52+ years and counting…
The first committee meeting to form the then Bell & District Art Group was held on Thursday 25th March 1965 in the Bell QCWA rooms.
Over the years the Bell Art Group has painted in many different locations, including members’ homes, en plein air field days, old farmhouses, the annex of the Bell Show pavilion, Bell Historic Railway station, the old Butcher Shop, and the Bluebelles Cafe.
In October 2012 the Bell Bunya Community Centre became our new permanent home.
Got a question? If you have any queries regarding the Bluebelles Art Gallery, art workshops, or group membership,please contact us online.
Bluebelles Art Gallery, located in the Community Centre is managed and supported by our art group. This spacious and aesthetically pleasing gallery features a modern gallery hanging and lighting system creating an ambience of delicate soft feature lighting to showcase member’s works. To keep the approach fresh and inviting for visitors to the Centre exhibitions are mounted regularly.
Tourists from around the globe have called in to soak up all the wonderful attributes that the Community Centre has to offer: the Centre Coffee Shop, Visitor Information Centre, hand crafted gift lines and skin care range, health & therapeutic care rooms, Bell Library, landscaped surrounds, memorial rose garden and community vegetable garden.
An impressive separate art studio space allows us to continue with the age old tradition of painting on a Thursday as well as providing art workshops conducted by professional tutors.
Junior Art Workshops
In 2016, we commenced Junior Art Workshops for children. The junior workshops are held during the school holidays. The workshops aim to expand the creative ability and cultural awareness of children in the Bell region, as well as provide a fun activity for the holidays.
Crafty Cats and Special Projects
Every Thursday is Painting Day for Bell Art Group members. If you’re a crafty type, whether with paint, paper, or yarn, you are welcome to join us in the Community Centre’s studio space.
Bell Art Exhibition
The annual Bell Art Exhibition is hosted by the Bell Art Group and held at the Bell Memorial Public Hall. The week-long exhibition commences with a gala opening and awards presentation.
For more information regarding the exhibition, please contact us online.
The Community Centre, Visitor Information, Bluebelles Art Gallery and Library are open Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 3.00pm and Saturdays from 9.00am to 12 noon.