The opening of Royal Park on 17 September 2011 as a dedicated Art Gallery, has provided a unique opportunity to engage with contemporary and historical art and design. The refurbished galleries, featuring both long-term and temporary exhibitions, provide a destination in which to enjoy the richness and diversity of the QVMAG fine art and design collections that are a vibrant part of this city’s heritage and contemporary culture.
See works from our fine art and decorative arts collections including selected works from the extensive colonial art collection that have not been displayed for some time. From John Glover painting around the Deddington district in the 1840s, Hugh Ramsay and Tom Roberts visiting and being inspired by the breath-taking natural environment right on our City's doorstep, to Bea Maddock and Philip Wolfhagen painting the landscape today, Launceston, through the QVMAG can be justifiably proud of its ongoing contribution to the nation's visual culture.
Download Arts Tasmania's 21 Objects - 21 Stories exhibition documentary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5B-yhKaY7U
Volunteer Art Gallery Guides provide free tours every Sunday at 12 noon and 2pm (with the exception of Sundays which have a Gallery Guide's Conversation about Art). Everyone is welcome, and both large and small groups are invited to attend.
Pre-booked Tours for Groups and Conferences
Thematic tours led by QVMAG Art Gallery Guides or Curatorial staff can be arranged for groups of seven or more. A minimum of two weeks' notice is required. Please call 03 6323 3798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Fees apply.
Bea Maddock - The Artist
Bea Maddock (born 1934) is one of Tasmania’s most highly regarded contemporary artists. Please follow the link for works of art donated by the artist to the Art Collection of the Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery http://qvmag.qvmag.tas.gov.au/bm/pages/page01.html.
The Bea Maddock Catalogue Raisonne Volume 1 1951–1983 is available to purchase from the Museum and Art Gallery Shops or by downloading the Shop Order form. The book, which retails for $79, includes a listing of all 918 works of art created by the artist between 1951–1983 and is accompanied by a DVD of over 1000 images of the artist's work.
ArtRage is an annual initiative of the QVMAG which draws on folios of work of Tasmanian Certificate of Education students. A diverse, vibrant and often provocative exhibition which offers insights into some of the pressing issues currently facing young people today. ArtRage is also a unique opportunity to view a multi disciplinary student exhbition. ArtRage is presented by the Queen Victoria Art Gallery and the College Art Teachers of Tasmania.
Download the ArtRage 2015 Collection catalogue (please note the large file).
Download the ArtRage 2014 Collection catalogue (please note the large file).
Download the ArtRage 2013 Collection catalogue (please note the large file).