Goulburn Regional Art Gallery reaches new heights.

Published on 17 November 2023

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In late 2022, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery was announced as successful in obtaining $119,356 funding through the New South Wales Government’s Creative Capital Minor Works and Equipment Funding program. This proposal was supported by Mrs Wendy Tuckerman MP, arts leaders and cultural institutions in Goulburn and Canberra.

The capital works project created a new exhibition space within the Gallery’s existing footprint, including the installation of new walls and lighting. Through enlarging the Gallery's total exhibition space, it increases the local and broader community's access to high-quality artworks created by a range of different artists. The Gallery, which is a cultural centre for a growing region, is expanding its reach and capability to service an increasing demand. The renovations were undertaken during August and September 2023, resulting in a beautiful new exhibition space which was officially launched in November 2023. Its inaugural exhibition shows a selection of major works from the Gallery’s permanent collection.

“This project has transformed the currently unused former workshop space into a flexible contemporary exhibition space suitable for display of artworks for many sizes and mediums”, said Member for Goulburn, Mrs Wendy Tuckerman.

“The former Governments investment in improving arts and cultural events to be better fit for purpose has enhanced access for the community.” Mrs Tuckerman continued.

‘Goulburn Regional Art Gallery is a cultural pilar in the region. It is exciting to see the enhancement of Goulburn’s cultural infrastructure which will have a real and lasting positive impact on the community.’ Aaron Johansson, Chief Executive Officer, Goulburn Mulwaree Council.

‘The completion of this capital works project is a proud moment for the Gallery. It is the biggest addition to the Gallery’s exhibition footprint since 1990. This marks a new era in the Gallery’s vitality and growth, securing its position as a hub for arts and culture in the region.’ Yvette Dal Pozzo, Director, Goulburn Regional Art Gallery.

Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Goulburn Mulwaree Council.

Image credit: Installation view Highlights from the Permanent Collection featuring Teelah George, A Hard Capture, 2019, towel, oil paint, bronze, cotton twine; Sharon Adamson, Wanampi Tjukurpa, 2019, acrylic on linen, purchased 2019; Dionisia Salas, To Fall in Spring, 2022, Oil on Canvas; Anyupa Stevens, Ngura - Country, 2021, acrylic on Belgian Linen, purchased 2021; Janet Laurence, What Happens in Glass 1, 2008, Duraclear on mirror; Janet Laurence, What Happens in Glass 2, 2008, Duraclear on mirror; Serena Bonson, Warraburnburn, Cottonwood (Bombas Ceiba) with Ochre Pigment and PVA glue, purchased 2021. Photograph: Silversalt Photography.


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