Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Grampians, Victoria, Australia
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Art & culture

Travel through the mountain ranges, open plains, forests and flora of the Grampians and soak up the sights that have inspired generations of artistic endeavour.

Fine regional examples
Make a beeline for the standout regional galleries in Horsham, Hamilton and Ararat, with collections that rival their urban counterparts.

Gaze at contemporary Australian photography in Horsham, admire the textures of contemporary fibre and textiles in Ararat, and browse the collection of decorative arts and rich bequests in Hamilton.

Pop into smaller private galleries and art spaces as you tour the region, which has long been home to artists thanks to its imposing natural beauty.

The earliest art and culture
Reserve plenty of time for visiting Aboriginal places of interest, especially Brambuk Cultural Centre in Halls Gap, with its multimedia shows, art exhibitions, artefact displays, cultural talks, and guided tours to ancient rock art sites.

The Grampians stories
Acknowledge other cultures and their contributions to the Grampians at the museums dotted around the region. Visit the purpose-built Chinese Heritage Centre in Ararat that tells the story of Chinese miners coming to local goldfields more than a century ago.

Festivals and events
Celebrate the long history of artistic inspiration at the frequent arts events and festivals held throughout the region.

Art galleries

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Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Horsham Regional Art Gallery is one of Australia's best rural galleries, housed in the elegant 1930s Art Deco former Municipal Offices.

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The Taylor Gallery

Hamilton Art Gallery

Exhibitions include silver, porcelain and glass from the 1700s onwards, oriental ceramics, watercolours, prints, and Australian oil paintings.

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Steve Morvell Wildlife Art

Steve Morvell Wildlife Art Studio is located in the picturesque Halls Gap, in the Western Victorian region of the Grampians. Steve Morvell is a...

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Interior Ros McArthur Art Studio

Ros McArthur Art Studio

Ros McArthur Art Studio is located in the large garden of "Woollahra" sheep farm in the Victoria Valley, an area known for its production of...

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Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Ararat Gallery is renowned for its collection of contemporary fibre and textile art, one of only two such collections in Australian regional galleries.

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Museums

Ellen and Jean Reid

The Bible Museum

The Bible Museum has on display historic bibles which offer a rare insight into the development of the English language and also the story of writing...

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Ellen and Jean Reid

The Bible Museum

The Bible Museum has on display historic bibles which offer a rare insight into the development of the English language and also the story of writing...

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Volcanoes Discovery Centre

Visit the Volcanoes Discovery Centre in Penshurst at the foot of the dormant Mt Rouse volcano and be transported back thousands of years to when...

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Aradale Ghost Tour

Aradale Ghost Tour

Aradale Ghost Tour is a two hour tour through Australia's largest abandoned 1800's lunatic asylum. Tours begin at 8pm and meet at Heath Street front...

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Gum San

Gum San Chinese Heritage

Unearth the critical and quirky contributions of the Chinese miners who came to the Victorian goldfields in the 1850s, through interactive exhibits.

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