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Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat

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4.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web
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. With our international travel planner, Ballarat attractions like Art Gallery of Ballarat can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We were really impressed with the gallery. Great collection of Australian art. Fantastic gallery shop. 
  • Went here to see the original Eureka flag only to find out it was next door to where we were staying so had a look around anyway and was very interesting. 
  • A good variety of artwork - nothing too extensive, so very manageable for an hour or so. Lighting could be improved - the spotlights created glare on some of the paintings. Also, placement of statues ...  read more »
  • What an amazingly surprising find. A 'must see' in Ballarat. A wonderful historic building beautiful building A regional gallery with a great range of Australian paintings ... you will find works by most Aussie iconic painters, and beautifully displayed in a beautiful historic building. A 'must see' treasure-trove of art.
  • Amazing day visiting the art gallery. Saw Whistlers painting of his wife and some self portraits. Ballarat has incredible history and is a beautiful town. Everyone very welcoming.
  • Nice small gallery reflecting the history of Ballarat, a dedicated section of beautiful works of emigration.
  • A wonderful place. So glad that a friend identified it as a 'must see'.
  • The archibald prize exhibition was fantastic to see in real life and the winner was justified and stood out proudly. A privilege to see.
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