For Art’s Sake
Published on 01 September 2019
With a major relocation overhaul ahead of them, the Rockhampton Art Gallery is still operating in full swing, exhibiting major works from their extensive, nationally acclaimed collection.
All That Shimmers Exhibition
CURRENTLY OPEN – 27 OCT
As a first in the Gallery’s history, All That Shimmers will be exhibiting all the works acquired by the Rockhampton Art Gallery through The Gold Award. The Gold Award aims to challenge artists to push the boundaries of painting as an art form, in turn creating truly unique pieces of modern and contemporary art.
There will be an evening tour where patrons will be able to view the Award’s collections over the past 9 years. A special treat to view will be inaugural Gold Award winner, Sally Gabori’s piece, ‘Dibirdibi Country’.
Public Treasures Exhibition
CURRENTLY OPEN – 10 NOV
The Rockhampton Art Gallery is what it is today also because of the generous donations of the community. Public Treasures will be showcasing these beautiful gifts of generosity, cementing the idea that art is a collective, shared experience that brings all people and communities together.
Since the Gallery’s inception in 1976, the collection has expanded to include 2000 works of national acclaim.
This exhibit will acknowledge the ongoing support of donors and how their additions to the Gallery add to our town’s rich tapestry of culture and strong community influence. Be sure to look out for workshops as part of this exhibit’s program.
Inside Out Exhibition
14 SEPT 2019 – 14 MAR 2020
Delve into all the behind-the-scenes and ‘goings on’ of the Rockhampton Art Gallery as they show an insider’s look into all the nitty gritty work that goes into the processing, conserving and storing all of the Gallery’s works.
Shown through guided tours by the Gallery’s Collections Officer, Lexi Maller, you will be given an insight into the Gallery’s research, documentation and photography processes. With the Gallery’s rich history spanning back to 1976, this exhibition will be one to see and learn all about what has gone into the Gallery’s operations and how its collection has remained in its carefully-curated and professionally maintained condition.
Gallery Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm