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Address: 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 5581 6567
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:30 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Visit the Gold Coast City Gallery and come away feeling inspired and...

Visit the Gold Coast City Gallery and come away feeling inspired and uplifted. We host over 20 local, national and international exhibitions each year in our three Gallery spaces, so there's always something new and fresh to see. Gold Coast City Gallery is one of Australia's most prominent public regional Galleries and serves a large population of approximately 500,000. Opened in 1986, the Gallery is funded by City of Gold Coast as part of The Arts Centre Gold Coast. The Gallery houses the renowned City Collection of contemporary and historical artworks documenting the character of the Gold Coast as well as the development of Australian art practice. The Gallery presents a diverse and dynamic program of exhibitions and events. These include local, national and international exhibitions that are generated by the Gallery or displayed as part of a touring schedule. The Gallery is also home to one of Australia's longest running art prizes, previously titled the Stan & Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize, it is now proudly supported by The Arts Centre Benefactor Program and called the Gold Coast Art Prize. Since 1968, the annual prize has provided an exciting survey of contemporary Australian Art. It is the Gallery's mission to continue to provide high-quality exhibitions and events for the people of the Gold Coast and to promote and encourage broader participation in the visual arts.

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I love this gallery

Gold Coasters don't realise the gem they have right in the heart of the city. The Gallery hosts many and varied shows and one will find something happening at all times, worth a... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Doug C
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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132 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Gold Coasters don't realise the gem they have right in the heart of the city. The Gallery hosts many and varied shows and one will find something happening at all times, worth a visit then have a lovely meal at the cafe and maybe take in a movie at the cinema all in the same complex, just go.

Thank Doug C
TheArtsCentreGC, Guest Relations Manager at Gold Coast City Gallery, responded to this review

Hi Doug C! Thank you for your review here too to go with your 5-star review of The Arts Cafe. We think you've hit the nail on the head! There's something for everyone here! Thank you again and we'll look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We were kicking around Surfers Paradise a couple of weeks ago with some time to spare on a less than stellar day weather-wise so we were doing inside things including the Gold Coast Art Gallery. Having lived in the area for about a year back in 2005/06 I am kicking myself a bit that I never discovered this place before.... More 

Thank JGDynamo
Hassall Grove
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Their were a lot of art works to see, Paintings, arts and crafts, pottery, and lots more to look at. staff are very friendly and helpful. very easy to walk around plenty of walking space easy with prams and wheel chairs.

Thank Adriana C
Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

The Gallery is located in what passes for the performing arts centre on the Gold Coast. Despite its relatively small collection there's always something interesting to view and there are frequent exhibitions of art for sale. The price catalogues are handy and will steer you in the direction you wish to take. It is wheelchair friendly, as is the whole... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Really not an art gallery in an international sense, small display area squeezed into multi purpose venue. All about to change with purpose built gallery on drawing boards. If only limited time visiting the Coast would not recommend a visit given all the other attractions you can visit.

Thank RichardMcA2014
Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

For those who want to enjoy an arts and cultural experience the Gold Coast Art Gallery and Arts Centre is the first place to go. There are 3 exhibition spaces and the quality of the exhibits and the works are outstanding - stimulating, challenging and enjoyable. Not only the art and craft of the region can be found there but... More 

Thank Anna B
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 21 September 2015

Good spot. Nice food - pies, muffins, pastas, Vietnamese prawn rolls, Caesar salads, and so on. Great to go for a bite when seeing something at the gallery. Parking is easy. It will be even better when they revamp the buildings so you can face the water.

Thank F V
Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Always an inspiring place to wander around and then maybe enjoy a light meal at the Arts Cafe or see a movie. Well priced art pieces too. Well worth a visit

Thank Lynette F
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

We visited the gallery recently to check out an exhibition. I was disappointed with the exhibition - for one thing there were far too many works jammed in. Perhaps less walk around space and more hanging area would work but it was impossible to appreciate any of the better art works and the groupings seemed to be all wrong. I... More 

Thank JillDV8
Bribie Island, Australia
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

We visited the gallery recently but I guess it depends on the genre of art which interests you. We didn't find it very exciting. However there is a comfortable movie theatre there and the centre and a cafe in the precinct.

Thank MaggieB75

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