Benalla Art Gallery Events – Workshops


Join us for some creative school holiday fun. We are offering a variety of workshops to suit children between the ages of 5 and 12 years. Each workshop is run by a professional artist and involves hands on creating and making that will have children learning, laughing and producing beautiful artworks.

For the full program visit the public programs section of this website.

Early bookings are recommended: 03 5760 2619 or
When: Wednesday 23rd September 2015 – Thursday 1st October 2015
Where Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla
Adult Free Child 12.00 Concession 10.00


The Friends of the Benalla Art Gallery are hosting a tour with Benalla Bus Lines to Geelong and Ballarat on Sunday 18th and Monday 19th October to see the travelling Archibald exhibition, the Russian Ballet (optional) and other attractions.

Cost: $210 per person
(Single supplement $62, but there are plenty of twin rooms available to share)

The package includes travel with Benalla Bus Lines, hot scones and coffee on the way to Geelong; dinner, accommodation, hot breakfast in Ballarat and entry into the Archibald exhibition. We also plan to visit Daylesford and/or Castlemaine on the return trip, to be confirmed.

The Russian Ballet have one matinee performance of Swan Lake in Geelong and we have secured 12 tickets at $77 each.  First in first served. Other options in Geelong are lunch at your leisure in the gallery precinct, visit the 2015 Geelong Acquisitive Print Award at Geelong Art Gallery, the Wintergarden Gallery and Cafe, the Metropolis Gallery or the National Wool Museum and its famous shop.  You will have at least three hours in Geelong before travelling to Ballarat for a two course dinner at the hotel (buy your own drinks).

After a cooked breakfast we arrive at the Ballarat Art Gallery with over two hours to explore the exhibition and permanent collection.  There are several options for lunch in Ballarat, and then the route home to arrive in Benalla approximately at 6pm.

Please register your interest asap at the Benalla Art Gallery reception or by contacting:
Val Dunin: 5762 2450
Ellen Crocker: 5762 8383

Image: Nigel Milsom, Judo house pt 6 (the white bird), (detail), oil on linen, 232 x 190 cm, Winner, 2015 ARCHIBALD PRIZE, the artist, AGNSW, Mim Sterling
When: Sunday 18th October 2015 – Monday 19th October 2015
Where Geelong and Ballarat
Adult 210.00 Child 210.00 Concession 210.00


Held at the Tatong Memorial Hall

Gala Opening and announcement of winning works Friday October 30th 6:30 9:00pm

Viewing thereafter Saturday October 31st to Saturday November 7th 10am to 4pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday November 3rd 5th viewing reserved for Groups only, commencing with a set menu luncheon at the Tatong Tavern.  Telephone deSales on 5767 2124 for reservations

Application forms are available for artists from Benalla Art Gallery via email or by telephone 5760 2619.

This is an event not to be missed.  Come and bring your family and friends!  Place these dates on your calendar now.
When: Saturday 31st October 2015 – Saturday 7th November 2015
Where Tatong Memorial Hall, 486 Mitchell Road, Tatong
Adult 10.00 Child 10.00 Concession 5.00