Broken Hill Regional Art GalleryLast updated Friday, 26 Nov 2010.
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery is the oldest regional art gallery in New South Wales. It was established in 1904 following the bequest of three major artworks by Mr George McCulloch, one of the founders of Broken Hill Propriety Limited (BHP). Officially opened by the Governor-General of Australia, Lord Northcote, in October 1904, the Broken Hill City Art Gallery was first housed in the Broken Hill’s principal cultural venue, the Technical College, together with the Technical College Museum Collection, where it remained until 1970 when the Gallery relocated to the Entertainment Centre (formally the Civic Centre). Broken Hill City Art Gallery was renamed Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery in 2002 to reflect its important cultural position and role in the broader western New South Wales region, and historical significance as the oldest regional gallery in the State. As a part of Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery’s centenary celebrations, it relocated in October 2004 to Sully’s Emporium in the heart of Broken Hill. The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery provides an annual program of locally curated exhibitions along with touring exhibitions from major cultural institutions. A selection of works from the collection is on permanent display in the upstairs gallery. The annual program endeavours to include work by established and emerging Aboriginal artists from around the Far West region of New South Wales.
Category: Gallery/Museum (paid staff)
Phone: 08 8080 3440
404-408 Argent Street
Broken Hill, NSW 2880
Other facilities in Broken Hill
Local Government Area: Broken Hill City Council
- Arts Industry Workshops and training activities
- Community workshops and participatory activities
- Craft exhibitions
- Education programs for schools
- Indigenous arts exhibitions and events
- Library services
- New media exhibitions
- Social history exhibitions
- Visual arts exhibitions
- Youth programs and activities
- accessible toilets
- a continuous accessible path of travel within the building to all public spaces, services and facilities
- a wider parking space(s) designated for accessible parking
- the capacity for people in wheelchairs to sit with their companions in auditoriums or other fixed seating areas
Dedicated parking: Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery does not have dedicated parking.