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In early 2021, Orange Regional Gallery will enter an exciting new chapter with the launch of the Orange Regional Gallery Extension.

The project will include a new 270 square metre contemporary gallery with ground-breaking lighting design, a 75 seat gallery theatre, a new state-of-the art storage and conservation area and refurbishments to existing spaces.

Thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Regional Cultural Fund ($4,052,990) and Orange City Council ($1,000,000) construction will commence in the second half of 2020 and is due for completion in mid-2021.


The extension is designed by Sydney firm Architect Marshall whose previous projects include the extension to the Museum of Contemporary Art at Circular Quay (2012) and an extension to Campbelltown Arts Centre (2009).

Sam Marshall and his team have worked closely with the Gallery and broader community to design an elegant and functional extension which will have minimal impact on the original building.

Sam states that he designed the extension ‘from the inside out’, with the primary use of the spaces guiding the evolution of the design.

A New Contemporary Gallery

The extension will feature a new 270 square metre exhibition space, equipped with a fully adjustable lighting system. This will combine the richness of natural light with the latest in Bluetooth LED technology, presenting a full range of lighting options, from darkness to a light-filled space.

Refurbished Gallery 2

The Gallery’s smaller ground level exhibition space will be refurbished with a new entry corridor and redesigned ceiling, making this intimate space an ideal option for solo exhibitions and digital media installations.

Expanded Reception

A refurbished and expanded reception area will create a more welcoming experience on arrival, and provide a larger gathering space for groups and events.


The lobby will serve as a social gathering space for openings, school groups and functions in the gallery theatre. It also offers additional space for installations and small exhibitions.

Gallery Theatre

With 75 tiered seats (including space for 3 wheelchairs), the gallery theatre will be fully accessible and utilized extensively in the Gallery’s future education and engagement programs. It will also be available for wider use by community and corporate groups.

New Storage and Conservation Areas

Having outgrown its storage capacity, this extension will enable the Gallery to care for this nationally significant Collection into the future. The development of an international standard painting store, 3D object store, conservation area, loading dock and airlock will also provide ample space for the growth of the Collection.



Groundbreaking Ceremony

8 October 2020

Work is set to begin on the Gallery’s Extension Project after the official ground-breaking ceremony today.

The Hon. Don Harwin, NSW Minister for the Arts joined Cr Reg Kidd, Mayor of Orange and the Hon. Samual Farraway MLC to turn the first sods for the project.

Read the full story here

Major Milestone for Gallery Extension

18 August 2020

Plans to build an extension for Orange Regional Gallery reached a major milestone today with the Orange city Council meeting approving a DA for the $4.8 million project and awarding the construction tender.

Council awarded the tender to Renascent Regional Pty Ltd who have indicated that 78% of the cost of the project will be delivered by local and regional suppliers.


We Need Your Support!

Join our community of donors who are bringing the extension to its full potential. We need your support in raising vital funds to make up design costs and complete the best possible fit out for our ground-breaking facility.

Please join us in making this happen by supporting this project in any way you can. Donations of any level are welcome and tax deductible.

Donation Categories

Extension Gallery: $500, 000 (available)
Gallery Theatre: $200,000 (available)
Gallery 2: $100,000 (secured: The Gregson and Maria Edwards Gallery)

DONORS BOARD – LEVELS OF DONATION (Target $500,000 – signage on left in Gallery Theatre lobby)
Benefactor: $50,000 +
Donors: $10,000 +
Supporters: $3000 +

How to Donate

Donations of any amount over $2 can be made by cheque or credit card using our Donation Form or by clicking the ‘donate now’ button below. All donations over $2 are welcome and tax deductible.

Payment options over multiple years are available. Please contact the Campaign team to discuss options:
Brad Hammond, Director, Orange Regional Gallery, 0417 406 247
Kathy Snowball, Fundraising Lead, 0418 625 619

For general enquiries please contact Orange Regional Gallery on (02) 6393 8136 or gallerycampaign@orange.nsw.gov.au

Orange Regional Gallery has deductible gift recipient status (DGR) with the ATO (ABN 85 985 402 386). All donations for the Extension project will be allocated at the discretion of Orange Regional Gallery for the Orange Regional Gallery Extension Project only (which includes design, building and fit out expenses).



Donations refund policy

Orange Regional Gallery expects that anyone wishing to donate will consider their decision carefully and check donation amounts during transactions carried out on this and our agents’ websites. The Orange Regional Gallery does recognise that it is possible to make an error when making an online donation. It is also possible that errors can be made by the Orange Regional Gallery and/or our agents. To request a refund or to view our policy, visit the Donations refund policy page.

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Venue Information

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

Please read our COVID-19 conditions of entry

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.