Annemieke Mein’s artworks are unashamedly inspired by nature. Birds, flowers, the regeneration of life forms, the seasons, sun and moon can all be found in this exhibition.
Always popular and in demand, Annamieke’s work brings meticulous needlework, drawing skills and a love of nature together, transforming and blending them together in an original and compelling vision of the natural world.
Each subject is researched, drawn, planned for colour and production, and then the hours of commitment and fine judgement begin. When the artwork is complete, we are completely unaware of the inspiration and labour, we are transported directly to the wonder the artist is sharing.
An important exhibition of work by Victorian ceramic artist, Judy Lorraine.
This exhibition will feature works by past and present students and teachers from Benalla College to celebrate the Centenary of the college.
RAD VCE 2011 is a regional final year VCE artwork exhibition from a selection of VCE art, studio art and design graduates. This exhibition is an opportunity to give a voice to regional young people responding to their final year at school and to celebrate their artistic talents.
The extraordinary work by Tim Maguire “Poppies” is welcomed to the collection by all the other flower paintings the gallery holds. From botanical studies to bookplates, over-mantel ornaments to modernist announcements, flowers provide the subject for a wealth of human expression, all here for consideration.
Tim Maguire effortlessly trumps the pack in terms of vision and realisation. The vast wall of poppies weave freely in the primordial light, lush vibrantly and replete with nature.
The landscape has been an enduring subject in the history of Australia art and vital to the on-going formation of images of a national identity. Within this tradition Spirit in the Land explores the connection between eleven Australian artists, historical and contemporary, indigenous and non-indigenous, and their special appreciation and engagement to the spiritual ethos and power of the land.
Of Love and War details the relationships forged during times of conflict, the passionate affairs and whirlwind weddings of lovers caught up in war, and the loneliness of those serving away from home - or those they left behind.
Exhibition curator Rebecca Britt said the intensity of love amid times of war created a sense of urgency for some, with couples defying an uncertain future and marrying within days or weeks of meeting. Others were more cautious and put passion on hold, but treasured the keepsakes from a lover, such as letters, gifts and photographs.
The themes that Of Love and War covers include Romance and Recruitment, Meetings and Marriages, Letters and Longing, Loss and Loneliness and Beyond the Battlefield.
Visitors to the exhibition will see wedding dresses worn by war brides; posters of pin-up girls popular among soldiers to stem the loneliness of war; and works of art that captures instances of love amid conflict.
Some comments from our visitors include:
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for this display. I’m in my 60’s and I can relate to so much stuff from our family history” - Faye Meyers
“A beautiful display. My mother’s wedding dress is the same as one on display, both married in 1940. I was able to read and view everything on display without being rushed.” - Ruth Hall
“Breaks your heart, destroys your soul but makes you believe in angels!” - Yvonne Szwedye
The Benalla Art Gallery collection of Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series serigraphs.
An exhibition featuring indigenous works from the Benalla Art Gallery collection.
Tim Bowtell is a local artist who paints from his studio in Samaria - 30kms from Benalla. His subject matter is of scenes that are considered iconic. But there is an added element of intrigue as he includes a visual narrative with characters to the local imagry.