ARTBOX has officially launched!

The travelling exhibition space, promoting professional and emerging artists and makers, is an exciting and innovative way to connect community and visitors to our region through Arts and Culture. It provides opportunities for regional and remote communities in the Shire to create, experience and engage with arts and culture.

ARTBOX is a mobile, professional exhibition space that welcomes proposals from artists, designers, festivals, curators, community and cultural groups in all art forms including but not limited to; visual arts, sculpture, craft, design, digital media, architectural installations, performance, literary arts, installation/ site specific works, fashion and cultural heritage projects that display innovative ideas and approaches.

Council’s aim is to provide a diverse and engaging annual exhibition program containing a mix of Council run exhibitions, local artists and art groups as well as some visiting and out of area artists.

ARTBOX is being brought to Strathbogie Shire with Creative Victoria grant funding.

More information
Arts and Culture Officer
T: 1800 065 993

Don’t forget to read the ARTBOX Conditions of Hire, which contains further information and photos of the space.

Expressions of interest from artists, curators, arts groups and organisations to take part in ARTBOX are now open for the 2023/24 exhibition schedule.

Submit an application form below for consideration:


Expressions of Interest
Exhibition Schedule
ARTBOX will be at the following locations:
  • Strathbogie | April – June 2024
  • Avenel | July – September 2024
  • Ruffy | October – November 2024
  • Nagambie | December  2024 – March 2025

It is anticipated that the ARTBOX will also be placed in Violet Town, Longwood and Ruffy. Dates for these towns will be scheduled in 2025 and beyond.

Upcoming Exhibition – Deb Cavanagh

Deborah Cavanagh

May 1 – May 29, 2024
29 Main Street, Strathbogie (Strathbogie Memorial Hall Grounds)


Current Exhibition - Bruce’s Strathbogie Artbox by Bruce Hargrave

April 4 – April 29, 2024
29 Main Street, Strathbogie (Strathbogie Memorial Hall Grounds)
Open daily 10am – 4pm



Past Exhibition - A Brush with Nature by Terri MacDonald

Regional Victorian artist Terri MacDonald and her exhibition ‘A Brush with Nature’ celebrates the natural world through the depiction of some of the most colourful subjects.

Focusing on Australian birdlife and botanical subjects, the exhibition is a collection of original watercolour and hand tinted etchings.

ARTBOX, Nagambie

February 2 – 27

A Brush with Nature By Terri MacDonald

Meet the artist: visit ARTBOX on:

  • Saturday 17 Feb, 11am – 2pm or
  • Saturday 24 Feb at the Nagambie on Water Festival

Past Exhibition - Anabranch by Gus Leunig and Angus Cameron

Anabranch, by Gus Leunig and Angus Cameron, will examine the nature of their shared environment along the creek and reserves of Avenel.

Anabranch refers to the way in the artists explore elements and pathways of their subject matter but continually returning to the essence of the natural environment as a key reference.

With contrasting styles, the artists celebrate the rich natural life and seasonal diversity of the bush through prints and paintings.

ARTBOX, Jacobson’s Outlook, Nagambie

Anabranch – a joint exhibition by Gus Leunig and Angus Cameron

2-24 March, 2024

Anabranch can be viewed any time, but will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-1pm from 2-24 March or by appointment via or 0415 912 115.

Past Exhibition - Out of the Box by Shepparton and District Art Society

Founded in 1987 by local artists in the north central Victoria region, S&DAS continues to encourage and support people who are interested in creative and fine arts, and promote artistic endeavours in the broader community.

Out of the Box is an exhibition of artworks by members of the S&DAS, which explores various themes and media.

The exhibition promotes the diversity Victorian regional art has to offer.

Out of the Box

Jacobson Outlook, Nagambie

4 January 2024– 30 January 2024

Past Exhibition - ChromaScape | Transcending the Boundaries of Reality

Artist Philip Hickingbotham has showcased his work in prestigious competitions and galleries across Australia, including the National Gallery of Victoria, and his latest exhibit ‘ChromaScape’ will be on display in Nagambie this December.

“Our planet is filled with living beings who experience the visual world in completely different ways than us,” he said.

“Many other creatures have extra senses such as ultraviolet vision, extra colour receptors, and even echolocation.

“The colours we see are detected by three colour photoreceptors: red, blue, and green. Other creatures, such as dragonflies, have up to 30 colour receptors. This means they can see colours humans cannot imagine.”

In this exhibition, familiar landscapes of our world come alive in a vibrant array of colours and forms, transcending the boundaries of reality. The subject matter in these paintings is to be viewed uniquely through the lens of the diverse creatures inhabiting our planet.  Inspired by the remarkable optics of various living beings, this body of work delves into the idea animals perceive the world in scientifically distinct ways. Much like the creatures that navigate our shared home using infrared vision, the paintings on display reimagine landscapes in hues that defy conventional forms.

“Through the lens of my artistic interpretation, viewers are invited to contemplate the intricate perspectives of beings that navigate our world, guided by wavelengths beyond our human spectrum,” Mr Hickingbotham said.

