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Main design recoloured smallBurst2 Youth Exhibition

2 November to 23 December 2017

Warwick Art Gallery invites young artists who live on the Southern Downs to participate in the second BURST exhibition - a showcase of the creativity of the young people living in our region. Open to entries in all art media including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, pottery, textiles, film and animation.

Young people aged 6 to 25 years can enter
The maximum size of a 2D entry is 100 cm wide | The maximum size of a 3D entry is 50 x 50 cm
A maximum of two artworks per participant can be entered | The entry fee is $5 per artwork
Several COMMENDATION & ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS of $200 & $100 will be awarded at the opening night on Thursday 2 November 2017

A good-quality photo paper must be used for photographs.
Entries using pastel or charcoal must be sprayed with fixative or hair spray.
Only original artworks are acceptable. Copies, photocopies or colouring In will not be accepted. Works from commercial kits or plans are not eligible.
If artworks are framed, they must have two triangle hooks attached 6 cm from the top of the frame.
Framing is not compulsory - works on paper will be accepted. Artworks on good quality art paper can be entered as is - please deliver FLAT not ROLLED. The Gallery will mount artwork if required for presentation purposes.
Video entries must be compatible with Windows Media Player or similar
Your artwork must have your name on the back. 3D work must be named on the base. Film entries must also be identified on the disk or USB stick.

26 SEPTEMBER 2017 Entries open. You can bring in your artwork and entry form from this day. The Gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays.
24 OCTOBER 2017 Last day to enter and deliver artwork
4 NOVEMBER 2017 Official Opening and announcement of Awards family fun day 10.30am - 12 midday


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CartoonCentenary of Federal Policing in Australia exhibition

19 October 2017 to  5 January 2018

This exhibition is curated by Terry Browne, Team Leader - History, Tradition and Museum Workforce and Develpment with the Australian Federal Police. It celebrates the centenery of the formation of the Australian Federal Police. 

Warwick played a infamous role in the story as the "Warwick Egg Throwing Incident" was the catalyst for the creation of the federal police force.  The story starts with brothers Pat and Bart Brosnan at the Warwick Railway Station where Prime Minister Hughes addressed the crowd spruiking his case for compulsory military conscription. Most Australians were against the idea including the Queensalnd Premier at the time T.J. Ryan. It was a volatile tour of Southern Queensland for the Prime Minister topped off by the Brosnan brother's decision to throw at egg at him in protest. Outraged by the attack, Hughes ordered Warwick police to arrest the men, but they refused saying it was out of their jurisdiction and a matter for the Commonwealth. Hughes left Warwick irate and within weeks announced the formation of the Commonwealth Police Force, today known as the Australian Federal Police.

The exhibition will focus on the 100 years of Federal Policing, decade by decade, with information panels and objects of interest.

Burst2 exhibition for children under six

2 November to 23 December

Warwick Art Gallery will have a very special exhibition on display until the end of the year and we would like our youngest community members to also join in.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the infamous “Warwick Egg Incident” and this is going to be celebrated with a special display of objects from Canberra. The Egg Throwing Incident is so important is it was the reason that the Prime Minister at the time, Mr Billy Hughes, started the Australian Federal Police. A local man threw an egg at Mr Hughes because he didn’t like his speech and the local police did not want to arrest the man who threw the egg so the Prime Minister formed his own police force - the Australian Federal Police.

We would like our youngest artists to DECORATE AN EGG to go on display at Warwick Art Gallery from 2 November to 23 December 2017.


  1. The egg needs to be “blown”. This means that the egg is hollow and won’t go bad or break in the gallery
  2. Entry is FREE
  3. There will be prizes for the most creative and cleverest decorated eggs.

Deliver your decorated egg to Warwick Art Gallery by 4 pm on Wednesday 1 November with a completed entry form CLICK HERE for the form.

shanae ADivergence

Shanae Dittman

2 November to 23 December 2017

Shanea was invited to have her own exhibition in our Foyer Gallery after exhibiting as part of the inaugural Burst exhibition in 2015. Her portraits and landscapes are exquisitly done and are composed in a way that radiates mystery and atmosphere. Her exhibition is titled Divergence to represent the variet in her subject matter. This is an exhibition not to be missed.

  • Always worth a visit - there is something new and inspirational to see
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