Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat

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The largest regional art gallery in Australia, heritage-listed Art Gallery of Ballarat was established in 1884. The gallery houses major collections covering the history of Australian art from the early colonial period to the present day. The building, the oldest purpose-built gallery in Australia, was designed in the Renaissance Revival architectural style, and had its foundation stone laid in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. Stop by to see the works of a number of Australia’s most notable artists, or plan your visit for one of many special events offered here, such as lunchtime art talks and creative workshops, suitable for art lovers of all ages. Before you head to Ballarat, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ballarat driving holiday planner, to make sure you see all that Ballarat has to offer, including Art Gallery of Ballarat.
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  • Have always enjoyed this wonderful gallery, & current exhibitions are fascinating - don’t miss the quirky COVID Superheroes sculptures, or the VCE students’ top efforts after the strangest, most...  more »
  • The Art Gallery of Ballarat is not impressive from the outside, but inside it is amazing. The first level is mainly visiting exhibitions and contemporary art, and the second level is a selection...  more »
  • Entry is free. We had a great time. Lots of great artwork and worth checking out if you're in the area. It's not very big - give yourself an hour.
  • Pleasantly surprised by the art collection. Great customer service. Cafe has gluten free options which my friend appreciated.

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