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Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat

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Art Gallery
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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  • This gallery doesn't go in for many visiting exhibitions, sadly but has had the Archibalds twice recently. Nevertheless it has an excellent collection of 19th century australian art as well as a good ...  more »
  • Popped in for a warming lunch with our grandchildren... the toasted sandwiches were great as were the French Apple cakes. Would have liked 2 scones, and they looked very pale, but the one we had was f...  more »
  • Got caught in a rain shower without our coats so ducked into the gallery to keep dry. They have some really good work - (the horses towing the lifeboat is an absolute gem) and the usual appalling rubb...  more »
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  • Went to the Archibald exhibition for the second year running. A bit crowded but all went smoothly. We had mixed up our train timetable and needed to change our timed entry tickets - the telephone operator couldn't have been more helpful, all done with no drama and the replacement tickets were emailed to us the same day I phoned the gallery. Lots of places could take a lesson in customer service from this organisation!
  • This is possibly one of the best regional galleries in Australia. Often hosts great exhibitions like the Archibald Prize and the Foto Bienale.
  • A surprising range of quality paintings from across the periods. Really lovely. Beautifully presented as well. I visited during the Archibald Prize exhibition which was fabulous. Well worth a visit to Ballarat for the gallery alone.
  • 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.
  • What a fantastic suprise this gallery is. Excellently curated. Friendly. Very manageable size. I loved it. World class.