The University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery is a space where art, ideas and community come together.
The University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery is a space where art, ideas and community come together. Located at UniSC Sunshine Coast, 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 UniSC. 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 University of the Sunshine Coast Art Collection. At over 1000 works—and with many displayed across UniSC’s multi-campus network—it is a culturally significant asset for our regions.
The Art Gallery is a member of University Art Museums Australia.
The University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery is part of the Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global and Engagement). The Art Gallery has an Advisory Committee in place to advise on implementing the university’s Art Collection Operational Policy. Art Gallery operations are led by professional staff and supported by a team of interns and volunteers.
Vice-Chancellor's Art Advisory Committee
The role of the Art Advisory Committee is to provide expert, balanced and diverse opinions in the implementation of the 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 Kabi Kabi Traditional Owner and principal consultant, Helena Gulash Consulting
Russell Ousley Director, Development Office, UniSC
Andrew Ryan Director, Facilities Management, UniSC
Professor Tim Wess Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), UniSC
Megan Williams Manager, Art Gallery, UniSC
Volunteer and internship program
The 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.