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An art quilt 'Crown Of Thorns' textile made by Suzanne Lyle in 2020 design is mainly reds, black, yellow and white, an abstract design inspired by the crown of thorns plant.

Crown of Thorns, 2020

42cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Art quilt, cotton fabric and cotton thread


Tripod Family-Anna Ashton

Winter Light I & II

This exhibition Winter Light I & Winter Light II provided a snapshot into the creative energy of visual artists living in the northern and southern parts of the Central Goldfields Shire.

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2021 Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition

Contemporary textile artists participated in the 6th Biennial Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Exhibition. One quilt was selected for the Central Goldfields Art Gallery’s permanent collection and the winner received $3,000. The Golden Textures Award celebrates the region’s long connection with textiles.

Brylee Howlett, Glazed Ceramic Sculpture 2022 VCE student Highview College Maryborough Vic

VCE Art and Design 2022

An exhibition showcasing the artwork of VCE Art and Design students from Maryborough Education Centre and Highview College. Students have used a wide range of mediums and explored many topics to produce interesting and unique art works, we are proud to celebrate and support the creativity of these students and provide them a venue to display their work to the public.

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COMMUNITY ART - Birdsville Mail -The Badger by Keith Miller 2019 a mixed media miniature of a vintage truck and its load

Community Art Exhibition: Showcasing local talent

An annual exhibition showing the diverse artistic talent of the Central Goldfields Shire, Avoca and Natte Yallock residents.

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A bronze sculpture of an echidna by Dean Bowen

Ladder to the stars: Dean Bowen sculptures 

The Dean Bowen sculpture exhibition 'Ladder to the Stars' will showcase a diverse range of Dean's artworks.

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Aunty Kath Nicholls and Aunty Marilyne Nicholls

An exhibition featuring artwork by some members of the Wartaka who led the creative design of the Gallery's Indigenous garden.

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Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Award

An exhibition of contemporary art quilts with an acquisitive award.

Vintage photo of the Maryborough War Memorial outside the post office building in Clarendon Street Maryborough

Immortals − Clayton Tremlett

Immortals - Clayton Tremlett. A Portrait Study of Digger Memorials in the state of Victoria

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Christopher Orr – Hidden in plain sight


Fiona Somerville – Landscape

Paintings by Talbot artist Fiona Somerville who draws her inspiration from historic buildings in and around the Central Victorian landscape in this collection of new work.

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Virtual Reality Exhibition

Terminus: Jess Johnson & Simon Ward


Visting information for the Central Goldfields Art Gallery

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Exhibition of artwork by VCE students from Highview College and Maryborough Education Centre in Maryborough Victoria.

Natural Variations - a series of ceramic pots by Belinda MIchael

Our Collection

Central Goldfields Art Gallery's permanent collection is based around works of art that relate to the Central Goldfields region from landscapes to textile art.

Art quilt by Sue Reid, titled 'Australia Print' a finger print designe that has been hand coloured and hand-embroidered with indigenous motifs CGAG.0148


Help Central Goldfields Art Gallery grow and develop by giving a donation or offering to help with the many programs we have on offer.

Tiffany Titshall - Drowned Lands (detail), 2021 acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper.

Echo in the Hollow – Tiffany Titshall

Susan Mathews, Coastal Life 2, 2013, quilted textile

Contemporary Art Quilts

An exhibition of past winners of the Golden Textures Contemporary Art Quilt Award that for part of the Gallery's permanent collection.

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Gallery Receives Award

Thursday October 12th, 2023

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Strategic Vision for our Gallery

Thursday February 1st, 2024



An exploration of the multiplicity of love through the visual arts

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The Central Goldfields Art Gallery is located in the heart of Central Victoria − in Maryborough, Victoria. Central Goldfields Shire Council acknowledges and extends appreciation for the Dja Dja Wurrung People, the Traditional Owners of the land that we are on. We pay our respects to leaders and Elder’s past, present and emerging for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and the hopes of all Dja Dja Wurrung People. We express our gratitude in the sharing of this land, our sorrow for the personal, spiritual and cultural costs of that sharing and our hope that we may walk forward together in harmony and in the spirit of healing. Located in the historic former Fire Station building built in 1861, the Gallery was opened in 1996. Featuring a diverse program of regularly changing exhibitions, including works from the permanent collection, curated exhibitions and touring exhibitions. The Gallery is owned and operated by the Central Goldfields Shire Council. The Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. Free Entry.

Tenar Dwyer, Wonder Woman 2024

Women on Women

Women artists in this exhibition explore the many challenges still facing women in today’s society.

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Craig Barrett, Mullock Heap, Madam Berry #3, oil on linen

Philip Adams, Craig Barrett and Jackie Gorring

Group show of contemporary central Victotian artists including sculptural works and paintings.


Central Goldfields Art Gallery offer Education and public programs, including artist talks and school holiday programs, are offered throughout the year.



The Central Goldfields Art Gallery is located in Maryborough, Victoria Australia and features a diverse program of regularly changing exhibitions, including works from the permanent collection, curated exhibitions and touring exhibitions.

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Artist Talks: A sense of place – 10:30am Wed 5 June 2024

Thursday May 23rd, 2024

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FEARLESS – Flossie Pietsch


Emergent – VCE 2024

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In Solitude

For kids

School holiday programs at Central Gold Fields Art Gallery, we host hands-on, low cost and fun activities during the school holidays.

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Phone: (+61 3) 5461 6600

Old Fire Station
1 Neill Street Maryborough, Victoria

Opening Hours
Thursday to Sunday 10am–4pm

The Gallery will be closed on ANZAC Day and Good Friday.

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Supported by the Australian Government's Culture, Heritage and Arts Regional Tourism (CHART) program.

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Central Goldfields Art Gallery is situated on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung and pays respect to Elders past and present and emerging.