Banana Shire Art Collection

Banana Shire Council

Banana Shire Art Collection

The Banana Shire Art Collection presently comprises of over 250 works in a variety of mediums with a focus on Local and Central Queensland Art, painting and printmaking.

Local and Central Queensland

The collection predominately features past and present local artists, and their observations of ordinary people, everyday life and local scenery. Together, the works create a record of life in the Banana Shire and the people who have developed a connection to this place.

The collection also includes work by artists from the broader Central Queensland region.

Ruby Campbell

The collection includes an extensive and treasured series of works by well-known local artist Ruby Campbell of Kilburnie Homestead. These drawings and paintings depict still life scenes, portraiture and landscape in a variety of mediums such as pen & ink, etchings, watercolours and pencil.

Australian Art

The collection features national artists, such as Lionel & Norman Lindsay, John Shirlow, Ron McBurnie and Pro Hart.

Acquisitions and Gifts

The collection has grown through gifts from generous art lovers and through purchase of standout pieces from our exhibition program. Please contact the gallery if you would like to more information about our acquisition process.

Brigalow Arts Festival Acquisition Program

Each year Banana Shire Council Banana supports an acquisitive prize through the Brigalow Arts Festival hosted at Banana Shire Regional Art Gallery.