Tag: Exhibition

Exhibition | Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design | NGV Australia

Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design is the first major exhibition dedicated to Australian furniture of the 1940s to the 1970s. This was a period of dynamic social change as Australians embraced a new, cosmopolitan mode of living. The design of the period are characterised by innovative and flexible approach to furniture design. Mid-century furniture design turned its back on the overstuffed and ornate examples of previous decades and, in doing so, revolutionised the contemporary Australian interior.  New methods of furniture design took hold in Australia after World War Two prompted in part by both the availability of new materials and  the shortages of others. New production techniques were developed and the influx of European immigrants who were skilled in the traditions of fine furniture making also changed the industry. Taking their cue from international trends in furniture, local designers adopted…

Exhibition | From the Home of Mirka Mora | Heide Museum of Modern Art

‘To me, painting and drawing are natural, I’ve done them for as long as I can remember’. Mirka Mora About the Exhibition | Mirka Mora is one of Melbourne’s best-loved artists and most colourful personalities. This special exhibition, drawn from the treasure trove that is her home studio spans her entire practice, from her first surviving painting through her most recently completed works and includes paintings, drawings, soft sculptures, tapestries, sketchbooks and ceramics. Rarely seen in public before, the works will be displayed in the former home of Mirka’s close friends and Heide founders John and Sunday Reed, the modernist house now known as Heide II. Mirka and her husband Georges arrived in Melbourne from Paris in 1951 and brought with them a taste of la vie bohème. Their studio residence at 9 Collins Street became a hub for Melbourne’s bohemian…

Exhibition | The Medium is the Message | La Trobe University Museum of Art

The Medium is the Message Chris Bond | Eolo Paul Bottaro | Juan Ford | Sam Leach | Amanda Marburg | Victoria Reichelt LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art Curated by Michael Brennan Exhibition Dates: 30 April – 27 June 2014   About the Exhibition The death of painting has been declared – again and again – for the better part of two centuries. Photography did it. There was no longer a need to labour with pigment and brushes when a more faithful representation could be achieved with the press of a button. Of course, they were wrong. The demise of painting was a mistruth – a furphy. But as with any aspersion, spread the word often enough and the smear will leave a stain – maybe even in the minds of the most ardent of devotees. One…

Exhibitions and Symposium | ‘Rome: Piranesi’s Vision’ at the SLV and ‘The Piranesi Effect’ at the Ian Potter

In February 2014 two exhibitions on the eighteenth-century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi will open in Melbourne. The State Library of Victoria will host ‘Rome: Piranesi’s Vision’ – an exhibition of Piranesi’s prints, with a particular focus on his Vedute di Roma. This exhibition will draw on the collections of the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. It will also include illustrated books and paintings by his contemporaries. More information and details of related events on the SLV website. The exhibition is free and will run from Saturday 22 February 2014 – Sunday 22 June 2014 at the Keith Murdoch Gallery in the State Library of Victoria. The Ian Potter Museum at the University of Melbourne will host ‘The Piranesi Effect’. This exhibition will juxtapose Piranesi’s engravings with contemporary art. It will include objects from the Classics and Archaeology Collection…

Exhibition | Darebin Art Show

The Darebin Art Show is a biennial showcase of contemporary art produced by artists who live, work or learn in the City of Darebin. Presented at the historic Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, this year’s Darebin Art Show features a record number of 134 entries. Through a myriad of media, the artists have conveyed their concerns about cultural, environmental, political and social issues with passion and imagination. Artists represented this year include Katherine Hattam, Emily Ferretti, Peta Clancy, Rosalind Atkins and Warren Lane. The Darebin Art Show is an acquisitive contemporary art prize with awards to the value of $10,000 sponsored by Darebin City Council. Venue: Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, 7-27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora 3083 Dates: Friday 6 December 2013 to Sunday 16 February 2014. Open Wednesday to Friday 11am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm-5pm. Cost: FREE Website: www.bundoorahomestead.com Contact:bundoorahomestead@darebin.vic.gov.au (03) 9496 1060 Social: facebook.com/BundooraHomesteadArtCentre twitter.com/BHArtCentre…

Exhibition Review | ‘Exposing Thomas Clark: a colonial artist in Western Victoria’. Reviewed by David Hansen.

