Located in the Arts and Culture Precinct Wangaratta Art Gallery offers an engaging and comprehensive program of self-curated and touring exhibitions including contemporary and historic visual art, craft and design.
The Gallery’s textiles focus is consolidated through the celebrated ‘Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award’ biennial which is due to be presented next in 2015. The WCTA is currently the pre-eminent award made available to artists working in textile media within Australia.
Education and public programs, including lectures, workshops, wine & cheese nights and ‘Art Lovers’ talks are aligned with the exhibitions program. Kids art classes and youth initiatives are also a regular feature.
The collection - initiated and established in 2004 - features contemporary art, textile art, small sculpture, art about the north east region of Victoria and art by significant artists resident in the north east region.
Highlights of the collection include major donations through the Federal Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by artists: Judy Cassab, Andrew Christofides, Aida Tomescu, Dani Marti, Savandhary Vongpoothorn and Ivan Durrant.
Other artists included in the collection are: Kim Westcott, Robert Hirschmann, Paul Yore, Tim Gresham, Cecelia Heffer, Liz Williamson, Lorraine Connelly Northey, Robert Baines, Trehanna Hamm, Arlene Texta Queen, Ian Westacott, Jo Davenport, Amanda Ho and Glenn Sloggett amongst others.
getting to the gallery
V-line trains run from Southern Cross station to Wangaratta Railway Station. For timetables: www.vline.com.au.
Access via Hume Freeway (252 Kilometres - 2 hours and 45 minutes from Melbourne) take Wangaratta exit, after 5-6 Kilometres turn off Tone Road (old Hume Highway) into Ovens Street. Gallery located at 56 Ovens Street (next to WPAC). Parking available in rear car park (3hr limit) or in street (2hr limit).
Disabled Parking adjacent to Gallery with ramp access to Gallery.
Wheelchair access in the majority of exhibition spaces.
Accessible toilet facilities.
cafe & gallery shop
Gallery Intermezzo Café
Open 7 days a week: 8am – 5pm
Situated adjacent to the Gallery Intermezzo Café offers a casual but exciting indoor/outdoor dining experience and is a perfect venue for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The menu has a diverse range of fresh, seasonal local produce, fine wines and boutique beers & ciders.
The Gallery Shop
Located in the entry foyer, The Gallery Shop offers fine art, prints and craft(ceramics, metal, jewellery and textiles) in addition to postcards, art cards and other unique design objects and merchandise.
Cover image: The Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2017, install, Gallery 1, Wangaratta Art Gallery.The
Above image: Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award 2019, Opening event, Gallery 1, Wangaratta Art Gallery.