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Revamped Albany Town Hall reopens after more than a year of upgrades

Albany’s historic town hall is back in action after being closed for more than a year for a roof-to-floor transformation.

The 132-year-old heritage-listed landmark has undergone a multi-million dollar revamp including conservation works, structural repairs and construction of a new modern gallery space.

The Albany Town Hall is back in action.
Camera IconThe Albany Town Hall is back in action. Credit: Sarah Makse/Albany Advertiser
The heritage-listed Albany Town Hall is officially open.
Camera IconThe heritage-listed Albany Town Hall is officially open. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser

The ‘6330 Kinjarling Place of Plenty’ exhibition is now open on the ground-floor of the hall, including beautiful pieces showcasing Albany’s history from the City of Albany Art Collection.

The upper-level will be open from 4pm today for the Artisan and Designer Gift Fair, which is set to run until Sunday throughout the City’s Christmas festival.

The sun was shining for the opening day of Albany’s iconic town hall.
Camera IconThe sun was shining for the opening day of Albany’s iconic town hall. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said it was exciting to open the hall ahead of the holiday season.

“The last time this incredible building was renovated was back in 1983 and now it has been restored back to its former glory of 1888 heightening its connection with Albany’s heritage, culture and history,” he said.

Artwork featured in the 6330 Kinjarling Place of Plenty exhibition.
Camera IconArtwork featured in the 6330 Kinjarling Place of Plenty exhibition. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser

“Being able to provide a soft launch ahead of the major opening at Easter time means that we can start to make use of this icon right before the holiday season, provide the community with an exciting unveiling and gather important feedback on the use of the venue.”

The Albany Town Hall will be officially opened in April 2021 to celebrate the Great Southern Art Award.

A piece featured in the town hall gallery titled ‘Skylab over Albany’ by William Murray.
Camera IconA piece featured in the town hall gallery titled ‘Skylab over Albany’ by William Murray. Credit: Sarah Makse/ Albany Advertiser

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