Vancouver Arts Centre is an active community arts centre and gallery and 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.

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.

You can find out what current events and exhibitions we have by finding us on facebook @AlbanyArts, by looking at the Events section on the City's website or by registering for our monthly e-newsletter by emailing us at

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

For more information please visit the official website

For more information please visit the official website

The Vancouver Arts Centre’s Artist in Residence Program is fully subscribed up until the end of February 2019.

We will be seeking expressions of interest towards the end of 2018 from artists who work in any discipline and who are interested in a residency of up to 6 weeks between Feb 2019 and Jan 2020.

Please contact us on to request to be put on our mailing list for information on our Artist in Residency program when it becomes available.

See our latest Newsletter HERE

Our booking forms for hiring workshop space, studio space and accommodation to support the delivery of community arts and cultural programs are now available for the 2018/19 financial year. For further information please call us directly on 6820 3740.

Vancouver Arts Centre 2017-2018 Occasional Room Hire (310KB) View File  OR   Download FileOccasional Room Hire Vancouver Arts Centre
Vancouver Arts Centre 2017-2018 Mary Thomson House Accommodation Booking Form (78KB) View File  OR   Download FileMary Thomson House Accommodation Booking Form
Vancouver Arts Centre 2017-2018 Gallery Hire Booking Form (95KB) View File  OR   Download FileVancouver Arts Centre 17/18 Gallery Hire Application

A number of art, craft and other groups have their homes at the Vancouver Arts Centre and meet regularly throughout the year. Groups include:

ACE Camera Club, Albany Art Group, Albany Film Society, Albany Floral art Group, Albany Pottery Group, Albany Weavers, Albany Spinners, the Community Living Association, Porcelain Painting Friends, Susan's Painting Classes and the Writer's Room.

All groups meet regularly, run their own programs/workshops and are keen to attract new members. For more information please contact us and we will put you in touch with a representative from the group that you are interested in.

The Vancouver Arts Centre run a Painting class with Helen Leeder-Carlson on Wednesdays, Contact us directly for information about dates and to book in.

General Enquiries and Bookings: 08 6820 3740 or

Vancouver Arts Centre Team Leader: 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 on facebook @AlbanyArts

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