Category: Victorian Exhibitions

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…

Exhibition | Inspiration by Design: Word and Image from the Victoria and Albert Museum| State Library of Victoria

A new exhibition opens next week at the State Library of Victoria. This free exhibition showcases some of the world’s finest book art, graphics, photography and illustration. From London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, Inspiration by Design celebrates 150 years of collecting by the National Art Library. Th exhibition will include a range beautiful books, from historic illustrated manuscripts and rare artists’ books to modern graphic design and fashion photography. The exhibition will present over 100 treasures including original hand-drawn illustrations from Beatrix Potter, a Pablo Picasso artist book, fashion sketches from Dior and Comme des Garçons, rare medieval manuscripts and much more. The exhibition will be complemented by a host of free public programming, including exhibition tours, film screenings, creative workshops and illuminating discussions. Opening hours This free exhibition is open 10am–5pm (until 9pm Thursday). Exhibition organised by the Victoria and…

Floor Talk | Tim Alves on Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour | Castlemaine Art Gallery

Tim Alves, author of the catalogue essay ‘Ginger Riley, the Boss of Colour’ will present a floor talk on the exhibition, the artist and his work. Please meet at reception. Tim Alves is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University and a curator at Alcaston Gallery, Melbourne. Date:7 March 2015, 2.30pm Venue: Castlemaine Art Gallery RSVP or  (03) 5472 2292 About the exhibition Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour is the first major exhibition of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala’s work since the retrospective Mother Country in Mind: The Art of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1997, and the first survey exhibition in a public gallery since the artist passed away in 2002.It is also the first exhibition of Indigenous art at the Castlemaine Art Gallery. Riley (circa 1936- 2002) was a saltwater man,…

Gosia Wlodarczak performs a drawing | TarraWarra Museum of Art

Gosia Wlodarczak will make a performance drawing this weekend (6-8 Feb) on TarraWarra’s iconic window.The drawing will frame the landscape of Long Gully. The work will be called Long Gully, Frost Drawing for TarraWarra. Gosia draws continuously from 11am until 5pm (with an hour lunch break), taking inspiration from her surroundings, both in the gallery and beyond the window. Dates: Friday 6th until Sunday 8th February, 11am-5pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville Website: http://www.twma.com.au/events/drawing-performance/

Exhibition | Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour at the Castlemaine Art Gallery

Ginger Riley: The Boss of Colour is currently on display at the Castlemain Art Gallery. This is the first major exhibition of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala’s work since the retrospective Mother Country in Mind: The Art of Ginger Riley Munduwalawala held at the National Gallery of Victoria in 1997. It is the first survey exhibition of his work in a public gallery since the artist passed away in 2002 and the first exhibition of Indigenous art at the Castlemaine Art Gallery. Riley (circa 1936- 2002) was a saltwater man, from Marra country in the gulf region of the Northern Territory. He is recognised for his strikingly bright and bold paintings of his Mother country. The paintings in the exhibition demonstrate Riley’s vibrant and powerful depictions of country, which challenged and changed Australia’s preconceived notion of Indigenous art, and our landscape painting tradition. The intensity and energy of Riley’s…

Exhibition | Delinquent Angel: John Perceval’s Ceramic Angels | Shepparton Art Museum

The exhibition Delinquent Angel: John Perceval’s ceramic angels is on at Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) until 24 November 2014. John Perceval AO is one of Australia’s most celebrated and loved artists renowned for his radicalism, expressiveness and prolific output, along with his complex personal life. As a member of the Angry Penguins avante-garde movement that began in the 1940s, Perceval joined with other Australian art luminaries Arthur Boyd, Albert Tucker, Sidney Nolan, Danila Vassilieff and Joy Hester to rail against the insular conservatism of Australian society and push for new voices and modes of expression. Perceval is largely known for his painting practice, however from 1957–1962, during what is considered to be one of his most creative periods, Perceval produced a series of ceramic angel sculptures as a result of his involvement with Arthur Merric-Boyd’s pottery studio at Murumbeena. Perceval’s ceramic…