Gold Coast City Gallery

Photo by Alex Chomicz

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

Easter and Anza Day Gallery Trading Hours

Good Friday 18 April - Closed
Easter Saturday 19 April - Open 11.00am - 5.00pm
Easter Monday 21 April - Open 11.00am - 5.00pm
Anzac Day Friday 25 April - Open 1.30pm - 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)


 Bond University proudly supports Gold Coast City Gallery

Gabriella Szablewska & Brent Wilson, Voice over matter 2012 (installation detail), mixed media, dimensions variable, Courtesy of the artists.

Voice over Matter

Darkroom March 22 - April 27, 2014

Brisbane –based artists Gabriella Szablewska and Brent Wilson share a studio and collaborate with one another in between work, band practice, tending their garden and family commitments. Both gradu…

Catherine Staughton, Love kitten massage face (Sim Luttin) 2010; acrylic and felt pen on paper, Courtesy Arts Project Australia.

Renegades: Outsider Art

Gallery 2 March 22 - April 27, 2014

'Renegades art comes from a sparkling spectrum of makers: studios supporting people with intellectual disabilities, community care centres, psychiatric settings and outer geographical reaches, or f…

Chris BENNIE, Levitating Caravean (Not all holidays are created equally) 2013, gicleé print on Hähnemule photo rag archival paper, Courtesy of the artist.

2014 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award

Gallery 1 March 29 - May 25, 2014

Now in its 14th year, The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award is considered one of the most important annual surveys of contemporary Australian photographic practice. Established ph…

Image: Marcel Cousins, First home buyers 2003 (detail), bubble-jet and enamel on canvas, Collection: Gold Coast City Gallery

Everyday Celebrity: Extra Ordinary Things from the Collection

Gallery 2 May 3 - June 15, 2014

In the modern world both objects and individuals have been re-contextualised and presented with a new found meaning often beyond their original status. The humble Campbell’s soup can rose to fame i…


Using Historical Photographic Processes in a Modern Classroom - Professional Development

Gallery 1 Saturday, May 10, 2014

Fine art photographer Craig Tuffin will offer an explanation of historic photographic techniques and their application in the current school system. View a demonstration of 1850’s wet plate collodi…

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Words in the Gallery: The Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Literature and Poetry Prizes 2014

Gallery 1 Saturday, May 10, 2014

Among the richest poetry and short story prizes in the world, the Josephine Ulrick prizes are worth $30,000 in prize money. Griffith University sponsors and manages the prizes. Come and listen to t…

Howard Sparks, Escape from the Carousel, oil painting, Courtesy of the artist.

HOWARD SPARKS: Aspects from the Past

Foyer Gallery May 31 - July 6, 2014

Memories – ‘things seen and thoughts pondered’ - seep into the poetic paintings of Howard Sparks. This exhibition showcases a selection of paintings Sparks has created over the past few years, incl…

Image: Tom Moore, Oily Invertebrate with heaps-good Shrubby Mounds, etc (detail) 2012, blown and solid glass, silver leaf, fake moss, laminated plywood, dirt, heavy card, paint, particle board

Designing Craft / Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory

Gallery 1 May 31 - July 13, 2014

Established by the South Australian Government in 1973, JamFactory is a unique and iconic South Australian institution that nurtures and promotes contemporary craft and design in Australia.


Curating the Collection - Professional Development

Gallery 1 Saturday, June 14, 2014

Fancy yourself a curator? Gold Coast City Gallery presents a unique opportunity for Visual Art teachers to curate a trail of Collection works to be exhibited throughout The Arts Centre Gold…


Edwin Bode: Pioneering Artist of the Gold Coast Hinterland Region

Gallery 1 June 21 - July 27, 2014

English-born Bode immigrated to Queensland in 1882, aged 23. Within four years he had moved to the Gold Coast hinterland where he created watercolours of homesteads and farms in the Canungra, Wongl…


Saltwater Country

Gallery 1 July 19 - August 31, 2014

Many exhibitions of Australian Aboriginal art have focused on Aboriginal culture and creative expression as a reflection of the connectedness to land and country. Queensland Aboriginal and Torres S…

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

29th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

Gallery 1 September 6 - October 26, 2014

The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award is a biannual award for ceramic artists from around the world. The inaugural Gold Coast Ceramic Art Award held in 1982 was developed to encoura…

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…