Art Gallery of Ballarat

Art Gallery of Ballarat: Hours, Address, Art Gallery of Ballarat Reviews: 4.5/5

Art Gallery of Ballarat
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
An interesting and dynamic regional gallery where there is always lots to see. Upstairs, the gallery collection is definitely worth a visit, as the Gallery holds one of the best regional collections in the country and is always looking for interesting, thought-provoking ways of displaying it. Downstairs there are temporary exhibitions, with at least four open at any one time.
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1-2 hours
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Bruce Campbell
Ballarat, Australia149 contributions
Fabulous free visit.
Jul. 2021
The Ballarat Art Gallery is a brilliant place to spend a couple of hours during a cold winter's day. There are currently seven varied and interesting exhibitions as well as the main gallery offerings. The lay-out of the gallery is perfect, there is plenty of information on every piece of art and the gallery staff are extremely helpful. There is also an excellent shop where you can pick up tasteful gifts or souvenirs. And it's free! What more could you ask for in a tourist attraction?
Written 12 July 2021
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peter and nevi... g
Daylesford, Australia43 contributions
Racist artwork in Ballarat Gallery
Jun. 2021
My husband and I visited last week. It was not our first visit. Loved most of the exhibits, and I don't mind artistic licence, however, disrespectful racist art and swearing draws the line. It is an insult to Euro Australians to have Captain Cook in two artworks called "Captain F****er" and Captain C**t". Would it be OK for me to call great Aboriginal people "Truganini C**t" or "King Billy F****er"? I dont think so and would never consider it. The art gallery should not be a home to reverse racism. Greatly disappointed on this visit. Wise up. Black, White, red, yellow, brown or black we are all Australians and should have our ancestors respected. but it seems not if you are white...................
Written 29 June 2021
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Cheryl M
Dalyston, Australia20 contributions
Just dropped in to get out of the rain
Jun. 2021
We just dropped into the Gallery to get out of the rain and we were happy we did that. The lady when you first walk was very helpful and friendly. A good amount of paintings to look at (If there are too many we can get bored), with special exhibitions as well
Written 14 June 2021
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Michael B
Melbourne, Australia40 contributions
Beautiful attraction
May 2021
Spent a few hours walking through the Gallery with plenty to look at. Different styles appealing to all ages and very well set out
Written 30 May 2021
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Travellingbullocks
Sydney, Australia33 contributions
Fantastic gallery; fantastic exhibitions
May 2021
Great gallery. The Kait James and the Out of the Darkness exhibitions were outstanding. Well done to all involved.
Written 28 May 2021
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Bomoh
Mount Gambier, Australia684 contributions
Underwhelming
May 2021 • Couples
A few half decent traditional paintings mixed in with the usual modern art junk and a few mop heads on sticks masquerading as a rock group.
Why there has to be a child abuse activism section I don't know.
Is it an art gallery or an offshoot of the Welfare department?
Written 18 May 2021
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maryan5456
Sydney, Australia113 contributions
Well worth a visit
Apr. 2021 • Couples
This is a great regional art gallery! We really enjoyed chatting to the staff who were very helpful and knowledgable about the gallery and the history of the Art Gallery in Ballarat. It displayed a number of paintings from overseas and importantly some from the Australian colonial collection. Well worth a visit!
Written 21 April 2021
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Morkie8
Ocean Grove, Australia404 contributions
A must on your itinerary
Apr. 2021 • Couples
We have visited this gallery many times and have always enjoyed the every changing exhibits, there where no restrictions in place at this stage, so make sure you take a visit.
There are activities for the children sometimes to keep them engaged which is fun for them too.
Written 13 April 2021
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Cheryl P
Jan Juc, Australia49 contributions
Magnificent Gallery, very impressive exhibitions!
Mar. 2021 • Friends
Have always enjoyed this wonderful gallery, & current exhibitions are fascinating - don’t miss the quirky COVID Superheroes sculptures, or the VCE students’ top efforts after the strangest, most challenging year in 2020. The permanent collection is extensive & always enjoyable, changing periodically as treasures are brought out of the vaults & rotated onto available walls. The building itself is quite grand inside, despite its underwhelming street facade. Well worth 2-3 hours of your time, & there were even kids’ art activities set up in one area for some welcome distraction for tired little legs!
Written 16 March 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,444 contributions
One of regional Australia's best art galleries
Mar. 2021
The Art Gallery of Ballarat is not impressive from the outside, but inside it is amazing. The first level is mainly visiting exhibitions and contemporary art, and the second level is a selection from the gallery's permanent collection. It has art by many prominent artists, dating from the 19th century and including Australian modernists. The Art Gallery of Ballarat has one of the best collections in Australia.
Written 10 March 2021
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Art Gallery of Ballarat is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm