Art Gallery Spaces

Art Gallery for exhibitions, small-scale performances, receptions and meetings.

Overall description

The Burnie Regional Art Gallery has three main galleries with 119 running metres of wall space for temporary exhibitions. The Foyer Gallery exhibits works from the permanent collection.  

The gallery is suitable for small scale receptions, performances and meetings and is available for hire at the discretion of the Director - Art Gallery. 

The Gallery has its own extensive exhibition program with more than 20 visual and performing arts projects every year. Because of this, there are not many opportunities for other organisations to hire the venue. However, under special circumstances, the galleries may be available for event hire. The Gallery may consider event proposals that address the gallery’s guidelines.

Technical Details:

   Floor area    Walls running metres 
 Main Gallery    267.5 m²   55m
 Middle Gallery   216 m²   44m
 Learning Space Gallery   53.1 m²   20m

Frank Ellis Meeting Room: Meetings for up to eight persons. 

Other technical information:

  • The gallery has constant environmental (humidity and temperature) control
  • Security systems include surveillance cameras and after hours security system
  • There is no equipment for performances. It may be possible to hire equipment from the Burnie Arts & Function Centre, or sourced from external businesses.
  • There are no technical staff for performances.
  • Apart from a small tea-room there are no cooking facilities. Hot or fried foods are not allowed in exhibitions spaces. 
  • Several trestle tables and stackable chairs are available to use. 
  • See the overall floor plan.  


Rental rates are available on request. Special consideration is given to community groups Rates are inclusive of the space, heating and electricity, and include a cleaning fee plus fees for installation and set up, and staff for out-of-hours/after hours events. 

They do not include after hours usage of the venue, or any additional use of gallery staff (for exhibition installation, or out of hours gallery sitting).

Regular Users and Hirers

The major hirer of the gallery for exhibitions is the Burnie Coastal Art Group whose TasArt exhibition is an important visual arts event on the gallery calendar. The major prize is sponsored by the Burnie City Council.

Other regular hirers/users include

  • Wednesday Painters Group for art classes
  • Europa Poets
  • Burnie Arts Council
  • The Friends of the Burnie Regional Art Gallery

For further enquiries:
P: 03 6430 5875