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Art Gallery of Ballarat

40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5858
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Some good work from well known landscape artists

Worth a visit any time to see some original work from local well known artists who have visited the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Colin S
Myrtleford, Australia
Fine regional gallery

Located on Lydiard Street in the CBD of Ballarat, this small gallery has a good collection of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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Instituted in 1884, this became the first provincial Art Gallery established in Australia.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5858
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Worth a visit any time to see some original work from local well known artists who have visited the area. Large landscapes and usually a special exhibition depending on when you visit.

Thank Colin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on Lydiard Street in the CBD of Ballarat, this small gallery has a good collection of Australian and European art including furniture. Interesting to see what the early residents of Ballarat valued. There is a small gift shop on site as well as a...More

Thank spaqueen_9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Art Gallery of Ballarat for many reasons, but mostly because of the variety of exhibitions they have. This latest visit was for Romancing the Skull, which runs until End Jan 2018. It’s a great exhibition, that wasn’t very expensive to attend and...More

Thank Ellie_Buffy_Beer
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some amazing art pieces collected here.. worth a look also as a historic site and building.. Check opening hours !

Thank Ornella M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great find in Ballarat. It has a special collection of varied art including aboriginal, classical through to modern. The building itself is special and it is free to enter. Well set out plenty, of space to wander. A small gift shop and...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the Ballarat city itself. Ticket parking in front road side. Free entry. Full of variety of art work. Specially liked the section with classic art. A good place to visit for few hours.

Thank Lamindu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning building and a wonderful gallery to explore. It’s far bigger than you realise. It’s a must see when you are in Ballarat. They have a wonderful collection of art. I don’t know how often but some evenings they have a musical concert so check...More

1  Thank GAHunt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of works in this gallery. It is well worth a visit. A lot of great Australian artists. We also had a great coffee in the cafe as part of our Dr Blake tour with go2000 tours with Bev...More

Thank Quenton E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to the Ballarat Gallery- to see a specal exhibition. Its a compact series of spaces and I understand that there are plans to expand into some neighbouring buildings. Great location on a major street in the CBD and justa block away from...More

Thank MelbourneOztraveller
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this gallery. The Skull exhibition is fantastic. The cafe connected is also really lovely. Highly recommend a trip out there.

Thank JessVZ
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20 March 2016|
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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