Art Gallery Ballarat

Architect: Tappin, Gilbert and Dennehy, main building. Searle X Waldron, Annexe (pictured), 1989


Building Description

Founded in 1884, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest regional art gallery in Australia and was the first to be built outside a capital city in the overseas dominions of the British Empire. The Gallery is the oldest and largest regional gallery in the country, housed in a heritage-listed building which is one of the oldest purpose-built galleries in the country. The original building at 40 Lydiard Street North, which is still the core of the Gallery, was opened by Alfred Deakin on Friday 13 June 1890, having taken three years to construct.


40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat Central VIC

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