Tag: Exhibitions

Exhibition | Sitelines – Natatsha Johns-Messenger | Heide Museum of Modern Art


Sitelines presents new installations, photographs and light-works by Natasha Johns-Messenger, an artist from Melbourne now based in New York, whose art explores the gap between knowledge and perception. A starting point for her work came from her discovering that the stars we see in the night sky may no longer exist. She tries to replicate this sense of wonder by creating spatial and viewing experiences that make us question what is real and what is not. Johns-Messenger achieves this by blurring the divisions between her work and the exhibition site itself. Her works extend the architectural features of the Heide galleries,…

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions at No Vacancy

Minela Krupic, 'No Words', 2015

Current and upcoming exhibitions at No Vacancy Gallery. Rituals of Belonging (HRAFF) Artists: Amona Hassab, Suzana Jacmenović, Minela Krupić, Alesh Macak, Linda Studena, Nela Trifković, and Elmedin Žunić Location: No Vacancy Gallery, Project Space: Tenancy 32, The Atrium, Federation Square, Federation Dr, Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Exhibition Dates: Tuesday 10 May to Sunday 15 May Rituals of Belonging showcases an immersive visual, sound and performance experience from Australian contemporary artists and refugee perspectives. This exhibition explores and unravels memories of culture abandoned and reformed within an Australian context. Against the backdrop of current global refugee migrations, this exhibition looks at issue…

New Exhibitions at Gertrude Contemporary | Ua numi le fau and Andrea Simmons

Image: Frédéric Nauczyciel, A Baroque Ball [Shade] (film still), 2014

Ua numi le fau Exhibition dates: 6 May – 25 June 2016 Curated by: Léuli Eshraghi Artists: Yuki Kihara, Carlos Motta, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Mandy Nicholson, Dale Harding, Atong Atem, Megan Cope and Robbie Thorpe. Gertrude Contemporary is pleased to present, Ua numi le fau, an exhibition developed through Next Wave’s Emerging Curators Program with Gertrude Contemporary for Next Wave Festival 2016. The exhibition title, Ua numi le fau, is a Sāmoan expression, literally translating to ‘the string tying the lupe pigeon (prized in Sāmoa) is entangled’ yet metaphorically meaning ‘the affair is complicated and difficult’. Ua numi le fau considers bodies and kinships through sexuality, spirituality and ecology.…

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

Janina Green - installation view from CCP.

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…

Exhibition | If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR | Gertrude Contemporary

Old photo of 3CR billboard.

If People Powered Radio: 40 Years of 3CR is a collaboration between Fitzroy’s oldest community radio station, 3CR and one of Fitzroy’s oldest galleries and studio complexes, Gertrude Contemporary. Celebrating 40 years of 3CR, the exhibition will explore the station’s history of radical broadcasting and how it has thrived in its endeavour to foreground the often unheard voices of Aboriginal people, women, workers, ethnic and GLBTIQ communities, differently abled people, environmentalists, artists and musicians. The exhibition will present a combination of recordings, technological hardware, and photographic, written and graphic documents from the station’s vast historical archive.

Exhibitions | Lucina Lane – Yona Lee – Economy – Sofi Basseghi | West Space

Lucina Lane, Untitled (Snake), Acrylic on canvas, 2016, image credit: Christo Crocker.

New exhibitions opening tonight (Thursday 17th) at West Space. Exhibition Dates 18th March – 16th April 2016. loosen the earth Lucina Lane Working within the expanded concept of painting and its material structure, Lucina Lane’s new body of work beckons the audience to experience the painting as an object, putting pressure on the frame of the work and its edges. Employing both slight and unruly painterly gestures upon unstretched canvas, Lane teases out how a painting can behave when it is no longer beholden to the pictorial frame. Artist bio here: http://westspace.org.au/event/loosen-the-earth/   Line on display | Yona Lee Using the architectural features of the Front…

Exhibitions | SOFT REALITY, Siying Zhou, Shaun-Joel Liew| Kings ARI

Soft Reality Poster

Exhibition Dates: February 6th – 27th 2016 SOFT REALITY Performance and Choreography: Chloe Chignell Dancers: Amanda Betlehem, Ellen Davies, Alice Heyward, Louella May Hogan, Ben Hurley, Rebecca Jensen, Leah Landau, Chad McLachlan, Megan Payne, Jacqueline Trapp and Timothy Walsh. SOFT REALITY is a performance landscape of vague images and porous bodies. It looks toward multiplicity and simulation as modes of producing relationships. Construction and habitation are two actions that lead the performance work, building environments, identities and things – a network of weak gestures, connecting and forming. In Soft Reality time does not pass instead it rushes ahead, leaving us only…

Exhibitons | James Tylor – Christopher Day – Janina Green – Caroline Garcia – Kate Mitchell | CCP

Image: James Tylor Aotearoa my Hawaiki #6 2015, courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne; GAG Projects, Adelaide; and Stills Gallery, Sydney.

