East Gippsland Art Gallery


  • East Gippsland Art Gallery is the focus point for visual arts in East Gippsland.
  • The Gallery showcases an average of 20 exhibitions per year.
  • Exhibitions range across all art forms and media and feature local artists as well as artists from intrastate, interstate and abroad.
  • Point of information for a broad range of activites and the region's arts community, galleries and craft outlets.
  • Available for individual or community group hire.
  • East Gippsland Art Gallery is principally funded by East Gippsland Shire Council and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. 


  • East Gippsland Art Gallery exists to promote, stimulate and develop arts and culture in the East Gippsland Shire through a program of high quality, innovative and accessible exhibitions and activities.
EGAG Current and Upcoming Shows

East Gippsland Art Gallery STRIVES to bring A BOLD arts and culture program TO EAST GIPPSLAND. We invite you to join the Gallery’s circle of supporters and contribute towards THIS GOAL by making a donation to East Gippsland Art Gallery today.


Exhibitions & Events

Current Exhibitions

Fri 6 Nov–Tue 1 Dec

Nagle College Senior students 2015 Fresh Art V


Upcoming Exhibitions

Fri 04 Dec–Tue 22 Dec
Fine Art for Fine Presents

Fine Art for Fine Presents includes sculpture, ceramics, photography, painting, furniture, textiles, glass, prints, jewellery and artist books.

Recent Exhibitions

Thu 1 Oct–Tue 3 Nov
The Ripped Off Archie! Portrait Show
East Gippsland's own portraits of people renown - or not!
West Gallery

Martin Shaw Three well-known Australians
East Gallery

Recent Events and Activities

Art and Life in Cuba

Mary Ann Olding talking about life in Cuba and the cartoons in the exhibition – Coffee and cakes provided.

Calendar July–December

Books Award 

East Gippsland Art Gallery's Award for Artist Books

“revolutionise the form of the book”

Featured Artists

Open Artist Participation

Arts Focus 2016

East Gippsland On Show is calling for entries in Arts Focus 2016. Arts Focus 2016 will highlight the works by our talented East Gippsland artists with a focus on prints, drawings and ceramics. Applications will be accepted between 1-11 March 2016. 


Ripped-off Archie!

East Gippsland’s own portraits of people renown – or not! Rhonda Gray Noel

East Gippsland Art Gallery is pleased to announce the winner of the Ripped Off Archie! Portrait Show People's Choice Award Bairnsdale artist Rhonda Gray for Noel. 


East Gippsland Shire Council 2015 Hal Porter Short Story Competition - 22nd year!

Guidelines and Conditions for 2015 entries

The winner of the 2014 Award was Kerrin O’Sullivan, Melbourne, for Post-Partum.


Recent Workshops

Cartooning Workshops for primary and secondary school age children

Volunteering at East Gippsland Art Gallery

Volunteers are the backbone of East Gippsland Art Gallery

Exhibitor Information

About Us


Gallery Hours:
Tuesday–Friday 10am–4pm
Saturday 10am–2pm
Sunday-Monday CLOSED

Entry is FREE

Address: 2 Nicholson Street Bairnsdale Victoria 3875

Phone: +61 3 5153 1988

Email: click here


Bowls by Liz McCarthy

Make your first stop the Gallery Shop for gifts for all occasions.

The Gallery Shop is a boutique showcase of items created by East Gippsland artists.