The local Mildura art scene has been blessed since 2008 to have a rare and exciting facility such as the Art Vault. Chalmers are proud to be the official wine partner of the Art Vault, and their fantastic initiative the Mildura Print Triennial, and support their work which brings international art in to the community and fosters local artists in the process.
The Art Vault’s three gallery spaces showcase a regularly changing exhibition program of work spanning diverse mediums by local, national, international and Indigenous artists, while also suiting a range of budgets.
The Art Vault believe that art should be accessible and frequently hold workshops, tours and events. In addition, specialist printmaking facilities and a thriving artist in residence program foster exchange between visiting and local artists, who work from studios on site, as well as the broader community. The Art Vault is fully wheelchair accessible.
The Art Vault originated with the acknowledgement that rural artists are often isolated as well as a perceived need within the Mildura region to have a bigger arts presence.
Julie and Kevin Chambers set about establishing an international standard arts facility which would enrich the local arts community and address this need.
Housed within a beautifully restored and extended art deco style building, on Mildura’s main thoroughfare, The Art Vault’s name reflects its original incarnation as a bank. The old vaults have been maintained and now function as stockrooms.
The Art Vault was officially opened by Julian Burnside QC and Robyn Archer on the 1st November, 2008 and continues to evolve.