The Light Factory Gallery is a shining new beacon in the Yarra Valley arts community (in Brougham St, Eltham). Open to the public from August 18th, the gallery promotes excellence, innovation and passion for fine arts. Originally built in 1973 as a light factory by renowned Alistair Knox, the building is supported by twelve massive oregon posts, with continuous surrounding clerestory windows that allow light to flood the central atrium. Tucked away behind the gallery is a teahouse that overlooks the sculpture garden. The garden changes every three months with new sculptures rotating. The teahouse provides a selection of quality teas, good coffee and light meals. The Yarra Valley region has a long history of inspiring artists and has also had a supportive community. The Light Factory Gallery’s mission is to nurture artists and re-invigorate the discussion and appreciation of art in the region.
Here are some pics from their opening exhibition ‘Shades of Eltham’ installed by CANVAS ART SOLUTIONS