Arts West | CONNECTIONS
Jul
25
to Aug 4

Arts West | CONNECTIONS

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ARTS WEST

CONNECTED
25 JULY - 4 AUGUST, 2019

Arts West Creative Members unite to bring you an exhibition drawing on the common threads of connection; to each other, their practice and the world around them in different but interrelated ways. To think about connection is to draw attention to the spaces between us, between objects, between experience and between thoughts. Multitudinous connections are forming on a continual basis, some tenuous, others established. The form these connections take varies, from loose associations, meaningful relationships, to complex interdependencies. Curated by Danielle Smelter, the exhibition features the work of Francesca De Maria; Linda Fry; Tamirat Gebremarium; Jonathan Goodfellow; and Larissa MacFarlane.

Connections is presented by Arts West and exhibiting artists and supported by Hobsons Bay City Council.

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Arts West | Catch Up Club - Connections
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Arts West | Catch Up Club - Connections

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ARTS WEST
CATCH UP CLUB - CONNECTIONS

THURSDAY 25 JULY, 6 - 8PM

Join us for a very special Artists networking event as part of CONNECTED, an exhibition by Arts West Creative Members; Francesca De Maria; Linda Fry; Tamirat Gebremarium; Jonathan Goodfellow; and Larissa MacFarlane and curated by Danielle Smelter.

This exhibition draws on connections; between the artist and their work, between other artists; and to the world in different but interrelated ways. Because creativity, and beyond that creative practice, cannot thrive in isolation. It requires inspiration, conversation, points of reception and interaction, funding, practical support, re-evaluation. It requires an audience, and to be sustainable it usually requires a market. These are all elements a creative practice needs to thrive and flourish, but at its core, artistic practice is driven more simply by a need to connect.

Come and hear our artists talk about their work and the importance of connection to their artistic practice. There will be food and wine and great conversation and a wonderful opportunity to meet with fellow artists in the West.

WHEN: 6 – 8pm, Thursday 25th July 2019
WHERE: Long Space Gallery, 419 Melbourne Rd, Newport VIC 3015
COST: No Charge

Catch Up Club – Connections is proudly presented by Hobsons Bay City Council in conjunction with Arts West Catch Up Club series. This event aims to provide a platform for artists to share ideas and seek advice, access professional development opportunities and network with others.

IMAGE: Larissa MacFarlane | “The choices that I must make ...” (2015) - Linocut

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 Rhiannon Thomas | Secret Forest Exhibition
Jul
2
to Jul 14

Rhiannon Thomas | Secret Forest Exhibition

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Rhiannon Thomas | Secret Forest Exhibition at Good Shepherd Gallery

Needle felting and sculpture capturing endangered and extinct animals. Also fantastical creatures and illustrative scenes.
Opening event Saturday 6th 3-5 pm Good Shepherd Gallery (under the chapel)

Where: Good Shepherd Gallery (under the chapel), Abbotsford Convent
Opening Hours: 11 - 4 Everyday + 3 - 5 Saturday 6th Opening Event
Venue Address: 1 St Heliers St

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Arts West | Catch Up Club: Belonging
Jun
28
4:00 PM16:00

Arts West | Catch Up Club: Belonging

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ARTS WEST
CATCH UP CLUB:BELONGING

FRIDAY 28 JUNE, 4 - 6PM

Join us for an afternoon of networking, creating and belonging as part of Melton City Council’s Home Sewn: Makers of Melton project with artist, Anuradha Patel.

During this event, you will be given a ‘sneak peek’ of the Home exhibition in CS Gallery, before exploring your own interpretation of 'The Belonging Tree' and creating a small textile wall hanging to take home. Work individually or cooperatively to respond to the idea of your favourite tree or natural material.

Alongside this workshop, there will be some delicious food and drinks, great conversation and the opportunity to meet your fellow artists in the west.

WHAT TO BRING:
Participants are encouraged to bring in new or recycled materials you may find around your house or garden, for example: Interesting material scraps; wool; felt; buttons; threads; lace; photographs; mementos; seed pods; hardy dried leaves; bark; or pebbles etc.

