ABOUT WONDAI REGIONAL ART GALLERY
The Wondai Regional Art Gallery is recognised as one of the best galleries in rural South East Queensland. It plays an important part in the region’s cultural life and development as well as contributing significantly to the South Burnett’s tourism industry. The gallery is housed in the original Wondai Station Master’s House. Click here to see details about our current exhibition.

The gallery provides opportunities for people to develop and display their artistic skills as well as showcasing the region’s art and culture to the visiting public, bringing long term benefits to individuals and the community at large.

The gallery offers –

A new exhibition every month
Acquisitive art collection
Friends of the gallery membership
Sunday art group
Pole art
Regular workshops and art classes for adults and children

To keep up to date with the latest gallery news visit us on facebook.

The National Gallery, Canberra, has the original ‘Blue Poles’ painted by Jackson Pollock but the South Burnett has 14 of its own blue poles, each adorned with two artworks. This unique way of taking art to the people and ‘the pole’ are a real talking point for visitors, with many a photograph taken next to one of them. Every two years the paintings are taken down and auctioned and new artworks take their place.

Exhibiting artists with work displayed in the Wondai Regional Art Gallery are invited to produce paintings using just four basic outside house paint colours on donated boards. These painting are attached to the 14 poles situation throughout the shire. Nine of the poles are located in Wondai, one in Tingoora, two in Proston and two in Murgon. Beginning in February of 2003 by Alison Izlaub, the latest update of the pole’s artwork took place in early 2018.

PROSTON
 Pole near the Hall
“The Lakes” by Trish Erkens, and “A Helping Hands” by Daphne Browne
Near Boondooma Lake turn off
“Walk Amoung The Gum Trees” by Kathleen Stevens, and “Lake Boondooma” by Patricia Dellar-Smith

TINGOORA
Near the toilets
“Country Life” by Kylie Madill and “View From My Window” by Patricia van Kempen

WONDAI
Dr Lip Surgery Brampston Street
“It’s Time To Call It A Day” by Marie Routledge and “Bunyas in My Back Yard” by Glenn Kelly
At the bus stop in McKenzie Street near toilets
“Pigs & Peanuts” by Lesley Fewtrell and “Beauty That Surrounds Us” by Peter Salmon
Coronation Park near the Emu
“The Show-Off” by Jan Sody and “Flowing Wattle” by Faye Cooke
Corner of Scott & McKenzie Street near Library
“A Barn With A View – Corndale” by Darryl Jones and “Field of Poppies” by Roza Lear
Scott Street near Rail Trail and Wondai Sign
“Bella” by Robyn Dower and “Just Rosie” by Graham Mitchell
Roundabout Near Gallery
“The Homestead” by Margie Zimmermann, and “The Colourful Characters of Wondai” by Cartia Longden
On the path to the VIC Corner of Scott and Haly Streets
“The Forgotten Project” by Marie Evans, and “Make Hay While the Sun Shines” by Joy Baker
Near the Timber Museum
“Wood Museum” by Patricia Dellar-Smith, and “A Tribute To Gustav Klimt” by Angela Palmer
Dingo Park near Driver Reviver
“Local Produce” by Patricia Dellar-Smith, and “My Heritage- Red” by Sue Baker

MURGON
In the Park Opposite IGA
“Eagle” Rocko Langton, and “Possum” by Rocko Langton
In the Park near the VIC
“Proud Mum” by Dianne Woodall, and “Sunset at Billabong” by Roza Lear

FIND US:
Wondai Regional Art Gallery
40 Haly Street
(on the roundabout), WONDAI
T: (07) 4168 5926
E: wondai.art@sbrc.qld.gov.au

Open 7 days, 10.00am to 3.00pm
(except Good Friday, ANZAC morning,
Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day)
Entry is Free (donations accepted)

The Wondai Regional Art Gallery is owned and supported by the
South Burnett Regional Council

FEBRUARY 2024

'Keeping it Local' by Katrina O'Shannessy and Family (First Gallery)

Artwork by Katrina O'Shannessy and family

 

For Katrina, art is a form of expression to let go of the outside stresses of the world and just immerse herself into something that isn’t reality but rather create a reality of her own. Though her first preference is acrylic, Katrina often finds herself branching out and experimenting with loads of other forms of mediums, like sculpture and collage. Katrina enjoys using bold bright colours that push the expressive limits, but she equally enjoys toning it right back to the natural and neutral tones displayed through nature, flora and fauna. She likes artwork that tells a story, that open the viewers eyes to a world beyond our control. Everyday people’s struggles, drought, conservation and science. Generally, Katrina likes the abstract minimalistic style but often gets pulled towards the realistic genre.

'Pulse: Rhythms of the Land' by Lisa Chandler, Tony Coles, Trevor Hood, Wendy McGrath-Lakeland, Des Rolph, Dianne Smith and Kay Wright (Main Gallery)

Artwork by Katrina O'Shannessy and family

 

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Pulse: Rhythms of the Land presents works by a group of Sunshine Coast artists whose creative practice responds to the land and its shifting patterns, tones and rhythms. Encompassing a range of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, and ceramics, the exhibition explores the changing moods of the region’s landscapes. Whether calm and meditative, or pulsing with dynamic energy, the varied works capture diverse facets of our environment while also reflecting intangible elements such as flux and flow, fragility and strength, stillness and movement. The artists all have established creative practices and work in a range of media. They often sketch and paint outdoors together in diverse natural environments.

eeping it Local' by Katrina O'Shannessy and Family (First Gallery)

Artwork by Katrina O'Shannessy and family

 

For Katrina, art is a form of expression to let go of the outside stresses of the world and just immerse herself into something that isn’t reality but rather create a reality of her own. Though her first preference is acrylic, Katrina often finds herself branching out and experimenting with loads of other forms of mediums, like sculpture and collage. Katrina enjoys using bold bright colours that push the expressive limits, but she equally enjoys toning it right back to the natural and neutral tones displayed through nature, flora and fauna. She likes artwork that tells a story, that open the viewers eyes to a world beyond our control. Everyday people’s struggles, drought, conservation and science. Generally, Katrina likes the abstract minimalistic style but often gets pulled towards the realistic genre

Kidz Korner Wondai State School

Opening Night
Friday, 1 December 2023 from 6.00pm
$5 entry includes Hot and Cold supper and Punch
Wine will be served by Nuova Scuola
Live Entertainment

The exhibition will remain in the Wondai Regional Art Gallery until 3.00pm on Saturday, 27 January 2024.

 

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