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Queensland Art Gallery Act 1987 – 21 September 2012

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The entity called the Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees continues in existence. The functions of the board are to control, manage and maintain the Queensland Art Gallery and each branch and all property in the possession of the board; and to develop the art gallery’s collection of works of art (among other functions).

  • Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 40C, 40D, 40E, 43, 48, 49, 50, 51, 67

Uncollected exhibited art may be sold, exchanged or disposed following a notification process.

  • Sections 26, 29, 30

Property found at the Queensland Art Gallery suspected to be abandoned that is unclaimed for 4 months, may be sold by public auction.

  • Sections 28, 29, 30

The board is a charitable institution in relation to a gift, donation, bequest or legacy to the board under a trust instrument or other document.

  • Section 59

The board may offer and pay a reward to a person who gives the board information about an offence it believes or suspects is committed in relation to its property or property in its possession.

  • Section 63
Reason for law

To contribute to the cultural, social and intellectual development of all Queenslanders. (Section 1A)

Relevant links

Queensland Art Gallery

Current exhibitions

Cinema calendar

Collection search

Donate artworks

Metro Arts Brisbane

Flying Arts Alliance Inc

Brisbane Institute of Art

Media Art Asia Pacific (MAAP)

Queensland Artworkers Alliance (Qaa)

Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA)

The Embroiderers’ Guild, Queensland Inc.

Archibald Prize

Association of Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS)

Museums and Galleries Queensland

National Exhibition Register [National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Australia]
Add your Exhibition

National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA)

Creative Partnerships Australia
Australian Cultural Fund

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