Dress the Central West, Red Ridge Interior Queensland’s wearable art project that has taken the west by storm is on display at the Grassland Art Gallery in Tambo until March 21st.
The Dress the Central West exhibition will showcase a small selection of the couture garments along with stunning imagery sharing the community’s stories, perceptions and hope finding “the beauty within the drought”.
The exhibition opened on Friday January 31st.
Supported by the Blackall-Tambo Regional Arts Development Fund, the exhibition will be a narration of the creative processes that developed locally found recycled materials into wearable works of art that could grace the stage at any Milan fashion show!
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.