2010.





National Photographic Exhibition & Competition

22 Aug 10 - 26 Sep 10, All Day

Hung in the Gallery from 22nd August to 26th September, this large exhibition showcased the prizewinners of the National Competition .The Exhibition was run in conjunction with the National Conference in Roma.

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