Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm
Sun 2pm - 4pm
Open Mondays by appointment
2007 Festival Art Awards
Greg Daly Tripod vase with enamel, gold and silver leaf, Ceramic
Jane Bruce, Lidded vessel
Cut, blown glass
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
Cowra Regional Art Gallery was established in September 2000, and is a contemporary art space located in Shire’s cultural precinct, which includes the Cowra Library and the Council Chambers.
The Gallery offers an active year-round exhibition schedule, nurtures public understanding of both traditional and non-traditional artistic expression, and provides workshops for creative development and enjoyment.
Visitors to the Gallery are able to view and appreciate works by both National and International artists—from emerging artists not seen elsewhere, to the acknowledged masters of our day.
The Gallery Collection
The foundation of the Gallery’s collection are works of art in 2D and 3D in glass and ceramics, which have been acquired since 1977 through the $10 000 Calleen Acquisition Award, which is awarded each year during the Cowra Festival Art Awards.
The Gallery is one large flexible space (180m2).
The gallery can be divided by the versatile moving panels.
Installed track lighting and climate control.
Universal hanging system.
Cowra is in the Lachlan Valley, with attractive farming land renowned for excellent produce and fine wines. Cowra is well known for the failed escape attempt made by Japanese prisoners of war during World War 2. Australian and Japanese war cemeteries can be found towards the south of the town and a fine display of eight hundred Cherry Blossom trees connect the cemeteries to the beautiful cultural centre. Cowra has a wealth of country experiences from relaxing along the extensive waterways to exploring the tranquil Japanese Gardens, the migrant and the POW Camp sites. Cowra has at least 50 different cultures within the community, and celebrates this cultural diversity with the Annual Festival of International Understanding.