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RIMG0130Exhibiting at Warwick Art Gallery

Artists and groups are invited to submit an application to exhibit at any time.  The Management Committee of Warwick Art Gallery Inc. assesses applications at regular meetings and designs an annual program that is balanced, diverse and inclusive.

We have three exhibition spaces - the MAIN gallery, FOYER gallery and our NEW gallery located in part of the old Visitor Information Centre.

Current vacancies in our exhibition program (updated 26 February 2019):

MAIN gallery (Approximately 50 running metres plus temporary wall options)
28 Jan – 6 Mar 2021

FOYER gallery (7 running metres)
12 Sep - 25 Oct 2020
28 Jan – 6 Mar 2021

ORANGE WALL gallery (9.5 running meters)
20 Feb – 4 April 2020
9 April – 23 May 2020
28 May – 11 July 2020

CLICK HERE to download our exhibition application

 

Become A Member

By becoming a member of Warwick Art Gallery you assist us to achieve our objective to provide excellent exhibitions and opportunities for our community.

Benefits of Membership

  • Members receive a quarterly newsletter by post or email
  • Members receive invitations to exhibition openings at Warwick Art Gallery.  We have an exhibition changeover every 4 - 6 weeks.  Openings are free to attend and offer an opportunity to meet other supporters of the arts in our community.
  • Members can nominate to be on the Management Committee.
  • Members are exempt from site fees for artist markets held at Warwick Art Gallery.
  • Members receive a gallery membership card, offering entry at concession prices to selected major exhibitions at Queensland Art Gallery (please check first, as this may not apply to all exhibitions).

By paying membership you are supporting the arts in regional Queensland.  Thank you!

CLICK HERE FOR MEMBERSHIP FORM

Volunteers Jumpers and JazzVolunteering

Warwick Art Gallery volunteers support the permanent staff in the following key positions.

Desk Duty: Light reception duties including but not limited to greeting visitors, exhibition surveillance, providing information on exhibitions, visitor statistics, phone enquiries, mail processing and sales (receipting and using EFTPOS). Basic computer skills are desirable but not essential.

Exhibitions Team (setting up/dismantling): Assisting with travelling exhibition condition reporting, handling artworks, dismantling exhibitions and packing crates. Qualifications, experience or training in visual art is essential.

Functions Team: Helping with food preparations and serving, taking photographs and general hospitality tasks.

Education Team:  Assisting with our children's club and art classes.

Yarnbombing team : A year long activity where the participants work towards creating exhibitions and decorations for the Jumpers and Jazz in July festival.

You can pick up a Volunteer's Application at the Art Gallery or download and print one here

Children's Art Club

Our children’s club, The Buds Club, provides information and art opportunities for families in the region. 

BUDS Club members receive a quarterly newsletter. To sign up for our newsletters please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Open Studio

Ryan King 2 smallYOUTH ART OPEN STUDIO 2019  

When: Every Wednesday afternoon after school. 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Cost: $2 each week
Ages: 6 to 14 years (parent/guardian are required to stay with child).  Younger children need to be very motivated to learn new skills and have a genuine love of art.

DON’T MISS OUT - PLACES ARE STRICTLY LIMITED AND IN HIGH DEMAND.  IT IS PREFERRED THAT CHILDEN ATTEND FOR A FULL TERM (8 CLASSES). We prefer that children attend every class so that we can work on developing their skills and opportunities to express ideas. We do, however, understand if other commitments mean they have to skip a week or two.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone reception to book.

Download the registration form here (one for each child please)

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TERM 2

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"Getting Real"

These classes will explore the formal techniques that help with creating realistic artwork. We will look at perspective, tone, shadows, colour blending and how to use good quality materials and papers.

This term will suit children and teenagers who like to draw realistically and who like tidiness.

 "Getting Messy"

These classes will explore different messy mediums such as paint, watercolour, pastels, ink and charcoal.

This term will suit children and teenagers who like to cut loose and have fun, who enjoy the unexpected results of experimentation.

 "Getting Whimsical"

These classes will explore using the imagination to create fantastic scenes and characters. We will learn about designing cartoons and animations. We will experiment with technical mediums such as ink and markers.

This term will suit children and young adults with a vivid imagination who love to draw the same theme and create complex stories in their artwork.

"Getting Shape"

These classes explore working in three dimensions. We will create artworks using construction, texture and form.

This term will suit children and teenagers who like using glue and who enjoy the possibilities of found objects, recycling and craft materials.

 6 February   24 April   7 August   9 October
13 February   1 May   14 August   16 October
20 February   8 May   21 August   23 October
27 February   15 May   28 August   30 October
 6 March   22 May   4 September   6 November
 13 March   29 May   11 September   13 November
 20 March   5 June   18 September   20 November
27 March   12 June       27 November

 

Art Workshops 

Our Workshop Schedule for Jumpers & Jazz in July 2019

Joining one of our skill development workshops is the perfect way to enhance your festival experience. It is also an excellent way to make new friends and start a new artistic pathway.

