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Botanical Gardens
Bridge Street, Benalla VIC 3672
Telephone: 03 5760 2619
gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au
Open 10 - 5pm Closed Tuesdays


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Benalla Art Gallery Public Programs

ART ON SATURDAYS: Botanical Art - Watercolour Basics

Tutor: Margaret Zaal

Saturday 20 July 1 – 4PM
Saturday 27 July 1 – 4PM

Beginners to Intermediate: Series of 2 workshops
Ages 14+

Join accomplished artist Margaret Zaal for a series of botanical drawing workshops. Develop observation and rendering skills to create detailed drawings of live specimens including plants, flowers, leaves and fruit. 

Cost: $25 or $20 Gallery members (per workshop)
Three of more sessions:
$10 discount off full price
Payment to be made at time of booking

For more information and bookings please contact:
03 5760 2619   e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

Image: Margaret Zaal, Eucalyptus Caesia (Australian Native), gouache on paper. Courtesy of the artist.


When: Saturday 27th July 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 25.00

MUSIC CONCERT: Penny Quartet

Formed at the Australian National Academy of Music in 2014, Penny Quartet are rapidly gaining a reputation as a fresh, interpretive voice to chamber music giving high profile recitals, festival showcases and master classes across the country. 

Penny Quartet presents two iconic works by two masters of the string quartet. Haydn’s “Emperor” is a joyous example of his compositional prowess, using strong melodic ideas to form one of his most memorable works. Ravel’s enchanting and only string quartet is a pillar of the repertoire, and one of the true masterpieces of string quartet.
Presented in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre and the Friends of Benalla Art Gallery.
TICKETS $30 ($27 concession)
Available from Benalla Art Gallery reception

For more information and bookings please contact:
03 5760 2619   e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au


When: Sunday 28th July 2019 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Ledger Gallery
Price: 30.00

ART ON SATURDAYS: Mosaic Workshop with Sculptor Deborah Halpern

Tutor: Deborah Halpern

Saturday 3 August 9 – 5PM
Sunday 4 August 9 – 5PM

Beginners to Advanced: Weekend Workshop over two days
Ages 14+

Deborah Halpern is one of Australia’s most celebrated sculptors, known for her wildly colourful mosaic work.  Creator of many of Melbourne’s most loved public sculptures, Deborah’s works exude an innate vitality and simplicity.

Join us for this exclusive two day workshop with Deborah, who will offer an in-depth and hands-on insight into her sculptural process.  Over two days design and complete your own unique tiled panel (60 x 60 cm).

Deborah will teach you mosaic-making techniques, drawing on her own unique expression of ideas, knowledge and experience. 

Numbers are strictly limited.  All tools and materials are included in the fee.

Cost: $395pp (2 days)
Payment to be made at time of booking

For more information and bookings please contact: 03 5760 2619   e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

Image: Deborah Halpern in studio


When: Sunday 4th August 2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 395.00

ART ON SATURDAYS: Life Drawing

Tutor: Janet Leith

Saturday 10 August 1 – 4PM    
Saturday 17 August 1 – 4PM    
Saturday 24 August 1 – 4PM    
Saturday 31 August 1 – 4PM
Beginners to Intermediate: Series of 4 workshops
Ages 14+

Janet Leith will guide you through the art of drawing the human figure, an important ‘building block’ in developing drawing skills. Using a variety of art materials, you will be able to hone your skills and learn the basics of drawing the nude figure. The last workshop will focus on exploring ‘mixed media’ techniques.

Janet is passionate about sharing a wide range of techniques and mediums, all focusing on the development of individual styles and ideas.

Cost: $25 or $20 Gallery members (per workshop)
Three or more sessions: $10 discount off full price
Payment to be made at time of booking

For more information and bookings please contact:
03 5760 2619 e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

Image: Fred Williams, Kneeling Female Figure (detail), 1942, ink on paper. Benalla Art Gallery collection. Gift of Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE.


When: Saturday 31st August 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 25.00

MUSIC CONCERT: Duo Chamber Melange

Duo Chamber Melange is a wonderful partnership between internationally acclaimed musicians Ivana Tomaskova (violin) and Tamara Smolyar (piano). Both have produced numerous recordings for national and international broadcasters and performed in many prominent venues across three continents. The Duo’s masterful performances are engaging and moving, covering classical and contemporary works and expressing the true art of music-making.

PROGRAM
Ivana Tomaskova (violin)
Tamara Smolyar (piano)

TICKETS $30 ($27 concession)
Available from Benalla Art Gallery reception
Phone bookings 03 5760 2619

Presented in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre and the Friends of Benalla Art Gallery


When: Sunday 8th September 2019 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 30.00

ART ON SATURDAYS: Colour Pencil Basics

Tutor: Kate Jenvey

Saturday 7 September 1 – 4PM
Saturday 14 September 1 – 4PM

Beginners to Intermediate: Series of 2 workshops
Ages 14+

In these two workshops explore the process of mixing and layering colour using coloured pencils.  Week one involves exploration of pencil qualities, different papers and tools that enhance the drawing process.
In week two, experiment with the range of chromatic combinations that can be obtained from using just three primary colours. Implementing these techniques, objects will be drawn from life revealing surprising results.

Cost: $25 or $20 Gallery members (per workshop)
Three or more sessions: $10 discount off full price
Payment to be made at time of booking

For more information and bookings please contact:
03 5760 2619 e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

Image: Kate Jenvey, Coloured Circles (detail), coloured pencil on paper. Courtesy of the artist.


When: Saturday 14th September 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 25.00

First Mondays

Join us on the first Monday of every month at 10am with an eclectic and ever-changing curated program of talks and tours.
See the latest exhibitions and listen to talks by guest artists and curators. Kick start your week with art and friends.

Next session: Monday 8 July
Exhibition: Personal Histories
Speaker: Yhonnie Scarce
Celebrating NAIDOC Week 2019

For more information contact Benalla Art Gallery 03 5760 2619
Email gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au


When: Monday 4th March 2019 - Monday 2nd December 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Bennett Gallery
Price: 2.00

Little Artists - Art activities for preschoolers

Our Little Artists program has been developed specifically for pre-school children and uses storytelling plus creating and making activities to engage young children with art.
We invite families with pre-school children to come along to this free, art workshop at the gallery and join in the fun.
Each month we focus on a particular theme and use a variety of art materials that will stimulate creative play.
Come along and be amazed at what your child will create.
Little Artists is held on the first Wednesday of the month,10.00-10.40AM

FEB 6   MAR 6   APR 3   MAY 1   JUN 5   JUL 3   AUG 7   SEP 4   OCT 2   NOV 6   DEC 4

FREE - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Phone:  03 5760 2619
Email:  gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au


When: Wednesday 6th February 2019 - Wednesday 4th December 2019 10:00AM - 10:40AM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: Free

Art After School

ART AFTER SCHOOL

Experiment, create and explore at Benalla Art Gallery’s Creative Teens Program. It’s free!

Are you interested in making art? Join our after-school art workshops, connect with like-minded young people and work alongside guest artists.

When: Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:45pm (during term)
Where: Benalla Art Gallery Studio
Who: Young artists (12 - 18 yrs)

This is a great opportunity to work with different materials, techniques, processes and explore a variety of artforms including drawing, painting, sculpture, multi-media and printmaking.

For more information: 03 5760 2619


When: Thursday 7th March 2019 - Thursday 12th December 2019 3:15PM - 4:45PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: Free