the art vault was another great find in mildura. it was the building facade & signage that first caught my eye and as i was the only fool out taking photos in the 43 degree heat, me and my photo taking ways are what caught the eye of the staff inside. no i wasn't a student (did i secretly like that they thought i looked young enough to be a student or what??), but yes i am an architect, bla bla.. and rather than roll their eyes, i was given a super friendly welcome and personal tour around the gallery and artist's studios upstairs. previously a bank, the old vaults were well and truly concreted in place, so they remained in situ after the substantial alterations & additions and are now the place artwork, not on display, is housed. i wish i had had more time to really look at the works, but i had to run and it was on the way out that i noticed the whopper of a water tower directly over the road and back a few blocks.