WHEN: Friday 28th June 2019, 4pm - 6pm.
WHERE: Caroline Springs Library 193-201 Caroline Springs Boulevard, Caroline Springs
COST: FREE but bookings recommended Trybooking.com

Catch Up Club – Belonging is Presented by Arts West in partnership with Melton City Council. This event aims to provide a platform for artists to share ideas and network with others.

IMAGE: Anuradha Patel  |  “The Sun and the Moon” - Paper cut-out

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SAM |  Lustre: An overview with Greg Daly
Jun
23
10:30 AM10:30

SAM | Lustre: An overview with Greg Daly

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Lustre: An overview with Greg Daly at Shepparton Art Museum

Covering both practical and technical components, internationally respected ceramic artist Greg Daly will share his expert knowledge of lustre.

When: Sun, 23 Jun 2019 at 10:30am – 2:30pm 
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 
How much: $35 (Friends of SAM $30) 
Contact: 03 5832 9861

Daly will present a brief historical survey of lustre from 9th century beginnings in Egypt to its contemporary application.

The workshop will cover pigment, lustre glaze, fuming and resinate techniques, with participants gaining a greater understanding of how to create a lustred surface on their own work.

Light refreshments provided.

Target Audience Age: 16+

Bookings essential, visit Eventbrite. Please note online bookings may incur fees.

Image: Greg Daly, Line of Sight (detail), 2019, thrown, lustre glazed earthenware, 250 x 1200 x 400mm. Photo: John Daly.

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Ancient Now - Creative dialogues with contemporary China
Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Ancient Now - Creative dialogues with contemporary China

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Ancient Now - Creative dialogues with contemporary China

Saturday 22 June 2–5 pm, NGV Australia
To launch issue #15 of Garland, we will be hosting a forum to consider the prospect of working in China. The first panel will hear from artists who have found China useful for making and showing their work. The second will consider the potential for creative dialogues, in particular about the mythical creatures we share that can inspire work.

Details here and Eventbrite bookings here.  

$20 normal and $15 Garland subscribers, WoCCA and Craft Victoria members  

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SAM | Building our Landscapes with Julie Bartholomew
Jun
22
10:30 AM10:30

SAM | Building our Landscapes with Julie Bartholomew

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BUILDING OUR LANDSCAPES WITH JULIE BARTHOLOMEW AT SHEPPARTON ART MUSEUM

Immerse yourself in the inherently tactile form of clay with artist Julie Bartholomew in a participatory workshop investigating the relationship between humankind and the natural world.

When: Sat, 22 Jun 2019 at 10:30am – 3:30pm 
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 
How much: $150. Friends of SAM $130. Online bookings may incur fees.

Using ‘burn-out’, sgrafitto and sculptural techniques, participants will build a series of forms exploring nature.

Participants will get to take home their pieces at a later date after it is fired.

Recommended for ages 16+.

Bookings are essential. Bookings via Eventbrite.

Image: Julie Bartholomew, Anthropogenic Scrolls (detail), 2019, Porcelain and cast crystal glass. Photo: Greg Piper

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SAM | Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award
Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

SAM | Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

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Celebrating the Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award
In Conversation

When: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 at 5:00pm – 6:00pm 
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 
How much: Free, but registration is essential (see below)

Join the excitement of the 2019 SMFACA celebrations and start your evening with an informal artist’s talk.

Listen to some of the finalists speak about their practice and inspiration in creating a specific body of work for this acquisitive prize exhibition, and help calm their nerves before the big announcement!

Bookings are essential. Register online via EventBrite.

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SAM | SMFACA Judges & Judgement: The tough gig of awarding prizes
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

SAM | SMFACA Judges & Judgement: The tough gig of awarding prizes

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Judges & Judgement: The tough gig of awarding prizes
Panel discussion

When: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 at 6:30pm 
Where: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton 
How much: Free, but registration is essential (see below)

How hard is it to judge a prize where the stakes a high? Hear from the judges of the 2019 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award, including Lisa Slade (Assistant Director, Artistic Programs at the Art Gallery of South Australia), Stephen Benwell (Artist) and Rebecca Coates (Director, SAM), as they speak about the role of art prizes and ceramics in the contemporary climate.

