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Art in the Moree Plains

The Mehi Gallery
Moree TAFE, Bank St
Moree NSW 2400
Phone: (02) 6752 0336

Gallery Opening Times
Monday to Thursday: 10am - 3pm 

Located on the banks of the Mehi River, the Mehi Gallery & Studio was founded by local Gomilaraay (also known as Kamilaroi) people. The Gallery runs in partnership with TAFE NSW, New England Institute, Moree Campus and offers visitors a genuine experience of Aboriginal art that is a reflection of the diverse Australian landscape and the incredible talent in our community. There is also the opportunity to meet and talk to the artists.

For more information please visit the Mehi Gallery website:


The Moree Gallery
Shop 1, Max Centre, 30 Heber Street
Moree 2400 NSW
Phone: (02) 6752 3927
Fax: (02) 6752 9196

Gallery Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 12 noon

The Moree Gallery has been established for over 30 years. The Moree Gallery brings the work of established and successful artists as well as emerging artists as they launch their careers, to northern New South Wales with four exhibitions each year. The Gallery also features unique, handmade jewellery, delicious gourmet food items and a range of distinctive gift lines.

The current exhibition at the Moree Gallery is: A list of 2016 exhibitions at The Moree Gallery will be available shortly

For more information please visit the Moree Gallery website:


Moree Plains Gallery
25 Frome Street
Moree NSW 2400.
Phone: (02) 6757 3320

Gallery Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturdays: 10am - 1pm

The Moree Plains Gallery provides a rich cultural and educational experience for the people of Moree and the north-west of New South Wales.

Their mission is inspired by the far-reaching plains of our region - the Gallery aims to expand the artistic horizons of people right across our diverse community.

Through displays from the permanent collection, visiting exhibitions and varied public programs, the Gallery stimulates the community and broadens knowledge and cultural appreciation. It strongly supports the work of contemporary Australian artists, especially Aboriginal artists.

The Gallery is housed in the former CBC Bank and manager's residence, one of the most important historic buildings in Moree. Notable architect P.E. Ranclaud designed the building, which was completed in 1910.

In 1985 a group of Moree residents joined Moree Plains Shire Council in a plan to transform the building, then unoccupied, into a Gallery. The New South Wales Bicentennial Authority supported the plan by providing funds, and in November 1988 the Gallery was officially opened by the
Premier of the day, the Hon. Nick Greiner, MP.

To foster the exhibition and promotion of local Aboriginal art, the Gallery dedicates a key exhibition space to showing the work of the region's Kamilaroi people.

Three collections of Aboriginal material are on permanent display. Near the Gallery entrance is Kamilaroi artist Lawrence Leslie's large sculpture, carved from a Myall tree. The work, funded by the Moree Cultural Art Foundation, evokes the heritage of the Kamilaroi people, who traditionally incised living trees with symbolic and ceremonial designs.

The Gallery has a broad permanent collection, focusing on emerging Kamilaroi artists and including works by other Australian artists such a Margaret Adams, Bronwyn Bancroft, John Caldwell, Captain Frank Hurley, Ken Johnson, Aarone Raymond Meeks, Trevor Nickolls, Michael Riley, Maxie Tjampijinpa, Harry J Wedge and John A Williams.

The annual program includes various touring exhibitions and displays of works from the permanent collection. Other cultural events include lectures, piano recitals, choral performances, film evenings and art workshops.

The Gallery serves people from all backgrounds, but focuses especially on local indigenous people by assisting artists to promote their work and by fostering Kamilaroi culture.

They program at least three touring and local indigenous exhibitions each year.  The new workshops in the redevelopment program will allow more hands-on activities for young people in the region.

The Gallery and workshop have a special program for mentally and physically disabled artists. Each week the artists attend classes and are given special tours of current Gallery exhibitions.

Students at the Moree Campus of the New England Institute of TAFE, especially local indigenous students, use the Gallery workshops.

TAFE runs classes in the workshops four days each week. Independent art teachers in Moree rent the workshops on other days and for some evening classes. Workshop rentals provide an important ongoing income for the Gallery.

Moree Plains Shire Council owns the Gallery building and generously provides most funding for the Gallery's operation. The Moree Cultural Art Foundation manages and develops the Gallery.

The current exhibition at the Moree Plains Gallery is: The Moree Plains Christmas Art Fair

For more information please visit the Moree Plains Gallery website:


Yaama Ganu Gallery
In the local Kamilaroi language 'Yaama Ganu' translates to 'welcome all'.
211 Balo St,
Moree NSW 2400,
Phone: (02) 6794 3280
Email: or

Gallery & Cafe Hours
Monday to Friday: 8.00am - 3.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am - 1pm

The Yaama Ganu Centre houses an Aboriginal Art Gallery and Café, trading as Café Gali. The Gallery not only supports artists from our local Kamilaroi nation but artists from communities throughout remote Australia as well. Each year members of the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) and the Yaama Ganu team head out to the desert to source artworks from remote Indigenous Art Centres in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. 

For more information please visit Yaama Ganu Gallery and Café website:












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