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Southern Downs Artists Exhibition

28 September to 28 October 2017

RIMG0975 smallThis is a biennial exhibition and competition for Southern Downs artists showcasing the wealth of talent in the region. Over fifty local artist's work is on display with many mediums and techniques represented including Ceramics, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture and Textiles.

Winners were announced on Friday 29 September by the judging panel:

  • Sandy Pottinger (Arts writer and educator)
  • Sue Lostroh (Director of Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery)
  • Karina Devine (Director of Warwick Art Gallery

Overall Winner

Commendation Award Winners

Encouragement Award Winners


CartoonCentenary of Federal Policing in Australia exhibition

19 October 2017 to  5 January 2018

This exhibition is curated by Terry Browne, Team Leader - History, Tradition and Museum Workforce and Develpment with the Australian Federal Police. It celebrates the centenery of the formation of the Australian Federal Police. 

Warwick played a infamous role in the story as the "Warwick Egg Throwing Incident" was the catalyst for the creation of the federal police force.  The story starts with brothers Pat and Bart Brosnan at the Warwick Railway Station where Prime Minister Hughes addressed the crowd spruiking his case for compulsory military conscription. Most Australians were against the idea including the Queensalnd Premier at the time T.J. Ryan. It was a volatile tour of Southern Queensland for the Prime Minister topped off by the Brosnan brother's decision to throw at egg at him in protest. Outraged by the attack, Hughes ordered Warwick police to arrest the men, but they refused saying it was out of their jurisdiction and a matter for the Commonwealth. Hughes left Warwick irate and within weeks announced the formation of the Commonwealth Police Force, today known as the Australian Federal Police.

The exhibition will focus on the 100 years of Federal Policing, decade by decade, with information panels and objects of interest.

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