Victoria, Dunkeld, Regional Cultural Forum

Dunkeld Hall Opening September 1892

EVENT DATE: Friday 13 November

Do you wish you had a better understanding of how to look after yourself, your arts practice, or your arts organisation?

We have scheduled a Regional Cultural Forum in Dunkeld that will focus on how to put you and your arts practice first. You’ll also hear about the world of management and community engagement and learn various ways to think about succession planning that could assist with ensuring the continuing future of your arts group.

Regional Arts Victoria staff members, along with local artists and organisations will be there to help guide the discussions throughout the day!

Friday 13 November
Dunkeld Community Centre
14 Sterling Place, Dunkeld
RSVP to Lucy Hamilton, or 9644 1813 by Monday 9 November. Please advise of any dietary or access requirements.


The Dunkeld Hall commenced as the Mechanics Institute and Public Library in 1892. The foundation stone was laid by Harold Armytage. It was a meeting place for community and also housed a library. Daily papers were available for reading, books available for loan. The supper room was added in the early 1930’s and the front of the building altered in the 1960’s. Over the years the Hall has been the focus for concerts, dances, weddings, and various events. The Library was removed in 1960 when the mobile Library became available.

In 2007 the community began to plan for the next 50 years of their community hall. After 7 years of planning and fundraising the new Dunkeld Community Centre, named Sterling Place, was officially opened on Sunday 29 March 2015. During the renovations, the old hall section was retained, which now includes a chapel at one end.

Image: Hall Opening, September 1892. Copyright Dunkeld Museum.