has long been an artistic hub, a place for engagement and a source of inspiration for Moonee Valley's artistic community.
The iconic building, designed by Walter Burley Griffin, opened in 1930 as a waste burning facility, before being reactivated in the 1980's as a dedicated perfroming art space, later becoming the Incinerator Ars Complex and finally transformed into the gallery it is today.
All year round the space is alive with programs and exhibitions that engage with Walker Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney's innovative approaches and ideas on society, industry and the environment and how these ideas are explored by contemporary artists.
is the last remaining Walter Burley Griffin designed incinerator left in Victoria and one of only six left in the country.
The Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change
is an annual contemporary art prize, open to all visual art forms with a total non-acquisitive prize pool of $14,000. The award is inspired by the original architect of the Incinerator Gallery, Walter Burley Griffin and his wife Marion Mahoney, who believed art and architecture could change our beliefs and the world.
Fireworks: Art & Design by Bright Young Things
is an annual exhibition and prize for VCE students who live, work or go to school in Moonee Valley.
getting to the gallery
The gallery is well serviced by public transport and is easy to get to by car. Visit
to plan your visit.
A 10 minute walk down Holmes Road from Moonee Ponds station on the Craigieburn Line.
Get off at stop 41 on the number 82 tram and walk about 10 minutes along the Maribyrnong River past the Boathouse Restaurant.
The Incinerator Gallery has a car park adjacent to the grounds. The closest arterial roads are Maribyrnong Road and Mt Alexander Road.
The Incinerator Gallery does not have any onsite food or drink but you can make a day of your trip by visiting one of the nearby restaurants or cafes.
The Boathouse Restaurant
Modern Australian cuisine from MasterChef judge Gary Mehigan right on the banks of the Maribyrnong River.
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The Boulevard Café at Poyntons Nursery
An extensive seasonal à la carte menu with fine wines and a great riverside view, located in the heart of the beautiful Poyntons Nursery.
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Union Road and Puckle Street Precincts
A number of fine restaurants, bars and cafes are located only a five-minute drive from the gallery at these busy and popular shopping strips.
Cover image: Exterior view of Incinerator Gallery.
Above image: Art Tales, Incy Wincy Babies Program at Incinerator Gallery.