The Gallery​

Arts inc Gallery is an initiative of Apollo Bay Arts Inc, a group of volunteers with a passion for the arts. 


Established in 2012, Apollo Bay Arts Inc gallery is a quality exhibition space on the Great Ocean Road.


The gallery is located in the front room of the town’s iconic heritage hall and operates with the support of the Apollo Bay Mechanics Hall Committee. 

The aim of the Gallery is to encourage and support local and emerging artists by providing a quality, accessible and affordable gallery space for them to exhibit their work. Individuals and groups are encouraged to exhibit.


arts inc GALLERY operates as an artist-run space. It is a not-for-profit initiative and no commission is taken on the sale of artworks. The application process aims to ensure that exhibited work is of a professional standard ensuring the long-term success of the gallery.


Please see the links above for applications forms and guidelines. 




Apollo Bay Arts Inc is proud to bring you the arts inc GALLERY. A project realised by an energetic team of volunteers and funded with a grant from the Colac Otway Shire and profits from the annual Apollo Bay Art Show. 


Following Cate Cousland's suggestion, Gayle Seach, Jo Forrest, Cate Cousland and Andrew Strang met in 2012 to form a committee and apply to the shire for a grant to refurbish the onetime Gumboot Gallery (and former town library) as a dedicated art gallery for Apollo Bay.


The group renovated the gallery, with Craig Rippon doing the painting, Andrew Strang designing and installing the lighting, hanging tracks and nylon lines. Gayle prepared and painted the sleeper bench top she donated and Andrew provided the iPod and speakers. Peter Bourne designed the signs for the gallery. Jo Forrest and Gayle Seach worked hard as coordinator and treasurer of the gallery for many years. 


The group decided on the goals of this community-based exhibit hall and is responsible for setting up the Arts Inc Gallery as we know it today. 

To see more of the great events Apollo Bay Arts Inc. run through the year head to


UPGRADE 2019 / 2020

We were genouressly granted a Colac Otway Shire Grant in 2019.

This allowed us to give our little gallery a much needed facelift!

Shes never looked better! 

We painted our walls, sanded our floors built much needed storage.