Experience the world through the eyes of creatures that navigate unseen wavelengths and let the colours of imagination guide you through this captivating exhibition of unconventional landscapes.
ChromaScape, Nagambie, runs from 9 December 2023 to 1 January 2024 in ARTBOX at Jacobson Outlook, Nagambie.

Follow Philip Hickingbotham on Instagram: hicko_art

Jacobson Outlook, Nagambie
9 December 2023 – 1 January 2024

Past Exhibition - The Art Fair Murders by Dr Peter Hill

Dr Peter Hill (PhD) is an artist, writer, and independent curator. He is an Honorary Enterprise Professor at the VCA, University of Melbourne.

Euroa-based, Glasgow-born Australian artist Dr Peter Hill will showcase an interesting take – creating a fictional art fair booth in the space throughout November – entitled The Art Fair Murders.

“One of my ongoing Superfictions, dating back to 1994, involves creating fictional art fair booths,” Dr Hill explained.

“Commercial art fairs have gained in popularity since the first one in Cologne, in 1967. These are held mostly in large trades halls and conference centres, such as “Jeff’s Shed” in Melbourne, or the old Navy Piers in Chicago.

“Like boat shows or home shows, they usually only last for five days. They are all about money. As soon as an artwork is sold, it is replaced by another – understandable, as some of these booths at international fairs can cost as much as $80,000 to hire. And gallery dealers have to transport their artworks across oceans and continents, at jaw-dropping expense.”

Dr Hill said he also enjoyed contrasting the politics of the art fair with those of the museum, where some gallery hangs go unchanged for years.

“I also allow the novelist and pulp fiction side of my character to emerge by speculating that there is a serial killer loose in the art world, in 1989, the great year of revolutions, killing a different art world personality in each of the twelve months,” he said.

“Be confused. You may find yourself entering an art installation and leaving a novel.”

  • The Art Fair Murders
  • Jubilee Park, Avenel
  • November 3 – November 28

Past Exhibition - Water Marks by Nomad Art Collections

This presentation looks at the diverse ways artists explore the notion of water.

The works are drawn from artists nationally and range from depictions of the sea, living water in the desert, ceremonial associations and environmental perspectives.

Water Marks includes a selection of screenprints, etchings and linocuts.

The artists include Candy Nakamarra – Central Australia, Helicopter Joe Tjungurrayi – Great Sandy Desert, Bawaka Yunupingu – East Arnhem Land, Laurie Nona – Far North Queensland, Ezarahia Kelly – West Arnhem Land, John Wolseley ­– Bendigo, and Winsome Jobling – Darwin.

Nomad Art Collections (Nomad Art) is an art gallery and workshop based in Avenel, Victoria. The Avenel facility features a gallery show room and studio which is available for art workshops and events.

Past Exhibition - Nic Everist

Nic Everist is a landscape artist working out of her studio in Geelong. Endlessly inspired by her travels and explorations, Nic loves to visit new places, discover new landscapes and delve into the stories behind them. With this series, Nic revisits her old stomping
ground, the Strathbogie Region, where she grew up on her family farm along the Seven Creeks.

Nic has always been inspired by the tall gums and flora on her family farm, having been exposed to this at a young age through her father’s regeneration projects spending hours on end planting nature corridors along the Seven Creeks.

This series is inspired by the natural vegetation of the area, learning the names of the different flora and celebrating the ecosystems that have existed for hundreds of years. In this series, Nic applies techniques that have been used since the beginning of her practice, specifically fluid pouring to replicate the textures in nature, such as the bark, trees and shrubs. The unpredictable nature of pouring reflects the chaotic design of nature itself and each piece draws in the viewer to look a little closer at the details, to slow down and notice the fine marks created, and in turn, notice those fine details in their own environments. Each piece celebrates species native to the Strathbogie Region and through sharing her own learnings of the flora the viewers will also have the opportunity to learn about the native species as well.

August 31 – September 26

ARTBOX, Seven Creeks Park

Past exhibition - Open Spaces by Ann Cremean

Open Space is a series of works created in 2022/23 in response to the natural environment by artist Ann Cremean. The shapes of rocks, colours of fungi, mosses small details of plants – the works in ‘Open Space’ are abstracted shapes taken from and inspired by the bush.

Open Spaces will show at ARTBOX in the Seven Creeks Park, Euroa which can be viewed by the public 24/7 through the glass pane windows.

The exhibition’s soundtrack loop will be accessible by QR code on a window decal. So viewers will be able to interact by playing this through their own device.

For more information on the artist, visit:

Open Spaces is showing at:

ARTBOX, Seven Creeks Park, Euroa

Past Exhibition - Gaanbona by Luruk-In

Luruk-In presents ‘Gaanbona’, a colorful and bold body of work from Aimee McCartney’s first solo exhibition. It explores Aimee’s ancestral ties and memories of country in dynamic colour, intricate patterns and bold designs invoking a feeling of joy and positivity.

For more information on the artist visit: 

Ganboona is showing at:

ARTBOX, Seven Creeks Park, Euroa