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ANCA Gallery

1 Rosevear Place Dickson, ACT 2602

Paper, Scissors, Rock
March 21 – April 8
Recent works on paper by Julie Bradley

Richly layered with meaning and symbolism stones have been used to represent strength and permanence, as well as to celebrate and memorialize. Bradley’s works on paper contrast the ephemerality and permanence of stones.

Why painting and why photorealism?
April 11 – April 29
Patrick Larmour

Through painting installation and video, Larmour explores our various relationships to ephemeral consumer objects and the claims they lay on our time and bodies.

Ararat Regional Art Gallery

Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat, 3377

CHINESE ANZACS
Stories of Chinese ANZACs & Chinese Australians in World War 2
30 March – 30 April 2018

The exhibition is 32 story panels filled with images, words and emotions as well as outcomes and dreams of Chinese Australians that enlisted and fought in both World Wars for Australia.

All gave some –
Some gave all

As in WWI, Australians of Chinese ancestry willingly sought to enlist in the military. Using available data from this period, it is estimated that 2000 men were eligible to enlist in 1933. Close to a third of these Chinese Australians joined the fight to protect “King and Country”. Their acceptance into the armed forces was a reflection of their determination to overcome the Defence Act “exemption” which caused many Chinese Australians to be rejected to serve in WWI.

This exhibition is part of a shared effort around Australia to acknowledge the legacy of Chinese Australians and Chinese men and women who served in WWI and WWII.

Developed by the Chinese Museum of Melbourne.

Art Gallery of New South Wales

Art Gallery Rd, The Domain, Sydney, NSW 2000

The lady and the unicorn
Until 24 June 2018

Only the third time The lady and the unicorn tapestry series has left France in 500 years, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these magnificent artworks in Sydney.

Revered as a French national treasure The lady and the unicorn tapestry series, often referred to as the ‘Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages’, will be making its exclusive appearance in Sydney at the Art Gallery of NSW through a generous and exceptional loan from the collection of the Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge in Paris.

Designed in Paris about 1500, the tapestries are considered to be some of the greatest surviving masterpieces of medieval European art. They depict a lady flanked by a lion and a unicorn, surrounded by an enchanting world of animals, trees and flowers. One of the most intriguing aspects of these six large-scale artworks is the mystery of their origin and meaning. For whom were these masterpieces made? What do they symbolise? What stories do they tell?

Often interpreted as a vivid meditation on earthly pleasures and courtly love, the tapestries showcase the sublime skill of medieval artisans. They can also be viewed as an allegory of the five senses – sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell – as well as a sixth sense – heart or will – represented by the phrase ‘mon seul désir’ or ‘my sole desire’.

An engaging program of events and activities, including film, digital and tactile experiences for all ages, will help unravel this centuries-old mystery and illuminate the beauty and intricacy of these enigmatic masterpieces.

This exhibition is made possible with the support of the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Tickets: Due to popular demand, tickets are now dated and timed. You need to specify a date and time when booking.

$18 adult | $16 concession | $14 member | $44 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$8 child (5-17 years) | Free for children under 5
$2 transaction fee applies online

Also available:
$29/$26/$23 multi-visit pass | $5 student (booked school groups) | Dining packages

Find out more here

Art Gallery of South Australia

North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, JamFactory and Adelaide Botanic Garden

2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Divided Worlds
3 March – 3 June 2018

Extending across Adelaide’s cultural precinct, North Terrace, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial will be presented at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art at the University of South Australia, JamFactory and Adelaide Botanic Garden including the Santos Museum of Economic Botany.

