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ANCA Gallery

1 Rosevear Place Dickson, ACT 2602

Rowena Boyd: Waves of Honey and Other People’s Houses
6 February – 24 February 2018

A selection of large-scale, abstract, encaustic paintings that will fascinate and tantalise the senses. By exploring questions about multi-sensory perceptual processes, with an emphasis on the links between vision and haptic experience, Boyd’s work dissects what painting, particularly abstraction, can reveal about knowledge, perception and sensory experience.

Embodied Experiences
27 February – 17 March 2019

Isabelle Mackay-Sim, Elise Stanley and Kira Godoroja-Prieckaerts

Embodied experiences is a exhibition by three young woman artists showing highly personal work in celebration of International Women’s Day. In this exhibition. Kira Godoroja-Prieckaerts, Elise Stanley and Isabelle Mackay-Sim explore individual elements of the feminine experience which will be brought together to offer a window into the complexities of inhabiting a female body.

Ararat Gallery TAMA

Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat, 3377

Testament: Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisitions
Until 3 March 2019

The Ararat Gallery collection’s renewal has been significantly supported by the Robert Salzer Foundation. The exhibition presents a decade of acquisitions that reveal the dynamic uptake of textiles in Australia’s contemporary art practise. Building on the gallery’s comprehensive collection of post-minimalist and craft-based textile fibre art from the 1970s and 1980s, these recent acquisitions showcase new and unexpected approaches to the use of textiles as part of a challenging of the hierarchy of materials by contemporary artists.
 

Going Round in Squares
March 9 to June 30

The artworks of Going Round in Squares explore ideas around the grids and boundary lines which have governed life in Australia since colonisation. Roads, fence lines, walls, furniture and even social boundaries, reinforce ways of being that Sera has come to call a “geometric discipline”. Textile practice especially, performed atop the gridded warp and weft of fabric, is a form of discipline that has historically shaped women’s lives, their education and opportunities. As women have traditionally been the makers of homes, Sera’s artworks re-work textile traditions to explore the disciplining roles of neatness, order, pattern, binding and containment, all ideas associated with the domestic.
 

Blackwork embroidery workshop – Sera Waters
March 10 – 10.30am to 1.30pm

Sera will be conducting a workshop on the basics of blackwork embroidery, a counted thread technique, and how it can be used contemporarily. Materials supplied, BYO small hoop. This workshop is limited to 12 people – phone the Gallery on 5355 0900 to book. Cost – $60/$55 TAMA members.
 

fifty: Celebrating 50 years of collecting textile art
Ongoing

Established in 1968, Ararat Gallery TAMA has a special place amongst Australia’s public galleries through its commitment to supporting and promoting contemporary practices in textile and fibre art. Today the collection is arguably the most significant of its kind in Australia. This exhibition celebrates the Gallery’s 50th birthday by presenting a selection of the collection’s best-loved works alongside some of its rarely-seen gems.

 
HOURS: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Weekends 10am to 4pm, Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. FREE ENTRY.

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 2000

Masters of modern art from the Hermitage
13 October 2018 – 3 March 2019

Monet | Cézanne | Matisse | Picasso | Gauguin | Kandinsky | Pissarro | Malevich | Denis | Bonnard

Masters of modern art from the Hermitage presents a magnificent selection of works from the towering figures of modern art. Drawn from the unparalleled collections of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, the exhibition captures the ebullience, idealism and confidence of artists as they freed themselves from tradition.

Exploring the origins of modern art, from the bold experiments of Cézanne, to the radical innovation of artists like Matisse and Picasso, this exhibition documents the seismic shifts that took place in European painting in the years after 1900 and encapsulates a defining moment in art history.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see rare works from the modern masters – a journey of startling colour and form, groundbreaking endeavour, and bold leaps of the imagination.

Exclusive to Sydney at the Art Gallery of NSW

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley
THE EXHIBITION EXPERIENCE
Art Gallery of WA
9 February – 27 May 2019 | FREE 

Desert River Sea: Portraits of the Kimberley is the highly anticipated culmination of the Art Gallery of WA’s six-year Kimberley visual arts project, supported by Rio Tinto. This landmark exhibition showcasing the vibrant and contemporary creative talent of Kimberley artists opens with a cultural celebration on 9 February 2019. 

