ARC Yinnar – ART RESOURCE COLLECTIVE INC.
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, two galleries, a retail space, theatrette called the Switchroom, private studios and public access areas for printmaking, ceramics, metalwork, photography, painting and drawing.
arc, in Main Street, Yinnar is a unique centre for creativity and contemporary arts.
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.
Yinnar, Gippsland, Victoria
ART RESOURCE COLLECTIVE INC.
We celebrate 38 years of operation in 2020 one of the longest running artist run initiatives in Australia.
arc Yinnar is a space for artists run by artists, offering a wide range of creative activities and resources to our members, visitors and the local community.
Open Hours are from 12 till 4 pm Wednesday to Saturday. Photocopy service is available. The office coordinators 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 of Gippsland.
We have eight private studio spaces for arc members, rented on a monthly basis. Contact us for more information.
ACCESS studios are for rental on a casual basis during Open Hours 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 at 30 : celebrating 30 years The Art Resource Collective 1982 – 2012’, editor & publisher: Sue Pavlovich, Melbourne, 2012. ISBN 9780987367105 (paperback)