Exhibitors information


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


New/Returning Artist Submissions are now open.

Contact our curator for information by email here-  curator@downlands.qld.edu.au

  • Be sure to include some images of your best works as email attachments.
  • An artist’s statement/bio for some background on your arts practice.
  • Accepted artists (including 2023 exhibitors) will be sent a portal link in May.
  • Returning artists (pre-2023) will need to reapply for a portal link via email. 
  • Portals will be live from 1 June -1 July for  initial submissions with final uploads due by 1 Aug.  Selections will be finalised and suppliers notified by the Curator in early August.

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

We also have a need for sales staff. Our sash wearing volunteer floor staff usually enjoy a wonderfully social experience, engaging with the public and making a sale can be rather exciting.



Works are to be delivered at the indicated times:

Downlands College – Graham Centre at front of school.

Saturday 7 September  1:00pm – 4:00pm

Sunday 8 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 (unless prior arrangement made)

Thursday 19 September  9:00am – 8:00pm

Friday 20 September  9:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday 21 September 9:00am – 6:00pm.

  • All work is insured whilst at the College between 7 – 23 September.
  • Suppliers are responsible for their own transit insurance.
  • Artworks are insured whilst at the college exhibition space except in the case of terrorist event.
  • 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 RME Downlands College Art Exhibition.

* Artists are encouraged to help with pack up in the days following the exhibition.  

Points to remember when delivering accepted works.

  • All works delivered are hung at the discretion of the Curator.
  • All supplied works must be clearly marked with the name of the supplier, artist and title if emailed labels are not available.
  • 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.
  • All three-dimensional works shall be ready for installation including any fittings and directions included with the work. 
  • 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 Artist’s preview and Curator’s Sales Team Training Night at 6:30pm on Thursday 14 September. Artists are welcome to join us and contribute to the session. Go to the home page to purchase 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 13 September 2024 at 7 pm

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

    The exhibition opens between 14 - 18 September, 10 am - 4 pm.