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Listing State VIC

Mission to Seafarers Victoria

717 Flinders Street, Docklands Victoria 3008

2019 ANL Maritime Art Prize Award
Exhibition open to public: 4 – 20 October 2019
The VIVA Energy People’s Choice Award ($2,000) will be drawn on the evening of 18 October 2019.

The MtSV inhabits an enchanting historic and iconic building in Docklands; well worth a visit any day of the year, but particularly to see the ANL Maritime Art Prize in October. Just in time for the exhibition, renovations throughout the building are being completed, including replacement of floors, re-painting, and re-rendering the building, thanks to funding from Victorian State Government. The Maritime Art Prize exhibition is hung throughout the public areas of the building, including in the Norla Dome. The longevity of the Prize – running for seventeen years – is evidence of the recognition both artists and the public have for the reputation of the Mission to Seafarers Victoria’s, ANL Maritime Art Prize.

Maritime Art Prize Mission: The event aims to raise the profile of our international seafarers and is the fundraising initiative of the MtSV. The MtSV thanks the Prize sponsors of the Maritime Art Prize, ANL Container Line, ASP Ship Management, Victorian International Container Terminals (VICT), Nevile & Co. Commercial Lawyers, and VIVA Energy, as well as all of the other category sponsors and donors.

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

180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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.

T:61 3 8620 2222 W:

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585

Until October 6
Another Thousand Years – 10 Centenarian Drawings
Peter Wegner

Long time painter printmaker and more recently sculptor, Peter Wegner has taken his sensitive eye to the subject of longevity. This suite of drawings are part of a larger collection of 100 Centenarians. Drawn from life they aim to explore what it is like to live on this earth for 100 years.

The issue of ageing and the shared experience of dignity and independence and what it means to have a productive and meaningful life are all part of this exhibition.

Ultima District Uncovered
Mick Cullin

Over a period of seven days in August and September 2018, former Swan Hill resident Mick Cullin was commissioned by Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery to photograph the community and district of Ultima.

Immersed in the community with the support of Ultima Progress Association, Ultima Football Netball Club, Ultima Primary School and a number of individuals and families, Mick captured the town, sporting events, local industry, children, and families through work, leisure and play.

In this candid, honest and sensitive photographic project, Mick reveals the true spirit of this small but resilient Victorian Mallee town.


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Wangaratta Art Gallery

56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677

Gallery 1

Until 27 October
THE GIFT – Judy Cassab

Since 2017, Wangaratta Art Gallery has been bestowed a number of generous donations of works by Judy Cassab from the Cassab Family private estate. As a result, Wangaratta Art Gallery has within its holdings a significant number of works by this Australian female artist consisting of portraits, interiors and landscapes. The exhibition showcases these significant donations, assisted by the Australian Government Cultural Gift Program, which celebrates Cassab’s important contribution to Australian Art. Cassab was the first woman to win the Archibald Portrait Prize twice and painted many high profile portraits in her lifetime.

1 November – 15 December
A NETS Touring Exhibition curated by Olivia Poloni

Cherine Fahd, Clare Rae, Deborah Paauwe, Eliza Hutchinson, Fiona Foley, Hoda Afshar, Janina Green, Jill Orr, Joyce Evans, Julie Rrap, Karla Dickens, Kawita Vatanajyankur, Kirsten Lyttle, Leah King Smith, Linsey Gosper, Pat Brassington, Polixeni Papapetrou, Polly Borland, Ponch Hawkes, Sandy Edwards, Simone Slee, Zoe Croggon, Honey Long and Prue Stent.

In Her Words is a photographic exhibition focusing on women behind and in front of the camera. Recognising the significance of feminist photography held by the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, guest curator Olivia Poloni was invited to draw works from the collection alongside key figures in contemporary Australian photographic practice. In Her Words presents the work of women who are bold in the telling of their flaws, uncertainties and strengths; aiming to get to the core of the female experience, rights and challenges. Through these images the photographers make bold statements about the societies in which they live and work.

Gallery 2

28 September – 27 October

An exhibition inspired by the 2019 Across the Arts Forum. Goulburn and North East Artists Association (GANEAA) members, alongside workshop presenters, reflect on the theme Cultural Connections. The result is a diverse display of artworks in a variety of mediums including textiles, painting, poetry, printmaking, music, sculpture, bookmaking, video and calligraphy.

WPACC Foyer Gallery
24 September – 13 November
ANDY PYE – North East Tree Scenes

An exhibition of dense tree scenes from the North East Victorian Region. The work explores the Australian bush – sticks resting on trees, their spoil, leaf litter, the balance against the vertical lines of trees, weeds, disused fences and the overall irregularity of the bush. Andy Pye now lives in Wangaratta, painting and sculpting daily.

Open Tues – Sun 10am – 4pm. Closed Mon. Closed Public Holidays & for installation.