Event 190318: Regional Arts Development Fund – Maranoa Regional Council – closing 18th March

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Event 190318: Regional Arts Development Fund – Maranoa Regional Council – closing 18th March


Maranoa Regional Council – RADF
first round of applications for 2018-2019 Regional Arts Development Fund opens on Friday 8th February and closes Monday 18th March.

Maranoa Regional Council has an allocation of $25,000 from Arts Queensland to help fund quality art projects.

Council encourages local groups and artists to start planning their projects and apply for funding.

For more information or to talk with Council’s RADF Liaison Officer Sue Sands, please call 1300007662.

Please share with interested groups or individuals.

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Event 190414: Art Exhibition and Workshop – Ida Montague

Flyer Ida MontagueIda The Art of Colour Flyer

Ida Montague’s life – first in Denmark, then as an opal and gem merchant in Sydney, and later a cattle grazier’s wife and business partner in Far North Queensland – enables her to draw on a number of cultural perspectives and brings a refreshing Scandinavian point of view to her paintings which are full of surprising pictorial idioms.

The artist’s Danish heritage is reflected in the clear lines, attention to detail and fascinating mix of robust colour that produces vibrant pieces in which we recognise revitalised but still iconic Australian subject matter. The stark aesthetic of Montague’s paintings are filled with bold contrast and her playful use of flat planes of colour and negative space reveal a unique illusion of form.

Through Montague’s critical lens we are the beneficiaries of her uncompromising clarity – which demands we change our perspective of the Australian outback from idyllic representation to an abstract realism. No longer red dust landscapes but a tapestry of movement – through them we can hear the whack of the polo stick, thunder of hooves or cattle call.

The result of this startlingly original artist’s work is the emotional reverberation ignited within her audience as we recognise an artistic shift of paradigm, as Montague injects new life into familiar subjects – the human face, a game of polo or the cattlemen of the north.”

As well as life experiences, that have shaped her art, Ida also has studied formally with the following qualifications gained;

Bach of Visual Art (Hons) James Cook University

Diploma of Art and Design TAFE College Townsville


The Roma on Bungil Gallery welcomes Ida to the Maranoa with the opening for her wonderful Exhibition being held on Friday 8th February at 5.30pm. The opening is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend and meet this interesting talented artist who now lives on the Sunshine Coast.

RSVP secretary@romaonbungil.com.au


Ida will also be conducting a 2 day colourist workshop on the 13th and 14th April in Roma. If interested please register with the ROBG Secretary @ secretary@romaonbungil.com.au



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SMArt Kids

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SMArt Kids


Are you an Artist?

You’re not a beginner either?

And you’re in Secondary School?

Live in Roma, Mitchell, Injune, Wallumbilla, Yuleba, Surat and surrounds.

Then this is for you!

SMArt Kids

Saturday Morning Art (SMArt) Kids
sign on day is on Saturday the 14th April.

Come on down to 122a McDowall Street (next to the Western Star building) from 10am.

Susie Klein

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Art and Ceramic Classes

Art and Ceramic classes

  • at studio3 Community Art Centre (behind the Library) – 38 to 44 Hawthorne Street
  •  Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
  • 10am to 12.30pm
  • Classes are with a qualified teacher
  • For Adults or Children
  • Relaxing
  • For more information please phone 0407 119 982

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