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“Lovely regional gallery” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rockhampton Art Gallery

Rockhampton Art Gallery
Ranked #7 of 35 things to do in Rockhampton
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Owner description: 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.
Far North Queensland - Australia
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286 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Lovely regional gallery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

This gallery joins the Pilbeam Theatre, set on the banks of the Fitzroy River. It has three galleries that I saw, each one quite small, it also has a small gallery shop filled with manufactured items, this was quite disappointing, would have expected it to be filled with local artists work! I always visit each towns galleries/museums whenever possible. The displays were very interesting. There was no charge to see this gallery.

Visited August 2013
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Broome, Australia
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17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Quite boring”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Mum and I normally love art galleries so we automatically went to it in Rocky. However, we were quite disappointed. The staff were not friendly and huffed and puffed when we asked them questions. The displays were all modern art - some actually quite crude and offensive. We probably spent 10 minutes or so in there and then gave up and walked out. Would not recommend.

Visited December 2012
Thank Amber R
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Emu Park, Australia
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Went to see my daughter's school display”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

We had a lovely day looking around the art gallery. It is set out beautifully and was very interesting. They also had some great activities for the kids to do. We expected to drop in and out, but ended up spending hours there.

Visited April 2012
Thank Deb A
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Melbourne, Australia
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446 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Good collection of art works”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2012

Good place to spend a few hours at the art exhibition. Great location on the bank of the Fitzroy River. Next to the Pilbeam Theatre, and Delizie restaurant.
Credit to a provincial town to have such great art gallery.

Visited November 2012
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lovely small gallery with great exhibition”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

Australian photographer exhibition was absolutely amazing! The lady at the desk on the door was so lovely, gave us lots of local information - thank you! Very cute gallery that should be supported.

Visited March 2012
2 Thank Amanda P
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