Maryborough Art Society Inc.

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... exhibiting art, crafts and works by local artists in a series of changing displays.

The Maryborough Art Society provides a venue for local and regional artists to showcase their work. Art exhibitions ensure the local district can continue to enjoy the arts. We are proud to display art works by award winning artists in a great variety of styles, sizes and prices.

The Maryborough Art Society is located in the old Winter Garden Theatre Building at 282 Kent Street, Maryborough. The gallery is operated by volunteers, entry to the gallery is free and the premises is wheelchair friendly.

The gallery is open 7 days a week –
Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm
Saturday, 9am to 2pm
Sunday, 9am to 1pm.



This is the last chance to see two wonderful Exhibitions which are currently on display in the Gallery, one by Kevin Rogers and the other by Shanley Barning. These both come down Saturday 30th March 2019. Don't miss them!

An Art Exhibition by Natasha Rowland will be on display in the Gallery from 01 to 30 April 2019. The exhibition called 'A Splash of Tash – a little bit of everything' will open on Saturday morning the 6th April 2019 at 10am. This is Natasha's first exhibition and everyone is looking forward to seeing her wonderful work.

The Maryborough Art Society is going to hold the Maryborough Art Festival Exhibition in the Maryborough Town Hall this year from the 12 to 26 October 2019. Please view the Booklet for more information and for the Conditions of Entry. Once you have decided to enter, please download, fill in and return the Entry Form along with your entry fee(s) for the competition(s) of your choice.

Members Challenges

The Members Challenge No 1 'Miniatures' was well supported and the winner will be announced at an afternoon tea on Saturday afternoon 30th March 2019 commencing at 3.00pm. Thanks to Members for supporting this event and it would be great to see you all on the 30th March.

Please remember that Members Challenge No 2 'Reflections' entries close on Friday 29 March 2019, so hopefully everyone has been busy with their brushes. Please see the latest Newsletter (link is below) for additional information on challenge requirements (Page 4 of Newsletter 1 of 2019). Entries close 11am Fri 29th March. Presentation 3.00pm 27th April.

Check out Page 2 of the same Newsletter for the upcoming Members Challenges for 2019 and get those brushes moving to enter!

Social Groups

'Merry River Art Group', a social painting group meets at the Gallery every Monday afternoon 2.00pm to 5.00pm. So, if you would like to join, you are more than welcome! No joining fee – only $2.00 per week to cover expenses. This is a social Art Group, no tutors, however, we draw on each other's ideas for inspiration and we assist each other where we can. So come along, bring your own art and equipment and enjoy the afternoon, do some art, have a chat and have a cup of tea/coffee.


We are now showcasing our quarterly newsletter for our visitors to view as they are available. Please check back every so often to make sure that you do not miss any of our fantastic news or upcoming events.


The Maryborough Art Society was first formed as the Maryborough Art Group in 1947 by a small group of people with a common interest in art. This group flourished, later becoming the Wide Bay Art Society, which was responsible for starting the annual Winter Art Festival.

In 1988 the Art Society went through more changes; it was offered accommodation in the old Gatakers building and changed its name, becoming incorporated as the Maryborough Art Society Inc.

In 2009 the Art Society relocated to its current location, where it continues to provide a venue for the people of Maryborough and the local district to enjoy the arts.