This list of La Trobe’s cultural partners will give you an art attack!

So, you love a bit of art, music, cinema or dance?

Did you know your university is totally in the good books of Australia’s best arts institutions?

La Trobe partners with some of these major galleries, companies and events and wants your to get involved.

See the full list of arts and cultural partners below!


National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria isn’t just the oldest and most visited gallery in Victoria. It’s the oldest and most visited IN AUSTRALIA! Situated over two buildings – NGV International on St Kilda Road and NGV Australia at Federation Square – the gallery hosts a wide range of international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events; from contemporary art to major international historic exhibitions, fashion and design, architecture, sound and dance.

Indian Film Festival

It’s the southern hemisphere’s largest annual celebration of Indian cinema, and your Uni is the festival’s education partner.

The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet is one of the world’s premier ballet companies and has delivered extraordinary performances for over 50 years. A commitment to artistic excellence, a spirited style and a willingness to take risks have defined the company from its earliest days, both onstage and off. The company regularly represents Australia on the world stage and has performed to critical acclaim in 87 cities worldwide including New York, Shanghai, Tokyo, London and Paris. The Australian Ballet presents upwards of 250 shows and 1,700 education and audience engagement events each year. 



One event. Four speakers. Open the door to new ways of thinking. Cultivator is an annual event that brings together national and international guest speakers from varied backgrounds, to address the challenges of regional living and looks to creativity in leadership, enterprise and community, to find solutions. Cultivator also conducts numerous business innovation workshops over the course of the year.

The Australian Print Triennial

The Australian Print Triennial is a major international art event spearheaded by The Art Vault that will bring together artists, academics, arts ambassadors and practising printmakers from Australia and overseas to engage in a celebration of art printmaking and its significance in modern Australia’s arts culture. A feature of the event is the inaugural Australian Print Triennial Prize, worth over $10,000, along with workshops with experts, major international exhibitions, a forums with big-name speakers.


Shepparton Art Museum’s edulab

La Trobe has been supporting the 2019 SAM Education Lab, featuring artist and landscape designer Heather Hesterman. The community has been welcomed into SAM to participate in the transformation of one gallery space into an environmental wonderland – part science laboratory, part participatory artist studio! Hesterman’s art practice investigates the intersection of place, ecology, education and science via practices of installation and collaboration.

Shepparton Festival

Celebrating art in all its forms for 23 years across the Greater Shepparton region, the Shepparton Festival now hosts several events right on the La Trobe campus! This year’s festival, held in March, used the theme of ‘Storybowl’, playing on the region’s reputation as a ‘food bowl’.


Hothouse Theatre

HotHouse Theatre has an 20-year history of presenting and creating theatre works. Pretty amazing for a group that started out as the Murray River Performance Group in 1979. As one of the last remaining professional theatre companies in regional Australia, HotHouse commissions, produces, nurtures and presents new, contemporary Australian theatre – all from beside the mighty Murray.

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)

Albury’s contemporary art gallery is a good friend of La Trobe University. MAMA is the caretaker of the city’s art collection and show it off in interesting, new ways. Get along for a workshop or talks throughout the year to help wrap your head around the art they present.


Bendigo Art Gallery

The Bendigo Art Gallery is one of the oldest and largest regional galleries in Australia. Audiences come from around Australia to our innovative international exhibitions, public programs and events. The gallery is renowned for its blockbuster exhibitions about the rich and famous: Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and British royalty.

Castlemaine State Festival

The Castlemaine State Festival is a biennial ten-day multi-arts celebration. The Festival showcases works from the region’s finest artists and performing arts companies, alongside those by national and international artists. In 2019, the La Trobe Art Institute presented the visual arts program for the Castlemaine State Festival.

Bendigo Writers Festival

Bendigo Writers Festival is an annual three-day event which gathers more than 100 writers for discussions about every kind of writing under the sun. It’s an end-of-winter celebration that warms up Central Victoria with a friendly program for young and old. In 2019, the festival will run from August 9 to 11.