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Ararat Gallery TAMA

Town Hall, Vincent Street, Ararat, 3377

Testament: Robert Salzer Foundation Acquisitions
Until 3 March 2019

The Ararat Gallery collection’s renewal has been significantly supported by the Robert Salzer Foundation. The exhibition presents a decade of acquisitions that reveal the dynamic uptake of textiles in Australia’s contemporary art practise. Building on the gallery’s comprehensive collection of post-minimalist and craft-based textile fibre art from the 1970s and 1980s, these recent acquisitions showcase new and unexpected approaches to the use of textiles as part of a challenging of the hierarchy of materials by contemporary artists.
 

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.
 

Blackwork embroidery workshop – Sera Waters
March 10 – 10.30am to 1.30pm

Sera will be conducting a workshop on the basics of blackwork embroidery, a counted thread technique, and how it can be used contemporarily. Materials supplied, BYO small hoop. This workshop is limited to 12 people – phone the Gallery on 5355 0900 to book. Cost – $60/$55 TAMA members.
 

fifty: Celebrating 50 years of collecting textile art
Ongoing

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.

 
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

Frida Kahlo, her photos
Until 10 February 2019

Jessie Boylan: Rupture
Until 10 February 2019

Gothic Beauty: Victorian notions of love, loss and spirituality
Until 10 February 2019

Daughters of the Sun: Christian Waller & Klytie Pate
Until 10 February 2019

Post Office Gallery
61-67 Pall Mall, Bendigo

Vale: mourning, remembrance and Spiritualism in Bendigo 1851-1901
13 December 2018 – 31 March 2019

Bendigo Living Arts Space

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

Creative Zest
14 November 2018 – 11 February 2019

A delightful exhibition of work by four artists from Central Victoria including ceramics by Sarah Koschak, artworks by Lynn Twelftree, furniture by Hugh Makin and button craft by Carole Grenfell.

Open 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas day)

Castlemaine Press

Lot 19, 19 McShanag Drive, Castlemaine 3450

Castlemaine Press AGM
Friday 30 November

All new and existing members are warmly invited to join us for our Annual AGM at 5pm.
And then stay on for our wonderful …

Christmas Print Sale 2018
original . collectable . local . affordable

All prints on sale are by members of Castlemaine Press.

Preview and sale: Friday 30 November, 5pm – 6.30pm

Cocktail hour: Saturday December 1, 5pm – 6pm
Weekend sale opening hours: 1pm – 5pm, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December

Plus special offer from our sponsor, Union Studio:
20% off framing of prints purchased at the sale.

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 members@castlemainepress.com.au for details.

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

Geelong Gallery

Little 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.

 
There is no there—Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano
until 10 February

 
Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano’s collaborative video works explore the relationship of the body with material objects, space and time. In their recent video work There is no there, they extend their concept of performance to a form of community engagement whereby fellow artists, friends and colleagues enact a series of movements and postures inspired by recent media coverage that wordlessly communicate degrees of urgency, anxiety, enquiry and stillness. There is no there is exhibited alongside preparatory works that provide insights to the video’s development and this new direction in the artists’ practice.   

Akio Makigawa – Water drawing no. 1
until 17 February

Akio Makigawa’s sculptural practice focussed on the essential life-giving elements of water, air, earth and fire. Gifted to Geelong Gallery shortly before the artist’s death in 1999, Water drawing no. 1 comprises several scroll-like drawings, metal channels filled with liquid and a single round stone that allude to the physical and spiritual properties of water.

Recent acquisitions 2017–18
until 17 March

A diverse selection of works that reflect the Gallery’s active acquisition program, and the generosity of a range of valued donors. Includes paintings by Andrew Browne, Richard Larter, Amanda Marburg and Fiona McMonagle; works on paper by Del Kathryn Barton, Charles Blackman, Mike Parr and Jörg Schmeisser; decorative arts by Julie Blyfield and Kirsten Coelho; and video work by Simone Slee.

 
Free entry. Open daily 10am to 5pm.

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

Controlled Absurdity

Wednesday 23 January to Saturday 16 February

Solo exhibition of new paintings, drawings and sculptures by Anthony Williams. Drawing heavily from fauvist painters, as well as constructivist sculpture, Williams’ eschews using colour to only define or represent forms. His images comprise of beautifully rich and beguiling swathes of paint whilst his sculptures extend them beyond the flat, two-dimensional surface, together creating a vibrant and dynamic visual experience.

 

Beach Couture: A Haute Mess

Wednesday 27 February to Saturday 30 March

An exhibition of wearable pieces made by artist Marina DeBris from objects and rubbish collected from Sydney’s beaches. Beach Couture makes visible, in grotesquely amusing fashion, the ever-growing problem of ocean pollution created in part by our contemporary reliance on single-use items.

 

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 Australia

180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Hit Steyerl: Factory of the Sun
Until 24 March 2019
FREE ENTRY

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.

10am-5pm daily

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

Newstead Railway Arts Hub

8A Tivey Street

Menagerie: Tegan Wheeldon & Laura Gibbs
Saturday 22 September – Sunday 14 October

Exhibition opening event: 2-4pm, Saturday 22 September

Menagerie is an exhibition of new works by Tegan Wheeldon and Laura Gibbs. The artists utilise methods of printmaking and painting to explore their interest in the natural world, with particular focus on avians and insects. Gibbs’ birds, finely painted in watercolour, are drawn from her immediate environment; the vast countryside and lakes of northern Victoria. Wheeldon utilises techniques of frottage and relief printing to explore a fusion of insect and textile in her mandala-esque compositions. Together these artists weave a menagerie of feathers and antennae, beaks and mandibles, within the exhibition space.

Exhibition hours: 10am – 3pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585

Code Breakers
8 February – 24 March 2019

Press play on Code Breakers, the first exhibition of its kind in Australia celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry. This free exhibition transforms the gallery into an immersive and interactive game zone. Visitors can get hands-on with an array of playable games – from indie through to commercial hits and new releases. And all are made by Australian and New Zealand women working in different capacities such as directors, programmers, developers, digital artists, writers, producers and designers.

Inside the exhibition you can crush bullies in Ninja Pizza Girl, run with animals in Armello or race suped-up cars in Need for Speed: No Limits – all made by emerging and established makers. From platformers, RPGs and digital board games to graphical adventures and puzzlers, there’s something for everyone and at any skill level.