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Emerald Art Gallery

The Emerald Art Gallery is located in the Central Highlands Regional Council building on Egerton Street, Emerald.

For information on exhibiting with us phone on 1300 242 686 or email chgalleries@chrc.qld.gov.au

  • Current exhibition

    JET JAMES

    Yeppoon artist Jet James will be exhibiting his works at the Emerald Art Gallery from 16 September to 25 October 2019.

    Jet James is an Australian artist recognised for his unique and highly sensitive artworks in printmaking and painting. In 2009 his artwork was shortlisted in the National Youth Portrait Prize of Austraila & also won the prestigious $5000 Charles Ware Award for National Young Artists that year. He has continued to win open prizes across the country. In 2015 he was selected amongst Australia’s leading printmakers for an exhibition in New Zealand, and in 2017, Jet’s intricate nature etchings were selected by Rockflowerpaper for its release of home decor products across 4500 outlets in the United States.

  • Upcoming exhbitions

    Our Strength During the Drought

    The Barcaldine community will be bringing a photography exhibition to Emerald from 4-29 November 2019.

    The exhibition features 18 images from volunteers and 13 images from the students at St Joseph’s Catholic School.

    ‘One is the loneliest number’ by John Fisher

  • Central Highlands Annual Art Awards 2019

    The Central Highlands Annual Art Awards is a nation-wide competition that includes the Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award, Local Artist Award, Margaret Gibson Youth Award and the People’s Choice Award.

    The 2019 award winners are:

    Category One (Easel-based works)

    • First: Elena Churilova, Back to Nature
    • Second: Sandra Biggin, Spring’s Glory
    •  Highly commended: Garry Andrews, Mt Ball Central QLD
    Category Five (Digital art)

    • First: Glen Wright, Blue Door
    • Second: Glen Wright, Ebb and Flow
    Category Two (Works on paper)

    • First: Jet James, The Gift
    • Second: Shona Nicholls, Sunrise with Magpies
    • Highly commended: Joanne Kerr, Sepia Landscape
    Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award

    • Andrea Chapman, It’s About Time

     

    Category Three (3D works)

    • First: Lachlan Grierson, Industrial Protea Lamp
    • Second: Raelene Bock and Michelle Gray, Perpetual Abundance
    • Highly commended: Leonie Geary, Beachcomber coffee table
    Central Highlands Regional Council Local Artist Award

    • Lachlan Grierson, Industrial Protea Lamp

     

    Category Four (Photography)

    • First: Pam Bartlett-Munt, Ataahua Awaawa (Beautiful Valley)
    • Second: Jemma Ryan, Facing the Storms
    • Highly commended: Karen Galea, Hell on the Freeway
    Margaret Gibson Youth Award

    • Beau Ingram, Skogafoss Waterfall

JET JAMES

Yeppoon artist Jet James will be exhibiting his works at the Emerald Art Gallery from 16 September to 25 October 2019.

Jet James is an Australian artist recognised for his unique and highly sensitive artworks in printmaking and painting. In 2009 his artwork was shortlisted in the National Youth Portrait Prize of Austraila & also won the prestigious $5000 Charles Ware Award for National Young Artists that year. He has continued to win open prizes across the country. In 2015 he was selected amongst Australia’s leading printmakers for an exhibition in New Zealand, and in 2017, Jet’s intricate nature etchings were selected by Rockflowerpaper for its release of home decor products across 4500 outlets in the United States.

Our Strength During the Drought

The Barcaldine community will be bringing a photography exhibition to Emerald from 4-29 November 2019.

The exhibition features 18 images from volunteers and 13 images from the students at St Joseph’s Catholic School.

‘One is the loneliest number’ by John Fisher

The Central Highlands Annual Art Awards is a nation-wide competition that includes the Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award, Local Artist Award, Margaret Gibson Youth Award and the People’s Choice Award.

The 2019 award winners are:

Category One (Easel-based works)

  • First: Elena Churilova, Back to Nature
  • Second: Sandra Biggin, Spring’s Glory
  •  Highly commended: Garry Andrews, Mt Ball Central QLD
Category Five (Digital art)

  • First: Glen Wright, Blue Door
  • Second: Glen Wright, Ebb and Flow
Category Two (Works on paper)

  • First: Jet James, The Gift
  • Second: Shona Nicholls, Sunrise with Magpies
  • Highly commended: Joanne Kerr, Sepia Landscape
Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award

  • Andrea Chapman, It’s About Time

 

Category Three (3D works)

  • First: Lachlan Grierson, Industrial Protea Lamp
  • Second: Raelene Bock and Michelle Gray, Perpetual Abundance
  • Highly commended: Leonie Geary, Beachcomber coffee table
Central Highlands Regional Council Local Artist Award

  • Lachlan Grierson, Industrial Protea Lamp

 

Category Four (Photography)

  • First: Pam Bartlett-Munt, Ataahua Awaawa (Beautiful Valley)
  • Second: Jemma Ryan, Facing the Storms
  • Highly commended: Karen Galea, Hell on the Freeway
Margaret Gibson Youth Award

  • Beau Ingram, Skogafoss Waterfall

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