Macaria Heritage Art Gallery

Built in 1860, this heritage listed house has been used as a private residence, a grammar school, and, most recently, as a council administration building. The project was carefully planned by the Camden Council to ensure this heritage building was maintained and made available to the public. This is the first time the house would be open to the public in decades.

This project involved refurbishment works and conversion of the property into a fully functioning public Art Gallery. The works carried out as part of this project included the restoration of existing timber floor boards, including matching of timber species, sash repairs of windows, architrave and skirting removal and re-finishing, rectification of timber stair case, installation of carpet, installation of underfloor insulation, rectification of existing sandstone and installation of new sandstone, rectification of external timber posts and painting to the building. The project was finished with fit out works to accommodate the functioning Art Gallery which included administration facilities, custom gallery walls and lighting.

Axis carefully developed a methodology which allowed the remediation works to be carried out with minimal heritage impact. All repairs were carried out with great care in a ‘like for like’ manner where possible with new elements designed and installed with consideration of the cultural significance of the dwelling. Heritage finishes and materials were used wherever possible.

Client Camden Council

Sector Community, Heritage, Refurbishment

State NSW