Arts Project Australia


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Arts Project Australia. Photo by Kate Longley

Arts Project Australia boasts a beautiful gallery space in Northcote that features the work of Arts Project artists. Twice a year, Arts Project Australia exhibit external contemporary artists alongside Arts Project artists, curated by prominent external curators who we invite to work with us. The gallery holds regular exhibition openings on Saturday afternoons, as well as open stockroom viewings on the first Saturday of each month. Artworks showcased at Arts Project 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 Porject 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

By Bus
Bus 441: departs from the York Street side of Queen Victoria Building and drops off near the Gallery. 

By Tram 
Walker Street – Stop 26 is the closest tram stop to the gallery. It’s located on High Street and is a two-minute walk.

By Train 
Westgarth station is about 10 minutes walk to the gallery. For more information about public transport options and times, contact the Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or head to Public Transport Victoria Online.


Arts Project Australia is wheelchair accessible and has accessible toilet facilities.

Image: Photo by Kate Longley.

Arts Project Australia
24 High Street
Northcote VIC 3070
T: +61 (0)3 9482 4484
E: info@artsproject.org.au
W: artsproject.org.au  

Opening Hours
Weekdays: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 3.30pm

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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.