The Orange community will have the opportunity to view and give feedback about architect’s plans to extend the Orange Regional Gallery.
The proposed expansion of the Orange Regional Gallery will double the building’s exhibition and storage space, creating a new triangular-shaped wing between the current building and Peisley Street.
This Orange Regional Gallery extension project is proudly funded by the NSW Government. In August 2018, Orange Regional Gallery was granted $4,052,990 through the first round of the Regional Cultural Fund.
Under the agreement, the Gallery will extend the existing facility by 1070sqm incorporating a new gallery exhibition space, new storage and conservation areas and a theatrette. Construction will be completed by the end of 2020.
A community information session will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 29 May 2019 in the Council Chambers, Orange City Council.
The purpose of the meeting is to present the scope of the extension project, show initial architectural options and invite community feedback. Architect Sam Marshall will be talking the community through the initial design options.
Residents can also offer feed-back and find out more about the design plans via the YourSay Orange website. More info will be available on the website following the face-to-face information session.
Orange Mayor Reg Kidd said he was delighted the project would receive $4 million worth of funding from the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural Fund.
“Following discussions with the community last year when the grant was announced, Sydney firm Architect Marshall has been engaged to take the concept to completion” CR Reg Kidd said.
“ We’re now at the point where the latest preliminary plans can be unveiled and we can get some feedback from the community,”
”Our city’s cultural life is one of the main drawcards to bring more people to live and work in Orange
“Our Gallery needs more exhibition and storage space so it can better reflect the changing cultural needs of our growing region.
Gallery Director Brad Hammond said the inclusion of substantial new storage space for the Gallery will also offer medium-term storage for Orange Regional Museum’s collection.
“We have a significant collection of artworks. This funding will ensure we can better protect and grow our significant collections,” Brad Hammond said.
“The plans for the Gallery will also see Orange’s cultural precinct strengthen as a place for learning, discussion and creative expression, and include the addition of a 77-seat lecture theatre.”