At the suggestion of the Walcha Arts Council, Walcha Council adopted the concept of developing Walcha’s Open Air Gallery. The decision was taken for a number of reasons, not least of all to develop a certain distinctiveness, and claim Walcha’s unique ‘thumb-print’ as a culturally rich and artistic hub.
This ever-growing public gallery is now highly regarded and renowned among the global art community, as well as being immensely enjoyed by proud locals and bewildered visitors. The Open Air Gallery adds an original dimension to the streetscape of Walcha.
The Open Air Gallery consists of over 50 pieces of art, mostly sculptural. The works are dotted around the town with contributing artists coming from local, national and international origins. Many of the works have been created using local timbers, numerous pieces forming interesting looking seats for taking in the ambiance of the beautiful vistas around town.
The Walcha Gallery of Art is located on the main street, and showcases various artworks by local, regional and international artists, with sculptures, prints and jewellery also on display. Additionally, the gallery hosts various changing exhibitions, which are as exciting as they are varied.
15N Derby Street, Walcha
An indoor photographic experience of the Open Air Gallery.
29W Fitzroy Street, Walcha
Stephen King … Artist / Sculptor
Angus Nivison … Artist / Painter
James Rogers … Artist / Sculptor
Ross Laurie … Artist
Myfanwy Gullifer … Artist / Sculptor
Julia Griffin … Artist
Gemma King … Artist
Paula Jenkins … Artist
Kate Durack … Artist / Illustrator
Irina Corlette … Artist
Linda Lockyer … Artist
Alec Gill … Artist / Sculptor
Glenn Dick … Artist
Brad Keable … Artist / Sculptor
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