Eltham Library Community Gallery


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Brian Gilkes, Pharos Editions (2018)

Eltham Library Community Gallery is a community gallery. Exhibition proposals are sought annually from individual artists, artist groups or organisations and curators who live, work, study or have strong, ongoing links to the Shire of Nillumbik.

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.

Cover image: Brian Gilkes, Pharos Editions (2018)

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

Opening Hours
Monday to Thursday: 10am - 8.30pm 
Friday to Saturday: 10am-5pm   
Sunday: 1pm-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.