Housed in a purpose built, architect designed building on the banks of Lake Benalla, the Benalla Art Gallery has become an cultural and architectural icon of northeast Victoria since it opened in 1975.
The Gallery presents a diverse, high quality exhibition program to inspire and engage audiences. Our exhibitions are supported by a dynamic range of public programs of workshops, talks and events designed to provide a direct experience and deeper understanding of making and thinking about art. Our philosophy is to explore new modes of art practice in context with the traditions, innovations and practitioners of the past.
The Benalla Art Gallery Collection includes painting, printmaking, works on paper, photography, textiles, ceramics, sculpture and decorative arts spanning three centuries of Australian art. The Ledger Collection focuses on Australian art from the 19th and early 20th centuries with an emphasis on the colonial and impressionist periods. The collection continues to develop with recent acquisitions including outstanding Indigenous and contemporary Australian artworks.