Warrnambool Art Gallery


As of 23 March 2020 most PGAV member galleries are temporarily closed in line with Victorian and Australian Government advice.
We recommend you visit gallery websites and social media platforms. You can find contact details and links to online platforms for this gallery below.

GALLERY Warrnambool Art Gallery

The Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG) is owned and operated by the Warrnambool City Council as a memorial to Sir Fletcher Jones.

The Warrnambool Art Gallery is a free public art gallery and Warrnambool’s premier exhibition gallery.

The WAG enriches the cultural experience of the community by entertaining, educating and challenging visitors.The WAG Is responsible for the care and conservation of the Collection and for providing educational and research access

The Warrnambool Art Gallery will be closed to the public from July 29, 2019 to January 2020 while a new climate control system is installed. More information.

Permanent Collection

Established in 1886, the Warrnambool Art Gallery offers a diverse collection of artworks, from elegant European salon paintings to the Avant-garde modernism of the Angry Penguins.

Artworks range from the romanticised colonial landscapes of Eugene Von Guerard and Louis Buvelot, to contemporary Australian printmaking by Juan Davila, Barbara Hanrahan and Ray Arnold.

Online collection
getting to the gallery

Warrnambool is a picturesque and vibrant coastal city, situated close to the Great Ocean Road and 270km from Melbourne via the Princes Highway. WAG is located on Liebig Streetin the heart of Warrnambool's entertainment and cultural precinct.

By Car
The Art Gallery car park can be accessed via Timor Street and offers several disabled parking spaces. Parking fees apply.

By Train
Three services operate between Melbourne and Warrnambool daily. Details of timetables and fares are available on www.vline.com.au or phone 1800 800 007.

By Bus
Local bus timetables are available from the Warrnambool Visitor Information Centre, phone (03) 5559 4620 or by visiting www.transitsw.com.au.

By Taxi
Call 131 008 anytime.

Bicycle racks are available to secure your bicycle.

Exploring Warrnambool's CBD on foot is a great way to see all the city has to offer. The WAG is located at the end of Liebig Street - Warrnambool's vibrant central shopping precinct.

gallery shop

Gallery Shop
Our carefully selected stock is a snap shot of the best in local, Melbourne made and Australian design.  Our range includes lifestyle products that will enhance the home, quirky stationery to put some fun into the everyday, and the best children’s ‘make and do’ toys guaranteed to entertain budding young artists.  Plus we have handpicked a selection of publications celebrating art making and creative thinking within the south west.

Warrnambool Art Gallery
26 Liebig Street
Warrnambool VIC 3280
T: 03 5559 49 49
W: thewag.com.au

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday: 10am - 5pm 
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 3pm
Public Holidays: 12pm - 4pm
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Entry is Free

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WAG Simon Linardi, The Bull Cow, 2019, preparatory sketch, (detail), pen and ink on paper
Simon Linardi (Atelier Cartel) - The Bull Cow
Warrnambool Art Gallery
7 Feb 2020 - 8 Jun 2020
WAG Stephen Campbell, Transitoria, 2011, courtesy of the artist
Stephen Campbell TAUT
Warrnambool Art Gallery
7 Feb 2020 - 13 Apr 2020
Ron Mueck, Wild man 2005 (detail), fibreglass resin, silicone, nylon, synthetic thread, plastic, metal, wood, 285 x 162 x 108 cm. Collection of McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery. Purchased by the Elisabeth Murdoch Sculpture Foundation and The Balnaves Foundation, 2007. Photograph Mark Ashkanasy.
UNREST: Liam Benson, Charmaine Clarke, Caroline Garcia, Ron Mueck, Patricia Piccinini, SODA_JERK
Warrnambool Art Gallery
7 Feb 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
Darren Siwes, Home Sweet Wirly Wirly, 2006. Cibachrome photograph. 100 x 120 cm. Purchased with funds from the annual acquisition budget provided by Warrnambool City Council, 2006
Line of Site - Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection
Warrnambool Art Gallery
7 Feb 2020 - 13 Apr 2020
Josh Muir, Neon, 2018, neon, cable, perspex, 100 x 83 cm
Josh Muir - Climax Theatre
Warrnambool Art Gallery
7 Feb 2020 - 14 Jun 2020
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