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Fine Artists of the QLD Southern Downs and NSW New England border regions 

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  • What’s On

    Borderline Exhibitions 2024 :

    “Borderline Winter” at the ACS (Artists Collective Studio) Tenterfield : 27th June – 21st July

    “Where I Find Peace” at Rosalie Gallery nr Toowoomba : 19th Sept to 13th October

    Borderline Exhibitions 2025 :

    “Borderline at SRAG” at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery : 24th April – 25th May

    continuing on to Texas Regional Art Gallery : 26th May – 29th June (dates to be confirmed)

    “Borderine at the Richard Randall Studio Gallery” at Mt Cootha Brisbane 31th July – 3rd August

    “Borderline at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park” at Warialda Sept 4th – Oct 12th

    Borderline Exhibitions 2026 emerging from our workshop series “Regeneration Reimagine Renew” :

    Borderline at ACS Gallery Tenterfield June (details to be confirmed)

    Borderline at Surat on Balonne Gallery September – October (details to be confirmed)

    2025 Workshop Series “Regeneration Reimagine Renew”

    Acrylic Painting – Lizzie Connor, extending acrylic painting, venue The Barracks Dates: 1 & 2 March or 8 & 9 of March (TBC)

    Ceramics – Lyndall Peterson. Ceramic Animals. Stanthorpe Pottery Dates: 17 & 18 of May

    Fibre Art – Dr Jean Bennett, Figurative Sculpture in Fibre, Wallangarra Hall Dates: 5 & 6 or 12 & 13 July (TBC)

    Print-making – Lizzie Horne, Aluminium plate etching Venue Wallangarra Dates: 4 & 5 or 11 & 12 October (TBC)

    You can also catch members work at :

    Stanthorpe Art Prize Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, 7th September- 10th Nov

    EVOKE Exhibition 6th, 7th, 8th September, Reid Pavilion Tenterfield Showgrounds

    At solo shows :

    Pots N Paint Railway Gallery, Stanthorpe : July 8th – September 29th opening with Borderlines President Liz Powell July 13th

    Grandmother Dreams – Gay Landeta at Ceramic Break Park, Warialda – from September 22nd.

    And local galleries.

  • Richard Randall Exhibition Mt Cootha Gardens Brisbane

    Exhibition at The Richard Randall Studio Gallery, Mt Cootha Gardens Brisbane 

    10 Borderline Artists spent the Easter long weekend sharing their work at the beautiful Richard Randall Studio in Brisbane. It was Borderline Regional Arts first time exhibiting in Brisbane and the works were well received. Over the 4 days that the exhibition was open, there were 678 people came through the exhibition overall.

    The 10 artists who exhibited were Krishna Heffernan, Naomi Grant, Liz Powell, Jessika Dawnn, Gay Landeta, Andrew Hodges, Collette Garnham, Roz Wilson, Mary Rolfe and Kerry Cannon. With congratulations to Liz Powell, Collette Garnham and Gay Landeta who all sold work at the exhibition.



  • What’s on for 2024 – Exhibitions and Professional Development

    What’s On

    2024’s exhibition and professional development calendar has now been confirmed and will include : 

    • Exhibition at The Richard Randall Studio Gallery, Mt Cootha Gardens Brisbane – 4 days over Easter, Friday 29 March to Tuesday 2 April.
    • “Borderline in Winter”ACS Gallery, Tenterfield24 June to 21 July.
    • “Where We Find Peace”Rosalie Gallery, NE of Toowoomba18 Sept to 13 October.
    • Artists Retreat at Tumbledown, west of Stanthorpe in May. Details to be announced in minutes.

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    2025 will kick off with our biennial major exhibition at SRAG (Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery), travelling on to the Texas Regional Gallery. You will also find us exhibiting in the Rosalie Regional Gallery in the September School holidays. Plus we have a brand new Workshop Series on the drawing board. 

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    Other local 2024 Exhibitions where our member’s work can be seen will include :

    • Australiana Art Prize at the Artists Collective Studio, Tenterfield from the 26th of March 2024.
    • The Stanthorpe Art Prize 2024 at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery. This biennial exhibition showcases incredible art from the Granite Belt area, including that of our members. Not to be missed. Catch it from 15 June to 11 August 2024. Entries for the 2024 prize will open on 31 October 2023 and close on Friday 22 March 2024, download the entry form here. 

