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LOVE Graphic




Until 14 April 2024

Engine Room


An exhibition exploring themes of love in the visual arts.

Love is a source of inspiration for visual artists throughout history.  This exhibition explores love expressed through the themes of love of country, nature, self-love and love between people.  The exhibition is drawn from the Central Goldfields Art Gallery collection and other public collections. 

The exhibition also features photographs by Wal Richards, who photographed weddings in Maryborough and surrounds for nearly 50 years from the from the 1940s.


Wal Richards, wedding photo detail, circa 1950-60s.

Wal Richards, wedding photo (detail), circa 1950-60s.





Coastal Life 2, 2013, a Contemporary art quilt by Susan Mathews

Susan Mathews, Coastal Life 2, 2013. Quilted textile, 108 x148cm. © Susan Mathews



8 February to 3 March 2024

Ramp Space

One of the cultural highlights of the Central Goldfields Art Gallery collection is the nationally celebrated Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Award. Since it commenced in 2011 this prize has been awarded for outstanding contemporary Australian art quilts. 

This exhibition brings together all past winners of the Gallery’s Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Award that form part of the Gallery’s collection.





Painting by Tenar Dwyer, Wonder Woman 2024.

Tenar Dwyer, Wonder Woman, 2024. Oil on hemp linen.



7 Mar 2024 – 16 Jun 2024

Ramp Space

Women artists in this exhibition explore the many challenges still facing women in today’s society. From the Suffragettes to the #metoo movement, this exhibition contributes to the current narrative surrounding gender, sexism and ageism. 

Women on Women (WoW) is curated by Satellite Projects in Melbourne in partnership with Central Goldfields Art Gallery. In response to and in support of the National Gallery of Australia’s recent project “Know My Name”.

The exhibition forms part of celebrations for International Women’s Day on 8 March2024.


Exhibition opening 2pm Saturday 9 March at Central Goldfields Art Gallery. All welcome, refreshments provided, no booking required.



Explore Central Goldfields Art Gallery's Collection Online

We are proud to launch over 100 artworks from Central Goldfield Art Gallery's permanent collection online on Google Arts & Culture. Central Goldfields Art Gallery is one of the the latest Australian partners to join more than 2,000 cultural institutions from over 80 countries across the globe on Google Arts & Culture. Along with images and information about each artwork, viewers can zoom in for close ups (closer than would ever be possible in a physical gallery) and search via medium and colour. The launch of this site is the culmination of 12 months work by Central Goldfields Art Gallery and realisation of the aim of increasing community access to the permanent collection and associated information via this technology. Explore site: HERE

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