A New Contemporary Gallery
The extension features 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 has been refurbished with a new entry corridor and redesigned ceiling, making this intimate space an ideal option for solo exhibitions and digital media installations.
A refurbished and expanded reception area has created 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.
With 75 tiered seats (including space for 3 wheelchairs), the gallery theatre is fully accessible and will be 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, the 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.