Broken Hill City Art Gallery

Information

The Broken Hill City Art Gallery is the oldest regional art gallery in New South Wales and has recently reopened following an AUD1.7 million refurbishment of its historic home, a former hardware store, Sully’s Emporium.

The original gallery opened in 1904 in the city’s Technical College with the bequest of three artworks by George McCulloch, one of the 'Syndicate of Seven' founders of BHP. It moved into its current home a century later, in October 2004.

This space in the heart of Broken Hill carries an impressive collection of artworks from Australia and overseas. And, with the gallery’s fresh new look has come a new way of exhibiting works: permanent displays are no more; instead, pieces will rotate through the gallery as part of themed exhibitions.

You’ll find an impressive array of works from the 19th century to the present day, by the likes of Margaret Preston and Arthur Boyd, as well as Indigenous artists from central Australia, such as Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, and local artists including Uncle Badger Bates, a Barkindji Elder who combines traditional images with lino printing.

You’ll also get the chance to see older colonial works by the likes of James Coutts Michie and James Ashton, as well as Victorian painters such as Arthur Hacker.

Admission is by donation.

Facilities

  • Carpark
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Non Smoking
  • Gallery / Museum

Accreditation

  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • COVID Safe

Other

  • Australian Museums and Galleries Association
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Free Wifi
  • Indigenous themes and/or interpretation
  • International
  • Aboriginal Culture
  • Art & Culture
  • History & Heritage

Accessibility

  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.