RQAS members meet and paint in Room 1.1, Walter Reid Building. It is a wonderfully creative historical landmark. Our 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 and expression and 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 70 years.

Regular Activities

There are typically three groups meeting each week at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre RQAS Rooms.

  • Monday group – mixed media
    • Contact Sandra Biggin
    • Email sandra.biggin1@bigpond.com
  • Tuesday group – plein air and individual supported mediums
    • 9.30am to noon
    • Cost $3 members and $5 non-members (inclusive of $1 for morning tea)
    • Drawing including pencil, charcoal, coloured pencil, pen and wash, watercolour and mixed media.
    • Participants have the choice.
    • Assistance is offered. Experience is shared.
    • Mini workshops are held from time to time.
    • Plein air days during the cooler months.
    • Suitable for any level from beginner to advanced
    • This group may not meet during the school holidays.
    • Contact Lyn Howard Mob 0409059332;
      • Email lynemail@bigpond.com; and
      • June Taylor Mob 0448128457
  • Friday group – oil painting
    • Contact Coral Morris
    • Email coralmorris45@gmail.com

Further details, times and contacts, enquiries can be made of the Secretary by email at secretaryrokrqas@gmail.com

Workshops and Tutoring Opportunites

Please check the Workshops page on this website for current details.

Country Membership

Ask the Rockhampton Branch of the RQAS about their Country Membership opportunities. The Rockhampton Branch seek to provide country, regional and remote artists with an artists’ network and supportive opportunities to learn, grow and show their work. Call the Secretary or President noted in the Contacts on this website for further information.

RQAS Petrie Terrace, Brisbane

RQAS Petrie Terrace, Brisbane offers opportunities for artists who may be able to attend their exhibitions and workshops. View their website https://rqas.com.au or email their Secretary on secretary@rqas.com.au