TYTO Regional Art Gallery
|Location||73-75 McIlwraith Street, Ingham, Queensland, Australia|
TYTO Regional Art Gallery is a regional art gallery in Ingham, Queensland, within the Hinchinbrook Shire. It is located in the TYTO Wetlands (named after the local Eastern Grass Owl, Tyto capensis). It is a public gallery operated by Hinchinbrook Shire Council that hosts continuous local and traveling exhibitions. The gallery also has a shop that primarily sells art by North Queensland artists.
The previous gallery, opened in June 1999 known as the Gallery Hinchinbrook had a modern and secure exhibition room with specifications of international standard. Gallery Hinchinbrook was situated in the TAFE / Hinchinbrook Shire Library complex on Townsville Road, Ingham which was also opened in 1999. The Gallery was owned by the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE and was leased and administered by Council, in conjunction with the Friends of Gallery Hinchinbrook Association Inc., a voluntary association.
The Queensland Government committed $4 million out of a planned $8 million for Stage 2 of the "Our Town our Future - Ingham Cultural Complex," known as the Tyto Precinct. The gallery is part of this precinct. Funding was subsequently delayed, but work on the precinct began in 2010.
In March 2011, a new purpose-built gallery was opened in the TYTO Wetlands Precinct and is formally known as the "TYTO Regional Art Gallery" with the main gallery named after John Coburn an artist born in Ingham.
The organisation's vision is to be a focus centre of cultural enrichment, education, inspiration and enjoyment that challenges our community to grow in appreciation of the arts and showcases our cultural diversity.
- "Tyto Wetlands". Retrieved 19 April 2012.
- TYTO Regional Art Gallery shown as a council service on the Hinchinbrook Shire Council website
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- (20 May 2008). Funding changes put library, gallery on hold. ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
- Niki Lyons (30 March 2010). Work starts on Tyto centre. ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation.