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Rockhampton Art Gallery


62 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton




Bolsover Street, Rockhampton

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Phone: 07 4936 8248
Opening Hours

Daily 10.00am to 4.00pm
Public Holidays Closed

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Recent Acquisitions: Rockhampton Art Gallery collection

A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

21 June– 2 November 2014

Through gifts and purchases, but also donations through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts program, Rockhampton Art Gallery continues to develop an enviable collection of modern and contemporary art that resonates locally and nationally. This exhibition highlights recent acquisitions to the Gallery’s collection of paintings, photographs, and works on paper.

Recent acquisitions include works by Sally Gabori, Euan Macleod, Patrick Butcher, Elisabeth Cummings, Polixeni Papapetrou, Petrina Hicks, Kobie Swart, the Capricornia Printmakers Collective, and a collection of Bagu figures and Jiman from the Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre.

The Gold Award

A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

5 July – 31 August 2014

2014 marks the second instalment of The Gold Award at Rockhampton Art Gallery, one of Australia’s richest contemporary painting prizes. The Gold Award is a national invitation painting award with an acquisitive cash prize of $50,000 made possible through a generous bequest from the Estate of Moya Gold. The inaugural winner of the Award was indigenous artist Sally Gabori with her monumental work Dibirdibi Country. Other finalists in 2012 were Ben Quilty, Kate Shaw, Victoria Reichelt, Juan Ford, Kate Bergin, Jason Benjamin and Michael Zavros. Finalists for the 2014 Award will be announced in mid-March.

The winner, selected from a field of eight artists, will be announced at Rockhampton Art Gallery on July 4. Designed as an invitation award to consider the best in contemporary painting while simultaneously building a substantive collection, the most outstanding work or works by an artist will be awarded the $50,000 cash prize.

The entries from all finalists in this prestigious biennial event will then be exhibited at Rockhampton Art Gallery until August 31. A wide range of genres from artists of varying backgrounds are selected in an effort to dissect a core sample of current trends in contemporary painting.

The eight artists selected as finalists for the 2014 Award are:

Peter ATKINS (Vic)
Del Kathryn BARTON (NSW)
Julie FRAGAR (Qld)
Abbey McCULLOCH (Qld)

Among the most highly regarded artists in contemporary painting, these names can be found buzzing about Melbourne Now and London’s Art 14, or being announced as prize winners and finalists in some of Australia’s most significant art prizes, including the Archibald and Wynne  prizes.

The winning entry will be determined by guest judge, Glenn Barkley, former senior curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia.

The Gold Award is a national biennial event, presented at the Rockhampton Art Gallery, as a joint initiative of Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust and Rockhampton Regional Council.


For information regarding programs and events at the art gallery please refer to the Rockhampton Regional Council event calendar in the Your Community Tab of this website or Visit our website Rockhampton Art Gallery

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Last Updated: 02/07/2014
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