Established in 1886, the Warrnambool Art Gallery offers a diverse collection of artworks, from elegant European salon paintings to the Avant-garde modernism of the Angry Penguins.
Artworks range from romanticised colonial landscapes to contemporary Australian printmaking by Juan Davila, Barbara Hanrahan and Ray Arnold.
The VCA Art Collection spans the entire history of the College and its predecessor, the National Gallery School of Art (first opened in 1867). Comprising painting, sculpture, photography and works on paper, most works are by students, staff or alumni. The Margaret Lawrence Australian Ceramics Collection was bequeathed to the Collection in 2004.