Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

Naked Ladies
1st Jun 2013 – 24th Nov 2013
Naked Ladies

Ledger GalleryOne of the oldest inspirations, the female form, is bought to focus in Naked Ladies. This exhibition celebrates the female form thorough a collection of work by artists including David Laity, Sidney Nolan, Ivan Durrant, Arthur Boyd and Norman Lindsay.

Works are from the Gallerys permanent collection and on loan from artists and private collectors.

The Lady and the Unicorn Arthur Boyd and Peter Porter
8th Jun 2013 – 28th Jul 2013
The Lady and the Unicorn Arthur Boyd and Peter Porter

Simpson GalleryThis evocative suite of prints reinterprets the sad myth of the unicorn, left off The Ark in the Biblical Great Flood.

The Unicorn lived in the forest where he cared for his fellow-creatures by cleansing the pools, breaking the traps and guiding them to pasture. Since the Flood, no man had ever seen the Unicorn, though all knew of him. Peter Porter.

The exhibition is the result of a successful collaboration between the London based, Australian poet Peter Porter and Arthur Boyd, in which Boyds great talent for illustration and proficiency in etching are confirmed.

Asher Bilu: COSMOTIFS
6th Jul 2013 – 8th Sep 2013
Asher Bilu: COSMOTIFS

Bennett GalleryAsher Bilu returns to Benalla with another major exhibition since HEAVENS in 2007.  COSMOTIFS continues Bilus exploration of the grandeur of the cosmos with a floor installation and a selection of paintings from 1978 to 2012 which show his long standing fascination with science and cosmology.

The installation title M-Theory refers to a concept in String Theory, the mathematical investigation attempting to unite particle and gravitational physics, the meaning of M being undefined, but with suggestions including magic and mystery.

Bilu builds on the magic and the mystery to provide an inspirational experience of awe and wonder.