Macaria - The Alan Baker Art Gallery
The Macaria Building (Council's former administration office) at 37 John Street, Camden will be refurbished to accommodate an Art Gallery.
Project Name: Macaria Art Gallery
Project Address: 37 John Street, Camden
Project Outcome: To deliver a high quality public art gallery to the Camden Community.
Project Budget: $1 Million
Completion Date: February 2018
Open to Public: 1 March 2018
About the Project
In July 2016, Council resolved to transform the Macaria building into an art gallery.
The 150 year old former school house and residence has most recently accommodated part of Camden Council's administration, before moving to Oran Park in August 2016.
The iconic, heritage listed building is culturally significant to the Camden area and is characteristic of the settlement era of the region.
Plans to create a dedicated public art gallery will help to enhance and promote the cultural identity of the area and be a key economic driver for the area.
Features of this project include:
- General building maintenance and repair works;
- Creation of a reception area;
- Display units;
- New lighting;
- Accessible toilet;
- Upgraded kitchen; and
- Polished timber floors.
For information on the art gallery, please visit our Alan Baker Art Gallery webpage.
- Construction tenders closed 12 July 2017, and a contract was awarded on 25 July 2017.
- Construction works commenced on site mid-August 2017.
- Internal refurbishment works completed early January 2018.
- External works to the front verandah and courtyard completed mid-February 2018.
- Open to public March 2018.
The new Alan Baker Art Gallery was opened to the public on 1 March 2018.
- Phone Camden Council on (02) 4654 7777
- Email the Alan Baker Art Gallery
- Email the Project Team
- Write to:
- Council Business Paper - 25 July 2017 - Tender T011/2017 - Refurbishment of Macaria Heritage Building to create an Art Gallery
- Council Business Paper - 26 July 2016 - Macaria Art Gallery Feasibility