Ararat Arts Precinct Redevelopment Project
Ararat Rural City Council is committed to securing a vastly improved long-term outcome for its premier civic building, the Ararat Town Hall, and its cultural services, the Ararat Regional Art Gallery and the Ararat Performing Arts Centre.
This $7.735M project is supported by all tiers of government. Ararat Rural City CCouncil has directed $1.2M towards the project, the Victorian Government has committed $5.2M and the Australian Government has committed $945,000 through the National Stronger Regions fund.
Our community campaign is well underway to ensure that the project realises its full potential as a leading arts and cultural destination.
The project will highlight the majestic architecture of the Victorian-era Ararat Town Hall, update and honour the award-winning 1970s modernist extension by Gunn Hayball Architects and establish prominent new buildings at the rear of the Town Hall, expanding the precinct’s capacity to host major events.
WilliamsBoag Architects will create a prominent architectural statement on the Western Highway that respects the site’s impressive architectural heritage and social history to establish an extraordinary regional arts complex for Ararat and a major cultural tourism drawcard in the Grampians region.
The art gallery will have expanded with improved spaces to enable the regular presentation of its acclaimed textile art collection for the first time. The existing community arts space will be retained and improved and the Gallery will become a high-profile daytime tourist hub with inviting social spaces, including a café.
The Performing Arts Centre will see its foyer dramatically rejuvenated, its theatre technically upgraded, and its back of house areas expanded, including with the addition of a large green room for use by professional and community performers.
Your taxable contribution is greatly appreciated and will help us to nurture and grow this important redevelopment.
Ararat Regional Arts Gallery is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), Item 1, Section 30-15 Income Assessment Act, 1997. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.
ABN: 92 492 188 087
Please note: the Ararat Regional Art Gallery will issue you with a receipt for tax purposes.