Realm is Maroondah City Council’s new library, cultural, knowledge and innovation centre, and home to the exciting and contemporary ArtSpace. Located on Maroondah Highway at the entrance to the new Ringwood Town Square, Realm is directly opposite Ringwood Station and Bus Interchange and is easily accessed by all forms of transport.
The curated ArtSpace features dynamic contemporary exhibitions by leading practice artists. The venue hosts a range of events, performances, workshops and artist-in-residence programs to engage community members and visitors to the municipality.
The Maroondah City Council Art Collection contains a wide range of works by Australian artists from colonial times to the present. Collection development occurs through acquisitions, donations and the R & M McGivern Prize, a $25,000 acquisitive award encouraging painting in all mediums. In 2007 the Collection was accepted into the Taxation Incentives For The Arts Scheme, enabling artworks to be received through the Federal Government’s Cultural Gifts Program. Inclusion in the scheme has enabled a number of important donations to be made, including 37 works on paper by the Polish born artist Yosl Bergner.
getting to the gallery
Belgrave or Lilydale train to Ringwood Station from Flinders Street Station.
Take the Ringwood turnoff from Eastlink and proceed along Maroondah Highway.
Realm is fully accessible.
cafe & gallery shop
T: 8845 9108
An Italian cafe that has all the best and fresh food and coffee directly inspired by Italian cuisine. With experienced Italian chefs the food is definitely authentic and wonderful. There is a pleasant atmosphere with efficient service.