Ararat Gallery TAMA82 Vincent Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377
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.
fifty and fifty something: Celebrating 50 years of collecting textile art
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. This exhibition has been expanded and extended due to popular demand.
The Digitisation Project – Behind the Scenes
Until October 27
A shiny sculptural piece made from jet-black irrigation piping, a leather toaster, a quilt featuring a unicorn, and a leopard-print overcoat are just some of the remarkable items from Ararat Gallery TAMA’s permanent collection that will be on display as part of this exhibition. The pieces have been chosen as favourites by staff members who worked on a recent project to digitally photograph some 900 pieces from the Gallery’s permanent collection.
Fantasies – Hannah Gartside
From July 20 to October 20
Hannah Gartside often works with items of vintage women’s clothing – particularly underwear and sleepwear – to explore female subjectivity. Fantasies is an ongoing suite of sculptural works that engages the materiality and embedded memories of these found items to convey both the strangeness of being in a body as well as a curiosity for, and delight in, new sensations.
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 WalesArt Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 2000
The National 2019
: new Australian art
Until 21 Jul 2019
The second of three biennial surveys presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art.
Staged concurrently at three of Sydney’s premiere cultural institutions – the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia – The National 2019: new Australian art showcases a total of 70 emerging, mid-career and established Australian artists living across the country and overseas and working in a diverse range of media.
The exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW presents 24 artists who navigate the boundary between chaos and control in work that is by turns political, poetic and personal. It reveals how Australian artists are responding with subtlety and ambition to the times they live in, through artworks that are intricate, complex and often charged with a sense of precariousness.
Art Gallery of Western AustraliaPerth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000
AGWA Design – Family resemblance
Opens 15 June
A collection display featuring a range of (largely) ceramic works that showcase the way some of the nation’s and world’s best makers create sequences and clusters of objects. The display includes recent and older acquisitions by makers such as Ron Nagle, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Margaret West and Sandra Black amongst many others.
Until 22 July
WA’s talented young artists are again celebrated as Year 12 Perspectives becomes Pulse Perspectives to better reflect what this exhibition is about: gauging the pulse of young people who will influence, empower and shape the world we live in. This year’s exhibition features 46 works by graduating Year 12, 2018 Visual Arts students from across WA.
WA Now – TJYLLYUNGOO/Lance Chadd Ibelongyoubelongwebelong
Until 5 August
A series of recent works that reflect the artist’s Aboriginal spirituality and cultural research on connection to Country, in particular the Boorongurup (Porongorup Ranges), the oldest granite formation on Earth. Through portrait and landscape paintings and sculpture, Ibelongyoubelongwebelong lays bare the spiritual unity of land and people and afford the wider public access to this knowledge and adoption.
Bendigo Art Gallery42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550
Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
16 March – 14 July 2019
Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo
Rule Britannia, the Golden City: royal visits to Bendigo
12 April – 1 September 2019
Bendigo Living Arts Space51-67 Pall Mall Bendigo, 3550
Flights of Fantasy
Until 31 August 2019
Flights of Fantasy is a magical exhibition which presents a selection of work from three local artists that combines the photo montage images of artist and illustrator Lorena Carrington, individual designed art jewellery pieces from Milton Long and the latest collection from fashion, set and costume designer Ulrike Barbara Von Radichevich.
Bendigo Living Arts Space
Discover and immerse yourself in our unique arts world.
The Living Arts Space presents a range of exhibitions and public art programs throughout the year showcasing Bendigo and the region’s talented, emerging and professional artists to visitors to the region and our local community.
The Living Arts Space presents quality exhibitions within the grand old post office, using the magnificent heritage backdrop of the building to showcase diverse artworks created by living artists and artisans from the Bendigo region. The Living Arts Space combines exhibitions with active programs involving artist’s talks, demonstrations and makers workshops as part of a vibrant and engaging public program. The Living Arts Space is located inside the Bendigo Visitor Centre on the left-hand side of the main entry foyer.
Open 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas day)
Castlemaine PressLot 19, 19 McShanag Drive, Castlemaine 3450
IN MY BACKYARD INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXCHANGE 2019
Printmakers from around the world are invited to join us in the third year of this exchange on the theme In My Backyard.
Image/Paper Size: 12cm square. Images can be printed on any part of the paper or bleed.
Edition: Each artist will create an edition of 10 prints. One print will be kept by Castlemaine Press for exhibition and sale. Nine prints will be exchanged and artists will be sent a random selection in return.
Exhibition: An exhibition and sale of the prints will be held at Castlemaine Press, opening on Friday 25 October. There will be an online exhibition of the prints castlemainepress.com.au. To be part of the online exhibition please email a low resolution JPEG image of your print to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, title and print media.
Entry fee: $30 AU in Australia and $40 AU international
The proceeds support Castlemaine Press and 10% of the proceeds will also go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre.
Payment and registration: Click here for Eventbrite
Deadlines: 1 September 2019: Prints with completed entry form
End of October: print exchange posted.
Post prints to: Castlemaine Press, PO Box 201, Castlemaine, VIC, 3450.
Please interleave prints with tissue or glassine paper.
SARAH AMOS PLEIN AIR MONOTYPE WORKSHOP
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July, 10am – 4pm
Large scale printmaking in the landscape and in the studio!
Use acrylic plates, oil paints, ink, rags, brushes and tools to create spontaneous layered monoprints responding to the landscape around you. Print using layers of colour and multiple plates, onto backgrounds made in oil. Create gorgeous effects as you add, wipe, move, manipulate and reduce the ink on the plate, resulting in vibrant and rich prints.
Participants will work together in the morning at a pre-planned outdoor location, then return to the studio to make base plates and print the results. A collaborative and spontaneous 2 days!
COST: $350 members; $375 non-members
BOOKINGS: Click here for eventbirite
THE SATURDAY SESSIONS
Saturday afternoons at Castlemaine Press, 1pm-4pm
Term 2: 6 sessions from 18 May – 22 June, Term 3: 8 sessions 27 July – 14 September
Artist: Melissa Proposch
This series of group studio sessions for Castlemaine Press members is ideal for beginner and intermediate printmakers looking to consolidate skills and broaden their technical range. Bring your own print projects to print at the studio and explore your print practice with guidance from an experienced printmaker. Refine core print studio skills such as setting press pressure for different media. Make prints in a deeply creative learning environment. Tuition includes discussions and demonstrations of a range of printing and platemaking techniques over the term
COST: $35 per session
Minimum booking 2 sessions per term ($70)
BOOK NOW: Click here to book your sessions
Basic studio materials included, participant provides all other materials.
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.
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: Full membership $84, Concession $60, Friends $36.
Fremantle Arts Centre1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle 6160
Dia-Rong Lee | Asialink Exchange Exhibition
Sat 08 Jun 2019 — Sun 21 Jul 2019
Taiwanese Artist Dia-Rong Lee is the tenth exchange artist to visit Fremantle for the Asialink exchange between FAC and the Taipei Artists Village.
Working in ceramic sculpture, Dia-Rong’s work is often self-consciously sensual and fleshy, focused on the human body as a hybrid form.
This exhibition is a response to the aesthetic and cultural shift from Taipei to Fremantle and an investigation into local materials and techniques.
10am — 5pm