Royal Queensland Art Society (Rockhampton Branch)

Welcome, to the Royal Queensland Art Society (Rockhampton Branch) Inc website. The RQAS Rockhampton Branch is one of three branches of the Royal Queensland Art Society Inc, the others being Brisbane and Gold Coast Branches. The RQAS Inc is a not for profit organisation established in 1885,  becoming an incorporated organisation in 2005.

RQAS members of the Rockhampton Branch regularly meet, hold workshops, exhibitions and create art in Room 1.1 at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre building on the corner of Derby and East Streets, Rockhampton, Central Queensland. The building is a wonderfully creative historical landmark. The club room is light, bright and well appointed. It incorporates the renowned Upstairs Gallery, a great space to display members’ work. We welcome new members and invite amateurs and professionals alike to support each other on our creative journeys.

In regional Queensland it can sometimes be difficult for artists to network with each other, to grow in their skills, define their style, share and gain knowledge and to find a space to exhibit their work. The RQAS is indeed such a place, and has been an important group for local artists for over 60 years. The Rockhampton Branch is very welcoming of Western Queensland country artists and those located in the Capricorn Region.

Art group classes will resume 

Monday group (mixed media):  from 1st February, 2021 (6-9pm) Contact Sandra Biggin 0409464998;
Tuesday group:  from 2nd February, 2021 (9.30am – 12.30pm) Contact June Taylor 0448128457; 
Friday group (oil painting):  from 5 February, 2021 (9am – 12noon) Contact Margaret Naumann (07) 49284343;


A 2-day workshop on charcoal portraits will be conducted by Tricia Reust in room 1.1 at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March 2021 (8.30 am to 4 pm).  The cost is $125 for RQAS Rockhampton members and $145 for non-members.  For further information and to reserve your place, contact Lyn on 0409 059332;

Stay in touch with activities and opportunities offered by the Branch and  attend any or all of the group classes, monthly meetings, workshops, competitions and exhibitions through Facebook: