Address & Contact Details
199 Cureton Avenue, Mildura VIC 3500
Tel: (03) 5018 8330
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday, and 10am-1pm on ANZAC Day.
Mildura Arts Centre
In 1950, Rio Vista was purchased for £18,000.00 and converted into an art gallery. Back in 1944 a valuable art collection was bequeathed to the Mildura City Council by Senator RD Elliott, owner of the Elliott Newspaper Group. The bequest was on the condition that a suitable place be found to house the collection. Several rooms in Rio Vista including the conservatory were converted for display purposes and many of the original surfaces were painted over. Conversion into the Mildura Art Gallery saved the house from probable demolition and subdivision of the surrounding grounds.
Today, the Gallery’s five spaces display a rotating program of exhibitions throughout the year. The exhibition program boasts a vibrant and engaging mix of temporary exhibitions of selected collection works, contemporary local artist exhibitions, touring exhibitions and the work of visiting artists.
The regional gallery and Permanent Collection is one of Victoria’s best kept secrets. The foundation bequest of Senator RD Elliott and Mrs Hilda Elliott includes the largest single collection of paintings by Anglo-Irish artist Sir William Orpen. Visitors are also astonished to find a pastel by Edgar Degas, Femme a la baignoire se coiffant, as well as works by Sir Frank Brangwyn and a number of important Australian artists.
Open 10am–2pm and for evening events
The seasonal menu embraces local produce and supports local businesses.