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Emerald Art Gallery

  • About the gallery

    The Emerald Art Gallery has been bringing arts to the Emerald community for more than two decades. The gallery provides a high-profile exhibition space located in the Central Highlands Regional Council corporate office building at 65 Egerton Street in Emerald. The exhibition space is large and bright with impressive hanging space and high ceilings.

    Features

    • Spacious gallery with high ceilings and white gallery walls
    • Two moveable walls
    • Professional gallery wire hanging system
    • Professional lighting system
    • Plinths and lockable glass display cabinets
  • Current exhibition

    A Touch of Colour

    The exhibition “A Touch of Colour” takes a ‘low-key’ approach to art through a series of 2D and other works showcasing a reductive colour palette.

    Subject matter ranges from luscious landscapes to beguiling still life subjects, bringing together the contemporary artwork of Rockhampton based group, Central Queensland Contemporary Artists.

    Artists draw upon their personal lives as a source of inspiration, and create innovative work ranging from abstract, to intricate realism, capturing the unique experience of each artist.

    Opening night 15 October 2021

    On exhibit 18 October – 30 November 2021

  • Upcoming exhibitions

    One Story Isn’t Enough

    The exhibition, ‘One Story Isn’t Enough’ celebrates the visual narratives skilfully communicated by Emerald State High School students, from Year 7 through to 12.

    These talented individuals have utilised a variety of media, techniques and processes to bring their ideas to life, ranging from lino prints in the junior years, to artist books and painted works on alternate surfaces, in the senior years.

    Inspiration for these unique works comes from all directions, including personal experiences, stance on current social issues and the desire to adorn.

    Exhibition opening 3 December 2021

    On exhibit 5 December 2021 – 14 January 2022

  • Opening hours

    Opening hours

    Monday: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
    Tuesday: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
    Wednesday: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
    Thursday: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
    Friday: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
    Saturday: CLOSED
    Sunday: CLOSED

  • Annual Art Awards - Emerald

    The Central Highlands Regional Council Annual Art Awards – Emerald, is the gallery’s premier art event. It attracts local and national artists and is held in August each year as part of council’s Arts around August program.

    Established and emerging artists of all ages can submit entries in up to seven categories. From easel, paper-based and three-dimensional works to photography and digital art, each category comes with a $750 prize for first and $250 prize for second place.

  • Exhibit with us

    For information on exhibiting with the Emerald Art Gallery contact us on 1300 242 686 or email chgalleries@chrc.qld.gov.au

The Emerald Art Gallery has been bringing arts to the Emerald community for more than two decades. The gallery provides a high-profile exhibition space located in the Central Highlands Regional Council corporate office building at 65 Egerton Street in Emerald. The exhibition space is large and bright with impressive hanging space and high ceilings.

Features

  • Spacious gallery with high ceilings and white gallery walls
  • Two moveable walls
  • Professional gallery wire hanging system
  • Professional lighting system
  • Plinths and lockable glass display cabinets

A Touch of Colour

The exhibition “A Touch of Colour” takes a ‘low-key’ approach to art through a series of 2D and other works showcasing a reductive colour palette.

Subject matter ranges from luscious landscapes to beguiling still life subjects, bringing together the contemporary artwork of Rockhampton based group, Central Queensland Contemporary Artists.

Artists draw upon their personal lives as a source of inspiration, and create innovative work ranging from abstract, to intricate realism, capturing the unique experience of each artist.

Opening night 15 October 2021

On exhibit 18 October – 30 November 2021

One Story Isn’t Enough

The exhibition, ‘One Story Isn’t Enough’ celebrates the visual narratives skilfully communicated by Emerald State High School students, from Year 7 through to 12.

These talented individuals have utilised a variety of media, techniques and processes to bring their ideas to life, ranging from lino prints in the junior years, to artist books and painted works on alternate surfaces, in the senior years.

Inspiration for these unique works comes from all directions, including personal experiences, stance on current social issues and the desire to adorn.

Exhibition opening 3 December 2021

On exhibit 5 December 2021 – 14 January 2022

Opening hours

Monday: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
Tuesday: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
Wednesday: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
Thursday: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
Friday: 8.30 AM to 5.00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

The Central Highlands Regional Council Annual Art Awards – Emerald, is the gallery’s premier art event. It attracts local and national artists and is held in August each year as part of council’s Arts around August program.

Established and emerging artists of all ages can submit entries in up to seven categories. From easel, paper-based and three-dimensional works to photography and digital art, each category comes with a $750 prize for first and $250 prize for second place.

For information on exhibiting with the Emerald Art Gallery contact us on 1300 242 686 or email chgalleries@chrc.qld.gov.au

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