BUNDABERG REGIONAL ART GALLERY
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery - Art Collector
|Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery exterior|
|The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery is a large multi-purpose visual arts facility showcasing exhibitions drawn from local, state, national and international artists. The gallery houses three very distinctive exhibition spaces including The Vault, a contemporary installation art space. The gallery’s gift shop stocks only artworks handmade by artisans from within the Bundaberg Regional Council region. The first floor of the gallery features an access studio used as a workshop and community events space, as well as an artist in residence apartment for use by local and visiting artists.|
The gallery has a unique history with the building starting life as Customs House in 1902. From 1921 onwards the building was occupied by the Commonwealth Bank, then in 1978 it was purchased by the then Bundaberg City Council and utilised as the library. The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery (then known as the Bundaberg Art Centre) opened in 1995.
|The Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery’s permanent collection comprises four sub-collections, amounting to over 400 works across all art forms. In 2008 the gallery developed an overall collection focus on landscapes.|
In selecting works for the collection, the Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery seeks to enrich an understanding of the history of the Bundaberg region, in an effort to conserve its heritage for future generations.
|Upcoming exhibition Highlights include Collectamania, open from 13 September 2014 to 26 October 2014, featuring the private collections of community members from the Bundaberg region; Transparent: Watercolour in Queensland 1850s to 1980s, open from 13 December to 1 February 2015, which features watercolours held in the gallery’s collection; and the National Photographic Prize from the National Portrait Gallery, open from 9 December 2014 to 31 January 2015.|
|Patrons can subscribe to the gallery's e-newsletter during their visit or by completing a subscription form online..|
Patrons can also apply to be part of the gallery’s volunteer program by contacting the gallery by phone or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery offers visitors the following facilities: |
|Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery|
1 Barolin Street, Corner Quay Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670
|Phone: 07 4130 4750|
|Fax: 07 4151 2725|
|Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 3pm|