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Address: 62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4936 8248
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Rockhampton Art Gallery was established in 1967 and houses a group of...

Rockhampton Art Gallery was established in 1967 and houses a group of mid-twentieth century paintings and works on paper that is arguably the finest in regional Queensland, and one of the most significant in regional Australia. Artists include Charles Blackman, Arthur Boyd, Sidney Nolan, Russell Drysdale, John Brack, Fred Williams, Grace Cossington Smith and Jeffrey Smart.

The Gallery manages two art awards: the Gold Award, an acquisitive art prize worth $50,000 for contemporary Australian paintings; and the Bayton Award, a non-acquisitive prize worth $5,000 for Central Queensland residents. Through these Awards, the Gallery has re-energised its collection of paintings to now include works by contemporary artists Michael Zavros, Sally Gabori, Victoria Reichelt and Ben Quilty.

The Gallery offers an innovated exhibition program, with displays drawn from the Gallery’s collection, and through hosting touring exhibitions from international, national, state, regional and university galleries.

A diverse range of education and public programs are offered to visitors of all ages, from toddlers through to lifelong learners. The Gallery has a gift shop, and is supported by Rockhampton Regional Council; Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust and; Friends of Rockhampton Art Gallery.

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The Local Gallery is a wonderful place!

For a local gallery it attracts interesting and inspiring exhibitions, the staff are so dedicated and helpful. I don't get here enough, but I should make more time for it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KT M
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a local gallery it attracts interesting and inspiring exhibitions, the staff are so dedicated and helpful. I don't get here enough, but I should make more time for it.

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RockyAG, Manager at Rockhampton Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of Rockhampton Art Gallery. We love to get feedback from the local community. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All of the exhibits are really interesting, not ones that you would see in a big popular gallery. Love the difference and originality

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Thank Donna-Kaye K
RockyAG, Manager at Rockhampton Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks Donna-Kaye. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! More 

Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

It comes as a great surprise to find Rockhampton Art Gallery and to view some very important Australian and international works, many of which were acquired by the late Rex Pilbeam, a former Mayor of the City. The displays and exhibits are regularly updated and frequently touring arts works are on display.

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Thank Les K
RockyAG, Manager at Rockhampton Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks Les K for the great review. So glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I liked the exhibition but my friend was not so impressed. I loved all the old photos but it was a bit difficult to figure out what explanation belonged to what photo at times

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Thank Vikki B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Given Rockhampton's size (i.e. not huge) this gallery was great, fabulous historical section upstairs, lovely friendly people at the entrance, great local contemporary art while we were there as well as jewellery on loan from one of the National Galleries. Nice little gift shop, a little treasure of a gallery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Well worth a visit, informative, great historical photos beautifully presented, entry fee is by gold coin, optional.

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Thank MMM M
Rockhampton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Another great place to visit that is free in Rockhampton. Interesting history of the city in upstairs gallery. (There is a lift for those unable to take the stairs).

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Thank Pmcg_12
Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This regional gallery is a real surprise. I'm a regular visitor and I'm constantly surprised by the standard of the regular collection works and visiting exhibitions. I think this is one of the most under-promoted experiences in Rockhampton. Everyone should visit - there is so much to see!

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Thank Janet Y
Rockhampton, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A regional gallery and Australian collection to be proud of. Well done Rockhampton and Rex Pilbeam. To be recommended.

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Thank Jillong
Rockhampton, Australia
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

They have some wonderful exhibits from a broad range of the arts. It would be great if there were more eclectic pieces and to showcase more local artisans.

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Thank Dawn H

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