ROAR International Women’s Day Exhibition

The ROAR International Women’s Day Exhibition project invited women living or connected to the South Burnett region to submit artwork for a group exhibition launched at Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2018. Artist were asked to create new work based on the theme ‘what it means to be a woman living in regional Queensland’, and the resulting exhibition received 43 artwork entries by 28 artists and artist groups. The exhibition also raised money to support South Burnett CTC’s Domestic Violence services, which provides invaluable assistance for women and their families affected by domestic violence in the South Burnett. 

Congratulations to the ROAR Art Award Winners:

South Burnett Regional Council Major Art Award – artist Kelly Dugdell for her work Sista
Peddle Thorp Highly Commended Art Award – collaborative group Orana Arts for their work Life Stories
Taabinga Station Young or Emerging Artist Award – artist Tiana Justine Clifford for her work The Country Woman

With thanks to Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery and the Kingaroy Arts Team for their assistance, and to art award judges Jenny Gemmell (President, Kingaroy Arts Team), Cr. Danita Potter (Arts Portfolio Manager, South Burentt Regional Council) and Nina Temperton (CEO, South Burnett CTC). This project was initiated by Olivia Everitt, Arts Coordinator and Committee Member for South Burnett Women. 

Project Sponsors: South Burnett Regional Council through the discretionary funds ofCr. Kathy Duff, Cr. Roz Frohloff, Cr. Ros Heit and Cr. Danita Potter, Peddle Thorp and Taabinga Station

Project Coordinator/Curator: Olivia Everitt

2018 South Burnett Women Committee: Caroline Cavanagh, Cathy Davis, Stephanie Denman, Olivia Everitt, Kathryn Stevens and Liz Williams


Artists celebrate South Burnett women | The South Burnett Times, March 2018
Calling All Women Artists! | South Burnett Online, January 2018
Exhibition draws on female experience | The South Burnett Times, January 2018

Images by Olivia Everitt, Kathryn Stevens and South Burnett Online