The site for Gosford Regional Gallery and Edogawa Commemorative Garden was set aside as community land in the 1990's. Part of this site was the East Gosford Sewerage works. Following the signing of the Sister City agreement with Japan's Edogawa in 1988, plans were developed to create the Edogawa Commemorative Garden.
Construction of the Garden commenced in 1993 and it was opened in 1994 alongside the Gosford City Arts Centre. Gosford Regional Gallery opened in April 2000, with over 6000 people attending the opening weekend.
Since 2000 the Gallery has held over 450 exhibitions representing local artists, artists from across Australia and has held several significant international exhibitions.
Today both the gallery and garden are a major tourist destination and a source of inspiration and pride for the Central Coast Community.
Tim BrahamDirector, Gosford Regional GalleryTim.Braham@centralcoast.nsw.gov.auDirector, Gosford Regional Gallery
Tim BrahamTim Braham has worked at Gosford Regional Gallery since its inception in 2000. Initially employed as the Gallery curator He was responsible for delivering over 350 exhibitions. During this time, he has expanded community engagement within the Gallery, embedding it as the leading Arts Culture and Tourism asset on the Centrla Coast. As strategic lead of the gallery and Edogawa Garden, he facilitates community consultation that underpins the program and the Gallery’s overall strategy for providing supported access and engaging with marginalised groups, ensuring the Gallery remains a thriving and welcoming cultural facility.
Jasmine brings over 10 years’ experience working across curatorial projects and art collections management. Jasmine has worked with private galleries, and with institutions Biennale of Sydney, National Gallery of Australia and Campbelltown Arts Centre. Her practice focusses on developing early career art practices while fostering arts practices of community groups who find commonality through producing art. Jasmine holds a Masters degree (Art and Curatorship) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.
Jo O TooleEducation and Public ProgramsJoanna.Otoole@centralcoast.nsw.gov.auEducation and Public Programs
Jo O Toole
Jo is an award-winning sculptor based in Marks Point. Joining the team in 2023 as the Education and Public Programs Officer, Joanna is passionate about Arts Education. Joanna has worked at Lake Macquarie’s Museum of Art and Culture and has completed a degree in Fine Arts and Design at RMIT University of Melbourne. More recently she studied Sculpture, completing an Advanced Diploma of Fine Art at Newcastle Art School and currently due to complete a Masters of Teaching in Education at The University of Newcastle. Joanna has won several prizes for her sculpture, including a Sculpture in the Vineyards Artist Residency Award, Ford Grant Scholarship and Gosford Art Prize Booth Sculpture Award.
Jim LawsonSection Manager, Arts & CultureJim.Lawson@centralcoast.nsw.gov.auSection Manager, Arts & Culture
Jim Lawson provides overall strategic direction for Arts & Culture within Central Coast Council and moved to the Central Coast seeking a Creative Life Connected to Nature.
He is dedicated to a thriving, contemporary, Arts & Culture ecology unique to the Central Coast that speaks to place and people – on a local, state-wide and national level.
Karen RandallReception OfficerGallery@centralcoast.nsw.gov.auReception Officer
Karen has been at Gosford Regional Gallery since 2013. As reception officer she works out front overseeing all visitor movements. Karen is often first in line to respond to any visitor enquiries, She supports and trains new volunteers, and is responsible for enrolling students in art classes and taking bookings for venue hire.
Sally SmithSupport OfficerSally.email@example.comSupport Officer
Sally’s professional background is in museum science with a focus on anthropology and cultural heritage management. She has worked at Gosford Regional Gallery since 2018, providing support in a number of areas including research and collation of data, artist and supplier payments, weekend operations and banking. She also manages the sale of books in the Gallery gift shop.
Helena WalshRetail and Visitor Experience OfficerHelena.firstname.lastname@example.orgRetail and Visitor Experience Officer
Helena’s role includes managing the gallery’s gift shop and local suppliers, coordinating art classes and the school holiday workshop program, venue hire and excursions.
Helena’s qualifications lie in information management with a Bachelor Degree of Information Management through Curtin University, specialising in Libraries, Archives and Record-keeping. She has a background working in the GLAM sector for over 10 years.
Kay O CarrollReception OfficerReception Officer
Kay O Carroll
Kay joined the gallery team in 2020 as a gallery reception officer. Kay has a strong customer service background and is passionate about helping create positive and memorial experiences to all who visit the gallery and the Edogowa Commemorative Garden. Her role includes answering visitor queries, enrolling students into our wide range of art classes, gallery memberships, assisting with wedding setups, venue hire, openings and supporting our fantastic team of volunteers in both the shop and at the welcome desk.