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
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