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Hervey Bay Regional Gallery

Address: 161 Old Maryborough Road, Pialba
Telephone: 41974210

Public programs

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery offers a range of interesting and interactive public programs for visitors. These include artist's talks, tours and demonstrations, community displays related to exhibition themes and activities that encourage visitors to interact with the artworks and exhibitions, or to share their experiences on various topics.

The gallery also caters for its smallest visitors with a range of fun children's activities, including craft/art making, art trails, activity booklets, colouring in, giveaways and competitions.

Tours/group visits

Visits by tours and larger groups are welcomed at Hervey Bay Regional Gallery. Staff can arrange exhibition talks tailored to your group and even morning/afternoon teas for pre-booked visits if required. Clean and well-serviced public toilets, including a toilet with access for people with disabilities, are available. A cafe is located within the adjacent University of Southern Queensland Fraser Coast Campus facility and is open weekdays. To find out more or to make a booking, please contact the gallery on 4197 4210 or email regionalgallery@frasercoast.qld.gov.au.

Education

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery staff aim to provide quality experiences in the visual arts for visitors, including programs aimed specifically at education groups at all levels. All facets of the education program aim to encourage students to think about the question, "What is art?", to broaden their perspectives on art making, and to become familiar with a framework on which to discuss and critique art works.

Tours, talks and activities organised for children and students will focus on:

  • Individual artists and their arts practices, eg backgrounds and development, inspirations, motivations, themes and aims;
  • The individual artworks, eg themes, media and techniques;
  • The elements and principles of art, eg line, shape, texture, balance, depth, movement etc.;
  • The gallery environment, eg artwork handling, exhibition installation/demount, behaviour in the gallery, operational details.

For further information on education services,go to the Education Menu on this website. For further information, contact the gallery on 4197 4210 or email regionalgallery@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

Shopping

A range of original and unique artworks are offered for sale through Hervey Bay Regional Gallery. Artworks featuring in exhibitions during the year are often made available for sale by the artist. Purchasers are asked to pay a 10% deposit to secure their chosen work. The artworks are required to remain in the gallery until the exhibition period finishes. Transport of artworks to other areas can be arranged for visitors who live outside the Fraser Coast region.

Travelling and local exhibitions at times also offer small souvenirs, quality catalogues and other related merchandise for sale to visitors.

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery has recently opened its new-look Gallery Shop, a small retail area designated for general items not related to exhibitions. The Gallery Shop has a great range of quality prints, cards, diaries, books and artworks by local artists, including Robyn Finlayson, Lesley Dahl, John Magor, Carol Seeger, Peter Meyer, Sarah Mitchell and Graham Naughton.

Celebrate and support your community's artistic spirit while spoiling yourself, a family member or friend with a special gift.

Artists and designers in the Fraser Coast region are invited to submit an expression of interest to provide merchandise for sale. Products must: be of high quality and finely crafted; present original and innovative designs; and have a Queensland or Australian content, theme or flavour.

Contact the gallery on 4197 4210, email regionalgallery@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or call in to 161 Old Maryborough Road, Pialba, for more information.

The Gallery Shop is open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday, during exhibitions.


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