GALLERIES IN VICTORIA    Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Image: WilliamsBoag Architects design for Ararat Regional Art Gallery. 

Address & Contact Details

Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat 3377
Telephone: (03) 5352 2836


Opening Hours
The gallery is currently closed for a redevelopment and will reopen in 2018.  For information about the gallery's 2017 outreach program, visit




Ararat Art Gallery

NOTE: Ararat Regional Art Gallery is closed in 2017 for a major redevelopment. The gallery will reopen in 2018 in a new and upgraded home at the Ararat Town Hall in time to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Located in the heart of Ararat in the historic Town Hall building, Ararat Regional Art Gallery offers an exciting program of exhibitions across all areas of the visual arts. Established in 1968, the Gallery has a unique place amongst Australian public galleries through a longstanding commitment to supporting and promoting contemporary textile fibre art.


Permanent Collection
Specialising in textile fibre art, the collection is a rare and unique resource valued at around $1.2M. Recent acquisitions of work by Starlie Geikie, Newell Harry, Kate Just, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Nalda Searles and Jenny Watson reveal the rich diversity of current fibre-focussed contemporary practice and foreshadow opportunities for the collection's development.


Getting to the Gallery
Ararat Regional Art Gallery is at the intersection of Vincent Street and the Western Highway, Ararat, in the historic late-Victorian Town Hall building.

By car
Ararat is around a two and a half hour drive from Melbourne at the gateway to the Grampians region.

By train and bus
VLine travels daily to Ararat from Melbourne via Ballarat. For travel times please refer to the VLine timetable: VLine timetable information

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