Community Gallery

Shirley Newton

On display this summer in the Community Art Gallery, Horsham Regional Art Gallery presents a wonderful series of works by 92-year old Rainbow-based artist, Shirley Newton. Shirley only started her artistic career at the age of 62 after her husband passed away, and she was looking for something to occupy her time. Since then, Shirley has completed over 300 works, primarily in oil, though she has also dabbled in acrylics.

This exhibition presents 20 of Shirley’s oil paintings from across her career. It covers a variety of subjects, including still-lifes of object from around her house, landscapes and architecture of the Wimmera (including Lake Hindmarsh and Yurunga Homestead), as well as sensitive depictions animals and flowers.


Image: Shirley Newton, Boat Shed, n.d., oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist

Event Information


29 November 2023 -
04 February 2024


Open daily 10am-4pm


Community Art Gallery


Free entry



The Horsham Town Hall and Horsham Regional Art Gallery acknowledge the traditional lands of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk people. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.