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Visitors Centre: Cnr Alma and Nolan Streets, Maryborough VIC 3465. Phone: 03 5460 4511. visitorinfo@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au

  

Central Goldfields Art Gallery

Address: 2 Neill Street, Maryborough
Phone: (03) 5460 4588
Email: cgsc.art@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au
Visit: https://www.facebook.com/centralgoldfieldsartgallery

 Central Goldfields Art Gallery is a cultural facility of Central Goldfields Shire Council.

The art gallery is situated in the picturesque historic fire station built in 1861, a short walk from the CBD.

The gallery presents a varied exhibition program which showcases local and regional artists, and includes touring exhibitions.

A selection from the permanent collection is exhibited in the Casey Room. This growing collection includes works by artists of regional and national significance, such as Arthur Boyd, Pro Hart, Dean Bowen and Ray Crooke.

Textile art from the biennial Golden Textures acquisitive exhibition, compliments the work from the existing collection. Community engagement is supported with an annual community art and craft exhibition and local schools’ VCE art and design.

If you would like to receive an invitation to the gallery’s exhibitions, via email, please contact us. For further information on current exhibitions or to download a copy of our yearly program of exhibitions, see below.

Admission to the gallery is free and a donation is gratefully accepted.

Opening hours are Thursday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. 

Tour groups welcome all week, but bookings are essential


Anne Saunders - now and then 

VCE Art and Design Exhibition

 

ART GALLERY 
TEMPORARY CLOSURE



Central Goldfields Art Gallery will be closed temporarily on Thu 25 May, Fri 26, Sat 27 and Sun 28 due to the pack up of the Shrine of Remembrance exhibition. 

The gallery reopens Thursday 1 June for Through our eyes: Youth portraiture exhibition, featuring year 8 students from Maryborough Education Centre and Highview College.

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CURRENT EXHIBITION 


Through our eyes:
Youth portraiture exhibition

2 June - 25 June 2017

The gallery is turned over to the youth of the Central Goldfields Shire to exhibit biographical portraits of people that mean something to them.

This exhibition will give young people in our region a voice to acknowledge significant people in their lives, while showcasing their fresh and exciting artistic talent. Year 8 students from the Maryborough Education Centre and Highview College will be participating.

Official opening:  Friday 2 June 2017 at 5.00pm

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UPCOMING EXHIBITION 


Tarli Glover - A survey show
1 July – 30 July 2017
 
The Central Goldfields Art Gallery presents the first survey exhibition of celebrated artist Tarli Glover, opening on 1 July 2017. Central Victorian based artist Tarli Glover, has been practicing professionally for over three decades and has exhibited widely throughout Australia.
Tarli’s survey exhibition, takes the viewer on an artistic journey through the landscape of Victoria and through the decades of her artistic career. Beginning with Tarli’s early experimentations as a budding artist, through to her confident and bold use of line and colour in recent works.


Exhibition opening: 2.00pm Saturday 1 July 2017.
Following the exhibition opening, Tarli will give a roaming exhibition floor talk facilitated by curator Michael Grant. All welcome.

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Exhibition Program 2017 -  Central Goldfields Art Gallery 



Friends of the Gallery

Friends of the Gallery are part of a social network of people who support the visual arts.  By becoming a Friend of Central Goldfields Art Gallery you will:

  • Participate in excursions to other galleries and exhibitions
  • Attend coffee mornings and talks
  • Receive the ‘Friends’ quarterly newsletter
  • Participate in workshops
  • Support and promote the arts in Central Goldfields
  • Meet and make friends with people with similar interests.

 

To download a Friends of the Gallery membership brochure please click here.

 

School Holiday Children’s Art Classes

Due to popular demand, two classes are held each Wednesday during school holidays (except Christmas holidays).  These classes are tutored by an artist and/or educator, with the assistance of Friends of the Gallery members.  The focus is to have fun with art. 

Please contact the gallery for details and bookings.

Children's Art Workshop with author and illustrator Ann James 

Children's Art Workshop with author and illustrator Ann James 


Volunteering at the Gallery

Enquiries are welcome regarding volunteering at the Gallery.  Volunteers assist us on weekends; to meet and greet Gallery visitors, plus a small amount of administration work is required.  An interest in the arts is preferable.   Please contact the Gallery and chat to our staff if you would like more information.

 

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