Gold Coast City Gallery

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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.

Opening Hours

Gold Coast Show Day Public Holiday Trading Hours Friday 29 August-

Gallery 11.00am – 5.00pm

Normal trading Hours

10.00am to 5.00pm - Monday to Friday

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

Entry is free (donations are warmly appreciated)

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The Saltwater Country Project: South Stradbroke Island Artist Camp

Foyer Gallery July 10 - August 31, 2014

This exhibition presents the artworks made and experiences shared from a five-day workshop held at the northern tip of South Stradbroke Island. Emerging and established Indigenous artists from the …


Saltwater Country

Gallery 1 July 19 - August 31, 2014

Saltwater Country is a major exhibition project that presents new work by 16 contemporary Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to audiences, firstly on the Gold Coast a…

Saltwater Country Family Saturdays.  Photo:  Jo-Anne Driessens

Saltwater Programs for Young People

Gallery 1 July 26 - August 30, 2014

Adults and children alike are invited to join in some cultural activities inspired by Saltwater Country. Hosted by local community m…

Chris Langlois - Darkwood no 19, 2011, oil on linen, 137 x 153cm - Gold Coast City Art Gallery collection

Chris Langlois: Points in Time

Gallery 2 August 2 - September 14, 2014

Chris Langlois has attained the reputation as one of Australia’s leading contemporary landscape artists. Characterised by subtle shifts of light and space, the paintings explore th…

Ikenobo Ikebana Exhibition:  Essence of Spring

Ikenobo Ikebana Exhibition: The art of Japanese Flower Arranging

The Studio September 1 - September 3, 2014

This exhibition by members of the Ikenobo Ikebana Society Queensland Chapter will present the art of Japanese flower arranging. The exhibition will showcase the evolution of ikebana styles over the…

Sally Walk, Gathering 2014, stoneware and underglaze. Courtesy of the ar

29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Gallery 1 September 6 - October 26, 2014

The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award is a biennial award for ceramic artists from around the world.  Congratulations to the selected artists of the 29th Gold Coast Internat…

Chris Langlois Landscape (Narrabeen Lake) no.2  2009, oil on linen, 137 x 137cm. Collection: Manly Art Gallery & Museum – Purchased through the Theo Batten Bequest

Painting Masterclass with Chris Langlois: Searching for Light

The Studio Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fully booked! This exploratory workshop will focus on the fundamental nature of light and how we see it. Light is used to create space within a pain…

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 ‘Circle of Friendship’ 2014, made by participants of Nerang Community Respite Care  ‘Adults with a disability’ program.

‘Hands of Hope’ by Nerang Community Respite Care Association

Foyer Gallery September 6 - October 19, 2014

Hands of Hope is a project showcasing the deeply personal stories and challenges that can be faced by people with disabilities. It aims to raise awareness, acceptance and encourage creativ…

Leisa Russell, 11 shades of blue 2012, pure silk and porcelain, winner of 2102 Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Ceramic Talks

Panorama Suite Saturday, September 6, 2014

Join us for an afternoon of Ceramic Talks to precede the Prize Announcement 5.30pm I Gallery 1 DATE Sat 6 SeptemberTIME 4.00pmVENUE Panorama SuiteFREE eve…

Image: Merran Esson, Podstacks. Courtesy the artist

Ceramic Skills Workshop with Merran Esson

Off Site Sunday, September 7, 2014

Fully booked! Explore handbuilding techniques with Merran Esson, nationally recognised artist and National Arts School lecturer. Es…

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Samantha Levick, Thom Yorke, Graphite on paper, Courtesy of the artist.

Energies 2014

Gallery 2 September 20 - October 19, 2014

Energies is a must-see exhibition, showcasing works of art by talented secondary school students from across the Gold Coast. The selected works include widely varying artistic medi…


In Conversation with Robyn Archer - Has Circus Been Tamed?

Off Site Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Circus On The EdgeCircus IncubatorLittle Big Top135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 22-27 September 2014 City of Gold Coast and Spaghetti Circus are …

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Have - A - Go Circus Jam

Off Site Thursday, September 25, 2014

Circus On The EdgeCircus IncubatorLittle Big Top135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 22-27 September 2014 City of Gold Coast and Spaghetti Circus are …

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So You Think You Know Circus: A Circus Slam

Off Site Saturday, September 27, 2014

Circus On The EdgeCircus IncubatorLittle Big Top 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise 22-27 September 2014 So You Think You know Circus: A Circus Slam…

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Bessie GIBSON, The brown jug c.1928, watercolour over charcoal on wove paper, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery, Gift of the Godfrey Rivers Trust 1949

Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s-1980s

Gallery 2 October 25 - December 7, 2014

Transparent explores the long and diverse history of watercolour painting in Queensland. Used by early settlers to depict the landscape, by later artists to evoke the growing city of Brisb…



Gallery 1 November 1 - November 30, 2014

The Bachelor of Digital Media program at the Gold Coast Queensland College of Art presents an exhibition of 12 graduating 3rd year and Honours students whose works employ a broad array of processes…


Gold Coast Birth Centre: Art Auction

Paradise Showroom Saturday, November 1, 2014

Gold Coast Birth Centre: Art Auction Join us for drinks, canapes and dancing whilst also being able to view and bid on over 15 original arworks inspired by elements of Birt…

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Image:  Darren Wardle, Head Case Study 7 2013, oil, synthetic polymer paint on linen canvas. Winner Gold Coast Art Prize 2013

Gold Coast Art Prize 2014

Gallery 1 December 6, 2014 - February 8, 2015

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

Russell DRYSDALE, Soldier 1942, oil on hardboard, Collection Australian War Memorial.

Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War

Gallery 2 December 13, 2014 - January 26, 2015

Drawing on the Australian War Memorial’s extensive collection, Reality in Flames is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to exploring how Australian artists responded and comprehende…