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The Rockingham Arts Centre (RAC) closed for refurbishments in January 2022. The refurbishments upgraded the interior of the RAC to strengthen the flexibility and function of the venue for users, lift the quality of art exhibitions, and improve wayfinding between the RAC and the nearby Gary Holland Community Centre (GHCC).
Key improvements to the venue are a new hanging system, upgraded lighting in the gallery, refurbished and repainted internal walls without visual distractions, dedicated storage spaces throughout, and a wash-out sink suitable for a variety of art mediums. A shade sail has also been installed in the courtyard.
Two large swinging walls and ceiling mounts were installed in mid-September 2022 to finalise the upgrades. Directional signage will be installed in the coming months to help direct visitors between the RAC and GHCC.
The venue consists of a:
The RAC is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm, and is within walking distance to the beautiful Rockingham Foreshore which has a wide range of restaurants and cafés to enjoy. Free parking is within close proximity.
The multi-use room can be booked for art classes and/or workshops by independent artists or community art groups. The RAC will not accept any bookings from non-artistic practices. Please refer to other City venues for your needs.
For booking availability, please contact the RAC on 9527 0734 between 8am-4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (please note these days are subject to change at times), or email email@example.com. To book, complete the Community Facility Hire Application Form below.
The City has introduced an annual exhibition program for 2023. We are delighted to have Curator Jude van der Merwe on board to assist with developing this inaugural program. Exhibiting in the gallery is via the program.
Jude has over 25 years’ experience in the cultural and visual arts sectors. She is an independent senior consultant specialising in arts and culture policy and strategy, cultural development, curatorial work, and Public Art development and implementation.
She was the Project Director and Co-curator for the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, presented in Western Australia between September and November 2021.
Applications for 2024 are now closed.
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