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

Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne 3000

Colony: Frontier Wars
Until 2 September 2018

Colony: Frontier Wars explores the period of colonisation in Australia from 1788 onwards and its often devastating effects on First Peoples. The period, that to many, was the discovery of a ‘wondrous’ southern continent, was to others an invasion of homelands occupied for many millennia. This powerful exhibition reveals some of what Aboriginal people have experienced as a continuing consequence of colonisation, through works of art.

By bringing together different understandings of Australia’s shared history, this exhibition also offers a pathway towards recognition. Australia’s shared history is explored through the works of many Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists of consequence, including William Barak, Tommy McRae, J.W. Lindt, Arthur Boyd, Brook Andrew, Maree Clarke, Christian Thompson, Gordon Bennett, Julie Gough and Yhonnie Scarce. The exhibition features key works from the NGV Collection as well as significant loans.

Presented concurrently with Colony: Frontier Wars, Colony: Australia 1770–1861 offers a parallel experience of the colonisation of Australia.

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

Swan Hill National Print and Drawing Awards
12 May – 15 Jul

Celebrating printmaking and drawing, these long-running awards see some of the finest contemporary works on paper from across Australia.

With the exhibition showcasing the work of finalists, the 2018 Awards will also incorporate a program of workshops and talks by artists. And leading up to and during the exhibition, artist Judy Holding will oversee a major community art project entitled Swan Hill’s Biggest Print.

The Johnston Collection Exhibition-House

East Melbourne

THE JOHNSTON COLLECTION EXHIBITION-HOUSE ANOTHER LOOK | WILLIAM JOHNSTON:
His Residence & Collection exhibition-house series

Monday 12 February 2018 – Tuesday 22 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

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Wangaratta Art Gallery

56 Ovens Street, Wangaratta 3677

Until 21 May
WPAC Foyer Gallery
CONTROL
Kirrily Anderson

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.

22 May – 12 July
WPAC Foyer Gallery
Should We Say Something?
Marise Maas

Melbourne based artist Marise Maas’ work is in numerous major collections nationally and internationally. Maas is represented by Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne. The appeal of Maas’ work lies in this admission that life, for the most part, happens within the rather uneventful ordinariness of daily routines and interactions; the bath is run, the phone is answered, the light bulb is changed. It is while surrounded by these small things that the greater highs and lows of life unfold.

Maas has been fascinated with horses and horse riding since childhood and the repeated depiction of horses within her works represents a form of symbolic stand-in for the often humorous, often tender, qualities of human desire and longing.

Until 20 May | Gallery2
GRAHAM TAC
Patricia Piccinini

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.

26 May – 8 July | Gallery2
BEARD AND INFLUENCE
Clayton Tremlett

An exhibition of prints by artist, Clayton Tremlett. Beard and Influence invokes the dictionary definition of the verb to beard – ‘to oppose face to face, set at defiance or to boldly confront or challenge’.

Clayton Tremlett’s bushranger self-portraits provoke consideration about convictism, larrikinism, resistance to authority and the emergence of a national identity. In reconstructing himself (over four years) as these figures – part men, part myth – Tremlett asks us to consider what it is that different styles of beard might signify for modern-day wearers and observers, and what elements of masculinity are men seeking to express or project in wearing them.

14 April – 27 May | Gallery1
THE HASSALL COLLECTION
A selection of Contemporary Indigenous 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.

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