The Taylor Gallery
The Herbert and May Shaw Gallery display case
The John Wolseley tapestry
The Barber Gallery (Asian ceramics and metalwork)
The Gaussen Gallery (Paul Sandby gouaches)

Hamilton Art Gallery

Address: 107 Brown Street, Hamilton, Victoria 3300

Phone: 03 5573 0460  


Hamilton Art Gallery is famous for its outstanding international collections of fine and decorative arts.

The Shaw Bequest featuring 800 items of English and European silver, glass and porcelain reflects the collecting interests of Herbert and May Shaw of 'Kiama' near Hamilton. This generous bequest made in 1957 was the beginnings of a collection that now includes over 7500 items.

Australian paintings include important colonial art of the Western District by Louis Buvelot, 'Wannon Falls', Thomas Clark, 'Muntham' and Nicholas Chevalier, 'Mt Abrupt' painted soon after pastoral settlement. Recent artists represented include Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd, Justin O'Brien, John Olsen, Tim Storrier, Howard Arkley, Tim Maguire and Kathleen Petyarre.

William Hogarth (1697-1764) is represented in our extensive print collection by his well known satirical suites of amusing moral tales.

Hamilton is an important cultural and education centre. The Gallery's unique collection offers a stimulating experience for all visitors and is an excellent resource for students of art and history. The permanent collection is complemented with a program of temporary exhibitions.

Content: Hamilton Art Gallery


This is a free attraction.


  • Coach parking
  • Guide
  • Public toilet

Opening hours

Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day.

Monday to Friday
10:00am -5:00pm

2:00pm -5:00pm

10:00am -12:00pm
Open Saturday 10:00am to midday & 2:00 to 5:00pm.

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