Arts, Culture and Heritage Arts, Culture and Heritage

Isaac Regional Council's Arts and Cultural Policy and Plan 2011 to 2015 is a vital component of it's Corporate Plan and the overarching Community Plan.

Arts and Cultural Policy and Plan 2011 to 2015 (PDF, 3.79 MB)
Cultural Plan: Goals and Strategies for Action (PDF, 489KB)
Glossary of definitions (PDF, 85KB)

Regional Arts Development Fund provides grants to eligible applicants.

See our visitors section for a town by town guide of places of interest. Isaac's key arts, culture and heritage venues include the Coalface Art Gallery, Dysart Art SpaceClermont Historical Centre and Museum, Nebo Historical Museum and Historical Collections hosted by Isaac Libraries.

Coalface Art Gallery

Family browsing artwork at Coalface Art GalleryLocated in the Central Queensland coal mining town of Moranbah, the Coalface Art Gallery provides a high profile exhibition space that promotes, stimulates and encourages the development of local and regional art.

To apply for exhibition space, please read the guidelines and complete the application:
Coalface Art Gallery Guidelines (PDF, 136.5 KB)
Coalface Art Gallery Exhibition Application Form (PDF, 629KB)

Gallery Opening hours
Monday to Friday, 8,30am to 5pm
(Closed on Public Holidays)

Entry to the Coalface Art Gallery is free to the public and has wheelchair access.

Queries: Manager Arts and Library Services Jennifer Clark

Dysart Art Space

Dysart LibraryLocated in the Central Queensland coal mining town of Dysart, the Art Space provides a local exhibition space for local and regional art, craft and creative practitioners. It is a small gallery within the library building and is well-suited for new and emerging practitioner's exhibitions. Curatorial assistance can be requested for a first exhibition.

To apply for exhibition space, please read the guidelines and complete the application:

Dysart Art Space Guidelines (PDF, 346KB)
Dysart Art Space Exhibition Application Form (PDF, 126KB)

Art Space Opening hours
Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm

Entry to the Dysart Art Space is free to the public and has wheelchair access.

Queries: Manager Arts and Library Services Jennifer Clark on 1300 ISAACS (472 227)

Clermont Historical Centre

Clermont Historical CentreWinner of the Isaac Regional Council Award for Heritage and Cultural Tourism for the 2015 Mackay Region Tourism Awards. 

A Flood of Memories Exhibition

The Clermont Historical Centre is located on the Peak Downs Highway, approximately 2km from the town of Clermont.

You can find out more about the exhibition space and developments in the Frequently Asked Questions.

Opening hours from March 2, 2016:
Wednesday to Saturday, 9am to 3pm (closed January and February 2016)

Entry fee:
$6 adults, $4 pensioners, $3 children under 12yrs
$15 family with two or more children.

The Clermont Historical Centre has a full time Museum Project Officer and a dedicated full time Caretaker to provide a high quality space and exhibition program to the community. These positions are testament to Council's commitment to the Clermont community and the preservation of local and regional heritage.

A Strategic Business Plan (PDF, 2.62 MB) for the Clermont Historical Centre was recently developed with the aim of building the centre into a community hub and key tourist attraction for the town of Clermont.

Queries: Manager Arts and Library Services Jennifer Clark or Historical Centre Project Officer Deb Alvoen.

Nebo Historical Museum

Nebo Historic MuseumOpened in the early 1980s, the museum is the result of many locals coming together to gather relics and information on the town's past. Nebo has a diverse and interesting history.

Payable gold was discovered in 1881 at Mount Britton, and within a few weeks a bustling township blossomed. Many enterprising people moved to the area and played a large part in the development of the region. Their interesting tales and experiences are worth discovering.

Opening hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9am – 12pm , 12.30pm – 4pm

Cost of entry
Adults $4.00
Pensioner $3.00
Children 3 – 15 years $2.00
Families (two adults and two or more children) $10.00

Please report to the Courthouse on arrival.

Queries: Manager Arts and Library Services Jennifer Clark

Historical Collections

Isaac Regional Council's Regional Library Service holds collections of historical, original items of local significance in each of it's eight libraries.