Emerging From Darkness

Faith, Emotion and The Body in The Baroque
8 December 2023 – 14 April 2024
Hamilton Gallery

Emerging from Darkness: Faith, Emotion and the Body in the Baroque is the single most ambitious exhibition that Hamilton Gallery has delivered. It brings together a stimulating and diverse range of artworks which tell the story of the major artistic transformation that took place at the end of the 16th Century in Italy. 

A world-class exhibition, it is exclusive to Hamilton Gallery, demonstrating the capacity of regional galleries to connect audiences to experiences previously only accessible through international travel. Visitors to Emerging from Darkness will leave the exhibition with a greater understanding and love of this pivotal moment in art history and will carry with them memories of renowned artworks produced by some of the greatest artists in history.

You can learn more about the exhibition at hamiltongallery.org or see below for our tips on what to see and to in the region when visiting the exhibition.

L-R_ Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence by Jusepe de Ribera and Doubting of Thomas by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (il Guercino)_as part of Emerging From Darkness_ Faith, Emotion and The Body in the Baroque


 Saturday December 8th 2023 through until  Sunday 14th April 2024


Memorabilia now available online HERE

Emerging From Darkness Exhibition Head of the Virgin


Monday – Friday  10am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday  10am – 2pm

Public Holiday Hours may vary.
See Hamilton Gallery website for details.

Adults $20
Access Pricing $15
Under 18’s Free

Emerging from Darkness Exhibition


Enrich your experience of Emerging From Darkness with an exclusive series of unforgettable, expert-led events tailored to elevate your visit – yarns, workshops, concert symposiums, degustation delights, to name a few.

Speak to a Local

There’s nothing like that local knowledge to unlock new discoveries and set you on a path of adventure, speak to a local on 1800 807 056 for help planning your Greater Hamilton getaway.

Dunkeld Studio Accommodation


It’s easy and convenient to support small and book directly with our local accommodation providers.

Bike riding at Lake Hamilton


Shop, sip, wander, relax – there’s so much to do and discover in Greater Hamilton.

Jack & Jude Food & Wine Hamilton


Fill your glass and your plate with the famed offerings of our local producers, makers and creators.

For further information on bookings, exhibition experiences, packages and other travel options…

Acknowledgment of Traditional Owners

We acknowledge Greater Hamilton is in Gunditjmara, Djab Wurrung and Bunganditj Country.  We acknowledge this land that has been cared for by the traditional owners, past and present. Traditional Owners sharing the beauty and joy of these lands and waterways is a privilege, one we repay with respect for their country, Elders and people.