Bookings are essential. Register online via EventBrite.

Image Credit: Jenny Orchard, The Imagined Possibility of Unity, 2017. Recipient of the 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award. Courtest and copyright of the artist. Christian Capurro.

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Font/Centre 2019 - @Denfair
Jun
20
to Jun 22

Font/Centre 2019 - @Denfair

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To support and promote new Australian design, DENFAIR is putting emerging designers at the forefront with Front | Centre, a gesture of our support and promotion for new design. This initiatives invites representing entities across Australia to present the best and latest of crafted design from their region.

By doing so, Front | Centre provides a unique opportunity for designers at the early stages of their career to present their commercially viable work and access a powerful business platform while mapping out a new frontier in Australian design.

Proudly supported by FAB9, in 2019 and working with participating entities such as Craft ACT, Craft Victoria, Jam Factory, Workshopped in association with the Australian Design Centre and Design Object Tasmania.

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ATW | Artist in residence talks: Amanda Ho, Kate James and Adrian Lazzaro
Jun
18
6:00 PM18:00

ATW | Artist in residence talks: Amanda Ho, Kate James and Adrian Lazzaro

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ARTIST IN RESIDENCE TALKS: Amanda Ho, Kate James and Adrian Lazzaro

Please join 2019 Artists in Residence  Amanda Ho, Kate James and Adrian Lazzaro to hear about their artistic practices, as well as their experiences at the Australian Tapestry Workshop. 

When: Tuesday 18 June 2019| 6:30 pm, refreshments from 6:00 pm
Where: Australian Tapestry Workshop, 262 - 266 Park Street, South Melbourne, VIC 3205

Free to attend. RSVP essential. 

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C.O.M Collective Studio Sale
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

C.O.M Collective Studio Sale

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STUDIO SALE

15 JUNE, 10am - 3pm


C.O.M Collective invites you to their Studio Sale in Brunswick to enjoy a casual vibe, lovely chats with local makers and 100% Melbourne-made shopping. Ben, Dawn and Lucile will also open the doors of their studios for visitors to explore the place where they make and learn more about their art and craft practice. C.O.M Collective is excited to share her friends’ colourful and playful work and give visitors a glimpse into Melbourne’s wonderful community of makers. 

What: Mini market of handmade ceramics, jewellery, homewares and fashion in a newly established studios in Brunswick 
Who: Some of Melbourne’s favourite makers and artists including La Petite Fabrique De Brunswick, Dawn Tang, Wolf & Mishka, Alterfact, Soopa Bag, HTML Flowers, Jade Thorsen, and Lisa Peri 
When: Saturday 15th June, 10am to 3pm 
Where: 139 Nicholson St, Brunswick, Melbourne VIC 
How much: FREE 
Why go: Snap up a bargain or get your hands on originals, samples and one off pieces handmade in Melbourne, or just come in for a chat with the makers themselves

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Lisa Young | Walk Forward
Jun
7
to Jul 13

Lisa Young | Walk Forward

Lisa Young,  Untitled No. 1 , 2019, Wool, cotton canvas, custom Victorian ash black stained wooden frame, 29.7 x 21 cm. Image courtesy Sarah Scout Presents

Lisa Young, Untitled No. 1, 2019, Wool, cotton canvas, custom Victorian ash black stained wooden frame, 29.7 x 21 cm. Image courtesy Sarah Scout Presents

WALK FORWARD

7 June - 13 July 2019

Lisa Young


With Walk Forward  Lisa Young presents a suite of new textile works that have been produced over the past two years. Young’s eclectic practice spans sculpture, installation, drawing and painting, and derives from her interest in the decorative arts, architecture and interior display. For over two decades, hybrid domestic rooms and sculptural forms that reference interiors and furniture have featured in her work. Walk Forward sees the artist traversing new terrain, with a new material vocabulary and a rich colour palette reminiscent of modernist painting.

