Jeannette Egerton (Brisbane), Dorothea Cahill (Warwick), Tom Benkendorff (Warwick) and Pat Benkendorff (Warwick) on the train trip to Stanthorpe.
Jeannette Egerton (Brisbane), Dorothea Cahill (Warwick), Tom Benkendorff (Warwick) and Pat Benkendorff (Warwick) on the train trip to Stanthorpe.

Art gallery trip hailed a success

KARINA Devine was over the moon about the success of the Warwick Art Gallery trip to Stanthorpe on Sunday to look at half of the Twelve Degrees of Latitude Regional Galleries and Universities Queensland Collections in Queensland.

The group booked one carriage of the regular Southern Downs Steam Railway train from Warwick to Wallangarra but was met by a bus at Stanthorpe for the rest of the trip.

The Warwick Art Gallery director said the group looked at the other half of the 140 items in the exhibition at the Warwick Art Gallery after their return from Stanthorpe, and had lunch.

“It was a great chance to see all the works in one day.” Ms Devine said.

“The lead curator of the exhibition, Bettina MacAulay, spoke to the people on the trip to Stanthorpe.

“The exhibition of 140 works was selected from paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, photos and videos from all of the universities and galleries in Queensland with art collections.”

Most of the art enthusiasts on the train were from Warwick and Stanthorpe, but one Brisbane couple joined in.

Ms Devine said one man from a steam train group who was also on the train had joined the gallery group as he was more interested in art than trains.


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