The new Southern Highlands Art Gallery is now open to the public.
A small gathering took place yesterday which was attended by representatives of the Aboriginal community, local artists and the media.
The project has been in the making for some 25 years and has been made possible thanks to the fundraising efforts of Ben Quilty, the community and government grants.
Mr. Quilty said the gallery will be open seven days a week.
"Entry is free to public and everyone is welcome,"he said.
The gallery is situated at the old dairy in Retford Park.
Image: Angela Walsh