Tamworth Regional Art GalleryLast updated Tuesday, 14 Dec 2010.
This new facility was purpose built in 2004 to provide a venue for both the Regional Gallery and Library. These two facilities were previously co-located in a venue that was no longer able to meet the growing demands of the community. The Art Gallery is a major educational and entertainment resource for the city of Tamworth and the surrounding region. It provides a regular changing artistic program of local, national and international exhibitions annually. The diverse range of public programs includes artist and curator talks and specialist events and workshops for children and adults. The Tamworth Powerstation Museum is housed on the original site of the first electrical substation which provided electricity for the North West. Tamworth was the first inland city in Australia to have electric street lighting. This occurred on 9th November 1888. The museum is an important part of the history of electricity in Australia and houses the only two fully functioning undertype John Fowler Steam Engines still operating in the world.
Additional purpose: Gallery shop, studio workshop and meeting room facilities
Co-located facility:Co-located with the Library. Shared building maintenance and management structure. Collaborative projects undertaken include school and holiday workshop programs, special events, and specialist exhibitions such as The Graham Base Waterhole Exhibition in 2008 can also be found at the same location as Tamworth Regional Art Gallery.
Category: Gallery/Museum (paid staff)
Phone: 02 6767 5459
Level 1, 466 Peel Street
Tamworth, NSW 2340
Other facilities in Tamworth
Local Government Area: Tamworth Regional Council
- Arts Industry Workshops and training activities
- Community learning and skill development training
- Community workshops and participatory activities
- Craft exhibitions
- Design exhibitions
- Education programs for schools
- Indigenous arts exhibitions and events
- Literature writing events
- Music performances
- New media exhibitions
- Social history exhibitions
- Visual arts exhibitions
- Youth programs and activities
- Corporate functions - after hours events, cocktail party and welcoming evenings.
- accessible toilets
- a continuous accessible path of travel within the building to all public spaces, services and facilities
- a set down area at the facility entrance with a kerb ramp to allow access from the road to the entrance
- handrails fitted to stairs and ramps
- the capacity for people in wheelchairs to sit with their companions in auditoriums or other fixed seating areas
Dedicated parking: Tamworth Regional Art Gallery does not have dedicated parking.
Disabled access: yes
CateringNo catering facilities are on offer.
Visitors2007/8: Gallery 46,983
2008/9: Gallery 47,500
School visitors: 10.0
Collection items: Between 500 and 1000 items
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