Delivering new and unexpected visions in mediums such as photography, painting, sculpture, installation and the moving image will be artists from all corners of the country including: Lisa Adams (QLD), Vernon Ah Kee (QLD), Roy Ananda (SA), Daniel Boyd (NSW), Kristian Burford (SA), Maria Fernanda Cardoso (NSW), Barbara Cleveland (NSW), Kirsten Coelho (SA), Sean Cordeiro + Claire Healy (NSW), Tamara Dean (NSW), Tim Edwards (SA), Emily Floyd (VIC), Hayden Fowler (NSW), Julie Gough (TAS), Ghostpatrol David Booth (VIC), Amos Gebhardt (VIC), Timothy Horn (VIC), Louise Hearman (VIC), Ken Sisters (SA), Lindy Lee (NSW), Khai Liew (SA), Angelica Mesiti (NSW), Patricia Piccinini (VIC), Pip + Pop (WA), Patrick Pound (VIC), Khaled Sabsabi (NSW), Nike Savvas (NSW), Christian Thompson (VIC), John R Walker (NSW) and Douglas Watkin (QLD).

This substantial pantheon of intriguing artists, speak variously to the drama of the cosmos and evolution, on beauty and the environment, and they reflect on human life and society, the diaspora — and the past, and the future.

adelaidebiennial.com.au

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Perth Cultural Centre, Perth WA 6000

Tom Malone Prize 2018
31 March – 28 May

Now in its sixteenth year, the Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected national event for contemporary Australian glass artists. An acquisitive prize, each year’s winning entrant is awarded $15,000 while their work becomes a part of the WA State Art Collection. This year, and for the next four years, the Prize is supported by Art Gallery of Western Australian Foundation Benefactor, Sheryl Grimwood.

The winner of the 2018 Tom Malone Prize, Tom Moore, was awarded this year’s honour for his work Pyrotechnic puffer fish.

Judge’s comments: “It is a remarkable breed that comes into being via a gamut of historical Italian references to the famed properties of glass that would shatter if touched with poison and more modern and contemporary surrealism.
We love it for its detail, its evidence of glass mastery, its straight-faced hilarity, dazzling technical spirit, and, above all, for seeming to come straight out of a dream as most of Tom’s creatures do. It really is like nothing we have seen before.”

AGWA Collection – Five paths, many journeys
NOW ON

With more than 17,500 works in the AGWA Collection, take a tour through time starting with AGWA Historical through to AGWA Modern and AGWA Contemporary. Immerse yourself in WA art by visiting the WA Journey gallery featuring art pieces from the 1920s to today or view AGWA Six Seasons, a space dedicated to Indigenous art.

Year 12 Perspectives 2017
17 March – 16 July

Year 12 Perspectives showcases work by some of the best, brightest and most talented graduating high school artists in WA. In 2018, fifty-five works will be on display by students from across Western Australia. Works span a variety of subject matter and media, ranging from painting and drawing to sculpture, digital moving image, photography and textiles. Prominent themes in this year’s display include family, international politics and human impact on nature. When you visit the exhibition don’t forget to vote for your favourite work in the Act-Belong-Commit People’s Choice Award.

WA Now – Julie Dowling
3 February – 13 August

The exhibition takes a step back in time to a period (1993–2005) when First Nation Badimaya artist, Julie Dowling, was emerging as one of the most important artists in Western Australia and the country. In this period, the real-life stories she shared about First Nations peoples’ experience in this country were abrupt, brutal and challenging. Many of the stories she shared were, and still are, largely unknown or acknowledged in mainstream Australian society.

Screen Space – Kimsooja
17 February – 21 May

Sewing into walking by Korean artist Kimsooja is a major highlight of the Gallery’s holdings of contemporary international art. The work is comprised of bundles of clothes and sewn cloth, a large-scale projection and a stack of three monitors.

This showing at AGWA twins with her solo presentation at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Arts for the Perth International Arts Festival.

A Window on Italy – The Corsini Collection: Masterpieces from Florence
24 February – 18 June | Ticketed

Leaving the city it’s called home for 500 years, this is the first and only time the Corsini collection will be showing in Australia. Featuring Renaissance and Baroque paintings by Italian artists such as Botticelli, Tintoretto, Caravaggio and Pontormo – these works have survived the devastation of World War II and the great flood of Florence.

