Category: Victorian Exhibitions

Symposium | Mutable Truths -Perspectives on Philippine Contemporary Art Practice | Castlemaine

Mutable Truths -Perspectives on Philippine Contemporary Art Practice Artists – Poklong Anading, Martha Atienza, Lyle Buencamino, Charles Buenconsejo, Buen Calubayan, Marina Cruz, Kawayan de Guia, Leeroy New, Mark Salvatus, Ronald Ventura A decade-long partnership of reciprocal arts residencies between Ateneo de Manila University, through Ateneo Art Gallery, and La Trobe University is being celebrated during the 2017 Castlemaine State Festival. Featuring a group exhibition of contemporary Filipino visual art Mutable Truths at La Trobe University’s Visual Arts Centre in Bendigo and a temporary installation at the Castlemaine Art Museum, La Puerta del Laberinto by Leeory New, this unique project is also the focus for a visual art symposium. All 10 exhibiting artists will participate in the symposium at the Castlemaine Art Museum, providing rare and inspiring insights into contemporary Filipino art. Venue: Phee Broadway Theatre, 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine Date: Friday…

Meet the Artist – Louise Hearman | TarraWarra Museum of Art

TarraWarra Museum of Art presents the first survey exhibition of Louise Hearman’s work, curated by Anna Davis and organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, MCA from 18 February – 14 May 2017, with paintings and drawings from across her 25-year practice. Meet the artist and join Fiona Gruber posing questions to curator and artist and gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the work in this exhibition. Compere: Fiona Gruber, journalist and producer with twenty years experience writing and broadcasting across the arts as a commentator, profile writer, and reviewer Guests: Louise Hearman, artist and Anna Davis, Curator, MCA and Curator Louise Hearman exhibition Date: Saturday 18 March, 2pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, Tickets: $20 / $15 concession – book via twma.com.au Telephone (03) 5957 3100 Email museum@twma.com.au  

Exhibitions | Janina Green, Pushing the Sky | Horsham Regional Art Gallery

New exhibitions opening this weekend at Horsham Regional Art Gallery. Both exhibitions run from 6th May until 10th July 2016. Dark Matters: Selected Photographs by Janina Green Photography is always present. One picks up a camera and takes it on their rounds, at times hauling it to unexpected spots—under a waterfall—or setting up scenes for it with models who are close at hand—a daughter, a neighbour. And one way or another, photography seeps into aspects of domesticity, motherhood, reading, teaching high school art, exploring local landscape, all the while reflecting these elements back through a knowing lens. Seeping into such work are also darker observations of sexual politics, theory and psychology. Curated by Naomi Cass & Pippa Milne, from the Centre of Contemporary Photography, Melbourne. Pushing the Sky Aaron Carter, Belinda Eckermann, James Guerts, Gail Harradine, Dave Jones, Alana &…

Short Course | Exhibiting Culture: Marilyn | Bendigo Art Gallery and MAMA

Photo of Marilyn Monroe

As the exclusive higher education partner of the Bendigo Art Gallery and Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), La Trobe University is pleased to offer this exciting, fully accredited elective subject to all La Trobe undergraduate students and members of the broader public who would like to learn more about Marilyn Monroe’s life and legacy. The subject will be taught by senior curators, academic staff from La Trobe University and guest lecturers. In conjunction with the exhibitions’ unique displays of artworks, photography, textiles and personal items, leading La Trobe scholars and industry experts will guide participants in an exploration of the Marilyn phenomenon through the lenses of history, politics, fashion, cinema, visual arts, psychology, gender relations and the law. Members of the general public are invited to attend and may register for either one or both weekends. About the subject Norma Jeane Baker eagerly embarked upon her Cinderella…

News | Horsham Regional Art Gallery to re-open after redevelopment

Images from Horsham Regional Art Gallery's collection

The redeveloped Horsham Regional Art Gallery will reopen this weekend, as part of the new visual and performing arts hub located at the Horsham Town Hall. A $20 million construction project was undertaken in 2014 to create a new arts and performance hub for Horsham, co-locating the city’s visual and performing arts venues. The official opening of the Horsham Town Hall will take place in mid-February, the new Horsham Regional Art Gallery will open on Saturday 30 January. The special retrospective exhibition Smiling when I wake will celebrate the best of the gallery’s photography collection. It includes work from Australian artists Tracey Moffatt, Max Dupain and Carol Jerrems. At the same time the gallery will open an exhibition of works by local artist Mack Jost and a collection showcasing artistic visions of the Wimmera Mallee region called The pulse of…

