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Galleries, Museums and Regional History

COVID-19 State Government Regulation - Facilities

As border restrictions ease, the Queensland Government expect to see more cases of COVID-19 circulate in our community. The Queensland State Government have legislated some restrictions for unvaccinated people to manage this. These measures have been developed to help reduce the demand on the hospital system in the event of anticipated outbreaks.

The below facilities have been identified as restricted venues under these new State Government laws. Accordingly, limitations will apply when hiring these facilities.

Discover works by internationally renowned artists including wool artisan Barbara Geisel and the late Hugh Sawrey who both called the Western Downs region home. Our region hosts a thriving contemporary art community, whose creations in various mediums make ideal mementos.

Take the time to discover the true meaning of pioneering spirit in the townships and villages of the Western Downs. Follow the footsteps of early explorers, railway pioneers and experience the graciousness of grand pastoral life. The Western Downs echoes with the past, preserved in authentic bush museums and quirky tributes to insects, artists and adventurers.

Art Galleries

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm

Sat 9am – 12pm

Closed Sun and Public Holiday


Our vibrant, multi-purpose facility, Dogwood Crossing, in Miles is dedicated to hosting premier arts and cultural experiences, including scheduled exhibitions, and presenting public programs, including workshops for the Western Downs region.  Dogwood Crossing stages travelling exhibitions from across Australia, and curates exhibitions in-house to showcase the work of local artists. The facility is dedicated to community cultural engagement and fostering lifelong learning of the arts.

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri 10am – 4pm

Sat 10am – 2pm
Closed Sun and Public Holidays

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm
Closed Sun and Public Holidays

Arts Councils

Arts Councils across the Western Downs provide opportunities to experience exciting events and workshops from chamber music to scrap metal workshops and everything in between.