by Christine Reilly
Christine Reilly is a respected and imaginative Queensland artist with nearly 30 years’ experience both in-front and behind the canvas. Christine draws inspiration from everywhere; her work demonstrates a long-held love of travel, people-watching, local city scenes and beachscapes.
“My paintings will take you on a journey across the figurative, from my interpretation of vibrant European scenes to evocative images closer to home. I strive to portray all of my characters with colour and movement- making them come alive on the canvas.”
Chris creates from her studio in Brisbane and with her daughter, Rebecca Reilly, now residing in Tambo an exhibition at Grasslands was a natural progression. ‘The Queensland Palette’ will showcase Christine’s talent with a diverse range of works that reflect local content from both Tambo and Brisbane.
The exhibition will close at the beginning of September.
The front façade of the building references a historical shop that occupied this site in earlier times.
The Gallery is the only Council-supported, purpose-built, climate controlled facility within a 300km radius, extending from Longreach to Roma.
The Grassland Art Gallery has a contemporary cool and inviting exhibition area that has a running space of 40 metres. It has a rotating exhibition program of locally produced and curated displays, regional artists and touring exhibitions. The gallery programming is managed by the Tambo Arts Council in a collaboration with the Blackall-Tambo Regional Council’s Arts and Cultural Officer.
The Gallery offers a large community workshop and meeting space that is well equipped for a range of events and activities. The Foyer area provides further display space and has a small shop selling artisan products and giftware. It is the cultural hub that also connects and interacts closely with the historical precinct in presenting Tambo’s rich cultural heritage. A relaxing courtyard connects the Gallery and workshop spaces.