Raglan Gallery And Cultural Centre
The Raglan Gallery and Cultural Centre showcases work by the region's established and emerging artists, from painters to ceramicists, potters, sculptors, jewellers, craftspeople and artisans. Throughout the year the Raglan holds numerous prestigious exhibitions including those for NAIDOC, Student Artscape, the Gully Gang and the annual John Briscoe Awards competition. It's growing reputation also draws artists from interstate and overseas to exhibit in Cooma. The Raglan hosts regular art classes and workshops and stocks a range of gift items and cards. Built in 1854 by James Hain, it was licensed as the Lord Raglan Inn. It was named after Lord Raglan who commanded in the Crimean War. It was also Cooma's first bank, a private hospital, a family home, and now an art gallery. The Raglan still retains some of the original 100 year old gardens and is supported by the Cooma Monaro Shire, volunteers, and art lovers.