The Art Gallery of Ballarat operates as a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee of which the Ballarat City Council is the sole shareholder. It is governed by an eleven member Board of Directors who are directly responsible for the Gallery’s day-to-day operations.
The Directors were selected after expressions of interest were advertised in regional and metropolitan media. They were chosen from a field of community representatives and skills-based representatives and were required to have a demonstrated and active involvement in the arts or other cultural institutions.
Cr Vicki Coltman
Mr Peter Afford
Mr Simon Cox
Ms Michelle Dunn
Ms Stacey Grose
Dr Mark Harris
Assoc Prof Jennifer Jones-O’Neil
Mr Stirling Larkin
Mr Colin Stephens
Mr Gordon Morrison
Director, Art Gallery of Ballarat
Mr Mark Guirguis
Chair, Art Gallery of Ballarat Foundation
Mr Barry Wemyss
President, Art Gallery of Ballarat Association
Marketing and Public Programs Officer
Imagine your wedding or business function in your very own art gallery, where your guests can admire some of the best works of art in the country. Hosting your function at the Art Gallery of Ballarat adds style and distinction to a range of occasions, from formal seated ceremonies and dinners to informal receptions.
Function venues include the Boardroom for meetings, the McCain Hall and Annexe for formal dinners and the opulent traditional or stylish contemporary exhibition galleries for cocktail functions, concerts and wedding ceremonies.
The Gallery building itself reflects a range of styles from the opulence of the 1880s to the clean lines and subtle use of natural light of the contemporary galleries, while the magnificent collection of Australian art makes it a treasure house of memorable paintings, sculptures and other works of art.
The Gallery adds sophistication and class to your wedding. It’s a unique venue which helps to make your special day truly memorable.
Surprise the guests at your next launch or reception by surrounding them with the ambience of our beautiful Gallery. The Function Hall and Annexe can be used as separate spaces or opened out into a large function room accommodating up to 300 standing or 150 guests at a sit-down dinner.
The McCain Annexe can accommodate up to 100 people for a small conference, seminar or training session. This light and airy space, which has won numerous architexture awards, looks out over Alfred Deakin Place and the Camp Street Arts Precinct. It can open out into the McCain Hall to accommodate larger groups.
The Boardroom is situated in the 1880s Huyghue House. It has a beautiful balcony and independent access from Camp Street and provides the audio visual and communications technology to make your meeting a success.