Wangaratta Art Gallery presents a diverse visual arts program of national, state and regional exhibitions. The program includes shows by regional artists, touring exhibitions and joint ventures with the public galleries sector in Victoria and elsewhere.
Established in 1987, Wangaratta’s unique regional gallery is housed in a heritage building located in the creative arts precinct, adjacent to the WPACC and a short walk from the CBD. The spacious interior offers a distinctive and rare experience for the gallery visitor.
Wangaratta Art Gallery collects contemporary textile art, small sculpture, wood, and significant works of art from and about the north-east Victoria region. It also collects works by state and national artists of significance and delivers the most significant acquisitive award for textile art across Australia.
One of the most powerful ways of supporting the Wangaratta Art Gallery is through the Wangaratta Art Gallery Friends. Wangaratta Art Gallery Friends Inc. is a non-profit volunteer group that act as gallery supporters and ambassadors. The Friends assist with the gallery’s volunteer staffing, fundraising and events.
Wangaratta Art Gallery’s Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award (WCTA)is a biennial award and exhibition that celebrates the diversity and strength of Australia’s contemporary textile artistry.
The WCTA is nationally significant and has been presented by Wangaratta Art Gallery since 2009. Wangaratta has a long and prominent history of textiles both in manufacturing and as a craft form. To build on this unique tradition and commit to the advancement and growth of contemporary textiles, the WCTA is an acquisitive prize that continues to capture the current state of play for contemporary textile practice in Australia.
- Free guided tours
- Gallery shop
- Historic building
- Onsite parking
- Wheelchair access
- Workshops & classes