- 166 Old Maryborough Rd, Pialba, QLD 4655
- Postal address
- PO Box 1943, Hervey Bay, QLD 4655
- Opening hours
- Open 7 days 10am-4pm
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery was established in 1997 and is a cultural initiative of the Fraser Coast Regional Council. As of December 2012, the gallery operates from a new purpose-built venue, the Fraser Coast Cultural Centre, adjoining a Discovery Sphere. This signature development will set a new standard of activity for the gallery. As the major Category A regional gallery in this area, exhibitions include touring shows from major galleries and museums throughout Australia, and unique state and regional exhibits.
HBRG also provides a professional platform for local artists, creative groups and organisations. Programs include: official opening events and floor talks; ArtChat professional development presentations by visiting artists; children’s programs including Mudskippers Art Adventure sessions and Pipis early childhood sessions once a month. The volunteers program involves up to 60 volunteers in reception duties, installation and catering. They also hold up to four bus trips a year to other galleries and cultural events.
Another highlight is a cultural exchange program of exhibitions and artists visits with sister cities in China and Japan. The Gallery Shop features beautifully created objects by mostly local artists, while the gallery reference library provides art books and periodicals for the community to peruse or borrow. Other community services include lists of art classes, available tutors and Queensland art valuers.