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Ararat Gallery TAMA82 Vincent Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377
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.
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.
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.
Bendigo Art Gallery42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550
Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo
Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion
17 August – 10 November 2019
Desert Lines: Batik from Central Australia
17 August – 17 November 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.
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.
Fox Galleries79 Langridge Street, Collingwood, Victoria 3066
VICTOR RUBIN: POINTS TO VIEW
3 August – 3 September 2019
Opening 3 August, 5pm-7pm
‘It’s the fire of the century’ was the first reaction of artist Victor Rubin to the images of the Notre-Dame de Paris alight on 15 April. To see this historic structure, built as a liber pauperum or ‘poor people’s book’ in the twelfth century, consumed in a devastating blaze was quite a sight. Rubin was shocked and in a passionate response immediately started creating drawings of the Cathedral on fire. He completed his first painting in Points To View within days. He knew exactly how to render the scene. In 1990 he had spent the best part of a year at the Moira Dyring Studio in the Hotel de Ville on the Ile St Louis, Cite International des Arts, a stone’s throw from Notre Dame. In Points To View, Victor Rubin masterfully renders the 2019 fire of Notre-Dame as a symbol of the times we are living in.
MARK DAVIS: BLEAK OUTLOOK
15 September – 15 October 2019
Opening 15 September 5pm-7pm
Bleak Outlook explores the structural elements of landscape in its various formations, shapes and undulations that link with nature’s inbuilt time rhythm. The perspectives are varied to induce the feeling of being both within the landscape and looking beyond it: frontal, on the edge, diagonal, horizontal, vertical, angled and aerial. The spaces where the land meets the sea and air are carried forth in relation to the depiction of mountains, various rock formations and geological details. The works are produced within the spirit of Anthropocene, looking at the landscape in relation to human intervention as it stands.
lot1919 McShanag Drive , Castlemaine 3450 (off Langslow Street)
Entries are now open for the 2019 Spring Sculpture Prize!
Exhibition Opening and Prizegiving: 2-5pm, Saturday 12 October. With food on offer by Dulce Lunar, entertainment by Castlemaine’s penultimate girl band: Stop That Mammoth, plus the Lot 19 bar will be open. CASH ONLY.
Opening Hours: 13-27 October. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 10-5pm.
Now in its 13th year, Lot19’s Spring Sculpture Prize has become a well known creative institution in Castlemaine and throughout the surrounding region, attracting a very high calibre of sculptural works.
Set amongst the grounds of Lot19, all entrants work will be exhibited for 3 weeks, either in the Lot 19 gallery or outdoors depending on the scale and medium of the work.
There will be 3 independent judges, with more than $6000 worth of prizes on offer.
To enter, please complete the below entry form and email to: email@example.com
Manningham Art GalleryManningham City Square (MC²), 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108
Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2019 – Finalists’ Exhibition
Wednesday 14 August to Saturday 14 September
Manningham’s biennial acquisitive award surveying the diversity of practices in contemporary ceramics across the state. The Finalist’s Exhibition will present the very best selections from a broad field of entries, with the overall winner and general acquisitions being announced at the exhibition opening.
National Gallery of Victoria, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
KAWS: COMPANIONSHIP IN THE AGE OF LONELINESS
September 2019 to April 2020 | NGV International
Contemporary American artist KAWS, a.k.a Brian Donnelly, is one of the most resonant artists of his generation. In an Australian first, KAWS: Companionship In The Age Of Loneliness is a comprehensive survey of 25 years of KAWS’s oeuvre, full of humour, hope and humanity, celebrating his ability to connect with broad audiences.
The full range of KAWS’s artistic output will be on display featuring more than 100 works including iconic paintings reappropriating pop-culture figures to his more recent large-scale abstract works, and an impressive collection of his celebrated sculptural figures.
KAWS engages with universal feelings of isolation and loneliness through his works, in reaction to the turbulent world we live in today. His larger-than-life sculptures are playful, toy-like figures, however at closer look, they reveal a fragility and darkness in the vulnerable poses of the characters. The exhibition will include a newly commissioned 7-metre bronze COMPANION sculpture GONE, 2019, standing solemnly in a Pietà pose, evoking a sense of sorrow and empathy. On display in the NGV’s Federation Court, this monumental work will be the largest bronze KAWS has created to date.
KAWS’ latest paintings showcase his hallmark use of bold colors and bright lines, transgressing into new creative territory with his hybrid characters now dissolving into fragmented fields of color.
Accompanying the main exhibition, KAWS: Playtime is a dedicated playful kids exhibition that KAWS has created, introducing promising young artists of today to his creative approach and artistic methods of integrating pop culture into his work.
Admission fees apply.