EXHIBITION OPENING: Worlds of Infinite Possibility

Horsham Regional Art Gallery would like to invite everyone to join us to celebrate the opening of our fantastic summer 2023/24 exhibition, Worlds of Infinite Possibility, on Friday 17 November at 5:30pm!

Be amongst the first to see this fantastic survey of contemporary Australian sculpture featuring some of the most exciting and creative practitioners of the art across glass, porcelain, ceramic, metal and cardboard working today, including Tom Moore, Vipoo Srivilasa, Jenny Orchard, Mark Eliott, Stephen Bird and Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, all of whom will be in attendance for the opening.

Each of these artists have accepted Horsham Regional Art Gallery’s invitation to come to Horsham to create their own unique sculptural world within the halls of HRAG – and the results are sure to be nothing short of spectacular!

You will meet a multitude of funny, fantastic and friendly creatures, marvel at exquisite kaleidoscopic totems and delightfully grotesque alien plants, and be regaled with stirring tales of adventure!

A HRAG only exhibition.

Food and drinks will be served.

ARTSPARK 2023-VCE Exhibition Opening

Official opening at 1pm, Sunday October 29

Original VCE Dance Work presentation at 1.30pm

…A celebration of our regional schools’ diverse talents across many media, including…

  • Performing Arts: Dance
  • Visual Arts: Creative practice, Art making and exhibiting, Media, Visual communication design
  • Technologies: Product design & technology, Textiles, Wood

We applaud the following schools and their VCE students for participating:

Goroke P -12 College

Balmoral K-12 Community College

Nhill College

Horsham College

St Brigid’s College Horsham

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College


Entry Free. Bookings required for attendance:

*Sponsored by the Department of Education, SPARK Education Program, Horsham Regional Art Gallery and Horsham Town Hall


The Many Faces of Wes Walters exhibition opening

‘The Many Faces of Wes Walters’ is an intimate portrait of the late Wes Walters and his lifetime of relentless exploration and experimentation across the artistic landscape.

The exhibition consists of more than 50 works on loan from the Artist’s family and covers a multiplicity of media – etchings, collagraphs, oil paintings, charcoal sketches – and artistic styles – from realism through to abstraction – which altogether provide a fascinating insight into ‘The Many Faces of Wes Walters’.

Join us for the official opening for ‘The Many Faces of Wes Walters’ on Saturday 28 October at 2pm.

Entry is free, but bookings are essential.

Drinks and refreshments will be provided.

Image: (detail) Wes Walters, Chimp, 1981, etching. Courtesy of the Estate of Wes Walters.

Art Club Term 4 2023




Come along and join in the fun! 

Art Club is about supporting our emerging young artists in making and creating artworks. We’ll help children discover new skills and express their ideas through a stimulating program of visual art practices guided by renowned local artists.

Children will take part in a progression of lessons over the 6 weeks, but students are able to participate in single sessions if required.

Let’s enjoy making art!

Tuesdays October 10 – Novermber 21  4 -5:30pm for children aged 7+. 

Please bring in your registration form on arrival of your first session. 

This series of workshops is supported by the Victorian Department of Education and Training.

Shane Boland Exhibition Opening

Bringing together paintings and drawings from across his 45 year career, this exhibition offers a detailed look into the practice of local artist Shane Boland. From landscapes and depictions of historical buildings to portraits of animals, each piece attests to Boland’s expansive training and experience while capturing the still moments of life.

Join us at 5:30pm on the 5th October to celebrate this exhibition with the artist.
Food and drink will be provided.

Book a ticket to reserve your place. 

Shane Boland

Bringing together paintings and drawings from across his 45 year career, this exhibition offers a detailed look into the practice of local artist Shane Boland, demonstrating the strong focus on technique and the technical construction of illustrative work that is influenced by Boland’s career in commercial art.

From landscapes and depictions of historical buildings to portraits of animals, each piece attests to Boland’s expansive training and experience while capturing the still moments of life.

“Sometimes the first line you do is the most important.”

– S. Boland.

The Secret Language of Flowers

Flowers have been depicted by cultures across the world in art since the start of recorded history. Although values for their aesthetic qualities, for most of this time, they have been utilised for their symbolism.

The Secret Language of Flowers looks at how flowers have been used to symbolically represent subjects in the still life and human portraiture genres.

In still life art, each flower represents a particular subject, while a combination of flowers creates a narrative that can be determined by the viewer if they understands the meaning of each flower. In addition, the condition of the flowers is important, whether they are in full bloom or wilting.

In portraiture, flowers are one of a number of different decorative objects that are used to provide information about the person (or people) depicted, such as a personality trait, a virtue or vice or an emotion.

Drawn from the HRAG permanent collection, The Secret Language of Flowers consists of more than 30 paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures by Australian and International artists such as Christian Thompson, Chris Barry, Richard Spare, Irena Sibley, Con Kroker and Janina Green.


Entry is free. Wheelchair accessible.

Image: Janina GREEN, Teacup Still Life from the series Still Life, 1988, hand tinted silver gelatin photograph. Purchased through the Horsham Art Gallery Trust Fund. Courtesy of the artist.

CREATION Workshop with Deborah Kelly – SCHOOLS

Deborah Kelly’s CREATION is a multi-venue, multi-disciplinary collaborative artwork about human connection, learning exchange, belief and hope that takes the form of a queer insurrectionary science fiction climate change religion.

Experience the latest incarnation of this incredible display, consisting of projected works, costume, textiles, song and dance.

1 or 2 hour WORKSHOPS available with Deborah Kelly from MONDAY August 28 – FRIDAY September 1

For upper secondary students.

BOOKINGS for SCHOOLS – Please contact HRAG Reception on 53829575  

Work made during these sessions may be chosen to form part of new artwork that will become part of future iterations of the CREATION exhibition.

Spring School Holiday Program 2023


Enjoy the experience of creating, making and acquiring new art skills by enrolling in our Horsham Regional Art Gallery School Holiday Program.

Week 1:

Wednesday September 20- Creating Animals: Wool Felting with Rachel (For children who have felted before or would be confident in trying felting)

Thursday September 21-  Felting  Pictures with Rachel ( For children who have not really done felting before)

Note:  – The Felting activity involves the use of sharp needles which may inflict a small non serious injury to fingers. The sessions have been split into junior and senior to support a range of skills levels. If younger children would like to try animal felting, they are still welcome to do so, but may need the support of a parent.


Week 2 :

Tuesday September 26- Lino Printing with Emily SESSION 1

Wednesday September 27- Lino Printing with Emily SESSION 2

Note: Parents when booking will need to book for both sessions as this workshop is delivered in two parts.


Bookings essential for all sessions


The Horsham Town Hall and Horsham Regional Art Gallery acknowledge the traditional lands of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk people. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.