Gippsland Art Gallery reopened its Gallery on 6 January, following a two-year, $14.53 million redevelopment of the Port of Sale. Housed in the Wellington Centre at 70 Foster Street, Sale, alongside the Sale Library, Sale Visitor Centre and Dock 70
Cafe, the new Gallery has been stunningly realised by FJMT Architects. The new Gippsland Art Gallery offers a range of new exhibition spaces, including a dedicated space for world renowned Sale-based textile artist Annemieke Mein OAM. A breathtaking new, double-height space will showcase a rotating display of the Gallery's 1,700-work permanent collection, while two large spaces will host major temporary exhibitions (including, in future years, the Archibald Prize). A new project space will present exhibitions by local artists, while a Focus Gallery will explore aspects of the collection in greater depth. The addition of a Children's Gallery will shine a spotlight on the region's young creative talent.
Image: Peter MADDEN, Sleep with Moths II , 2008. Mixed media. 58 x 76 x 66cm. Private collection.