CCP reopens this week for 2016 with exhibitions in four galleries and a new installation in the night projection window Exhibition Dates: Exhibitions 5 February–24 March. Opening Thursday 4 February 6–8pm Free Artist and Curator Floor Talks: Saturday 6 February 2016, 12pm James Tylor, Christopher Day, Janina Green, Naomi Cass, Pippa Milne and Caroline Garcia. This is a great opportunity to hear the artists talk about their work first hand, ask questions and find out more about their practice. GALLERY ONE James Tylor | Aotearoa my Hawaiki Aotearoa, my Hawaiki explores the Polynesian Māori concept of Hawaiki. Hawaiki is the ancestral homeland and/or…

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…

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

Jacqui Stockdale Drawing the Labyrinth 2015

Concertina book of ink drawings (detail), Courtesy of the artist and This is No Fantasy, Melbourne.

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…

News | Whistler’s Portrait of the artist’s mother to visit the NGV in 2016

James McNeill Whistler, Arrangement in grey and black no. 1: Portrait of the artist’s mother, 1871, oil on canvas, 144.3 x 162.5 cm, Musée d’Orsay, Paris (RF 699), Photo : © RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Jean Schormans

The National Gallery of Victoria has announced that James McNeill Whistler’s portrait of his mother, called “Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1.” 1871, will be the focus of an exhibition at the NGV in 2016. The exhibition, Whistler’s Mother, will focus on this important painting by Whistler, which in 1891 became the first work by an American artist to be bought by the French State (it now resides in the Musée d’Orsay in Paris). The painting was not well received when it was first exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art in London, but went on to become one of the most popular of its day, though Whistler was often frustrated…

Exhibition | My learned object: collections and curiosities | Ian Potter Museum of Art

J Carney
Corrosion cast of the kidney blood vessels 1968
Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology, the University of Melbourne

Saturday 5 Dec 2015 to Sunday 28 Feb 2016. Guest curator: Dr David Sequeira. My learned object: collections & curiosities draws its content from over 25 of the University of Melbourne’s cultural collections. Rich and varied, the cultural collections form an integral part of the workings of the University.  Primary documents—decorative arts, botanical specimens, zoological specimens, paintings, models, furniture, bones, photographs, books, scientific equipment, ephemera (the list goes on… ) from across all university collections can be largely divided into three main categories, namely the arts, the sciences and the archives. There is considerable overlap amongst these areas andMy learned object…

Exhibition | Katherine Hattam | Deakin University Art Gallery

Personal pronouns, 2015
Charcoal on paper
163.5 x 164 cm
Collection of the artist
Image courtesy the artist and Daine Singer
Photography: Clare Rae

A new exhibition has just opened at Deakin University Art Gallery Katherine Hattam: Desire first: 1978–2015, which is a survey of Hattam’s career to date. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. In the exhibition viewers can see the development of Hattam’s distinct style. Recurring motifs in her work include chairs and other domestic objects, which she combines with references to literature, feminism, art history and modern psychoanalysis to create work that is personally symbolic. The artist and her experiences have some kind of presence in many of the works; anthropomorphic chairs stand in for a range of family…

Melbourne Masterclasses: The Life and Legacy of Catherine the Great


The Faculty of Arts at The University of Melbourne proudly presents a four-part masterclass series in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great. Catherine the Great is the most famous and longest-ruling female monarch of Russia. Her passion for education, the arts and culture heralded the Golden Age of Russia during the Enlightenment era. As a patron of the arts, Catherine amassed a vast art collection over her thirty-four year reign, which ranged from Old Master of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the newest contemporary art of her…

Exhibition | Colour Sensation: The Works of Melinda Harper | Heide MOMA

Melinda Harper, Untitled 2011, oil on canvas, 153 x 182 cm, Courtesy of the artist and NKN Gallery, Melbourne

Exhibition dates: Saturday 27 June – Sunday 25 October 2015 Over the last three decades, Melinda Harper has developed a distinctive and widely admired body of abstract works animated by brilliant colour relationships and dazzling arrangements of geometric shapes. While Harper is best known as a painter, this exhibition will reveal the diversity of her practice through its inclusion of drawings, collages, screenprints, experimental photographs, painted assemblages and exquisite hand stitched embroideries. It also marks the first time in recent years that Heide will present a solo exhibition of an artist whose work is entirely abstract. Harper’s first exhibition was…