About us

Who we are

We are an established and esteemed Queensland arts organisation delivering cultural experiences that inspire and enrich regional communities located in Toowoomba.

We have a proud 30 year history, serving as a pipeline for quality emerging Australian artists; making a valuable contribution to national and international performing and visual arts.

What we do

Our dynamic and dedicated team produce an annual season of high quality, innovative, artistic and cultural experiences which showcase emerging artists from Toowoomba’s University of Southern Queensland (USQ) student cohort, as well as professional guest artists and a range of community and corporate stakeholders.
We attract more than 20,000 people to the USQ campus, in South Toowoomba each year.

McGregor School – for five decades, the McGregor School program has established itself as the premier residential, performing, visual and creative arts learning experience in Australia. Retreats in summer, winter and spring attract over 700 arts enthusiasts annually from around the nation, particularly regional and rural areas.

Twilight Concert Series – a diverse program of music recitals featuring notable performers from around the country.

Film Series – a series that screens classic, significant and challenging films. A five-minute pre-screening talk sets the context and then post-show drinks and nibbles allow for a post-show discussion with a community of film enthusiasts.

Exhibition Series – a series showcasing a diverse selection of works by USQ Visual Arts students, staff and professional artists both locally and nationally.

Little Village Sessions – is a concert series produced by USQ Music lecturers Bruce Woodward and Mark Sholtez for the University of Southern Queensland, and is a not-to-be-missed highlight. Featuring renowned guest artists, such as Wendy Matthews, Rick Price, Sara Storer and more, the Little Village Sessions takes these Artists music to whole new level.

Other Projects – such as scholarship concerts, film screenings, workshops to schools and speciality theatre and music events.

Contribution to the Toowoomba Region

Through its cultural, recreational and educational activities, USQ Artsworx enhances the Toowoomba region’s liveability. Artsworx contributes strongly to regional tourism and fosters the development of regional creative industries from its home at the University of Southern Queensland.

Future directions

As Queensland undergoes industrial, demographic, social and environmental change, Artsworx will be committed to expanding its community networks and building regional arts to generate positive change and build social cohesion.