The Western Downs Regional Artists' Exhibition is an annual exhibition proudly presented by Western Downs Regional Council, supported by the Western Downs Galleries Committee represented by Lapunyah Art Gallery, Gallery 107 @ Dalby, Dogwood Crossing, Miles.

With the theme of ‘Kaleidoscope’ the 2022 exhibition takes a playful approach to observing the vicissitudes of life and invites artists to respond with their own unique and colourful perspective.

In 2022, the exhibition offers a total prize pool of $3800, with four Category Prizes, Young Artist Merit Award, and People’s Choice Award. The exhibition will feature on Western Downs Arts as a Gallery and 3D virtual exhibition, and on show from 5 November 2022– 28 January 2023 at Dogwood Crossing, Miles. 


Western Downs Regional Council is working closely with the Queensland and Australian Governments to plan, prepare and coordinate response to the impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the region. In accordance with advice, the exhibition opening date may change subject to ongoing advice


Kaleidoscopes fascinate all ages. The coloured glass chips tumble over mirrors reassembling into beautiful, colourful shapes and patterns as you turn or shake the tube.  An endless cycle of creation and destruction plays out as things fall apart and are put back together; different but still beautiful.  

The complexity and ongoing change reflected in a kaleidoscope is also evocative of the broader cycles and patterns that unfold in nature, and in people themselves. With light, and through the prism of childlike wonder, beauty is observable in life’s game.

Artists on the Western Downs are invited to play with the theme ‘Kaleidoscope’ and submit artwork in their favoured medium including but not limited to painting, drawing, collage, printing, mixed media, textiles, sculpture, installation, photography, digital and new media artwork. 

Exhibition Opening Date

Date: Saturday 5 November
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Dogwood Crossing, Miles, 81 Murilla Street Miles, Qld 4415

Register for the opening HERE


Entries were submitted to one of four (4) categories:


Category Prizes

$500 for first place and $300 for second place will be awarded in each of the four categories: Painting; Works on paper, Photography and new media art, and 3D works.

Open to all artists. 

People’s Choice Award

$200 voucher Murray’s Art & Farming as the result of a public ballot counted at the end of the exhibition. All artists are eligible.  

Young Artist Merit Award

$400 merit certificate. Awarded to an eligible emerging young artist aged between 14 and 21 years. 

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Key Dates

Entries Close

Tuesday 23 August 2022, 5.00pm

One entry per artwork. Non-refundable Fee $25 per artwork.

Collection of Artwork

Pick-up from Dogwood Crossing, Miles in person or by private agent, between Tuesday 31 January and Friday 3 February 2023 or by arrangement with the Gallery (except sold artworks). 

Exhibition Opening Date

Date: Saturday 5 November
Time: 5:30pm
Location: Dogwood Crossing, Miles, 81 Murilla Street Miles, Qld 4415



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