arc, Main street, Yinnar is a unique centre for creativity and CONTEMPORARY ARTS that combines a superb gallery, VIBRANT MUSIC venue, studio spaces for artists, and RESOURCE services.
The Art Resource Collective story began in 1982 with regular meetings to form the group; moving into the current premises in Main Street, Yinnar in 1983. The group of artists (including graduates from the Gippsland School of Art, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education) took the opportunity to make use of and renovate the disused Yinnar Butter Factory, making the building a CENTREPIECE for the town and the surrounding district.
arc today provides both a focus for creative talent in the LATROBE VALLEY and environs, and a stepping stone to the wider world of contemporary arts and career development.
arc is an artist-run, non-profit organisation whose members are proud of the continued development of the art centre which today houses its administration base, gallery arc, retail outlet, theatrette, private studios and public access areas for printmaking, ceramics, metalwork, photography, painting and drawing.
Office hours are from 12 till 4 pm Tuesday to Friday; Saturdays 11am till 3 pm. Photocopy and laminating service is available. Photocopy and laminating service is available. The office staff members are qualified artists with a variety of experience in studio practice, arts education and business. arc offers referral and advice on local art and artists and maintains a library of current journals.
Work by local artists is displayed for sale in glass cabinets in the foyer entrance as well as in the office windows. Greeting cards, pottery, sculpture, scarves, jewellery, glass, book arts, prints and photography for special gift ideas and home decor.
We have eight PRIVATE studio spaces available to arc members, rented on a monthly basis. Contact us for more information.
ACCESS studios are available for rental on a casual daily basis if not booked for classes: printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and metalwork, black & white darkroom, painting and drawing facilities are available.
More detail on arc’s history can be found in 'Making Space: Artist Run Initiatives in Victoria', editor Din Heagney, Melbourne: VIA-N – Victorian Initiatives of Artists Network, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9803554-0-6
arc Yinnar is open Tuesday to Friday 12 noon-4pm, Saturday 11am-3pm