The Tamworth Regional Gallery was designed by Architectus Brisbane Pty Ltd, and is located in Peel Street close to the retail shopping area of Tamworth’s CBD. The gallery is situated on the upper floor of a two-level building complex with internal access between the floors via a lift or stairs. The new City Library occupies the ground floor of the building. Total cost of the project was $7.8 million. The building was completed in early December 2004.
The gallery has two spacious exhibition areas with timber floors, a multi-functional lighting system that was upgraded in 2013 to new LED lamps, and a ceiling height of 4.8 metres; a secure collection storage space with updated storage equipment for the growing gallery collection; a conservation room; a general-purpose workshop; administration offices and staff/Friends meeting room/reference library/kitchen; and a covered loading dock with internal doors opening to the crate storage area. The building has been designed with fully integrated climatic and environmental controls in keeping with the standards of major galleries around Australia, as well as state-of-the-art electronic security and surveillance systems.