Planning a Regional Gallery



So, you want to build a Regional Gallery?

A public art gallery is an important cultural and social focus for any community. Its prominence and potential deserve to be represented by a building and functionality of the highest quality. To present dynamic programs, display and conserve collections, accommodate audiences and serve artists, it’s branded identity should represent community pride and civic distinction. It also needs to be professionally run and operate to acknowledged standards.

This resource includes a checklist of things that should be considered when planning a new gallery, including creating a development strategy; site and design considerations; gallery functions; security; fire preventions; environmental control and lighting; power, data supply and wifi; storage of artwork; artwork care and conservation; administration, curatorial and research; education and membership; theatrette; gallery friends/society and volunteers; entry, cloakroom and amenities; loading dock and general store; public address and audio systems; operational expenditure items and income opportunities; income; private support; and government support.


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Tweed Regional Gallery
https://artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au/

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https://mac.lakemac.com.au/

Bundanon Trust
https://www.bundanon.com.au/

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
https://mrag.org.au/

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https://c-a-c.com.au/

Lismore Regional Gallery
http://dunnhillam.com.au/architecture-australia-lismore-regional-gallery

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Hazelhurst Arts Centre
http://www.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/Community/Hazelhurst

Parramatta Artists’ Studios
https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/living-communitythings-to-do/the-arts

Northern Rivers Community Gallery & Ignite Studios
https://www.nrcgballina.com.au/

The Arts Centre Cootamundra
https://theartscentrecootamundra.org.au/

Accessible Arts
https://www.aarts.net.au/

Create NSW
Funding and Support

Australia Council
https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/

National Standards for Australian Museums and Galleries
https://mgnsw.org.au/sector/resources/online-resources/organisation-management/national-standards/