Category: Exhibitions

Exhibition and Opening: Oculi – Terra Australis Incognita at Monash Gallery of Art

Oculi: Terra Australis Incognita 27 January 2012 to 25 March 2012, Monash Gallery of Art A Manly Art Gallery & Museum Touring Exhibition curated by Sandy Edwards Exhibition Opening: 3.00pm Saturday 4 February 2012 To be opened by Michael Coyne Adjunct Professor of Photography, RMIT University and eminent Australian photojournalist Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road Wheelers Hill,  VIC  3150. Ten years ago, a group of Australian photographers began Oculi. Committed by a collective vision to represent contemporary Australia and its regions, each member of the group embraces a range of distinctive styles and perspectives that include a strong documentary focus. The exhibition comprises approximately 80 photographic images of Australia as we understand and experience it today. Oculi photographers: Donna Bailey, James Brickwood, Tamara Dean, Jesse Marlow, Nick Moir, Jeremy Piper, Andrew Quilty, Dean Sewell, Steven Siewert, Tamara Voninski.

Exhibition and Seminars: Sensorial Loop 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial

Sensorial Loop – 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial RMIT Gallery 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne, February – 24 March Opening February 9 at 6pm RSVP 03 9925 1717 or rmit.gallery@rmit.edu.au A Victorian style mourning dress stained with a fugitive dye; pictures made of buttons detailing a migrant experience; hand printed resist style patterned cloth and machine knitted metal sculptural forms. These are some of the textile works to be shown at the 1st Tamworth Textile Triennial exhibition titled Sensorial Loop. More on the RMIT website Sensorial Loop: New directions in the field of textiles Presented by TTT curator Patrick Snelling and Tamworth Regional Gallery Director Sandra McMahon with artists Michele Elliot, Cecilia Heffer, Michelle Hamer and Cresside Collette. Each artist will discuss and present their Tamworth work in a 20min presentation. Audience feedback welcome. Date: Friday 10 February 10.30am – 12pm Venue: Storey Hall Conference…

Exhibition: Fred Kruger – Intimate Landscapes at NGV Australia

Exhibition Fred Kruger – Intimate Landscapes The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, 4 February to 27 May 2012  On 4 February the National Gallery of Victoria will open Fred Kruger: Intimate Landscapes, the first comprehensive survey of Fred Kruger’s (1831–88) photographs ever to be mounted. The exhibition features features over 100 works drawn predominantly from the NGV Collection and incorporates loans from Museum Victoria, the State Library of Victoria and private collections. Fred Kruger was one of the leading landscape photographers of the 19th century in Australia, working extensively throughout Victoria. Kruger migrated from Germany in 1860 and a few years later opened a photographic studio in Carlton, Melbourne before moving his thriving practice to Geelong. Many of the photographs in this exhibition depict iconic locations that will be familiar to Victorians, providing visitors with a glimpse back more than 130 years to…

Lecture: Sasha Grishin ‘Voices in artists’ books – the collaborative venture’

Free Public Lecture at State Library of Victoria Voices in artists books – the collaborative venture  Sasha Grishin The artists book frequently brings together the creative endeavours of many individuals, who may include the artist, the poet, the letterpress artisan and the binder, amongst others.  Each of these ‘collaborators’ has a particular and distinctive ‘voice’.  In this lecture Professor Sasha Grishin explores some strategies involved in listening to voices in artists books. Professor Sasha Grishin AM FAHA is the Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History at the Australian National University and works internationally as an art historian, critic and curator. He has published 18 books and over a thousand articles dealing with various aspects of art, especially printmaking and artists’ books. Professor Grishin is currently undertaking an Honorary Creative Fellowship at the State Library of Victoria. Venue: State Library of…

Monash Museum of Art Exhibitions open Feb 2012: Hany Armanious, Adrian Paci and Contemporary Portraiture

