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The Gallery is temporarily closed

The Gallery is currently closed for an exciting redevelopment. Construction for the new extension will take place over the 2020 calendar year with the Gallery reopening in mid-2021.

The Orange Regional Gallery Extension Project is proudly funded by the NSW Government, Orange City Council and the Community.

Image:  Chris Fox, Ripper (detail), 2009, steel sculpture, 600 x 600 x 250 cm.
Orange Regional Gallery Collection

Volunteer Expression of Interest
Emerging Aboriginal Photographer

Do you have a passion to pursue a career in photography? We are seeking expressions of interest for an emerging Aboriginal photographer from the Orange, Cabonne and Blayney Local Goverment Areas (LGAs) to be mentored by leading Australian photographer Gary Grealy during the Community Portrait Project. Volunteers will assist and work with Gary Grealy during the photography sessions. There will also be an opportunity to develop a portfolio of work with support from Gary and the Gallery team.

This role is open to Aboriginal people over 18 years of age from the Orange, Cabonne and Blayney LGAs.

The Community Portrait Project is a photography project in which leading Australian photographer Gary Grealy will photograph eight key figures and leaders from the local Aboriginal community. The portraits will be shown in an exhibition at the Orange Regional Gallery, in 2021.

Completed application forms should be submitted via email or in person to either Orange Regional Gallery or Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council by 5pm Friday 9 October 2020.

Volunteer EOI for Emerging Aboriginal Photographer – Position Description
Volunteer EOI for Emerging Aboriginal Photographer – Application Form

Applications close at 5pm Friday 9 October 2020

The Community Portrait Project is a partnership between Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council and Orange Regional Gallery.

For more information please contact Orange Regional Gallery’s Public Engagement and Education Officer, Cecilie Knowles on 6393 8133,; or Lisa Paton at Orange Local Aboriginal Land Council on 6361 4742,

Image: Gary Grealy, Portrait of Allen Madden, Gadigal Elder, 2009.

Regenerate Toolkit


Are you a public Museum, Gallery or other cultural institution located in a fire-effected community?

Following on from the success of our Regenerate project Orange Regional Gallery and Orange Regional Museum have developed the Regenerate Toolkit—a practical guide for fire-effected communities interested in developing their own, site responsive version of Regenerate.

The Regenerate Toolkit is available for free to public Galleries, Museums and other cultural institutions. Contact our Engagement and Education Officer on 6393 8133 for more information.

Regenerate is a creative exploration by local primary school students of how Australia’s bushland responds to fire. Over 2,000 local primary school children have participated in the project to date, decorating thousands of cardboard leaves to represent the burning and regeneration of the bushland on Mount Canobolas following the fires in 2018.

Regenerate is a collaborative project developed by the SPARKE learning network, Orange Regional Gallery and Orange Regional Museum.

This project is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Regenerate Resources

Regenerate Activity Pack 1Plants [.pdf]
Regenerate Activity Pack 2Animals [.pdf]
Regenerate Wall Hanging Template 1Burnt [.pdf]
Regenerate Wall Hanging Template 2Regenerate [.pdf]
Regenerate Wall Hanging Template 3New, Gumnuts and Blossom [.pdf]
Images: Regenerate installed at Orange Regional Museum.
Students from Nashdale Public School work on their leaves.
Detail of sprouting leaves installed at Orange Regional Museum.


Gallery to reopen in mid-2021

The Gallery will reopen in mid 2021 with an exciting lineup of exhibitions and programs.

Works from the Permanent Collection can be seen at Orange Health Service as part of our ongoing Arts + Health partnership.

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Images: Ros Auld: Adventures in Ceramics, 2019
Bill Moseley: A Lake, a Forest and the Dark Voice of the Sea, 2019
Ildiko Kovacs, The DNA of Colour, 2019
Kevin Connor: The Forever One Day, 2018


Orange Regional Gallery welcomes proposals from local, regional and national artists and curators for exhibitions in one of our three gallery spaces.

Please note that applications are currently closed due to Gallery redevelopment planning and the rescheduling of existing exhibition commitments. Please sign up to the Gallery e-list to be notified when submissions are re-opened.

Arts &

A ground-breaking partnership between Orange Health Service and Orange City Council provides an extensive range of original artworks available within a health setting. Launched in 2011 Orange Regional Gallery exhibits works from its permanent Collection throughout the Orange Health Service. Recently the Orange Regional Museum has joined the partnership, which will now bring an extensive range of original artworks and historical items to over 200,000 people per year. Exploring the collection provides a change in focus for visitors and staff.

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Venue Information

Orange Regional Gallery is a centre for art in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia.

Opening Hours
Open daily from 10am – 4pm.
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.

Street and off street parking
Groundstone Cafe


  • Ample off street parking
  • Automatic doors
  • Accessible toilets

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Acknowledgement: Orange City Council is situated within the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri Nation. We acknowledge the traditional custodianship of these lands, and pay our respect to the Wiradjuri people for their care and stewardship of these lands for more than 40,000 years and to the Elders of the Wiradjuri Nation past, present and future.