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Hamilton Art Gallery

Hamilton Art Gallery

The Hamilton Art Gallery is one of the most popular tourist spots within the Grampians region. It has many exclusive collections of fine and decorative items from all over the world.

The Gallery features over 8000 pieces of artwork in six modern art galleries, many of which come from the eighteenth century.

Hamilton Art Gallery, Opening Hours & Tours, Victoria

Herbert and May Shaw of Kiama near Hamilton collected over 800 items of English and European glass, silver and porcelain on their own from 1957. The bequest from the Shaws was the basis of the creation of the Hamilton Art Gallery.

Later, the Gallery developed further and now has a huge number of artworks including glass, silver, oriental ceramic, porcelain, furniture, prints and paintings. The Gallery also contains a rare collection of eighteenth-century paintings of Paul Sandby who is known as ‘The Father of English Watercolour’.

The Gallery contains most of the major regional artworks within Victoria. It holds many Australian paintings including colonial art of the Western District by Thomas Clark, Louis Buvelot, ‘Wannon Falls‘, ‘Muntham’ and Nicholas Chevalier. The Gallery also holds the paintings of modern artists like Arthur Boyd, John Olsen, Justin O’ Brien, Sidney Nolan, Howard Arkley, Tim Maguire, Tim Storrier and Kathleen Petyarre.

Apart from the regional collections, the Hamilton Art Gallery also has a number of European paintings, Korean decorative art as well as Chinese and Japanese fine art. Hamilton is a cultural and educational centre within the Grampians region, therefore the Gallery’s collection acts as an excellent resource for students of art and history.

One hour private tours are also available of current exhibitions and the permanent collections. During a private tour, visitors can get an insiders view of the gallery with a knowledgeable expert. Bookings are required and costs may apply.

It is a must-see place for people who are interested in fine arts. If you are planning to visit the Grampians, make some time to view the interesting displays at the Hamilton Art Gallery.

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