In Walk Forward Young’s core preoccupations with form and structure are evident in the brightly-hued hand stitched works, in which urban and industrial structures and modernist forms are implicit. The process of making these works is a concise meditation on the artist’s ongoing preoccupations with ambitious form and sculptural content, while the exhibition title alludes to the artist’s personal engagement with the problematics of maintaining a large-scale sculptural practice, including logistical, ethical, financial and physical concerns. It is also, of course, a directive to self


SARAH SCOUT PRESENTS

LEVEL 1, 12 COLLINS ST,  MELBOURNE VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA 

OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY 12PM-5PM OR BY APPOINTMENT

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Make a Silver Spoon with Master Silversmith Wayne Guest
May
19
to May 26

Make a Silver Spoon with Master Silversmith Wayne Guest

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Make a solid sterling silver spoon with master silver smith, Wayne Guest at Studio in the Woods.

Wayne Guest’s experience as an educator and master silversmith working with silver and non-precious metals spans well over 30 years. He has exhibited widely, internationally and Australia in over forty exhibitions and has taught silver smithing for more than twenty years at Monash and RMIT Universities. His professional practice attracts commissions ranging from specialised private and church commissions to corporate boardroom centre-pieces. Wayne’s significant contribution to Australian craft is reflected in the representation of his work in numerous public collections most notably the Australian National Gallery, Canberra. The Rusden Foundation Award and a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts are endorsement to Wayne’s status within the contemporary Australian silver smithing domain. Wayne is particularly well known for his large scale, beautiful and technically accomplished hollow ware and like his current work combines silver with stainless steel and copper to create stunning, functional tableware.

In this 2 day workshop Wayne Guest will demonstrate traditional forging, sinking and surface finishing techniques and show you how to work a solid sterling silver bar into a beautifully refined silver spoon.

Tickets: $400

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McClelland Studio Program - Kate Rohde @McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
May
4
to May 25

McClelland Studio Program - Kate Rohde @McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery

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Come and learn from leading contemporary sculptor and jewellery maker Kate Rohde! All materials will be provided and you will take home your own completed work at the end of the course. 

In this workshop, Kate Rohde will share her vast experience for creating silicone moulds to cast resin to create sculpture and jewellery. Students will learn the essential skills for designing their own pieces in plasticine, and for making one and two part moulds to cast their own designs. Students will be using easy to handle, low odour, and fast setting materials for a quick and colourful result and learn the tools and techniques to refine the cast. All materials will be provided and you will take home your own completed work at the end of the course.

Time Saturday 4, 11 18 and 25 May 2019, 1-4pm

Location The Sarah & Baillieu Myer Education Pavilion, McClelland

Cost $330 includes:

4 Kate Rohde classes

course materials

light afternoon tea each week

12 month membership to McClelland

Age 16 years and above

numbers strictly limited

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Art Of Dining - Best of the Best 2019 @ NGV
May
2
to May 3

Art Of Dining - Best of the Best 2019 @ NGV

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NGV WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION PRESENTS

A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF TABLES DECORATED BY SOME OF AUSTRALIA’S LEADING CREATIVES

NGV Women’s Association presents Art of Dining: Best of the Best 2019 bringing together 44 spectacular tables designed by Australia’s leading artists, interior designers, couturiers, florists, stylists and retailers. Visitors will view tables from the whimsical to the avant-garde celebrating creativity and innovation in dining design. A stellar line up of Creatives are generously donating their rare and wonderful talent including Flack Studio, Craft Victoria, Flowers Vasette and Hecker Guthrie. A must for design aficionados.

