Box Hill Community Arts Centre is an artistic and cultural hub within the City of Whitehorse.
Home to a wide variety of local arts and community groups, including the Alcove Art Shop, the Centre is a meeting place where people from all walks of life can come together to experience and enjoy the arts.
Art classes and workshops are on offer throughout the year for people of all ages. The Centre’s art studios and meeting rooms, including an exhibition space, are available for hire.
A groundswell of community support for a venue devoted to housing arts and craft activity in Box Hill during the 1980s resulted in Box Hill City Council granting a building to the creative community.
The outdated and recently vacated Box Hill Electricity Depot acted as a community arts venue from 1987 until a new purpose-built design by Gregory Burgess Architects was completed and opened in October 1990.
Since opening, Box Hill Community Arts Centre has become a focus for cultural activity within the City of Whitehorse, winning architectural and lifestyle awards in the process.
Innovative architectural firm Gregory Burgess Pty Ltd designed the building and the sensitive environmental design was the result of a collaboration between Kevin Taylor and Kate Cullity.
Both designers worked closely with artists and potential users to produce a genuine community effort.
A busy facility today is testament to the foresight of the original designers.
The Centre offers a wide range of services, including activities for adults and children during school term and a wide range of art/craft activities during the school holidays. Also on offer to the community are rooms for hire for regular or casual users.
For more information please see More than Bricks and Mortar (PDF)
Box Hill Community Arts Centre is a City of Whitehorse facility. All recruitment of administration staff is conducted by the City of Whitehorse.
Please visit http://www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Employment.html for any current vacancies.
If you are interested in teaching a class or workshop at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre, we accept proposals throughout the year.
Before submitting a proposal, please familiarise yourself with our current program and consider what we already have on offer.
Artists should submit a course proposal form to the Programs Officer.