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Listing State VIC

Incinerator Gallery

180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039

Saturday 3 June – Sunday 23 July

Guest curator: Elizabeth Liddle

Artist & Curator Talk: Saturday, 15 July at 1pm

Revealed is an exhibition that brings together a group of diverse Aboriginal artists’ in an intermingled discourse that explores the idea that a weakened connection to country is interrelated to the challenges experiences by Indigenous communities across Australia.

Marley Holloway- Clarke, Robert Kelly, Cassie Leatham, Anna Liebzeit and Steve Stelios Adam with Elizabeth Liddle, Hayley Millar- Baker, Josh Muir, Jenny Murray- Jones and Tyson Yunkaporta

Even a Stopped Clock.
Katie Lee with Andrew Sainsbury

Katie Lee’s artistic practice is influenced by the dynamics of urban space. She draws on the interactions of humans, animals, architecture and natural forces to make her installations.

For her new work in the Incinerator Gallery’s Atrium space, Katie has engineered a suspended sculpture, made from timber, steel, toughened glass and electric fans.

Andrea Hopgood

Andrea Hopgood began exploring the idea of the ‘cloud’ just after the death of her 18 year old son.

The quiet and solitary act of painting helped her transition through the tragedy, whilst the subject matter resonated with the emotional impact of her son’s death.

Cloud investigates the parallels between the different meanings of the cloud and her own stages of grief.

Opening hours: Tues to Sun, 11am-4pm. Free Entry.

LOT 19

19 McShanag Drive , Castlemaine 3450 (off Langslow Street)

lot19 was founded to celebrate life

lot 19 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.

Manningham Art Gallery

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

Wednesday 5 July – Saturday 29 July
Glazed Turkeys and other treats from the Manningham Art Collection

Surveys some of the standout pieces from the Manningham Council collection, as well as a number of recent acquisitions including a selection of ceramic vessels by Reg Preston and a 1927 painting of East Doncaster by Robert Campbell.

McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park

390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin 3910

Matthew Bird
6 March 2017 – 9 July 2017

Dormitorium is the latest interactive sculptural project by Melbourne-based architect Matthew Bird. Acclaimed for his progressive and experimental methods, Bird draws across and unites numerous creative disciplines from architecture and interior design to installation art, photography and performance.

In the lead-up to this exhibition, Bird’s research has led to an extensive exploration in the changing traditions of bedchamber aesthetics and the potential these spaces have to profoundly affect the way we rest and rejuvenate. Bringing together these ideas, Dormitorium is presented as a communal sleep chamber and exploratory environment that encourages audiences to engage with a complexity of sensory propositions, from textures and materials to the immersive effects of moving light and sound techonlogies.

Dormitorium has been created in collaboration with Respiratory & Sleep Disorders Physician Dr Marcus McMahon from Austin Health and Professor Shantha Rajaratnam and Professor Sean Drummond from Monash University’s Sleep Program, Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences. With contributions from architect and designer Caitlyn Parry, choreographer/ performance artist Phillip Adams and choreographer/ dance artist Shelley Lasica.

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)

860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150


Entries now invited. The MGA Foundation has announced two changes to the 2017 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, an increased prize of $30,000 for the winning work and, for the first time in the history of the prize, Monash Gallery of Art will acquire the winning entry.


This year the winner of the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize will take home $30,000 in prize money – $5,000 more than previous years. And, for the first time in the history of the prize, Monash Gallery of Art will acquire the winning entry.

Established by the MGA Foundation in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the prize is open to any Australian photographer – established or emerging – and all genres of photography are eligible, as long as the work has been produced in the past year.

There are no thematic restrictions.


Entries open
31 May 2017 – (5pm) 12 July 2017

Finalists announced
28 August 2017

Exhibition dates
14 October – 26 November 2017

Opening and announcement
Thursday 19 October 2017

National Gallery of Victoria, NGV International

180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3000

Until 15 October

Creating the Contemporary Chair presents arresting and provocative chair designs by some of the most interesting Australian and international designers practising in recent decades. Comprising thirty-five new acquisitions supported by Gordon Moffatt AM, this exhibition explores the significance of chairs as markers of design evolution and as objects embedded with meaning, expression, experimentation and utility. Works on display range in date from 1980 to 2016 and include examples of both mass-produced and studio-created chairs sourced from around the globe.

