Tuesday, March 26

Art opening Sunday 31st March 2pm

"Nature Of  Beauty"  Exhibition now on display at the Shelley Kelly Gallery. Three very talented artists Vanessa Allegra, Mel Christi and Tim Calfish join to showcase their Nature of Beauty. 

Sunday, September 23

Fantastic Day and Evening of Music and ARt

30 Year Celebration and 24th Annual Art Exhibition

20 Incentive Kudos for Art Exhibition Entries 2018 

1. Whimsical Play - Country Kids- by Toni O'Connor - Photography
2. Simply Romantic - Next Dance - by Rhonda Carpenter - Pastel
3. Relics - Ancient Land - by Alice McLaughlin - Pastel
4. Encouragement U16 - Aged & Battered - by Levi Bryant - Graphite
    Encouragement U16 - Old Stockman - by Hannah Rideout - Photography
    Highly Commended U16 - Pretty Peacock - by Emily Reid -Pastel
    Highly Commended U16 - My Calf -  by Jaxon Parmenter - Photography
5. Fame- The Lullaby of Kath Tjuta ( The Olgas) -by Kym Connell -Pastel
6. Colour Me Happy -  Oops - by Deanne Newcome -Acrylic
7. Seasons - Snow on the Wind - by Cliff Dullaway - Acrylic
8. Natures Glory- Bushed up Silk - by Patty Klaassen - Bush Dyeing
9. H2O - Captured at Cootharaba -by Susie Capewell - Acrylic
10. Queensland - Seasons - by Colleen Allen - Crochet
11. Luscious - Grape of Wrath - by Mel Christi - Graphite
12.Peculiar Peculiar - Eggscape - by Marilyn Murray - Pastel
13. Energy - In your Arms - by Shiralee Plowman - Acrylic
14. Urban - Tie the Knot - by Karen Betts - Macrame
15. Tranquillity - Kiwi Reflections - Sue Lederhose - Watercolour
16. Multicultural - Wrass Didgeridoo (Yidaki) - by Robin Swallow - Wood carving and painting
17. Art for Arts Sake - Frogmouths - by Cate Verney - Botanically dyed cotton -conte crayon
18. UpRoar  - no entries fitted so replaced by Judges Choice
18. Judges Choice - Evening Glow - by Suzanne Robinson - Pastel
      Judges Choice - Boy with His Toy - by Isobel Rideout - Photography
19. Cute and Cuddly - Friends - by Pam Bryant - Graphite 
20. Voters Choice - Preferences will be counted on 11th November at last day of Exhibition. Do drop in and Vote.

Congratulations to our Artists for joining in our Celebrations, and Thanks for coming along and spending time in the Perry with us. We had a very memorable day full of  Fun - Music - Markets - Art in the Park - Workshops - Excitement.

Our Exhibition continues until the 11th November.

We are now calling for exhibitions to hang in our Shelley Kelly Gallery for 2019.

Thursday, September 20

Saturday full of Fun Music and Art

TimeLine  for Saturday 22nd September 2018 Mt Perry

8.30am Music Lessons in the Hall commence 8.30 – 4pm Fully Booked

9.00am Macrame & Tea Dyeing at Hilltop Chapel 11 Isabella St,  9am – 12 md & 1pm - 3pm with Karen Betts. Free come and try or larger items for sale on the day. Nibbles and drinks on sale.

10am Markets at Cultural Centre to 2pm Arts and Craft get in early for Christmas.

10am Coffee Van arrives. Yeh Coffee…

10am Studio Arts and Craft Open. Gallery Open for viewing.

10am Hebble come and try outside Hall with Joe Stanton. 10am -12md and 1pm – 2pm.

10am Painting in the Park. Come setup and paint with the artists

10am Busking in the Park if anyone would like

11am Scratchboard Workshop at Studio 11am – 1pm with Susie Capewell small beginners cost of materials $5 any larger costed on the day to Susie. Bookings necessary. Spots still available.

4pm Gallery ready for official opening. – Free Wine and Cheese nibbles & Mocktails

4pm Music with Youth in the Studio for opening 4pm – 4.30pm and 5pm – 6pm

4.30 pm Gallery Opening, Presentation of Awards and other special presentations.

6pm BBQ underway, Sale of tickets.                                                                               

6pm Jumping Castle Free till 8.30pm

6.30pm Bar Opens and Live Music begins                                                                           
 Tea and Coffee at the Gallery

9.30 Music completes and Bar Closes Safe travels Home
Thankyou to our Sponsor Evolution Mining with out the Generosity and support this would not have been possible.
Thankyou to Regional Arts Development Funding for supporting the Music.
Thankyou to North Burnett Regional Council for all there support 

Wednesday, August 22


22 SEPTEMBER 2018 
30 Year Celebration – Bringing Communities Together
Help us Celebrate – Book your accommodation now and send in your Art Work
Time is of the essence. Please join in the Celebrations and enter an Art Work to be Exhibited in our Shelley Kelly Gallery for 8 weeks. Deliver art to us by 10th September 2018
Art Exhibition – In Shelley Kelly Gallery from 15th September till 11th November 2018
Art Exhibition Official opening 4.30pm 22nd September 2018 – Free wine, cheese and nibbles.

Music (and Art Workshops 22nd September 08.30am till 4pm – Book into an Affordable Workshop –  catch a few mini workshops and spend the day painting in the park
Workshops subsidised with Regional Arts Development Funding and Evolution Mining

30 year Celebration Party – All age event -  22nd September 6.30pm till 10pm at the Shire Hall next door to Art Gallery. Live Music Tickets at the Door:
    Adult - $20 (Inc, Entertainment, Meal and 1 x Beer or 1 x wine or 2 x soft drink).
  • Child (12-17yrs) $15 (Inc. entertainment, meal and 1 soft drink)
  • Under 12 Free Entry / Free Jumping Castle, Child ($5 for meal and soft drink).
Coffee Van on site (10a - late), 50c of all coffee purchased goes to fund raising.
Raffles – Always a raffle so don’t miss the opportunity to win some great prizes. 
Market Stalls at Pat Augustine Cultural Centre 10am till 2pm - anyone interested in having a stall please phone Patty 0428110854 or (07) 41563190.

Music in the Park – Anyone wanting to jam in the park, phone Patty 0428110854 or (07) 41563190.

To Book For Music Work Shop - (20 Adults, School Children Free - Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea provided for participants) All to book at EventBrite:
or Call Kerry 0400519107. Further information attached below:

Accommodation - Visit beautiful Mt Perry enjoy our local hospitality. Contact the accommodation houses and stay over:
  • Marchioness B and B – Phone 07 4156 3116  / marchioness@activ8.net.au
  • Mt Perry Federal Inn – Phone 07 4156 3059
  • Mt Perry Caravan Park –Phone 0427 563 271 / Mountperrycaravanpark@westnet.com.au
  • Murphy’s Place –  Phone 0409 627 861 / judyjfenn@bigpond.com
  • Travel Lite B and B – 0407622922
  • Mt Perry Grand Hotel- 07 41563342
  • Camping – Mt Perry Show Grounds or Wolca Reserve (Mt Perry Council 07 41562444).


20 Incentive Kudos for Art Exhibition each $100

  1. Whimsical Play
  2. Simply Romantic
  3. Relics
  4. Encouragement under 16 years…2 x $50
  5. Fame
  6. Colour Me Happy
  7. Seasons.
  8. Natures Glory
  9. H2O
  10. Queensland
  11. Luscious
  12. Peculiar Peculiar
  13. Energy
  14. Urban
  15. Tranquillity
  16. Multicultural
  17. Art for Arts Sake
  18. Uproar
  19. Cute and Cuddly.
  20. Voters Choice...Artist gets an Incentive $100, this runs over the 8 weeks $1 to vote and Voters go into a draw to win $50. 
Exhibition Entry form and Art Work must be forwarded, with fees, to:
  • Mt Perry Arts Group Inc., PO Box 106, Mt Perry Qld 4671 Or left at the Mt Perry
  • Council Office or Pat Augustine Cultural Centre.
  • Phone Patty 0428110854 or 07 41563190

Open To any Medium any Subject – including Painting/Drawing/Sculpture/

Textile/Craft. All work must be the original work of the artist. Not done in workshop.

Entry fees:    Art Entry :-  $5.00, Max 1 entry per artist only one section with 20 Incentive Kudos

1.            MAXIMUM SIZE -Not too Big of 1m x 1.2m applies for all art entries no heavier than 20kgs.  
2.           ALL artworks must be ready to hang with ‘D’ hooks with cord or wire attached.  
3.           Non hanging 3D art work for display on flat surface, Must come with instruction and  props.
4.           All Artwork and Photography must have been completed in 2017 or later.
5.           All exhibits that do not meet conditions will not be judged and only displayed if room.
6.           Each ARTWORK entry must be marked CLEARLY on the back  or bottom with the Entrants Name, Address, Selling Price, Medium and processes and Title PLEASE USE SUPPLIED TAG.  
7.           The decision of the Judge is final, and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.  
8.           All entries should be for sale, we make an occasional exception. The Mt Perry Arts Group Inc.
retains a 20% commission on all artworks sold. Please complete supplied ABN or Hobbyist declaration.  
9.           Entrants shall allow their works to be photographed for use in publicity by the Mt Perry Arts Group Inc. for this exhibition.   
10.        Return Postage and authorisation of collection, to be included with Artworks.  
The Mt Perry Arts Group Inc. reserves the right to NOT HANG any particular work, and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.    

11.        Monday 10th September 2018 – To be assured of a display, all Artwork for exhibition are to be delivered to the Mt Perry Pat Augustine Cultural Centre, Mt Perry between 10 am and 4pm.  

