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.
In the Foyer
One Million Stars to End Violence
The Grassland Art Gallery is excited to be participating in the One Million Stars Project to End Violence.
This movement was created by Maryann Talia Pau and aims to place a spotlight on violence, including
violence aganist women, bullying and racism, during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in Austaralia.
The Community of Tambo is aiming to contribute 10,000 stars to the campaign.
In the Gallery
Hugh Sawery Collection is the first Opening for the Grassland Art Gallery 2017.
A private collection of works by Hugh Sawyer will be displayed at the Grassland Art Gallery in Tambo
when the gallery re-opens at the beginning of February. Owned by Rob and Sue Tindall the exhibition
is a collation of original art works, limited edition prints, signed unframed certified prints and unsigned framed prints.
Rob began collecting Sawery's works over twenty years ago gathering together a range of limited edition prints before
discovering some original works for purchase. Spending his time scouring auction houses, galleries and the internet
he has put together an impressive line-up of over 110 artworks including 16 originals.
Appreciating Sawery's skill Rob proclaims him to be 'Rob considers that Sawery's works capture and narrate the history of the Outback
in an enduring manner and the bush themes reflecting how we live and what we do each day are what atteacted the Tindalls to start
The collection is usually hung in the Tindall's home but is rapidly outgrowing the allocated space; several of the signed and limited edition prints will be
available for sale during the exhibition period and sales will enable Rob to seek out more orginals to add to this ever expanding collection.
The Hugh Sawery Private Collection will be opened on February 3rd at 6.30pm at the Grassland Art Gallery, 30 Arthur Street Tambo and will be on dispaly until the middle of March .
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