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

Colours of Confidence

23 September - 7 October 

Albany Art Group 

Once again the Albany Art Group is mounting a fantastic exhibition at the Vancouver Art Centre as part of the Southern Art and Craft Trail 2017.

The exhibition showcases an exciting selection of over 100 works from talented artists from the Albany Art Group.  From abstract to the techniques of the grand masters, a wonderfully presented exhibition over four galleries.

Expect to see new works with many inspired by local scenery and life of the South West. The artists in the Albany Art Group are passionate about promoting art in the community and at the grassroots level. All works are for sale and owning your own original artwork can be affordable and inspiring.

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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 up until the end of February 2018.

We are in the process of reviewing the Artist in Residence application process.  Applications will open in late October 2017.

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 2017/18 financial year. For further information please call us directly on 6820 3740.

Download:
Vancouver Arts Centre 2017-2018 Occasional Room Hire (310KB) View File  OR   Download FileOccasional Room Hire Vancouver Arts Centre
Download:
Vancouver Arts Centre 2017-2018 Mary Thomson House Accommodation Booking Form (78KB) View File  OR   Download FileMary Thomson House Accommodation Booking Form
Download:
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 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