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Owen Thompson, Fortress Ridge View, watercolour on cotton 56cm x 76cm

Artist Masterclass: Light on the Landscape

Gallery 2 Saturday, July 26, 2014

Watercolour Painting in the Romantic Style Longtime member of the prestigious Australian Watercolour Institute Owen Thompson will lead a watercolour skills…

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Family day in the Gallery

Saltwater Programs for Young People

Gallery 1 July 26 - August 30, 2014

Adults and children alike are invited to join in some cultural activities inspired by Saltwater Country. Hosted by local community m…


The Saltwater Project Young Artist Immersion Day

Gallery 1 Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Students are invited to express their interest in participating in The Saltwater Project Young Artist Immersion Day. This is an incredible opportunity to work with…


AFTER DARK: The Gold Coast - A Saltwater Place

Gallery 1 Thursday, August 21, 2014

Speakers reflect on past and contemporary Indigenous knowledge of the Gold Coast as a ‘saltwater country’. Leading Australian artist Judy Watson and local artists

Chris Langlois Landscape (Narrabeen Lake) no.2  2009, oil on linen, 137 x 137cm. Collection: Manly Art Gallery & Museum – Purchased through the Theo Batten Bequest

Painting Masterclass with Chris Langlois: Searching for Light

The Studio Saturday, September 6, 2014

This exploratory workshop will focus on the fundamental nature of light and how we see it. Light is used to create space within a painting and the illusion of depth. This workshop will assist stude…

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

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

Ceramic Talks

Panorama Suite Saturday, September 6, 2014

Join us for an afternoon of Ceramic Talks to precede the Prize Announcement 5.30pm I Gallery 1 DATE Sat 6 SeptemberTIME 4.00pmVENUE Panorama SuiteFREE eve…

Image: Merran Esson, Podstacks. Courtesy the artist

Ceramic Skills Workshop with Merran Esson

Off Site Sunday, September 7, 2014

Explore handbuilding techniques with Merran Esson, nationally recognised artist and National Arts School lecturer. Esson has always had an affinity with the land, having spent her …

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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…

Bessie GIBSON, The brown jug c.1928, watercolour over charcoal on wove paper, Collection: Queensland Art Gallery, Gift of the Godfrey Rivers Trust 1949

Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s-1980s

Gallery 2 October 25 - December 7, 2014

'Transparent’ explores the long and diverse history of watercolour painting in Queensland. Used by early settlers to depict the landscape, by later artists to evoke the growing city of Brisbane and…



Gallery 1 November 1 - November 30, 2014

The Bachelor of Digital Media program at the Gold Coast Queensland College of Art presents an exhibition of 12 graduating 3rd year and Honours students whose works employ a broad array of processes…

Russell DRYSDALE, Soldier 1942, oil on hardboard, Collection Australian War Memorial.

Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War

Gallery 2 December 13, 2014 - January 26, 2015

Drawing on the Australian War Memorial’s extensive collection, Reality in Flames is the first exhibition dedicated exclusively to exploring how Australian artists responded and comprehende…