NOTE: Ararat Regional Art Gallery is
closed in 2017
for a major redevelopment. The gallery will reopen in mid-2018 in a new and upgraded home at the Ararat Town Hall, in time to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Located in the heart of Ararat in the historic Town Hall building, Ararat Regional Art Gallery offers an exciting program of exhibitions across all areas of the visual arts. Established in 1968, the Gallery has a unique place amongst Australian public galleries through a longstanding commitment to supporting and promoting contemporary textile fibre art.
Specialising in textile fibre art, the collection is a rare and unique resource valued at around $1.2M. Recent acquisitions of work by Starlie Geikie, Newell Harry, Kate Just, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Nalda Searles and Jenny Watson reveal the rich diversity of current fibre-focussed contemporary practice and foreshadow opportunities for the collection's development.
Getting to the Gallery
Ararat Regional Art Gallery is at the intersection of Vincent Street and the Western Highway, Ararat, in the historic late-Victorian Town Hall building.
By carArarat is around a two and a half hour drive from Melbourne at the gateway to the Grampians region.
By train and busVLine travels daily to Ararat from Melbourne via Ballarat. For travel times please refer to the VLine timetable:
VLine timetable information
Image: WilliamsBoag Architects design for Ararat Regional Art Gallery.