Three new exhibitions opening at Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA in Melbourne on 1st February 2012 Exhibition Dates: 1 February to 7th April Opening Function: Saturday 4 February 2012, 3.00 – 5.00pm, Monash University Museum of Art, Caulfield Campus. Hany Armanious: The Golden Thread Hany Armanious: The Golden Thread is the Australian premiere of works shown at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011, presented alongside a suite of new works and an artist’s book developed for MUMA. The first major exhibition of Hany Armanious’ work in Melbourne, The Golden Thread builds upon a burgeoning critical reception that has grown around the artist’s work internationally over the past decade. Born in Egypt in 1962 and migrating with his family to Australia six years later, Sydney-based Hany Armanious was the sole Australian representative at the Venice Biennale in 2011. Hany Armanious: The Golden Thread was developed by the Australia Council,…

Exhibition – Sea of Dreams: The Lure of Port Phillip Bay 1830-1914

Sea of Dreams: The Lure of Port Phillip Bay 1830-1914 Opens at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Wednesday 7 December 10am Shattered dreams, fresh beginnings, an expansive economy, rising fears and the emergence of a middle class are detailed in this rich display that traces the journeys of so many who were lured by the dream of a better life. Sea of dreams tells the fascinating story of Port Phillip Bay and the integral part it played in 19th and early 20th century survival, settlement, trade and commerce, defence and leisure. With more than 100 works displayed, many of Australia’s best known and loved artists are represented. There are paintings by Charles Conder, Fred McCubbin, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Louis Buvelot, along with rare drawings and prints by Emma Minnie Boyd, S. T. Gill, Georgiana McCrae, John Mather and Eugene…

Exhibition: Victorian College of the Arts Masters Exhibition

Victorian College of the Arts Masters Exhibition 2011 Works by Masters students from the VCA School of Art, University of Melbourne, will be exhibited at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and throughout the School of Art Studios from 6 to 11 December. The Masters Exhibition features the work of 33 graduating students from the Master of Fine Art and the Master of Visual Art courses. Gallery goers can explore a variety of solo projects starting in the Margaret Lawrence Gallery and continue throughout the School of Art studios and installation spaces. The Masters Exhibition has been curated by two Masters students from the Curatorial Studies program led by Dr Alison Inglis from the School of Culture and Communication. The Awards for the Masters Exhibition will be announced on 5 December by VCA alumna Jennifer Higgie (MFA, 1991), novelist, screenwriter, and art…

Floortalk: Introduction to the NGV exhibition ‘The Mad Square’

Floortalk: Introduction to the NGV exhibition ‘The Mad Square’ Join Dr Jacqueline Strecker, curator of special exhibitions, Art Gallery of New South Wales the curator of The Mad Square for her introduction to the exhibition as it opens at the NGV. About the Exhibition In an era of chaos came an explosion of creativity – experimental, provocative and utterly compelling. Germany in the early twentieth century was a country in turmoil. After the First World War, the monarchy was abolished and replaced with the Weimar Republic. This was a period of political unrest, but it was also an era of optimism characterised by industrial development, innovation, and unprecedented freedom of expression. In Berlin and cities throughout Germany, avant-garde art movements flourished: Expressionism, Dada, Constructivism, Bauhaus and New Objectivity. Artists shared interest in radical experimentation extended across all art forms, including painting, photography,…

Exhibition: Treasures – Antiquities from Melbourne private collections

Treasures: Antiquities from Melbourne Private Collections Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, 22nd October 2011 – 15th April 2012 Treasures: Antiquities from Melbourne Private Collections opens at the Ian Potter Museum of Art on October 22nd. the exhibition will feature objects from ancient Greece, Rome and the Near East – some over 5000 years old, and many presented for public display for the first time. The exhibition’s curator Dr Andrew Jamieson says that ‘Melbourne is fortunate to have a number of important private collections of antiquities. These intricately crafted works from various collections reveal fascinating insights into ancient societies.Treasures is a wonderful display of some of selected works from around the world. This exhibition allows us to explore the history and culture of each piece as though we were collectors ourselves.’ Venue: Ian Potter Museum of Art, Swanston St,…

