Our gallery program features regular curated survey and thematic exhibitions, including the works of established and emerging contemporary Australian artists and a series of dynamic public programs for children and adults. The gallery program also includes hire exhibitions by local artists, schools and community groups.

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2022 A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship
and Art Prize

Exhibition of finalists

25 November–18 December

The A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize is awarded to Australian artists who have demonstrated talent and achievement in traditional styles. It encourages, supports and advances classical training of emerging artists (in their early to mid-career) at any stage of life, who are pursuing the study and practice of traditional art and want to study the works of old masters. The exhibition showcases the works of the artists selected by the judging panel in the Major Award for a travelling scholarship, oils or acrylics, and works on paper categories.

Alice Marian Ellen Bale (1875–1955) was known as one of Australia’s pre-eminent flower and still life painters of the early 20th century. She established the A.M.E Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize through her will to support Australian artists in perpetuity. The judging panel is comprised of members of the Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc who assist Perpetual Trustee Company Limited — a part of the Perpetual Group — as the trustee of The Alice Marian Ellen Bale Art Foundation Trust, in awarding the scholarship and prize.

Rosy Lloyd. Portrait of TC
Rosy Lloyd | Portrait of TC | Oil on canvas | 37x31cm | Courtesy of the artist | Winner of the 2020 A.M.E Bale Art Prize Painting Award.

Tamar Dolev — Israel transcended through a lens

Gallery Two
25 November–18 December

This exhibition features photographs, drawings and paintings of urban and rural landscapes culminating from this local artist’s recent visit to Israel. Themes of family history and cultural identity are explored in this exhibition.

Supported by Arts Access Victoria.

Tamar Dolev | Flora by the roadside 2022 | Posca pen on paper | 27 x 34cm