Past events

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.

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 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 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 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 14 December 10:30am

For the first time acclaimed Argentinian textile artist Alexandra Kehayoglou will visit Bendigo’s La Trobe Art Institute to discuss her major new work, Santa Cruz River 2016-17 commissioned for the National Gallery of Victoria’s inaugural Triennial exhibition.

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.

Saturday 18 November 04:00pm

An outdoor celebration of art, music and 50 years of La Trobe University.

Thursday 02 November 05:30pm

Launch Event

Saturday 21 October 12:00am

Exhibition of selection of artwork from the La Trobe University Collections

Wednesday 18 October 11:00am

Our Art Forum is a weekly public lecture series for La Trobe students and open to the community.

Thursday 21 September 10:00am

Centre for the Study of the Inland Symposium Series

Thursday 14 September 05:30pm

Art exhibition by La Trobe School of Creative Arts

Thursday 10 August 05:45pm

Join us for the launch of LAI's latest exhibition, Leigh Hobbs: Cast of Characters during Bendigo Writer's Festival.

Thursday 03 August 12:00pm

A talk exploring exhibition development with Senior Curator Dr Kent Wilson.

Thursday 27 July 05:30pm

Chinese Artist Deng Zi, who recently exhibited at the Bundoora campus, discusses his artistic practice in Bendigo.

Wednesday 19 July 02:30pm

Artist Hannah Bertram discusses her Global Dust Project in connection with LAI’s latest exhibition - Survival Bias.

Wednesday 19 July 04:00pm

Artist Penny Byrne describes how her background in ceramics conservation and the law informs her creative practice.

Wednesday 19 July 05:00pm

A special after-hours event in conversation with the artists featuring in our latest exhibition.

Wednesday 19 July 01:30pm

Curator Dr Kent Wilson explores La Trobe Art Institute’s latest exhibition, Survival Bias.

Wednesday 19 July 12:00am

A three-day exhibition by young Chinese artist Deng Zi, as part of a cultural exchange through the La Trobe University Confucius Institute.

Monday 17 July 01:30pm

The Honourable Paul Guest QC on the significance private collections hold for the public.

Friday 07 July 06:00pm

The launch of our international student photography exhibition in Mildura for the Edge of the Outback program.

Tuesday 13 June 05:00pm

Join the artists and curators as we launch Killing Time, a photomedia exhibition featuring La Trobe University student work, at the Phyllis Palmer Gallery.

Wednesday 24 May 05:30pm

Artists Denis Chapman and George Lianos, currently exhibiting at the LAI Bendigo, talk to the gallery's curators.