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Past events

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 10:00am

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

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.

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.

Friday 02 March 10:00am

This masterclass brings together experts from La Trobe University’s Art Institute and Master of Art Therapy program to explore connections between Kusama’s life and practice and the practice of art making more generally.

Thursday 15 February 06:15pm

In this lecture, Dr Vincent Alessi will discuss the role of artiste and creative practioners in the public space, investigating how they have and continue to contribute to the creation of a new civic imagination ensuring that the city of the future remains equitable and sustainability for the communities which inhabit it.

Thursday 08 February 05:30pm

Agatha Gothe- Snape, Carolyn Eskdale, Helen Grogan, Jessie Bullivant, Shannon Lyons. The gallery is more than a frame. More than an architectural setting. In Infrastructuralism, five artists produce and deliver work that ingratiates itself inside the physical system of the gallery. The exhibition exposes the hidden, neglected or secretive support structures that serve as platforms for the presentation of art objects. Presented across all spaces at LAI, the artworks marry humour with material awareness in a playful incursion into the nature of our cultural organisations. All the various facets that go into making up architecture, display, function and administration are brought into play.

Thursday 08 February 06:15pm

Throughout history, artists have been active participants in key social and political debates. Pablo Picasso's Guernica is one of the greatest paintings to protest the brutality of war.

Thursday 18 January 05:30pm

Join 2016 Georges Mora Fellow, James Geurts as we celebrate the closing days of his exhibition Seismic Field at La Trobe Art Institute. During his LAI residency, Geurts initiated a dialogue between the LAI and the dynamics of the underlying earth, examining the relationship between geophysical forms and consciousness. The works are abstract measuring propositions, exploring these forces physically and symbolically. Geurts intervenes the processes of scanning and polaroid photography as site actions, letting weather, temperature, force and the pulse of the body disrupt the form and colour field, blurring the lines between geology and technological praxis. The works investigate seismic phenomena and cultural context, amplifying perceptual and physical thresholds of what is, literally, below our feet. Image: James Geurts' Seismic Field at La Trobe Art Institute. Photograph: Ian Hill, 2017.

Thursday 07 December 10:00am

Seismic Field examines the relationship between geophysical forms and consciousness, initiating a dialogue between the La Trobe Art Institute and the dynamics of the underlying earth.