About Us


The Orbost Exhibition Centre delivers an ongoing arts program that nurtures regional creativity and presents Wood Design, Visual Arts and Performing Arts to Orbost, surrounding communities and visitors to the Far East Gippsland area.

Since 1997 the Orbost Exhibition Centre has showcased the work of some of the finest woodworkers nationally, and has acquired a collection of acquisitions pieces from each show to make up the permanent collection on display at the OEC.

The Orbost Exhibition Centre is both a sustainable and purpose built structure, initially funded by state and federal Governments plus the Myer Fund and the FRRR philanthropic trusts, the East Gippsland Shire Council and the Orbost Community with materials donated also by local timber mills. It is a regional centre for both visual and performing arts and a retail outlet for regional artists and craftspeople.

The Orbost Exhibition Centre is an all-volunteer organisation.  Our capacity to hold exhibitions, programs and all the other things we do depend on volunteers. In order be open additional days and hours during the summer season, we need help. If you can offer 3 or more hours once a week, please give us a ring. Volunteer jobs include helping organize exhibitions and events, greeting visitors, building maintenance and cleaning, landscaping and promotions. Come and be part of sharing a community treasure with neighbours and visitors.

Harley Kewish, Effigy of a Dying Mother