Since opening its doors to the public on the 18th December, 2003 TarraWarra Museum of Art has been one of the cultural jewels in the Yarra Valley providing visitors with a relaxing and enjoyable experience comprising of both stunning architecture and a wealth of modern and contemporary art to absorb.
The TarraWarra Museum of Art Limited was established as a company limited by guarantee in October 2000. It is the first privately funded, significant public visual arts museum to be set up under the Australian Government’s philanthropic measures announced in March 1999. TWMA operates as a not-for-profit institution, with a charter to display Australian art from the second half of the twentieth century to the present day.
Our aim is to foster knowledgeable, passionate and critically aware audiences; to stimulate innovative and creative activities by providing exhibitions and public programs that make an original contribution to the fields of modern and contemporary art; and to promote access to and encourage participation in the Museum while respecting the creative integrity of the artist and international museum standards and ethics. TWMA has a commitment to excellence and to viewing the important history of modernism through the filter of the present.