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  • Hard to Get Space In One Of Our 2023 Upcoming Workshops…

    We Still Have 2 Spots Left In One Of Our Upcoming Workshops – Is It Yours?

    EVERYDAY NATURE SKETCHBOOKS – with Deb Mostert

    September 2-3, 2023. Girraween National Park. 10am start

    $220 for members, $255 for non-members (this included a $35 membership fee). Limit 10

    This course will involve getting into a daily habit of nature drawing in the context of a sketchbook. With a simple kit of materials, you can carry everywhere, you will discover that you can be opportunistic about drawing from the natural world, and this can help get us into daily creative habits of observation, discovery and wonder.

    We will explore the use of sketchbooks as an incubator, a sentimental keepsake, a mind clearer, a list holder, an idea launcher, a best friend, a personal, intimate, and honest playground. We will discover that we CAN draw and that any time is a good time to build our creative habits!

    Deb holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Qld College of Art and has had 18 solo shows and been involved in more than 70 group shows in both regional and commercial galleries. She has won several prizes and been a finalist in many National art prizes including the Bale Painting Prize, the Salon de Refuses, Jacaranda Drawing Prize, and Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing.

    She has over 18 years of teaching experience with workshops and artist-in-residencies. Deb is committed to a daily sketchbook practice and loves to share the potential that is within everyone to carry a sketchbook and use it to record life.

    Contact Sue Jurd sjurd@halenet.com.au

  • What’s On 2024 – 25

    What’s On 2024 – 25

    After a run of exhibitions, it is time for our Artists to get back into their studios and expand their skill sets! That being said 2023 and 2024 will focus on our 2023 Workshop Series and Art Camps (with dates to be released).

    Upcoming Borderline Group Exhibitions include:

    Easter Exhibition at the Richard Randall Art Studio in Brisbane over the Easter Weekend.

    Winter Exhibition at the Artists Collective Studio, Tenterfield from June 24th – 19th of July.

    Borderline Bienniel Exhbition at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery April 2025 (dates tbc)

    Plus a return to Warwick Art Gallery in September 2025 (tbc)

    Other local 2024 Exhibitions where our member’s work can be seen will include :

    The Stanthorpe Art Prize 2024 at the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery. This biennial exhibition showcases incredible art from the Granite Belt area, including that of our members. Not to be missed. Catch it from 15 June to 11 August 2024. Entries for the 2024 prize will open on 31 October 2023 and close on Friday 22 March 2024, download the entry form here. 

    Australiana Art Prize at the Artists Collective Studio, Tenterfield from the 26th of March 2024.

  • Inverell – final stop for Journeys on the Border 2023

    Inverell Regional Art Gallery – final stop for Journeys on the Border 2023

    Our workshop series traveling exhibition culminated in Inverell in a show that included a full range of Borderline member’s art. The opening was well attended and 2 pieces were sold immediately. Congratulations to everyone for a beautiful exhibition!

     

  • Workshop Series 2023

    BORDERLINE WORKSHOPS FOR 2023

    • EXPERIMENTAL FELTMAKING – with Sheryl Wright

    July 1-2, at the Engine Driver’s Barracks, Tenterfield. 10am start

    $160 for members, $195 for non-members (this included a $35 membership fee).

    The emphasis will be on exploring texture, both on 2D and 3D pieces. Students will play with colour choices and the fundamentals of wet felting. All materials supplied.

     

    • BOTANICAL ART – with Nola Sindel

    July 15-16, at the Engine Driver’s Barracks, Tenterfield. 10am start

    $220 for members, $255 for non-members (this included a $35 membership fee). Limit of 8

    This workshop will include Observation of plants, layout and composition, shading and tone in graphite and painting.

     

    • EVERYDAY NATURE SKETCHBOOKS – with Deb Mostert

    September 2-3. Girraween National Park. 10am start

    $220 for members, $255 for non-members (this included a $35 membership fee). Limit 10

    This course will involve getting into a daily habit of nature drawing in the context of a sketchbook. With a simple kit of materials, you can carry everywhere, you will discover that you can be opportunistic about drawing from the natural world, and this can help get us into daily creative habits of observation, discover and wonder.

     

    • CHARCOAL DRAWING for beginners and more advanced – with Lizzie Connor

    October 14-15. at the Engine Driver’s Barracks, Tenterfield. 10am start. Location may alter during course.

