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

February/March 2017

Highlights of the FM Courtis Collection, 6 - 23 February

The FM Courtis collection was started by Fred Courtis, then Head of Art Education at the Bendigo Teachers' College in 1958. The La Trobe Art Institute will be highlighting works from the collection for this exhibition.

Leeroy New,  27 February to 17 March

Leeroy has previously had a residency at the Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo and will be working jointly with the Castlemaine State Festival and La Trobe University to create a temporary sculpture.  This also marks the 10 year anniversary of the relationship between La Trobe University and Ateneo University in Manilla.


  • 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

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