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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.

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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Owen Leong, Mudra 2014, pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne and Artereal Gallery, Sydney

Josephine Ulrick & Win Schubert Photography Award 2015

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 …

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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…

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Gold and Greenstone: George Nuku

The Studio May 27 - June 2, 2015

George Nuku is a highly regarded Māori artist working in carved acrylic, recycled plastic, stone, bone, wood, shell and polystyrene. His works range from large scale sculptural installations to del…

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AFTER DARK: Composing Art

Gallery 1 Thursday, May 28, 2015

Join us AFTER DARK for an evening of art and music inspired by the 2015 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. The Composers Competition invites local musicians to cr…

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Backstage Pass to the City Collection

Gallery 1 Saturday, May 30, 2015

Gold Coast City Gallery presents a unique opportunity for Visual Art teachers to develop a complementary trail of Collection works to be exhibited throughout The Arts Centre G…

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East Coast Encounter Young Artist Indigenous Immersion Day

Arts Theatre Friday, June 5, 2015

Young Artist Indigenous Immersion Day Creative workshops for Year 8-12 students with an interest in Visual Arts and/or Aboriginal/Cultural Studies. Stude…

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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 Aus…

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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 intertw…

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Gold and Greenstone Opening Event

Gallery 1 Saturday, June 6, 2015

Join us for this very special community event featuring food, drinks and a traditional blessing by Māori artists and performers including the group Te Tai Mauri. …

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Embroidery detail

Embroidered Memories

Gallery 2 June 13 - July 5, 2015

Featuring traditional hand embroidery, detailed smocking and large scale quilts, this retrospective exhibition will celebrate 40 Years of Embroidered Memories by The Embroiderers Guild of …

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After Dark

Gold and Greenstone AFTER DARK

Gallery 1 Thursday, July 9, 2015

Join us AFTER DARK for an evening exploring contemporary Māori culture on the Gold Coast, featuring a music program and a fashion parade showcase of local Māori labels. 

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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 f…

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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 pri…

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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

Regions of Alienation/Satellites of Love explores the importance of group engagement in dismantling personal isolation. Produced by artists David M Thomas and

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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 rem…

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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 cultu…

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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 …

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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, in…

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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 boom…

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