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

Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

DEL KATHRYN BARTON: THE HIGHWAY IS A DISCO
17 NOV 17 – 12 MAR 18

The NGV presents a major solo exhibition of one of Australia’s most popular artists, Del Kathryn Barton. Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco reveals the artist’s imaginative and deeply sensuous world, where ornately decorated species – both human and animal – are rendered in seductive line and colour. Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco is a survey of new and recent work by the two times Archibald Portrait Prize winner that reveals the breadth of Barton’s practice. Featuring comprehensive displays of recent paintings and drawings for which she is arguably best known, the exhibition also includes collage, sculpture, textiles and film, all drawn together by the artist’s exuberant and psychedelic aesthetic.

Born in Sydney in 1972, Barton graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney, in 1993. In 2015, Barton was awarded an Australian Film, Television and Radio School Creative Fellowship, following her directorial debut of The Nightingale and the Rose (2015). Her work is held in major public collections including: the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart.

Free entry
10am-5pm daily

T:(03) 8620 2222 Bookings: (03) 8662 1555 W:http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

Horseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585

Until January 28 2018

Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose
1 December – 28 January

Showcasing the hauntingly beautiful collaboration between Del Kathryn Barton and Brendan Fletcher, this milestone exhibition traces the interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s 19th century classic through an artistic lens. Featuring a screening of their award-winning film alongside material from the production archives, Del Kathryn Barton: The Nightingale and the Rose reveals the workings behind this captivating animated picture.

Andy Millar and John Harrison
You were scared of Dentists and Taxation,
But now, John and Andy know a different scene
1 December – 28 January

These two local retired professionals John Harrison and Andy Millar, have been quietly developing their artistic sides for nearly a decade. In this, their first exhibition, they present an enthusiastic and eclectic mix of colour, light and form.

The Johnston Collection Exhibition-House

East Melbourne

THE JOHNSTON COLLECTION EXHIBITION-HOUSE
FEAST | Christmas at The Johnston Collection 17|18
Monday 2 October 2017 – Wednesday 31 January 2018

Including with Sai-Wai Foo, Irianna Kannellopoulou, Dorothy Morgan , Robyn Rich, Melbourne Tapestry Weavers Collective, The Bond Family, Embroiderers Guild (Victoria)- Mornington Peninsula & Leongatha Country Group, Bead Society of Victoria & The Beaders Guild of Geelong, Bbaandit Yarners, The GLAD Rappers

The creative spirits of Christmases past come to life again in FEAST | Christmas at The Johnston Collection 2017 – 2018 an exhibition showing selected works from over the last five years of Christmas exhibitions along with a smattering of new works in a spectacular rearrangement that promises to be a feast not only for the eyes but for all the senses.

FEAST | Christmas at The Johnston Collection 2017 – 2018 features works from artists, guilds and collectives from the Mornington Peninsula (2013-2014), Geelong and the Surf Coast (2014-2015), Gippsland (2015-2016) and Melbourne city (2016-2017) along with new works contributed by Dorothy Morgan.

This popular series which commenced in 2004, commissions makers from a different region in Victoria each year to create new works drawn from aspects of the Collection or relating to the life of William Robert Johnston (1911-1986).The commissioned work is displayed against the back-drop of William Johnston’s extraordinary collection of Regency, Georgian and Louis XV furniture, paintings, ceramics and objet d’art arranged in a domestic setting. William Johnston (1911 – 1986) was a prominent 20th century antique dealer and collector who bequeathed his former residence, Fairhall, and collection to the people of Victoria.

The work of ceramicists, weavers, spinners, yarners, patchworkers, embroiderers, lacemakers, quilters, cake decorators, glassworkers, beaders, and a host of other crafts are all on display in FEAST.

The exhibition includes:

· the whimsical works of paper artist Sai-Wai Foo along with ceramicist Irianna Kannellopoulou’s intriguing animal-themed figures feature in The Study

. an abundance of fabulous fabric veggies by multi-media artist Robyn Rich is featured in The Kitchen

· the Melbourne Tapestry Weavers Collective have returned with their vibrant and innovative contemporary tapestry works weaving stories about William Johnston’s life, displayed throughout the rooms of Fairhall

· mixed-media artists The Bond Family present their exotic Indian-themed works in The Yellow Room and delicate Japanese-inspired work in The Dressing Room

· The Green Drawing Room displays a feast of embroidery, beads and baubles. The exquisite threads of the Embroiderers Guild (Victoria)’s Mornington Peninsula and Leongatha Country Group branches are displayed along with the jewel-like decorations made by the Bead Society of Victoria and The Beaders Guild of Geelong, whose ornaments created using many thousands of beads, all meticulously stitched by hand, took up to 30 – 40 hours to make each one.

· the Bbaandit Yarners have taken over the front of Fairhall with their colourful art while the GLAD Rappers have yarn stormed The Sitting Room upstairs

· textile and paper maker Dorothy Morgan has created a series of new works reflecting on the themes of peace and hospitality for FEAST which is displayed as one installation in The White Room and The Blue Room

Christmas at The Johnston Collection celebrates the possibilities of using particular crafts and skills in different ways by encouraging the makers to explore new contemporary practices and ideas. The result is a stunning and stimulating exhibition of contemporary craft viewed against the background of William Johnston’s historic 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 www.johnstoncollection.org

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Wangaratta Art Gallery

56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677

Gallery 1
Light Moves: Contemporary Australian Video Art
A National Gallery of Australia touring exhibition
25 November 2017 – 4 February 2018

A selection of Video Art made between 2009 – 2014 by some of Australia’s most internationally significant video artists; Daniel Crooks, Hayden Fowler, Shaum Gladwell, Gabriella and Silvana Mangano, David Rosetzky, Julie Rrap and Christian Thompson.

Gallery 2
Youth Film Project
17 Nov – 22 Dec

A platform for showcasing films created by young people in the Wangaratta area.

WPAC Foyer Gallery
Abstract Paintings – Frank Burgers
19 Dec 2017 – 5 Feb 2018

A selected body of work representing his abstract representations of landscape, time and place.

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