Summer Program!

The Riddoch and Mount Gambier Library have joined forces to deliver an action-packed bumper Summer Holiday program for kids and youth!
The program kicks off in January 2019 and delivers close to 40 different activities for the month. Download a version here, or check in with the Library and Main Corner Complex for printed copies, arriving soon.

Summer Holiday Program (pdf)


1 DEC 2018 – 27 JAN 2019
Cathleen Edkins Gallery

For this exhibition, eight large-scale camera obscura photographs by contemporary Australian artist Robyn Stacey will portray South Australia as it has never been seen before.
Opening on Saturday 1 December at 10am with a talk and tour by curator Alice Clanachan from Art Gallery of South Australia. Tour will also include a visit to the live camera obscura located on Commercial Street West.


Wednesday – Saturday
5 – 22 DEC 2018
Departing Main Corner Foyer at 11am*

As part of the exhibition Ray of Light a live camera obscura will be installed on Mount Gambier’s Main Street. During this tour visitors will be provided with a rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the wonder of the camera obscura.

Bookings recommended, please enquire at reception or phone
08 8721 2563. * subject to weather conditions

This exhibition is part of a regional South Australian tour presented in partnership with Country Arts SA, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Regional Galleries Association of South Australia.

IMAGE: Robyn Stacey, Australia, born 1952, Tear drop garden, Carrick Hill, 2016, Adelaide, type C photograph, 110.0 x 146.7 cm (image and sheet); Courtesy the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney

Festival dates extended!

We have been thrilled with the response to the Limestone Coast International Video Art Festival which has been boosted by a large international conference in the complex this week, as well as a review published in Artlink magazine. As such we’ve decided to extend the exhibition by one week. If you haven’t taken the time to peruse the video art content by artists from around the world, including local entries, you now have until 3pm Sunday 8 October.
(image: Caroline Hammat, Identity)

Still image from Caroline Hammat’s ‘IDENTITY’


an abstract background image featuring colourful waves of light

Friday 14 September & Saturday 15 September
10am – 3pm

Presented as part of ‘Seeing Voices’
A two-day performance in which visitors to the Main Corner Complex &  Riddoch Gallery can contribute their voices to the creation of a synthetic voice, which will then be transformed by the artist into chants, songs, and speeches from the worldwide labour movement.

Seeing Voices
A NETS Victoria and Monash University Museum of Art touring exhibition

Posca Art Workshop

Posca Art with Jeremy Ievins
Saturday 22 September

10am – 4pm, Ages 12-25
Riddoch Studio

Do you love Posca Art? Are you between the ages of 12 and 25? Have you always wanted to express your art and personalise your very own surfboard, denim jacket, helmet, shoes, etc? Then this workshop is for you! Bring along your own item to work on and local artist Jeremy Ievins will work alongside you, showing you how to prepare your item for painting, tips and techniques using posca pens and how to seal your finished artwork. Bookings are essential and there are limited spaces available. The cost of the session is $40 and includes the use of the posca pens as well as an awesome experience with a local artist. The items must be clean and ready for painting. If you want to find out if your items suitable for the workshop, or for more information please call 87212563.

This weekend for SALA

Continuing with our LOCAL & LIVE theme, we have more artists sharing their skills this weekend in the Main Corner Foyer. Join us for free from 10am – 2pm for textile demonstrations by the Embroiders Guild, Glenys Hughes and Chrissy Pudney:

And from textiles to technology, on Sunday the 19th from 11am – 2pm we open up our VR suite to bring you PAINTING in VIRTUAL REALITY. Using our Oculus Rift you can create worlds using Google Tilt Brush. Paint on a 360 degree canvas! Suitable for all ages to watch on the big screen, and for ages 13+ to participate in.




Carriberrie – VR experience

Sunday July 8 – Sunday July 15

Indigenous Australian song and dance in a live-action 3D VR documentary. Join #Carriberrie on an exhilarating cultural journey through time and space. Presented as part of #NAIDOC week 2018.

15 minute sessions at:
10.40am. 11.00am, 11.20am, 11.40am, 1.40pm, 2.00pm, 2.20pm, & 2.40pm. Free admission. Bookings must be made via
Sessions limited to 6 people each.

How Can Art Help Us?

Free Public Talk by Ross Gibson

4pm, Thursday 26 April, Dress Circle

Main Corner & Riddoch Art Gallery, 1 Bay Road Mount Gambier
No booking required.

“Drawing on some ancient definitions and some modern ones, I will consider how art us useful — indeed essential — nowadays. I will discuss the benefits of art to the individual and to the societies that support it, make it and engage with it. To illustrate my general observations, I will show some specific examples of my own work and of contemporary artists whom I admire.”

Bio: Formerly the inaugural Creative Director at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Ross Gibson is Centenary Professor in Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. His work spans several media and disciplines. Recent projects include the Radio National feature program ‘Green Love’ (2016), the books Changescapes (2015), Memoryscopes (2105), and The Criminal Re-Register, all published by UWAP, and the public-art installation ‘Bluster-Town’ at Wynyard Rail Station, Sydney (2017).

Video Arts Festival – Open Call

Open Call for the Inaugural International
Limestone Coast Video Art Festival.

Accepting submissions now!

We invite Australian and international video artists to apply for Inaugural International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival, to be held Sept 29, – October 21 2018, in the Riddoch Art Gallery/Main Corner, Mount Gambier, South Australia.

We encourage innovative works created by video artists. Our 2018 program will include an exhibition, conference, screenings, workshops, VJ performances.
Deadline for submission is March 30, 2018.

For further details download the full Open Call pdf (VAFestival-OpenCall)

Guidelines for applying to the Inaugural International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival