Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery - Art Collector

Upstairs interior of the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery.

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery was established in 1904 and is the oldest regional gallery in New South Wales. It is housed in one of Broken Hill’s original heritage buildings, the beautifully restored Sully’s Emporium. On display is a selection of works from the City of Broken Hill’s art collection and a quality program of temporary exhibitions by local, state and national artists along with touring exhibitions.

The collection

The gallery has an extensive collection of more than 1,800 colonial, modern and contemporary Australian artworks by artists including Arthur Streeton, Rupert Bunny, George Lambert, Hans Heysen, Norman Lindsay, Lloyd Rees, Noel Counihan, George Gittoes, Clifton Pugh, Gary Shead, Tim Storrier, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Michael Nelson Tjackamarra and Emily Kame Kngwarreye. It also possesses an authoritative collection of works specific to Broken Hill and the far western New South Wales region, including Sam Byrne, William Badger Bates, Hoppy Hopgood, Jim Paterson and Pro Hart.

Exhibition highlights

Exhibition highlights include the Blow-In Art Collective, which is open from 11 October 2014 to 23 November 2014, as well as touring exhibitions Objects and Energies, 29 November 2014 to 22 February 2015 and the Archibald Prize, 6 June 2014 to 19 July 2015.

Art awards

The gallery’s major annual art award, the Outback Open Art Prize, is an acquisitive prize for works that reflect the spirit of the outback. Works can be in any medium. The exhibition is open from 25 July 2015 to 6 September 2015.

Visitor information

The Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery offers visitors the following facilities:
  • Gallery shop
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Air conditioning

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street
Broken Hill NSW 2880

Phone: 08 8080 3440
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays from 11am to 4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.