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  Art Galleries

Ararat Art Gallery

Cnr Vincent and Barkly Sts
Ph: (03) 5352 2836 Fax: (03) 5352 4961
Open: Mon - Fri 11.00am - 4.00pm; Sun 12.00noon - 4.00pm

Ararat Art Gallery holds one of the two major contemporary fibre and textile collections in regional galleries across Australia. The gallery has a regular program of temporary exhibitions.

Horsham Regional Art Gallery

80 Wilson St, Horsham, 3400
Ph: (03) 5382 5575 Fax: (03) 5382 5407

Email: hrag@netconnect.com.au

One of the best regional galleries in Australia the gallery features a fine collection of art and photography and a diverse program of temporary exhibitions. It also houses the Mack Jost Collection of Australian Art, colonial to contemporary.

The Langi Morgala Museum

50 Queen St, Ararat

The Langi Morgala Museum houses the Mooney collection of Aboriginal artifacts and district memorabilia. Formerly Carroll's Woolstore, built in 1874, this museum building has been described as "one of the most elaborate and sophisticated woolstores to be constructed in the 19th century". Originally designed as a wool and grain store, the Federal Government took it over in 1942 to function as a military foodstore. It subsequently served as a parachute manafacturing factory before the Ararat and District Historical society took it over in 1970.

Brambuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Dunkfield Rd, Halls Gap
Ph: (03) 5356 4452
Email: brambuk@netconnect.com.au

A wide range of Koorie crafts including hand painted clothing, echidna quill jewellery, carved emu eggs, boomerangs and paintings.

Café Bagdad

48 Wilson St , Horsham
Ph: (03) 5382 0068

  Art Exhibitions
Horsham Regional Art Gallery
//From 3rd New View - Indigenous Photographic Perspectives – Monash Gallery of Art collection
//Until 8th Expressive Stitch … Blind Stitch – Textile works from Dorothy Caldwell workshop during Fibre Fourm last year.
//From 10th Do You See What I See? – Drawings by Brad Elsom
//Until 15th Hairball Café & Bare Essentials – Photographic installations by Pam Kleemann
//From 17th Roaring Days – Photography by Matthew Sleeth
//All May Drawing the Line – Drawings & figure studies from Horsham’s College
//Until 22nd Domino Effect – Recent Prints by Marian Anderson
//From 24th Familiar – Photographs by Margaret Waller
Cafe Bagdad
//From 3rd Exhibition of work by Vicki Couzens – Indigenous artist with pastels representing images & patters draw from tradition possum skin rugs


The Harow Sound and Light Show

This entertaining show has quickly become a major tourist attraction for the small town. Developed entirely by members of the community, the show sees the town come alive at night as you mingle with characters typical of the 1800's. The Hermitage Hotel (1884) is the starting point.

Grampians Jazz Festival

Halls Gap. Held in February each year.

Kamaroo Rock 'n' Roll Festival

This annual event on the banks of the Wimmera River includes such events as fireworks, bands, a raft race, birdman competitions and much more for the family.

Great Western Wine Village Rodeo

Be entertained by top professional cowboys on Easter Friday.

Great Western Champagne Picnic Races

Set in the heart of the Grampians wine region this renowned picnic race day has been running since 1877.

  Film & Cinemas


Centre Cinema
41 Pynsent St
Ph: (03) 5382 1249
Booking Link, Ph: (03) 5381 1348

Halls Gap

Halls Gap Hall
For program information
Ph: (03)5356 4341, (03) 5358 3073


Stawell Entertainment Centre
For program information
Ph: (03) 5358 8700

  Night Clubs


Kannen's Night Club
43 Darlot St
Ph: (03) 5381 0833
Open: Thur 10pm-2am, Fri 10pm-3am

Disco - dance the night away at Horsham's premier nightspot.
Free entry, theme nights, drink specials. Strictly 18yrs and over

67 Wilson St
Ph: (03) 5382 0166 Fax: (03) 5381 1505

Total Entertainment Complex. Disco, Sports Bar and Pool Tables
Sports Bar Open: Wed-Sun 4pm till late
Disco Open: Thu 9pm-3am Fri & Sat 9pm-5am
Free Entry before midnight, $5 entry charge after midnight. Strictly 18yrs and over

   Music /Jazz

Halls Gap

Grampians Jazz Festival - Halls Gap. Held in February each year.

Mountain Grand Guesthouse
Halls Gap
Ph: (03) 5356 4232

Jazz every weekend. Jazz Saturday night in the upstairs cocktail bar for dinner from 7pm.
Moving to the downstairs bar at 10pm playing until 1am.


Commercial Tavern
68 Wilson Street
Phone: (03) 5382 1056

Meals, Entertainment - Karoke, Bands, Function Room

Kamaroo Rock 'n' Roll Festival.
This annual event held on the banks of the Wimmera River features fireworks, bands, a raft race, bird-man competitions and much more for the family.

Wesley Performing Arts Centre
Cnr Roberts Ave & Urquhart St.
Contact person Mrs Wendy Weight, Ph: (03) 5382 2477

11 concerts per year. All styles of music and theatre with visiting first class artists.


Radio Station HHH 96.5
Horsham & District Community Radio
24a Roberts Ave, PO Box 1287, Horsham, 3400
Ph: (03) 5381 1011 Secretary: (03) Lyn O'Connor

Community radio providing grass roots information and entertainment to the Horsham area. Local presenters and local programs, broadcasting 7 days a week, 7am-12midnight. Weekly program in the Wimmera-Times.

Radio Station 1089 3WM, Horsham (1089 AM)
Address:2 Stawell Rd (PO Box 606), Horsham

Ph:(03) 5382 1351 Fax: (03) 5381 5399

Services: Local AM radio station providing the best songs of all time, talk, information,sport (including AFL Football) and news, with 24 hours a day

Radio Station 3WV, (ABC) Horsham
Address: 148 Baillie St (PO Box506), Horsham

Ph: (03) 5382 5311 Fax: (03) 5381 5399

Services: National Broadcaster producing local news, current affairs, and rural programs.

Radio Station MIXX FM, Horsham (101.3 & 98.5 FM)
Address: 2 Stawell Rd (PO Box 606) Horsham

Ph: (03) 5382 1351 Fax: (03) 5381 1147

Services: Local FM station providing a better mix of adult contempory & top 40 music, entertainment, 24 hours a day.


Prime Television Station
Address: Sunraysia Hwy (PO Box 7777) Ballarat
Ph:(03) 5337 1777 Fax:(03) 5337 1700

Television Station 10
Address: 1220 Sturt St, Ballarat, 3550
Ph: (03) 5333 4888 Fax: (03) 5333 4988
Email: ballarat@tenvic.com.au

Television Station Win
Address: Walker St (PO Box 464) Ballarat, 3350
Ph: (03) 5320 1366
Email: Wintv@iaccess.com.au

  Theatre / Performance
Ararat Victorian State Championship of One Act Play Festival. Held on the first weekend of August each year this enthralling thatrical event is one of the country's best

Open Air Opera

Heatherlie Quarry
Mt Zero Rd (14km from Halls Gap)
Ph: (03) 5356 4381

Acted out aginst the backdrop of the craggy cliffs of the Grampians, this annual performance of Shakespeare plays is an enthralling spectacle.

Ararat Performing Arts Centre
Town Hall
Ph: (03) 5352 2181

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