regional Western Australia
The Art Gallery of Western Australia is the custodian of the State Art Collection. Through a program of exhibitions and interpretative programs it aims to increase the knowledge and appreciation of the arts of Australia and beyond for the enjoyment and the cultural, artistic, educational and intellectual enrichment of the people of Western Australia, including regional WA.
To facilitate regional access to the visual arts, the Art Gallery of Western Australia collaborates with a variety of organisations and individuals. Our commitment is particularly evident through the Gallery’s support of the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery. The Gallery is housed in a heritage building that was developed and now maintained by the City of Greater Geraldton. In conjunction with the City, AGWA provides funding, the provision of staff time and expertise, and cross promotional opportunities that contribute significantly to the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery being a premier regional gallery in Western Australia.
Located in the heart of Geraldton, the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery opened on 6 August 1984 and is housed in the former Town Hall which operated from 1907 to 1981.
Renovations completed in 1984 saw the Geraldton Regional Art Gallery become the first regional ‘A’ class venue in Western Australia and in 1997 the building was listed on the State Register of Heritage Places in Western Australia.
The Gallery houses and cares for the City of Greater Geraldton Art Collection which is comprised of over 475 artworks, principally paintings and works on paper.
The Gallery’s “A” classification allows for an annual schedule of some 25 exhibitions of the highest calibre accessed from local, state, national and international sources.
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