Rockhampton Art Gallery

Rockhampton Art Gallery

Rockhampton Art Gallery is the major gallery in the region. We run touring exhibitions, film nights, workshops for adults and children and art appreciation workshops. The gallery space is used by various groups such as poetry and music, chamber music and drama groups.

Address: 
62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton, QLD
Tel: 
0749277129
Hours: 
Tuesday to Friday 10:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm, Closed Monday & Public Holidays.
Admission: 
Free except for occasional special exhibitions.
Facilities: 
Front entrance has wheelchair access, education tours provided by the gallery and the occasional education officer with a touring exhibition.
Collection: 
The Gallery has an extensive collection of two dimensional and three dimensional Australian artworks, particularly from the 50's, 60's and 70's era and we are increasing our contemporary collection. We have, in the past, collected many landscape and figurative images and are now broadening the themes to include urban subject matter.
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Items

Painting

Burke in Central Australia

Burke in Central Australia
Creator:
Sidney Nolan
Description:
Depicts the ill fated explorer Robert O'Hara Burke (1821-61) who, with his second-in-command, William John Wills, Perished on an overland expedition in 1861.
Date:
1964

Central Australia

Painting

The Morning Hymn

The Morning Hymn
Creator:
Rupert Bunny
Description:
Depicts the biblical story of holy family and st John the Baptist in Nazareth, but painting is also a variation of artists many secular images of women listening to a distant song
Date:
1922

Nazareth

Painting

Portrait of Dr Francis Robert Tomkins

Portrait of Dr Francis Robert Tomkins
Creator:
Sir Joshua Reynolds
Description:
The Painting brought to Australia by the sitter's descendants, was bequeathed to the city of Rockhampton in 1931. It is the foundation painting of the Rockhampton Art Gallery
Date:
c 1860-92

England

Painting

Outback Post Mistress and Daughter

Outback Post Mistress and Daughter
Creator:
Russell Drysdale
Description:
The Postmistress leaning on her counter is a sturdy sheltering mother like an early Renaissance Madonna.
Date:
1976

Outback, New South Wales

Painting

Drapery in the Studio

Drapery in the Studio
Creator:
Grace Cossington Smith
Description:
The Artist's studios depicted in a work displaying the artist's interest in colour, light and spirituality.
Date:
1940

Turramurra, Sydney