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Art Gallery of Ballarat

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A Sunday Morning Trip Finds a 'Summer Morning Tiff'

This place is like a jewel box; the one that you've just found in the back of an old cupboard... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Terry S
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Wollongong, Australia
What a collection!

For a free display, there are so many great Australian works or art. So much to see and do at the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
116damiens
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Adelaide, Australia
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An interesting an 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...more
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40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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All reviews archibald prize visiting exhibitions great collection special exhibition beautiful building on display norman lindsay free admission old building gift shop worth a visit eureka flag lydiard street two hours railway station couple of hours gold rush
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This gallery has some interesting exhibitions but yesterday wasnot one of them. Was not very impressed with the gallery, dim da4k,and boring

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is like a jewel box; the one that you've just found in the back of an old cupboard. Treasure after Australian art treasure; a joy to the heart. You just can't not visit!!

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For a free display, there are so many great Australian works or art. So much to see and do at the gallery. There are some paid exhibitions to see as well. Go and see whilst in Ballarat.

Thank 116damiens
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We visited during the BOAA and were not disappointed. Some fabulous and varied installations here. The cafe is great too. Allow a good hour or so to really take everything in. Staff were very helpful and there is a cloak room available.

Thank geniegal
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The best visit by far on our trip. I was surprised by the volume and quality of the displays in the gallery.

Thank strford
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We travelled to Ballarat just for the Art Gallery and we weren't disappointed. There is a nice collection of works from Australian artists on permanent display including Sidney Nolan, Arthur Streeton, Russell Drysdale, Tom Roberts, Norman Lindsay and many others.

Thank Barrie F
Reviewed 3 October 2018

My daughter and I visited the Gallery to see the BOAA Art exhibition and thoroughly enjoyed it. We loved seeing the amazing variety in works and reading the background of the artists from all over Australia. It really encouraged us to get more creative! The...More

Thank Michelle_HGoldCoast
Peter F, Public Relations Manager at Art Gallery of Ballarat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hi Michelle - so glad you enjoyed your BOAA experience, it's an amazing initiative and is getting an incredible response from visitors. We think all of the shows at the Gallery are stunning. The BOAA ticketing desk now has all their merchandise so it is...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

The art gallery is right in town there's always something great to check out in a orr inspiring building

Thank Helen H
Peter F, Public Relations Manager at Art Gallery of Ballarat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hi Helen - yes, we're in a great location, with lots to see nearby and lots of cafes - including Kittelty's at the Gallery! Really glad you like our gallery and hope to see you back Peter

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Spent 2 hrs just enjoying the beautiful art in this lovely old building. They had music upstairs in one of the rooms which added to the atmosphere. Some wonderful works of art. Featues some works of early Ballarat which were extremely interesting givi g an...More

Thank Judy T
Peter F, Public Relations Manager at Art Gallery of Ballarat, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Hi Judy Really glad you enjoyed your visit, and that Gavin was playing - he really adds to the ambience in our beautiful Oddie Gallery. The views of Ballarat are actually going to become even more of a feature next year when we set up...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

A small group of us drove up from Melbourne to see Into the Light. They organized a French guide for us which made our day. We loved it.

Thank Adrienne W
Peter F, Public Relations Manager at Art Gallery of Ballarat, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi Adrienne So glad you managed to catch our beautiful exhibition before it closed. And very happy that Bernard was available to show you around - he loved this show so much and will really miss it. Do come again!

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Noorhoor
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Response from hugh1957 | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for the late reply. The bulk of the Art Gallery is free except when there is a specific exhibition. When we were the The Archibald Competition was in town so we paid for this exhibition, at a much cheaper rate than... More
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