Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery

Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area

Established in 1938, Toowoomba has the oldest public art gallery in regional Queensland. The new gallery opened in 1994 and is owned and maintained by Toowoomba Regional Council.

The Gallery is the permanent home to the Lionel Lindsay Art Gallery and Library. Assembled by Toowoomba resident, the late Mr William Bolton MBE, this collection features over 400 significant Australian artworks by such artists as Lionel, Daryl and Ruby Lindsay, Phillips Fox, McCubbin and more. The Library comprises rare books and manuscripts, including letters written by explorer Ludwig Leichhardt.

The Fred and Lucy Gould art collection also features, consisting of antique furniture, fine porcelain and glassware, gold and silverware, and other items mostly from Europe, Asia and Australia. The works date from 1700s to 1930s.

The City Collection focuses on twentieth century Australian paintings, drawings, photographs, ceramics, small scale sculpture and jewellery with emphasis on works by regional artists with regional themes.

The Gallery has an extensive program. Contemporary exhibitions change monthly, while historical exhibitions change three times a year. The Gallery aims to provide diversity of educational activities to complement the exhibition program.

The Gallery Shop offers a variety of interesting gifts and the work of regional and interstate artists.

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Ruthven Street
Next to the City Hall
Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
Queensland
Australia

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In Search of Ancient Queensland

East Toowoomba, Toowoomba Area
From AU$6.50 - 12.50
4 February – 31 December 2017
The story of ancient Queensland is written in the rocks and landscapes that form our modern environment and in an outstanding, but incomplete, fossil record that offers tantalising glimpses of the past.

This Is My Heritage

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Toowoomba Area
From AU$25.00 - 25.00
Weekly from 14 – 15 December 2017
Australian Anti Ice Campaign has partnered up with Stonestreet Coaches to offer this Christmas Lights Bus Tour a magical journey around the streets of Toowoomba in a luxury coach. This tour has five available dates to choose from.

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31 December 2017
Kick you boots off for a night you won't forget. With a buffet, open bar, late night burger bar and live music all night there is no better way to kick start the new year. Best of all, you can stay onsite in your tent or caravan so there is no need to worry about getting a cab or driving home!

Summer Tunes - Toowoomba

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Crows Nest Day

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Free Entry
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Easter at the Woolshed is a fun filled weekend with activities for all ages! In 2018 they have bundled all these fun activities together with your camping to make it even easier to enjoy your weekend with them!
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