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May 2018

METROPOLIS GALLERY – Steve Salo: Recent Paintings

18 May @ 9:00 am - 10 June @ 5:00 pm
Metropolis Gallery - Steve Salo 'Woman in a Field’, oil on board, 51 x 41 cm

  Steve Salo: Recent Paintings at Metropolis Gallery reflects the artist’s strong interests in both landscape and portraiture. After a residency in 2017 at Police Point on the Mornington Peninsula, Salo has produced inspirational paintings based on that region. His continuing exploration of paint and portraiture has also resulted in highly expressive new works reflecting the human presence. Salo’s profile as a contemporary artist continues to grow, with paintings shortlisted in a number of prestigious prizes across Australia. It has…

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Metropolis Gallery – Anita Barrett: To the Shore

18 May @ 9:00 am - 10 June @ 5:00 pm
Metropolis Gallery - Anita Barrett 'Embracing Autumn' acrylic, charcoal on 90cm diameter timber panel

Anita Barrett’s paintings are the result of a process of cultivating calm for present and future self: immersing herself in nature she is developing a state of mind. On the distinctive round panels of her exhibition To the Shore at Metropolis Gallery, Barrett brings this sense of calm to her paintings and shares her love of Victoria’s Surf Coast and the Bellarine, capturing the peace of coastal vegetation and sand dune pathways to the shore.      

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artX Geelong 2018

23 May @ 9:00 am - 13 June @ 5:00 pm

artX (formerly KarnivART) showcases the work of artists from the Geelong region in an exhibition that is diverse and inclusive. After opening at Gordon Gallery, the exhibition continues in the Rachinger Gallery at Eastern Hub Community Centre. Now in its 10th year, artX features  artworks  ranging from photography to sculpture, painting to pencil on paper. Reflecting the imagination and creativity of the artists who live with disability or mental illness, the artworks transcend form and content. The show includes such…

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Brook Andrew—rethinking Antipodes

25 May @ 10:00 am - 2 September @ 5:00 pm

In 2016 Brook Andrew undertook a comprehensive study of the collections of the Cambridge Museums, and the extensive print collection of the British Museum, London, as part of the Australian Print Workshop’s Antipodes project. In the resulting suite of eight photolithographs—acquired by Geelong Gallery in 2017—he uses reproductions of 18th century satirical prints by British artist James Gillray as his primary source material: specifically a number of prints in which Gillray addressed British Imperialism, the political climate of the late 18th century and various conflicts…

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June 2018

Beci Orpin & Carla McCrae / Katie Eraser / Madeleine Peters

14 June - 15 July

Beci Orpin & Carla McRae – Out of Bounds The child explores their world with abandon. Making games of getting from one place to another, studying the curiosity of simple, everyday things, endlessly inspired by the excitement of each day. Once we grow up, it’s a place that becomes off limits and out of bounds. Playing and spending time without purpose, losing track of the hours and self-consciousness and clearing space in our minds for newness. What if our play spaces…

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From Velvety Depths Graeme Peebles Survey Exhibition

21 June @ 10:00 am - 12 August @ 5:00 pm

From Velvety Depths Graeme Peebles’ Survey Exhibition A feature event during Queenscliff’s Low Light winter festival This exhibition presents recent works alongside a selection of important earlier pieces, which traverse themes that have long pervaded his practice. Namely, notions that relate to time, nature, human existence, and the development of art. These ideas are expressed through a distinctive symbolic language he has developed over his career, with certain subject matter repeatedly represented in various arrangements via mezzotint printmaking – a…

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Year of the Dog

29 June @ 9:00 am - 13 July @ 5:00 pm

Armstrong Creek, Barwon Valley, Hamlyn Views and Nelson park Special Schools present their first collaborative  exhibition in the Rachinger Gallery at Eastern Hub. Promoting collaboration, sparking motivation, widening understanding and providing an opportunity to enjoy the creativity of young people of all abilities, the exhibition is a celebration of the Year of the Dog. The event incorporates opportunities for significant student learning that extends beyond the classroom experience.  By learning the skills and concepts needed to exhibit their own work,…

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Watercolour Exhibition -“Watercolourworx”

29 June @ 10:00 am - 9 July @ 4:00 pm

Members of Studio 14, held at Spring Creek Community House, Torquay, under the  tutorage of Pat McKenzie, are excited to be holding this exhibition. Your invitation to meet the artists on Sunday 1st July at 2pm for drinks and nibbles!  

