- Weeroona Park, Cnr Lock and Marsh Sts, Stanthorpe, QLD 4380
- Postal address
- PO Box 211, Stanthorpe, QLD 4380
- Opening hours
- Tue-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun 10am-1pm
Opened in November 1987, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery came into being from the hard work and dedication of the Stanthorpe Art Gallery Society, created in 1972. The collection has been developed progressively. Key pieces include early works by Gordon Bennett, William Robinson, Suzanne Archer, David Rankin and David Aspden, with donations by Pamela Bell O.A.M. of texts from her personal art library, and by William Bowmore A.O. of works by Pablo Picasso, Charles Blackmore, Margaret Olley and Sam Fullbrook.
The gallery is also fortunate to hold five ceramic works by Gwen Hanssen Pigott from across a 20 year working period, demonstrating the diversity in the practice of Australia’s most acclaimed potter.
Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery frequently contributes works from its collection, for example Green Grapes by Margaret Olley, early 2013, to touring and single venue exhibitions across the country. Works in the collection by Picasso, William Robinson and Andrew Sibley have been noted in the national press 2012-2013. The Gallery hosts exhibitions of both national and local importance and fosters a strong program of regional artist exhibitions and displays that are relevant to the history and character of the Granite Belt region. These include shows especially curated from the Region’s wide-ranging permanent collection of traditional and contemporary paintings, works on paper, ceramics, sculpture, fibre and textile artworks. Much of this strong collection of noted artists’ work is sourced from acquisitions made during the long- running biennial Stanthorpe Art Festival. The next festival will be in 2016.