Our workshops are held in the Warwick Art Gallery studio. It is a fully air conditioned space with easy access located close to all of the Jumpers & Jazz in July festival action.

Bec Andersen

TileWe are delighted to welcome special guest tutor Bec Andersen to her first Jumpers & Jazz in July festival. Bec Andersen is a practising artist/designer who lives and works on Tamborine Mountain. She specialises in the design and production of hand tufted rugs. Her rugs are made from 100% wool, which she dyes using both natural and synthetic dyes. Her designs are stylised, contemporary reflections of what she sees in her environment. Her rugs are found in homes throughout Australia and even Canada.

Come try this Rug Making Technique that mimics Bec’s own process of hand tufting without all the infrastructure. A simple hand-held tool, a backing cloth stretched tight onto a frame and some hand dyed wool, is all you need to catch the bug. It is Rug Making for the modern maker, it is simple, fast and addictive.

Bec’s Workshop A: Punch Needle Rug Taste Tester Fri 19th July 9 am - 12 noon
This 3-hour workshop teaches you the basics of punch needle and allows time to explore the technique, without the pressure of having to complete a piece. Wool and backing fabric for practice rug making provided, please note there will be no take home projects.
GALLERY MEMBERS $60 NON-MEMBERS $70 OPTIONAL KIT $40

Bec’s Workshop B: Punch Needle Rug Taste Tester Fri 19th July 1 pm - 4 pm
This 3-hour workshop teaches you the basics of punch needle and allows time to explore the technique, without the pressure of having to complete a piece. Wool and backing fabric for practice rug making provided, please note there will be no take home projects.
GALLERY MEMBERS $60 NON-MEMBERS $70 OPTIONAL KIT $40

Bec’s Workshop C: Punch Needle Rug Full Day Sat 20th July 9 am - 3 pm
In this full day workshop, you will learn how to create a 35 cm by 35 cm chair pad. You will learn how to apply a design onto the cloth, stretch the cloth onto the frame and Bec’s punch needle rug making technique. This is a small group class - only 8 places
GALLERY MEMBERS $110 NON-MEMBERS $130 KIT $90

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BEC’S WORKSHOPS
Workshops A & B are short classes for you to learn Bec’s technique.  You will not create a “take home” piece in these classes.  Bec will provide hand dyed wool, a punch needle rug making tool (for use during workshop), wooden frames and backing fabric. You may purchase the tools for $40. After Workshop C you will be well on your way to completing your chair pad.  As part of the kit cost you will have continued use of the frame for one month after the workshop.  These need to be returned to the Gallery after the month. Once you have completed a chair pad, you will have the skills to start making bigger and better rugs of your own.  You may like to book some time with Bec in her studio to expand your skills and start a larger piece when you are ready.  Bec’s workshops are suitable for beginners. It is recommended that children Age 10 and under attend the taste tester half day workshop and will require a participating adult to accompany them.


Robyn Dennis

Tiled imageRobyn Dennis performed the difficult job of judge of our yarn bombed tree jumper exhibition in 2018. She has a passion for handmade products and is the owner of the The Art and Craft Cottage at Ipswich where the handmade community comes together and creates magic. Robyn is a talented crafter who had designed many patterns and kits.

Robyn’s Workshop A: Felt Needle Mushrooms Thu 18th July 10 am to 1 pm
Unleash your creativity and discover a different form of art with needle felting while creating your own little whimsical world with these adorable mushrooms. No prior skills are required.
GALLERY MEMBERS $40 NON-MEMBERS $55 KIT $50

Robyn’s Workshop B: Crochet Basket  Fri 26th July 9 am - 12 noon
In this workshop you will be create a stylish modern crochet basket that is perfect for your home. The basket will have a timber base which makes it sturdy and functional. Basic crochet skills are required.
GALLERY MEMBERS $40 NON-MEMBERS $55 KIT $50


Alison McDonald

TiledTownsville artist Alison McDonald’s is renowned for creating extraordinary artwork from recycled plastics. Her exhibition Wanton, Wild and Unimaginged will feature in Warwick Art Gallery’s Main Gallery during the Jumpers and Jazz in July festival.

Wanton, Wild and Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection. Alison has spent many hours manipulating the humble plastic bottle, and collecting thousands of lids to make a variety of unimagined and impossible creations inspired by plants, oceans and by John Wyndham’s book, The Day of the Triffids.

Alison’s Workshop: Weaving with Recycled Materials Sun 21st July 9 am - 4 pm
Participants in this one-day workshop will learn the simple endless knot weave around recycled materials like sushi fish, pebbles or glass or material of their choice, which can become a piece of keepsake jewellery. Once you have mastered the technique the possibilities are endless!
GALLERY MEMBERS $110 NON-MEMBERS $130 


 

TO REGISTER COMPLETE THE REGISTRATION FORM

Post it to Warwick Art Gallery PO Box 775 Warwick or email Sue Jacobsen Gallery Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHONE US ON 07 4661 0434 FOR MORE INFORMATION

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