Borderline Regional Arts Association Inc (Borderline) had its beginning in 1994 as a cooperative with about twenty members from both sides of the Queensland/New South Wales border. Incorporated four years later, Borderline now boasts close to 50 members.
A community-based, not-for-profit organisation, Borderline encourages its members’ individual artistic development and skill-building with a culture of connection and collaboration through exhibitions, workshops, information and idea exchange, painting and drawing expeditions and social gatherings.
Mostly from Stanthorpe and Tenterfield (and further afield of both sides of the border), Borderline members’ skills span all levels of expertise – from novices to intermediate to experienced and professional artists.
Range of practice
Borderline members practice their art in a broad range of media…
painting (oils, acrylics, watercolour), sculpture (clay, wood, metal, bronze, found object), drawing (charcoal, ink, graphite), mixed media, textiles/fibre, jewellery, photography, etching, printmaking, papermaking, glass, ceramics, woodcarving, collage, folk art, framing, writing, poetry and music – an interesting group of interested people.
Take a look at some of our talented artists.
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Since Borderline began, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery (SRAG) has hosted our major group exhibitions and Borderline continues to enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship with the Gallery through group and solo exhibitions, work sold, work acquired and members as gallery committee members and volunteers.
Borderline also collaborates with other regional and private galleries, and Borderline members, with energy, ideas, common interests and commitment, have collaborated to create interesting and popular ways to display and sell their art through group exhibitions at wineries, and in sheds, cafés and other venues.
Borderline promotes art and artists throughout northern NSW and southern QLD.
The activities initiated by Borderline vary from year to year. They include things like:
- workshops, with tutors who may be sourced within Borderline, or from afar – often these are open to the public
- art exhibitions
- public displays of art works available for sale, at community events
- the support and encouragement of art in our community, through sponsorship and volunteer assistance for art related activities
- representation for local artists re public art
- fun days involving a shared artist experience – eg printing, paper rusting, life drawing.
Borderline membership offers a connection with other artists within our local communities and across the border, the opportunity to gather, exchange and exhibit together.
As a member of Borderline, you can be involved a little or a lot – it’s your choice. You can even join if you just appreciate art!
Annual Membership Fee is $25 Single Rate and $35 for a couple (partners).
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- periodic newsletter
- discounts for Borderline Workshops
- group socials and outings
- biennial group exhibition at Stanthorpe Art Gallery
- new friends, ideas, exchange, sharing
- public liability insurance coverage for approved Borderline activities
- publicity on this website for exhibitions where your work can be found, workshops you may be running, and your stories of success.
- printing press hire
Notification for Borderline Meetings – both for committee decision makings and socialising will be emailed to members. Notification for meetings can also be found in the newsletter.
The venue and meeting times vary – generally they are held at Jennings Hotel (behind the Wallangarra Railway Station, QLD).
Sometimes meetings are held elsewhere, eg at a member’s studio, at a national park, etc.
Artworks for sale
Our members have artworks for sale. If you are looking for quality original art for your home or office or for a unique gift, please contact us to help put you in touch with our artists.
Here are some of the many places you will find work by Borderline artists …
Jennings/Wallangarra, NSW/QLD border Jennings Hotel
Stanthorpe, QLD Commercial Hotel Piano Bar, Lorenza’s Café, Market in the Mountains, Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Stanthorpe GBWT Visitor Information Centre, Stanthorpe Farley Piazza, Stanthorpe Post Office Square, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, various Granite Belt wineries, Weeroona Art & Craft
Tenterfield, NSW Artists’ Collective Studio, Deloraine, Forest to Furniture, Royal Hotel, Tenterfield Library