This noted tapestry of Sidney Nolan's iconic Glenrowan painting from his series of Ned Kelly paintings is a highlight of the Benalla Art Gallery's collection. It was acquired in 1998 and sits well with Benalla's rich history as 'Kelly country'.
Situated in the heart of Victoria's bushranger country, the Benalla Art Gallery occupies a striking modernist building by the lake. The Gallery presents an exhibition program of Australian art, in addition to the permanent collection which includes elements of the region's history and recounting an Australian-European settlement story. The Benalla Art collection was established in 1968 with an acquisitive exhibition by the Benalla Apex Club that marks the collection’s focus on post-1968 Australian art.
The collection is divided into two parts: the Ledger Collection of 19th and 20th century art and the Gallery Collection of modern and contemporary art in a variety of media. The Benalla Art collection includes an outstanding collection of Indigenous works, painting, prints, works on paper, textiles, ceramics and sculpture.