Celebrating 10 years since the opening of the Grassland Art Gallery, the Decade of Art exhibition reflects on the diverse range of exhibitions and community engagement activities delivered by the Tambo Arts Council since 2019.
Over the past ten years the Grassland Art Gallery has displayed a line-up of exhibitions that would be the envy of much larger galleries, and most importantly it has provided an accessible outlet for not only Tambo’s recognised artists but also emerging artists and artisans.
The exhibition opened on Saturday November 23rd. Over 100 people attended the celebration.
The exhibition, a timeline of activities and a showcase of exhibited works now owned locally, will be on display until late January 2020.
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.