Exhibition | Jacqui Stockdale – Drawing the Labyrinth | Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

A new exhibition opening at Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery next week. Exhibition Dates: 27 January – 28 February 2016 Jacqui Stockdale’s Drawing the Labyrinth comprises more than one hundred metres of drawings presented in a fold- out concertina sketchbook set out on tables and configured in the form of a labyrinth. This continuous length of drawings reflects the artists’ intimate journey over a twelve month period, variously depicting moments spent travelling across Europe, incorporating a diverse array of portraits such as friends, family members, self-portraits, anonymous people on trains, teenagers in their classrooms, a live band on stage, even a woman giving birth. Making these sketches Stockdale seeks a direct connection with her subject, often drawing people she has spontaneously approached and invited to sit for her. Her mark making is a free and fluid process – embracing chance…

Public Forum | The Art of Howard Arkley | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Join us for a panel discussion and audience Q & A with three of Arkley’s friends, colleagues, and fellow artists, Callum Morton, Jenny Watson and Constanze Zikos. This event promises to provide fascinating insights into Arkley’s practice and processes, highlighting his immersion and influence within a vibrant artistic milieu from the mid-1970s through to the late 1990s. Date: 2pm-3:30pm, 6th February 2016 Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road,Healesville, Victoria, Australia Tickets: Adults $25, TWMA Members $12.50, Seniors $22.50, Student, Pension & Healthcare card holders $20.00 Website and bookings: http://www.twma.com.au/events/public-forum-the-work-of-howard-arkley/  

Exhibition | From the Collection – Gertrude Contemporary Regional Residencies Chapter Three | Benalla Art Gallery

This weekend is the opening of the third chapter of the Gertrude Contemporary Regional Residencies at Benalla Art Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Emiuly Cormack and includes artists Sarah crowEST, DAMP, Nathan Gray, and Dylan Martorell. Benalla Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens, Bridge Street, Benalla, Victoria Exhibition dates: 5 September–25 October 2015 Opening celebration: Saturday 5 September 2015, 2–5.30pm Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present From the Collection: Chapter Three at Benalla Art Gallery, which is the third and final exhibition in the From the Collection series. This series of exhibitions has seen eighteen of Australia’s most innovative contemporary artists explore the permanent collections of three regional art galleries (previous venues are Warnambool Art Gallery and Latrobe Regional Gallery), using them as a starting point for twelve new major art commissions. For Chapter Three of the project, curator Emily Cormack has invited…

Ballarat International Foto Biennale Symposium – Borderless Futures, Reimaging the Citizen

Second Ballarat International Foto Biennale Symposium, Presented by Photography Studies College In the catalogue for the The photograph and Australia exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales this year, Senior Curator Judy Annear wrote, ‘There is much at stake in what might constitute the nation state, which is as porous as photography is mutable’. Among its many ideas, the exhibition posited photography in Australia as a medium for the constant renegotiation of the nation. This symposium aims to continue the discussion generated by the most important exhibition of photography in Australia in 25 years, by looking beyond national borders to ask what it means to be a global citizen, with particular reference to the role of images. The keynote speakers will be Professor Nikos Papastergiadis, from The University of Melbourne, and Senior Curator Judy Annear, from the Art…

Exhibition | Pierre Huyghe | TarraWarra International 2015

Exhibtion Dates – 29th August – 22nd November 2015 | Curated by Amelia Barikin and Victoria Lynn The first major Australian solo exhibition by internationally renowned contemporary French artist Pierre Huyghe will be presented at TarraWarraMuseum of Art, 29 August – 22 November 2015. This will be the second exhibition in the TarraWarra International series, designed to showcase leading contemporary art practice in a global context. The exhibition, which will occupy the entire space at TarraWarra, is described by the curators Amelia Barikin and Victoria Lynn describe as being ‘about time: geological time, historical time, subjective time, non-human time, and the time of art.’ The curatorial starting point for the exhibition is Huyghe’s founding of The Association of Freed Time in 1995, a collaborative proposal for liberating temporal horizons. At TarraWarra, Huyghe’s projects will be presented as a series of temporal excavations, highlighting art’s potential to generate…

