Goulburn Bustle, curated by Jennifer Lamb OAM, Jane Cush and Gina Mobayed. Image: Supplied
Alex Seton, The Great Escape, installation view. Image: Supplied
Of The Sun, 2019, installation view. Image: Supplied
Barbara Cleveland, Thinking Business, installation view. Image: Supplied
Art Club in David Ryrie's Otherwise Arbitrary Moments. Image: Supplied
James Lieutenant and Kate Vassallo, Lilac Walk, 2018. Image: Supplied
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
About the Gallery
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery is located in Goulburn’s bustling CBD. The Gallery presents a rolling program of exhibitions from living Australian and international artists, across three exhibition spaces. It hosts talks, panels, a year-round learning program for young people and an outreach program for the rural and remote community. When visiting the Gallery, you’ll see what artists are making now, and be challenged by the ideas of today. The Gallery Store features local, sustainable and artisan objects from a range of makers and artists working in Goulburn and beyond. Admission to the Gallery is free. Goulburn Regional Art Gallery celebrates 40 years in 2022.
Our permanent collection holds over 505 works. The nucleus of our collection was the Moffitt Bequest in the mid-1950s and included two works by Roy de Maistre. In 2019 another two beautiful paintings ‘Merry Making’ and ‘Harvest Home’ underwent extensive conservation and were discovered to be original Dutch paintings from early 16th Century. The collection is also a diverse and rich blueprint of contemporary artistic practices that have been connected to the Gallery’s exhibition program in some way. It spans textiles, video, ceramics, painting, works on paper and includes works by Ben Quilty, Alex Seton, Katthy Cavaliere, Jennifer Kenmarre Martiniello, Jasper Knight and Sharon Adamson.
The Window is a dedicated micro space to present works from our collection. In November 2020, the Gallery’s Permanent Collection was deemed of National Significance.
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery dedicates its program to living artists, both national and local, and encourages lively conversation around their work. It commissions new work and encourages audiences to consider contemporary art from new perspectives. Education programs are directly inspired by the conceptual ideas within the exhibitions.
Every two years the Gallery awards The Good Initiative, an ongoing $20,000 investment in artists. It is responsive, evolving at each announcement. This initiative has been made possible by an ongoing pledge from an individual who makes an extraordinary, ongoing commitment to living Australian artists.
The Goulburn Art Award is held biennially for local artists and awards prizes for the overall winner, the People’s choice and the Young Artist Award. A guest judge is invited each year.
The Gallery has three exhibition spaces — the main space heroes new work, Gallery 2 is dedicated to local artists. The Window presents works from the permanent collection. Every exhibition transforms the Gallery and encourages the exploration of new ideas, mediums and work. Expect to see contemporary art across each of our spaces.