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GALLERIES IN VICTORIA

Arts Project Australia

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APA 2022 - Collingwood Yards Gallery, Annual Gala. Image credit Arts Project Australia

Arts Project Australia (APA) boasts a beautiful gallery space at Collingwood Yards that showcases the work of APA artists. Alongside the supported studio artists, APA exhibit external contemporary artists a few times a year as curated by prominent external curators. The gallery holds regular exhibition openings on Saturday afternoons. Artworks showcased at Arts Project Australia have featured in international exhibitions, art prizes, commercial galleries, private collections and public institutions worldwide. Visit the gallery to view or purchase artworks by our artists and directly from our contemporary exhibition program.

Permanent Collection

Arts Project Permanent Collection
Featuring works of outstanding artistic merit, this collection traces significant developments in studio artists' work and informs researchers and curators of gallery exhibitions. This collection preserves Arts Project's visual history and contains selected international work. Support us by purchasing work from the gallery and donating it to this collection.  Developed with support from the Bruce and Jane Dyson Foundation.

Sidney Myer Fund Permanent Collection 
This rare collection of artwork by Australians with intellectual disabilities comprises over 400 drawings, photographs and paintings from the mid 1970’s that featured in two landmark exhibitions, Minus/Plus (1975) and Tommy’s World I (1980), at the Australian National University Gallery in Canberra. This is a unique resource for research into the development of artwork by people with intellectual disabilities.  The Sidney Myer Fund acknowledged the special importance of this collection by supporting its documentation, preservation and conservation. This collection is held by the State Library of Victoria.

Stockroom Collection 
Most artwork found in our stockroom is available for sale. Arts Project Australia are happy to prepare a portfolio for you to peruse - please contact Arts Project Australia to make an appointment.

Archival Collection
The Archive is rich and comprehensive, and strongly supports and facilitates interpretation of the art collection, as well as being important in its own right. It is particularly strong in material that relates to the development and establishment of Arts Project Australia. This material comprises papers, photographs, audiovisual material, exhibition promotional material, news clippings and administrative files. These papers relate to the period 1974 to 1985 and track the contributions made by the various people involved in the organisation’s development and establishment. Their thoughts, ambitions, and frustrations are comprehensively recorded, and provide valuable insight into changing attitudes. There is a substantial amount of administrative material in the Archive, which includes information on artists, the studio and the collection, as well as grant applications, meeting papers, and financial records. This collection is held by the State Library of Victoria. 

getting to the gallery

Arts Project Australia is located on level 1 at the Collingwood Yards precinct. Please note that Collingwood Yards is home to many independent tenants, ranging from solo artists to large organisations.

Collingwood Yards - Precinct Access Map 
You can download a copy of the Precinct Access Map here. This map outlines accessible entries, parking bays, toilets and lifts.

Getting here via train

The nearest Station is Victoria Park. Victoria Park Station is approximately a 700 metre, 10 minute walk to and from Collingwood Yards. Victoria Park Station is elevated and access to the platforms is either via a ramp or lift. 

Victoria Park is on the Hurstbridge and Mernda Lines. 

Getting here via tram

The nearest Tram stop is Stop 19 on Route 86 at the corner of Johnston St and Smith St.

Stop 19 is approximately a 300 meter, 5 minute walk to and from Collingwood Yards. Route 86 is partly serviced by accessible Trams, however some Route 86 Trams have high floors and are not wheelchair accessible.

Getting here via bus

The nearest Bus stop is the corner of Johnston St and Smith St on Routes 200207 and Night Bus Route 966.

The corner of Johnston St and Smith St is approximately a 300 meter, 5 minute walk to and from Collingwood Yards.

Getting here via bicycle

A bike path runs along Wellington St, near the eastern boundary of Collingwood Yards

Bike racks are located in the lower courtyard area, and near the Perry Street Lift. Please make sure you secure your bike.

Share vehicles

Collingwood Yards offers 2 GoGet car-sharing bays located in the entry area at the Johnston Street vehicle entrance 35C. Please note that the vehicle gate is open between 8am and 5pm for pick-up and drop-off for the general public.

Parking

Collingwood Yards offers a single accessible parking bay, located in the entryway via 35C Johnston Street vehicle entrance.

There are numerous secure and street parking options in the area. Two-hour free parking is available on Johnston Street (north of the precinct). Four-hour free parking is available on Perry Street at the south side of the precinct. All day paid parking options are available on Wellington Street.

Loading Zones

There are 4 loading zones located in the entryway at the Johnston St vehicle entrance, 35C. Please note these are only to be used for deliveries and pickups. 

accessibility
Baby change tables

Gender neutral single occupant and accessible toilets equipped with baby change tables are located on Level UG of the Perry Street Building and Johnston Street Building.

Parking

Collingwood Yards offers a single accessible parking bay, located in the entryway via 35C Johnston Street vehicle entrance.

There are numerous secure and street parking options in the area. Two-hour free parking is available on Johnston Street (north of the precinct). Four-hour free parking is available on Perry Street at the south side of the precinct. All day paid parking options are available on Wellington Street.

Service animals and pets

Service animals and guide dogs are welcome throughout Collingwood Yards at all times.

Social and leashed pets are usually welcome in outdoor areas. If visiting for an event, please check with the event organisers.

Toilets

Accessible, gender neutral and single occupant public toilets are available on UG and L1 of Perry Street and Johnston Street Buildings. All toilets are gender neutral. Accessible, single occupant toilets are available on UG and L1 of Perry Street and Johnston Street Buildings.

A full Visitor Guide is available here

Arts Project Australia
Level 1 Perry Street building
Collingwood Yards, Collingwood VIC 3066
Enter via 35 Johnson Street or 30 Perry Street, Collingwood. 
T: +61 477 211 699
E: gallery@artsproject.org.au
W: artsproject.org.au  

Opening Hours
Wednesday – Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday 12 – 4pm

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Exhibitions

Colour is Enough_Ruth Howard detail_landscape
Colour is Enough, curated by David Sequeira
6 Apr 2024 – 18 May 2024
Arts Project Australia

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.