Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

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    Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
    531 Ruthven St
    Toowoomba, QLD 4350
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Located beside City Hall at 531 Ruthven Street, the Toowoomba Art Gallery was established in 1938, making it the oldest public art gallery in regional Queensland .The current Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery facility was opened in March 1994 and is owned and maintained by council.Admission is free.Access for the disabled is from street level, with a lift leading to the upper floor. Toilet facilities cater for visitors using wheelchairs and parents and guardians tending babies and young children. Parking is available in Ruthven Street and in nearby off-street car parks.Gallery hours:Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm.Sunday: 1pm - 4 pm.Public Holidays: 10am - 4pm.Closed Christmas Day and Good FridayPlease note that The Gallery Shop closes at 3:45pm - ie 15 minutes before the Gallery closes.


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Past events

Still Life: Joachim Froese Photographs 1999-2011

25th January

This survey exhibition presents a selection of Froese’s work that has concentrated on photographic still life and often explores personal family history....

Free

Void

17th January

Void is a hand woven wire installation by Carly Scoufos that continues her exploration of space. Her installations explore the utilisation of alternative...

TBA

King Billy: race-based figures from the Collections

19th October

Exploring the pictorial genre of singerie (French for ‘monkey trick’) in the context of the rise, spread and decline of White Australian and Social...

Free

Bush and ’burbs: landscapes from the Collections

19th October

This exhibition features landscape Featuring paintings by Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Ellen Maloney, Fred Williams and Albert...

Free

Imprint

8th January

Imprint is the personal journey of local artist Maryika Welter. Her exhibition expresses the connectedness with people through the process of...

Free

Toowoomba Takatsuki Photographic Exchange

4th December

As part of Toowoomba’s Sister City programs with Takatsuki in Japan, a photographic exchange program has been developed between the Toowoomba and...

Free

The continuing faith

4th December

Local artist Corrina McLaughlin explores what it means to have a faith within today’s society as related to the idea of God and religion. Corrina’s work...

Free

Lasting impressions

6th November

A ceramic exhibition by local artist Debra Fairbanks-Smith. Each piece represents a moment, significant and impacting and part of her creative journey.

Free

Off the Grid

8th November

A paired exhibition by visiting artist Michael Schlitz and local artist Dan Elbourne each exhibiting work produced during the Off theGRID Toowoomba based...

Free

Memory Collective

21st September

The Memory Collective project is a collaborative arts project involving 13 local artists across multiple artistic disciplines exploring themes of change,...

Free

Contemporary Wearables ‘13

14th September

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery's thirteenth biennial award exhibition of contemporary jewellery, attracting entries from prominent and emerging jewellery...

Free

Charles Conder: The Lithographs

17th August

This exhibition comprises twenty eight lithographs by Charles Conder, the English-born artist, who lived and worked in Australia from 1884 – 1890 and who...

Free

Costumes and masks

17th August

Images of pageantry, play acting and dress-up fantasy from the Gallery’s collections, complementing the travelling exhibition

Free

Toowoomba Open House

6th October

Residents, visitors, familes, design buffs, architecture fans, heritage enthusiasts - absolutely anyone who is curious about Toowoomba's unique places is...

Free

Ikebana Display - Japanese Flower Arranging

21st September

Based on the traditional Japanese art form, the Toowoomba Ikebana group will display a number of beautiful floral arrangements throughout the Gallery and...

Free

Toll

4th September

A contemporary response by local artist Tina Cherry to environmental anxieties including organic removal, imbalance, self-governance and the spaces...

TBA

Real People, Real Stories

20th September

A sculptural project featuring larger than life 3D portraits of real people with real stories

Free

Reacquainted

18th May

Celebrating the reopening of the Fred and Lucy Gould Gallery spaces, this exhibition showcases much of The Fred and Lucy Gould Collection.

Free

Lionel Lindsay recent acquisitions

18th May

Lionel Lindsay etchings, wood engravings and a drawing recently acquired for the Toowoomba City Collection.

Free

Holy smoke: Lionel Lindsay’s art of pipe smoking

18th May

An image of a pipe may not represent just a pipe. This exhibition looks at ‘a pipe of baccy’ as a fetish object in Lindsay’s art.

