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East Gippsland Art Gallery is the centre for visual arts in East Gippsland celebrating the diverse artistic spirit of the region through a vibrant and dynamic program of art and cultural experiences for the whole family. 

We are open to bold ideas, different ways of seeing and championing the visual arts and artists in our region. We are passionate about engaging and inspiring the next generation of art lovers in our community. Every month we have exhibition openings, artist talks, events and art workshops. Experience the ever-changing environment and amazing opportunities and experiences our gallery offers.

Available for individual or community group hire.


East Gippsland Art Gallery was established in 1992 by the then City of Bairnsdale after being approached by local residents concerned that there was no public gallery in East Gippsland. Initially, East Gippsland Art Gallery was provided with one room at its current address, which it soon outgrew. Fortunately, it was eventually able to utilise all of the building as exhibition space. Renovations carried out in 2003 greatly improved exhibition facilities, opened up the foyer and created a display area for a gallery shop that stocks a range of local fine art and craft items.

East Gippsland Art Gallery's exhibition calendar is quite remarkable for a small gallery with only 4 part time staff and is recognised for its dynamic interaction and engagement with its community.


East Gippsland Art Gallery strives to bring a bold arts and culture program to East Gippsland. We invite you to join the Gallery’s circle of supporters and contribute towards this goal by making a donation or become a member today.


East Gippsland Art Gallery's administration is overseen by a Board of Management whose members are elected annually from the community at an advertised Annual General Meeting. Additional members may be seconded at the Committee’s discretion. The Board of Management is involved in the development of gallery policy as well as strategic planning and implementation.

Whilst principally funded by East Gippsland Shire Council and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, East Gippsland Art Gallery Inc. is an independent not-for-profit organisation responsible for the governance and management of East Gippsland Art Gallery.

East Gippsland Art Gallery has Deductible Gift Recipient status, Items 1 and 4 and welcomes donations to assist with raising the level of services provided as well as for operational, program and development expenses.

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