When you think of the Western Downs region of Queensland, you don’t automatically think it’s home to a thriving arts scene. What we have discovered to our amazing area is that we aren’t just gorgeous cotton fields, wheat, and sorghum crops, and we are more than the mining and gas industry. Chinchilla and the Western Downs have a rich fabric of arts and culture, you just need to know where to find it.
The area is home to internationally acclaimed wool artisan, Barbara Geisel; and painter, Hugh Sawrey. We are lucky enough to have art galleries dotted throughout the region where you can experience our creative talent and witness touring exhibitions.
In Chinchilla's main street you'll find the Chinchilla White Gums Art Gallery which hosts up to 12 exhibitions a year, featuring the work of local and interstate artists. Located inside the new MyALL 107 facility in Dalby, Gallery 107@Dalby is the Western Downs' newest art gallery, with professional lighting and a unique mezzanine space.
Dogwood Crossing, Miles is an outstanding cultural facility. It is home to the John Mullins Memorial Art Gallery, an A-Class Regional Art Gallery that hosts quality exhibitions and events throughout the year. The facility also incorporates the local library, an IT centre, event space and social history displays where you can hear local residents tell their stories.
Bluebelles Art Gallery, in the Bell Bunya Community Centre at Bell, is a charming destination not to be missed. Other gallery spaces across the region, including the Leichhardt Gallery in Wandoan's Cultural Centre and the Myall Park Botanic Garden Gallery in Glenmorgan, often exhibit the work of our dedicated local artists and cultural groups.
So make a weekend of it, and explore our thriving art scene. Once you have finished gallery hopping, make sure you come and stay with us at Kings Park Accommodation. Call us now to make a booking.