Exhibition Shows Treasures

Robyn Dower’s evocative portrait of a light horseman preparing to go into battle won a Gallery acquisitive prize in 2015; it’s one of many works that will be on display during the October long weekend
Jozsef Balogh’s portrait of an elderly woman was painted in the 1950s; his works hang in 30 international galleries but this Hungarian-born artist always called the South Burnett home
The Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery will be mounting a special exhibition of selected works from the South Burnett Regional Council’s art collection over the October long weekend.

The Council inherited a large art collection when it was formed from the amalgamation of the former Nanango, Kingaroy, Wondai and Murgon Shire Councils in 2008.

And over the past nine years, it has continued to add to its collection through acquisitive art competitions, purchases and bequests.

A selection of the collection – three galleries full – will be on display at the Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery during the October long weekend.

The works on display range from some of the earliest pieces to others that have been added more recently, and they cover a period of almost a century.

Paintings include portraits, landscapes, and abstracts in a variety of media ranging from oils to acrylics, watercolours and pastels; several sculptures and pottery items are also on display.

The Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery is open from 10:00am to 4:00pm on weekdays, and 10:00am to 2:00pm on weekends and public holidays.

There is no admission fee to view the exhibitions, but visitors looking for a unique and unusual gift or keepsake may enjoy a browse through the Gallery’s Shop 38.

Shop 38 features the work of 40 South Burnett artists and offers everything from pottery to jewellery at very affordable prices.


Adrienne Dietrich’s painting of a rural road near Murgon was painted in the 1960s, but the area she painted still looks much the same 50 years later
Mark Ladyman’s award-winning “Coalface” is one of several unusual sculptures in the Council collection