A local treasure for over 50 years, Hamilton Gallery presents a range of exhibitions, programs and events that stimulate understanding, awareness and enjoyment of the visual arts.
The Gallery, which is managed by the Shire of Southern Grampians, is the most significant public cultural facility in the Shire and forms an important part of the range of tourism experiences available in the Greater Hamilton region.
Celebrated for its exceptional breadth and quality, Hamilton Gallery’s collection includes works by some of the greatest European, Asian and Australian masters.
Silver, porcelain and glass from the beginning of the 18th century onwards, Asian ceramics from the major dynasties, European and Australian prints, 18th century landscapes, Australian oil paintings and watercolours and fine international and Australian examples of 20th century decorative arts combine to form a collection of over 8000 items.
The significance of the decorative arts collection and 18th century watercolours makes Hamilton Gallery a leading public art collection, Australia wide
getting to the gallery
Hamilton is 295 kilometers west of Melbourne and is an easy 3.5-hour drive. Some of the major road networks servicing Hamilton include;B140 - Hamilton Highway (Provides connections to Mortlake & Geelong)B160 – Glenelg Highway (Provides connections to Ballarat, Mt Gambier and Casterton)A200 – Henty Highway (Provides connections to Portland and Horsham)C184 – Hamilton Port Fairy Road (Provides connections to Port Fairy & Macarthur)
By train and bus
V-line buses run from the Southern Cross Train Station in Melbourne to Hamilton. The Hamilton V-line coach stop is located at the Hamilton Railway Station. For travel information and an up to date timetable, please visit http://www.vline.com.au or phone 1800 800 007.Note – There is no passenger train service direct to Hamilton.
Town Bus Service
The Hamilton town bus service operates 6 days per week Monday to Saturday, except on Public Holidays.Tickets are purchased from the driver on the bus, on the day. This service runs every one and a half hours at each stop. Local bus timetables are available from www.trotterscoaches.com.au
Taxis operate a regular service throughout Greater Hamilton. Taxis can be booked by calling (03) 5571 1200.
Mobility access: A wheelchair is available and can be reserved for you upon request.
Image: Installation view of Ah Xian: Axiom exhibition, 2016