The Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre (previously known as the Main Corner Complex) is one of Mount Gambier’s most popular attractions. This exciting modern building and garden house several innovative entertainment and education venues.
Though a variety of exhibitions and multimedia displays, the Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre tells the story of Mount Gambier and its people.
Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre, Volcano, Opening Hours, Mount Gambier
It is a must-see for anyone with an interest in geology. Find out more by visiting the First Floor Theatre, where a first-class cinematic experience will tell you more about the area’s unique geological history and show you the beautiful blue lake, caverns and crystal pools that you may see on your tours around the region.
Be sure to make a visit in the evening also, when there are a sound and light display in the cave garden. At 7pm, gentle coloured lights shine out from the cave onto the rear wall of The Riddoch Arts & Cultural Centre, which comes alive with photos and footage highlighting Mount Gambier’s European heritage and history. Following this at 7:30pm, a spectacular sound and light show tells the Dreamtime stories of the Boandik people and their connection to the cave and the Blue Lake.
Alongside the various venues that are offered for hire, the Riddoch Arts and Cultural Centre also houses the largest regional art gallery in South Australia, which is known as the Riddoch Gallery. This gallery shows state and national touring exhibitions and also provides gallery space for artists from the local community.
Also housed here are intriguing exhibitions on the history of Mount Gambier, including the tale of Australia’s oldest boomerang.