Queanbeyan Art Society
The Queanbeyan Art Society is a non-profit organisation which holds art exhibitions, competitions and classes. It is a working gallery and has 11 monthly exhibitions, some of which are Open Competitions with the remainder for Members only.
Situated on the banks of the Queanbeyan River and housed in the historic O’Neill’s Cottage. On the eve of the cottage's demolition, the Queanbeyan City Council was urged to reconsider the demolition order and offered it instead to the Queanbeyan Arts Society (QAS) to develop as their Art Centre. The QAS accepted the challenge and in 1980 the QAS Trust was formed and with the help of monetary donations and voluntary labour, the cottage was restored.
The Press Gallery
The Press Gallery is a small artist-run gallery specialising in contemporary printmaking and opened its doors in late 2016. The small shopfront gallery in the heart of Queanbeyan is also the studio of Peter McClean. The Press Gallery will be open for exhibition launches and other special events, by appointment, and at various other random times while Peter is at work in the attached studio. The Press Gallery aims to offer an affordable space for artists to exhibit, and the small scale of the gallery means it can be a suitable space for a solo show to be developed over a fairly short time scale or for small scale works that could feel lost in larger spaces.
The Queanbeyan Historical Museum has been preserving and promoting Queanbeyan’s History and Heritage for 47 years. The incorporated not-for-profit society was established in 1969 with the aim to express the sense of history, place and identity in the Queanbeyan region. It does this by operating a museum, developing a collection and promoting historical activities that are interesting, educational and relevant to both residents and visitors.
Queanbeyan Printing Museum
The Queanbeyan Printing Museum attempts to preserve the knowledge of printing practices in Queanbeyan from 1860 until the mid-1980s, including hot metal printing skills and machinery. Australian newspaper proprietor John Gale (17 April 1831 – 15 July 1929) was the founder of The Queanbeyan Age, the first newspaper to serve the Queanbeyan district in New South Wales. Along with Sir Austin Chapman, Gale was often referred to as the ‘Father of Canberra’ in his support for the Queanbeyan-Canberra area as the best site of a future Australian national capital.
The Q – Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre
Regarded as the premier entertainment facility in the city, The Q is spacious, light and elegant and provides an outstanding program of professional and amateur productions, changing art exhibitions and displays. The prestigious and quality facilities provide a range of unique spaces for performing and visual arts, corporate events and social occasions.
The theatre has 346 comfortable seats with ample leg room and provides a warm, intimate atmosphere popular for both performers and audiences. The design and configuration provides opportunity for live theatre productions, concerts, forums, conferences, conventions, movies, music or film festivals, award ceremonies, digital, video and audio recordings, television or radio broadcasts, HSC exam performances, performing arts workshops and more.
The venue offers technical facilities including sound and lighting desks, an orchestra pit which can be covered, dressing rooms and a computerised box office. The venue has bar facilities, lounge and cafe areas, and disabled access. In addition it offers Front of House staff, Ushers, Box Office and Bar staff when required.
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery
The Bungendore Wood Works Gallery provides a space, where wood workers can display their works, where diversity is encouraged, and fine craftsmanship is essential with the aim of providing the best possible space to display a diversity of the best Australian art and craft.
The current Bungendore Wood Works Gallery complex, situated directly opposite the original Gallery site, was opened in April, 1994 by the Honourable Jim Snow MP. The Gallery was designed by Bungendore architect Maurice Barnes and built in 1994 to create the ideal environment for exhibiting wood and other media. The Gallery is built entirely from Australian materials, including Jarrah posts, beams and staircase; Tasmanian Oak floors, Ebonised Victorian Ash frames, and New South Wales Flooded Gum wall paneling. We take the view that a gallery should be a "work of art" in itself, and invoke the same diligence, creativity and passion that the best makers put into their work.
Bungendore Fine Art
Bungendore Fine Art is a friendly gallery owned & operated by eight artists. The gallery provides quality art for all tastes and budgets, with an ever-changing display of about 150 paintings ranging from large works to miniatures. Monthly exhibitions feature guest artists; with artist/partners rostered to attend to visitors. The artist/directors share an impressive record of prizes from local, interstate and national art shows. Each contributes their range of skills to the running of the gallery, which is open seven days a week all year, with an exhibition by a different visiting artist almost every month.
