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About us

USC Art Gallery is a space of exchange where artists, ideas and community come together.

Located at our Sunshine Coast campus, the Gallery delivers exhibitions, programs and educational activities that are shaped by the University’s commitment to freedom of enquiry and expression. The Gallery is responsible for developing and caring for the University art collection—the largest public collection of art on the Sunshine Coast.

Through innovative research, collecting, curating and learning, we encourage participation and dialogue with and for our community of USC students, staff, researchers, artists, alumni and the public about artistic enquiry and its value.

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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