The Collie Art Gallery opened in 2015 and was the first fit-for-purpose A-class gallery to be built in Western Australia since the Art Gallery of WA was opened in 1979.
Through a passionate team and local support, it showcases a diverse and impressive exhibition program – think Arthur Boyd, Howard Taylor and Guy Grey-Smith.
Oh, and by the way, it has one of the biggest art prizes in regional Australia – the $50,000 Collie Art Prize (CAP).
Collie with its large jarrah forests provided hundreds of thousands of wooden railway sleepers essential in building the rail network over which the railway tracks were laid. Timber mills were plentiful, with some such as Lyall’s Mill supporting communities into the 1950s, until its closure and subsequent move to the mill site on the eastern…