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Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition

2018 Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition – ’50 Shades…’

Each year the committees of the major Art Galleries of the Western Downs come together to plan and deliver the annual Western Downs Regional Artists’ Exhibition. The exhibition is curated by an outside curator and showcases Western Downs Artists to our community and visitors to the region. With the legacy of a professionally produced exhibition catalogue, complete with curatorial essay, the profile of our participating artists can be raised beyond the regions borders. This quality publication also performs as a promotional tool for our Artists in furthering their arts practice.

This year, artists are encouraged to explore the values of light and shade, any subject, with no limits – no light, low light, directional light, 2D or 3D work. The possibilities are endless, monochromatic or a myriad of colours.

  • Artists may submit up to four artworks.
  • Each work must be accompanied by a completed entry form.
  • Submitted works will be selected by the exhibition curator, who will also award the prizes.
  • All artists who submit work will be represented in the curator’s exhibition selection.
  • A full colour, professionally-presented exhibition catalogue will document the exhibition and include a curatorial essay.


Entries are now closed (closed Monday 2 July)

Opening Night and Presentation of Prizes from 5.30pm on Saturday 22nd September at Lapunyah Art Gallery, Chinchilla.

Exhibition runs from Monday 24th September until Wednesday 24th October at Lapunyah Art Gallery, Chinchilla.


Important Dates

Entries Close: Monday 2 July 2018
Delivery of Work: Monday 2 July 2018
Selection, photography, design and print of exhibition catalogue: from Tuesday 3 July 2018
Exhibition Install: Friday 21 September 2018
Exhibition Preview: 5.30pm Saturday 22 September 2018
Exhibition Close: 4pm Wednesday 24 October 2018
Collection of Unsold Work: 10am – 4pm Thursday 25 October 2018

Total prize money of $2,150

First Prize $1,000
Second Prize $500
Third Prize $300
Installers Prize $100
People’s Choice $200
Young Emerging Artist 14-18yrs $50



2017 First Prize

Helen Dennis
Fabulous Fascinators
(detail) 2017
Acrylic on canvas
61cm x 76 cm

2017 Second Prize

Roseanne Steele
Stunning Hydrangeas 2017  
Acrylic on canvas
51cm x 150cm


For more information, contact your local art gallery:

Lapunyah Art Gallery
07 4668 9908
Dogwood Crossing Miles
07 4628 5530
Gallery 107 @ Dalby
0490 087 540