Listing State VIC
National Gallery of Victoria, NGV International180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3000
15 DEC 17 – 15 APR 18
ALL LEVELS, FREE ENTRY
Featuring the work of over 100 artists and designers from 32 countries, the NGV Triennial surveys the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives.
A free exhibition, the NGV Triennial is a celebration of contemporary art and design practice that traverses all four levels of NGV International, as well as offering a rich array of programs.
The NGV Triennial explores cutting edge technologies, architecture, animation, performance, film, painting, drawing, fashion design, tapestry and sculpture.
Visitors have an opportunity to look at the world and its past, present and future through the eyes of some of the most creative minds working today.
National Gallery of Victoria, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV AustraliaFederation 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.
Swan Hill Regional Art GalleryHorseshoe Bend, Swan Hill 3585
Until March 18
Lads, Louts & Larrikins
Former Swan Hill resident James Lowery presents a rogues’ gallery of friends and acquaintances from the past 40 years.
What does Breastfeeding Look Like?
What Does Breastfeeding Look Like? is an anthropological photo study exploring the realities of breastfeeding. Suzie Blake has photographed women in Australia, the UK and Brazil, and will continue the project for the foreseeable future. The series features candid black and white photos of mothers breastfeeding at home, on the go and in any other natural circumstance and recently went viral with over 1 million accumulated likes and shares across various media platforms.
The Johnston Collection Exhibition-HouseEast Melbourne
THE JOHNSTON COLLECTION EXHIBITION-HOUSE
ANOTHER LOOK | WILLIAM JOHNSTON: His Residence & Collection exhibition-house series
Monday 12 February 2018 – Tuesday 30 May 2018
ANOTHER LOOK | WILLIAM JOHNSTON: His Residence & Collection presents the sumptuous Green Drawing Room as a grand Indian-inspired Durbar room.
After exhausting his sources in England, antique dealer William Johnston turned his sights and travels to India, and especially Calcutta, which became his favourite place to replenish his shop stock.
Of the many significant items Johnston acquired, the Durbar room includes the splendid ‘salon suite’ purchased from the sale of vice-regal furniture from Government House, Calcutta (now known as Raj Bhavan, Kolkata).
A concept to create a sumptuous Indian-inspired ‘Durbar Room’ was proposed when the museum first opened in 1990. This room, which became known as The Green Drawing Room, is a stunning formal reception space in which to display a gentleman’s collection.
ANOTHER LOOK also re-presents the original arrangement of William Johnston’s collection in Fairhall. This exhibition will continue exploring one of the themes underpinning The Johnston Collection, that ‘Old is New’.
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
TroublePublishing from Castlemaine Victoria
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Wangaratta Art Gallery56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677
Until 8 April | Gallery1
FINE YOUNG THINGS
Gabriel Curtin, Matthew Fairbridge & Anthea Kemp
Three established and emerging contemporary visual artists, return to their homeland of North East Victoria to exhibit their current work. Whilst successfully exhibiting regularly in the contemporary art scene in both metro areas of Melbourne and Sydney, the outcome is a collection of work that is fine, young and worthy of celebration.
14 April – 27 May
THE HASSALL COLLECTION
A selection of ContemporaryIndigenous Art
An exhibition of Contemporary Indigenous works from the private collection of Geoffrey Hassall. Geoffrey has been collecting art for 42 years and Indigenous art since 1996. In 2014 Geoffrey received an OAM acknowledged for his service to the visual arts, particularly to museums and regional galleries. This unique selection of works features key contemporary Indigenous Australian Artists such Sally Gabori, Doris Bush and Timothy Cook. It is a delight and honour for the Wangaratta Art Gallery and the region of North East Victoria to have access to such a significant collection of Australian Indigenous Art.
Until 25 March | Gallery2
OUTCOMES OF BOORHAMAN ARTIST IN RESIDENCE PROJECT
Chaco Kato & Dylan Martorell
The Boorhaman Residency Project was conceived and directed by Kate Hill and Eugene Howard and took place during the spring of 2017 with artists Chaco Kato and Dylan Martorell. The emphasis was on the artists to spend time in Boorhaman to uncover a deeper understanding of how art practices can engage with environments and communities.
Both artists’ negotiated site-specific elements through their process and worked with community members in a series of workshops, contributing to the final project. The Boorhaman Residency Project is now re-configured and delivered at Wangaratta Art Gallery.
29 March – 20 May
Introducing Graham: the only person designed to survive on our roads.
Evolutionary science and human vulnerability are at the centre of a new Victorian initiative to reduce road deaths and injuries. The Transport Accident Commission launched its latest road safety project, highlighting how susceptible the human body is to the forces involved in transport accidents. In a shift from its traditional road safety campaigns, the TAC has collaborated with a leading trauma surgeon, a crash investigation expert and a world-renowned Melbourne artist Patricia Piccinini to produce ‘Graham’, an interactive lifelike sculpture demonstrating human vulnerability.
WPAC Foyer Gallery
FROM COAST TO COUNTRY
Until 26 March
Predominantly concerned with the landscape, whether it be coastal or rural, Gorman pushes the boundaries with her mix of vibrant and often contrasting colour combinations.
With her joyful, carefree approach Gorman may hint at the subject matter yet allows enough room for the viewer to complete their own narrative.
28 March – 21 May
Kirrily Anderson (aka I & the Others) is the inspired by sentiment, beauty, childhood and the natural environment. Her work is an exploration of human emotion in its most subtle form. Anderson’s creative practice is an eclectic meld of visual art, illustration, street art and graphic design. Having recently moved from the busy midst of Melbourne’s creative and street art scene to the still beauty of Chiltern in Victoria’s North East, Anderson continues to draw on her illustrative strength and large scale paste-up skills to respond to the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre as a cultural space of inspiration, activity and performance.
Open Tues – Sun 10am – 4pm. Closed Mon.
Closed Public Holidays & for installation.