OUTBACK REGIONAL GALLERY

A: 50 Elderslie St, Winton, QLD Australia

P: +61 7 4657 2625

E: waltzing@matildacentre.com.au

W: matildacentre.com.au

The Outback Regional Gallery is one of three exhibition spaces inside the Waltzing Matilda Centre. The facility first opened in 1998 to celebrate Australia’s unofficial anthem, first written and publicly performed in the town of Winton. The centre’s unique architectural design draws on elements of the Winton landscape, and is one of the only 24-hour, climate-controlled, purpose-built galleries in Central Queensland able to display artworks from regional, state and national institutions. The gallery’s initiative is to collect contemporary works that align with strategic themes significant to Winton, and highlight the outback region.

The main exhibition space celebrates all associations with Australia’s iconic ballad Waltzing Matilda and provides a unique insight into history and place. The Waltzing Matilda Centre’s focus is to preserve historical and cultural material for research and the enjoyment of the public. The Outback Regional Gallery aims to develop, encourage and enhance arts and culture in the outback region.

AWARDS

The Outback Regional Gallery alternates a diverse annual program of touring, solo and group exhibitions including its annual visual arts prize – The John Villiers Outback Art Prize. Generously sponsored by The John Villiers Trust, the prize now worth $16,000 attracts talent locally and across the nation celebrating the cultural richness and inspiration from the inner regions of Australia. Now in its 21st year the prize encourages younger creatives to enter the emerging youth category and annual professional arts development program to continue the legacy of the late John ‘Jack’ Villier’s vision to increase opportunity for young people living remote.

FACILITIES

  • Cafe
  • Children’s playground
  • Free guided tours
  • Gallery shop
  • Historic building
  • Library
  • Onsite parking
  • Parklands
  • Theatre & screening room
  • Wheelchair access
  • Workshops and classes

FEATURED STORIES AND EXHIBITIONS

Group Exhibition: 2024 Queen of Gems Jewellery & Design Awards

Outback Regional Gallery presents Queensland Boulder Opal Association's Queen of Gem Awards.

Group Exhibition: 2024 John Villiers Outback Art Prize Finalist Exhibition

Outback Regional Gallery presents a group exhibition of works by finalists in the 2024 John Villiers Outback Art Prize.

Group Exhibition: Outback Now

Outback Now is an interpretation of place fusing local talent…

Group Exhibition: Australia Wide Eight, an Ozquilt Network Touring Exhibition

Outback Regional Gallery presents an Ozquilt Network Touring Exhibition.

Group Exhibition: Asia Pacific Video

The Outback Regional Gallery presents a group exhibition of works from the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art collection.

Group Exhibition: Queen of Gems Jewellery and Design Awards

Outback Regional Gallery presents the Queen of Gems Jewellery and Design Awards.

Group Exhibition: ON PAPER, Prints from the Outback Way Outdoor Gallery

Outback Regional Gallery presents the group exhibition ON PAPER.

Group Exhibition: The John Villiers Outback Art Prize Finalist Exhibition

Outback Regional Gallery presents the finalist exhibition of the 2023 John Villiers Outback Art Prize.

Matt White: Thunder Clouds

The Outback Regional Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Matt White.

Ian Alderman: Recovering the past

A photographic exhibition by London based photographer and artist Ian Alderman.

Kirrenderri: Heart of Channel Country

A touring exhibition from University of Queensland Anthropological…