Gippsland Art Gallery


Following the five-day ‘circuit-breaker’ restrictions in place across Victoria, public galleries can once again open to the public from Thursday 18 February, with a new framework in place until Friday 26 February. We suggest you check with individual galleries for any changes to their visitor hours or procedures.

Online gallery programs: you can continue to engage with public galleries from home. Visit our list of online gallery experiences HERE
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Installation view of the exhibition Imagine. Photograph by Lindsay Roberts

The Gippsland Art Gallery opened in 1965 and is one of regional Victoria’s leading public galleries. 

The Gallery is situated at the Port of Sale, overlooking stunning waterways and parkland. Every year the Gallery hosts around thirty exhibitions of local, national and international significance, in addition to ongoing and evolving displays of the permanent collection. Housed in the Wellington Centre together with the Sale Library and Visitor Information Centre, there is always plenty to see and do!

The Gallery collection numbers over 1,700 artworks, with the main theme being environment and works relating to Gippsland. 

The Maffra Exhibition Space is also run by the Gippsland Art Gallery, as an access space for local artists. 

Permanent Collection

The Gippsland Art Gallery’s Permanent Collection is one of the great cultural assets of the region. Comprising over 1700 items, the Collection tells the story of art in Gippsland from pre-colonisation to today.

Since its establishment in 1965, the focus of the Collection has been Gippsland and the natural environment. Works in the Collection are from both national and international artists, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, works on paper (drawings and prints), photographs, textiles, metalwork, woodwork, and indigenous and tribal art.

The Gallery’s collection grows each year through purchases and donations. Works from our collection are regularly on display at the Gallery.

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getting to the gallery

By train
V/Line Bairnsdale Line, Sale Station. The timetable is available from V/Line.

By Car 
A1 Princess Hwy (East).

Melway Reference: E -38.11, N147.06


Wheelchair access is available via the front entrance or by a lift which can be accessed via the rear of the building. There is an accessible toilet.

cafe & gallery shop

Gallery Shop
The Gallery’s Book Shop includes hundreds of titles from around the world, with subjects ranging from fine art to design, photography, architecture and travel.

Our range of souvenir postcards and greeting cards will make the perfect memento of your visit.

Images: Installation view of the exhibition Imagine. Photograph by Lindsay Roberts.

Gippsland Art Gallery
70 Foster Street
Sale VIC 3850
T: +61 3 5142 3500
E: galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au
W: gippslandartgallery.com

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am–5.30pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 10am–4pm

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GIPPSLAND Celia Rosser_Banksia coccinea (Scarlet Banksia) 1974
Celia Rosser: Banksia Lady
Gippsland Art Gallery
8 Aug 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
Gillian KLINE, God of Carnage – Tsunami, 2011, Colour reduction linocut on paper (edition 1/5), 55 x 35cm (platemark); 70 x 50cm (sheet). Collection Gippsland Art Gallery. Purchased with the assistance of the Gippsland Art Gallery Society, 2013
Artist Proof: The Collective Spirit of Freestone Press
Gippsland Art Gallery
15 Aug 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
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