Public programs

Ararat Regional Art Gallery presents a wide range of public programs throughout the year.  For information about forthcoming public programs, please refer to ‘News’ and ‘Related Publications’ at the right of the screen.


Ararat Regional Art Gallery presents special intensive residential workshops with leading Australian textile fibre artists to augment its exhibition program.  These workshops are presented at Allanvale Shearers’ Quarters, located on a magnificent working sheep property, in the vicinity of the Great Western wineries and within a half-hour scenic drive to the Grampians.  For more information about forthcoming workshops, please contact the Gallery on:

Telephone: 5352 2836

Needles and Pins – Children’s textile group

Ararat Regional Art Gallery and the Ararat Branch of the Embroiderers Guild Victoria work collaboratively to present monthly textiles classes for school-aged children.  Participating children are taught needlecraft skills by local Embroiderers Guild members in a friendly environment.  No prior experience is necessary.  For further information and to register your interest, please contact the Gallery on:

Telephone: 5352 2836

Artist’s Talks

Please refer to the Exhibitions page for information about forthcoming artist’s talks.

Group and School Visits

Ararat Regional Art Gallery welcomes visits from community groups and schools.  Gallery staff can provide free talks and can assist teachers or group organisers to plan their visit.  Entry to the Gallery is free, though charges may apply for special activities or out-of-hours visits.

Education Week

Ararat Regional Art Gallery, in partnership with the Victorian Government’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, annually presents free art workshops to primary and secondary government school students to mark Education Week.