University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery
UniSC Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
Noel Robinson Architects Collaborative. Redevelopment by UniSC.
The University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery is a space of exchange where artists, ideas and community come together. Located at UniSC Sunshine Coast campus, the Art Gallery presents exhibitions of contemporary art, delivers programs and educational activities, and is responsible for developing and caring for the UniSC Art Collection — the largest public collection of art in the region.
The Art Gallery first operated from the ground floor of the award-winning Paul Thomas Library designed by John Mainwaring and Associates. In 2004, a purpose-built space designed by Noel Robinson Architects opened. Facing north-east onto a courtyard, the Gallery featured double height ceilings, a copper sheathed facing wall and a simple skillion roof.
To cater for larger professional exhibitions and the growing university Art Collection, the Art Gallery was redeveloped by UniSC in 2020. Informed by industry standards for the display and care of contemporary art, the Art Gallery now consists of two exhibition spaces with a combined area of 300sqm, 80sqm of custom art storage, a reception area and curatorial staff offices.