Gold Coast City Gallery


Enjoying the Cutback: Surfing Through Art 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.

Gold Coast Show Trading Hours

Box Office / Cinema - 11.00am – 9.00pm
Candy Bar – 11.00am – 9.00pm
Arts Cafe - 11.00am – 9.00pm
Gallery - 11.00am – 5.00pm

Normal 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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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…


#GLITTERLIFEGC Instagram Photographic Competition

The Arts Centre Gold Coast August 3 - September 25, 2015

What is LGBTIQAP+ culture on the Gold Coast? Get your smart phones, cameras and devices on stand-by to capture Glitter life.  The #GLITTERLIFEGC Instagram Photograpic Competition is an interactive com…


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…

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…


AFTER DARK: Border Art Prize 2015

Gallery 1 August 13 - September 3, 2015

AFTER DARK Galleries stay open until 8pm I Program from 6pm I Cash bar Thu 3 September: Pecha KuchaJoin us AFTER DARK for a ‘Pecha Kucha’ style event – 5 images, 5 minute…



Gallery 2 Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Please join us in conversation with Carol Willis, Founder & Director of The Skyscraper Museum, New York. DATE Wed 2 SeptemberTIME 4.30 – 6.00pmVENUE Panorama RoomRSVP essential | by Mon 31 Aug | Box …

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My Story - South Stradbroke Island Artist Camp: Launch Event

Foyer Gallery Thursday, September 10, 2015

Collaborative processes, passionate conversations, connecting family histories and exploring new mediums of expression are all part of the South Stradbroke Island Indigenous Artist Camp. Now in its se…

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My Story - South Stradbroke Island Artist Camp Exhibition

Foyer Gallery September 11 - October 25, 2015

Gold Coast City Gallery is thrilled to host the artistic efforts from the South Stradbroke Island Indigenous Artist Camp 2015. The works exhibited in MY STORY  were created during a 5 day artist camp…


We Don't Need A Map: Opening Event

Gallery 1 Friday, September 11, 2015

The opening celebration officially welcomes the Martu Mob to the Gold Coast and opens this diverse and powerful exhibition to the public. DATE Fri 11 Sept TIME 6 – 8pm VENUE Gallery 1 RSVP essenti…

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Martu Mob at GCCG

Gallery 1 Saturday, September 12, 2015

Celebrate the opening of We don’t need a map: A Martu experience of the Western Desert at Gold Coast City Gallery. Join the visiting artists, Martu rangers and exhibition curators for an engaging comm…

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 …


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…

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…


Glitter Gallery

The Lounge Room September 28 - October 5, 2015

Glitter Gallery ‘Inclusive’ Beneath the surface of the stereotypical image of the Gold Coast, lies an expressive past and present that reveals freedom of expression and the exploration of identity an…


AFTER DARK: Hidden Histories

Paradise Showroom September 28 - October 1, 2015

AFTER DARK: Hidden Visual artists are often the ones who make visible that which is unspoken or hidden. Artist, writer and Curator Daniel Mudie Cunningham discusses quee…


City of Gold Coast Open House

Off Site Saturday, October 17, 2015

On Saturday 17 October 2015, the Gold Coast city will host the inaugural Open House, unlocking the doors of quirky, interesting and significant buildings and inviting Gold Coasters to take a behind-th…


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…


AFTER DARK: Graham Burstow

Gallery 2 Thursday, October 22, 2015

AFTER stay open until 8pm I Talks from 5pm I Cash bar DATE Thurs 22 October Author-illustrator Narelle Oliver in conversation with her father, photographer Graham B…

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 …


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…

Jason Haggerty: Work in Progress


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…



Gallery 2 Friday, November 13, 2015

What are your holiday memories of the flesh on the Gold Coast from the 60s to the 80s - a 4GG crochet bikini and short shorts? Were they framed by a sparkling new apartment or a little fibro shack? Br…



Gallery 2 Friday, November 13, 2015

How do we reconcile between the Gold Coast as a place of great development and change, and one that also understands and creatively engages with its history? Taking Graham Burstow’s images that docum…


Gold Coast Art Prize 2015

Gallery 1 December 5, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Gold Coast City Gallery is pleased to host the Gold Coast Art Prize 2015. Now in its 47th year, the popular award provides an opportunity to showcase excellent contemporary art practice from across Au…


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…