City of Kalgoorlie - Boulder Art Collection

City's art collection

In 1955 Claude Hotchin gave a collection of 32 art works to the Municipality of Kalgoorlie. The Claude Hotchin Bequest includes important works by Ernest Philpot, Hans Heysen and Walter Ebatarinja, an Arrernte (central Australian) man who paints in the style of Albert Namatjira. This collection has been augmented by acquisitions from the annual art competition.


Kalgoorlie Town Hall
316 Hannan Street
Kalgoorlie- Boulder WA 6430

Opening Hours
Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm
Internationally recognised artist

Dr Pantjiti Mary Mclean was born in 1928 in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands in the Western Desert Region and is an internationally recognised artist. Mary’s work appears in private and public collections...

The Golden Mile

Step into the desolate landscape of the Goldfields. This is a non-romanticised vision of the mining industry and infrastructure. The brown soil and brown plants, speak of the harsh reality of the...

100 Hotels

This painting captures the iconic Exchange Hotel on the corner of Hannan and Maritana Streets, Kalgoorlie. During the gold rush there were 96 hotels and numerous saloon bars on the streets of...

More Golden Outback collections

Former Police Station & Quarters, now the Brookton Museum & Heritage Centre

This is an inviting old Police Station and residence, and a collection which engages visitors with the history of Brookton, its people, its environment and its history. The display changes each year...

A charming museum in an old house built by a saddler.

This charming museum is built upon the legacy of one family: the O’Shaughnessy’s. It is housed in the original home built in 1915, for Eugene O’Shaughnessy the local boot maker and saddler. The...

A prominent place to learn about the Noongar history of Dambarling (Lake Dumbleyung).

This is a great place to stop, enjoy Noongar artworks and other collection items, and find a keepsake at the shop. Anne and Grant Riley run cultural tours around the lake, where you can learn about...

A flora herbarium created by local wildflower enthusiasts.

Discover the unique Kulin wattle, Acacia kulinensis and the intriguing Black Toothbrush and Grevillea hookeriana amongst files of over 2000 wheatbelt flora species, which have been pressed and...

While you're in the area

The Recreation Hotel
The Recreation Hotel
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Kalgoorlie Courthouse
Kalgoorlie Courthouse
The Kalgoorlie Post Office was completed in 1899, in response to the rapid...
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Boulder Town Hall
Boulder Town Hall
The Boulder Town Hall was built in 1908 and demonstrates the architectural...
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Allora House Kalgoorlie
Allora House Kalgoorlie
The Guest House is heritage-listed and has been lovingly restored. Allora...
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