- 27 Eclipse Street, Springsure, QLD 4722
- Postal address
- Central Highlands Regional Council, PO Box 21, Emerald QLD 4720
- Opening hours
- Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm (closed between 1.00pm and 2.00pm); Sat 9.00am-noon
The Bauhinia Bicentennial Art Gallery and Library at Springsure was built in 1988 by the former Bauhinia Shire Council and is well positioned for locals and tourists in the main street. For 25 years the art gallery has been an inviting community meeting place for cultural and arts events, becoming a cultural icon and focal point for the district.
The art gallery sits within a multi-purpose space incorporating the public library and local heritage collection. The gallery provides an attractive and well-designed venue for local and touring exhibitions. The annual exhibition program includes shows by individual artists, art groups, school groups, and annual competitions.
The gallery manages two important collections: artists’ works from the Springsure and Rolleston districts and a local heritage collection of photographs and documents from the 1860s.
A major art piece acquired by council in 1997 by Tracey Dallas titled “Carnarvon Ranges- Land of Rainbow Gold” depicts her father George Dallas on horseback in the breathtaking Carnarvon Ranges. Contemporary acquisitions include a steel sculpture titled “Price of Life” by Wally Peart, the winner of the 2012 Springsure & Rolleston Districts Biennial Art Competition. The gallery also holds a display on a unique local horse stud put together by the Queensland Police Museum titled “Rewan: A Stud Farm for Breeding Police Horses 1909-1933”.