Maroondah Art Gallery
Located at Maroondah Federation Estate, the Maroondah Art Gallery is one of Victoria’s youngest public galleries and is well known for its diverse exhibitions program, including local, national and international touring shows.
Owned and managed by Maroondah City Council, the Gallery is an outstanding exhibitions venue with strong links to the local community and to Melbourne’s dynamic arts scene.
Monthly exhibitions feature both historical and contemporary artworks while showcasing art works of local, national and international significance.
In 2001, the Maroondah City Council Art Collection was exhibited for the first time in the newly established Maroondah Art Gallery. From its inception, the Maroondah Art Gallery aimed to present the Collection alongside exhibitions by leading contemporary artists. The strategy has proved invaluable, not only to the cultural life within Maroondah, but also in increasing the Maroondah City Council Art Collection; which now houses pieces by well-known artists such as Lloyd Rees, Yosl Bergner, Cherry Hood, Tony Scott and Mitch Lang. The Gallery is now recognised as the region’s premier public art gallery.
Maroondah Art Gallery’s exhibition program includes a wide range of media and a diverse array of works that might not otherwise venture outside the central Melbourne arts precinct.
Maroondah Art Gallery is also home to the R & M McGiven Art Prize. Managed by Maroondah City Council and the Trust Company of Australia, this $25,000 acquisitive prize aims to encourage painting in all mediums. Held on a triennial basis, the prize is open to artists nationally and includes awards for painting in oil, acrylic and watercolour mediums.
The Gallery offers regular public programs for all ages, has an active volunteer program and an internship program for undergraduate and postgraduate museum professionals.
The Gallery encourages expressions of interest from practicing artists interested in exhibiting their work. Applications should be made to Maroondah Art Gallery Curator.