The Gin Gin & District Fine Arts Society began in 1996 with a small enthusiastic group of Artists from the Gin Gin area who were encouraged and guided by Audrey Broderick-Stephenson, president at this time of the Mt Perry Art Group. 
Tutored workshops were held in the Godfrey Wilson Hall each month with social days for members to bring whatever work they wanted to do and enjoy the sharing of ideas.
Each year a Competitive Art Exhibition was held at the RSL Hall which grew to an amazing size with entries coming from all over Australia. The Kolan Shire Council supported these exhibitions with an Acquisitive Sponsorship prize every year.
The Gin Gin Courthouse was vacant but in a state of disrepair which the foresighted committee and members saw as potential for turning this building into the Art Society's home.
The huge task of rebuilding and refurbishing the courthouse was then undertaken. This involved negotiations with the Police Commissioner, the Kolan Shire Regional Council and applications for Government Grants. Countless hours of hardwork by Presidents, the late Bill Horner, followd by Carol Mack and members of the Committee, donations of time and materials from local contractors, advice and support the local Kolan Shire Mayor, Councilors and residents of Gin Gin culminated in the Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery being officially opened by the Governor of Queensland, Quinton Bryce on 17th December 2003.

The Courthouse Gallery today is a successful self-sufficient, not for profit enterprise run by a happy band of dedicated volunteers and members. Meetings, workshops, exhibitions and functions are held regularly with the Art Society members continuing to enjoy a very special place for their workshops and socials where visitors are always welcome.
The Gallery is a tribute to the hard work and foresight of the Fine Arts Society members and has become a respected and well known part of the community.
Maureen Sands

Gin Gin Courthouse Gallery 2011