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Art Gallery Ballarat

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
61 03 5320 5858
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Description: Instituted in 1884, this became the first provincial Art Gallery established in Australia.
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Melbourne, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Amazing collection of Australian art in this relatively small city - the people of this town have been passionate about their art over many generations. Take one of the free tours to discover the funny and interesting stories about how some of these major works ended up here. The gallery has examples of works by almost very famous Australian artist... More

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Australia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great gallery with a wonderful collection of art from the Victorian era. It often has good exhibitions. Definitely well worth a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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205 reviews 205 reviews
57 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Most impressed with the range of art work available for you to see, would definately go again and would certainly suggest anyone would enjoy visiting here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We so enjoyed our visit to this gallery.There is a wonderful collection of Australian art and it was heartening to be able to visit the recent indigenous exhibition. This is also a beautiful building. Well worth a visit and even better it is cost free.

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Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Always great works on display, friendly staff, reasonably priced gift shop and cafe. a great experience was had by the whole family

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Ballarat Art Gallery would have to be the pick of the Victorian Regional Galleries. Not only is the building a treasure in itself but they have some of the most magical paintings to view. See the old Septimus Powers painting of the draught horses and too many of the Australian masters to mention. You must stop to see this gallery

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The art blew me away. Simply sublime gallery. Everyone must visit it. I will most definitely be going back .

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Malvern, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Amazing collection of works. Particularly liked the Lindsay collection & the fact that so many contemporary artists were represented

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Fort St. John, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Ballarat has it's share of historic buildings, but the Art Gallery did not dissapoint. The staff were extremely pleasant, and we were happy to catch the Auld Lang Syne exhibit exploring some of the Scottish influences on the early developments in Australia. Obviously the gallery has so much more to offer, and if you have time I am confident it... More

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The display is affected at the moment (mid-July) because spaces have been closed for renovation, but the collection that's still on display is well presented and covers a number of styles. The bonus for me was the knowledgeable and friendly tour guide (I'm afraid I don't recall her name). If all the gallery's guides are as good as she was... More

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