Oak Hill Community Arts Co-operative Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers under the direction of a Board of Directors, and operates Oak Hill Community Gallery as a community access ‘space-for-hire’ showcase of affordable art. There are artists’ studios (previously farm outbuildings) situated in the landscaped grounds.
We offer the public and art lovers alike the opportunity to appreciate a wide variety of styles from the traditional to contemporary, the conventional to the absurd. Oak Hill Community Gallery exhibits works by professional and up-and-coming artists with exhibitions held on a monthly basis. Our aim is to encourage and host new moves of art while continuing to embrace and respect the ancestry of art.
Built in 1892, Oak Hill Community Gallery is a beautiful Italianate-style Victorian villa. It is a significant building within the Mornington Peninsula region and is a local identity. The five exhibition spaces within the building are a series of warm contemporary rooms with high ceilings and polished floors. Original fireplaces have been retained, as has the verandah.
Oak Hill Community Gallery has ample parking with some overflow available at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery situated directly behind the grounds of Oak Hill. A charming tree-lined country path meanders through the expansive grounds, past the working artist studios from Oak Hill Community Gallery to the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and the Mornington Botanical Rose Gardens. The Co-operative offers Oak Hill as a special venue to the community.
The Co-operative offers Oak Hill as a special event venue to the community. The major aim of Oak Hill Gallery is to cultivate an environment that will inspire and enthuse artists from all walks of life, that will encourage public participation and other galleries to offer the next career step to the talented artists showcased here.
Current Board Of Directors:
Chair – Peter Carty
Treasurer – Maree Posthuma
Secretary – Yvonne Watson
Yvonne Watson – Gallery Manager, Coordinator Community Arts Program
Belinda Nye – Board Member – Marketing
Mark Martin – Board Member – Life Drawing Coordinator, Maintenance
Geoff Kennedy – Board Member
Kerry Larder – Board Member – Events
Paul Bucknell – Board Member – Grounds, Garden