Vancouver Arts Centre

COVID19 Phase 3 Restrictions

The Vancouver Arts Centre has re-opened according to WA Government guidelines and we are pleased to announce that all regular arts and craft group activities have re-commenced.

We are now open to group members, attendees of group events and for occasional hire of our workshop rooms and galleries subject to maximum capacity numbers.

Our normal business hours are currently Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm.

For more information and to stay in the loop please call us on 6820 3740, email us at arts@albany.wa.gov.au, or find us on our socal pages: Facebook: @CityofAlbanyArtsandCulture or Instagram: @vancouverarts.

Newsletters

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Albany Art Prize

For more information please visit the official website www.albanyartprize.com.au 

Great Southern Art Award

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

Artist In Residence Program

Due to COVID19 a number of Artists Residencies scheduled to occur this year will be rescheduled to occur over the next 12 months.

We are working on the development of a new City of Albany Artist in Residence program for 2021 - 2022 and we hope to be able to seek expressions of interest later this year.

Should you wish to be notified about future residencies please contact arts@albany.wa.gov.au

Exhibition Program

Due to COVID19 a number of exhibitions planned for presentation at the Vancouver Arts Centre have been postponed and we aim to reschedule these in the new Albany Town Hall Galleries during 2021. 

We plan to call for expressions of interest for the 2022 Albany Town Hall Exhibition Program later this year.

Should you wish to be notified about the Exhibition Program opportunities please contact the Visual Arts Officer on arts@albany.wa.gov.au

Hire our Facilities

The Vancouver Arts Centre has workshop rooms, galleries and studio spaces available to hire for community arts and cultural programs.

Under Phase 3 COVID19 restrictions we have some limited availability to book our facilities on an occasional basis.

For further information on availability or to discuss whether our spaces will suit your needs please call us directly on 6820 3740.

Art, Craft and other Groups

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, Community Living Association, Porcelain Painting Friends 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.

Albany History Collection

The Albany History Collection (AHC) and Albany Regional Family History Society are currently housed at the Vancouver Arts Centre.

The AHC was formerly housed in the Albany Public Library until March 2017, and temporarily relocated to the Albany Co-operative Society building on the corner of Frederick Street and Spencer Street, in order to accommodate construction of the Albany Visitor Centre.

For further information on the AHC please Click here

Contact Information

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

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