Adelaide Bragg • AZB Creative • Bergman & Co. • Brett Mickan Interior Design • Broached Commissions • Brownlow Interior Design • Cameron Kimber Design • Christopher Boots • Coote & Co. • Craft Victoria • David Hicks • Dianne Bergeron Design • DKO • Fenton & Fenton X Styled by Heather Nette-King • Flack Studio • Flowers Vasette • Georgie Seccull • Giannarelli International • Gloss Creative • Harry the hirer • Hecker Guthrie • Kate Challis Interiors • Janno McLaughlin for VCA • Justin Bishop • Kate Rohde• Danielle Brustman X Kay & Burton • Lisa Roet • Mark Douglass • Martyn Thompson Studio for NGV • Matilda Davis for Neon Parc • MECCA Brands • Michael Strownix X Styled By Louisa Curtis • Nyary ES • Porcelain Bear • Royal Copenhagen • Russell & George • Simone Haag • The Style Co • Studio Wonder X The Company You Keep • Thomas Hamel & Associates with de Gournay • Tigger Hall• Vicky Zaparas Interiors X Andrew at Home • Victoria Whitelaw • White Story

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Cheongju International Craft Competition 2019 - Applications open
May
1
to May 31

Cheongju International Craft Competition 2019 - Applications open

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calling craft artists from all corners of the globe, cheongju international craft competition 2019 aims to source, showcase and support outstanding work in the field. the event is part of the internationally inspiring cheongju craft biennale where, as well as receiving a share of the KRW 140,000,000 (approx 125,000 USD) prize money, winners will feature in a special exhibition at the 2021 event. free online submissions are open between may 1-31, 2019, with more information on how to apply available here.

cheongju international craft competition 2019 is split into two areas: the craft competition and the craft city lab competition. the former seeks to recognize and highlight craftswork that explores the future of craft through a cross-section of disciplines, genres and materials. artistry will be welcomed in metal, ceramic, wood, lacquer, textile, glass and any other creative or original materials, as long as it was made in 2017, 2018 or 2019 to qualify. as well as exhibiting at the 2021 cheongju craft biennale, the 11 winners will receive an equal share of KRW 10,000,000 and be able to participate in a korean residency program with expenses covered.

 The second competition, craft city lab competition, aims to discover ideas that could potentially aid the growth of cheongju as the international craft city. it hopes to do so by recognizing and fostering art, culture and crafts projects that focuses on the relationship between the place and artisanal field. the projects or papers must be documented and published prior to the opening on the 2019 cheongju craft biennale to qualify. the five winners will receive a share of KRW 30,000,000 and be able to participate in a korean residency program with expenses covered.

 With no application fees, entrants may apply between may 1-31, 2019, here. there are no limitations on the theme or genre of the work, and people may enter as individuals or teams with no restrictions on age or nationality. applications will be judged in two stages: first through the evaluation of online submissions, and then by the judging of the actual work. winners for the craft competition will be announced in september 2019 whereas winners of the craft city lab competition will be announced in june. the official awards ceremony will take place on september 25 at the opening of the cheongju craft biennale 2019, which runs until november 3.

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Manningham Victoria Ceramic Art Award 2019
May
1
to Jun 21

Manningham Victoria Ceramic Art Award 2019

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Manningham Victoria Ceramic Art Award 2019

Established in 2009, the Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award supports Victorian studio ceramics and acknowledge the special place ceramics have in the Manningham region. 

The biennial acquisitive award and accompanying exhibition celebrates the best in contemporary Victorian ceramic art practice from across the state. Works acquired through the award form part of the Manningham Art Collection and are subsequently displayed in public buildings throughout the municipality, including Manningham Art Gallery exhibitions.

$10,000 Major Prize
$4,000 in General Acquisitions

This year's award is now open for entry. Enter online here

If you experience any difficulties with the online entry form, please contact gallery@manningham.vic.gov.au or phone 03 9840 9367

2019 Judge: Eva Czernis-Ryl

Eva is a curator at Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney (MAAS) who has published, lectured and curated exhibitions in the areas of decorative arts and design from the 18th century to the present. At MAAS she is responsible for a range of collecting fields including ceramics, glass, metalwork, textiles and jewellery. Eva has particular interest in revealing connections between applied and fine arts, craft, design, science and technology.  Her most recent exhibitions are Recollect: Ceramics and Fantastical Worlds and A Fine Possession: Jewellery and Identity which won the 2015 IMAGinE Award for best large museum exhibition.