Exposing Thomas Clark: a colonial artist in Western Victoria David Hansen The exhibition runs at Hamilton Art Gallery 21 September – 17 November 2013 At a small but intensely stimulating symposium hosted by the University of Melbourne in November last year, a variety of curators, scholars and writers met to share experiences, insights and ambitions relating to exhibitions of Australian colonial art. Coffee breaks and plenary sessions were particularly interesting in articulating outstanding desiderata for monographic shows: Mary Morton Allport, Thomas Baines, Ludwig Becker, Louis Buvelot, J. H. Carse, Augustus Earle, S. T. Gill, Thomas Wainewright … . Nobody mentioned Thomas Clark, because everyone at the conference knew that Danny McOwan was already working on that one. Had been for quite some time, in fact. Well, that long-anticipated exhibition has finally made it onto the newly and smartly plastered, sky-blue…

19th International Symposium on Electronic Art, Sydney June 2013

19th International Symposium on Electronic Art Sydney Australia, 7 – 16 June 2013 The 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art — presented by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) and supported by Destination NSW to align with Vivid Sydney — will showcase the best media artworks and future-focused ideas from Australia and around the world Projects will take place at the Powerhouse Museum, The Rocks Pop-Up, Carriageworks, 107 Projects, the College of Fine Arts UNSW, COFA’s Kudos Gallery, Tin Sheds Gallery, Verge Gallery, UTS Gallery and DAB LAB, Artspace as well as at a Parramatta hub. Projects will also link to Darwin, the Tasmanian Wilderness and Indonesia to Sydney. The ISEA 2013 exhibition program will showcase the works of over 150 innovative Australian and international artists. See the website for further information http://www.isea2013.org/ Conference Central to ISEA2013 is a thought-provoking…

Exhibition | ‘Community and Context’ at Monash Art Design and Architecture Gallery

The significance of printmaking in the context of contemporary art and design will be explored at an exhibition in Melbourne this month. From February 6th the Monash Art Design & Architecture (MADA) Gallery will present Community & Context, an exhibition featuring the work of twenty four Australian artists. eX de Medici and Rosalind Atkins’s collaborative work Our Corporate Who Art in Heaven, combines etching and engraving, botanical illustration and gas masks to subversive effect. Printmaking as sculpture is also explored in Ruth Johnstone’s work Mining Robert Sticht’s Dürer Archive, which employs engraving, photocopy and kinetic sculpture to explore the vocabulary of Dürer’s vast print catalogue. The exhibition includes other print methods in the work Delicate Cutting by artist Sally Smart, a film of the artist cutting what could be stencils from paper. The new film also suggests the darker connotations…

Exhibition | Revealed: Highlights from the FM Courtis Collection at LUMA

Revealed: Highlights from the FM Courtis Collection 5 November 2012 – 8 February 2013 A selection of works from the FM Courtis Collection will travel from La Trobe University Bendigo Campus to be exhibited at LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art, on the Melbourne campus. The exhibition celebrates the scope of the FM Courtis Collection with an emphasis on the evolution of Australian art throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Beginning with the documentary styled endeavours of the early colonial artists the exhibition surveys impressions of our unique landscape and the exploration of national identity by artists such as Eugene Von Guerard and Tom Roberts. Isolated from the global art market, artists proved to be resourceful, inventive and somewhat inward looking as they sought to define themselves and address the question ‘what does it mean to be Australian?’.…

