Portland Arts Centre

Description of Venue: The Portland Arts Centre is owned and operated by the Glenelg Shire Council. It is the home of the Glenelg Shire Council Arts Program which provides a wide range of performances and exhibitions each year Inside is an auditorium with seating for 144 (including 2 wheel chair spaces) which is suitable for a range of uses including performances, films, annual general meetings, awards presentations and meetings. The venue also has a foyer, meeting room/dressing room, kitchen and accessible toilets.

In addition, the Arts Program presents at least twelve exhibitions per year in the Portland Arts Centre in two gallery spaces - the CEMA Gallery and the Woolcock Gallery. The majority of these exhibitions feature some of the many talented visual artists living in the region, but the exhibition program also includes artists from outside the region, and sometimes touring exhibitions of visual arts and/or social history.The Glenelg Shire Council Arts Program also provides advice and support for arts and cultural activities and projects initiated by local artists and various community arts organisations in the Shire, and where appropriate, works in collaboration with other units within Council, and with other local organisations to implement a variety of arts-related activities.

There are two linked exhibition spaces available in the venue:

The main CEMA Gallery is a relatively large L-shaped area, which also functions as the Foyer of the venue.

The Woolcock Gallery, a smaller adjoining room, named after Collin & Dorothy Woolcock, can be used as an extension of the CEMA Gallery, or alternatively, can be used as a separate, lockable exhibition space.

Both galleries have track lighting and provision for the display of both 2-D and 3-D art works.

CEMA Gallery & Foyer
Floor space: 104 sq. metres Linear space: 26 metres

Woolcock Gallery
Floor space: 39 sq. metres Linear space: 22 metres

Artists wishing to present an exhibition of their work are welcome to submit expressions of interest. Please contact the Community Arts Officer for further information:
Phone: 5522 2331, Email:npevitt@glenelg.vic.gov.au

However, artists should note that the Portland Arts Centre is usually booked 12 months or more in advance.

For all arts and performance enquiries including venue hire contact the Arts & Culture Manager Susie Lyons or Cultural Services Officer Lynda Cooper at the Portland Arts Centre on ph: 5522 2263, or email: slyons@glenelg.vic.gov.au or lcooper@glenelg.vic.gov.au. The Portland Arts Centre is situated on the corner of Glenelg and Bentinck Streets in Portland and is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm



Types of events which are run/held: Exhibitions, theatre, music performances, workshops, meetings, films, AGMs, awards presentations, school functions, community fundraiser events.

Is the venue able to be booked by the public? Yes

Distance from Melbourne: 350kms. Allow 4 1/2 hours to drive, (much) longer if travelling on the Great Ocean Rd

Is the venue open to the public, when and what times? Open to the public Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm. Free admission to exhibitions.

If the venue is available for hire, how do people hire the space? Contact Susie Lyons or Lynda Cooper on 55 222263

Floor Dimensions: CEMA Gallery & Foyer Floor space: 104 sq. metres Linear space: 26 metres Woolcock Gallery Floor space: 39 sq. metres Linear space: 22 metre.

Seating Capacity: 144 in the auditorium/theatre

Seating available on-site? Yes

Access: Accessible venue - ramps and toilets

Toilets: Ladies x 2, Men x 2, Accessible x 1, Performers x 1

Kitchen: sink, fridge, oven, hotplates, urn, cutlery, plates, bowls, cups and saucers, glasses

Stage: w 10.9 d 6.8 h 3.4 - 7 (raked)

Technical equipment: Tech specs available on request

Extra categories: Yamaha Grand Piano

Contact Details

Contact Name: Lynda Cooper

Phone number: 03 55222263

Email address: lcooper@glenelg.vic.gov.au

Location

Portland Arts Centre, Glenelg Street, Portland, Victoria, Australia

Portland Arts Centre

Portland Arts Centre, Glenelg Street, Portland, Victoria, Australia

Portland Arts Centre - Theatre/auditorium and exhibition space for hire

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Glenelg Shire Council
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