Bendigo Art Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo

Marimekko: Design Icon
3 March – 11 June 2018

New Histories
14 April – 29 July 2018

Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo

Bendigo for business, sunshine and pleasure
15 December 2017 – 29 April 2018

Bendigo Living Arts Space

Living Arts Space at the Bendigo Visitor Centre, 51-67 Pall Mall Bendigo, 3550

Ag Art Wear – Creative Country Couture
February 14 – April 29, 2018

A fabulous display of imaginative garments made entirely from agricultural materials from the Elmore Agricultural Field Days Ag Art Wear competition.

Open 9am-5pm daily (Closed Christmas Day)

Castlemaine Press

Lot 19, 19 McShanag Drive, Castlemaine 3450

Having opened in September 2015, this artist-run not-for-profit initiative continues to offer courses, workshops, gatherings, exhibitions, print exchanges and print-loving events to its members and the wider community. And all on a volunteer basis by a dedicated group of print-enthusiasts! This year is no exception.

INTERNATIONAL PRINT EXCHANGE 2018: “IN MY BACKYARD”
Inviting printmakers from around the world to join us in the 2nd year of this exchange.

Theme: “In My Backyard”
Paper size: 12cm square. Images can be printed on any part of the paper or edge to edge.
Number of prints: Edition of 10 prints. 1 print will be kept by Castlemaine Press for exhibition and sale, 9 prints will be exchanged and you will be sent a random selection in return.
Exhibition: Prints will be exhibited at the Castlemaine Press studio and online at castlemainepress.com.au

Key dates:
Prints and entry form to arrive by July 15.
Exhibition opening August 31.
Prints exchanges October.

Entry fee: $30 AU in Australia and $35 AU international.
Registration and payment: click here
Post prints to: Castlemaine Press, PO Box 201, Castlemaine, VIC, Australia, 3450.
Enquiries and Entry Form: castlemainepress@gmail.com

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

SARAH AMOS
New Water based Techniques in Collagraph Printing:
“Making Prints that have Optical vibrancy and Graphic punch”
Saturday and Sunday 28-29 April 2018, 10am-4pm

Castlemaine Press is pleased to announce the very talented Sarah Amos is returning to the Press for another wonderful 2 day printmaking workshop.

Sarah Amos has taken this printmaking discipline to a new level due to her persistent experimentation and her refined aesthetic. Amos is enthralled with the Collagraph /Monoprint technique that she has perfected over 25 years of experience. The multiple plate process and layering technique that Amos primarily uses is a wonderful way to achieve a rich painterly surface with both oil paint and etching ink.

This 2 day class explores both Collagraph and Monoprinting techniques on mat board, which is used to create unique paintings on paper. Artists will learn the multiple plate system and its registration capabilities, layering and application of paint, stenciling. Water based drawing techniques will be demonstrated with emphasis on making larger prints using the French seam technique. The Collagraph technique will also be introduced in this process, as a vital component to the overall image. We will learn how to scrape, incise and perforate the surface to create wonderful textures of pattern and organic line. Sarah will also share her own work to illustrate techniques and give independent and class critiques to all participants.

The use of Non Toxic materials are also emphasized and discussed at length due to Amos’s heightened sensitivity to such materials during her printmaking career.

Artists can expect to create a body of work (6-12 finished prints) during this workshop and are encouraged to explore and play.

Sarah Amos lives in East Fairfield, Vermont, USA where she teaches Printmaking classes in her home studio and also maintains an active exhibition schedule of her own work despite her intense commitment to teaching other artists . Sarah shows her work at Heather Gaudio Fine Art, CT, USA and Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne and is a rotating Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth, Williams and Bennington Colleges where she teaches Printmaking and Drawing.

www.sarahamosstudio.com

Cost: $350 members, $390 non-members
Registrations and payment: click here
Enquiries: castlemainepress@gmail.com

ANDREW SOUTHALL
Drawing workshop with Andrew Southall
Saturday 9 June, 10am – 4pm.

