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Hatch Contemporary Arts Space


Hatch Contemporary Arts Space is Banyule’s premiere art gallery. The aim of Hatch is to present a range of temporary exhibitions, performances, workshops, poetry readings, and more. Hatch is also a space to showcase the Banyule Art Collection, as well as providing a valuable resource for local artists. Hatch is managed by the Arts and Cultural Services team and relies on the Hatch Advisory Group for programming advice. It is currently programmed intermittently so please check what’s on before planning your next visit.

Location: 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe, VIC 3079

Tel: (03) 9490 4370

Postal Address: Art Curator, PO BOX 51 Ivanhoe, Victoria, 3079

Please Note: Hatch Contemporary Arts Space is open only when there is an exhibition on

Gallery Opening Times: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm

To hear from us regularly throughout the year about art and cultural events in Banyule, please subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter here

Upcoming Exhibitions 2017


Water and Climate Change

An exhibition of art for environmental sustainability, featuring new and original works by:

Alice Bennett
Felicity Gordon
Textile Art Community



Turbulence is a creative response to global climate change and environmental sustainability.  Banyule-based artists from the Textile Art Community, sound artist Alice Bennett and environmental artist Felicity Gordon have collaborated to create an immersive art installation using salvaged and recycled materials.   The exhibition’s theme is water, focusing on Banyule’s waterways and natural environmental processes of decay, renewal and regrowth.   In an unsettling time of increased concern about our natural environment, art can be a catalyst for positive engagement and change as we navigate the unknown. 

This exhibition is supported by the Banyule Environment Advisory Committee, and will be accompanied by a public program of free events, talks and workshops.
Please check back here for details of events as they become available.

Please join us on the Opening Night: Wednesday 29 March, 6-8pm. 

Exhibition Dates: 30 March - 13 May 2017

Download a copy of the invite here.


Previous Exhibitions


Atmospheres & Environments:

Landscape Art from the Banyule Art Collection together with a "Photographic Exploration of Water" by Ivanhoe Photographic Society

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(image contains text overlaid on original artwork by:
Domenico de Clario, Kinglake Landscape (1981), from the Banyule Art Collection)

Please join us on the Opening Night:Wednesday 8 February, 6-8pm. 

Exhibition Dates: 9 February - 11 March 2017

The Banyule Art Collection is a contemporary collection of artworks by emerging and leading Australian artists.

The theme for Council’s 2017 Arts & Culture Program is ‘water’. To kick things off, the first exhibition for 2017 presents an aesthetic experience of the natural environment through a selection of artworks from the Banyule Art Collection, and a photographic exploration of water by Ivanhoe Photographic Society.

 Download a copy of the invite here.

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Pinpoint - The Banyule Contemporary Art Fair 



14 September - 12 November 2016

The second installment of our biennial exhibition of contemporary art dedicated to presenting the works of creative artists living and working in the city of Banyule.

Featuring works by nine Banyule-based contemporary artists: Rushdi Anwar, Anne Bennett, John Billan, Anna Farago, Brady Freeman, Irianna Kanellopoulou, Helen Macqueen, Jodi Wiley, Anthony Williams. 

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Impressions - Print Making Exhibition


Image: Angela Cavalieri's 'Isola' from the Banyule Art Collection 

28 July - 27 August 2016  

The Banyule Art Collection is a contemporary collection of art works by leading and emerging Australian artists. While it includes a range of media, it is distinguished by its collection of works on paper, many of which are print artworks. In 2016, the Print Council of Australia is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, with the “Year of Print”. In support of this milestone,  this exhibition showcasd the many fine examples of printmaking from the Banyule Art Collection.

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Banyule Art Salon


22 June - 16 July 2016 

An exhibition celebrating the artistic talents of Banyule residents.  There was an open call for entries from all artists who live in Banyule, to have their artworks exhibited at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space.  This exhibition provided a survey of the array of talent hidden within Banyule, and provided local artists with a great opportunity to exhibit in a professional space.

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Image Below: Cr. Craig Langdon awarding Nadine Dudek with the People's Choice Award for her painting "Barred Owl".

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Banyule Art Salon - Solo Performance Night

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Nhalinggu Bagung (Come Gather) - An exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art 



21 April - 4 June 2016

This exhibition brought together and celebrated the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living, or are involved in community within Banyule.

It showcased the diversity of art and culture of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communicated the meaning of the different art forms from different countries, told the stories of each country, and told the stories of the artists' personal journeys.

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Create from a Crate - Upcycling Woodwork Exhibition


3 March - 2 April 2016

The biennial Create from a Crate competition and exhibition brings together some of Australia's most talented woodworkers, designers and artists, who have risen to the challenge of making a beautiful object or furniture from two rough and discarded timber pallets.

Designed to shine a spotlight on the environmental impact of timber packaging waste, the biennial Create from a Crate Exhibition will demonstrate that waste timbers can be a valuable resource material when handled by skilled craftspeople.  

Create from a Crate is a collaboration between The Victorian Woodworkers Association and timber packaging recycler, Waste Converters.  Exhibition supported by Banyule City Council, Hatch Contemporary Arts Space and Effective Freight Management.


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The 2015 Banyule Award for Works on Paper Finalists' Exhibition 

14 October - 12 December 2015  

The Banyule Award for Works on Paper is a $4000 acquisitive prize awarded biennially to an outstanding contemporary work on paper.

The Banyule Art Collection is a contemporary collection of art works by leading and emerging Australian artists. While it includes a range of media it is distinguished by its collection of works on paper. The Banyule Award for Works on Paper capitalises upon this strength by developing this aspect of the collection further.

In 2015, the curatorial theme for the Banyule Award is In Space and each artwork reflects the artist’s personal interpretation of this theme.

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2015 Banyule Award for Works on Paper: Simon Finn, for his work Steady State Intervention (2015).


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