The Old Auction House is a multi-use arts space which incorporates Gallery spaces, Artist Studios, and a handmade gift shop.
Situated in a timber building from the 1880's, at 52-56 Mollison St, Kyneton, Victoria, The Old Auction House underwent renovations in early 2017 with Stage One, the Handmade Shop and Studio 1, opened on April 22nd 2017, and Stage Two including the 2 galleries and Studios 2, 3 and 4 opened in May 2017. Building works on the front half of the building have now been completed and all studios and gallery spaces are open to the public. Further renovation works on the rear of the building are ongoing with more studio spaces and artist hotdesks, a reference library, and a teaching/events space planned.
For details of all events happening in and around The Old Auction House during the holidays please check out our School Holiday Program - January 2018.
The precinct is named for the historical building in which it now resides, former home to the Ferris' Auction Rooms, a cultural landmark for many residents of the surrounding towns. A further history of the building is available via our History page.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When did you open?
Stage One, the Handmade Shop and Studio 1, opened on April 22nd 2017 and the Gallery Spaces and Studios 2-4 opened in late May 2017.
Are you opening an Auction house in this space:
No, with the exception of the annual Working Outside the Square Art auction (raising money for art students going into tertiary art courses after year 12) The Old Auction House is an arts complex and will not be conducting auctions.
Can I apply to be included in your shop/gallery/studios.
Yes, please see the relevant pages for applying to our Handmade Shop, Gallery, Artist Studios
Kyneton is a small town... do you know my aunt/sister/friend?
Possibly - why don't you stop past as we would love to meet locals and tourists alike.
Why didn't you just knock down the building and build something new? Wouldn't it be easier?
We can't disagree with how much easier a new build would be, we could sit back and watch a the builders do the work, however everyone involved in TOAH loves this old girl and would prefer to do the hard yards to get her back in shape and participating in the cultural fabric of Kyneton and the Macedon Ranges.
Is TOAH wheelchair/walker/pram accessible?
Yes with the addition of ramps and wider doorways all rooms of the space including toilets are disability/family accessible.