Exhibition | From the Collection: Gertrude Regional Residencies, Chapter Two | Latrobe Regional Gallery

Exhibition Dates: 1 August–20 September 2015 Opening Celebration: Friday 14 August, 6–8pm Gertrude Contemporary and the Latrobe Regional Art Gallery are pleased to present From the Collection: Chapter Two, a new exhibition curated by Emily Cormack that invites three leading contemporary artists/artist collectives to respond to objects within the Latrobe Regional Art Gallery collection and the physical, historical and social context of the Latrobe Valley. Many of the objects in the Gallery’s collection reflect the shifting attitudes towards land use—whether it be mining or farming—in this highly active landscape, and the artists in this exhibition provoke these dynamics. OSW began their thinking by focusing on an approximately 23 million year old, partially fossilised Kauri log that was dug up from the Loy Yang open cut mine, one of three major coal mines in the Latrobe Valley. Now in the Museum…

Book Launch | Kate Beynon, An Li: A Chinese Ghost Tale | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Kate Beynon’s new works have been commissioned by Art and Australia for a new publication, An-Li: A Chinese Ghost Tale (2015). In their vivid retelling of the supernatural narrative of two young spirits, Laura Murray Cree and Kate Beynon engage in the longstanding practice of reinventing ancient Chinese myths for contemporary times. Join us at the Museum as artist Lindy Lee officially launches the book An-Li: A Chinese Ghost Tale, surrounded by Beynon’s vivid and evocative works which bring this story to life. Free with Museum entry. Date: Sunday 19th April 4pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road,Healesville, Victoria, Australia Website: http://www.twma.com.au/events/book-launch/  

Exhibition | From the Collection: Gertrude Contemporary Regional Residencies | Chapter One at Warnambool Art Gallery

A new exhibition will open this Saturday at Warrnambool Art Gallery (WAG), which is a collaboration between WAG and Gertrude Contemporary: From the Collection: Chapter One. About From the Collection: Chapter One This collaborative exhibition will place the WAG collection in the hands of four leading contemporary artists: Patrick Pound, Richard Lewer, The Telepathy Project and Noriko Nakamura. Each artist has been invited to create a new commission in response to the gallery’s collection. Curated by Emily Cormack, this exhibition is the first of three exhibitions Gertrude Contemporary will be presenting across Victoria under the aegis of From The Collection: Gertrude Regional Residencies in 2015. Delving into the wealth of strangeness and wonder that can be found in Victoria’s regional art gallery storerooms, From The Collection is a platform for contemporary artists to imagine new possibilities for museum objects. This…

Exhibition | The Politics of Perception | Latrobe Regional Gallery

As part of the statewide festival Art + Climate = Change 2015 Latrobe Regional Gallery has a new exhibition on now until the 24th May 2015. About the Exhibition The Politics of Perception presents works by artists Symons and Targett that map critical issues surrounding our environment; poetically and potently charting landmarks of anthropocentric disaster that cannot be found on any atlas or world map. This body of work raises critical issues surrounding the subtleties and complexities associated with humanity and its relationship to environmental change. Latrobe is Victoria’s largest electricity supplier and is home to a substantial forestry industry. The juxtaposition of exhibiting works that communicate deforestation, ozone hole depletion and species loss in this region is a conscious move on the part of the artists. They endeavour to raise awareness, create discourse and reflect on industry impacts. This…

Exhibition | Slipstitch | Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Several years ago Tim Moore left his pencil case at Heathrow when flying to his new home, Australia. Minus a pencil case he could not sketch on board flight JAL214 so improvising he did his first embroidery on a sick bag (using the in-flight sewing kit) he landed at Kingsford Smith with four embroidered sick bags and a brand new skill. Slipstitch presents an Australian perspective on the current interest in the art of embroidery by a new generation of artists. The exhibition features recent work from Mae Finlayson, David Green, Lucas Grogan, Alice Kettle, Tim Moore, Silke Raetze, Demelza Sherwood, Matt Siwerski, Jane Theau, Sera Waters, Elyse Watkins and Ilka White. In recent years contemporary artists in Australia have embraced embroidery for its capacity for poignant and reflective narrative. The re-emergence of embroidery is part of a broader questioning…