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Current Exhibitions

Colour and Movement
26th Feb 2016 - 5th Jun 2016 
Colour and Movement
Ledger Gallery

Colour and Movement will present paintings from the CBUS Collection of Australian Art and the Benalla Art Gallery collection. The exhibition will navigate developments in Australian art in the twentieth century, exploring the journey through Australian impressionism, modernism, abstraction, postmodernism and contemporary painting. Colour and Movement will include many of Australia’s most significant artists and provide audiences with opportunities to gain a greater appreciation of their work.

Image: Elioth Gruner (1882 - 1939), Field, 1917, oil on board. CBUS Collection of Australian Art.

22nd Apr 2016 - 26th Jun 2016 
Bennett Gallery

Vista presents the work of six painters with connections to North East Victoria whose practices engage with the landscape and ways of seeing.

Anthea Kemp and Tony Flint’s works present dramatic renderings of places of personal significance and the impact of human habitation. Robert Hirschmann and Kirstin Berg’s layered constructions explore the forces that occur in nature and how these mirror psychological and physical experience. Ivan Durrant’s dark photorealistic paintings of interiors of shearing sheds are pierced through with intense light flooding in through gaps in walls and ceilings. Nina Machielse Hunt engages with the rich history of the region and its stories of the gold rush and bushranger heritage.

Image: Anthea Kemp, Ranges, 2015, oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist.

War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918
29th Apr 2016 - 19th Jun 2016 
War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918
Simpson Gallery

Discover a fascinating selection of shorts, newsreels, propaganda and feature films produced by the developing, local film industry, as well as a selection of international content. See how the war was presented on the big screen, and explore the melodramas and comedies that offered entertainment and escapism to those on the home front.

A collaboration between ACMI and The National Film & Sound Archive of Australia.

Image: Lottie Lyell in The Church and the Woman (1917), directed by Raymond Longford. Courtesy NFSA