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Our Mission Statement

To promote & facilitate the continuing development of professional and professional emerging visual artists in/from both the Tamar Valley region in Northern Tasmania and the Mackay/Whitsunday Region in Queensland.


To assist in bridging the gap for Visual Artists from formal training to commercial viability and provide access to a range of services such as information, networking, training and professional development and advocacy.

Achieving this vision through:

- Promoting local artists and their artworks
- Facilitate ongoing Professional Development opportunities
- Committed to maintaining open and inclusive communication with all stakeholders
- Committed to creating an active and creative learning environment for all
- Supporting creativity, industry innovation, excellence and best practice
- To grow creative capacity and promote diversity and inclusion in the general community


Ann Williams-Fitzgerald

Cheryl Eagers

In 2007 Orange Gecko Art Network through Ann Williams-Fitzgerald, identified a huge need for the established local regional artists to be able to complete their post-graduate studies without having to relocate from regional Qld to undertake that study. Ann was therefore instrumental in persuading the University of Tasmania’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, Head of School Professor Vincent McGrath to travel to Mackay with the view of offering post-graduate studies in Mackay from 2008.

The visit proved highly successful and there are now over 45 artists studying and completing their Master of Contemporary Arts through the Mackay external program which started in a community partnership with CQUniversity at the Mackay Campus. Many Orange Gecko Art Network group members have gone on to complete their postgraduate degrees through this community partnership.

Ann has now relocated back to her home state of Tasmania and launched a new not-for-profit incorporated group in George Town with the view to support artists in the Tamar Valley region in Northern Tasmania.

Want to join a fun and creative collective of Artists? we would love to have you join us!

We are a membership-based network of professional artists. We offer connection and support for visual artists, craftspeople, photographers, photo-media artists, filmmakers and the culturally aware! We provide access to a range of services such as information, networking, training and professional development and advocacy.

Our 2020 Brochure


Code of Practice


Membership Renewal Form -PDF format

Mission Statement

Do you want to be part of the ORANGE GECKO Art Network Inc. group exhibitions or are you interested in having your own Solo or collaborative Exhibition. Exhibition Schedule [2D works only] and availability, Guidelines and Expressions Of Interest below


Exhibition Expression of Interest FORM-Word Doc

Artists: Sold some of your work and not sure about the taxation requirements. See forms below

Statement by a Supplier

National Guidelines

Do you want to be part of a Orange Gecko group CQU Library Showcase exhibitions at the CQU Library or are you interested in having your own Solo or collabrative Exhibition. Exhibition Schedule [3D works only] and availability below.


The Bobs & Bits Bin Exhibition details

The ‘Bobs and Bits Bin’ exhibition is a collaborative venture between Orange Gecko Art Network members and UTAS Visual Arts post-graduate students in collaboration with CQU Staff and students.

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A wealth of information on vital networks, relevant opportunities and current activities.


Arts Tasmania

Orange Gecko Facebook page
Arts Hub
Red Bubble - RedBubble is an Art Gallery & Creative Community
Art Buzz
Australian Copyright Council
Australia Council

Qld Art Gallery
Qld Arts Council
Arts Qld
Qld Artworkers Alliance

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