Albury Regional Art Gallery

Albury Regional Art Gallery

The Albury Regional Art Gallery is housed in a renovated building which was the former Town Hall, built in 1908. It is a splendid example of late Victorian 'wedding cake rococco'. Opened as the Art Gallery in 1981, it organises an extensive program of exhibitions, public lectures, education activities, holiday workshops and musical programs.

Address: 
546 Dean Street, Albury, NSW
Tel: 
0260238187
Hours: 
Monday - Friday 10:30am - 5:00pm; Saturday, Sunday & public holidays 10:30am - 4:00pm
Admission: 
Free
Facilities: 
Education programs for all levels, holiday program. guided tours by appointment, resource library, coffee, access and toilet for disabled.
Collection: 
The collections comprise the City Collection, begun in 1947, with the Albury Art Prize as the major source of objects. In 1981 Photography was established as a major strand within the colleciton along with other works on paper. The policy was to collect the work of local artists of national repute. Sir Russell Drysdale fulfils that criterion. The other strand is the Daniel Gift of European prints and oriental artefacts. 1000 items, including 250 photographs, 200 European and Australian prints.
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Items

Gouache painting

Albury Platform

Creator:
Sir Russell Drysdale
Description:
Russell Drysdale grew up on a property near Albury. He is the region's most famous son. He painted and drew several pictures of Albury Railway Station. This painting was donated by his family.
Date:
1940-41
Item Id Number:
APD/89/180

Book

Los Caprichos

Creator:
Francisco Goya
Description:
This bound edition of the etchings came to the Art Gallery through the Daniel Gift. Los Caprichos is a suite of etchings depicting some follies of society and is one of the artist's famous suites.
Date:
c1880
Item Id Number:
DG/91 938

Prado Museum

Photograph

Something More

Creator:
Tracey Moffatt
Description:
Cibachrome photograph, one of a series commissioned by ARAG in 1989. This image sold for $12,000 in 1989; its last price evaluation (Oct 2001) was US$129,000.
Date:
1960
Item Id Number:
APH/89/170

National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Ros Oxley, Sydney

Photograph

The Sunbaker

Creator:
Max Dupain
Description:
One of a number of works by this artist in the Albury Art Gallery's photographic collection, the Sunbaker is an iconic image in Australian visual memory. This work is a vintage print.
Date:
circa 1937
Item Id Number:
APH/82/329

NGA, ACP State Library

Photograph

Brown Works #9

Creator:
Rosemary Laing
Description:
Rosemary Laing has photographed large and exotic places and objects as a challenge. This is a stripped down freight plane taken at Mascot in Sydney. She had one and a half hours to set and photograph it before the place had to be re-loaded.
Date:
1959
Item Id Number:
APH/01/839