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Wollongong Art Gallery

About Wollongong Art Gallery

The Wollongong Art Gallery is a great place to visit if you’re in the area. It has one of Australia’s largest collections and it enhances people’s understanding about art through various exhibits, programs & activities! Wollongong Art Gallery has a rich and diverse collection of Australian, Aboriginal and Asian art. The permanent exhibit documents the region’s history in visual arts as well as reflecting contemporary issues that are relevant internationally or locally for people living here.

​The story of Wollongong Art Gallery began in July 1951 when a group of passionate artists formed the Illawarra Art Society. Their aim was to promote art and education within this region. They fundraised by organizing film nights and competitions with prizes awarded for the best paintings or sculptures from each competition judged by members who were also experts in their field; 

The Wollongong Art Gallery is home to a diverse program that includes exhibits and activities highlighting the unique energy, creativity & artistry of Illawarra region alongside those derived from partner institutions around Australia.


What to do at Wollongong Art Gallery

Wollongong Art Gallery is not just a gallery, it’s an experience. The historic building houses some of Australia’s finest art and cultural treasures from across decades in perfect condition with knowledgeable staff to guide you through all aspects if their collection or programs that interest everyone.

Come to the Wollongong Art Gallery for a unique family activity any day of the week! The gallery is open 6 days, with different programs running each time you visit. You can drop in and enjoy art inspired by artists from all over Australia while your children embark on their own artistic journey through visuals that will shape them into future creators too.”

Wollongong Art Gallery’s ART SMART is a program for primary school children who want to improve their artistic skills through fun and stimulating exercises. The lessons are taught by our specialist art teacher in an outside-the-classroom context, with all plans designed specifically towards nurturing individual creativity while encouraging the expression of ideas without boundaries.

Wollongong Gallery

One local company in Wollongong that is involved in this tourist attraction:

Name: Decking Wollongong

Address: 99 Parkes Street, Port Kembla NSW 2505

Telephone: (02) 4263 0673