Past Exhibitions

Here you can find a list of exhibitions held at Rockhampton Art Gallery since 2012. For further information on these or other exhibitions please email gallery@rrc.qld.gov.au.

2018

Some things on the table: Still lifes by Anitha Menon
1 September - 14 October 2018
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition 

The Gold Award 2018
18 August - 2 October 2018
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

ReCollection: An exploration of the early history of Rockhampton and the surrounding region 
30 June - 26 August 2018
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Moving Around: Moving images from Rockhampton Art Gallery Collection
23 June - 19 August
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition 

Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose
16 June - 5 August 2018
An ACMI touring exhibition

Rugby League in Rockhampton: Celebrating 100 years
3 March - 17 June 2018

A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition 

A trip to far away: Niloufar Lovegrove
10 March – 21 April 2018
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Collection Intervention
10 February - 3 June 2018
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Visual Fragments: New work by  Carmen Beezley-Drake and Joanne Kerr
13 January - 4 March 2018

A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Alluvia by Tom Borgas
20 November 2017 - 25 February 2018
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Draft: A collection of imperfect faces with unfinished stories by Emma Ward
11 November 2017 - 7 January 2018
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Happy Birthday Playschool: Celebrating 50 years
4 November 2017 - 11 February 2018
A travelling exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia and the ABC

2017

Rocking it at 50
8 February - 31 December 2017
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition 

Pret-a-printer: Letterpress by The Officina Athelstane
5 August - 5 November 2017
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Jewellers and Milliners: Rockhampton's fashion makers
5 August - 5 November 2017
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast
29 July - 22 October 2017

An exhibition produced by the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP), Minneapolis/Lausanne/Paris.

Inspired by Nature: Etchings by Jet James
10 June - 30 July 2017
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Bayton Award 2017
3 June - 16 July 2017

A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Fairweather Contemporaries
24 April – 12 November 2017
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

All roads lead to Rockhampton: new work by Elena Churilova
22 April -  4 June 2017
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Da Vinci Machines
18 March - 21 May 2017
On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence

Finding Fairweather
4 March - 12 November 2017
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Beautifully Mundane: Michelle Black | Clare Ford | Peta Lloyd | Belinda McGrath
25 January - 16 April 2017

A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

The Gabori Sisters: Gathering by the Sea on tour
14 January - 23 April 2017
Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) regional tour

Towers of Tomorrow
10 December 2016 – 25 March 2017
A Sydney Living Museums exhibition

Geo-Pop-Op
19 November 2016 - 26 February 2017
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

The Twilight of Thought and Sensation - Maaret Sinkko
29 October 2016 - 22 January 2017

A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

2016

The Reef
Ken Done

15 October – 27 November 2016
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

My Country: I still call Australia home
contemporary art from black Queensland

15 October – 27 November 2016
A Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art travelling exhibition

Erin Dunne
Love Letters to Central Queensland

6 August – 23 October 2016
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Snapshot
Photographic Highlights from the collection

9 September - 9 October 2016
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Creative Generation Excellence awards in visual art
Central Queensland regional exhibition 2016

10 September – 9 October 2016

Cream
Four Decades of Australian Art

26 March 2016 - 8 January 2017
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

The Gold Award 2016
23 July – 4 September 2016
The Gold Award is a joint initiative of Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust, Rockhampton Art Gallery and Rockhampton Regional Council

Absence, presence: Saraji landscapes
4 June to 17 July 2016
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7
4 June to 17 July 2016

A Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art exhibition

The Adventures of William Yaxley
9 April to 29 May 2016
A Rockhampton Art Gallery touring exhibition

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015
20 February to 3 April 2016
A National Portrait Gallery touring exhibition

Cream
Four Decades of Australian Art

Touring until February 2016
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition toured by Museum and Gallery Services Queensland

The Reef: Ken Done
15 October to 27 November 2016
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

My Country: II still call Australia home
contemporary art from black Queensland

15 October to 27 November 2016
A Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art travelling exhibition

2015

Right Here, Right Now: contemporary art from the collection
12 December 2015 – 20 March 2016
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Fantastic Worlds
12 December 2015  – 14 February 2016
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Rockhampton: the forgotten port city
11 July – 25 October 2015
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Bimblebox: art-science-nature
29 August – 15 October 2015
A touring exhibition partnered by Museums & Galleries Queensland and Redland Art Gallery in association with Bimblebox Nature Refuge

Bodywork: Australian Jewellery 1970 – 2012
18 July – 23 August  2015
A National Gallery of Australia exhibition

