Category: Melbourne Exhibitions

Exhibition and Public Programs | Her Place: Women in the West

Her Place WOmen in the West Exhibition image

Her Place: Women in the West honours the lives and contributions of women in Melbourne’s west. The second in a series of exhibitions presented by Her Place Women’s Museum, it celebrates the work, achievements and historical significance of women through moving image, photographs, biographical accounts and personal artefacts. The exhibition tells the stories of ten women from the western suburbs of Melbourne. These women have contributed to Australian society at both national and local levels through their work as artists and activists, writers and scientists, businesswomen, lawyers and community leaders. The group includes a former state premier and the AFL’s first female coach. The exhibition is accompanied by a program of public discussions, educational programs and workshops that explore current and topical issues affecting women of all ages today. PANEL DISCUSSION Everyday Documents and Australian Women’s History: Why Archives Matter Wednesday 15…

Melbourne Masterclass: Objects, Sounds and Stories of Love

Melbourne Masterclass: Objects, Sounds and Stories of Love Wednesdays 12, 19, and 26 April, 6.00pm-8.30pm Love, a complex emotion to say the least, has inspired artists and creative practitioners for centuries, generating countless artworks, objects, poems, books, musical compositions and films. Over three weeks this masterclass will explore the materiality, visions and sounds of love in response to the exhibition Love: Art of Emotion 1400-1800 held at the National Gallery of Victoria (March 31- June 18 2017); a collaborative project produced with the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions at the University of Melbourne. Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 draws upon the NGV’s diverse permanent collection to explore the theme of love in art, and the changing representations of this complex emotion throughout the early modern period in Europe. While popular conceptions of love tend to focus upon romantic love, Love: Art of…

Exhibition | ART & HERBARIUM – Creative Ecological Investigations | Lab 14 Gallery

ARt and HErbarium invite picture

Invite to an art exhibition at Lab-14 This unique collaboration between artists and science investigates how the arts and sciences can enliven each other in unexpected ways. Through its form, practice and reflection /Art & Herbarium/ shows how modes of scientific knowledge and of creative practice continue to be intertwined in this most challenging of centuries. The /Art & Herbarium/ exhibition show works by the artists, who engaged with the Herbarium collection with imagination, sensitivity and intelligence. This exhibition is part of the forthcoming issue of Unlikely – Journal for Creative Arts http://unlikely.net.au. Website: https://www.carltonconnect.com.au/art-herbarium-creative-ecological-investigations/ Exhibition Dates: 2-16 March, 2017 Artists: Tom Bristow, Rosalind Hall, Elizabeth Hickey, Jessica Hood, Bonny Cassidy, Harry Nankin, Josh Wodak Opening Night: 2 March, 6pm Venue: Lab 14 Gallery, 700 Swanston St, Carlton, Vic 3053 Curator: Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier Project team: Tom Bistow & Danielle Wyatt

Exhibition | High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion | RMIT Design Hub

  Exhibition Dates: Friday 17 February – Saturday 18 March Project Rooms 1 & 2, Level 2, RMIT Design Hub More information: http://designhub.rmit.edu.au/exhibitions-programs/high-risk-dressing-critical-fashion High Risk Dressing / Critical Fashion looks at the ideas and community coalescing within contemporary fashion practice today through the lens of the Fashion Design Council (FDC). The FDC (1983–1993) was a membership-based organisation established to support, promote and provoke avant-garde Australian fashion, founded by Robert Buckingham, Kate Durham and Robert Pearce. By using the FDC materials housed within the RMIT Design Archives as a leaping off point, the exhibition opens up and queries ideas promoted by the FDC while looking at the relevance of the Council to contemporary practice today. Rather than looking back with nostalgia at this rich period of fashion practice, Design Hub will be transformed into a ‘set’ for a month-long program of fashion provocations,…

Exhibition | Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in Time | MUMA

Image: John Glew's clay pit near Hodgson Street, Brunswick in operation between 1849-1857. Image courtesy of Moreland City Library, Brunswick.

OPEN SPATIAL WORKSHOP: CONVERGING IN TIME Dates: 11 February – 8 April 2017 Opening function: Saturday 11 February, 3-5pm – With remarks by Professor Lynette Russell, Director, Faculty of Arts Monash Indigenous Studies Centre. Website: https://www.monash.edu/muma/exhibitions/exhibition-archive/2017/open-spatial-workshop In February 2017 MUMA I Monash University Museum of Art presents Open Spatial Workshop: Converging in time, the first major museum exhibition by Open Spatial Workshop (comprising artists Terri Bird, Bianca Hester and Scott Mitchell). The exhibition is part of MUMA’s much anticipated annual survey exhibition series that presents the practices of Australia’s most exciting and innovative mid-career artists. Converging in time continues OSW’s sculptural investigation into the forces of material formation. Drawing on earth sciences research and studies of the Anthropocene, this new exhibition explores the relationship between the mineral make-up of a site and the societies they produce and sustain. This approach is particularly…