“While Southall’s drawings have an inherent intimacy about them, they also capture a sense of the gothic and melancholy that seems to be omnipresent in the Australian landscape. However, they always tend to oscillate between something that is dangerous and foreboding and something that is comforting and restorative.”
Dr Vincent Alessi, Senior Lecturer, Creative Arts and English La Trobe University

Castlemaine Press are delighted to present a drawing workshop by multi-disciplined Australian artist Andrew Southall.

The intense one day workshop is specifically intended to encourage and inspire people who are just beginning an exploration of drawing, and are interested in drawing for pleasure. It will provide an introduction to a variety of disciplines including pencil drawing, pen and ink drawing, and crushed bush charcoal experiments. Students will produce a number of works to take home.

“Everyone ends up being good at one thing, and feels empowered with that discovery.” – Andrew Southall

Cost: $160 (members) $180 (non-members) including materials, good quality drawing paper, and morning and afternoon tea.
Registrations and payment: click here
Enquiries: castlemainepress@gmail.com

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT THE PRESS
7 – 9 pm during school terms, starting April 11

Bring your own project to work on and have a social evening of printmaking with other members at the Press.

All members welcome (you need to have had a studio induction). If you haven’t yet had an induction, please make contact and we can arrange for that to happen.

Cost: $10.
Enquiries: castlemainepress@gmail.com

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.

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

Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Open Studios 2018

Daylesford and Macedon Ranges

MEET THE ARTISTS

Top artists from the beautiful Daylesford and Macedon Ranges tourism – and arty – region are selected by an eminent independent curatorial panel and inviting the public into their studios.

The invitation is to see artists, many with international and national reputations, at work and to chat to them about what they do and why.

Twenty five artists from the region, regarded as one of Australia’s regional art capitals, are taking part in this year’s sixth annual Open Studios program on the last two weekends of April and the first weekend of May.

Open Studios has become a major annual arts scene event.

This is partly because it is a rare chance to meet artists.

And it is partly because the region is beautifully scenic, offers top food, wine and weekend accommodation, and is so easy to reach from Melbourne.

Open Studios was created to help demystify art for art lovers who normally have a gallery or on-line sales process between them and the creator of contemporary work that interests them.

Details on the range of participating painters, print makers, photographers, sculptors and artistic creators are at www.dmropenstudios.com.au

There is also a group show of their work at the gorgeous, historic Convent Gallery in Daylesford. 

Drop in there and work out which studios to visit by seeing which works most take your fancy.

DATES & TIMES:
3 weekends over April/May 2018:

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April 2018
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April 2018
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May 2018

Studios are open 10 am – 5 pm each of those days. FREE ENTRY
Group Exhibition, The Convent Gallery, Daylesford- Saturday 21 April – Sunday 6 May inclusive. $5 entry fee payable to The Convent Gallery

Instagram: @openartiststudios
Facebook: Daylesford Macedon Ranges Open Studios

FELTspace

12 Compton Street, Adelaide 5000

ALL GALLERIES: DIRECTOR’S CUT – ROY ANANDA, MATTHEW BRADLEY, LOUISE HASELTON, HEIDI KENYON, KATE POWER

Opening – 5:30 PM – Wednesday, 4 April
Artist Talks – 6pm
Running – 5 – 21 April 2018

April marks a decade of FELTspace and to celebrate we are proud to present Director’s Cut. Director’s Cut is a group exhibition curated from 5 of the most memorable and beloved makers who have shown at Compton Street during the last 10 years.

