New beginnings for ArtGeo Gallery

Published on Thursday, 20 January 2022 at 10:47:09 AM

While it may be the end of an era for ArtGeo Gallery as we know it, it’s a new beginning for visual arts in the region with the progression of a purpose-built, A class art gallery capable of hosting national and international touring exhibitions.

After 14 years, 270 exhibitions and supporting over 3000 visual artists, Friday 21 January 2022 will mark the Gallery’s final day in the current building.

The City has now entered into a contract with Broad Construction Pty Ltd and will soon commence construction of its new Performing Arts and Convention Centre, taking pride of place in the heart of the Busselton Cultural Precinct.

It is anticipated that the new centre will open in 2023. The multi-functional venue will integrate the Weld Theatre and ArtGeo Gallery. The vision for the new gallery is to be a vibrant and flourishing centre in the South West region, contributing to the life and wellbeing of the community by nurturing growth and diversity in the arts. Holding prime position in the centre’s foyer, the gallery will include important temperature, humidity and security controls.

Mayor Grant Henley said “I am looking forward to celebrating ArtGeo Gallery’s past and exciting future.”

“The new purpose-built gallery will be a significant investment in the visual arts for the whole of the South West, now and into the future. The gallery is expected to connect people locally and globally through culture and creativity. It will also attract visitors during and outside of the many other events run within the centre.” 

ArtGeo Gallery is hosting a free event from 5.00pm to 6.00pm the Friday, 21 January to announce the City of Busselton Art Award People’s Choice Award and to celebrate the past and bright future of the gallery.

If you would like to be considered to be part of the new ArtGeo Gallery Reference Group that will inform how spaces will function and programming for when the Gallery opens, get involved in other ways or receive information on future opportunities, please email

Objectives outlined in this statement are aligned with the City of Busselton’s Strategic Community Plan (2021 - 2031) Key Themes, Opportunity: A vibrant City with diverse opportunities and a prosperous economy.

Photo attached for general use - Caption: Interior Concept of Performing Arts and Convention Centre Art Gallery.

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