Goulburn Mulwaree Council will benefit from $119,356 in funding for the Goulburn Regional Art Gallery thanks to the NSW Government’s Creative Capital program.

The Goulburn Regional Art Gallery: New Gallery Development fit-out is one of 82 projects sharing in a total of $11.7 million in funding under the second round of Minor Works and Equipment Projects. These projects are the latest to receive funding as part of the $72 million Creative Capitalinitiative launched in 2021.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said welcomed the NSW Government’s investment in improving arts and cultural venues to be fit-for-purpose for the community, enhancing access and supporting the local economy.

“The Goulburn Regional Art Gallery will use this funding to expand the gallery offering through some clever adaptations of the existing gallery’s footprint.

“This project will transform the currently unused former workshop space into a flexible contemporary exhibition space suitable for display of artworks for many sizes and mediums,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Peter Walker said the funding will help Council deliver significant improvements to the Gallery.

“The work Council will undertake ensures our local audiences and visitors enjoy even more high-quality cultural experiences. I am delighted the NSW Government has made this possible,” Clr Walker said.

Minister Franklin said this Creative Capital funding would pay dividends for the community by delivering a much-needed facility upgrade.

“This investment in cultural infrastructure is recognition of the valuable role arts and culture plays in the community,” Mr Franklin said.

“The NSW Government’s $72 million Creative Capital program aims to boost equity and access to arts and culture facilities for the people of NSW. With 165 projects across the state, more people will have access to top-class arts and cultural experiences,” Mr Franklin said.

Further details on the Creative Capital program are available on the Create NSW website at www.create.nsw.gov.au.