Art Gallery of Ballarat
Art Gallery of Ballarat
40 Lydiard Street, North Ballarat, VIC 3350
  • Phone:
  • 03 5320 5858

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is Australia’s oldest regional gallery with a remarkably comprehensive collection of Australian art.

The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists. The Art Gallery of Ballarat is proud to be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2015 Archibald Prize, which is a touring exhibition of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The exhibition closes Sunday 15 November.

During the Artchibald Prize, the Gallery will be presenting an exciting program of events and activities. There will be fun activities for kids, including a Portrait Trail through the Gallery’s collection of Australian art.

Accessibility information

Limited disability parking is available on the street, near to the Gallery doors. Lifts and ramps ensure easy access to all areas of the Gallery. Wheelchairs are available and can be reserved for you by phoning before your visit. Wheelchair accessible toilets are also available.

An audio tour of the Archibald Prize exhibition can be accessed on your mobile phone via Art Gallery of New South Wales mobile site at

Opening hours

Open Saturday and Sunday, 10am until 5pm.

Visit the Art Gallery of Ballarat for FREE