Greater Dandenong Gallery of Art Redevelopment
The Greater Dandenong Gallery of Art Redevelopment proposal for the existing 1920s Masonic Hall at 5 Mason Street is an exciting new initiative celebrating art and culture in Greater Dandenong.
Refurbishments and extensions will create the Greater Dandenong Gallery of Art – a new centre with facilities for Australian touring art exhibitions, curation space for emerging and professional artists, and community spaces for creative activities and community gatherings.
As the Masonic Hall is a significant heritage building, concept designs for the Gallery of Art respect the importance of the Masonic Hall while introducing a contemporary art space.
The Gallery of Art will consolidate central Dandenong’s growing reputation for arts participation and expression, and will allow for a significant expansion of the Walker Street Gallery’s visual arts programs, building on its current 16,000 annual visitors.
The proposal includes:
- State-of-the-art exhibition spaces fortouring and local artists
- Community, creative and workshop spaces
- Cafe and retail opportunities
- Active outdoor spaces along Halpin Way and Mason Street
- New and engaging public art
Stage 1 – Roof Restoration
Council has allocated funds in its 2018-2019 budget to repair the existing Masonic Hall roof. Works will be completed in early 2019 in a manner which both respects the building’s heritage value and complements the future gallery project.
Opportunity to Contribute
The redevelopment offers a unique opportunity to contribute to one of the city’s significant public cultural assets for those interested in making a difference for this and future generations in Greater Dandenong and beyond.
A wide range of partnership opportunities exist for creative, delivery and resource partners.
Read more information in the Greater Dandenong Gallery of Art Prospectus (4.3MB - PDF)
Download the Draft Details Design Report (8.2MB - PDF)
Download the Draft Plans (300KB - PDF)
You can also view the plans and some architectural drawings in the gallery below.