New works from six Kimberley art centres and three independent artists will be presented alongside a selection of legacy works from art centre collections. Together with works from AGWA’s collection, the exhibition offers a rare experience of the land, artists and art of the Kimberley.

Artists and art centres represented in the Desert River Sea exhibition include: Darrell & Garry Sibosado (Lombadina); Daniel Walbidi (Bidyadanga); Kira Kiro Art Centre (Kalumburu) and artist collectives from Mangkaja Arts Resource Agency (Fitzroy Crossing); Mowanjum Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre (Mowanjum); Waringarri Aboriginal Arts (Kununurra); Warlayirti Artists (Balgo); and Warmun Art Centre (Warmun).

The exhibition has been shaped by the people and the places of the Kimberley. Artists and art centres have embraced the opportunity to share their stories of country and lived experience through innovative contemporary art practice.

Opening Weekend Cultural Celebration | FREE
10am-5pm, 9 February 2019

Join AGWA for an unmissable celebration of Kimberley culture with artist talks and art demonstrations, cultural performances, and family activities.

The exhibition is co-curated by Carly Lane, Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Emilia Galatis, Community Liaison & Project Coordinator.
Part of Perth Festival 2019.

 
WA NOW – ANDREW NICHOLLS – HYPERKULTUREMIA
15 December 2018 – 15 April 2019

Andrew Nicholls’ WA Now solo exhibition showcases his recent Hyperkulturemia series. The major focus of his practice for the past five years, Hyperkulturemia is the outcome of a series of residencies in Italy between 2014-2017.

These residencies were an opportunity for Nicholls to engage with various sites associated with the 18th century Grand Tour, a rite-of-passage that saw young, aristocratic men complete their education by journeys to Italy to view the remains of classical antiquity and the masterpieces of the Renaissance.

The series’ title refers to the condition of ‘Stendhal Syndrome’ (aka Florence Syndrome or Rome Syndrome), reported to have been experienced by tourists overcome by the splendours of high Renaissance art. It was often explained as coming from an “excess of culture in the blood.”

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo

Frida Kahlo, her photos
Until 10 February 2019

Jessie Boylan: Rupture
Until 10 February 2019

Gothic Beauty: Victorian notions of love, loss and spirituality
Until 10 February 2019

Daughters of the Sun: Christian Waller & Klytie Pate
Until 10 February 2019

Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo

Vale: mourning, remembrance and Spiritualism in Bendigo 1851-1901
13 December 2018 – 31 March 2019

Bendigo Living Arts Space

Living Arts Space at the Bendigo Visitor Centre, 51-67 Pall Mall

Creative Zest
14 November 2018 – 11 February 2019

A delightful exhibition of work by four artists from Central Victoria including ceramics by Sarah Koschak, artworks by Lynn Twelftree, furniture by Hugh Makin and button craft by Carole Grenfell.

Open 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas day)

Castlemaine Press

Lot 19, 19 McShanag Drive, Castlemaine 3450

Castlemaine Press AGM
Friday 30 November

All new and existing members are warmly invited to join us for our Annual AGM at 5pm.
And then stay on for our wonderful …

Christmas Print Sale 2018
original . collectable . local . affordable

All prints on sale are by members of Castlemaine Press.

Preview and sale: Friday 30 November, 5pm – 6.30pm

Cocktail hour: Saturday December 1, 5pm – 6pm
Weekend sale opening hours: 1pm – 5pm, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December

Plus special offer from our sponsor, Union Studio:
20% off framing of prints purchased at the sale.

PRINT STUDIO FOR HIRE

Full members with a good knowledge of printmaking techniques, competence to work by themselves and a proven familiarity with printmaking equipment and studio safety procedures are eligible to hire Castlemaine Press facilities.

All members must complete a free induction session before they are eligible for unsupervised access, with the option of a session working with an experienced studio member if this is considered necessary (fee applies).

JOIN AS A MEMBER …
If you’re not already a paid member, now is a great time to join! 

Members enjoy voting rights, access to community workshop facilities for hire (conditions apply), member discounts and opportunities to participate in collective print practice such as print exchanges and member exhibitions. Not to mention opportunities to collaborate and network with printmakers!

Annual membership fee: Full membership $75, Concession $50, Friends $25. Plus a one-off $20 equipment fee for Full and Concession members. Pro rata fees apply – so contact members@castlemainepress.com.au for details.

If you would like to become a member of Castlemaine Press contact us at castlemainepress@gmail.com

Fremantle Arts Centre

1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160

Idols | Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran & Renee So
7 February – 31 March 2019

Idolatry and mythological archetypes are reimagined in the ceramics and wall works of Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Renee So in Idols. Working primarily in figurative ceramics, both artists aim to challenge and overturn old perspectives on gendered power structures and the aesthetics of spiritualities.

Nithiyendran creates rough-edged, vibrant, new-age sculptures that are at once enticing and confronting. He experiments with form and scale in the context of figurative sculpture to explore the politics of sex, monuments, gender and religion. He draws on his Hindu and Christian heritage as reference points, as well as the internet, fashion and art history.

In hand-built stoneware sculptures and machine knitted textile works, Renee So also explores constructions of masculinity, femininity and gender-based power structures. Underpinning these works is a deep interest in the history of art, craft and design, and a considered irony.

The pairing of So with Nithiyendran makes for an energetic ‘face-off’ about gender, power and their signifiers. Nithiyendran’s works form a chaotic shrine that will be anchored and thrown into relief by So’s enigmatic yet authoritative male and female figures.

Idols is part of the 2019 Perth Festival.

Geelong Gallery

Little Malop Street, Geelong 3220

Treat yourself by visiting the Geelong Gallery, one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional galleries, right in the heart of the city. From iconic colonial masterpieces to compelling contemporary works of art, the Geelong Gallery is the perfect place to unwind and be inspired.

 
There is no there—Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano
until 10 February

 
Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano’s collaborative video works explore the relationship of the body with material objects, space and time. In their recent video work There is no there, they extend their concept of performance to a form of community engagement whereby fellow artists, friends and colleagues enact a series of movements and postures inspired by recent media coverage that wordlessly communicate degrees of urgency, anxiety, enquiry and stillness. There is no there is exhibited alongside preparatory works that provide insights to the video’s development and this new direction in the artists’ practice.   

Akio Makigawa – Water drawing no. 1
until 17 February

Akio Makigawa’s sculptural practice focussed on the essential life-giving elements of water, air, earth and fire. Gifted to Geelong Gallery shortly before the artist’s death in 1999, Water drawing no. 1 comprises several scroll-like drawings, metal channels filled with liquid and a single round stone that allude to the physical and spiritual properties of water.

Recent acquisitions 2017–18
until 17 March

A diverse selection of works that reflect the Gallery’s active acquisition program, and the generosity of a range of valued donors. Includes paintings by Andrew Browne, Richard Larter, Amanda Marburg and Fiona McMonagle; works on paper by Del Kathryn Barton, Charles Blackman, Mike Parr and Jörg Schmeisser; decorative arts by Julie Blyfield and Kirsten Coelho; and video work by Simone Slee.

 
Free entry. Open daily 10am to 5pm.

lot19

19 McShanag Drive , Castlemaine 3450 (off Langslow Street)

lot19 was founded to celebrate life

lot19 is an evolving artspace in the central highlands of Victoria with studio spaces, an outdoor stage, a contemporary art gallery which also presents excellent music, marionette theatre, performance, and film, and an outdoor sculpture park. We are dedicated to promoting undiluted excellence in the full field of human experience, and are not driven by sales.

lot19 highlights include the annual Spring Sculpture Prize:

The lot19 spring sculpture prize has won the hearts of community arts leaders, artists from accomplished to emerging, and many thousands of visitors. There are substantial prizes and the Spring Sculpture Prize attracts an incredibly diverse array of heartfelt and accomplished sculptural works.