Ararat Regional Art Gallery


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.

Permanent Collection

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. 

Ararat Regional Art Gallery
Town Hall
Vincent Street
Ararat VIC 3377
T: (03) 5352 2836
E: gallery@ararat.vic.gov.au
W: Visit website

Opening Hours
The gallery is currently closed for a redevelopment and will reopen in 2018.  For information about the gallery's outreach program, visit the gallery's Facebook page. 

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Kylie Minogue, KylieX2008 tour, 2008
Photograph by William Baker
Reproduced courtesy of Darenote Ltd.
Kylie on Stage
Ararat Regional Art Gallery
3 Aug 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
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