Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery acknowledges the Nukunu people as the custodians of the lands and waters of the Port Pirie region, on which we meet today. We pay respect to elders both past and present. We acknowledge and respect the Nukunu people’s cultural, spiritual, physical and emotional connection with their land, waters and community. We extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in our community.
Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery is located in the Port Pirie Cultural Precinct, within the Port Pirie Regional Tourism & Arts Centre, adjacent to the silos and wharf area in the city of Port Pirie.
Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery was first established in 1992, exhibiting in the old baggage room of the closed passenger railway station in Port Pirie. The redevelopment of the railway station into the Regional Tourism and Arts Centre in 1994 included a dedicated A class art gallery.
Bringing art to the people and people to the arts.
Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery is the principal provider of visual arts and crafts in the Port Pirie and the Southern Flinders Ranges. We deliver opportunities to the diverse communities in our region to value and understand the importance of art and culture.
Pirie Regional Art Gallery aims to represent the diversity in the culture, race and gender identity in our region. The Australia Council’s Cultural Engagement Framework (CEF) identifies a number of priority areas which our Gallery & Cultural Arts is currently focused on, recognising the intersections between these groups. The current CEF priority areas are:
- First Nations peoples
- Children and young people
- Cultural diversity
- Older people
- People with disability
- Regional and remote Australia
The Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery is a member of the
Regional Galleries Association of South Australia Incorporated (RGASA): The South Australian association and peak advocacy body representing regional galleries.
Australian Museums and Galleries Association Incorporated (AMaGA): The national association and peak advocacy body representing museums and galleries.
The Arts Industry Council of South Australia: The South Australian independent arts advocacy and representative arts body.
The National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA): Leading advocacy, policy and action group for the contemporary Australian arts sector.
Throughout this website the term Aboriginal is used in this context to include people who identify as Aboriginal, people who identify as Torres Strait Islander Peoples and people who identify as both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. It is also used interchangeably with the term Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.