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July 2018

CrossXpollinatioN 2018

7 July @ 10:00 am - 29 July @ 4:30 pm

‘JOURNEYS’ – Textile & Fibre Art Exhibition Two venues showcasing excellence in textile and fibre practice COPACC (Colac Otway Performing Arts & Cultural Centre) 3D textile/fibre artwork exploring the theme of ‘Journeys’ Awards: Journey Award, Tarndie Fibre Art Award and People’s Choice Award AND RRRTAG (Red Rock Regional Theatre & Art Gallery) 2D and 3D artwork using or referencing textiles/fibre to explore the theme ‘Journeys’. Awards: Scissor Award and People’s Choice Award ***  Entries close Monday 21st May 2018 For COPACC and RRRTAG…

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CrossXpollinatioN 2018

7 July @ 10:00 am - 29 July @ 4:00 pm

Festival of Textile And Fibre Art: Journeys The official CrossXpollinatioN program is out, and it’s a feast of artist talks, workshops and experiences that will excite and inspire you! From renaissance engineer Melissa Knothe Tate who makes art and science collide; to renowned western district First Nations artists Vicki Couzens and Bronwyn Razem;  to wonderful participatory art experiences led by South West TAFE – there is something that appeals to all manner of fibre and textile artists. The official program…

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Because of Her We Can – Exhibition

11 July @ 11:00 am - 22 July @ 4:00 pm

In celebration of NAIDOC week, Art Space is presenting visual art by a number of invited indigenous female artists from around the region. Paintings, weaving and more will be on show! A Bush Toys workshop will also be happening on the final weekend….come and create your own creature using this ancient sculpture technique….bookings required, see below. Open 11-2 weekdays and 11-4 weekends Surf Coast Arts Space, Shop 2/103 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea Meet the artists event- Friday 20 July 6-8pm…

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Metropolis: Eros Anceschi + Rhondda Millen + Linda Robertson

13 July @ 9:00 am - 5 August @ 4:00 pm
Metropolis Gallery - Linda Robertson 'Female Figure Study 1' Oil on Polymer 60cmx75cm 2017

Eros Anceschi, Rhondda Millen and Linda Robertson have been exhibiting with Metropolis Gallery for many years and these concurrent shows are sure to delight their many followers. EROS ANCESCHI: The Nature of Landscape Images of the western Otway coast continue to inform Eros Anceschi’s work, but it’s not his intention to convey fleeting impressions in changing light. He sees his paintings as a work of his mind, with clarity of conception and enduring character: a harmony of tones and colours…

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Memory & Paint / Natalie Anderson / Amber Stokie

19 July - 12 August

Group Exhibition – Memory & Paint Three painters, Ben, Sally and Louise explore the notion of memory:  as myth, as emotional resonance and as a sort of archaeology of the mind. Ben Crawford Irish-born Ben Crawford says that his work is “often autobiographical, with stories and characters from my life informing and populating the paintings. I’m interested in the mythologisation of memory.” Now living in northern NSW, surreal elements in Ben’s work transform the traditional landscape into a somewhat mystical realm. Figures,…

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My Geelong—our Gallery

28 July - 9 September

The second biennial exhibition, My Geelong—our Gallery reveals the artistic riches of Geelong Gallery, a collection owned by the people of Geelong. Twenty diverse members of the Greater Geelong community are invited to meet Gallery Director Jason Smith and select a favourite work of art. 2018 participants include Igni restaurant owner and chef, Aaron Turner, Geelong Football Club captain, Joel Selwood, local Aboriginal leader, Norm Jurrawaa Stanley, primary school student, Alyssa Taylor and City of Greater Geelong Mayor, Bruce Harwood. The participants’ collective choices are exhibited in this…

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August 2018

Sempre Sempre – Jan + Geo. Francis Retrospective

8 August @ 11:00 am - 1 September @ 4:00 pm

Last year in 2017 two wonderful milestones were reached for Jan and Geo Francis of Moongate Studios.  Firstly it was their Golden Wedding Anniversary in April, and in October this dynamic duo was recognised in Piedmont Italy with a Medaglia Mauriziana for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.   It was time to celebrate this creative sojourn of 5 decades with SEMPRE SEMPRE……a Retrospective Exhibition of their artwork. Italian for always always, it seemed an appropriate title as Moongate Studios has…

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Sempre Sempre- a quality exhibition in Geelong by Jan + Geo. Francis

10 August @ 6:00 pm - 1 September @ 5:00 pm

A top quality exhibition by Jan + Geo. Francis coming up in Geelong. Sempre Sempre (Italian for always always) is a celebration of over 40 years of creativity that this husband and wife duo have achieved! Living on the Surf Coast in their hand built mud brick home and studios – Moongate, (just another testament to their creativity and drive)…..this retrospective will be held in Geelong where their creative careers were born. SEMPRE SEMPRE Last year in 2017 two wonderful…

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Surf Coast Arts Trail 2018

11 August @ 10:00 am - 12 August @ 4:00 pm

Get curious and follow the trail…. A wonder-filled weekend of artist open studios all over the Surf Coast: this year 65 venues with a diverse array of creative offerings invite you into explore the spaces where artists express themselves, come closer to the process by watching artists at work, and even get involved through demonstrations and workshops. Don’t miss this great opportunity to immerse yourself in a weekend of art, reflection, connection, learning, and creative play! Maps available at cafes,…

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Rohan Robinson / Michelle Kettle / Cat Rabbit

16 August - 9 September

Rohan Robinson – Desire for a Sedentary Personality “So somebody asks… “What do you do?” I’m at a point of the more I do it, the less I really know, the landscape is a vehicle for language, not STYLE, but a developed deep seated personal language, that takes many years to reach. My work is not necessarily site specific, but more a conglomerate of parts that would become a regional identifier, subtle. Something between the Western European model and the…

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27 August @ 9:00 am - 8 September @ 1:00 pm

An exhibition of new work by young artists from Barwon Valley School. Paintings, photographs and collage feature in a stunning show that focuses on both abstract and figurative work, exploring techniques, styles and colour as subject .