Peta Lloyd
The Crocodile Series
18 July – 23 August 2015

A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Sojourn into Arcadia
Ainslie McMahon and Veronika Zeil

18 July – 23 August 2015
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing: from book to flim
30 May – 12 July 2015
An Australian Centre for the Moving Image exhibition

Alex Seton
Last Resort
30 May – 12 July 2015
Developed in partnership with McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery and Linden New Art

Moving House
Susan & Peter O'Doherty

16 May – 28 June 2015

Dreaming of Deco: Style in the Modern Age
28 March – 24 May 2015

A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Women of the Gallery
7 March – 10 May 2015

A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

The Bayton Award 2015
14 February – 15 March 2015
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Do You See What I See?
20 December 2015 – 1 March 2015
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

2014

SNAP! Crocodile Culture
6 December 2014 – 8 February 2015
A Rockhampton Art Gallery Exhibition

Deck the Walls: Great Art Gifts for the Holiday Season
8 November – 14 December 2014

A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War
11 October – 30 November 2014

An Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition

Recent Acquisitions 2014: Rockhampton Art Gallery collection
21 June – 2 November 2014
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Creative Generations Excellence Awards in Visual Art
6 September – 5 October 2014

The Gold Award 2014
4 July – 31 August 2014
The Gold Award is a joint initiative of Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust, Rockhampton Art Gallery and Rockhampton Regional Council

Get Wrecked
John Gollings and Great Keppel Island
3 May – 29 June 2014
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Some Kind of Wonderful
80s Fashion from the Darnell Collection
3 May – 29 June 2014
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Strange Arrangements
Abstract prints from the Collection
28 March – 15 June 2014
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

The Wandering
Moving Images from the MCA collection
7 February – 23 March 2014
A Museum of Contemporary Art Australia travelling exhibition

Ah Xian
Metaphysica
7 February – 23 March 2014
A QAGOMA touring exhibition

Our Friends
Acquisitions by The Friends of Rockhampton Art Gallery
7 February – 23 March 2014
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

2013

Lynley Dodd
A Retrospective

30 November 2013 – 9 February 2014
A Tauranga Art Gallery, New Zealand, travelling exhibition

Ever Present
Photographs from the Collection 1850–1975
22 November 2013 – 2 February 2014
A QAGOMA touring exhibition

Under my Skin
Contemporary Australian Photography from the Corrigan Collection
4 October – 24 November 2013
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Creative Generations
Excellence Awards in Visual Art
14 September – 13 October 2013

A Stranger in Town
Rhett Brewer's Rockhampton
23 August – 29 September 2013

A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Recovery
The Flood Objects Project
23 August – 29 September 2013

Noel Brady: Re-tuning the Goanna
9 August – 8 September 2013
An Artslink Queensland exhibition

Desert Psychedelic
Jimmy Pike
12 July – 18 August 2013
An Artisan travelling exhibition, toured by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland

Murri Girls Into Art
12 July – 18 August 2013
A Creative Capricorn Initiative

The Sea
Works from the Rockhampton Art Gallery Collection
14 June – 4 August 2013
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

The Bayton Award 2013
For Central Queensland Artists

8 June – 7 July 2013
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor
100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories

12 April – 19 May 2013
An Artisan travelling exhibition, toured by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland

Another Place
Michele Kershaw

12 April – 19 May 2013
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Stars of the Tokyo Stage
Natori Shunsen’s kabuki actor prints

1 March – 19 May 2013
A National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition

The Prince
Michael Zavros

Rockhampton Art Gallery 16 February – 7 April 2013
Griffith University Art Gallery 24 May – 7 July 2013

A Rockhampton Art Gallery travelling exhibition sponsored by Lexus of Rockhampton

2012

Kagi Gift
30 November 2012 – 24 February 2013
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

All I Need is Everything
23 November 2012 – 27 January 2013
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

Sam Jinks
24 November 2012 – 27 January 2013
A Shepparton Art Museum touring exhibition

Sporting Heroes
Legends of Sport from central Queensland

10 August – 7 October 2012
A Rockhampton Art Gallery exhibition

League of Legends
100 years of Rugby League in Australia

12 October – 25 November 2012
A National Museum of Australia travelling exhibition

Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art and Design
24 August – 30 September 2012

The Moderns
Highlights from the Queensland Art Gallery Collection

5 October – 18 November
A Queensland Art Gallery touring exhibition

Lloyd Rees
5 October – 18 November 2012
A Queensland Art Gallery touring exhibition

The Gold Award 2012
1 June - 12 August 2012
The Gold Award is a joint initiative of Rockhampton Art Gallery Trust, Rockhampton Art Gallery and Rockhampton Regional Council