The art gallery was designed as part of a publicly activated piazza which provided a north-east facing courtyard for student activities.
The art gallery provides a vital role for the university’s cultural contribution to the Sunshine Coast community and its students. The gallery consists of 300sqm of internal gallery space and the associated archival storage workshops and curatorial staff functions. The gallery space is double volume and lit by a natural south light; there are folding screens which form valuable internal spaces with additional hanging space for exhibits. The gallery form is built around a copper sheathed facing wall and a simple skillion roof form.