    $160 for members, $195 for non-members (this included a $35 membership fee). Limit 8

    Students will investigate the various types of charcoal available and how to use them.

    The workshop will also look at different paper and even canvas surfaces that can be used with charcoal. The class will also create textured surfaces on paper. The course will offer different ways of approaching your drawing and increase and/or refresh your drawing skills.

      

    • ECO FRIENDLY ETCHING – with Liz Powell

    Nov 18-19, at the Engine Driver’s Barracks, Tenterfield. 10am start

    $220 for members, $255 for non-members (this included a $35 membership fee). Limit of 6 

    The aim is to have fun and to expand the understanding of the potential of metal plate etching. The quality of line and the potential for tone is unique to metal plate that has been etched rather than engraved or scratched, and it can be done without harmful acids or too many specialized tools. All materials supplied.

     

  • Whats On 2023-24

    What’s On!

    We have had a busy start to 2023 with another three group  exhibitions still to go ….

    • Texas Art GalleryOpen Ended Revised’ from 11 April to 13 May.
    • ‘Journey on the Border’ – our traveling exhibition focusing on works developed in our 2022 Workshop Series is on at the Glen Innes Art Gallery from March 25 – 22 April.
    • 9th of June – 21st of July will be a major group exhibition with new original works as well as those inspired by our 2022 Workshop Series in our final showing of ‘Journey on the Border’ at Inverell Regional Gallery. This gallery has a large and beautiful exhibiting space and we look forward to filling it!

    Then that’s it for Borderline group shows for this year. Our Artists will have a chance to get back to their studios and into our workshop series commencing July 1st.

    As 2025 will bring our biennial group exhibition at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery together with another one or two major group shows we plan for 2024 to be a chance for our members to deepen their practices and build on our workshop series with Art Camps and Play Days. We are planning for a couple of group exhibitions, including a mid-year show at Artists Collective Studio in Tenterfield. 

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    You can also see our members’ work at

    And on the first Saturday of each month

    • Borderline Open Studio and Art Market where you can meet some of our Artists and buy beautiful work all under $50. You will find us at The Railway Museum in Tenterfield ont he frist Saturday of each month from 9-12pm. Entry to the Museum is free and EFTPOS is available.

    Members can join us for Art Play

    • Borderline’s ‘Drop In Art’ days format is changing. Rather than an open-ended weekday once a month, there will be material-specific days to come and play. These days will be announced via email and will have a material focus, for example, Gelli plates or using the printing press. We have acquired new materials for workshops and have extra for members to play with. These materials include (but are not limited by!) a Gelli Plate Printing kit, printmaking inks, oil sticks, other mark-making materials and a wide range of papers (hot and cold pressed). ‘Drop In Art’ days will be an opportunity for members to play with the materials they may not have tried under the guidance of more experienced members.

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    And now, as our 2023 group exhibitions come to a close we can finally focus on our 2023 Workshop series!

    Our line-up is exciting!

    • Experimental Felt Making Sheryl Wright, July 1st and 2nd.
    • Botanical Art – Nola Sindel, July 15th and 16th
    • Everyday Nature Sketchbooks – Deb Mostert, Sept 2nd and 3rd
    • Charcoal Drawing – Lizzie Connor, Oct 14th and 15th
    • Eco-Friendly Etching – Liz Powell, November 18th and 19th

    A $50 deposit will secure your place and there is a limit of 6 students per workshop.

  • Open Ended at Texas Regional Art Gallery – April 11th to May 13th 2023

    Open Ended at Texas Regional Art Gallery – April 11th to May 13th

     

  • Deepwater 2023 Market

    Deepwater 2023 Market

    Deepwater Art Show was back on the map this year with many of our Artists entering 1 or 2 works and most selling at least 1 piece. The exhibition itself was incredible, artists and visitors came from all over the country. We took the opportunity to set up a stall to spotlight our organisation and members.

    The pieces came from our regular Open Studio and Market Day ‘box’ that we run on the 1st Saturday of the month from our home at the Barracks, in the Tenterfield Railway Museum. Each month we have a featured Artist or two. These Artists bring along a larger selection of their works and are available to talk about their own art processes as well as Borderline in general. Artists Louise Jenkins and Gay Landeta were our featured Artists at Deepwater. We had a busy – close to sell-out – day with many people loving the chance to buy works at such special prices.

    We are open every month on the 1st Saturday of the month at the Tenterfield Railway Museum from 9 till noon. 

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