Wangaratta Art Gallery offers the local, regional and visiting community a unique experience amongst the network of regional galleries in Victoria. A superb small gallery that presents a program of quality and innovative exhibitions of touring, in-house curated and regional artist exhibitions with additional local arts groups and artists exhibitions, public programs, lectures, forums, talks and schools programs.
Wangaratta Art Gallery is situated in the arts precinct, right next door to the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre. The new WPAC offers an outstanding café/restaurant directly outside the Gallery entrance, the cafe caters to Gallery visitors as well as Performing Arts Centre patrons and the community.
The Wangaratta Art Gallery adopted a Permanent Art Collection Policy in 2004 enabling the Gallery to collect textiles, wood, small sculpture, art work about the region and work by regional artists of significance. The collection is gradually building its holdings and is shown from time to time in specifically developed exhibitions in the main Gallery space.
One of the Wangaratta Art Gallery's innovative public programs is a textile based art [txtART] group for funky young people aged 12 - 16. This group develops exciting artworks whilst learning skills from people in the community experienced in textile techniques. A new initiative at the Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery is the Biennial Textile Art Award, starting in 2009 - coinciding with, and in support of, the Wangaratta Stitched Up Textile Festival held in June/July 2009. While visiting Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery, take a moment to browse in the Foyer Gift Shop which features extraordinary work by local, regional and national artists and designers.Visit Website
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