12.        By arrangement, out of town entrants may deliver their works at an earlier date to the Mt Perry Council Office or the Pat Augustine Cultural Centre or McKays Fuel and Rural. Phone Karen 0438 467 613, or Patty 0428110854 or 41563190 to confirm this arrangement.
  13.        Saturday 22nd September – Music and Art Celebration - 30 Years of Art In the Perry  

14.        Sunday 11th November – Artists and Exhibitors must take delivery of their entries between 11am and 2pm from the Shelley Kelly Gallery, unless prior arrangements have been made.
15.        DISCLAIMER: While all care will be taken, Mt Perry Arts Group Inc. will not be responsible for loss or damage to Artworks entered.  It is suggested that valuable Artworks be covered by private insurance.  
 ART ENTRY FORM Must be submitted with fees by September 10th
to VIEW and PRINT the Art Entry Form DOUBLE CLICK on it below   


Thursday, July 5

Quilt Display by Mt Perry Quilters

Mt Perry Quilters started sewing together about 24 years ago when Ruth Wagners love of sewing and quilt making brought a few ladies together to share their love of fabric and creating. Ruth has now moved away but has loaned some of the quilts from the beginning and thru the years and her new found love of art quilts, for display. Narelle was also there from the beginnings and she has some beautiful quilts and hand sewing and craft on display. Our current members are very talented ladies and this is a must see to believe the work that goes into the beautiful crafted quilts and patchwork and craft.

Now Showing till 12th August 2018 

Shelley Kelly Gallery in Pat Augustine Cultural Centre
Opening Hours : Monday 9am—1pm,  Tuesday 9am—4pm        Wednesday,  Thursday,  Friday  9am—1pm
Arts and Craft Shop in the Studio Open Tuesday 9am—4pm
Other Hours on Request call Patty 41563190 or 0428110854 or see the Gallery Volunteer on duty

Tuesday, October 17

Opening Night 13th October

Mt Perry Community Hall full of Beautiful Art from 13th October until 21st October
Dont Miss out on Seeing this 23rd Annual Exhibition
Dedicated to our past President Shelley Kelly
"Our Region Our Arts Our Craft"

Opening Night 13th October Exquisite Art, Beautiful Craft displays, Orchids, Quilts, Woodwork, Spoon Art, Destash,
Girls find the bench Remembering our friend Shelley

Sunday, October 15

2017 Mt Perry Annual Art Exhibition
"Our Region, Our Art, Our Craft"
Winners Announced
Section 1 - PASTEL
1st- Gail Thomas
2nd -Suzanne Robinson
HC-Sue Capewell
HC- Carmel Birchley

1st- Brett Jones
2nd-Jake Thompson
HC- Ray Sparks
HC-Jake Thompson

Section 3 - LANDSCAPE - Acquisition- North Burnett Regional Council
1st -Betty Searle
2nd- Sue Lederhose
HC- Sue Lederhose
HC- Alice McLaughlin

Section 4 - ABSTRACT
1st- Karen Betts
2nd-Llewellyn Swallow
HC-Karen Betts
HC- Alice McLaughlin

1st - Patty Klaassen
2nd -Karen Betts
3rd - Sue Draney
HC- Karen Betts
HC- Sue Capewell

1st- Sue Lederhose
2nd- Cliff Dullaway
HC- Beryl Home
HC- Colleen Helmore

Section 7- OILS & ACRYLICS
Acquisition First prize Evolution Mining Mt Rawdon Mine
1st- Sue Draney
2nd- Sue Draney
HC- Betty Searle
HC- Joy Davern

Section 8- OPEN
1st- Jake Thompson
2nd- Vanessa Allegra
HC- Llewyn Swallow
HC- Gail Thomas

1st - Ruth Wagner
2nd- Kerry Bettiens
HC- Ruth Wagner
HC- Ailsa Koloi

Section 10- SCULPTURE
1st- Alice McLaughlin
2nd- Tim Caflisch
HC- Yvette Stephensen
HC -Peter Mann

Acquisition First Prize-EVOLUTION MINING
1st- Vanessa Allegra
2nd Kylie Carmen
HC- Ray Sparks
HC - Joy Davern

Section 12- WILD CARD - Big Art Flower
1st- Lyn Wright
2nd- Yvette Stephensen
HC- Marsha Johnson
HC-Yvette Stephensen



UNPACKERS  PRIZE- Betty Searle - Gum Leaves in Spring

Thanks to the Generosity of our Sponsors
23rd Annual Arts Exhibition
Our Region Our Arts Our Craft
Evolution Mining Mt Rawdon Mine
 Bendigo Bank 
 North Burnett Regional Council
Noel Kelly and Family
Art Plus - Bundaberg
 Mt Perry Mechanics 
Chroma Australia
John Bowen
Spitfire Constructions
 Murph's Place 
Karen Betts
Adrienne and Murray Williams
McKays Fuel and Rural supplies
Jess Herbert
Betty & Noel Mooney
Noela Clarey
Arthur Dingle
Jazzy Greig
Marchioness B&B 
Bob Gilbert - Federal Inn
Travelling Lite
Mt Perry Caravan Park
Mingo Crossing Caravan Park

and MOST important of all
Our ART Group Members, Volunteers and Friends who work long hours and dedicate their time and money for the
 Love of Art