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Fun Facts & Things to Do

Well known for its mining history Collie pays tribute to its years of underground coal mining at Phoenix Park in Throssell St.

The old coal arch was relocated from Western No.1 underground mine entrance in 1999 and is one of the few surviving examples of a mine entrance on the Collie coalfields.
The coal skip is a replica erected in 1994 to recognise the contribution underground miners
made towards Collie and the State from 1890 to the closure of the underground mines in 1994.

A memorial wall lists the names of all miners killed on the Collie coalfields.

The Collie Art Gallery is situated right in the town centre in Throssell St. It was officially opened on 17 July 2015 with an exhibition of works by iconic
Australian artist, the late Arthur Boyd.
It was the culmination of 40 years of passionate lobbying, planning and fundraising. It was also the first time a purpose-built A-class public art gallery
had been opened in WA since the Art Gallery of WA in the 1970s.

The Art Gallery was the realization of a dream of Mrs Jan Wallace, now a life member of the gallery, who first began lobbying the Collie Shire Council in the 1970s for a home for the town’s significant art collection. Local legend has it that she would take her baby in a bassinet to Council meetings. That baby was in his 40s when the gallery opened.

The Collie Gallery Group Inc. was formed in 2013 to lobby for the construction of the gallery and manage its operation. The group worked to raise funds for the project and over the next two years secured substantial contributions from local, state and federal governments as well as private benefactors.

Since it opened, the Collie Art Gallery has hosted many significant exhibitions and is annual host to the $50,000 Collie Art Prize, one of regional Australia’s richest individual art prizes attracting high calibre artists each year from around the country.
Opening hours are 10am – 4pm, Thursday to Monday
Tel: 9734 2921