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“Nice little gallery”

Rockhampton Art Gallery
Ranked #6 of 38 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.
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Entry was free, we made a small donation to their donation box.
There were some interesting displays when we went and all were labelled very informatively. Its a nice building and was a pleasant way to spend a rainy afternoon :)

1  Thank Katrina B
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I visited the art gallery today as part of my 24hour whistle stop tour of Rockhampton and was very impressed! From the second I walked in, the staff were particularly friendly and informative. I enjoyed the galleries, particularly the children/teen reflective Impressionism tour. The gallery was prestige and I would recommend that everyone takes time to visit this attraction whilst visiting Rockhampton.

1  Thank Laus-23
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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.

Thank andromedainfusion
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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.

Thank Amber R
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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.

Thank Deb A
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