A successful Exhibition, Competition and Sales took place from Monday 20th July to Sunday 9th August, 2020 at the Kern Arcade, East Street, Rockhampton.

Below are a few photos taken during hanging of the artworks.

If you have any questions about the Annual Exhibition and Sales, then please contact the Secretary, Carol (0437252692) or the President, Lyn (0409059332).

Exhibition Guidelines: Exhibition Rules 2020

Exhibition Labels:  Labels for artwork 2020



June Taylor’s beautiful work, titled ‘The Red Wren’ took out the Challenge Award this year.  Please do visit the Exhibition to see the true beauty of this painting (the photo in no way does it justice).

2nd Prize to Lyn Howard for ‘Going Up’.

3rd Prize to Judy Tarlington ‘Let’s Run’.

Highly Commended to Margaret Russel for ‘Resting Place’.

The Exhibition can be found at the Kern Arcade Pop-up Shop

A wonderful evening

Thank you to Mayor Margaret Strelow and President Lyn Howard.

To all the volunteers and Committee Members – well done!

Key dates
Exhibition viewing and sales commenced 18th June to Sunday 7th July, 2019. Opening times 9.30am to 2.30pm weekdays; 9.30am to 2pm Saturdays and 8.30am to 12 noon Sundays.
Launch of Exhibition was held on Friday 21st at 5.30pm by the Mayor Margaret Strelow.

Judge for the Artists’ Challenge was outstanding local fine artist, Catherine Boreham.

Details of Challenge can be found in the Guidelines and Conditions for the Exhibition (Exhibition Rules). Nomination Forms and Labels for the back of the Artwork are required.
2019 EXHIBITION rules

Margaret Russel, the Winner of the 2018 September Art Exhibition Competition – A Recognisable Capricorn Coast Seascape

Margaret Russell was awarded 1st place in the Competition section of the 2018 September Art Exhibition for her work titled “The Jetty” depicting the jetty at Fisherman’s Beach in Emu Park. This work also received the ‘People’s Choice Award’ for the entire Exhibition.

Margaret explained why she chose the jetty scene:

“We frequently visit the beaches of the Capricorn Coast to walk and enjoy the natural beauty of this area so close at hand. On one of our late afternoon walks along Fisherman’s Beach, Emu Park, the sun was shining on the jetty and rocks, creating a soft afternoon glow and feeling of warmth.

In my painting of the scene I have tried to evoke the feeling of warmth and contentment that I felt. Emu Park is my favourite place on the coast and I have many happy memories of time spent there.”

Along with Margaret’s outstanding work was an impressive display of many other paintings from the Rockhampton Branch artists. Prizes were awarded in various categories and the artists’ pride in their achievements was well justified. An excellent Exhibition by all reports.

The 2018 September Art Exhibition -“A Brush with Light”

The 2018 Annual RQAS Rockhampton Branch Exhibition is locked in for 21st to 30th September. Lots of notice is being given to all the keen artists near and far for those masterpieces to be finished in time for the Exhibition.

We are excited to announce our Official Guest and Judge is Capricorn Coast artist Lyn McClelland.

The Competition Work for the Exhibition will be a ‘Recognizable Capricorn Coast Seascape’ which encompasses the St Lawrence Inlet to the Fitzroy River Mouth and the Northern part of Curtis Island and the Keppel Bay Islands. An Artist’s Statement and the photograph the artist has worked from must accompany the entry form.

The Challenge Work for the Exhibition will be a ‘Geometrical Art Work’, being the use of cylinders, squares, rectangles, triangles and eclipses. The emphasis should be on using as many different shapes as possible within the work. The work must be freehand and can be any medium and within practical consideration of the Exhibition space can be any size.

Nomination Forms and Artist’s Profiles are required to Coral Morris by 15th August, 2018.



The 2017 October Art Exhibition -“Scene from a Chair Revisited”

More than 130 original works of art are on Exhibition at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre, Derby Street, Rockhampton, from Friday 13th October, 2017 until Sunday, 22nd October, 2017.  The Exhibition is open daily from 10am to 4pm. Entry to the Exhibition is Free.

Come along any day and meet some of the artists. Vote for your favourite art work in the People’s Choice. Share our joy in art.