La Trobe Art Institute is La Trobe University’s centre of contemporary art, curatorial practices, engagement and cultural collections. Through arts and culture, we give expression to links between research, student experience, industry, community and geography. As both physical site and growing network, partnerships with creative, academic and local communities are key to our work.
Our mission is to foster artistic and intellectual exchange. Our Peter Elliott-designed premises in the Bendigo CBD include two galleries, a tiered auditorium, apartment, studio, common area, meeting room and outdoor courtyards. Our program includes exhibitions, film series, residencies, lectures and forums, professional development, cultural exchange and social events that support community advocacy and debate. Admission is always free.