McKeown Art Centre

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The McKeown Art Centre is Wadhurst’s purpose built facility for visual arts education. It is designed to facilitate exploration of art works which particularly appeal to early adolescents.

It houses:

  • a large well equipped art classroom with facilities for all types of art work including painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, and more
  • a digital design studio
  • a spray painting booth

We aim to create a studio-like environment within the classroom, with moveable tables making the space quite flexible.

Wadhurst students also make occasional use of the Motor Works Visual Arts Precinct and major exhibitions of student work are regularly staged in the large exhibition spaces located there.

Professional artists often collaborate with Wadhurst students on visual art projects throughout the year.

Our Sculpture Walk provides students with an everyday association with art.


About Malcolm McKeown (OM 1935)

Radiologist, Dr Malcolm McKeown, entered Wadhurst in 1930. He was a proud Old Melburnian and was a generous supporter of the School in many ways over many years.

When he died in 1997, he left a generous benefaction to the School which continues to have a positive impact on students today.

In recognition of Dr McKeown’s generosity and his love of art, the School Council named the Art Centre at Wadhurst in his honour.