The Lost Ones Gallery is a signature building in the heritage and arts precinct, right in the centre of Ballarat, Western Victoria. It has bluestone foundations, topped with Doughboy bricks. There are hidden vaulted beams in the loft, and the original floorboards in the cool, deep basement. It’s the perfect location for a wedding, an event, a product launch or a film shoot. It can be dressed up, or down. It has a delightful mix of quirky features, combined with a wealth of history laid down over time. All our spaces are for lease and hire.
As a heritage building we are not entirely disabled access friendly. Something we are working on for the future.
The Main Hall
The Main Hall is the showstopper of the building. Bright and white, this is the
heart of our celebration of the artist and creative maker. There are high ceilings
with directional lighting. Solid moveable walls change the tone of the room quickly. Remnants of the building’s history are still evident, including old gaslight fittings and a film projectionist’s box.
The stairwell is worn down by the passing of thousands of pairs of feet over the past 140 years. Steep and traditional, the space has been made over with a tribute to the art and era of Aubrey Beardsley.
Thought to originally be the serving and supper hall for the Masons, the basement is practically untouched.
The basement is a space that is flexible enough to be dressed up like a
speakeasy or turned into a lecture hall.
The original floorboards are interspersed with repairs over the past 140 years.
Three odd little storage rooms remain, together with the original wooden seating
around the perimeter of the room.
The basement is where the action happens. Today the space is used for classes and workshops. There is a kitchen and servery attached, making it perfect for events.
Are you interested in seeing more? We're happy to show you around.
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