‘New Beginnings’ by Julie Tomlinson (First Gallery)

Julie has been a nurse for almost 46 years and only in the last decade has revealed her underlying passion for art and all its beauty within. Her dear mum started her creative journey with a six week graphite class in 2004. From there Julie didn’t really do much until she found a Brisbane artist, Jenny Cass, who reignited her passion for art and began creating textured acrylics. In 2019, Julie was nominated and won the prestigious award with Sunshine Coast Health Service for EXCEPTIONAL PEOPLE’S AWARD for Cultural Care whilst on duty at Gympie Hospital. Her paintings remain displayed in the Palliative Care Unit and also in the front entry of Extended Services Unit, the motto being ‘We Focus On You’. She has also volunteered at Wondai Health Service for residents and staff to see her paint an artwork from start to finish and that is also displayed there for all to see. She’s also started holding a couple of workshops to now share her expertise to others.  Julie loves working in textured mediums, and has recently been dabbling in watercolour and fluid art.

‘Satisfaction’ by Monday Artists (Main Gallery)

The Monday Artists exhibition ‘Satisfaction’ is inspired by everyone’s need to bring joy and satisfaction into their life. The exhibition explores the ‘loves’ of the group members and what brings satisfaction into their life. Through the use of acrylics, oils, watercolours, photography, inks and collage, a wide variety of styles and subjects are presented, challenging the viewer to reflect on what satisfies them. Whether it is nature, family, animals, food, sunsets – satisfaction is different for each of us and may change depending on life’s joys and challengers.  In a society where everything has a price, the Monday Artists invite viewers to contemplate a time and place where doing things “just to satisfy the soul” is a priority. The exhibition is diverse because all members are unique in their interpretation of their ’satisfaction’ both in the world and their artistic journey.  ‘Satisfaction’ is their ninth Exhibition together and showcases their most recent work.

 ‘Pieces of Me’ by Trish Erkens (Third Gallery)

Trish Erkens is a local artist based in the South Burnett. Although Trish has always been creative, she has been a serious artist for over 30 years. Trish has won many awards over the years and has been teaching other artists to achieve their goals for almost 25 years. Trish loves to paint in all mediums, but watercolour is her first love. She welcomes you to her ‘Pieces of Me’ exhibition where you will get a glimpse of her true self in her beautiful artworks.

Kidz Korner   Moffatdale State School

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

The exhibition will remain in the Wondai Regional Art Gallery until Sunday, 30 September 2023.


Wondai Regional Art Gallery
40 Haly Street
(on the roundabout), WONDAI
T: (07) 4168 5926

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


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