Outback Arts Creative Arts Centre

The Outback Arts Gallery was established in 2012 in the former home of the Monterey Café. Throughout 2017, the OBA Gallery featured a variety of exhibitions crossing a broad range of media and art styles including ceramics, photography, video, sculpture and installations. These exhibitions were part of touring shows, group shows from artists within the region and solo exhibitions from both local and visiting artists.
2017 marked it’s 5th and final year in the Monterey with the news that we were successful in our application to the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grant. The grant was to purchase a building and develop a working Creative Arts Centre. The new premises has been renovated to create an interactive facility including professional gallery spaces, lighting, retail and meeting rooms. There is also a rental space available for lease and an industry approved storage facility to house the only public art collection in far north-western NSW, which is owned by Outback Arts.
Studio spaces and an outdoor area will be developed further down the track.
The centre allows us to expand our activity and offer a high-quality environment to showcase the talents and work of local and regional artists. We also have a retail area that stocks all kinds of goodies from local artists, artisans, ceramicists, crafters, professional designers, and creators of sweet, small things.

We are open Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm.

We are always on the hunt for new creatives and shows so please contact us for an exhibition application or grab one here: Exhibition application 2018

And if you make/bake/stitch/sew or anything and you think it would be a good fit for the shop, you can download the details and have a look here : Retail Application 2018

And don’t forget our pop-up shop application: Pop-up Shop Application 2018 and room hire facilities: Outback Arts room hire.

2017 EXHIBITION PROGRAM:

When:                 Left Bank Gallery                                   Roads Gallery

May:                     Waste 2 Art                                                    The Marra Sculptures

June:                    Quilt Show                                                      VACANT

July:                     Lottie Rae                                                        Millinery weaving

August:               Aboriginal Arts                                                Textiles by Kylie Harvey

September:       Outback Archies                                              Outback Archies

October:            Warwick Behr                                                  Warwick Behr

November:       Living Arts & Culture                                      Living Arts & Culture

December:       Christmas Art Fair                                           Christmas Art Fair