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BENALLA ART GALLERY – Our visits over 12 months

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Benalla Art Gallery duo

Benalla Art Gallery view from the lake and the interior of the Ledger Gallery


Our move to Benalla was based on many factors including the closeness to Great Victorian landscape, the small country town ‘feel’ where you can usually get a car park in the main street, a Botanic Garden and an art gallery – Benalla had it all.


Soon after our arrival we joined the Benalla Art Gallery and attended the range of exhibitions, openings and public talks on offer. As usual I found that the documentist in me meant that I was drawn to create a modest visual record of most events attended. The art gallery team allowed my activity and on many occasions I passed images on to them for their use and to send on to the subject pictured.

Over this last year there was an amazing program of vibrant and stimulating activities that we attended. Some of the events and exhibitions included:


Eric Nash BAG Director - by Rachel Mounsey as part of her PHOTO2022 exhibition 'Space Between Strangers'

Eric Nash BAG Director – by Rachel Mounsey as part of her PHOTO2022 exhibition ‘Space Between Strangers’


We are full of appreciation to the Benalla Art Gallery, Director Eric Nash and staff for the professionalism, friendliness and creative support of Benalla’s vibrant art community.


NOT PART OF THE PROGRAM – Flood water surrounding the Gallery in October 2022

Gallery just after the flood peak 15 October

Benalla Art Gallery just after the flood peak 15 October



The captions provide the detail





We now look forward to the


2023 program …





  • Images and texts ©Cooper+Spowart 2022
  • Many thanks to Rachel Mounsey for her photograph of Benalla Gallery Director Eric Nash




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  1. Congratulations on the move!

    Love to see a new place through your eyes – hope you’re both keeping well!


    Alison Mooney

    January 25, 2023 at 8:24 am

    • Hi Alis — Thanks for your comment. All good down here after moving during the height of the pandemic. Amazing country and close to Melb’un. But just as we did in Twmba – we miss the beach…! Cheers D+V


      January 25, 2023 at 8:58 am

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