Rockhampton Art Gallery was established in 1967 and houses a group of mid 20th century paintings and works on paper that is arguably the finest in regional Queensland, and one of the most significant in regional Australia.
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From the gallery’s foundation, the collection housed a small number of works by Australian and British artists. But it was in 1976 that the Rockhampton collection gained momentum with the establishment of an Art Acquisition Fund by then-Mayor Rex Pilbeam
, Bishop John Bayton, Architect Neil McKendry, and Director of Rockhampton Art Gallery Don Taylor.
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In 2010, Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust
received a substantial bequest from the estate of Moya Gold (1928-2000) for the acquisition of Australian paintings. The Gold Award
honours the memory of Moya Gold, philanthropist and educator who understood the joys and opportunities that the arts and education can bring. Designed as an invitation award to acquire contemporary Australian art, the most outstanding work or works by an artist are awarded a cash prize of $50,000. The works are then acquired by Rockhampton Art Gallery.
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Annual membership: $25 single, $40 couple
Lifelong membership: $250
A diverse range of education and public programs are offered to visitors of all ages, from toddlers through to lifelong learners, supported by Rockhampton Regional Council, Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust and Friends of Rockhampton Art Gallery.
Rockhampton Art Gallery Offers visitors the following facilities:
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62 Victoria Parade
PO Box 1860 Rockhampton Qld 4700
Phone: (07) 4936 8248
Last Updated: 28/10/2014