The Art Gallery of Ballarat was established in 1884 and is the oldest and largest gallery in regional Australia.
It houses major collections covering the history of Australian art from the early colonial period to the present day. The collection is presented in a series of rooms ranging in date from 1887 to current, enabling the works to be displayed in rooms appropriate to their era.
Open from 10 to 5pm every day but Christmas and Good Friday, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the perfect place to escape Ballarat’s cold winter. It runs a multitude of School Holiday Programs, Guided & iPod Tours, Function Hire, Concerts, and Events throughout the year.
The Gallery Shop can help you find that unique and unusual gift or memento of your visit. The shop has a great range of art books, gifts, postcards and exhibition catalogues and gallery postcards, as well as a selection of works by local jewellery makers and ceramic artists. Next time you are shopping for a Birthday, Engagement or Christmas gift, make sure to check out The Gallery Shop’s ever changing range of giftware.
Monday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Open every day except Christmas and Good Friday,