Exhibitions

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery has two floors which contain two main exhibition spaces and five Community Access Spaces. On display are works by North Queensland artists, national touring exhibitions and international touring exhibitions.


Upcoming Exhibitions

North Queensland Ceramic Awards 2020

Exhibition Dates:  Friday 31 July - Sunday 20 September, 2020

Image: Simone FRASER Landscape Series (single) 2017 Clay and dry glazes 63 x 27 cm Major acquisitive prize winner of the City of Townsville Art Collection Award, 2018 Biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards, Townsville. City of Townsville Art CollectionThe biennial North Queensland Ceramic Awards has long aimed to increase public exposure to a high standard of pottery from around the nation. A showcase for both well-known and emerging artists, this competition displays the diversity of ceramic art currently being produced in Australia.

The City of Townsville Art Collection Award of $10,000 continues to provide both opportunity for artists to become a part of one of the nation’s most significant ceramic collections, as well as ensuring the continued growth of this important subsection of the City of Townsville Art Collection.

Selected works will be on display at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from 31 July - 20 September 2020 and will be eligible in various categories beyond the major City of Townsville Art Collection Award.


Recent Exhibitions

The PercivalsImage: Jenny Rodgerson, Balancing in the big red coat, 2017, oil on linen, 180 x 150 cm. Winner of the acquisitive Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2018, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. City of Townsville Art Collection.

Having begun in 2007, The Percivals is an open competition for artists. While showcasing the outstanding and innovative work currently being produced by Australian artists, the competition has also given many emerging artists an opportunity to engage with portraiture and share their expressions of themselves and those close to them.

The Percivals categories:

  • The biennial Percival Portrait Painting Prize is North Queensland’s own portrait competition.
  • The Percival Photographic Portrait Prize returns for the fourth instalment since it first debuted in 2014.
  • The Percival Animal Portrait Prize is coordinated and awarded by Townsville City Galleries, coinciding with the Percival Painting Portrait Prize and the Percival Photographic Portrait Prize.

The exhibition will be held at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery.

Exhibition dates

Friday 22 May – Sunday 19 July 2020

For more information, visit The Percivals webpage.

Image: Jenny Rodgerson, Balancing in the big red coat, 2017, oil on linen, 180 x 150 cm.
Winner of the acquisitive Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2018, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville. City of Townsville Art Collection.