28% of Victorians aged 15 years or over attended art galleries in 2013-14. Of these more than a quarter visited four or more times.

National Gallery of Victoria, 2014-15

  • Attendance at the National Gallery of Victoria was 2.3 million
  • Website visitation was 2.8 million
  • Education programs attracted 105,464 participants
  • The National Gallery of Victoria is custodian of the State owned collection with a value of $3.8 billion

Businesses in Victoria

  • In 2012, there were 5,800 visual arts and craft businesses in Victoria

Employment in Visual arts, craft and design (ABS, 2011 Census data*)

  • In 2011, 4,139 Victorians were employed as Visual arts and craft professional as their main job
  • 21, 752 Victorians were employed as design workers

(* source - 6273.0 - Employment in Culture, Australia, 2011) 

Volunteers in Visual arts

In 2014-15, volunteers at the National Gallery of Victoria provided 33,969 hours of service, equivalent to 4,470 days