30 Arthur Street, TAMBO, QLD, 4478
07 4621 6600
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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 an 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. 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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In the Gallery........
EXTENSIVE REGIONAL TOUR FOR QAGOMA VIDEO WORK
Grassland Art Gallery audiences have an opportunity to experience key video works from the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Madern Art (QAGOMA) Collection, when the exhibition tours from February 11, 2019.
'Physical Video' tour extensively across teh Queensland region through until may 2020.
QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said 'Physical Video' focused on performance and theatrically in video art from the 1970s to the present.
'These vibrant and thought-provoking works demonstrate how artists use the physical gestures and actions of the human body to illustrate social, political and aesthetic issues, 'Mr Saines said.
Each work engages the body and captures acts of endurance alongside playful exploration of elements such as air, water and fire.
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to tour this accessible and stimulating exhibition, which is designed with multi-purpose gallery spaces in mind he said.
Opening at teh Lockyer Valley Art Gallery in Gatton, the tour extends to regional venues including Layunyah Art Gallery in Chinchilla, and the Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery (Biloela).
The Grassland Art Gallery was awarded a Special Commendation in the prestigious statewide 2013 Gallery and Museum Achievement Awards (GAMAA) for the Significantly Tambo exhibition developed as part of Tambo's 150-year anniversary events and festivities.
The Grassland Art Gallery, Tambo, was recognised for outstanding achievement in the category of ‘Organisations: Staff of Under 4' for its Significantly Tambo exhibition.
The Significantly Tambo exhibition marked the first local history exhibition to be co-curated with the Tambo community, comprising significant objects that represented important events and eras in Tambo's heritage.
This whole-of-community approach brought new audiences and engagement to the Gallery and facilitated the telling of Tambo's history and stories, some of which were little known.
In awarding the Grassland Art Gallery a Special Commendation in this category, the judges recognised Significantly Tambo as an important exhibition for the region. It demonstrated
the effective use of objects to present the stories of the region's heritage, and the use of social media to publicise and promote the exhibition during prime tourism season to achieve both community and entrepreneurial outcomes.
Alison Shaw (Gallery Liaison Officer) and Josh Tarrant at the GAMA
For further information please contact the Gallery Liaison Officer - Alison Shaw on (07) 4621 6600 or by email on CFO@btrc.qld.gov.au