In 2009-10 over 4.5 million Australians aged 15 years and over visited an art gallery (26 percent of the Australian population).
This represented a significant increase (14 percent) in the participation rate in 2005-06. A greater proportion of Australians are visiting galleries once or twice per year (66 percent) with one in 10 visiting galleries six times or more.
The proportion of Australians who visited a gallery once a year has risen from 8.3 percent in 2005-06 to 10.4 percent in 2009-10.
There is an opportunity to continue building engagement with these visitors and grow attendance.