Gold Coast City Gallery

Enjoying the recent ENERGIES 2014 opening

Families, students and friends enjoying the recent ENERGIES 2014 exhibition opening.

Visit the Gold Coast City Gallery and come away feeling inspired and uplifted. We host over 20 local, national and international exhibitions each year in our three Gallery spaces, so there’s always something new and fresh to see.

Gold Coast City Gallery is one of Australia's most prominent public regional Galleries and serves over half a million residents and visitors. It houses the City’s Collection of contemporary and historical artworks documenting the character of the Gold Coast and the development of Australian art practice.

Normal trading Hours

10.00am to 5.00pm - Monday to Friday

11.00am to 5.00pm - Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

Trading hours Australia Day Monday 26 January

Box Office – 10.30am 7.00pm

Café – 10.30 – 7.00pm

Gallery - 11.00am – 5.00pm

Entry is free (donations are warmly appreciated)


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Sonia Leber & David Chesworth, We are printers too 2013, HD video. Courtesy of the artists and Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne

Gold Coast Art Prize 2014

Gallery 1 December 6, 2014 - February 8, 2015

Now in its 46th year, the Gold Coast Art Prize provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art practice from across Australia. The prize was open to all Australian artists working in…

Alexander McKenzie, Toni Collette  2013, oil on linen canvas. Gift of the artist under the Cultural Gifts Program, 2014

Cool, Calm and Collected: Recent acquisitions from the Collection

Gallery 2 December 13, 2014 - January 26, 2015

The Gold Coast City Gallery Collection has grown significantly in the last few years mostly due to a raft of wonderful donations from a number of generous donors.  This exhibition seeks to highligh…



Gallery 2 Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dr Rex Butler, University of Qld, hosts ‘World Artist’ Adam Rish in a conversation about cross-cultural collaboration. Senior Curator Virg…

Adam Rish, Shiva Constructions 1997, hand-coloured linocut. Courtesy of the artist

Misanthropology: The World Art of Adam Rish

Gallery 2 January 31 - March 15, 2015

A survey exhibition featuring four decades of work by Sydney-based artist Adam Rish who is interested in cross cultural collaboration as "world art" (like "world music") to affirm …

Robyn Sweaney, The Shape Maker 2013, acrylic on linen.  Courtesy the artist and Anthea Polson Art

Robyn Sweaney Masterclass: Light and Shade - Suburbia

The Studio Sunday, February 1, 2015

The suburbs and the built structures within them can be an endlessly fascinating source of subject matter for artists. Robyn Sweaney is part of a tradition of Australian artists, i…

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Seabastion Toast, Still life with laughter and forgetting  2014, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Courtesy of the artist

Seabastion Toast: Plush and Plastic

Foyer Gallery February 14 - March 22, 2015

Gold Coast artist Seabastion Toast’s painting practice covers a wide range of subjects, underpinned by an interest in both cultural narratives and a life-long journey into light, f…

Jason Haggerty, Surface/Control (detail). Courtesy of the artist

Jason Haggerty: Surface/Control

Darkroom February 14 - March 22, 2015

Surface/Control explores the desire to control and master natural forces, in particular the potential of the wave as an energy source to be harnessed by the human body. The wave is…

 William Mackinnon, Green Wave 2013, oil and enamel on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Utopian Slumps

Cutback: Surfing Through Art

Gallery 1 February 14 - March 22, 2015

During the 1950s and ’60s, films such as Gidget (1959), Blue Hawaii (1961) and The Endless Summer (1964) popularised surf culture, as did surf bands such as The Bel Airs,…

After Dark

AFTER DARK: surf/life/art

Gallery 1 Thursday, March 19, 2015

A panel of creatives and surfers including writer Tim Baker and Cutback: Surfing Through Art artists Chris Bennie, Nanda Ormond and William Mackin…


War and Peace

Gallery 2 March 21 - April 19, 2015

To coincide with 100th Year commemorations of the ANZAC landing in Gallipoli, Australian Creative Exchange has organised this exhibition, War and Peace, which instigates a dialogue between…

Nanda Ormond, from the Parko List series. Courtesy the artist and Surfing World magazine

Nanda Ormond - Surf Stories Illustration Workshop

The Studio Saturday, March 21, 2015

Grommets aged 8+ are invited to work with the very cool and talented surf comic artist Nanda Ormond. Experiment with drawing skills and ways of telling stories through comic strip …

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Image: Simone Rosenbauer, Like ice in the sunshine #04 (detail) 2014, Free
archival pigment print. Collection: Gold Coast City Gallery

2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Gallery 1 March 28 - May 31, 2015

The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. Established photographers are …

Michael Cook, Undiscovered #4 2010, Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle paper. Courtesy of Andrew Baker Art Dealer & Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects

East Coast Encounter

Gallery 2 April 25 - June 7, 2015

East Coast Encounter explores the phenomenon of first contact from the time of Cook’s mapping of the east coast of Australia, and how these encounters resonate with Indigenous and non-Indi…

Marra! (catch it!), Kumpaya Gigirba and Ngamaru Bidu 2010. Photo: Gabrielle Sullivan

We Don’t Need A Map: A Martu Experience of the Western Desert

Gallery 1 September 12 - November 1, 2015

We Don't Need A Map brings the desert to the city to celebrate the lively and enduring culture of the Martu – the traditional owners of a vast area of WA’s Western Desert. This rem…

Jordan Swan, Identity 2014 (detail), digital print on paper. Courtesy of the artist

Energies 2015

Gallery 2 September 19 - October 18, 2015

The ENERGIES 2015 exhibition showcases works of art by talented secondary school students from across the Gold Coast. The selected works include widely varying artistic media from …