Situated in the big sky country of the Wimmera, the Horsham Regional Art Gallery continues to surprise its first time (and repeat) visitors with the quality of its rotating displays from the permanent collection and its schedule of self-curated and touring exhibitions.
The gallery was founded in 1967 and now rates as one of the largest regional galleries in rural Australia. It began as a one-room gallery within Horsham’s library building. In 1983, after the offer of a major bequest from Mr Mack Jost AM, it moved to the former council offices which is the building it resides in today. The 1939 Art Deco building now provides elegant and human-scale spaces for the display of the collection and temporary exhibitions. Over the years the gallery has been extended and upgraded, with the final renovations done in 2016 to become a part of the Horsham Town Hall.
The permanent collection has focused on Australian photography since the early 1970s and is of national significance. This is accompanied by works showcasing the Wimmera and the Mack Jost Collection of paintings and works on paper.
The Gallery is supported and managed by Horsham Rural City Council.