• 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.
  • 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.


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 or become a member today.


Exhibitions & Events

Current Exhibitions

19 May–18 June
Wominjeka: A New Beginning
30 Years Koorie Heritage Trust
West Gallery

Wunman Njinde: Contemporary Koorie Art from East Gippsland
East Gallery

Upcoming Exhibitions

Joyful and Triumphant–Christmas in July
24 June - 23 July

An exhibition of works initiated by the Johnston Collection and originally held at Fairhall Exhibition House East Melbourne in late 2015, early 2016. A regional arts initiative celebrating creativity across Gippsland and supported by the East Gippsland Shire Council and Creative Gippsland.

Past Exhibitions

14 April–14May
East Gippsland on Show
Arts Focus Biennial Perpetual Trophy Exhibition

Community Events and Activities


Creative Gippsland

Come and Play - All of May
A celebration of the Arts of Gippsland. With master classes, workshops, artist talks and demonstrations. 


Past Events and Activities

NGV Kids on Tour 2016
19 January - 21 January 2015 | FREE in-gallery activities


Art and Life in Cuba

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


Gippsland jeweller makes pieces out of metal traditionally used in samurai sword handles

Gippsland contemporary jeweller Jill Hermans started working with the metal shibuichi at university, and now her designs using the metal are a popular choice with locals.


Upcoming Artist Opportunities

Autumn at East Gippsland Art Gallery celebrates our landscape and the people who live here with some great exhibitions. Be excited, be inspired and be challenged. Become involved.


Winner of 22nd national East Gippsland Shire Council Hal Porter Short Story Competition 2015 announced

The winner of the $1000 prize for the 22nd national East Gippsland Shire Council Hal Porter Short Story competition is Melbourne writer Amanda Wilson for her short story titled
Mr and Mrs Hopper, Room Eighteen.


Calendar January–June

EGAG Calendar_Jan_June_2016

Books Award 

East Gippsland Art Gallery's Award for Artist Books

“revolutionise the form of the book”

Featured Artists


Develop. A Four–Day Master Class with Glenys Mann

Glenys MannExtend yourself to take your art beyond where you thought you could go. Any artistic medium will be accepted in this workshop.

Fri 20 May – Mon 23 May 2016
from 9am-4pm, tea and coffee provided, BYO lunch
Federation Training Rooms 2.02 and 2.03, Bairnsdale

Open Artist Participation

Ripped-off Archie!

1 Oct - 3 Nov 2015

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. 


Past 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

East Gippsland Art Gallery
2 Nicholson Street
Bairnsdale Victoria 3875

Phone: +61 3 5153 1988

Email: click here

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Jill Hermans Jewellery

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

All items in our Gallery Shop are hand crafted in East Gippsland by individual artists.