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Box Hill Community Arts Centre

Architect: Gregory Burgess Architects

Further Afield | F07

Architectural firm Gregory Burgess Pty Ltd designed the first purpose-built Community Arts Centre in Australia. The much-awarded inspirational building opened in Box Hill in October 1990. The Community Arts Centre, sensitive to its environmental surrounds, was the result of a groundswell of community support. Burgess worked in collaboration with landscape designers Kevin Taylor and Kate Cullity in consultation with artist Maggie Fooke, together with local artists and potential users. A thriving creative community was the outcome, and the popularity of the Community Arts Centre today is testament to the foresight of the architects and the vision of council and the community. Surrounding the light-filled building are beautiful open garden spaces filled with mosaics and stunning art pieces by the local community. The setting provides tranquil spaces for reflection and creativity. The Gallery provides support for local community artists as well as showcasing professional exhibitions from local, national and international artists. The Centre offers a wide range of activities for adults and children during school terms, and a variety of art and craft activities during the school holidays. Box Hill Community Arts Centre is also home to many local arts and community groups, and is a meeting place where people from all walks of life come together to enjoy the arts.

Need to Know

  • Open: Sat 2pm - 5pm

  • What's Open: All parts of the building

  • Tour Details: Guided tour Tour at 2.30pm, running for 45minutes, in a group of 25

  • Special Programming: Displays and demonstrations by: Box Hill Community Gardens, Box Hill Hand Spinners & Weavers, the Needlework Tapestry Guild of Victoria, Whitehorse Orchestra and more. The gallery will also feature an exhibition by artists associated with the Alcove Art Shop, based at the Centre, exhibiting locally made arts and crafts.

  • Building Type: Cultural

  • Facilities: Toilets

  • Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible

  • Year Built: 1990

  • Transport: Bus stop: Combartson St on routes 732, 735, 768, 903.

  • Tour Type: Pre-booked & self-guided

Location

470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128, VIC

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