• 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

We are made of star stuff
Jennifer Hawkins
01 September–01 October

Jennifer Hawkins uses installation to develop symbols simplified to their essence, then works the detail by hand so that each piece is different. And she likes to make big statements.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Our Maritime Heritage
Presented by Heritage Network East Gippsland
01 October–30 October

Past Exhibitions

Portrait Exhibition–Face to Face
28 July–27 August (West Gallery)

ten artists from Bungalook Studio

Rose Coloured Glasses–Become oblivious to the negative
28 July–27 August (East Gallery)

discovered and uncovered by students of the Rhonda Gray Art School

Community Events and Activities



Past Events and Activities

Artist Floor Talk
Margaret Fox and Jenny Romano
Saturday 2 July 2016 11.30am

Artist Demonstration
Sale Lacemakers
Saturday 9 July 2016 11am

Creative Gippsland

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

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.


Position: Art Gallery Director/Curator

An exciting opportunity exists for a creative, energetic and experienced Gallery Director/Curator.

.74 EFT p/wk - Comm. Sept./Oct 2016

Applications close: Friday 16 September 2016


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 July–December

EGAG Calendar_Jul_Dec_2016

Books Award 

East Gippsland Art Gallery's Award for Artist Books

“revolutionise the form of the book”

Featured Artists


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

Love East Gippsland Community Tapestry

8–20 August 2016

Renowned tapestry weaver Jennifer Sharpe to create a tapestry with members from the community.

MOSAIC Workshop with Deborah Halpern

Saturday and Sunday 16 and 17 July 2016

East Gippsland Art Gallery is proud to present a two day workshop with artist Deborah Halpern.

Deborah Halpern is a sculptor, mosaic artist and ceramic artist, notable for her prominent and popular works of public art.

Places are limited.


Life Drawing After Hours at the Gallery

Tue 19 and Thu 21 July

For 2 nights only
Special one off event with professional life model Bea.
Bookings essential - places limited


Basket weaving demonstration

Saturday 18 June 10am–12noon

Drop in to East Gippsland Art Gallery between 10am and 12pm to catch a free basket weaving demonstration with Susan Martin, a Gunai woman from Orbost.

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.