Tag: Exhibition

West Space Annual Fundraiser 2015

West Space is proud to present our 2015 Annual Fundraiser. Originally called A4 Art, the West Space Annual Fundraiser is a curated exhibition that includes artworks by over 100 artists. Works for sale are of diverse size and medium, including sculpture, photography, drawing, painting and videos and prices range from as low as $40 through to $3,000. Artists generously choose to donate either 50% or 100% of the proceeds to West Space. The West Space Annual Fundraiser is a unique opportunity to collect an artwork from a wide selection of emerging and established Australian artists, while also supporting one of Australia’s oldest and most respected artist-led initiatives. This event is a crucial fundraising opportunity for us to raise essential funds to continue to keep West Space rent free for exhibiting artists. Opening night: Thursday 14 May 2015, 6-9pm. West Space Patrons…

Exhibition and Floor Talk | Two of a Kind | Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre

Two of a Kind features works from the Darebin Art Collection alongside a new work by each of the artists, this exhibition will give you an insight into how an artist’s work changes over time. Artists include: Peta Clancy, Paul Compton, Georgina Cue, Frances Gallagher, Gwen Garoni, Jennifer Goodman, Mathew Gove, Phil Harris, Katherine Hattam, Hilary Jackman, Michael Kelly, Ju Yuen Merran Chew, Will Murray, Adam Nudelman, Polixeni Papapetrou, Suzana Poljak, John Sheehan, Vipoo Srivilasa, Ray Thomas, Natalie Thomas, Peter Waples-Crowe & Sharon West. Curated by Renee Cosgrave. Public Program Artist and Curator Talk | Two of a Kind Date: Sat May 2, 2015 , 3.30-4.30pm Join Curator Renee Cosgrave for a talk and walk through of the exhibition with artists Katherine Hattam and Jennifer Goodman. Katherine and Jennifer both have long standing established careers and will speak about how their work…

Exhibition | New shows at CCP | Kiron Robinson, In debt: saving seeds, Lit from the Top, Sara Oscar and Greg Moncrieff

Exhibition Dates: 24 April–28 June | Opening: Thursday 23 April 6–8pm CCP Australia, 404 George Street, Fitzroy Website: http://www.ccp.org.au/ GALLERY ONE | Kiron Robinson We told ourselves we needed separate beds to sleep A flat surface, flattened, flattened again. I don’t believe in photographs. They are anxious. I am anxious. I enjoy making them. Through a process of flattening, via scanning, re-photographing or both, images are made together. New relationships are forced. The surface reflects my anxiousness as the space that is both image and image of image. Kiron Robinson is a Lecturer of Photography in the School of Art at the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne. Kiron Robinson is represented by Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne. GALLERY TWO In debt: saving seeds Dave Jones and Steven Rhall respond to the Australian Grains Genebank On the Wimmera plains harsh sun greys the timber…

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…

Exhibition and Talks | The Remote Controlled Terroist Coffin (RCTC) , Project Space RMIT

Remote-Controlled Terrorist Coffin | Adam Kalkin [USA] in collaboration with Aaron Ray-Crichton [USA], Curated by Grace McQuilten [AUS] The Remote Controlled Terroist Coffin (RCTC) is a magic box that houses the violent potential of design. The RCTC is a model for a full-service terrorist operation, activated from an unspecified location by an unknown operator. It contains both conventional and unconventional weapons to provide a full-range of disruptive options. The RCTC includes a spy drone, surface to air missiles, a large bore mortar cannon, truth gas dispersion unit, attack helicopter squadron, cyber coercion technology and an innovative bio-pestilence feature. Remote Controlled Terrorist Coffin is something between a toy model of a fictional building and a fully functioning DIY air force. Venue: Project Space / Spare Room Opening – Thursday 26 February 5-7pm Exhibition Dates – Monday 16 February – Thursday 26 March 2015 Weblink – http://schoolofartgalleries.dsc.rmit.edu.au/PSSR/exhibitions/2015/terrorist-coffin.html Public Program DRONES: THE CULTURAL AND…

Lecture | Terence Maloon on Tony Tuckson and Ian Fairweather at TarraWarra Museum of Art

‘Tuckson, Fairweather and the Crisis of the Easel Picture’ | Terence Maloon, Director, ANU Drill Hall Gallery and Art Collection To celebrate the exhibitions Ian Fairweather: The Drunken Buddha and Tony Tuckson: Paintings and Drawings, the curator, art historian and critic Terence Maloon will present a keynote lecture on these two major Australian artists. In particular, he will discuss how each artist responded to, and acted out, what the critic Clement Greenberg described in 1948 as the ‘crisis of the easel picture’. The lecture followed by refreshments. Date: 8th February, 4-5pm Venue: TarraWarra Museum of Art, 311 Healesville -Yarra Glen Road, Healesville. Website: www.twma.com.au Tickets $20.00 adult / $15 concession (Pension & Student card holders). Includes Museum entry, lecture & refreshments. Bookings essential at http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=111343 Or email hanna@twma.com.au

