The Gallery Association works to support the Art Gallery of Ballarat - its building, collection, activities and programs.

Becoming a member of the Association is the best way to enjoy all the exhibitions and programs at Australia's oldest and largest regional art gallery.

Membership Costs

Adult $40
Pensioner/Full time Student        $25
Family $60
3 year (Adult) $100
3 year (Family) $150
Life (Adult) $1,000

Apply for Membership or renew your current Membership

Membership Benefits

Invitations to openings
Meet the artists and curators, listen to guest speakers and make new friends at exhibition openings.

Members' magazine
Our quarterly magazine, Association, features articles and news, including updates on new acquisitions. Members are mailed Association, together with the quarterly What's On brochure.
Discounted entry to special exhibitions
The Gallery offers Members a 50% discount on entry and a free Members' Night for ticketed exhibitions.

Shop discount
Take advantage of the 20% Members' discount when shopping for gifts, cards and souvenirs at the Gallery's gift shop.

Public Programs discount
Members are eligible for special prices for workshops, concerts, and other events.

Café discount
 The Salon offers Members a 10% discount when you spend $15 or more.

Reciprocal rights at the National Gallery of Victoria
As a Member of the Association you will receive Members' price tickets for paid exhibitions at the NGV and a 10% discount in NGV shops and cafés.
Other Special Benefits for Members
•    Ballarat Books - 10% discount on non-educational items
•    Ballarat Symphony Orchestra -10% discount on concert tickets
•    Boronia Exclusive Florists - 10% discount  (excluding Petals Florist Network and Flowercompany)
•    Macarthur Framing - 10% discount on framing
•    National Trust of Australia (Victoria)  - 10% discount on entry to Melbourne properties
•    Owen Williams Menswear -10% discount on retail price
•    Radmac Office Choice - 10% discount
•    Regent Cinemas, Ballarat - $11 tickets (except Gold Class, 3D, live performance or special sessions)
•    Speedie Drycleaners - 10% discount


Art Gallery of Ballarat Association Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 21 October 2015 at 7.30pm

Members are invited to attend the 131st Annual General Meeting of the Gallery Association, to be held in the McCain Hall, Art Gallery of Ballarat, at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 21 October 2015.

The guest speakers will be Ben Cox and Brenda Wellman, Art Gallery of Ballarat Exhibition Officers and designers, who are responsible for producing the Gallery's award-winning exhibition catalogues.

At the meeting, elections for the incoming Council will be held. Supper will be served at the end of the meeting. Copies of the Annual Report will be available.

All members are warmly invited to attend.

Call for Nominations to the Association Council

At the Annual General Meeting, up to 30 members of the Council will be elected. The role of the Council is to manage the affairs of the Association, and support the Gallery in its programs. Council meets every two months, on the third Wednesday, at 5.30pm. Members are expected to attend all meetings, and as well to participate actively in a sub-committee. Failure to attend three meetings without an apology leads to exclusion from Council. Nominees must be financial members of the Association, and be nominated by financial members.

Nominations forms are available from the Gallery Desk or download the form now.

Nominations should reach the Honorary Secretary, Anne Beggs-Sunter, Art Gallery of Ballarat Association, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat, VIC 3350, by Friday 9 October 2015.