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Gladstone Art Gallery

Expansion of the heritage listed gallery and museum building included additional gallery and exhibition spaces and a public artist studio and teaching area.

  • Client Gladstone City Council
  • Type Expansion
  • Location Gladstone, Queensland
  • Industry Cultural
  • Completion 2003

The scope of the project sought not to alter the external appearance or function of this former town hall building. The new gallery wing provides a contemporary contrast to the original structure.

Level changes across the site provide an opportunity to elevate the new gallery. Supporting functions are located below and are recessed, visually reducing the mass of the new wing. A dedicated administration area and multi-function studio space can open into a terrace and courtyard for larger functions.

The façade of the new wing incorporates work by a local artist Margaret Worthington depicting Gladstone.

Awards

  • RAIA (Queensland Architectural Awards) - Public Building - Cultural Building Category - High Commendation
  • RAIA (Central Coast Chapter) - Commendation