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Listing State VIC

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

Badjur – Bagarook – Yorga – Woman
24 May – 24 June

The major feature of Manningham’s annual National Reconciliation Week program, this exhibition showcases the unique voices of contemporary Indigenous artists from across Victoria. This year’s exhibition features work by Pierra Van Sparks, Cassie Leatham and Marlene Gilson.

Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2017
$10,000 Major Award, up to $4,000 Merit Award Acquisitions.
Now accepting entries until Monday 26 June. For details and to enter, visit

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.

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2017 & Awards

Melbourne, Victoria

Entries now open

Two weeks until entries close on 17 May at 5pm

/ Prize and Awards pool over $120,000
/ New public artwork design concept award offered
/ Entries open to Victorian residents only
/ Proposal and completed works eligible
/ Melbourne Prize 2017 finalists receive $4,000 artist fee

For the Entry Guidelines and the online Entry Form please visit

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)

860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150

Wesley Stacey
The wild thing
4 March 2017 to 28 April 2017

Wesley Stacey is a living legend of environmental photography. In the 1970s he turned his back on the bright lights of Sydney and set up camp in the wilderness of the NSW south coast. For over 40 years he has lived in the ‘great outdoors’, using photography to explore and connect with the ecological complexity of the Australian landscape. The wild thing, curated from the MGA’s own photography collection, surveys four decades of Stacey’s work. From his lively colour snapshots to his epic black-and-white panoramas, Stacey pays tribute to the wildness at the heart of our existence on Earth.

Part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 – a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.

Hours: Tues – Fri 10am to 5pm, Sat – Sun 12 to 5pm, Closed Mon.

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 A’dale and Beyond – Jackie Gorring
28 April – 18 June

Jackie Gorring’s practice draws on two distinct influences. The comings and goings of life in the rural district of Allendale, her home, affectionately referred to by Gorring as A’dale, and the travels ‘beyond’, throughout Australia and internationally. Jackie Gorring has long been an advocate for the use of unconventional and recycled materials in both printmaking and sculpture, which can be seen in these humorous and warm stories from Asia, India, Italy and A’dale.

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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