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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.
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.
Arnold Street Gallery189 Arnold Street, Bendigo 3550
Artist Call to Exhibit
Artists are invited to apply for exhibition during the Jun- Dec 2019 exhibition program – Applications close 30th April 2019.
Arnold Street Gallery has three exhibition spaces available, comprising a large gallery space, small gallery space and sculpture courtyard. Artists working in all mediums, including painting, drawing, printmaking, animation, photography, ceramics and sculpture are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from contemporary artists living in the Bendigo and Central Victorian regions. We also welcome applications from the Metropolitan and regional areas of Australia.
• Your name, address and contact details
• A current CV as a word document (no longer than A4)
• Quality visual support material including 8 – 10 images – no more than 76 dpi jpg for your application. Higher quality images will be required upon acceptance.
• Dimensions of images
• Artist’s statement outlining intention and context of exhibition
• An exhibition design outlining how you intend to use the space
• Any special requirements (plinths, alterations)
• Support material you consider relevant
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
May 1st – 28 July, 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
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 email@example.com for details.
If you would like to become a member of Castlemaine Press contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Geelong GalleryLittle 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.
Bauhaus centenary—Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack
until 26 May
The centenary of the influential Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture will be celebrated around the world in 2019. Founded in the German city of Weimar in 1919, the school operated until 1933. Its influence spread to Australia through émigré artist Ludwig Hirschfeld Mack (1893–1965).
Hirschfeld Mack enrolled at the Weimar Bauhaus in 1919 and studied there until 1925. He was deported to Australia in 1940 and soon after his release from detention in 1942, was appointed to the position of art master at Geelong Grammar. This selection of paintings, prints, and three-dimensional objects by Hirschfeld Mack is largely drawn from the significant gift made by his widow, Olive Hirschfeld, to Geelong Gallery in 1976.
Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series
02 March to 26 May
For the first time in 15 years, the National Gallery of Australia’s collection of Sidney Nolan’s ‘Ned Kelly’ paintings is touring Australia in its entirety. The national tour gives Australians across the country the chance to experience some of the most famous and poignant masterpieces of 20th-century Australian art.
While the Kelly paintings have been exhibited internationally at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, they have rarely visited the far corners of Australia.
Entry fees apply.
John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda: Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas
30 March 2019 to 02 June
John Wolseley’s 2016 gift to Geelong Gallery of his ten metre long, six panel panoramic watercolour The pearl fisher’s voyage from Ise Shima to Roebuck Bay, 1985–89, is the catalyst for an immersive installation in which Wolseley and senior Yolgnu artist and clan leader Mulkun Wirrpanda, extend their decade-long collaboration. Both artists share a profound sense of the beauty and fragility of the earth and its ecosystems, and in this project their works meditate especially on the mollusc as a powerful indicator of changing oceanic conditions and water systems.
Part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019 23 April–19 May.
Free entry. Open daily 10am to 5pm. Closed Good Friday
lot1919 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.
Manningham Art GalleryManningham City Square (MC²), 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108
Stratified Perspective: Roger Byrt, Jenny John, Jacob Leary and Wayne Viney
Wednesday 17 April to Saturday 11 May
Group exhibition presenting works that employ layering and contrast, whether with colour, texture, material, shape and/or form. Invoking the concept of rock strata, the exhibition will engage how we perceive, identify and mark difference. It will also aim to explore how layering and the repetition of contrasting forms functions visually when within a larger whole; ultimately examining notions of harmony, order and discord as well as conventional colour relationships and patterns.
Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2019 – Entries Now Open
$10,000 acquisitive award open to artists from across Victoria. For more information and to enter, visit www.manningham.vic.gov.au/ceramic-award
Entries close 5.00pm Friday 21 June 2019.
National Gallery of Victoria, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Hit Steyerl: Factory of the Sun
Until 24 March 2019
The NGV presents German-born, Hito Steyerl’s landmark video installation Factory of the Sun. This is the Australian premiere of this immersive work, which was first shown at the 2015 German Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale.
Steyerl’s work takes the digital image as a point of departure for explorations of the ethics, politics, economics and aesthetics of our digital present in ways both critical and playful. She is one of the most critically acclaimed artists working in the field of video today. As the New York Times writes, Steyerl ‘represents a new paradigm of the artist not as solitary genius but as networked thinker.’
Factory of the Sun is an immersive video which samples different genres of moving image including documentary film, video games, drone surveillance, advertising, news footage, and YouTube dance videos. The video tells the story of workers whose forced actions in a motion capture studio are turned into artificial sunshine. The light produced serves as a metaphor for the light emitted from digital screens, and the electromagnetic frequencies used to transmit information around the globe. Steyerl uses light to point to the ambiguous relationship between individual agency, economic interests and indiscernible power in our technologically mediated age. Shifting between playful and menacing, Factory of the Sun draws viewers into a game-like world that nevertheless reflects contemporary questions.
Swan Hill Regional Art GalleryHorseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585
Callum Preston’s MILK BAR
29 March – 28 April
Callum Preston is a sucker for nostalgia. As a child of the Melbourne suburbs in the 1990s, Preston remembers his neighbourhood milk bar as a place of wonder. For this exhibition Preston recreated his own childhood milk bar completely by hand, one chip packet and Coke can at a time. Like any milk bar, Preston’s is filled with the usual objects: magazines, chocolate bars and cereal boxes. He explores nostalgia and how commodification and shopping has changed.
A NETS Victoria exhibition supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, from the SANDREW Collection
Inland to Outland
29 March – 28 April
From the outback’s Broken Hill – the iconic centre of Australian naive art to metropolitan Melbourne and the country between, this exhibition draws together artists with a uncompromised passion for making.
Artists include Bruce McPhee, Jason McCarthur, Wayne Elliott, Sandy Peeters, Matthew Clarke, Di Giddings and Caroline Ellis, and from our permanent collection, Sam Byrne, Henri Bastin, William Yaxley and Ivor Cantrill