RME Downlands Art Exhibition 2023

September 16th – 20th

10am – 4pm

Tickets available at the door for $5, $4 concession, free for school-aged students

Gala Opening September 15th

Amazing views of Toowoomba represented in our exhibition this year...

Featured Artist 2023 – Diane Elsden


Our talented, 2023 Featured Artist is a Toowoomba local. Diane Elsden is well known as a talented artist and also gallery owner.We are proud to present a selection of her recent work here at the annual RME Downlands Art Exhibition.



Graham Centre

The RME Downlands Art Exhibition is held in the College’s Graham Centre. This is at the top of the curved driveway, the entry on Ruthven Street, Toowoomba.  We will continue this grand tradition in 2023.  Our curator, Evan Hollis, strives to present a large, formal gallery space with artworks curated primarily by genre, subject and media application. Accepted artworks are of a high  standard whereby more affordable works are often hung near serious investment pieces creating an interesting viewing experience and purchasing options for all browsers.

During the exhibition refreshments are available at the Café in  Tudor Hall which is adjacent to the Graham Centre.  Visitors can relax with morning or afternoon tea or lunch whilst contemplating your newly acquired art under the shaded café tables.

Our Students

Downlands College Visual Arts students are our primary visual arts focus here at the college and the main reason for the inception of our educational oriented art exhibition since 1986.

Find out more about the educational aspects of our exhibition here..  Student Exhibition

Want to volunteer?

Our exhibition relies heavily upon the committed efforts of a few very dedicated staff members, but it simply would not function were it not for the team of volunteers who rally around the project each year.  It’s the passion of these volunteers that is most evident during exhibition week when the public are milling about amongst the exhibits and the grand scale of our enterprise is fully realised.

Volunteers are essential for receiving works, hanging and demounting, hospitality services, some administration and also floor sales staff.  If you think you could help out during August/September as we bring the show together or maybe get involved in the Gallery Store throughout the year, please use the contact form on the volunteer page and let us know how you’d like to help.

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Mark your calendar for Gala Opening 15 September 2023 at 7 pm

Book tickets for RME Downlands Art Exhibition Gala Opening here soon.

The exhibition opens between 16 - 20 September, 10 am - 4 pm.