Located on the upper floor of Old Government House, the William Robinson Gallery honours the life and work of distinguished Australian contemporary artist and QUT alumnus William Robinson.

Who is William Robinson?

Born in Brisbane in 1936, Robinson is best known for his landscapes and portraits. The artist is critically acclaimed for his striking compositions of South East Queensland rainforests and seascapes of northern New South Wales. A two-time winner of two of Australia’s most prestigious art prizes, the Archibald Prize for portraiture and the Wynne Prize for landscape painting, William Robinson’s career as an artist has flourished.

QUT Art Collection holds the largest public collection of Robinson’s work in the world, with more than 320 objects, including his two Archibald-Prize-winning paintings. The Gallery presents annual exhibitions and publications exploring themes in Robinson's work.

William Robinson Gallery

Opening hours and prices

Admission is free.

The William Robinson Gallery, is open to the public Monday to Friday and on Sundays. The building is closed on Saturdays, public holidays, and during exhibition changeover periods.

Check the opening hours before you visit.

Getting here

The William Robinson Gallery is located at our Gardens Point campus, next to the City Botanic Gardens and walking distance from the centre of Brisbane and South Bank.

Getting to Gardens Point campus

Food, drink and shopping

Pick up a gift for a friend or a souvenir for yourself at our Old Government House gift shop.

There is a range of other food and retail outlets at Gardens Point. The campus is also a short walk from extensive dining and shopping options in Brisbane's CBD and across the river at South Bank. Gardens Point food and retail options

While you're at Gardens Point

During your visit to our Gardens Point campus, you'll also be able to enjoy a number of other cultural venues on campus.

  • Visit QUT Art Museum, which runs a program of exhibitions by high-profile modern and contemporary artists, as well as free public events.
  • Grab tickets to one of the professional or student productions at Gardens Theatre.
  • Visit The Cube at our Science and Engineering Centre and interact with one of the world's largest interactive STEM education spaces.