Suki & Hugh Gallery
Suki & Hugh is a purpose-built contemporary gallery in located in the heart of Bungendore, and is a quality address for artists and makers to present their wares. The Gallery offers a managed gallery space for artist exhibitions and a gallery shop for designers.
Mirramu Creative Arts Centre and Mirramu Dance Company
Formed in 2002, Mirramu Dance Company is directed by well-known Australian dance pioneer Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM. The Mirramu Creative Arts Centre and Mirramu Dance Company presents professional productions every year and believes in sharing and communicating through the creative process, inviting artists from different disciplines to work with the company. The company encourages inter-cultural exchange and has established collaborations with Indigenous Australian dance artists as well as performers from Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore the Netherlands and Senegal.
Braidwood Community Arts Centre
Braidwood Community Arts Centre is owned and operated by Braidwood Regional Arts Group (BRAG), an incorporated not-for-profit organisation, continues the tradition set by the Braidwood Group of the 1970’s, which brought together artists from a wide range of mediums. BRAG looks after the interests of nearly one hundred and fifty artists and craftpersons, writers and performers, creating and maintaining links of support between its members. It also provides peer support and opportunities for interaction among its members and arranges for relaxed gatherings where news and ideas can be shared, as well as serving as a lobbying body that advocates the recognition of artists' contribution to the economic development of the region and the improvement of the financial status of its members.
The Left Hand Gallery
The Left Hand Gallery is a visual art gallery established in 2010 as a non-profit venture, it has the aim of supporting imaginative visual artists free from the usual commercial pressures of mainstream galleries. It has three or four exhibitions a year, each running for three weekends (and other times by appointment). Exhibitions often include a number of artists brought together through a shared medium (such as drawing, printmaking, sculpture or hand made books) or a thematic interest or similarity of approach. Solo or survey shows are also organised for single artists we feel deserving of special attention or recognition. Ignoring trends or traditions, the accent is on encouraging handmade artworks that show the individual, idiosyncratic sensibility of their maker. Exhibiting artists are both from the local region and from much further afield.
Altenburg & Co
Altenburg & Co gallery and shop is a family business that specialises in beautiful art and great design. The Altenburg name has been on the streets of Braidwood for nearly 40 years and has been a strong supporter of the arts over this time.
Fyre Gallery is a boutique fine art commercial gallery specialising in works on paper and textiles. Located in the unique heritage listed town of Braidwood, Fyre Gallery is committed to an ethos of beautiful, functional and sustainable. Since opening in 2005 Fyre Gallery has acquired a reputation for surprising and delighting clients and visitors alike. Exhibitions occur twice yearly in March/April and November/December.
Stur Gallery located inside Fyre Gallery is a commercial gallery and store in the heritage listed town of Braidwood and is focused on showing contemporary art.
The Braidwood and District Historical Society was founded in 1970 to celebrate, protect and share the heritage of the region. The aim of the Society is to encourage the study of the history of Braidwood and district and promote and undertake the preservation, storage and display of artefacts and records of historical interest. The Society promote and publish historical works and studies related to the area and foster the sharing of information through lectures, readings, discussions, excursions and exhibitions. They own and run the Braidwood Museum which holds a rich collection of objects and archives and their researchers assist with family history enquiries and we sell a large selection of books relevant to the area.
National Theatre Braidwood
The iconic National Theatre Braidwood hosts annual events, such as the ‘Outdoor Airing of the Quilts’ event and monthly Film Club screenings. The theatre can seat an audience of 200 as well as being suitable for functions. The theatre has audio-visual equipment, is heated and has bay lighting, discreet side wall lighting and spot lighting. There are two dressing rooms, a curtained stage and an extended stage apron. There are exhibition tracks and fittings along with six moveable flat screens.
The Outsider Gallery Captains Flat
The Outsider Gallery (telephone 02 6236 6160) is open most Sundays from 11am – 3pm but call before you go (there to make sure they're open. You can take stroll through the gallery and studio, have a chat to the resident artist Gunther Deix, relax in the sculpture garden, or discover treasures amongst the funky junk.