Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Australia and the resulting restrictions imposed by the Federal and State governments, Ararat Regional Art Gallery has been temporarily closed until further notice. We will keep you up to date any developments and please stay safe.
The Ararat Regional Art Gallery has a special place in the country’s art scene, thanks to its unwavering commitment to encourage unique works of art using both fibre and textile.
The gallery was established in 1968, and has since grown to be one of the leading galleries in the region.
Ararat Regional Art Gallery – Textile Collection, Fee & Opening Hours, Vic
It is important to mention that while the permanent collection is not always set on display, the gallery still remains dedicated to improving excellence in contemporary textile fibre art. This is achieved through a yearly exhibition that includes visiting artists as well as an array of exhibitions. There are also regular workshops available for those interested in creating a piece of their own.
For lovers of contemporary art, a visit to Ararat Regional Art Gallery is incomplete without making mention of some of the artists whose works are on display. The collection includes artworks by Sara Lindsay, Richard Goodwin, Juan Davila and Kate Derum. There are also a couple of global artists, among them Marcel Marois from Canada and Olga de Amaral from Colombia. It is this rich diversity that makes the art gallery such a fascinating place to be.
The gallery is located in a historic Town Hall Building whose design dates back to the late-Victorian era. Entry to the gallery is free of charge and there are toilets located inside the gallery, as well as plenty of parking located nearby.