Every two years the Tambo Arts Council curates an exhibition of works by local artists from Tambo and the surrounding districts. Works are presented in a variety of media including oils, water colours, acrylics, as well as sculptural pieces created from glass, metal and found objects.
The exhibition will be on display from the beginning of June through to the beginning of August. The 2019 exhibition, Whisperers from the Grasslands, will present a display of works that will showcase the talent of the Outback to both visitors and the local community.
The opening event will be held in the Grasslands Courtyard on Saturday June 8th beginning at 12.00pm.
Cost is $20 per person and includes a two course meal.
The front façade of the building references a historical shop that occupied this site in earlier times.
The Gallery is the only Council-supported, purpose-built, climate controlled facility within a 300km radius, extending from Longreach to Roma.
The Grassland Art Gallery has a contemporary cool and inviting exhibition area that has a running space of 40 metres. It has a rotating exhibition program of locally produced and curated displays, regional artists and touring exhibitions. The gallery programming is managed by the Tambo Arts Council in a collaboration with the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council’s Arts and Cultural Officer.
The Gallery offers a large community workshop and meeting space that is well equipped for a range of events and activities. The Foyer area provides further display space and has a small shop selling artisan products and giftware. It is the cultural hub that also connects and interacts closely with the historical precinct in presenting Tambo’s rich cultural heritage. A relaxing courtyard connects the Gallery and workshop spaces.