Benalla Art Gallery – Mimi Leung: Growing Up With You

The title of the show refers to both Leung’s relationship with her art practice, and with her children – reflecting on how her attitudes to art and her own practice have changed as she has grown up and had kids. Starting with a selection of works from early in her illustration career, this exhibition broadly…

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Benalla Art Gallery – Claire Beausein: Smells Like Rain

Smells Like Rain encapsulates the promise of renewal and transformation. The exhibition showcases a recent collection of assemblage and mixed-media works on washi paper, all engaging the theme of metamorphosis. Growing up in the Warby Ranges close to nature has left an indelible mark on Claire Beausein’s artistic sensibilities, and the subdued palette and intricacies…

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Benalla Art Gallery – Broken River Potters Club of Benalla: MUD

Benalla Art Gallery presents MUD in the Gallery Shop throughout May. The exhibition showcases a range of ceramic pieces, both functional and ornamental by members of the The Broken River Potters Club of Benalla. The Broken River Potters studio is a communal space for ceramic artistry and social connections. The artists explore diverse pottery techniques,…

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Benalla Art Gallery – Light Shines, Shadow Falls

Drawn from the Benalla Art Gallery Collection, Light Shines, Shadow Falls presents a selection of landscapes by two of Australia’s finest watercolourists, Hans Heysen and Matthew James MacNally. The exhibition is a celebration of both artists’ mastery in rendering the Australian countryside, and the atmospheric shifts across the day as the sun rises and sets,…

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Benalla Art Gallery – James MacSporran: Emerging from the mist

Benalla Art Gallery and Arts Project Australia proudly present Emerging from the mist — an Autumn Gallery Shop exhibition by James MacSporran. James MacSporran (b. 1970) is an emerging artist working primarily in painting and drawing on paper and canvas. All works in the Gallery Shop are available for purchase from Benalla Art Gallery.

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Benalla Art Gallery – Janet Leith: Melancholia

Janet Leith is a contemporary visual artist and art educator based in North East Victoria. Inspiration for her work comes from the everyday, the interactions and actions of life, personal experiences and the captured moments of figures, their moods and emotions. Working predominately with oils on canvas and linen, her paintings use layers of paint…

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Benalla Art Gallery – The Bennet Bequest

Toward the end of 1996, the Benalla Art Gallery received a transformational Bequest from Gladys Bennett comprising 15 artworks and a significant contribution of $1M to be used for the purchase of artworks supplementing the original Ledger Bequest. The Bequest specified that the funds were to be used for ‘… the purchase of paintings, watercolours…

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