Welcome to Collection Lab at Benalla Art Gallery – a twelve month changing program of artworks from the Benalla Art Gallery Collection. Over the next twelve months, Collection Lab will actively research these works on display in the space.

The program is divided in to twelve themes with each representing a period of time within the Australian art history or an artistic approach. Within each theme Collection Lab will display, document and research several artists, normally one per week for the 52 weeks of the program.

This approach will give audiences to the Benalla Art Gallery the opportunity to increase their understanding of not only the artist on display, but also some of the work that public galleries undertake in managing their collections. Supported by a program of public events featuring visiting experts, the artworks and themes will each be individually interpreted and discussed, making Collection Lab a vehicle for broadly disseminating this wonderful and diverse collection.

We welcome you to the space and hope you engage and find pleasure learning more about the many works and themes that will be presented between February 2018 and January 2019.

Collection Lab is an initiative of Benalla Art Gallery. It has been made possible by funding from Creative Victoria’s Engaging Audiences program.