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Goldfields Arts Centre

The Goldfields Arts Centre is the only multi-functional arts venue in the Goldfields region and one of only three A Class Art Galleries in regional Western Australia.The GAC not only has shows from plays, comedy shows to dancing performances, it is also the home to two premier Art Galleries which sh... view more info

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Hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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The Goldfields Arts Centre was opened in November 1993 and has become a part of Kalgoorlie's landscape and lifestyle. The Western Australian State Government contributed $9.3 million dollars to the building as a gift to the City in its Centennial year and Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines contributed a further $1 million, with additional contributions made by the Lotteries Commission and members of the Goldfields Community.

The Centre was built by Kalgoorlie College, which later became a part of Curtin University of Technology. As recently as the 1st September 2013, has seen the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder take over staff and day to day management of the Goldfields Arts Centre while the Department of Training and Workforce Development, have taken ownership of the building. In 2013, the West Australian State Government agreed to contribute $6.2 million dollars over the next 4 years for upgrades and refurbishments to the Goldfields Arts Centre.

Located in the heart of Kalgoorlie Boulder, an art gallery is situated in the Goldfields Arts Centre. Built for purpose, the Art Gallery is one of only three museum standard ‘A’ class galleries in Western Australia that has an exhibition space that is environmentally controlled with air-conditioning and a humidifier which provides a constant temperature. With its variable ceiling heights, 160 square metres of floor space, 60 lineal metres of hanging space, polished Jarrah and Blackbutt timber flooring, a flexible hanging system and multiple power points, the Gallery provides a beautiful backdrop to all work on display. In early 2017, a second gallery space was open, the North Wing Gallery. By extending the art galleries, GAC can now offer a bigger scope of art by not only showcasing local art, but contemporary art collections from WA and interstate.

Since opening in 1993, this fine art gallery has become a centrepiece of contemporary art and culture in the heart of the Goldfields/Esperance region. All are welcome to visit and roam in our gallery to enjoy, wonder, sit and contemplate new ideas and creative expressions. Admission to the art gallery is always free. Donations, however, are accepted and greatly appreciated.

For more information, contact (08) 9088 6900.

Location

35 Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430, australia

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Located at 35 Cheetham Street, Kalgoorlie.

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