The Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum was established in 1985 and is a community cultural initiative funded by the Gladstone Regional Council. It is dedicated to promoting art and heritage for the communities of the Gladstone Region and Central Queensland and act as custodians for the preservation and display of the region's history and cultural heritage.
Housed in the Heritage Listed old Gladstone Town Hall with a purpose-built extension, the Gallery & Museum is linked by a glass bridge walkway that accommodates the 19th Century marble statue of the region's namesake, William Ewart Gladstone. The historic Town Hall building was erected during the Economic Depression in 1934, while the new O'Connell wing was added in 2003 and boasts a dramatic aluminium and stainless steel installation on its façade, 151°16' E 23°50' S. This wonderful sculptural artwork is by local artist, Margaret Worthington, and is inspired by the harbour and shipping charts of Port Curtis.
Entry to the Gallery & Museum is via Goondoon Street, where ramp access is available. A loading bay is located at the rear of the building which can be accessed via Bramston Street. Ample off-street parking is available behind the Gallery & Museum on Oaka Lane.
The Gallery & Museum includes four exhibition spaces known as Town Hall Gallery, Front Gallery, Museum Room and O'Connell Space. Exhibitions of art and history are shown throughout these spaces and are continually transformed every 6 to 8 weeks. The building's four exhibition spaces are on ground level with a workshop studio space accessible downstairs with lift access. All areas are wheelchair and pram friendly.
For more information about the Heritage Listed Gladstone Town Hall building and the region's namesake, William Ewart Gladstone, visit the Education page of this site. If you would like to speak with a staff member about the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum, contact us to organise a meeting.
The Gallery & Museum is supported by the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum Society. More information on this dedicated group of individuals and the Society's role within the community can be found on the GRAGM Society page.