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Photo of QAG 1982

Queensland Art Gallery marks 30 years at South Bank

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of the Queensland Art Gallery opening at South Bank.


From modest beginnings in 1895 across a series of temporary locations, the Queensland Art Gallery found a permanent home along the river on June 21, 1982. Since then 13 million people have visited the gallery, browsing, interacting and finding inspiration and wonderment from the exquisite works that have coloured QAG’s walls.

To celebrate, a two-week program of talks and tours with curatorial staff will delve into aspects of the gallery’s significant and beloved collection. Learn how the collection has grown over the past 30 years or hear architect Robin Gibson discuss QAG’s architectural process through an illustrated talk.

With preparation for the landmark exhibition Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado currently underway, what better time to celebrate the foundations of Brisbane’s now thriving, world-class art scene.

Image: A view of the Queensland Art Gallery, 1982

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