HBRG FAQs

Current Visitor Information for Hervey Bay Regional Gallery (HBRG)

COVID-19

HBRG is operating in line with current COVIDSafe Public Health Directives.

  • A. No, as of 1am on Thursday 14 April, 2022 the Queensland Government no longer excludes non-vaccinated persons from entering government owned galleries.

  • A. No, as of 1am on Thursday 14 April, 2022 you are no longer required to use the CheckIn Qld app to register when entering this venue.

  • A. Currently masks are not required, but you are welcome to wear one. Please maintain the 1.5m physical distancing rule.

  • A. Yes, of course. We do request that children are supervised at all times while in the Gallery space, and they adhere to the 1.5m physical distancing rules.

Opening Hours and Charges

  • A. Admission to the Gallery is free; however, donations are always welcomed. On occasion, there may be a fee for workshops or classes.

Exhibitions and Events

  • A. Visit our What's on section for information on current exhibitions, displays and events.

  • A. HBRG's exhibition program is entirely curated and exhibitions are by invitation only. Our exhibiton schedule is planned three to four years in advance. This enables us to deliver exhibitions that are well researched and of the highest quality.

    Artists and community groups are welcome to contact the gallery and keep us up to date with their current projects and tours.

    Our sister Gallery Gatakers Artspace, located at 311 Kent Street, Maryborough, is available to hire. Visit their website for more information.

    HBRG can be contacted at regionalgallery@frasercoast.qld.gov.au.

Volunteers

  • A. Yes. Volunteers contribute to the day-to-day smooth running of HBRG. If you have a love of customer service and the arts then we would love to hear from you! HBRG recruits volunteers on an ongoing basis. For more information visit Volunteer Program.

Artwork Valuation and Conservation

  • A. HBRG is currently finalising our collection policy and it will be available on our website shortly. For further queries, please email us at regionalgallery@frasercoast.qld.gov.au.

  • A. You can visit the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) which is the professional body for conservation practice in Australia. Here you will find information about conservation, including caring for your artwork or collections, projects being undertaken or how to become a trained conservator.

General Information

  • HBRG regularly hosts touring exhibitions alongside our own inhouse curated shows focussing on hyper-local themes. To see what is currently on display, as well as upcoming exhibitions, visit our What's On page. Our program is supported by displays from the Fraser Coast Regional Council Fine Arts Collection.

  • A. Yes, visitors are permitted to take photographs with hand-held devices in non-restricted public areas within HBRG for personal use only. The use of tripods, flash or additional lighting is not permitted. Images photographed under this policy cannot be reproduced, displayed on personal websites, or used commercially.

    Some areas of the Gallery and/or some temporary exhibitions may, at various times, be excluded from this policy. These areas will display signage at the entrance of the exhibition or gallery space advising of the photography restrictions. 

    For more information on our photography and video policy please visit here.

  • A. Yes, pencil only (no ink, oil paint, watercolours – chalk-based products and charcoal are not permitted in the Gallery spaces as dust picked up by the air-conditioning may damage artworks). Easels or stools are not permitted while sketching – use a hand held pad of paper, the maximum size sketchbook allowed in the Gallery is the A3 size. For groups of three or more, please contact regionalgallery@frasercoast.qld.gov.au to make a booking.

  • A. No, food and beverage are not permitted in the exhibition galleries. This precaution ensures that artworks on display are protected against accidental and costly damage.

  • A.  Some works are behind glass as a precaution measure to protect the surface from accidental handling or damage. It helps to preserve works for future generations.

  • A. The materials that make up an artwork last longer in cooler temperatures. In addition, fluctuations in temperature could have damaging effects on many of the works on display. That is why the temperature within HBRG is maintained at specific constant levels that accord with international art museum standards to ensure that all works are displayed in the best possible environment that reduces the risk of damage.

  • A. Yes, HBRG Public WiFi can be accessed by requesting a password from the front counter.