Botanical Gardens
Bridge Street, Benalla VIC 3672
Telephone: 03 5760 2619
Open 10 - 5pm Closed Tuesdays

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Benalla Art Gallery Public Programs

A concert of Scottish Music by the Lake

Catherine Fraser is back by popular demand playing the Scottish fiddle music she is noted for and accompanied by guitar as well. This lively concert will be enjoyed by all who have a love of Celtic music.

$30 Full
$25 Concession

Bookings: 03 5760 2619

When: Sunday 6th August 2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Ledger Gallery
Price: 30.00

Prue Acton: Artist Talk

Join Prue Acton as she reflects on her time as a fashion designer and current role as full time painter.

For Prue, observation and aesthetics are powerful tools to explore the very nature of life and to respond creatively. She will speak about her creative life and love of painting, literature and history, including the principles underpinning colour relationship which continues as an ongoing research project with artist and art educator, Merv Moriarty.

“The beauty of colour is and always has been my quest.  As an artist, as a colourist, I make works that I hope convey the colour and the beauty of the world around us.” - Prue Acton, 2017

Image: Prue Acton in studio, courtesy of the ABC.

Bookings essential: 03 5760 2619

When: Sunday 8th October 2017 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Simpson Gallery
Price: Free

Merv Moriarty & Prue Acton: Colour Relationship Workshops

Colour Relationship Workshops for artists and designers
Creating colour that sings! 

Sunday 8 October - Day one: 11:15am - 4pm

Covers the relationship between the modern colour wheel, colour mixing and colour relationship, including practical colour exercises that do not require drawing skill
Fee: $110

Monday 9 October - Day two: 10am - 4pm

Putting the above into practice using your own studies as the foundation for a work that will let ‘the colours sing’.

Fee: $125

Bookings essential: 03 5760 2619

Image: Prue Acton, Red Fruit #3, 2017, pastel on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

When: Sunday 8th October 2017 - Monday 9th October 2017 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Education Space
Price: 225.00

Quartz String Quartet: Smetana & Schumann


Quartz’s unique programs shine a light on the string quartet repertoire by highlighting well-known pieces of beauty and energy.

Composed of four highly acclaimed Melbourne musicians Kathryn Taylor and Rachael Beesley (violins), Merewyn Bramble (viola) and Zoe Wallace (cello), Quartz’s performances are full of passion and vibrancy. Having performed at the Melbourne Recital Centre since 2013, their 2017 season presents two dynamic and innovative programs that focus on the composers Grieg and Smetana.

$30 Full
$25 Concession

Bookings: 03 5760 2619

When: Sunday 22nd October 2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Ledger Gallery
Price: 30.00

2017 Tatong Art Show


Tatong Memorial Hall, Tatong

Opening night 3 November 7 - 9:30pm

Exhibition 4-5th & 10-12th November 10 - 4pm

Currently open to artists. 

A Benalla Festival Event. 


When: Saturday 4th November 2017 - Sunday 12th November 2017 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Where: Tatong Memorial Hall, Tatong - Bennett Gallery
Price: 3.00

Piano & Cello: Stewart Kelly & Rebecca Proietto

Stewart Kelly is one of Australia’s most eclectic pianists and is also a pedagogue, piano importer and broadcaster. In 2017 he joins the faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School while also curating his sixth season as artistic director of the Con Brio concert series at the Arts Centre Gold Coast. Stewart maintains a career as a freelance pianist including as a sessional staff member at Monash University and the Melbourne Conservatorium at Melbourne University where he is the regular staff pianist.

Sydney-based Rebecca Proietto has a Masters degree from Stony Brook University in New York where she studied cello with Colin Carr and now plays regularly with Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Opera Australia Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. 

Rebecca is also a regular performer with the ACO Collective and the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra. She has undertaken fellowships with both the Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras and toured China with the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2014 she was an emerging artist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

$30 Full
$25 Concession

Bookings: 03 5760 2619

When: Sunday 19th November 2017 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Where: Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla - Ledger Gallery
Price: 30.00