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Ararat Gallery TAMA

82 Vincent Street, Ararat, Victoria 3377

Drawing Dashes Between Dots – Siying Zhou
From 14 March to 12 July

Ararat is the only colonial town in Australia to have been founded by Chinese immigrants, having been established by Chinese miners in the 1850s. Today, this is one of the first things you read when googling the town, although this history wasn’t always so visible. Through a month-long residency in Ararat, Zhou formed personal connections to place and sought to understand contemporary relationships to the past.

The artist utilised public archives including those from the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre and Ararat Regional Library, as well as the personal archives, memories and stories held by community members, such as the passionate community group, the Friends of Gum San. Zhou has extracted multiple narratives and perspectives from a fragmented and discontinuous representation of history. Humanising facts and figures, they take us from the 1800s through to today. Through a mixed-media installation, the artist maps out the entanglements between past and present and the way these can influence personal identity.

Collected, Saved and Combined
From 7 December 2019 to 7 June 2020

Collected, Saved and Combined brings together pieces from Ararat Gallery TAMA’s Permanent Collection. Spanning the 1980s through to today, each piece utilises repurposed everyday items to explore contemporary Australian life. This includes artworks by Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Sarah Crowest, Lois Densham, Richard Goodwin, Paull Mckee, Raquel Ormella and John Parkes.

Drafting Sheep – Lionel Lindsay
From 4 January to 5 July 2020

Drafting Sheep is a collection display that celebrates the work of Lionel Lindsay. Born into an artistic family in Creswick, Victoria, Lindsay (1874-1961) was, without doubt, one of Australia’s great black and white artists – as a printmaker his achievements remain arguably unrivalled in Australian art of this era.

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 Gallery

42 View Street, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo

Josh Muir: What’s on your mind?
30 November 2019 – 13 April 2020

Bessie Davidson & Sally Smart – Two artists and the Parisian avant-garde
20 March – 21 June 2020

Ross Taylor: Field notes
28 March – 5 July 2020

Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo

Bendigo Easter Fair: amusement, charity and tradition
6 March – 29 August 2020

Castlemaine Press

Lot 19, 19 McShanag Drive, Castlemaine 3450

 

CASTLEMAINE PRESS @ ARTS OPEN
March 7,8,9 & 14,15

Join us at the Castlemaine Press studio for printmaking demonstrations, prints on show and more!

 

CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP with printmaker Melissa Proposch

2 consecutive Sundays, 19 & 26 April, 10am-3pm
$220 plus $45 materials

The original blueprints, cyanotypes, are made with a photographic print process that produces a cyan blue image. Cyanotype is a non-toxic printmaking process and considered one of oldest alternative photographic processes. In this 2 day workshop, create multiple, original cyanotype prints using a range of techniques and approaches:

• working with photosensitive emulsions and UV light
• making photograms
• working with positives and negatives
• hand-made negatives, stencils and readymades

Register on eventbrite
Enquiries castlemainepress@gmail.com

 

THE SATURDAY SESSIONS

Saturday afternoons at Castlemaine Press, 1pm-4pm
Term 1: February March 21
Term 2:May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20
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)
Basic studio materials included, participant provides all other materials.
Numbers limited.

Enquiries: castlemainepress@gmail.com

 

PRINT STUDIO FOR HIRE

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. Make your studio bookings here.

 

GET INKY AND JOIN CASTLEMAINE PRESS AS A MEMBER …
If you’re not already a 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.

If you would like to become a member of Castlemaine Press, click here to go to our website or contact us at castlemainepress@gmail.com

Fox Galleries

79 Langridge Street, Collingwood, Victoria 3066

JASON MOAD | TWO WORLDS AND IN-BETWEEN
Saturday 7 March – Tuesday 31 March

Fox Galleries is proud to present Two Worlds and In-between; a new body of work by Jason Moad reflecting a change of focus and personal philosophy within his practice. Moad’s interest in these plants, initially hinged on aesthetics, has transgressed to a fascination with their aura of presence and personality in which they project. Previously, Moad’s work had been rooted firmly in the physical; fetishising the object in defiance of the digital revolution and the increasingly ephemeral quality of our cultural artefacts. Ironically, this new body of work embraces the ephemeral and a fascination with the primacy of something elusive and ineffable; that aforementioned sense of presence and personality. Spirit, if you like.

For more information visit: https://www.foxgalleries.com.au/jason-moad-two-worlds-and-in-between/

 

 

 

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.

Manningham Art Gallery

Manningham City Square (MC²), 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108

See Me
Thursday 19 March to Friday 24 April
Tony Allan | Brady Freeman | Jason Horton | Melissa Kent | Tim McCall | Kate Steart | Shane Williams
With photography by Peter Tarasiuk.

See Me is a group exhibition by artists from Araluen’s Art Connects program examining the identity of people with intellectual disabilities and their representation in society. In the past, people with disabilities have been isolated from the rest of society, struggling to be integrated with the broader community. In more modern times efforts have been made to overcome these shortfalls yet there is still a long way to go. The goal of this exhibition is to bridge this gap and bring greater attention and awareness to this group and the art that they create.

National Gallery of Victoria, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

NGV TEMPORARY CLOSURE
From our team here at NGV, we’d like to express our very best wishes to our community during this challenging time.

In a precautionary measure, that considers the current public health situation, we are closing the NGV to the public until 13 April.

If you have pre-purchased tickets for current exhibitions or upcoming programs, our team will be in contact with you shortly.

We encourage you to visit our website and follow our social media for updates.

We are very grateful for the loyalty and understanding of the NGV community and wish everyone well during this time.

T:61 3 8620 2222 W:http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585

6 March – 10 May
Flood Plain

For many thousands of years the Murray Darling Basin and this region‘s rivers, tributaries, creeks, billabongs and lakes have provided sustenance for grasslands, forests, native wildlife, birdlife, and people.

An eclectic collection of works that will touch on the many ways that generations of families and individuals engage with the waterways and country of this region, through occupation, culture and recreation. It will also touch on the impact of this engagement with the environment and society.

Ian Abdullah, Narelle Autio, Nicci Cumpston, Suzanne Connelly- Klidomitis, John Davis, Bonita Ely, David Freedman, Thomas Henty, Kenneth Jack, Rick Kirby, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Wendy McDonald, Glenda Nicholls, Marilyne Nicholls, Rhyll Plant, George Rathbone, James Trevor, Wouter Vande Voorde, Wayne Viney

Trouble

Publishing from Castlemaine Victoria

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