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Gold Coast Art Galleries

The Gold Coast with its stunning coastline, brilliant beaches and scenic hinterland is a playground for some very talented artists.  Many artists choose to live by the beach or up in the Gold Coast Hinterland where they have the glories of mother nature as their inspiration and the Gold Coast's beautiful scenery as their backdrop.

These artists show their works (along with national and international pieces) at the many gorgeous art galleries which call the Gold Coast Home. You will find amazing oil on canvas, watercolours, modern collage, photography, sculpture and ceramics to name a few. Many Gold Coast jewellery designers also choose to show in these gallery spaces as well.

Below are some of the primary galleries however this list is by no means exhaustive - find more Gold Coast art galleries here.

HOTA Art gallery
19 Karen Art Gallery
Dust Temple Art Gallery

Gallery at HOTA

The Gallery at HOTA - Home Of The Arts (formerly The Arts Centre) is one of Australia’s most prominent public regional galleries. Each year, the Gallery presents a diverse and dynamic program of exhibitions and events, including local, national and international exhibitions that are generated by the Gallery or displayed as part of a touring schedule.

The Gallery also houses the renowned City Collection of contemporary and historical artworks documenting the character of the Gold Coast as well as the development of Australian art practice. The Gold Coast City Gallery is free however a gold coin donation is welcomed. Open daily from 10am - 5pm.

19 Karen Contemporary Artspace

19 Karen Contemporary Artspace is a foremost gallery for exhibiting, nurturing, and unearthing artists working within the realms of surrealism, pop, lowbrow, comic book, and illustration art. There are regular solo and group exhibitions, held each month, to exclusively showcase the work of some of the most talented emerging Australian and International artists in these fields. 19 Karen is open to the public Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm.

Gallery One

Gallery One is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the Brickworks in Southport. Representing collectable and well known award winning Australian artists, such as Craig Ruddy, David Bromley, Mel Brigg, Cynthia Breusch and numerous others, with a goal of showcasing the best of Australian art and supporting mid-career and established artists through an ever changing exhibition schedule and calendar. Open to the public Monday – Saturday, 9am-5pm, and Sundays 10.30a, to 4pm.

  • Shop 16.02 The Brickworks, 107 Ferry Road, Southport Qld 4215
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Watling Art Services & Art Gallery

Now located at Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. One of Australia's longest running Art Galleries and Art businesses with over 40 years in the Industry. The Art Gallery features an incredibly eclectic mix of art that will delight and captivate the most discerning art enthusiast! Make an appointment for an individually hosted visit at our Burleigh Art Gallery. Watling Art Services continues to offer the most professional services in Fine Art Framing, Art Restoration, Art Appraisal & Art Valuation.

Dust Temple

This contemporary gallery and cafe hosts local, national and international artists, musicians and poets set in a former warehouse. In addition to the gallery, Dust Temple provides a space for artists to come together and create their masterpieces. Come along for a coffee and browse the amazing pieces on display. Open 6.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm on weekends.

Anthea Polson Art

Specialising in contemporary Australian art and sculpture, this gallery represents top emerging Australian artists in addition to major investment works. 

Images courtesy Destination Gold Coast

Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

Things to do and seeOn the Gold Coast in Queensland

Theme Parks

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Free things to do

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary


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