Programs and events

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The Hunt Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

Curating Resistances: Visual Arts & The Festival

Friday 22 March 09:00am until Sunday 24 March 05:00pm

This immersive festival-based program will give participants a unique insight into the practices of the festival’s visual artists and the particularities of curating their work in a festival context.

Cameron Robbins

The Aesthetics of Experience

Friday 29 March 09:00am until Sunday 31 March 05:00pm

This immersive festival-based program will give participants a unique insight into the practices of the festival’s visual artists and the particularities of curating their work in a festival context.

Past events

Thursday 07 February 06:00pm

In a first-of-its-kind exhibition, the NGV brings together the works of Dutch artist M.C. Escher and Japanese design studio nendo to deliver a thought-provoking exploration of time and space communicated through art.

Thursday 17 January 05:30pm

Join us for the launch of our first show for 2019 with opening remarks by Julie Chambers, Director, Art Vault and Artistic Director, Australian Print Triennial.

Wednesday 16 January 11:00am

NGV Kids on Tour comes to La Trobe Art Institute

Saturday 08 December 10:00am

3D Painting Workshop

Wednesday 05 December 10:00am

3D Painting Workshop

Wednesday 21 November 01:00pm

Hear from powerhouse gallery directors Tony Ellwood AM (National Gallery of Victoria) and Karen Quinlan (Bendigo Art Gallery, LAI and now The National Portrait Gallery of Australia) as they come together to discuss the NGV’s latest blockbuster Escher X nendo: Between Two Worlds. One lucky attendee will win a catalogue and two x tickets for Escher X nendo: Between Two Worlds

Thursday 25 October 05:00pm

Join 2018 LAI Emerging Curator Brigid Hansen, artist Xanthe Dobbie and researcher, writer, and award-winning poet Dr Quinn Eades as they discuss marginalised voices, queer issues and humour in contemporary Australian art and life.

Wednesday 24 October 09:00am

Making art is one thing, but getting it seen is quite another.

Thursday 11 October 06:30pm

Dylan Martorell Performance

Thursday 09 August 05:30pm

Join our expert panel of artists and linguists as they explore the importance of variation, gesture and glitches (mistakes) in their research and practice. Inspired by LAI’s current exhibition The Grammar of Glitch, this discussion will uncover the role of fragmentation, double-take, syntax and overload in visual, spoken and gestural language.

Wednesday 04 July 11:00am

Hear directly from New Histories artists in this dynamic FREE program of artist talks.

Monday 02 July 12:00am

Join contemporary artists challenging the concept of art as a historic record in this week of talks, guided exhibition visits and access to gallery back of house.

Wednesday 13 June 05:30pm

Join Yolngu artist Wukun Wanambi and curator Kade McDonald as they chat with Travis Hodgson, Curator of LAI’s current exhibition Miwatj.

Thursday 31 May 05:30pm

Join us for the launch of our latest exhibition Miwatj.

Tuesday 29 May 12:00am

Drop in to LAI to view four films from the Mulka Project.

Tuesday 29 May 10:00pm

Drop in and participate in the latest fun, interactive exhibition at La Trobe Art Institute.

Saturday 21 April 02:00pm

Drop into La Trobe Art Institute between 2 -4pm on Saturday 21 April to participate in this free collaborative workshop.

Saturday 21 April 10:00am

Create a unique family artwork to adorn the walls of your home at this exclusive collaborative workshop.

Friday 20 April 05:30pm

Ever wondered how your imagination could be enhanced, challenged or transformed through collaboration?

Monday 16 April 10:00am

Symposium presented by La Trobe Art Institute in collaboration with Bendigo Art Gallery

Thursday 05 April 05:30pm

Join us for the launch of our latest exhibition Collaboratory.

Saturday 17 March 02:00pm

As part of our current exhibition Infrastructuralism, artist Helen Grogan will perform CONCRETE ROOM. In this sound work, the artist will use a microphone to trace the perimeter (and parameters) of the gallery spaces at La Trobe Art Institute.