Free

Familiar Unfamiliar

22nd June

A touring exhibition of prints by 45 Australian artists celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Print Council of Australia. Curated by Rona Green,...

Free

My Icarus

26th June

One painting, one sculpture and one film, an exhibition of three interrelated works exploring poetry, mythology and life.

Free

Toowoomba Art Society Chronicle Junior Art Expo

22nd May

An annual survey of local children’s paintings and works on paper from preschool to 18 years organised by the Toowoomba Art Society incorporated in...

Free

Creative Power: the art of George Baldessin

11th June

An exhibition of selected prints and drawings showing the development of Baldessin’s various themes as well as his very individual style. Curated by Tess...

Free

We know

29th May

Artworks made in response to the " Imagine You know Crates on Wheels" travelling schools’ exhibition. This exhibition will feature works from schools...

Free

Exposure - Volume 3

7th May

The Moreton Street Spare Room (MSSR) Exposure series offers a unique insight into the reality of artistic life in Queensland today. The series of three...

Free

Made of Clay

7th May

An exhibition by University of Southern Queensland ceramic students collectively addressing contemporary issues and exploring the interface between...

Free

Sense of Place 2012

28th February

Sense of Place is a new annual screening program of contemporary Australian video art, featuring the work of 8 artists unified by their investigation of...

Free

High Tea

23rd October

An exhibition of fine English porcelain and ceramics that once served a utilitarian purpose before being gifted to the people of Toowoomba by Fred and...

Free

Watercolours from the Lindsay collection

8th September

An exhibition featuring half the watercolour paintings held in the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection. The Lindsay Collection, which has been...

Free

Lindsay women

8th September

Depictions of women by the siblings Lionel, Norman and Daryl Lindsay and Ruby Lind, selected from the Library and City Collections.

Free

Tour De Force: In Case of Emergency Break Glass

17th October

A ground-breaking exhibition that highlights the work of eight progressive Australian artists who have made work that breaches the traditional ideas,...

Free

Bouquet

29th August

An arrangement of oil and watercolour paintings from the Fred and Lucy Gould Art Collection that demonstrate how European and Australian artists have used...

Free

Progressions

21st September

Staged by Darling Downs Textile Art Group, Progressions is the seventh biennial juried exhibition of selected textile artworks from emerging and prominent...

Free

Toowoomba Biennial Emerging Artist Award Exhibition

14th September

Free

A Collaboration

26th June

An exhibition of artworks and textile designs by John Weeronga-Bartoo in collaboration with Ann Coy.

TBA

Bookplates, Marbled Papers and Printed Treasures 2012

1st March

Beautiful rare books and Ex libris artworks held in the Lionel Lindsay Gallery and Library Collection, complemented by bookplates donated by Patrick...

Free

Mapping Earth and Empire 2012

1st March

Maps and topographies from the early 1600s to the late 1800s.

Free

Jenny Sages: Paths to Portraiture 2012

12th May

This exhibition comprises nine large and arresting portraits, more than thirty drawings, photographs and objects inspiring and reflecting the work of the...

Free

Spatium 2012

1st May

Three dimensional works selected from the collections of the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery.

Free

Adornment 2012

15th February

An exhibition of contemporary jewellery from the Toowoomba City Collection.

Free

Community Quilts of Toowoomba Region 2012

30th March

To commemorate the close of term of the first Toowoomba Regional Council in 2012, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery will present an exhibition of community...

Free

A Trail from Asia 2012

11th April

A collection of drawings and postcard paintings reminiscent of Asian adventures by local artist, Tina Wilson.

Free

Statements in Clay 2012

24th April

From the Toowoomba City Collection a selection ceramics acquired in the 1980s.

Free

Backward Glances 2012

28th March

An exhibition of historical photographs from Toowoomba City Collection.

Free

Modern Eyes 2012

8th March

An exhibition of contemporary photographs from Toowoomba City Collection

Free

Wash up 2012

27th March

An exhibition of discarded objects symbolically used to give reflective nuance to some of the points and queries on the Australian mind of artist, Gabby...

Free

Crud in Yer Eye 2012

13th March

An exhibition of new work by Evan Dean influenced by street art and advertising, utilising printmaking and spray paint techniques.

Free