Arts are taking over Townsville
20 November 2019
As the cultural capital of regional Australia, Townsville North Queensland's cultural and performing arts scene is a part of the community's fabric. A variety of acts, live shows, and exhibitions are regularly presented throughout the city's creative spaces and galleries.
Riverway and Pinnacles Gallery
Located along the Ross River, Riverway is a hub of sports, leisure and art. The Riverway Arts Centre combines art, leisure and the natural environment to create new and unique experiences for all. Catch a performance in the theatre or meander through an exhibit at Pinnacles Gallery. While you’re there, take a dip in the lagoons which cover a size larger than three Olympic-sized swimming pools, or soak up some sun on the deck. With rostered lifeguards, café and free admission, Riverway offers a great day out for all ages.
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Free admission: Perc Tucker is Townsville’s premier regional art gallery, located in the heart of the city along Flinders Street. The gallery offers a dynamic range of local, national and international exhibitions complemented by workshops and programs.
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts
Free admission: Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts offers an exhibition and studio space whose mission is to drive innovation, invite experimentation, encourage excellence and inspire appreciation for contemporary visual art.
Townsville Civic Theatre
The Townsville Civic Theatre is Townsville North Queensland’s premier cultural facility, offering performances in dance, music, opera, comedy and drama from a range of Australian companies and international artists complementing the work of local performing arts organisations.
World Theatre Gallery
Charters Tower’s World Theatre Gallery reflects the many facets of the region, including work from local Queensland artists and objects of historical significance, to contemporary photographic works showcasing both urban and rural landscapes.
TYTO Art Gallery and Surrounds
TYTO is a hub of art, culture, nature and knowledge in Ingham, Hinchinbrook. From regional art gallery exhibitions to regular workshops, TYTO is a great place to start exploring art and its various disciplines.
Dancenorth is one of Australia’s leading contemporary dance theatre companies that experiments with all art forms to create immersive and dynamic performances.
From public murals dotted around Charters Towers and Home Hill, to Townsville’s inner city Street Art revolution, Townsville North Queensland’s love of the arts has been integrated into everyday life. Venture through Townsville’s inner Street Art Walking Trail to uncover astounding pieces amongst the streets and laneways. Tick off Ayr’s Heritage Town Walk to visit the granite and bronze Living Lagoon Sculpture. In Ingham, you can explore the amazing 42 metre-long mosaic art panels of Mercer Lange, created by more than 3,000 locals and visitors which depicts the history of the local sugar cane industry.