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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.

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Box Office / Cinema - 11.00am – 7.00pm
Arts Cafe - 11.00am – 7.00pm
Gallery - 11.00am – 5.00pm

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday 10.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday and public holidays 11.00am to 5.00pm

Entry is free (donations are warmly appreciated)

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Anne Zahalka, The Bathers 1989, type c photograph. Collection Gold Coast City Gallery, Purchased 2008

Collection Focus: Modern Australia

Foyer Gallery June 6 - July 19, 2015

Inspired by touring exhibition East Coast Encounter’s rationale of re-investigating colonial past, this exhibition Modern Australia draws upon works from Gold Coast City Gallery collection to showcase…

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 George Nuku, Bottled Ocean 2014 (detail)

Gold and Greenstone

Gallery 1 June 6 - July 19, 2015

Exploring the stories and creative practices of New Zealand Māori living on the Gold Coast, Gold and Greenstone looks at points of engagement and overlap, of cultures colliding and intertwining, where…

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After Dark

Gold and Greenstone AFTER DARK

Gallery 1 Thursday, July 9, 2015

Join us for a special showcase of traditional to contemporary Māori fashion, and explore Māori culture - historic and current - here on the Gold Coast. The Whatu Manawa weaving collective will share …

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Jinney Beyer, Jinny’s Garden 2013

The Gold Coast Quilters Guild Exhibition 2015

Gallery 2 July 11 - August 2, 2015

Dazzling viewers with a bright assortment of colours, textures and patterns, this Aladdin’s Cave of beautiful quilts showcases the talent and skill of the Gold Coast Quilters Guild Inc. Treasured for …

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2013 Winner: John Cottrell, Maelstrom Mandala, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, courtesy of the artist

The Border Art Prize 2015

Gallery 1 July 25 - September 6, 2015

Gold Coast City Gallery is pleased to host The Border Art Prize 2015. This annual prize celebrates the diversity and abundance of artists in southeast Queensland and northeast NSW. The prize is shared…

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John Olsen: Teeming with life

Gallery 2 August 8 - September 13, 2015

John Olsen’s long affiliation with the printmaking medium began when he was 28 years old, a student at Stanley Hayter’s influential Atelier 17 print studio in Paris. Over the years he has collaborated…

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David M Thomas and Suzanne Howard, Neuromist (2015). Courtesy of the artists

Regions of Alienation/Satellites of Love

Gallery 2 August 8 - September 13, 2015

POSTPONED UNTIL JULY 2016 Regions of Alienation/Satellites of Love explores the importance of group engagement in dismantling personal isolation. Produced by artists David M Thomas and Suzanne Howar…

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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 remarkable exhibition …

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You Won't Need a Map: Indigenous Immersion for Teachers

Gallery 1 Monday, September 14, 2015

Primary teachers have the opportunity to connect with local bush tucker enthusiast Paula Nihot and Teacher-Artist Therese Flynn-Clarke to develop knowledge of Indigenous culture and art, and work coll…

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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 painting to video i…

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2016 Youth Program Launch

Panorama Suite Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Be the first to witness the unveiling of the 2016 Youth Program! Join The Arts Centre staff and guest speakers for a catered afternoon, including the first look at what's on offer for you and your st…

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Graham Burstow, Surfers Paradise, c1960s

Flesh: The Gold Coast in the 1960s, 70s and 80s

Gallery 2 October 23 - December 6, 2015

Experience Gold Coast beach culture from the 60s, 70s and 80s immortalised by acclaimed photographer Graham Burstow. During the 60s, 70s and 80s the region boomed as tourists and locals alike flocked …

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Steve Tyerman: Ebb & Flow

Foyer Gallery October 31 - November 29, 2015

“The ‘landscape’ has always been central to my art”, says Tyerman, “for whatever reason I’ve continually felt compelled to artistically respond to and interpret my most familiar and immediate surround…

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Jason Haggerty: Work in Progress

Espial

Gallery 1 November 7 - November 29, 2015

Espial showcases the work of Studio Art Major and Honours graduates from the Bachelor of Digital Media at the Gold Coast Queensland College of Art under the tutorship of Dr Laini Burton. In the true s…

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Gayle Reichelt: The Last Fleet

Foyer Gallery February 6 - March 27, 2016

Inspired by weathered shipwrecks, The Last Fleet thematically reviews the fate of abandoned, human manufactured objects in the natural environment. In this series, nature seeks revenge in entropy by r…

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