About the Gallery

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About the Gallery


Opening hours

The Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am–4pm.

  • Closed Sundays and public holidays
  • Open to the public, admission free
  • Access is available for people with disabilities
  • School and community groups are most welcome

The Gallery is supported by a team of volunteers and friends.

Visit our Facebook page for more information.

The Gallery

The University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery hosts a range of exhibitions focusing on contemporary art and design practice.

The annual exhibition program includes:

  • new media (including computer-based design)
  • photography
  • painting, drawing and sculpture
  • illustration
  • student exhibitions

The Gallery is situated in the heart of the University campus, with more than half of the annual attendance being educational visitors (USC students and staff, U3A, TAFE, primary and high school students).

Artworks and sculpture can also be viewed around the campus. The University's collection of contemporary Australian Art includes one of the most significant collections of Western and Central Desert Australian Aboriginal Art on the Sunshine Coast.

In 2014, the University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery became a member of University Art Museums Australia (UAMA).

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Copyright: Images of art work on this site are reproduced for the purposes of research and study only. Whilst every effort has been made to trace Copyright holders, we would be grateful for any information concerning Copyright of the images and will withdraw them immediately upon the Copyright holder’s request.

The USC Art Collection

The University of the Sunshine Coast Art Collection exists to enrich the teaching, learning, research and engagement priorities of the University and to cultivate a visual arts resource of excellence with broad cultural importance.

The Art Collection is a primary resource in the creation of a stimulating educational environment that encourages students, staff and visitors in the appreciation of visual art and it contributes to the aesthetics of the campus.

The University's art holdings represent the most significant public art collection in the region, existing as paintings, bark paintings, digital design, textile, prints, glass, animation, ceramic and both large and small-scale sculpture.

Generous support by the Proost-DeDeyne family has also enabled the annual acquisition of outstanding artworks created by high school and USC design students and graduates.

Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS), Sunshine Coast - Young Arts Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students enrolling in second year of study, having completed at least 8 courses in a selection of Arts and Design programs.

Applications open August each year and close end of October each year. Visit the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society scholarships page for an application form and further details.

Please call USC Gallery Assistant Curator Lou Jaeger for further information on +61 7 5456 5746.

Visit the Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies website to find out more.

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