La Trobe Art Institute (LAI) is a multi-purpose contemporary visual arts facility. Located in the heart of Bendigo's arts precinct, its exhibition spaces showcase cutting edge contemporary art by local, national and international artists, with approximately 6 exhibitions annually.
Located directly opposite Bendigo Art Gallery and the Capital Theatre, LAI is a multipurpose visual arts facility run by La Trobe University. The award winning building, designed by architect Peter Elliott, features two galleries, two sculpture courtyards, a tiered auditorium, meeting room and an artist-in-residence apartment and studio. In addition to an exhibition program that presents cutting edge contemporary visual art, LAI engages with the community through a public lectures, artist floortalks, artist residencies and education programs. LAI also offers a unique space to host conferences, staff training, meetings, public seminars - even film screenings. The facilities are available 7 days a week, including after-hours. The 90 seat auditorium has excellent audio-visual facilities. Quality catering to suit your requirements can be served in the reception area, adjacent to the auditorium. Guests will enjoy the modern setting and the opportunity to view the current exhibitions.