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Albury Regional Art Gallery Redevelopment

The Albury Regional Art Gallery in Dean Street underwent a $10.5M redevelopment after it closed it’s doors in July 2013.

The now completed Albury Regional Art Gallery will make a clear statement of excellence. Building on the success of the Library Museum to enliven and deliver a new interactive cultural facility in the heart of the Albury CBD. The gallery complex is designed to drive the development of QEII Square as a vibrant, safe and welcoming creative space for people of all ages – a place to see and be seen and a key source of cultural capital. The gallery now features

  • A new café/restaurant with direct frontage onto QEII Square
  • A new vibrant and entertaining gallery shop directly fronting Dean Street
  • New event and function opportunities – The centre and individual gallery spaces will be made available as prestigious event and conference venues.

 The value of this project goes well beyond the gallery walls. It will make Albury an important cultural destination, attracting visitors and new residents. It will be a place that everyone in Albury, Wodonga and the region can feel connected with, be proud of, make their own and show off to visitors. The redeveloped gallery will:

  • Compete nationally and internationally as a visitor destination and major exhibitions venue
  • Benefit all sectors by driving tourism and economic growth – current predictions are that it will bring 30,000 more visitors to Albury and boost the  economy by $6.1M a year
  • Enhance Albury’s reputation as one of Australia’s most liveable cities, attracting and retaining educated, creative and economically productive residents.

People of all ages will be encouraged to spend time in and around the complex as an oasis away from everyday tasks and an opportunity to experience things
that enhance their lives in large or small ways. There will be no pressure to spend money or participate in any specific way – a kind of freedom that is highly valued in an urban setting.

This project is about so much more than building a better place to display art. It’s about providing open access to life-enriching experiences; free, constantly changing entertainment, cultural and social opportunities; and a well-designed, inspiring setting that puts cultural influences at the heart of the urban environment.

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