Arts Space Wodonga
Arts Space Wodonga is a vibrant and accessible contemporary art gallery and multipurpose venue managed by Wodonga Council. Located within the heart of the central business area, the gallery sits within the prominent arts precinct incorporating the Wodonga Library and The Cube Wodonga performing arts centre.
With up to 12 exploratory exhibitions per year, the gallery offers a unique space for northern Victorian artists to present, discuss and communicate their practices to 40,000 plus visitors per annum. Exhibitions extend from emerging and professional practising contemporary artists, to touring exhibitions and projects in conjunction with cultural organisations.
The one-room gallery is a professionally curated space that accommodates events including performance, dance, film and functions within a cultural context.
Interested community members can volunteer at Arts Space Wodonga if they have a love of art and galleries, and would like to give back to their local community.
Location (view map)
Cnr Lawrence and Hovell streets,
Phone: (02) 6022 9600
Current Bi-annual exhibition
Please see current list of events at our venue.
Past bi-annual exhibition programs
For ages three to five years and their parent/guardian.
Enquiries: (02) 6022 9600
Why not book a Talk and Tour at Arts Space Wodonga to view the latest exhibition?
By appointment only. Please complete a booking form.
Enquiries: (02) 6022 9600
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Current exhibition: Face to Face
Self-portraits by Chris Ellis
Chris Ellis, Portrait C, 2015, oil on canvas.
April 21, 2017 – May 27, 2017
Face to Face is an exhibition of new work, exploring what Ellis considers to be the most challenging genre in which to paint. To get a physical likeness is challenging. To show the character or personality of the subject is more challenging. “It has been said that the eyes are the window to the soul. If you get the eyes right, the rest of the painting will fall into place.”
Ellis has chosen to paint these self-portraits because of the availability of the model, always willing and able. Portrait painting can assist with honing your observation skills. In every culture through the ages, portraiture in some form has been practised.
Official opening and artist floor talk: Chris Ellis’s Face to Face will be officially opened at 2.00pm on Saturday April 22, 2017 by local artist Jo Davenport. Chris Ellis will conduct a short artist talk about his process and portrait series.
Artist workshops: Portraiture workshops with local artists, inspired by the work of Chris Ellis, for school groups (all ages). Contact Education Officer Leisa Whyte to secure your place. From April 24 to May 26, 10am to 3pm.
Interactive table: Using different media to create your own portraits. Try your hand at the easel and be inspired by Chris Ellis’ work.
Monday to Friday
10am to 5.30pm
9am to noon
Closed Sundays and public holidays
Next exhibition: Inside Out
Recent and new works by four regional artists
Eric Saros, The Dancer, 2016, photographic digital print on paper, 480 x 340mm
June 2, 2017 – June 24, 2017
This group exhibition will feature painting, sculpture and photography by artists from North East Victoria and the Border including Stephen Anderson, Peter O’Dwyer, Ken Raff and Eric Saros. The exhibition explores the self and the complex nature of the human condition.
These four friends meet regularly to share their experiences and art-making careers. Discussions often centre around the state of the world, their place in it, and their creative response to it. Deeply concerned about local, national and global disconnection from the diminishing natural environment, their love of the bush, the urban environment, and all that is good about being human, is the glue that holds these men (and their exhibition) together.
Workshops with Peter O’Dwyer: Don’t miss these fantastic sculpture and painting workshops for schools. Contact Education Officer Leisa Whyte to secure your place. Bookings essential. From June 5 to 23, between 10am and 3pm. Enquiries: (02) 6022 9600. Cost: $50 per school group.
Arts Space Wodonga is one way we seek to support a range of cultural practices, community development and entertainment opportunities.
It offers the community a vibrant and accessible venue for showcasing local, regional and imported cultural works.
The venue can be booked for the following:
The Reflections On High wall in High St (near Coles) is also available for the community to hire.
Proposals from community groups and organisations are most welcome by filling in the application form.
Gift Space at Arts Space Wodonga offers artists and craftspeople a unique space to sell original art pieces and access new audiences. Jewellery, ceramics, glassware, wood, textiles and small scale sculptures are all welcome.
Some conditions include:
Artists must fill out an expression of interest form and supply a current curriculum vitae (CV) or artist statement to assist with customer service information.
All displays and cabinets containing said works will be under staff supervision at all times.
Last updated: 19-04-2017
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