Eltham Library Community Gallery


Eltham Library Community Gallery is a community gallery that sits within the Eltham Library complex on Wurundjeri Woi wurrung Country. It was designed by multi award winning architect, Gregory Burgess. Exhibition proposals are sought annually from individual artists, curators, artist groups and organisations.

Permanent Collection

The Nillumbik Art Collection has over 400 works of art including 16 sculptures in public places throughout the Shire. Art works are sourced through the Nillumbik Art Award, donations from community groups and Shire Presidents and Mayors who have donated a work at the end of their term. 

Nillumbik Shire Council highly values the Nillumbik Shire Art Collection  and is the custodian on behalf of Nillumbik's residents. The collection is an important Shire asset, not only in monetary value, but also for the public outcomes in:

  • Fostering understanding, enjoyment and appreciation of the visual and public arts
  • Enhancement of public spaces of the Shire of Nillumbik and development of community wellbeing and place making through the arts
  • Engaging with the widest possible audience
  • Supporting economic development and the creative economy within the local art community and contemporary art practice.

Public art
Permanent or temporarily installed site-specific contemporary art integrated into public space, parks or public facilities designed to stimulate the community and enhance a sense of place. Public art can include such genres as:

  • Permanent two or three-dimensional visual art, craft or design
  • New media such as projection and digital artworks
  • Ephemeral installations and artworks with a limited lifespan.

Visual art
The visual art collection includes two and three-dimensional contemporary and historical visual artworks of excellence of traditional and non-traditional mediums by emerging, mid-career and established artists.

The Nillumbik Shire memorabilia collection includes objects and artworks of significance that relate to the social and cultural history of the Shire of Nillumbik and of Council.

Online collection
getting to the gallery

Eltham Library Community Gallery is fully accessible.

Image: Installation view, Solitude: Deb Garrett and Kate Belvedere, Eltham Library Community Gallery, 2022. Photo: Jamie Robertson

Eltham Library Community Gallery
Panther Place
Eltham VIC 3095
T: 03 9439 9266
E: artsinfo@nillumbik.vic.gov.au
W: Visit website

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday: 9am - 9pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am-5pm
Closed public holidays

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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.

We are an LGBTQIA+ friendly organisation and celebrate cultural diversity.