RMIT University School of Art Graduate Exhibition

RMIT University School of Art Graduate Exhibition  Exhibitions and performances will be located throughout various spaces at the RMIT City campus. Opening night: Wednesday 23 November 2016 Venue: RMIT City Campus, 6.00pm to 9.00 pm Programs:  Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours) Master of Fine Art (by coursework) Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) (Opening 6.00pm – 8.00pm) Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts (Opening 5.30pm – 7.30pm) Find out more info on our Facebook event  Exhibition dates: Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and (Honours) Wednesday 23 November to Wednesday 7 December 10.00am to 4.00pm (Monday to Friday) 12.00pm to 4.00pm (Saturday) Master of Fine Art (by coursework) Wednesday 23 November to Friday 2 December 10.00am to 5.00pm (Monday to Friday) 10.00am to 4.00pm (Saturday) Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) One night only Wednesday 23 November…

Discussion | The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Join guest curator Julie Ewington for a special discussion on The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver and enjoy the unique opportunity of viewing, and learning about Oliver’s exquisite works in this much-awaited exhibition. The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver presents over 50 sculptures drawn from public and private Australian collections, from the mid-1980s to the artist’s final solo exhibition in 2006. It will reveal Oliver as the most significant sculptor of her generation. At a time when many artists were turning to installation, video and other ephemeral art forms, Oliver resolutely pursued making inventive and substantial works in metal, which became her signature material. Guest curator, Julie Ewington, describes Oliver as one of the most exciting and rewarding sculptors to work in Australia in the last decades of the twentieth century. Date: 2pm, 26th November 2016 Venue: TarraWarra Muesum of Art Bookings essential: $20 Adult, $15 Concession…

Conversation | All About Hockney with John McDonald

David Hockney English 1937– 4 blue stools 2014 photographic drawing printed on paper, mounted on Dibond edition 5 of 25 170.3 x 175.9 cm (image) Collection David Hockney Foundation © David Hockney Photo Credit: Richard Schmid

The NGV presents a major solo exhibition of one of the most influential living artists, David Hockney. The exhibition (opens this Friday) features more than 700 works from the past decade of the artist’s career. Learn more about David Hockney’s life and work as renowned art critic John McDonald shares his thoughts on one of Britain’s greatest living painters before speaking in conversation with exhibition curator Simon Maidment. John McDonald is an art critic for the Sydney Morning Herald and film critic for the Australian Financial Review. He has written for many Australian and international publications, worked as an editor and publisher, lectured at colleges and galleries around the country and is former Head of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia. Simon Maidment is the Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the NGV. Date: Saturday 12th November, 11am-12pm Venue:…

Exhibition | Chris Bond – Tormentor | LUMA

Exhibition Opening 6 – 8pm Wednesday 5 October 2016 Exhibition Dates: 5 October – 9 December 2016 Curated by Michael Brennan Fictional documentary material and sculptural works made in the body-mind of imagined Norwegian artist Tor Rasmussen (a temporary resident at Bond’s house in late 2014), are at once deceptive, self-deceptive, characterised and representational, and speak of discord and fracture. Tormentor charts Bond’s relationship with Rasmussen (also known as Kraken), determining the value of embodying and performing multiple invented artistic identities within a practice, encouraging imbalance and enabling unlikely action. This exhibition will be the last presented at La Trobe University Museum of Art in Glenn College on La Trobe University’s Bundoora Campus. In 2017, the La Trobe Art Institute will deliver an exhibition program focused in Bendigo. LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art, La Trobe University Mon – Fri…

Exhibition | Life Inside an Image | Monash University Museum of Art

Gerard Byrne, Jielemeguvvie guvvie sjisjnjeli (Film inside an image) 2015-16 (still) Courtesy the artist and Lisson Gallery, London

Exhibition dates 1 October – 10 December 2016 Opening function Saturday 8 October 2016 3-5pm Artists | Matthew Buckingham (USA), Gerard Byrne (IRL), Melvin Moti (NDL), Fiona Pardington (NZ), Elizabeth Price (UK), Amie Siegel (USA), Judy Watson (AUS) MUMA’s upcoming exhibition Life inside an Image, presented in association with Melbourne Festival, will bring together seven contemporary artists from six different countries whose work engages with significant cultural collections including the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersberg, the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford and the British Museum in London. The exhibition explores the function of the museum in relation to the camera. Museums, like cameras, preserve, frame and index the world. Both attempt to arrest beings, objects and environments into conditions of stasis. In so doing, museums also translate objects (whether artworks, ancient tools, mineral samples or taxidermied animals) into documents – official…