Key Dates:

Entries Close: 5.00pm Friday 21 June 2019
Selection Notification: Wednesday 10 July 2019
Delivery of Finalists' Work: Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August 2019
Finalists' Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 14 August 2019, 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Finalists' Exhibition Dates: Wednesday 14 August to Saturday 14 September 2019

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Expression of Interest - A Boy's Own Story @The Johnston Collection
Apr
17
to May 17

Expression of Interest - A Boy's Own Story @The Johnston Collection

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Trevor Smith, Minerva as bread Crock, 2010, pure wool, synthetic yarns and wool/synthetic mix | basic crochet stitches. Image courtesy the artists

Trevor Smith, Minerva as bread Crock, 2010, pure wool, synthetic yarns and wool/synthetic mix | basic crochet stitches. Image courtesy the artists

The Johnston Collection invites artists and craftspeople, from in and around Melbourne and Victoria, to create and contribute to our annual Christmas / Summer exhibition. We are seeking expressions of interest to be considered for the exhibition with the working title A BOY’S OWN STORY scheduled to be held from Tuesday 1 October 2019 to Tuesday 4 February 2020.

By tradition, our annual exhibition is based on our benefactor, William Johnston’s own craft-related skills, in which he was encouraged to make things at an early age. Johnston, the son of a bootmaker. was a competent knitter, and was taught basic sewing and tailoring skills, as well as upholstery, all of which led him into an early career in soft furnishings.

For our 2019 exhibition we will mix-it-up again, do a mind shift and invite male artists and creatives to make works for A BOY’S OWN STORY.

The intention of A BOY’S OWN STORY is constructed on a too often repeated assumption, both internally and externally, ’that men did not and do not have any manual skills in knitting and sewing.’ In fact, many men had these skills which have been traditionally and customarily acceptable throughout time. Likewise, we are also seeking out ‘female’ artists who are working in traditionally demarcated crafts and trades.

We will maintain our collaborations with makers, inviting, supporting and encouraging them to create new works based on old objects. We encourage challenges to traditional making, thinking and practice through contemporary responses to the Collection, along with more traditional responses that reflect historical techniques, materials and making.

Inspired by the Collection, a gift from William Johnston to the people of Victoria, our annual Christmas / Summer exhibition responds to traditional ways of making through contemporary makers’ thinking and practices.

In order to explore new contemporary practices and ideas, we envisage that this project will provide creative opportunities for new works to be showcased in a remarkable public venue.

The Johnston Collection supports practices that reflect innovative work, demonstrate new ideas, techniques and refined craftsmanship, and extends critical debate within craft. This exhibition offers an inspired interpretation of the Collection aiming to generate new, more diverse audience and responses.

Applications for A BOY’S OWN STORY are welcome from emerging, mid-career and established Melbourne-based artists and makers. Applicants can respond to the themes outlined above, or simply provide a short outline of current concepts and practices for initial consideration.

We hope you will be encouraged by this invitation and idea, and hope that we can talk to you further about it.

You can view Fairhall and our programs on johnstoncollection.org

For further information about the exhibition project please contact

Louis Le Vaillant, Director | Curator

03 9416 2515 | director@johnstoncollection.org

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Apply for the Kingston Ceramics Studio
Apr
16
to May 10

Apply for the Kingston Ceramics Studio

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Are you an artist looking for a studio space or art class within the City of Kingston? 

Become part of our vibrant and creative arts community by joining a studio program or class offered by Kingston Arts, Clarinda Clayworks, or Mentone Mordialloc Art Group.

Kingston Ceramics Studio is a studio space available for hire by professional ceramic artists for a six-month period. Hire includes 24/7 access, unlimited firings, facilities and studio equipment.

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Creative Encounters: Textiles for Days with Louise Meuwissen - NGV Teens
Apr
10
to Apr 12

Creative Encounters: Textiles for Days with Louise Meuwissen - NGV Teens

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Spend your school holidays refining your skills, meeting like-minded peers, and getting to know one of Melbourne’s most exciting emerging artists. Create your own unique piece of wearable jewellery or embellish a favourite piece of clothing in this wearable fashions workshop.

