Vancouver Arts Centre is an active community arts centre and gallery, which is also home to many local arts and craft groups.

Our key purpose is to develop the creative capacity of our region and we focus on supporting the practice of art-making, through delivering a diverse and engaging artistic program that empowers our community and the cultural sector.

In practical terms that means we run an annual program of touring, private and curated exhibitions, workshops, community arts projects and performing arts events which aim to serve our existing customers and reach new audiences. Our facilities are available to hire by individuals and groups for cultural activity.

Based in a historic building (the original hospital), our venue is special and unique and attracts visitors from outside the region to visit the gallery and enjoy a self-guided heritage tour.

Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and Saturday 10am - 3pm. We open on occasional Sundays for special events.

Download our Annual Report below for more information.

Download:
Vancouver Arts Centre Annual Program Report (3MB) View File  OR   Download FileVancouver Arts Centre Annual Program Report 2015 2016

spaced 2: future recall

Until 2 September

Artist Talk with Erin Coates Friday 18 August 4pm

Vancouver Arts Centre

Presented by International Art Space and Vancouver Arts Centre.

Crossing the boundaries of art, history and community, spaced 2: future recall invites you to rediscover regional Western Australia from the viewpoint of 14 acclaimed international and Australian Contemporary Artists. This exhibition concludes the second edition of the spaced program, a recurring international event of socially engaged art. 

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Rewind: Traditional Photography Revisited

Until 16 September

Ace Camera Club

The object of this exhibition is to show that in a world dominated by digital technology it is still possible to create an image using only the most basic of discarded, home made and vintage equipment.

Six ACE photographers have taken up the challenge of creating photographic works using traditional film-based technology coupled with a considerable amount of hands-on creative experimentation and share what they discovered in the process.

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Landscape of Arrival

29 August - 16 September

Artist Talk with Margaret Sanders:

Saturday 2 September 2 - 3pm

The artist has been a frequent visitor to the South Coast. She now lives in Albany and this exhibition is her response to living in the local landscape.

The exhibition includes linoprints, objects, works on paper, and a large mirror which is positioned to reflect the surrounding prints and the presence of people within the exhibition space.

Landscape of Arrival is a reflective exhibition where history and the present converge to disclose new perspectives of being here. Margaret sees the exhibition as a kind of portrait. It reflects herself, and it reflects aspects of other people.

Creatures of the Deep - Kids Artspace

Creatures of the Deep - Sat 1 July - Sat 2 Sept

An immersive artspace for kids aged 2-12.

Enter a world under the waves and dream up some magical and mythical creatures that lurk in its depths. Bring them to life in 2D or 3D with recycled materials and join in creating a large installation in the Verandah Gallery.

Created by Leanne White and inspired by our new exhibition spaced 2: future recall.

FREE Entry, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm and Sat 10am-3pm

Enquiries: 6820 3740  arts@albany.wa.gov.au

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Vancouver Street Festival

Vancouver Street Festival 2017 was an incredible day!

Check out some of our photos from the day on our Facebook page

Vancouver Arts Centre offers an ongoing workshop program for children and adults; both term long painting series and one off workshops on weekends or during the holidays as opportunities arise to access visiting artists and specialist skills in the region.

Keep up to date with our workshop program by viewing our latest newsletter or program.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page or subscribe to our Newsletter to keep up to date with all the events and projects at the Vancouver Arts Centre.

For more information please visit the official www.greatsouthernartaward.com.au

The Vancouver Arts Centre’s Artist in Residence Program is fully subscribed for 2017.

We are in the process of reviewing the Artist in Residence application process for 2018. Applications will open in September 2017 for 2018.

See our latest Newsletter HERE

Our booking forms, reflecting any changes to hire conditions for 2017/18 will be available in July. In the meantime, please use our existing booking forms for any enquiries, or please call us directly on 6820 3740.

Download:
Vancouver Arts Centre 2017-2018 Occasional Room Hire (182KB) View File  OR   Download FileOccasional Room Hire Vancouver Arts Centre
Download:
Vancouver Arts Centre 2017-2018 Mary Thomson House Accommodation Booking Form (141KB) View File  OR   Download FileMary Thomson House Accommodation Booking Form
Download:
Vancouver Arts Centre 2017-2018 Gallery Hire Booking Form (170KB) View File  OR   Download FileVancouver Arts Centre 17/18 Gallery Hire Application

A number of art and craft groups have their homes at the Vancouver Arts Centre and meet regularly throughout the year: Albany Pottery Group, Albany Weavers, Albany Spinners, ACE Camera Club and the Albany Film Society. All groups meet regularly, run their own programs and are keen to attract new members. For more information please contact us and we will try and put you in touch with a representative from the group that you are interested in.

General Enquiries and Bookings: 08 6820 3740 or arts@albany.wa.gov.au

Vancouver Arts Centre Coordinator: 08 6820 3745

Arts Development Officer: 08 6820 3746

Visual Arts Officer: 08 6820 3747

Arts Administration Officer: 08 6820 3748

Follow us on Instagram: @Vancouver_arts

Find us at 85 Vancouver Street, Albany, WA, 6330