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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

Makers Market

Make your way to Benalla Art Gallery and explore a diverse range of beautiful, unique gifts by local artists, the Broken River Potters, Broken River Painters, the Papered Tree, Kate Jenvey, North East Artisans, and many more. Join us in the gardens just outside the gallery for lots of Christmas gift ideas.


When: Saturday 23rd November 2019 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: Free

ART ON SATURDAYS: Plein Air Painting in the Botanical Gardens

Tutor: Wendy Jagger

Saturday 23 November 1 – 4:30PM

Beginners to Intermediate

Wendy Jagger teaches ceramics and painting from her purpose built studio in Mansfield, Victoria.  Join Wendy in the Benalla Botanical Gardens for a spring afternoon of painting en plein air (in the open air).

Drawing on the many botanical specimens and vistas in the surrounding gardens you will explore the local landscape and learn painting techniques using gouache.

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


When: Saturday 23rd November 2019 1:00PM - 4:30PM
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 2 December
Strange Garden
Speaker: Eliza-Jane Gilchrist

*Please note there will be no talk on Monday 4th November due to the Melbourne Cup long weekend

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 - Ledger Gallery
Price: 2.00

ART ON SATURDAYS: Paper Peony Workshop

Tutor: Louise Seymour

Sunday 7 December 1 – 4PM

Beginners to Advanced

Learn the art of paper flowers with Louise Seymour of Paperlab. Louise has created bespoke paper flowers and installations for companies like Facebook, Instagram and Westfield and was invited to be the artist in residence at luxury brand Gucci in Melbourne.

Over 3 hours, Louise will guide you through the anatomy of a peony and teach you how to create your very own using luxurious imported Italian crepe paper. The class covers how to create the stunning fluffy centres, as well as how to perfectly shape the petals and attach them to give the full bloom effect they are famous for. You will create between 3-4 paper blooms that can be arranged into a bouquet, or to use as the perfect gift topper this Christmas season. By the end of the class you will have learnt all the techniques and secrets to creating luxurious everlasting paper peonies to continue the craft at home.

All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary.

Cost: $85 or $80 Gallery members
Payment to be made at time of booking

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


When: Saturday 7th December 2019 1:00PM - 4:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 85.00

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

Summer Holiday Program: Mystery Making & Mystical Creatures

This workshop involves two activities – drawing and sculpting with clay. Children play a game with the chance to create drawings of mythical creatures such as friendly monsters or fierce dragons. The second activity involves a blob of soft modelling clay that can be turned into anything with a little skill and a lively imagination!  Both of these fun ‘making and guessing games’, involve two to four players taking turns rolling the dice and creating different objects and monsters.

Ages 5 – 12 (Children under the age of 9 must have a carer present to assist)
FREE event

Bookings essential:  03 5760 2619 or gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

NGV Kids on Tour 2020 Program.  NGV Kids is generously supported by The Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees and Official Supplier, Canson Australia.


When: Wednesday 15th January 2020 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: Free

Summer Holiday Program: Paint like Pollock in the Park

Jackson Pollock was an Abstract Expressionist artist well-known for his unique style of drip painting. Children are invited to join us in the Benalla Botanical Gardens for an hour of dripping and splattering paint onto a canvas to create their own abstract expressionist artwork.

Please note: wearing old clothes is a must. 

Ages 5 – 14 (Children under the age of 9 must have a carer present to assist)
Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Bookings essential:  03 5760 2619 or gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

FAMILIES BOOKING IN 3 OR MORE CHILDREN FOR EACH WORKSHOP WILL RECEIVE A $10 DISCOUNT (TOTAL)


When: Thursday 16th January 2020 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 15.00

Summer Holiday Program: Strange Garden Cardboard Sculpture

Eliza-Jane Gilchrist’s sculptural practice involves reinventing discarded materials such as paper and cardboard.  In this workshop children will add to her Strange Garden installation by decorating and fitting cardboard shapes to form 3D organic shapes and contribute to Eliza’s “garden”. 

Ages 5 – 14 (Children under the age of 9 must have a carer present to assist)
Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Bookings essential:  03 5760 2619 or gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

FAMILIES BOOKING IN 3 OR MORE CHILDREN FOR EACH WORKSHOP WILL RECEIVE A $10 DISCOUNT (TOTAL)


When: Wednesday 22nd January 2020 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 15.00

Summer Holiday Program: Magical Forests

Taking inspiration from the beautiful Botanical Gardens surrounding Benalla Art Gallery, children will experiment with wire, beads and other materials to create magical trees and other objects based on the natural world.

Ages 7 – 14 (Children under the age of 9 must have a carer present to assist)
Cost: $12 members / $15 non-members

Bookings essential:  03 5760 2619 or gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au

FAMILIES BOOKING IN 3 OR MORE CHILDREN FOR EACH WORKSHOP WILL RECEIVE A $10 DISCOUNT (TOTAL)


When: Thursday 23rd January 2020 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 15.00

Little Artists - Art activities for preschoolers

Benalla Art Gallery’s ‘Little Artists’ program is developed specifically for pre-school children.

We use games, storytelling and creative activities to encourage young children, along with their parents and carers, to have fun while learning about art. 

Sessions are FREE and are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month from February to December.
 
4 DEC   5 FEB   1 APR   6 MAY   3 JUN   1 JUL  
5 AUG   2 SEP   7 OCT   4 NOV   4 NOV 2 DEC
     
For more information and bookings please contact:
p. 03 5760 2619   e. gallery@benalla.vic.gov.au


When: Wednesday 4th November 2020 10:00AM - 10:45AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Education Space
Price: Free