Exterior view of the colourful chimney at Box Hill Community Arts Centre.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre

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Gregory Burgess 1990 (building). Kevin Taylor 1990 (gardens).


Box Hill Community Arts Centre was the first centre of its kind built in Australia. More than 30 years on, it is still a thriving hub of community activity and creative exploration. This weekend will give people the opportunity to discover this unique, bright and beautiful arts building, which was designed by award-winning architect Gregory Burgess in conjunction with the artistic and creative local community at the time. The garden was originally designed by landscape architect Kevin Taylor.

What's On

There will be opportunities to meet working artists and to learn what it takes to run an arts facility which hosts weddings, parties and more in this changing city landscape. Tours, family activities and entertainment will be available across the weekend.

Children's Activities

Sunday will feature child-centred family workshops, including Make Your Own Arts-House, where kids will build fantastic cardboard box arts houses; California Dreaming, where children and families can learn about and then design their own Californian Bungalow; and Mosaic Magic, where families will be able to tour the Centre’s mosaics, followed by a paper-making mosaic masterpiece workshop. Numbers will be limited, so don't forget to book!

Image: (1) Exterior view of the colourful chimney at Box Hill Community Arts Centre. Photo: courtesy of Whitehorse City Council.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Open access 10.30am – 4pm
Tours run 10.30am, 12pm + 2.30pm
Running for 45 minutes in groups of 16
No bookings required

Sunday 28 July
Open access 10am-2.30pm

Child-centred family tours running every hour starting at 10am. Last tour departs at 2pm
Running for 15 minutes in groups of 10
No bookings required

Make Your Own Arts-House workshop at 10am
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 16
Bookings required

California Dreaming workshop at 10.30am
Running for 90 minutes in groups of 12
Bookings required

Mosaic Magic workshop at 11.15am
Running for 90 minutes in groups of 16
Bookings required

This program includes both open access and pre-booked components. Where bookings are required—a $7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Saturday and Sunday tours will start at The Gallery, located inside Box Hill Community Arts Centre. Rooms for the Sunday workshops will have signs.



Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby

All spaces are wheelchair accessible. The centre is all one level with some ramps for accessing the garden. External doors will be open but assistance may be required to open them if they happen to be closed at any time.


470 Station St, Box Hill VIC 3128

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