Artists information


Our exciting new Junior School facilities have now been completed and we are back to front of school delivery for artworks in 2023!

2023 Artist Submissions are now welcome.

Our  Curator will select works from well over 1000 expected entries submitted for our 2023 Catalogue. For curatorial reasons we must limit this to 700 items on display in September 2023.

Artists who exhibited in 2022 will be contacted by early May.  New submissions are welcome now. 

Please send images and some information about yourself via email to the Curator –  hollise@downlands.qld.edu.au

Investment work from private collections may also be suitable for exhibition.

It would be greatly appreciated if Artists can assist us this year with the hanging and demount of the exhibition during September.

>Delivery / Collection 

Whilst every care will be taken in handling all works of art, the owner of the goods to be exhibited in the Downlands College Art Exhibition, acknowledges that goods are carried to and from the exhibition at his/her own risk and that the carrier of the goods and the organising committee of the exhibition are exempt from all liability, including liability for negligence. During the exhibition artworks are covered by the College insurance policy.

Works are to be delivered at the indicated times:

Downlands College – Graham Centre at front of school.

Saturday 9 September  1:00pm – 4:00pm

Sunday 10 September  9:00am – 5:30pm (deadline at Sunset)

Volunteers/exhibitors are encouraged to help receive artwork at these times and with hanging on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

(If these times are not suitable for delivery please contact the curator to arrange an earlier drop off.)

Collection of unsold work

Collection times are to be advised

  • No responsibility will be taken for works not collected by this date unless prior arrangements are received and agreed to in writing by representatives of the Downlands College Art Exhibition.

 * Volunteers are welcome to help with pack up.  Once we finalise these dates we would love it if you could help after the show?

Points to remember if  your work is accepted. 

  • All supplied works must be clearly marked with the name of the artist and title. In the case of three-dimensional works submitted in quantity, individual saleable pieces should be numbered consecutively.
  • All two-dimensional works will be strung, ready for hanging, except large works to be hung direct from D-shackles. It is recommended that non-framed canvases have painted edges and be sturdy i.e. at least 25mm deep. Warped canvases will not be hung.
  • All works are subject to 25% commission and the relevant GST charges upon sale unless otherwise arranged with the curator.
  • Artists will be emailed a consignment label for each artwork selected.  Please check your inbox for an email from ArtGalleria.
  • All three-dimensional works shall be ready for installation including any fittings and directions included with the work. 
  • Please enter a quality artwork image for our website and detail shots if available..
  • By submitting artwork to the Downlands Art Exhibition you give permission for photographs of your work to be taken by Downlands for publicity. (Public photography prohibited during the show).
  • Due to the number of artworks we are managing, no item changes can be made to consignments upon delivery of artworks, only deletions.
  • The Curator’s Sales Team Training Night at 6:30pm on Thursday 14 September. Artists are welcome to join us and contribute to the session. There are no free tickets to the fundraising Gala event. 

    Graham Centre

    The RME Downlands Art Exhibition is usually 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 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.


    2023 Partners Prospectus avavilable soon


    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.