Shine Bright Photography Exhibition

Exhibition dates 4th June – 30th July 2021

This exciting exhibition spans across 2 galleries and showcases the wonderful talent we have in Central Queensland. The exhibition is part of CQRASN’s Shine Bright Festival that celebrates and spotlights artists from 14 diverse regions.

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Theme: Shine Bright
EOI Close: 20 May 2021 Extended to 5pm Saturday 22 May
Exhibition: 4th June – 30th July,
The Art Gallery Biloela Hospital & The Art Gallery Gladstone Hospital.

Curated by: Katrina Elliott

Who can enter? : Photographers must reside in one of the following regions Banana, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Central Highlands, Cherbourg, Fraser Coast, Livingstone, Isaac, North Burnett, Rockhampton, South Burnett, Mackay, Woorabinda and Whitsundays. Open to all ages. Both Amateur and Professional Photographers are invited.

What is the Theme? The theme “Shine Bright” is the photographers interpretation of what Shine Bright means to them. Person, place or thing the subject is open for the Photographers interpretation. The Photograph must have been taken in 2020 -2021.

Where will the photographs be displayed? The exhibition is both online and in the Hospital galleries. All Photographs deemed appropriate will be displayed online then the curator will choose the collection of photographs to be printed.


  1. One entry per photographer is permitted.
  2. It must be your own work and have been taken in 2020-2021.
  3. Entry – digital files are to be uploaded (min 1mb – max 5mb) Photographs will be printed A2 and 8×12” Please reframe from cropping images square or panoramic.
  4. Digital manipulation is to be kept to a minimum. (logos are not permitted on Photographs) Labels will accompany each print.
  5. Written permissions are required for people that are recognisable in the photograph. Download Release Form.
  6. Entrants must reside in one of the following regions Banana, Gladstone, Bundaberg, Central Highlands, Cherbourg, Fraser Coast, Livingstone, Isaac, North Burnett, Rockhampton, South Burnett, Mackay, Woorabinda and Whitsundays..
  7. If the photographer is under 18year a parent or Guardian must submit the entry.
  8. Entries Close 5 pm 20th May 2021.
  9. As the Works are being presented in a public foyer area of a public hospital and online, please be aware that explicit language or imagery that contains references to nudity, drugs or alcohol will not be permitted. Artworks must be appropriate for viewing by people of all ages, cultural backgrounds and religions.
  10. The Art Gallery is entitled to exclude or remove photographs from the exhibition where any applicant has submitted false information or who does not comply with all terms and conditions.

When Wise Women Whisper

Exhibition dates: 1st August – 30th September 2020
Location: Biloela Hospital, QLD

I’ve been drawing imaginary women for years – ever since I decided anyone calling themselves an artist really
couldn’t claim not to be able to draw a face. These women are imagined, not intended to portray anyone one in
particular, but rather to give life to an idea or a possibility. They always seem to have a look about them suggesting
that if they were to speak, it would be worth listening to. Combining my passion for catching poems with my love for
bringing these characters to life, the poems are an attempt to share the wisdom that looks ready to spoken.

Scanning the QR code beside each poem with your smartphone will take you to a recording I made just for you to
listen to the poem being read.

Facebook – Tracey Hewitt

This project was supported by

Being by Nickeema Williams

Exhibition dates: 13th June – 31st July 2020
Location: Biloela Hospital, QLD

An exploration of cultural connection to land while in isolation. I am a Aborignial, Torres Strait and South Sea Islander woman. I have strong connection between the sea the rainforest and the bush. I have been inspired by the colours of those environments. Through out this project I have used art as away to reground myself and focus on my wellbeing. Working and creating amidst the global pandemic of COVID-19 and with the travel restrictions from community and family retaining my connection to country has been really important to me. 

Facebook – KeemaCo

This project was supported by

International Year of the Nurse & Midwife 2020

Online exhibition – runs through out 2020

As we celebrate the year long celebration of International Year of the Nurse and Midwife we are showcasing nurses journey not just in the Banana Region but all over the world.

Nurses & Midwives from all over the world, we would love to hear your story. Not matter how short or how long your journey in nursing & midwifery is.
We would love to hear from ALL different types of nurses, dental nurses, veterinary nurses, school nurses……from all over the world. Please help add to our online exhibition. This exhibition runs until the end of 2020.

Enter Your Story –