Exhibition | Justene Williams: The Curtain Breathed Deeply at MUMA

The Curtain Breathed Deeply at Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA from 7th February – 2nd April 2015 Opening function: Saturday 7 February 2014, 3-5pm. With opening remarks by Anne Loxley, C3West Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia The Curtain Breathed Deeply is an exhibition of a series of newly commissioned video installations by Sydney artist Justene Williams. In this rich environment of pattern, colour and texture, curtains and screens act as thresholds between the energy of one realm and another. For Williams, the curtain and the exhibition pay tribute to her father, to his life and work, as well as the hospital curtain that marked the final stage of his life when he passed away from mesothelioma. The Curtain Breathed Deeply is poignant and celebratory, acknowledging the life of a loved one while also taking pleasure in the…

Exhibition Openings and Artist Talks | Gertrude Contemporary Art

New exhibitions open tonight at Gertrude Contemporary in Fitzroy. Tomorrow (31st January) there will be a series of artist talks. All exhibition run from 30 January – 14 March 2015, details below. Gertrude Contemporary | 200 Gertrude street Fitzroy | www.gertrude.org.au Opening hours Tuesday-Friday 11.00-5.30pm, Saturday 11.00-4.30pm Friday 30th January: Exhibition Openings from 6pm Saturday 31st January:  Artist talks, painting demonstration, studio sale  1.00pm | David Egan will discuss his exhibition Actually Energy Help Light with curator Helen Hughes and the public. 1.30pm | Marrnyula Mununggurr will talk about her exhibition Ganybu with curator Helen Hughes and the public, as well as give a painting demonstration using natural Yolngu ochres and bark. 11.30–4.30pm | Sarah crowEST (the current exhibiting artist in Studio 12) will be holding a sale upstairs in her adjacent Studio 10. Marrnyula Mununggurr, Ganybu Marrnyula Mununggurr presents a new body of work, Ganybu — a…

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 | Everyday Imagining: New Perspectives on Outside Art | Ian Potter Museum of Art

The exhibition Everyday imagining: New Perspectives on Outsider art will be on at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, 1 October 2014 – 18 January 2015. The exhibition will feature the work of artists Andrew Blythe, Kelly Greaves, Julian Martin, Jack Napthine, Lisa Reid, Martin Thompson and Terry Williams. The term ‘Outsider art’ was coined by British art historian Roger Cardinal in 1974 expanding on the 1940s French concept of art brut—artworks made by the institutionalised mentally ill—to include artworks made by folk artists and those who are self-taught, disabled, or on the edges of society. The work of Outsider artists is often interpreted as expressing a unique inner vision unsullied by social or cultural influences. Everyday imagining: new perspectives on Outsider art counters this view by presenting contemporary Outsider artists whose works reveal their proactive engagement with the everyday…

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…

Exhibition | Living Museum of the West. The Museum is the Region, the Region is the Museum

West Space presents a project at the Living Museum of the West – The Museum is the Region, the Region is the Museum Artists: Avni Dauti, Lisa Radford and Kim Munro and Sam George, Susan Jacobs, Mikhail Karikis & Uriel Orlow, Kerrie Poliness, Geoff Robinson. Curated by Danny Lacy, Liang Luscombe & Patrice Sharkey Exhibition Dates: Sunday 7 September – Sunday 5 October 2014 (12-5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday)Location: The Living Museum of the West is located at Pipemakers Park, Van Ness Avenue, Maribyrnong. Melway Map 28 B10. See the Westpace website for more detail directions and a map. Exhibition opening: Saturday 6 September 2014, 2-4pm. The exhibition will be opened by Councillor Grant Miles (Mayor, City of Maribyrnong). About the Exhibition The exhibition has been envisaged as a way to re-establish West Space’s connection with the western suburbs of Melbourne, where West Space was founded in 1993.…

Exhibition | Gunter Christman: Now and Then | Heide Museum of Modern Art

Gunter Christman: Now and Then is on now at Heide Museum of Modern Art until 16th November 2014. EVENT | This Saturday (2nd August 2:00pm) Artist Simon Barney, a friend and colleague of Gunter Christmann for thirty years, talks about Christmann’s inspirations, techniques and perspectives on art. Free with entry. About the Exhibition At the time of his death in 2013, Gunter Christmann was gathering anew the type of critical and public attention that surrounded his striking debut as an artist in the 1960s. Painting for himself rather than the market throughout his long career, he moved easily between personal subjects and themes with universal qualities, finding a congenial truce between his European sensibility and an affection for the intimacies of his Sydney locale. Christmann left his native Germany and arrived in Australia via Canada in 1959. He started painting three years…

re. reading – Patrick Pound at the Lenton Parr Library

As part of Melbourne Rare Book Week the Melbourne artist and book collector Patrick Pound will put together and exhibition at the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library at the University of Melbourne Southbank Campus (VCA). The exhibition will include subtle and poetic interventions in the library’s regular displays as well as art and ephemera related to the book and music collections, which explore the act of reading. Artist floor talk: Sunday 27 July, 2pm – Registrations for the talk are essential, bookings online  http://bit.ly/1scXAem The exhibition will run from the 17th July until the 30th July at the Lenton Parr Music, Visual and Performing Arts Library, The Hub Building, 234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank, 3006 Library opening hours during exhibition are 9am – 6pm, Monday – Friday | 1pm – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday (26 – 27 July). The event is part…