Rockhampton Art Gallery provides an all-year-long exhibition program. We exhibit our world-class collection in interpretative exhibitions with fascinating opportunities for you and your family to learn about Australian and international art. We also host an exciting array of touring exhibitions from Australian and international institutions and artists. Whatever your taste in art there will be something for you to see.


Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast

29 July - 22 October 2017

Gold Room and Range Room

Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography from Condé Nast celebrates some of the most iconic images from the past 100 years of fashion. Sourced from the Condé Nast archives in New York, Paris, Milan, and London, the exhibition brings together the work of 80 photographers who went on to become the biggest names in the history of fashion photography.


Pret-a-printer: Letterpress by The Officina Athelstane 

5 August - 5 November 2017

Merilyn Luck Gallery


In Pret-a-printer: Letterpress by The Officina Athelstane, the artifacts of letterpress are used to give expression to a quirky typographic exploration of things “fashion”. Before the advent of computers, and for most of printing’s 570 year history, design was undertaken by printers and compositors at the printery, rather than dedicated graphic designers. Pret-a-printer honours this off-the-peg method of design, where the printer produced something eye catching and original from a limited palette of (metal and wood) design elements employing both practical skill and  imagination.


Jewellers and Milliners: Rockhampton's fashion makers

5 August - 5 November 2017

Merilyn Luck Gallery


Profiling an array of handmade, bespoke designs produced in our region, Jewellers and Milliners: Rockhampton’s fashion makers is the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of the work of local creatives. See some of the season’s most fashionable product lines and have the opportunity to purchase direct from the Gallery.



Draft: a collection of imperfect faces, with unfinished stories by Emma Ward

11 November 2017 - 7 January 2018

Merilyn Luck Gallery


Exhibition Draft: a collection of imperfect faces, with unfinished stories by Emma Ward explores the multiplicity and depth of human connection, with focus drawn to notions of time and memory. Comprising 100 portraits of strangers and significant others, the exhibition reveals shared moments between the artist and sitter.



Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 Years

4 November 2017 - 28 January 2018

Gold Room and Range Room

Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima are coming to Rockhampton Art Gallery as part of a fun-filled exhibition to celebrate Play School’s 50th birthday!

The exhibition takes a look behind the scenes and celebrates some of Play School’s regular features – telling the time with the Rocket and Flower clocks and exploring the outside world through the arch, round and square windows. Showcasing the many familiar toys, props, and costumes, the extensive display will also showcase audio and video clips of past programs.




Finding Fairweather

4 March - 12 November 2017

Anderson Room


Finding Fairweather is an exhibition that brings an insight in to the life and works of Ian Fairweather (1891-1974), one of Australia's great modernist painters.




Fairweather Contemporaries

27 April - 12 November 2017

Anderson Room


Fairweather Contemporaries is a companion exhibition to Finding Fairweather that aims to place the artist among his peers that make up the Cream of Rockhampton’s collection.




Rocking it at 50

8 February - 31 December 2017

Merilyn Luck Gallery


After 50 years, the Gallery celebrates its half century by bringing to light 50 works drawn from the collection holdings.


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Date Published: 24/12/2012
Rockhampton Art Gallery
62 Victoria Parade
PO Box 1860 Rockhampton Qld 4700
Phone: (07) 4936 8248