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Art Gallery Ballarat

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Address: 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 61 03 5320 5858
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Description: Instituted in 1884, this became the first provincial Art Gallery...
Instituted in 1884, this became the first provincial Art Gallery established in Australia.
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Best Regional Gallery

By far the best of the regional public galleries in Victoria. Has a great collection. Large holding of prints. Growing collections of botanical images and aboriginal works. Cafe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Ballarat, Australia
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Ballarat, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

By far the best of the regional public galleries in Victoria. Has a great collection. Large holding of prints. Growing collections of botanical images and aboriginal works. Cafe is very good.; as is the gallery shop. Will be hosting the Archibald Prize for the next few years when it tours the states. And will be expanding facilities to cope with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

The art gallery is located in a beautiful old building with an amazing staircase. Most of the displays were free to visit and offered a range of interesting pieces. The gift shop features a large selection of quality gifts. Be sure to add this to your Ballarat itinerary.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

World renowned art from Russia ,Greece Syria, beautifully presented and with an all day ticket, so relaxed !! .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Just lovely Ballarat is a stunning place with its amazing building the people are really lovely there to .The shopping centres are huge the streets are lovely the Art Gallery is a must for anyone would is visting the town .The gift shop is well stocked .

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A very good permanent collection displayed to advantage in the historic building. The art works and craft items portrayIing life in early Ballarat are particularly fascinating. The gallery shop Publications is well stocked; Andi was most helpful and knowledgeable with enquiries about past exhibitions ('For Auld Lang Syne' and 'Capturing Flora').

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I enjoyed the high standard of art on display having previously visited the gallery I was interested to see new additions

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Sydney
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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As well as the Botanical Gardens, the Art Gallery of Ballarat was a delightful surprise. Even my 6 year old daughter could find some interest here. I love the inclusion of lounge benches which sadly, many galleries seem to be removing. Take some good leisure time here. 1 1/2 hours to relax and drink in a visual treat.

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent a morning here and it was great. We are on a budget so we didn't see any of the paid exhibitions but there were some great free exhibitions. Well worth a visit when you're in Ballarat

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited the art gallery to see the Eikon exhibition. The exhibition was great, featuring some amazing paintings of Christian Orthodox art. There is also tours available.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, located opposite the Tourist Information Centre In Lydiard St is always worth a visit! Opened in the 1880s and lovingly restored and extended in more recent times, the gallery boasts an extensive collection and includes many of the finest Australian Impressionist works in the country, an exceptional Hans Hysen as well as many colonial and... More 

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