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About HBRG

Hervey Bay Regional Gallery (HBRG) is a destination gallery, featuring a curated programme hosting national touring exhibitions alongside our own internally curated shows, focusing on hyper-local themes with a universal meaning for contemporary audiences, local and visiting alike. 

  • The Fraser Coast Regional Council is made up of two major cities, being Hervey Bay and Maryborough with an estimated population of more than 107,000 residents. The geographical area of the region covers 7,125km2 from the Gunalda Range in the south, Biggenden to the west and Burrum Heads in the North on the mainland, extending further to the north and east to include the world renowned K’gari (Fraser Island).

    The region is renowned for being the first World Whale Heritage Site, and is host to migratory humpback whales from July to October annually. Located off the coast of Hervey Bay is K’gari (Fraser Island), the world’s largest sand island and home to unique sand dune rainforests and ecosystems, as well as being a site of Significance to the Badtjala people.

  • HBRG has recently released our 2022-2026 Strategic Plan which details our specific targets to create an inclusive and diverse gallery for all Fraser Coast residents and visitors to enjoy.

    HBRG has worked alongside the Butchulla community in developing the strategic plan with a vision of respecting that the gallery's stands on Butchulla country. Our programming aims to connect our audience with Butchulla community and storytelling. 

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  • Fraser Coast Regional Council has an established art collection that focuses on contemporary Australian art including a rich representation from artists of our region. The Collection is managed by the Hervey Bay Regional Gallery.

  • The Fiona Foley Artist Residency is an invitational biennial artist residency program hosted by Hervey Bay Regional Gallery in conjunction with Dr Fiona Foley. Selected artists are invited to spend time on the mainland and on K'gari, often informing a project at the gallery. Residency artists include Brian Fuata (2022), and Keg de Souza (2023), and Mia Boe (2024).