Cultural institutions

Our campuses play an important role in the community, extending far beyond the lecture room and laboratory to have significant impact on cultural life both locally and nationally. The William Robinson Gallery, Old Government House and the QUT Art Museum are all located on QUT’s Gardens Point campus, where they contribute to a vibrant campus life and enrich our community. We encourage you to consider supporting these important cultural institutions, and invite you to visit when you’re next on campus.

Our cultural institutions

William Robinson Gallery

Located on level 2 of Old Government House lies one of Australia’s most unique gallery spaces. The William Robinson Gallery is dedicated to the work of one of Australia’s most renowned artists, William Robinson AO. In addition to being a dual Archibald Prize winner, Robinson is also an honorary doctorate, alumnus and former staff member of QUT. Opened to the public in 2009 as part of Queensland’s 150th anniversary celebrations, the Gallery honours Robinson’s contribution to Australian art and provides a dynamic and changing exhibition and education program that engages a wide audience.

QUT Art Museum and Art Collection

Opened in 2000, the QUT Art Museum is one of Australia’s premier university art galleries and is home to the QUT Art Collection (established 1945) which incorporates over 3000 objects. Its focus is contemporary art with the majority of works dating from the 1960s onwards. The Museum’s program runs a series of exhibition projects as well as daily public and education programs.

Old Government House

Old Government House is one of Queensland's most important heritage sites. The house was both a private residence and official state office for Governor Bowen, the colony's first governor, and continued to be the home of Queensland's governors until 1910. In 2002, QUT accepted custodial responsibility for the house and undertook a lengthy restoration project. Old Government House reopened in June 2009 and now serves as a historic house museum, gallery and venue for private functions.

Gardens Theatre

Gardens Theatre presents an annual program of professional theatre productions, and student productions that showcase the skills of our acting, dance and technical production students. The 395-seat proscenium arch theatre overlooks the Botanic Gardens, making it the perfect setting to be inspired by dynamic plays, musical performances, and other exciting shows and events.

Areas you can support

A gift to QUT's cultural institutions can help grow the QUT Art Collection, support community and education programs, the preservation of one of Queensland’s heritage buildings and the conservation of artwork. By making a donation you will ensure the ongoing impact and accessibility of QUT’s cultural institutions in the community.


Philanthropy Manager

June Tayloe


Old Government House was established over 150 years ago.