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Art Gallery of Ballarat

40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5320 5858
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Interesting Regional Gallery

This gallery has a very nice permanent collection which includes works from European as well as... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robyn M
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Ballarat is so lucky to have such a treasure

Went to the David LaChapelle exhibition and it was fantastic. I hadn't been since the Archibald and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ballarat, Australia
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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 yesterday via mobile

This gallery has a very nice permanent collection which includes works from European as well as Australian artists. Well worth a visit.

Thank Robyn M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to the David LaChapelle exhibition and it was fantastic. I hadn't been since the Archibald and I enjoyed this as much (maybe more). So, the gallery often have new things to experience and it is not only the art work, but it is a...More

Thank CazatDTA
Reviewed 1 week ago

we went for david lachapelle exhibition and were so so so happy we made it. it wasn't just the main attraction but the outdoor photo exhibitions, 'tell' - photography of indigenous artists' were just as impressive. we also loved the way local businesses got involved...More

Thank 1mightymouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent over an hour in this well laid out gallery. Exhibits are arranged in chronological order and many are worthy of more than a moment's viewing. The gift shop is also worth a visit.

Thank DADD23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous permanent exhibition and we are always impressed with visiting exhibits and completely blown away by the current 2017 International Foto Biennale exhibition by David LaChapelle, one of the most important photographers of our time. This is the first time David LaChapelle has exhibited in...More

Thank familyfuninsun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited to see the David LaChapelle photo exhibition which was beyond expectations in terms of scope, quality and impact. Each series of photos was highly thought provoking and extremely memorable. We also spent some time in the other exhibition areas of the Gallery and...More

Thank xartec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favourite art galleries are those where an hour or two is long enough to browse the whole collection but there is a diverse range of quality offerings. The Ballarat Gallery certainly meets those requirements and its location in a beautiful period building in the...More

Thank GraftonRiverguide
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip to the Art Gallery of Ballarat was specifically to view the David LaChapelle photographic exhibition. The photographs were superb and beautifully displayed. An amazing exhibit just on it's own. The rest of the gallery is a wonderful as well with a eclectic range...More

2  Thank Naomi K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved being able to see the actual Eureka Flag here. Also really enjoyed wandering around the beautiful old building viewing many Australian paintings I had only seen in books. Well laid out. Great building.

Thank hbrisbane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the greatest places to visit in Ballarat so it is not something to miss. Surely make time and pay a visit to this venue and learn about the city history and culture.

1  Thank FarisAlavi
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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