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.

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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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…

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 …


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…


ENERGIES 2015: Art Immersion Day

Gallery 2 Friday, October 16, 2015

Gold Coast City Gallery invites all year 11 and 12 Gold Coast high school students selected for this exhibition to attend a special ART IMMERSION DAY DATE Fri 16 OctoberTIME 9:00am – 4:00pm VENUE Ga…


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 Education Program Launch

Panorama Suite Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Be the first to witness the unveiling of the 2016 Education 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 you…


AFTER DARK: Graham Burstow

Gallery 2 Thursday, October 22, 2015

AFTER stay open until 8pm I Talks from 5pm I Cash bar DATE Thu 22 OctoberTIME 5pmVENUE Gallery 2FREE event - all welcome  Author-illustrator Narelle Oliver in conve…

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

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…



Gallery 2 Saturday, November 14, 2015

WRITING COMPETITIONWriters Activation in partnership with Gold Coast City Gallery, invites you to respond in written form to a photograph by Graham Burstow in the exhibition Flesh: The Gold Coast in t…


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…