Located in the heart of Hamilton’s cultural arts precinct close to cafes and shops, Hamilton Gallery is a welcoming, accessible and free experience open to all. Hamilton Gallery has been the heart of visual arts in the Southern Grampians for over 60 years – it is the most significant public cultural facility in the region and forms an important part of the range of tourism experiences available in the Greater Hamilton region.
The gallery’s internationally-significant collection was seeded by the generous Shaw bequest of 781 objects in 1958, and has grown to include over 9000 objects encompassing a multitude of mediums, time periods, traditions and cultures. The collection’s unique strengths are most notable within the decorative arts, European, Australian and Asian Art collection areas, including a rare collection of 18th Century gouache and watercolour landscapes by Paul Sandby.
Free to visit and open 7 days, the gallery has an ever-changing exhibition program with something new to see on every visit. Discover touring exhibitions, curated highlights from the permanent collection and engaging public programs and events. The Hamilton Gallery shop also stocks unique products by local and national artisans, including ceramics, jewellery, homewares and educational games, all with free gift wrapping and 10% off for Friends of the Gallery.
Learning through play is an integral part of the experience at Hamilton Gallery – children’s art spaces have regularly changing activities as well as targeted interpretations of exhibitions specifically aimed at our younger visitors.
Public events for all ages provide opportunities for all ages to connect with artists and guest speakers, to get creative, and to learn.