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USC Art Gallery is a space where art, ideas and community come together.

USC Art Gallery is a space where art, ideas and community come together. Located at the Sunshine Coast campus, the Art Gallery was redeveloped in 2020 establishing itself as the leading public gallery in the region.

The Art Gallery presents a program of exhibitions by leading local, national and international artists that are research-led, enquiry based and shaped by the university’s commitment to enabling opportunities for our communities to participate meaningfully with USC. The exhibition program is supported by an active publishing program that generates new scholarship as well as public programs and educational activities such as lectures, symposia, seminars, workshops and performances that offer opportunities for our diverse communities to access contemporary art and its ideas.

The Art Gallery is also responsible for the USC Art Collection. At over 1000 works—and with many displayed across USC’s multi-campus network—it is a culturally significant asset for the region.

USC Art Gallery is a member of University Art Museums Australia.

Exhibition installation view of Country in Mind 
Curated by Christopher Bassi
USC Art Gallery
7 May to 31 July 2021
Photo: Carl Warner

Our people

USC Art Gallery is part of the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Engagement). The Gallery has an Advisory Committee in place to provide opinion on the implementation of the University’s Art Collection Operational Policy. Gallery operations are led by professional staff and supported by a team of volunteers.


Megan Williams
Manager, Art Gallery

Lou Jaeger
Exhibitions Officer, Art Gallery

Vice-Chancellor's Art Advisory Committee

The role of the Art Advisory Committee is to provide expert, balanced and diverse opinion in the implementation of the University's Art Collection—Operational Policy, and advice on the incorporation of art into our public spaces.

John Mainwaring (Chair) Philanthropist and Director, Hollingdale Mainwaring Architecture
Ferre De Deyne Philanthropist and Managing Director, Big Kart Track
Helena Gulash Principal consultant, Helena Gulash Consulting
Russell Ousley Director, Development Office, USC
Andrew Ryan Director, Facilities Management, USC
Professor Tim Wess
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), USC
Megan Williams Manager, Art Gallery, USC

Volunteer and internship program

USC Art Gallery is supported by a dedicated team of community volunteers who undertake a range of tasks across visitor services, public programs and events.

Internships are available for university students in curatorial, research, collections management, public programming, marketing and records management. Internships can be conducted over a semester or as an intensive block and allow participants to develop new and transferable skills.


If you would like to volunteer or intern with us, please contact Lou Jaeger for further information.

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