Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre

Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre

The Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre showcases work by the region’s talented artists.  Throughout the year the Raglan holds at least twelve exhibitions with keen competition in the prestigious annual Lions / Snowy Hydro Exhibitions (February) and the John Briscoe Awards (Easter).  Work on display and sale comes from painters, ceramicists, potters, sculptors, jewellers, craftspeople and artisans.  The Raglan’s growing reputation also draws artists from interstate and overseas to exhibit in Cooma.  The Raglan hosts regular art classes and workshops.

The Raglan was built in 1854 by James Hain, and was licensed as the Lord Raglan Inn, named after Lord Raglan who commanded the British in the Crimean War.  It has served as Cooma’s first bank, a private hospital and a family home.

The Raglan’s life as an art gallery began in the 1960’s.  In 2014 a versatile new gallery space was completed behind the original building.  A sheltered courtyard provides excellent space for outdoor sculpture displays.

Volunteers maintain the heritage style garden which retains several original trees, now well over 100 years old.  The Raglan is staffed entirely by volunteers, and supported by the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council and the community.

Open Wednesday – Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm – Contact (02) 6452 3377 or E-Mail raglangallerycooma@bigpond.com

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