The Art Gallery of Ballarat is Australia’s oldest regional gallery with a remarkably comprehensive collection of Australian art.
During the Archibald Prize the Gallery’s permanent collection of Australian art will remain on display. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the history of Australian art, with important representative works from colonial to contemporary periods.
A free exhibition focusing on key works from the Gallery’s collection of 50s-60s Art will also be on display.
The heritage-listed Gallery building, one of the oldest purpose-built art galleries in the country, has evolved to accommodate the expanding collection and now includes a range of spaces from grand and elegant 19th century rooms to stunning contemporary additions.