Exhibition | Ronnie Van Hout and Kate Mitchell | Gertrude Contemporary

Ronnie van Hout, YOU! Exhibition dates: 9 September – 15 October 2015 Exhibition opening: Friday 9 September, 6–8pm Venue: Front Gallery, Gertrude Contemporary, 200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present You!, a solo project by Ronnie van Hout. As a leading figure in the Australasian art landscape for over two decades, van Hout has consistently brought into focus the presence of the artist within his practice. Frequently presenting himself within his extensive body of work, van Hout positions himself as the unwitting subject pervasively reappearing as a provocation to the artistic figure. The complexity of van Hout’s particular subversion of self-representation gains traction not through his own immortalisation, but rather, through the artist’s capacity to render himself as almost universal – the everyman inadvertently coopted as icon. Van Hout has created a new project specifically for the street-facing front…

Exhibition | EREWHON | Margaret Lawrence Gallery VCA

Exhibition Dates: 1st September 2016 – 1st October 2016 Brook Andrew, Mikala Dwyer & Justene Williams, Tony Garifalakis, Claire Lambe, Clare Milledge Curated by Vikki McInnes Erewhon is the (almost) return of Neverwhere, an exhibition that travelled to Istanbul last year, commissioned by Asialink as part of the ‘Australia in Turkey’ cultural festival. Neverwhere presented the work of eight contemporary Australian artists to disturb distinctions between our real and imagined selves, and between the authentic and the proposed. Narratives were informed by external – and often mysterious – forces, both seen and unseen; the exhibition shifted registers between sincerity and satire although its propensity was to shadowy psychological turns. And it is farther in this direction – towards the darker, more charged imaginings – that the work in Erewhon leads. More correctly, of course, Erewhon is the (not quite syntactically…

Exhibition | The Jesus Trolley | City Gallery

The Jesus Trolley | 30 years of Desmond Hynes pushing art and Jesus on the streets of Melbourne curated by Joanna Bosse Melbourne has been a stomping ground for street preachers for more than a century. In recent decades, Desmond Hynes has been the Nº. 1 evangelist, proselytising through both the oral and written word. The lately ‘retired’ Hynes combines the visual power of art and advertising on hand-painted signs and shopping trolleys covered in Jesus slogans. Unrefined and yet savvy, his unique hand-lettering is urgent and compelling, transcending the religious content of his god-fearing message. Opening Night: Thursday 8th September at 6:00pm with guest speaker Red Symons Venue: City Gallery, Melbourne Town Hall

Exhibition | We Who Love: The Nolan Slates | Heide Museum of Modern Art

Sidney Nolan (Lovers and flowers) January 1942 25.5 x 50.8 cm Collection of The University of Queensland Purhcased with the assistance of the Alumni Association and the Peter Stuyvesant Cultural Foundation 1997 © The University of Queensland

About the Exhibition We who love: The Nolan slates is a window into the world of renowned Australian painter Sidney Nolan (1917–1992), reflecting a time of artistic experimentation and personal upheaval. From December 1941 to June 1942, Nolan made around 32 paintings on roofing slates. They reveal his distinctive preference for non-art materials, his avant-garde aspirations and his literary interests. Through the paintings, Nolan recorded the end of his marriage, new relationships with patrons John and Sunday Reed, and fears arising from the war in the Pacific. Concerned that there might not be ‘many more tomorrows’, Nolan painted the slates as a remarkable, even desperate, avowal of emotional and creative freedom. Nolan’s deeply personal paintings on slate have been exhibited as a group just twice since 1943. We who love presents the most comprehensive display of the series ever assembled.…

Exhibitions | Paul Handley – Unfolding/Folding – Katie Ryan | Kings ARI

Image Credit: Sabella D’Souza, ~my motherland is a mouthful~, 2016, video, 5:24 minutes. Courtesy of the artist.

Exhibition Dates: 3rd – 24th September 2016 Opening Friday 2nd September, 6-8pm Paul Handley Liberte Multidisciplinary artist Paul Handley presents his new project Liberte, an installation of photographic images from Greece, with his Portable Protest Pod (a text based banner from the streets of Athens). Liberte explores the discourse around democracy and geographic placement while expanding on Handley’s ongoing site-specific work Meeting Points for Democracy – a text based narrative that provides a platform to connect individuals who do not typically identify themselves as protesters and those that would otherwise have no social or economic voice. Paul Handley is a New Zealand born Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist who exhibits regularly both nationally & internationally. Recent projects and exhibitions include the National Contemporary Art Award; Waikato Museum 2013-16, New Zealand; Festival Internacional de Arte Camuflado 2015, Cuenca Spain, MPFD Syntagma Square, Athens; Global Project…