- 65 Egerton St, Emerald, QLD 4720
- Postal address
- PO Box 1515, Emerald, QLD 4720
- Opening hours
- Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.30pm
Emerald Art Gallery provides the local community with a high profile exhibition space, located in the Central Highlands Regional Council offices in Emerald. The gallery is managed by a group of dedicated volunteers who promote art in the community through programs including exhibitions, floor talks, visiting artists, openings, competitions and workshops.
The exhibition space is large and bright with impressive hanging space and regularly shows paintings, photography and sculpture. The purpose of the gallery is to encourage, stimulate and promote local and regional cultural and artistic activities through an active and diverse exhibition program made up of touring shows and local artists.
The Emerald art collection was established as early as 1970 and has steadily grown through an annual acquisitive art award. The collection consists predominantly of oil or acrylic painting on canvas. The Emerald Art Award, the gallery’s premier art event, attracts local and interstate artists and is held annually in November.
Other exhibitions include: solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and exhibitions from organisations and institutions. Exhibitors include: artists, art and craft groups, secondary and tertiary schools, community organisations and people wanting to exhibit social and historical material.
The Emerald Art Gallery has been bringing arts to the Emerald community for more than two decades since a former Shire Councillor recognised the need for arts and culture in the rapidly growing town. The visitors’ book records that the gallery is appreciated not only by locals but also by the many visitors passing through Emerald while exploring the Central Highlands.