Exhibition and Workshop Faculty Gallery, Monash University

Exhibition | Nobhuro Shimura | Dress Experimenta ‘Speak to Me’ 5th International Biennial of Media Art Japanese artist Nobuhiro Shimura is presented at Faculty Gallery, Monash University as a part of Experimenta Speak to Me. Shimura’s playful projections draw upon everyday materials and objects, such as paperclips, matches, buttons and sneakers.  His work Dress is a shimmering projection on to metallic ribbons that spans the width of the gallery. Exhibition: 11 – 29 September | Free Workshop | No Direction Home with D. H. Thomas Wednesday 19th September, 10am A D.I.Y., hands-on, collaborative, old skool cut ‘n paste, non-curated, group hugs, all-comers welcome, artists and non-artists…whatever! Come join us for a collage workshop, create your own to take home and be part of a collaborative project to create an installation in the Gallery Window facing Dandenong Road. Essentials provided: a melange of material, fashion,…

Artist Book Display and Talks

Seeing Artists Books as Research  The Royal Society of Victoria Heritage Library Curated by Dr Anne Bennett This one day exhibition affords a unique opportunity to see and handle artist books arising from postgraduate research produced in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University over the past decade within the historic setting of the Heritage Library and Lecture Theatre at The Royal Society of Victoria. Featuring artists books by Monash University alumni and current postgraduate candidates including: Jillian Allan, Marie-Louise Anderson, Lyn Ashby, Rhonda Ayliffe, Catherine Bell, Anne Bennett, Jennifer Butler, Natasha Carrington, Antonietta Covino-Beehre, Mimmo Cozzolino, David Frazer, Kari Henriksen, Lily Hibberd, Wendy Kelly, Spiros Panigirakis, Stephen Pascoe, Elizabeth Presa, Felicity Spear & others. Talks by: Dr Steven Tonkin, Dr Anne Bennett, Marian Crawford, Prof. Sasha Grishin Venue: The Royal Society of Victoria, 8 La Trobe Street, Melbourne Date: Friday…

Exhibition | Time Machine: Sue Ford

Time Machine: Sue Ford August 31 2012 – October 14 2012, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Sue Ford (1943–2009) was one of Australia’s most important photographers and filmmakers. Ford studied photography at RMIT and in 1974 was the first Australian photographer accorded a solo exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. The exhibition describes a period when photography was charged with political and personal meaning. It provides a great opportunity for audiences to reassess the talent of this important photographer, whose work was at once political, beautiful and elegiac. In an era when the photograph has become highly disposable it is important to acknowledge its role as an agent of change and memory. Monash Gallery of Art travelling exhibition Venue: Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 7 – 27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora VIC 3083 Tram Route 86, Stop 62 Melways 19 G2 Opening Hours: Wednesday to…

Exhibition | Vivienne Binns – Art and Life La Trobe University Museum of Art

Vivienne Binns – Art and Life  La Trobe University Museum of Art | 2 July – 24 August 2012 Curated by Dr Penny Peckham For over forty years Australian artist Vivienne Binns has worked across a range of media, processes and contexts. In this exhibition guest curator Dr Penny Peckham brings together works from throughout her career in order to consider the significance of the autobiographical upon her practice. For Binns, art and life are inextricably linked and this exhibition will examine the ways in which personal relationships and events have, directly and indirectly, influenced her work. Binns has frequently spoken of her practice being concerned with explicating the belief that there is no separation between life and art, that art is much more than something created by those individuals identified as artists that can be seen in art galleries,…

Exhibition | Eros, Philos and Agape: A work by Ponch Hawkes

Eros, Philos and Agape: A work by Ponch Hawkes Eros, Philos and Agape – the Greek names for the three forms of love – is an installation by photographer Ponch Hawkes. It presents the role of love in the sporting progression of four elite junior athletes. Hawkes developed the work during her year as the National Sports Museum Basil Sellers Creative Arts Fellow for 2011/12. Admission to Eros, Philos and Agape is free of charge, but visitors must present a valid match-day ticket if they wish to see the exhibition in conjunction with an AFL match at the MCG. Dates: August 9, 2012 to August 30, 2012 Venue: Gate 3, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Yarra Park, East Melbourne Organized by: National Sports Museum Further information on the National Sports Museum Website