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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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We stopped in at the Rockhampton Art Gallery during our time in the city and we really are getting to like our cultural stops in art galleries around Australia. Before departing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped in at the Rockhampton Art Gallery during our time in the city and we really are getting to like our cultural stops in art galleries around Australia. Before departing on this journey, my wife said we can’t just get drunk and party around Australia so she insisted that my brothers and I try to get some culture as... More 

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Bathurst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. Great temporary exhibition of modern art. The permanent collection includes a large who's who of Australian art. We were impressed. Great gift shop with a variety of gifts and wide selection of books.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Rockhampton Art Gallery has earned a reputation as one of the top regional Galleries in Australia, with good reason. The quality of works that regularly comprise showings is of the highest order, in my humble opinion. The staff that facilitate regular events, as well as day to day continuance of operation, are to be applauded.

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Boonah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There were two exhibitions while we were visiting, both were captivating. The gallery is well worth a look.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ducked in here on a cold and rainy day. There were 3 different sections. I'm not much of a museum person, to be honest, but even I got to appreciate and learn from the exhibits. Something free to do indoors, nice and clean, and the lady up front was very pleasant, welcoming and answered any questions one might have... More 

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Emerald, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rockhampton Art Gallery is one of Australia's best regional galleries. Excellent collections well worth the visit. The gallery has regular visiting collections always worth the trip to town to see.

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Longreach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We went to check out the 'cream' display, and I was shocked by the lovely selection of art in regional Queensland! Well presented, nice lighting and in a good space. Pay it a visit if you can.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This art gallery hosts exhibitions throughout the year. Currently (until 29 May) they are hosting 'The adventures of William Yaxley'. Yaxley's work includes lots of paintings themed from the area local to the gallery. They are also featuring an exhibition titled 'Cream Four Decades of Australian Art' which is wonderful. I will be back when next I'm in Rockhampton

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

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 

Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

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

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

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