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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)


Further Information

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.