Exhibition: Look Closer – Daniel King

Look Closer – Daniel King Opening Night: Tuesday 4th October 6-8pm with speech by Dr Tony Birch – writer, historian and curator, Melbourne and ‘Welcome to Country’ by Caroline Briggs – Boonerwrung Elder. What ideas and attitudes are held by various people towards those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent? In response to this Melbourne-based Indigenous film-maker and artist Daniel King has produced a series of black and white photographs that invite us to ‘look closer’ at what assumptions might underpin some of our ideas. In doing this he provides an opportunity for viewers to review, recognize and perhaps reconsider their thoughts regarding the range of negative social and cultural stereotypes that seems to prevail in a large proportion of the nation’s unconscious. Human pathos and a wry sense of humour add to King’s acute art-directing skills with playful but powerful results.…

Exhibition – Parole Viaggiante: Angela Cavalieri’s Travelling Words

Opening and Public Programs Parole Viaggiante: Angela Cavalieri’s Travelling Words 14 September – 28 October Opening of “Parole Viaggianti: Angela Cavalieri’s Travelling Words” To be opened by professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, Sir William Dobell Professor of Art History at the Australian National University. Date: Monday 19th September 2011, 6-8pm. Venue: LUMA Latrobe University Museum of Art Public Programs Angela Cavalieri in Conversation Date: Friday 7th October 2011, 2-3pm. Venue: LUMA Latrobe University Museum of Art Maroondah Art Gallery Curator Wendy Garden will talk to Angela Cavalieri about the literary, architectural and cultural sources of the works forming the focus of the current exhibition. Following the discussion visitors are invited to enjoy afternoon tea with Angela and LUMA staff. About the exhibition Angela Cavalieri’s work explores the art of writing and storytelling. In this exhibition Cavalieri draws on her Italian…

New Exhibition: Fine impressions – printmaking and artists’ books in Melbourne 1999-2010

Fine impressions: printmaking and artists’ books in Melbourne 1999-2010 This exhibition, which opens on Friday 26th August at the State LIbrary of Victoria, showcases beautiful limited-edition books by 20 Melbourne artists and printmakers. In the digital era the future of the printed book seems uncertain, yet the handmade artist’s book is a flourishing artform. Each of these works is unique in its use of design, typography, paper and binding, both drawing upon and extending the history and tradition of the book. The artists featured include Angela Cavalieri, Daniel Moynihan, Bruno Leti, Inge King, Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison.

Wendy Stavrianos in Conversation about ‘Fragments of Memories’

Wendy Stavrianos in Conversation LUMA curator Alana O’Brien talks to Wendy Stavrianos about the personal, environmental and literary influences informing her giant sculptural drawings produced in the 1970s. Following the discussion visitors are invited to enjoy afternoon tea with Wendy and LUMA staff. Date: 2-3pm Friday, 12th August. Venue: LUMA Latrobe University Museum of Art Enquiries: 03 9479 2111 or www.latrobe.edu.au/LUMA About the Exhibition FRAGMENTS OF MEMORIES In recent times there has been growing use of craft ‘technologies’, frequently those traditionally considered female’s craft, in the service of artists. Wendy Stavrianos should be considered among the pioneers of such art in the Australian context. In the 1970s Stavrianos was living in Darwin, which she experienced both pre- and post-Cyclone Tracy. In this exotic and sensual environment Stavrianos recorded her experiences of the landscape, feminine energy, and the personal in detailed…

Three New Exhibitions at MUMA

Three New Exhibitions at MUMA The Monash University Museum of Art has three new exhibitions opening this Thursday, 4th August: Juan Davila – The Devil had a Daughter – Collected Collaborations. Also see details of public programs for each exhibition. All events free entry. Bookings essential: muma@monash.edu or 03 9905 4217. For further details and additional public programs see www.monash.edu.au/muma/events. Opening function With opening remarks at 4.00pm by Shane Carmody, Director, Collections and Access, State Library of Victoria. Date: Saturday 13 August 2011 3-5pm. Venue: Monash Museum of Art, located on the ground floor of Building F at Monash University, Caulfield Campus Exhibition 1 Juan DavilaThe Moral Meaning of Wilderness Exhibition Dates: 4 August – 1st October The Moral Meaning of Wilderness features recent work by Juan Davila, one of Australia’s most distinguished artists. The exhibition sees Davila turn to the genres of landscape…