Phyllis Palmer Gallery

Situated in the Visual Arts Building at La Trobe's Bendigo Campus, the Phyllis Palmer Gallery is a space dedicated to showing new work by graduates, current students and associates of La Trobe Art Institute as well as the wider community.

The gallery is committed to showing the most diverse range of art works, from paintings, sculpture and ceramics to photography, graphic art and new media. We aim to present innovative work – particularly that founded in contemporary ideas – to the widest possible audience.

Current exhibition


Gary Vaughan, A Sense of Place - discovering a sense of place by being out of place

Exhibition dates: 2-26 August, 2016

G Vaughan

Gary's practice investigates the idea of human connection to place through memory. Place has many layers that fold and unfold through time. Through engagement with philosophers and academics, Gary is aware how time also influences place in the form of the past, present and future. These elements and the human desire to contain place is acknowledged in this body of work. Overtime, place and its porous edges is evident in the naming and mapping, such as in the Bangerang/ Lah district. These Wimmera sites of personal significance to the investigation of a sense of place. Particular layers of memory are contained in the abandoned tennis courts, cricket ground and surrounding place-scapes.


Helen Bodycomb, The Material and the Immaterial

Exhibition dates: 13 September to 7 October

Opening: Wednesday 21 September, 5 pm with guest speaker Michael Brennan


  • Lighting: track spots and daylight fluorescent banks
  • Wall space: 47.3 metres total
  • Wall height: 3 metres
  • Display cabinets: 9 wired and lit cabinets 800mm sq x 2m high
  • Access and storage: same level vehicle access and store room
  • Kitchen: refrigeration, dishwasher and sink

Exhibition proposals form

Download the exhibition proposal form

Location and access

Access to the Phyllis Palmer Gallery.We are situated in the Visual Arts Building on La Trobe University's Bendigo Campus (find out how to get to the Bendigo campus). Enter from Sharon St via Gate 8 and Arts Drive. Street parking is available in Sharon or Keck Streets. On-campus parking is only available after obtaining a visitor's parking permit. Disabled parking is available and the gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Contact us

Tel: +61 3 5444 7917
Fax: +61 3 5444 7953

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Phyllis Palmer Gallery
Visual Arts and Design
La Trobe University Bendigo
PO Box 199 Bendigo
Victoria 3552