Central Goldfields Art Gallery redevelopment

  • Project typeRedevelopment
  • Project value$1.7 million from the Victorian Government and $273,000 from Council's 2020/21 Budget
  • Project scheduleCommencing October 2021 with completion expected by May, 2022
  • Completion Date30 April 2022
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In March, 2021 the Victorian Government announced an additional $1.2 million in funding for phases 2 and 3 of the Central Goldfields Art Gallery redevelopment project.
 
This is in addition to the $500,000 in funding announced in 2020 and will see the project delivered in its entirety. 

 

Identified as one of Council's Priority Projects and a transformational project in the Central Goldfields Shire Tourism and Events Strategy, the redevelopment includes:

  • Refurbishment and extension, including opening the original fire doors at the front of the Gallery
  • Increased exhibition spaces
  • Installation of improved environmental and climate controls
  • Re-modelling of internal gallery spaces 
  • Improved storage facilities for the Shire's art collection
  • Creation of an open, contemporary reception
  • Improved accessibility and visitor services amenities
  • External landscaping including the installation of an Indigenous Interpretative Garden 

 

The project will support the Central Goldfields Art Gallery to:

  • Increase the range (breadth) of works exhibited, display a growing collection and attract touring exhibitions of significant cultural merit and worth to the community.
  • Increase the number of community members engaged in cultural and educational activities.
  • Increase opportunities for local people to develop their creative skills and to exhibit work in a state of the art, regionally significant exhibition space.
  • Increase capacity for additional visitor numbers through improved amenity and better use of space.

 

 

 

 

 

Location

3 Neill Street, Maryborough,  3465  View Map

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