- 39 Nash St, Gympie, QLD 4570
- Postal address
- PO Box 155, Gympie, QLD 4570
- Opening hours
- Tue-Sat 10am-4pm
The Gympie Regional Gallery promotes the development of the arts as an integral part of the local community bringing educational opportunities, cultural enrichment, economic and social benefits to the entire region. The Gallery is housed in the heritage listed School of Arts Building built in 1905. The stories of the building are told through the twelve “Windows of Memories” display boxes produced by artist Nyria King.
It presents a dynamic range of exhibitions and public programs tailored to the interests of the community. The Gallery has a Category A Rating, meaning that it has the professional staff and facilities to cater for everything from major national travelling exhibitions to locally curated exhibitions that highlight the artists and local stories of the region. The Gallery supports a range of community initiatives such as the Gold Rush Art Competition and the Heritage Art Competition as well as showcasing the works of local secondary students at the annual Hi-Artworks exhibition.
A range of public programs are developed by the Gallery to engage a broad cross-section of the community in arts and culture. Art groups actively utilise the workshop space to share, learn and create. The popular and long running school holiday programs of the Gallery offer children and youth an opportunity to experiment with different artforms.
The Friends of the Gallery (FOG) are a vital part of the organisation providing volunteer resources to support the gallery’s programs. The FOGlets is a wonderful regular arts program for children over 6 years.