Benalla Art Gallery

Benalla Art Gallery is a public art gallery in the regional town of Benalla, Victoria, Australia.

Benalla Art Gallery
Established1975
LocationBotanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla, VIC 3672
Coordinates36°33′9″S 145°58′46″E
TypeArt gallery
Websitehttp://www.benallaartgallery.com.au

The Benalla Art Gallery is a free, public gallery in Benalla, which opened in 1975.[1] Victoria's Herald Sun newspaper described it in 2013 as one of Victoria's top ten regional galleries, with a "striking modernist building".[2] The gallery complex was designed by Colin Munro and Philip Sargeant. The gallery's original design was reduced in size, culminating in an expansion proposal being canvassed in 2013.[1] In 2013 a new art prize was announced for a work of the naked human figure.[3] The winner of the non-acquisitive $50,000 2014 Benalla Nude Art Prize for 2014 was Juan Davila.[4] Artists whose work is held by the Benalla Art Gallery include Constance Stokes.[5]

The gallery is a member of the Public Galleries Association of Victoria.[6]

References

  1. "Benalla Art Gallery's expansion plans unveiled". Benalla Ensign. 24 May 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  2. Pountney, Michelle (30 July 2013). "Cultured country: 10 top art galleries in regional Victoria". Herald Sun. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  3. "Benalla goes nude". Art Almanac. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
  4. Ross, Annabel (April 11, 2014). "Juan Davila's nude lovers take out inaugural $50,000 Benalla prize". Sydney Morning Herald.
  5. McCulloch, Alan; Susan McCulloch; Emily McCulloch Childs (2006). The new McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art. Fitzroy, Victoria: Aus Art Editions in association with The Miegunyah Press. p. 911. ISBN 0-522-85317-X.
  6. "Benalla Art Gallery". Member galleries. Public Galleries Association of Victoria. Archived from the original on 30 May 2010. Retrieved 6 October 2013.
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