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Gifted Country

‘Gifted Country’, an exhibition by renowned photographer, John Elliott is on display at the Grassland Art Gallery until November 20.
John Elliott grew up in Blackall, his early work-life included ten years in radio and television. Since 1980 John has been self-employed as a writer, photographer and documentary maker mostly concerned with Australian culture, the bush and music. He has compiled Australia’s most extensive country music photo library. John was Slim Dusty’s preferred photographer for many years and produced the images for 20 of Slim’s album covers.

The exhibition opened on Friday October 11th. John then hosted  a workshop on October 12th for seven keen regional photographers.

“Getting great photos doesn’t have a lot to do with the camera you use. It is what you do with what you have that is important.” John Elliott




Chad Morgan (hat) - John Elliott
Slim Dusty at Blue Healer Hotel - John Elliott

A Decade of Art

NOVEMBEr 23, 2019
Tambo’s Grassland Art Gallery will celebrate ten years of art and exhibitions with an evening of good food, wine, music and art coupled with a generous dose of reflection on November 23rd.

Celebrating 10 years ……

November - December 2019
Leading up to the party, art works by local established and emerging artists will be on display throughout the town in local business houses, these works will then form part of the Decade of Art exhibition which will be opened on the 23rd.

2020 – Grassland Art Gallery Program

The Tambo Arts Council are in the process of compiling an exciting and diverse program of exhibitions for 2020.

The 2020 program will be available shortly.

The Grassland Art Gallery is a public exhibition space located centrally in Tambo and is free to visit.

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.

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For further information please contact the Gallery Liaison Officer

Alison Shaw - (07) 4621 6600 |

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