Roy Ananda
Roy Ananda is a South Australian artist, writer and educator whose objects, drawings, installations, and videos variously celebrate pop-culture, play, process and the very act of making. Ananda’s solo projects have included A is for Anvil (2006) at West Space (Melbourne), The Devourer (2013) at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, and Slow crawl into infinity (2014) at the Samstag Museum of Art (Adelaide). His work has been included in such significant survey exhibitions as Primavera (2004) at the MCA (Sydney), the Australian Drawing Biennial (2004) at the Drill Hall Gallery (Canberra), and CACSA Contemporary 2015 at SASA Gallery (Adelaide). In 2010 he was the South Australian recipient of the Qantas Foundation Art Award, which facilitated research trips to the U.K., Germany, and the U.S.A. Ananda is currently Head of Drawing at Adelaide Central School of Art and holds a Masters by Research degree from the University of South Australia focussed on the intersection of pop-culture fandom and contemporary art practice. Most recently, Ananda presented a major new work in Divided Worlds, the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia, inspired by his lifelong passion for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.

Matthew Bradley
Matthew Bradley’s sculptural and performative works are the result of an experimental and original approach to thinking and making. Qualities of art relevant to his practice include those that are akin to the work of the cosmologist, the physicist and the engineer. He is known for a restrained and methodical approach to materials and form, and philosophically robust engagements with notions as diverse as risk, delinquency, the evolution of consciousness, the origins of the universe and the fatal attraction of the horizon. His practice explores the complicated relationship of these notions to the intellectual advancement of society and the psychic renewal of the individual citizen.

Bradleys work has been included in major survey exhibitions of Australian art including The National 2017: New Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Before and After Science, Art Gallery of South Australia, 2010; Contemporary Australia: Optimism, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2008 and Primavera, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1999. Recent solo exhibitions include: A Forest of Lightning, Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, 2016, Destroyer of Worlds, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, 2016; Space Chickens help me make Apple pie, Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide, 2012. Matthew Bradley is represented by GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery.

Louise Haselton
Louise Haselton completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture) at The University of South Australia, 1991 and a Masters of Art (by Research) at RMIT University, Melbourne in 2002. In 2005 she undertook a Helpmann Academy Residency at Sanskriti Kendra, Delhi, India. Haselton’s sculptural artwork has recently been exhibited in Do It Adelaide at the Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, Magic Object : Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, at The Art Gallery of SA and Fabrik at the Ian Potter Museum and Sutton Gallery Project Space, Melbourne. Haselton has held major solo exhibitions at The Contemporary Art Centre of SA and The Australian Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide. Louise Haselton is represented by by GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery.

Heidi Kenyon
By exploring nuances in ordinary things Heidi Kenyon’s sculpture and installation practice seeks to encourage viewers to find meaning and magic in everyday spaces, objects and rituals. In 2015, Kenyon completed a Masters by Research (Major Studio Project) at the University of South Australia, following a graduation with First Class Honours from the South Australian School of Art in 2007. Kenyon has received a number of commendations for her work including the Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Australian Contemporary Art Award (2012), the MF & MH Joyner Scholarship in Fine Arts (2012), the Ruth Tuck Scholarship (2010), and the Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture and Installation Prize (2008).

Kenyon has exhibited her work locally, interstate and internationally in galleries including Shift Gallery, London, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Australian Experimental Art Foundation and the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia.

She has participated in residencies, workshops and mentorships within Australia, Italy, America, and the UK, and has made site specific works for public art events and festivals including the One River Project (2013, SA and ACT) and Supernormal (2010, Braziers Park, Oxfordshire, UK).

Kate Power
Kate Power is sculpture and installation artist based in Adelaide. Her practice embraces video, performance, textiles, sculpture and installation to investigate coexistence and enforced social constructions that can complicate how people relate to one another. Power is a graduate with first class Honours from the South Australian School of Art. She has been awarded the Constance Gordon-Johnson Sculpture and Installation Prize. Power has exhibited at BLINDSIDE (VIC); CACSA Project Space (SA); Fontanelle (SA); Paper Mountain ARI (WA); FELTspace (SA); Light Square Gallery (SA); Seventh Gallery (VIC); Format (SA); Sydney Contemporary Art fair (NSW). She has undertaken residencies at SIM in Iceland, NARS Foundation in New York and at the British School in Rome.