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 June, 2022
  • Completion Date30 June 2022
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In March, 2021 the Victorian Government announced $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 Central Goldfields Art Gallery redevelopment project delivered in its entirety. 

The concept designs for the redevelopment were adopted by Council in May, 2021 and can be viewed HERE.(PDF, 968KB)

The project will now move to the detailed design, tender and construction phases with the redevelopment expected to be complete by June, 2022.

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

  • New welcoming front entrance
  • New reception area
  • Indigenous interpretative garden
  • Extended and modernised main exhibition gallery
  • Upgraded lighting system
  • New environmental controls to enable the loan of art works from larger galleries
  • New permanent collection gallery and smaller exhibition spaces
  • Upgraded and expanded central access ramp
  • Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant access
  • DDA and public toilets
  • Small kitchen to support gallery openings and programs
  • New collection store
  • Workshop area for public programming
  • Improved administration space for gallery staff and volunteers
  • Re-instated link to town hall
  • New loading dock for bus parking and exhibition deliveries
  • New external courtyards and landscaped areas, including the streetscape interface
  • Replacement of existing hanging ceilings with exposed rafters
  • New skylights to introduce light and views to the historic fire tower 

     

    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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