Artist and Facilitator: Louise Meuwissen works in textiles, embroidery, sculpture and installation. Through labour intensive manipulation of recycled and found materials, she explores the tensions between luxury, consumption, beauty and the weight of adornment. Meuwissen graduated from painting at the Victorian Collage of the Arts in 2013, and has exhibited extensively in Australia and New Zealand. Recent projects have been presented at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Craft Victoria, Spring 1883 and Sydney Contemporary.

Wed      10 Apr, 10.30am–2pm

Thu        11 Apr, 10.30am–2pm

Fri           12 Apr, 10.30am–2pm

 

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Piecing Together... Exhibition @ Town Hall Gallery
Apr
9
to May 5

Piecing Together... Exhibition @ Town Hall Gallery

Katherine Marmaras,  Piecing together...4 , (2018), re purposed wallpaper remnants, re purposed beaded trim, threads, paper clay, collage, etching and re purposed foam, 50.5 x 42.5 cm (dimensions variable)

Katherine Marmaras, Piecing together...4, (2018), re purposed wallpaper remnants, re purposed beaded trim, threads, paper clay, collage, etching and re purposed foam, 50.5 x 42.5 cm (dimensions variable)

Piecing Together… explores decoration as art and art as decoration by abstracting visual motifs, colours, patterns and textures found in interiors and textiles.

Exhibition opening 13 April, 2pm

Opening Hours:

TUE - FRI 10am - 5pm
SAT - SUN 11am - 4pm
closed MON & Public Holidays

Entry: Free

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Kate Derum Award + Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award - Application open
Apr
1
to May 31

Kate Derum Award + Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award - Application open

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Winner of the 2017 Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries ‘Soft Alchemy (Lily)’, 2017, Ema Shin

Winner of the 2017 Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries ‘Soft Alchemy (Lily)’, 2017, Ema Shin

Held every two years by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, (ATW) these unique awards celebrate creativity and excellence in contemporary tapestry, and are the most prestigious small tapestry awards in Australasia.

The Kate Derum Award for Small Tapestries honours Kate Derum and her significant contribution to tapestry as a weaver, teacher, mentor and former Deputy Director/Studio Manager of the ATW. Generously supported by Susan Morgan, the award is open to all professional Australian and International tapestry artists.

The Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award for Small Tapestries was established to support early-career weavers in the first five years of their tapestry practice. Alayne and Alan Davies generously support the award, in memory of their mother Irene Davies, a tapestry enthusiast and avid supporter of the ATW.

KATE DERUM AWARD FOR SMALL TAPESTRIES: $5,000 AUD

A non-acquisitive award for established artists.

IRENE DAVIES EMERGING ARTIST AWARD FOR SMALL TAPESTRIES: $1,000 AUD

A non-acquisitive award for artists in the first five years of their tapestry practice.

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Signal Open Artspace
Mar
30
to Apr 13

Signal Open Artspace

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Drop-in to Signal on Saturdays and do your thing!

Artist: You!

Drop-in to Signal on Saturdays and get creative on your own terms.

Bring a project you’ve been working on or start something new. It’s up to you!

Mix your own tunes at our sound station set-up. Create posters and fliers in Photoshop and print a limited edition for free. Practice your illustration skills using our light boxes or make badges for your friends.

Each week there’ll be a special featured material to play with:

  • Saturday 30 March – Scrap softies
    Using scrap felt and colourful fabric, practice your hand sewing technique to create stuffed softies. Hang your cute characters from your keys, phone, or bag.

  • Saturday 6 April – Clay Animation
    Use our iPads or your own smart phone with a free stop motion app to direct short clay animation films. We’ll have lots of colourful plasticine to create characters. 

  • Saturday 13 April – Junk Jewellery
    One person’s trash is another person’s sculpture. We’ve saved all sorts of interesting bits and pieces from a life in landfill. Drop in and use something old to create some new bling!

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