Two years in development, Creating the Contemporary Chair explores the allure of the chair and its enduring hold over the designer. Offering fresh perspectives on chairs designed in our time the exhibition features works by Tord Boontje, Jacopo Foggini, Konstantin Grcic, GT2P, Porky Hefer, Helen Kontouris, Ross Lovegrove, Christien Meindertsma, Patricia Urquiola, Jólan van der Wiel and Oskar Zieta to name a few.

Free entry
Open daily 10am-5pm

T:(03) 8620 2222 Bookings: (03) 8662 1555 W:

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

Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

Until 27 August

Bill Henson presents recent photographs by Bill Henson, selected by the artist, and encompassing themes including portraits, nudes, lush museum interiors and transcendent landscapes.

The images in this exhibition are drawn from a body of works created between 2008 and 2011 and continue Henson’s sensitive, sophisticated study of the human condition, which he has realised over his forty year career.

Each of the works included has a palpable sense of the cinematic and together they form a powerful and enigmatic imaginative statement. Like much of his work, there is little that is explicit, and rather the works propose open-ended narratives and capture a transitory sensation.

A powerful sense of mystery and ambiguity can be found within the images, heightened by the velvet-like blackness of the shadows and the striking use of chiaroscuro to selectively obscure and reveal the form of the nudes, sculptures and the landscape itself.

The exhibition is presented within the Level 2, 19th – 20th C Art & Design Galleries at NGV International. In this unexpected location Henson’s photographs can be seen in proximity to some of the masterpieces of the NGV Collection.

Donated through the Australian Governments Cultural Gifts Program by William Donald Bowness, 2016

Free entry
10am-5pm daily
Voluntary Guide tours, 12.30pm, Wed, Fri & Sun
Includes all Festival of Photography exhibitions

T:(03) 8620 2222 Bookings: (03) 8662 1555 W:

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585

The Da Vinci Machines
June 24 – August 20

This award-winning interactive exhibition invites everyone with curiosity to delve into the mind of artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci and showcases many of his iconic inventions.

On loan from the Museum of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy, the 60 interactive machines are created from original da Vinci drawings.

Highlights include the bicycle, scuba suit, spring powered car as well as flying machines.

Admission: Adults $12, concession $10, family (2 ad & 2 ch) $25. The gallery will be open every day during this exhibition.

Acknowledgement: Created by Artisans of Florence – International Pty Ltd in collaboration with The Niccolai Group (Firenze), (Museum of Leonardo Da Vinci) along with SEW Eurodrive the “Official Drive Partner” of the Australian DA VINCI MACHINES EXHIBITION

The Johnston Collection Exhibition-House

ANIMAL KINGDOM | ‘house of ideas’ series
Tuesday 13 June 2017 – Tuesday 19 September 2017

With Kate Rohde, Troy Emery, Julia deVille, Vipoo Srivilasa, Alison Cole, Lesley Uren, and Yvonne Walton

We’re all part of the animal kingdom, appearing in what Darwin called “endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful”. As part of our continuing ‘house of ideas’ series and through contemporary artists and historical objects, this audacious exhibition brings together and seeks out representations of animals which have continued to inspire and inform us over time.

In ANIMAL KINGDOM, exquisite animal-inspired objects from The Johnston Collection will be juxtaposed alongside fantastic creations by some of Melbourne’s best contemporary makers including Kate Rohde, Troy Emery, Julia deVille, Vipoo Srivilasa, Alison Cole, Lesley Uren, and Yvonne Walton, in one magnificent show.

As part of our ‘house of ideas’ series, ANIMAL KINGDOM continues to explore William Johnston’s collection in new ways.

Visitors to ANIMAL KINGDOM will discover a world of animals within The Johnston Collection.

Guided tours weekdays at 10.00 am, 12 noon, 2.00 pm. After Hours tours on the second Saturday of each month at 10.00 am and 12 noon and on the third Thursday evening of each month at 6.00 pm. Bookings


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