EGAG Annual Report 2011–2012
The EGAG was established in 1992 by the then City of Bairnsdale after being approached by local residents concerned that there was no public gallery in East Gippsland. Initially, the EGAG was provided with one room at its current address, which it soon outgrew. Fortunately, it was eventually able to utilise all of the building as exhibition space.
Renovations carried out in 2001 greatly improved exhibition facilities, opened up the foyer and created a display area for a gallery shop that stocks a range of local fine art and craft items.
EGAG Committee of Management
The EGAG is administered by a Management Committee whose members are elected annually from the community at an advertised Annual General Meeting. Additional members may be seconded at the Committee’s discretion.
The COM is involved in the development of gallery policy as well as being responsible for strategic planning and its implementation.
The COM and the Friends group are also involved in raising the additional funds for operational expenses, ongoing routine maintenance, exhibition fixtures and fittings and the replacement of equipment as necessary.