Significant growth recorded at Barossa Regional Gallery across the past 12 months has firmly cemented Barossa Council's ongoing plans to pursue a Culture Hub.
Late last week council shared that high increases were noted in both patronage and purchases at the Tanunda gallery, which they say are due to support of the community and tourism visitors.
A total number of visitors to the gallery during the 2018-19 financial year was 11,762, with over a quarter attending the Petrichor Vintage Art Prize exhibition.
It is a 181 per cent increase from the 2017-18 period.
"These are excellent results and demonstrate the demand in the Barossa for quality arts and culture spaces both from our residents and those coming to visit our region," council director of corporate and community services Jo Thomas said.
"With all that in mind we continue to develop plans for a future Culture Hub."
More foot traffic also flowed through to the gallery shop with a 10 per cent increase in sales and a 69 per cent increase in workshop attendances across the 52 workshops were further reported.
"It is also strong proof of the excellent work of volunteers, which alongside our staff, ensure the gallery continues to be an activated community space," Ms Thomas explained.
The gallery is currently showing two SALA exhibitions with Chase the Red Horizon by Lottie Rosenzweig and Stuart Hoersich in galleries one and two.
Creative Souls - showcasing a collection works by emerging young local artists aged 15 to 30 - is proudly curated and run by the Barossa Arts Council in the hall space.
The Barossa Regional Gallery is located at Basedow Road.