RME Downlands Art Exhibition 2022

September 17th – 24th

10am – 4pm

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

Gala Opening September 16th

Featured Artist

Our 2022 Featured Artist has been announced. We look forward to exhibiting many wonderful works by Sunshine Coast Artist Vanessa Perske!


Vanessa Perske is a well established, self-taught Queensland artist with many of her works and commissions in private and corporate collections throughout Australia and Internationally.

After a few years of teaching in the classroom, Vanessa Perske realised that her passion remained with paint and canvas. Her travels and exploration of australia are reflected in her paintings through detailed texture, layering and her distinctive use of intense colour.  

Catalogue sales will commence from 7pm Friday 16 September 2022 at our our Gala opening event. All artworks will be then be available for purchase at the exhibition or by leaving an expression of interest on the artwork page or by calling (07) 46909560


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 2022.  Our regular curator, Evan Hollis, strives to present a large, formal gallery space with artworks curated primarily by genre, sunject and media useage. 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 or click here to go directly to the sign up page.

Our 2022 Partner Prospectus is now available

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Gold Sponsors

Book Tickets for Gala Opening 16 September 2022 at 7 pm

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

The exhibition opens between 17 - 24 September, 10 am - 4 pm.