The Board

The Art Gallery of Ballarat operates as a Not for Profit Company Limited by Guarantee of which the Ballarat City Council is the sole shareholder. It is governed by an eleven member Board of Directors who are directly responsible for the Gallery’s day-to-day operations.

The Directors were selected after expressions of interest were advertised in regional and metropolitan media. They were chosen from a field of community representatives and skills-based representatives and were required to have a demonstrated and active involvement in the arts or other cultural institutions.

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Cr Mark Harris
Board Chair

Ms Vicki Coltman
Deputy Chair

 Mr Simon Cox

Ms Stacey Grose

Mr Stirling Larkin

Ms Laura Le Marshall

Dr Amanda McGraw

Mr Jim Rodgers

Mr Ron Selkirk

Prof Todd Walker

Dr Carole Wilson

Mr Gordon Morrison
Ex Officio
Director, Art Gallery of Ballarat

Mr Mark Guirguis
Ex Officio
Chair, Art Gallery of Ballarat Foundation

Mr Garry Taylor
Ex Officio
President, Art Gallery of Ballarat Association

Gallery Staff

Gordon Morrison

Anne Rowland

Robyn Walton

Julie McLaren

Sue Jackson
Shop Manager

Peter Freund
Marketing and Public Programs Officer

Ben Cox
Exhibitions & Graphic Designer

Stephanie Cardledge
Graphic Designer

Kate Gorman
Education Officer

Pauline Doran
Education Officer

For any general enquiries please email:

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat VIC 3350

Telephone: 03 5320 5858
Fax: 03 5320 5791

Venue Hire

Imagine your wedding or business function in your very own art gallery, where your guests can admire some of the best works of art in the country. Hosting your function at the Art Gallery of Ballarat adds style and distinction to a range of occasions, from formal seated ceremonies and dinners to informal receptions.

Function venues include the Boardroom for meetings, the McCain Hall and Annexe for formal dinners and the opulent traditional or stylish contemporary exhibition galleries for cocktail functions, concerts and wedding ceremonies.

The Gallery building itself reflects a range of styles from the opulence of the 1880s to the clean lines and subtle use of natural light of the contemporary galleries, while the magnificent collection of Australian art makes it a treasure house of memorable paintings, sculptures and other works of art.



The Gallery adds sophistication and class to your wedding. It’s a unique venue which helps to make your special day truly memorable.

  • Different sized rooms
  • Seating for 100
  • Red carpet
  • Photos on the Grand Staircase or exhibition galleries
  • Antique registry table
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Dinners, receptions and launches

Surprise the guests at your next launch or reception by surrounding them with the ambience of our beautiful Gallery. The Function Hall and Annexe can be used as separate spaces or opened out into a large function room accommodating up to 300 standing or 150 guests at a sit-down dinner.

  • Fine dining experience
  • Various sized rooms
  • Professional caterers
  • Stage
  • Lectern
  • PA system

Conferences and Meetings

The McCain Annexe can accommodate up to 100 people for a small conference, seminar or training session. This light and airy space, which has won numerous architexture awards, looks out over Alfred Deakin Place and the Camp Street Arts Precinct. It can open out into the McCain Hall to accommodate larger groups.

  • Seating for 100
  • Plasma television
  • Internet access
  • Catering available

The Boardroom is situated in the 1880s Huyghue House. It has a beautiful balcony and independent access from Camp Street and provides the audio visual and communications technology to make your meeting a success.

  • Seating for 14
  • Plasma television
  • Internet access
  • Electronic whiteboard
  • Conference phone facilities

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