Kym Barrett, ‘Gateway’ (detail), 2021, oil and mixed media on canvas, 120 x 120cm, image courtesy the artist and Flying Arts Alliance. Photo: Louis Lim.

Paint the Town

An initiative of Flying Arts Alliance, Paint the Town, is the touring exhibition of 2021 Queensland Regional Art Awards and showcases the works of 28 talented emerging and established artists from across regional Queensland.

About the exhibition

Audiences will be treated to an award-winning selection of regional Queensland talent in the exhibition Paint the Town.

Paint the Town is the touring exhibition of the 2021 Queensland Regional Art Awards, and coincides with Flying Arts Alliance celebrating 50 years of delivering visual arts projects and services to regional and remote Queensland.

Evoking the spirit of all things jubilant, exhibition artists have responded to the question – How do you celebrate? Is it serene or riotous – a party, a big bash, a festival, or a simple elegant affair? Does it display explosions of joy or quiet moments of reflection and gratitude; ceremony, tradition or ritual; a sense of occasion or ‘just because’?

The Queensland Regional Art Awards is an annual visual arts prize and exhibition for established and emerging artists living in regional and remote Queensland.


Andrea Baumert Howard, Anne Mossman, Bianca Tainsh, Brian Hatch, Cara-Ann Simpson, Catherine Boreham, Cynthia Copely, Darren Blackman, Donna Glass, Gabriel Smith, Grant Quinn, Helen Dennis, Jasna Spiranovic, Joolie Gibbs, Katie Harris-MacLeod, Kym Barrett, LeeAnne Vincent, Libby Derham, Melanie Doheny, Michelle Kurth, Netta Loogatha, Nicole Jakins, Petalia Humphreys, Samantha Hobson, Sammaneh Pourshafighi, Saren Dobkins, Vicki Buttrose, Weston Campbell


Paint the Town virtual exhibition

Paint the Town education resource

Tour dates

18 February 23 April 2022
24 May 9 July 2022
18 July 2 September 2022
9 September13 November 2022
25 November 202226 February 2023
10 March29 April 2023
26 May22 July 2023
5 August23 September 2023
29 September21 November 2023
1 December 202310 February 2024
1 March 11 May 2024


Paint the Town, touring exhibition of the 2021 Queensland Regional Art Awards, is an initiative of Flying Arts Alliance in partnership with Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; and proudly sponsored by Holding Redlich. 


Andrea Higgins

Exhibition Program Officer,
Museums & Galleries Queensland

Weston Campbell, Town Meets Town, 2021, photograph, 58 x 77cm, image courtesy the artist and Flying Arts Alliance. Photo: Louis Lim.
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