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Arts and Culture 

In this section you'll find information about arts and culture activities at Hotham and in our surrounding areas. 

East Gippsland approach

The Great Alpine Art Gallery, Swift's Creek
  • Open Thursday to Monday every week. Free entry. Family-friendly.

Winner of the 2019 Federation Business School East Gippsland Business Awards

The Great Alpine Gallery in the high country of East Gippsland was founded in 1998 as a non profit community art-space operated entirely by volunteers and is conveniently located on the Great Alpine Rd in Swifts Creek.  

The Great Alpine Gallery's main area is composed of a gallery space featuring rotating displays of the work of local artists, as well as a number of special exhibitions each year. There is also a gift shop with artwork by local artists.

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North-east Victoria approach


Benalla Street Art and the Wall to Wall Street Art Festival
  • Street art can be viewed at all times, the festival is in April each year

Benalla Street Art is a small group of like-minded art loving locals from Benalla, who are responsible for Victoria's first Regional Urban Contemporary Street Art Festival called Wall to Wall, which started in 2015. A collective of home grown and international street artists was commissioned to transform their town.

The weekend saw thousands of locals and 'out-of-towners' tour the various murals to watch the artwork appear in front of their eyes. The excitement, the buzz, the interest and the spirit of it all was tangible. The results are truly amazing and speak for themselves. 14 high quality colourful murals created by world reknowned street artists adorn once featureless walls. 

The amazing street art can be viewed at any time, and the Benalla Wall to Wall Street Art Festival is an annual event in April each year.

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Benalla Ceramic Mural
  • Accessible 24 x 7

This community project and public space has intrigued all who have explored it. Created by skilled and unskilled artists alike with recognised input from aboriginal groups the curvaceous terracotta clay Ceramic Mural with its collanades, cave seats, "thongaphones" and amphitheatre invites the curious to explore its many features.

The mural evokes the structures and spaces created by the celebrated Spanish artist Antoni Gaudí.

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