arc, Main street, Yinnar is a unique centre for creativity and contemporary arts that combines a superb gallery, vibrant music venue, studio spaces for artists, and resource services.
The Art Resource Collective story began in 1982 with regular meetings to form the group; moving into the current premises in Main Street, Yinnar in 1983. The group of artists (including graduates from the Gippsland School of Art, Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education) took the opportunity to make use of and renovate the disused Yinnar Butter Factory, making the building a centrepiece for the town and the surrounding district.
arc today provides both a focus for creative talent in the Latrobe Valley and environs, and a stepping stone to the wider world of contemporary arts and career development.
arc is an artist-run, non-profit organisation whose members are proud of the continued development of the art centre which today houses its administration base, gallery arc, retail outlet, theatrette, private studios and public access areas for printmaking, ceramics, metalwork, photography, painting and drawing.