City of Albany Art Collection

Albany's natural beauty attracts many creative people who are inspired by the local environment. Claude Hotchin, the arts patron who donated artworks to various local governments throughout Western Australia, loved Albany and lived here for a number of years. In 1949 Hotchin donated paintings to the Town of Albany, and this was the starting point for a collection which has now grown to over 400 items. Selections from the Collection are shown in the Albany Public Library as well as in changing exhibitions at the Albany Town Hall and the Vancouver Arts Centre in Albany.


221 York Street
Albany WA 6330

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri 10am - 5pm

This minimalist abstract oil painting by Smith (b. 1971), an esteemed Western Australian artist, won the City of Albany Art Prize in 2012. As the winning painting, it became part of the City’s art...

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It certainly isn’t Superman! It is, however, a painting of the burning remains of the NASA Skylab. The story of the returning satellite, which disintegrated in a fiery...

This intricate painting depicts “Mawkur” one of the six Menang Noongar seasons. Mawkur is the season when it is cold and wet in June and July. The complete suite of six paintings by this talented...

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via The Esplanade, Albany, WA 6330
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The Albany Town Hall
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217 York Street, Albany, WA 6330