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September 2018

Locus (Imaginary)

1 September @ 10:00 am - 14 October @ 5:00 pm

Image: Saint Stephen’s Oak by Stephanie Jane Rampton) Exhibition dates: Sep 1st – Oct 14th Official (soft) opening: Sep 2nd 3pm Exhibiting artists: Danielle Creenaune, Rob Dott, David Frazer, Andrew Gunnell, Anita Iacovella, Anita Laurence, Brett Mallon, Adam Nudelman, Stephanie Jane Rampton and Bronwyn Rees. View the exhibition online

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WINDOWSPACE-BEEAC Victoria Howlett – Artist Talk

9 September @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  Apollo Bay visual artist Victoria Howlett will show her work at WINDOWSPACE – BEEAC a contemporary art space in the small town of BEEAC Victoria will speak about Process and Inspiration – How we get it and what we do with it The process of documenting a sense of place ‘en plein aire’, and translating those gleanings into imagery, will be discussed, along with such tools as notebooks, visual diaries, photographs and the written word. This is a free…

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METROPOLIS – Debra Patterson: Language of the heart

12 September @ 9:00 am - 7 October @ 4:00 pm

Debra Patterson lived for many years in northeast Victoria surrounded by the beauty of mountains, lake and rivers but moved to the Mornington Peninsula in 2015 to rediscover a connection to the coast. She is fascinated by the majestic moonahs and windblown tea tree, back lit by the ever changing colours of sea and sky. She enjoys the colour and shape of man made structures hugging the salt line, the sea dotted with boats and buoys and other seafaring markers.…

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BOOM GALLERY Graeme Altmann / Nick Dridan / Meredith Earls

13 September - 7 October

Graeme Altmann – Coastal Boy Established artist Graeme Altmann brings his latest series of paintings to Boom for his first solo exhibition with us. “My inspiration has been driven by my love and fear of the sea. I observe its power and its subtleties, its effects and influences. Expressed in paintings and sculpture I endeavour to explore the themes of stability and change: of our human need to strive for new ground, while often suffering a sense of loss and displacement as we transition…

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Floortalk: Cuttings—Elizabeth Gower

15 September @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Elizabeth Gower, for a guided tour exploring Cuttings. Gain insight into Gower’s artistic practice and creative process, spanning forty years, as a pioneering feminist artist who emerged in the 1970s.

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Illustrator’s Dozen

21 September @ 11:00 am - 1 October @ 4:00 pm

Celebrating the diversity of the illustrative medium we have 14 Surf Coast artists exhibiting in this new exhibition: ILLUSTRATOR’S DOZEN Featuring artwork from Jenny Laidlaw (pictured), Luisa Gioffre-Suzuki, Lesley Fox, Jan Francis, Natalie Martin, Tim Elliott, Maxine Flakemore, Minerva Lamborgese, Helen Gibbins, Sally Ford, Angus Sumner, Kirsten Walsh, Joan Duval and Sophie Power! You will find portraits, botanical studies, graphic design, book illustrations, cartoons, cards, prints, books, merchandise and much more!!! Find us at Art Space in Anglesea from Fri…

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SpringDale Artists Art Exhibition and Sale

22 September @ 10:00 am - 7 October @ 4:00 pm

The SpringDale Artists invite you to the Official Opening of their 2018 Exhibition by The Honourable Lisa Neville MP at 2pm Sunday 23rd September. The Exhibition runs from Saturday 22nd September to Sunday 7th October. The opening hours are from 10am until 4pm. There is also a range of smaller artworks available for immediate sale as well as greeting cards.

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October 2018


5 October - 14 October

Call for Artists – Free Entry Surf Coast Arts Space, Shop 2, 103 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea 5th – 14th October 2018 – Opening night Friday 5th October Criteria Impacted by Mental Illness – this may be family, friends or your own experience Utilise Art as a tool for expression, wellbeing and/or your recovery Items must be for sale (no commission taken from price) Art piece is designed to match the theme of “Connection” How to register: contact *protected email*…

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Birregurra Arts Show 2018

12 October - 13 October

WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND AN INVITATION TO ARTISTS TO ENTER THE    2018 BIRREGURRA ART SHOW    It is that time of year again!   Entries are now open to the Birregurra Festival Art Show.   As part of the BIRREGURRA WEEKEND FESTIVAL the 2018 BIRREGURRA ART SHOW will be held on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th October 2018 with Opening Night on Friday 12th October at 7.00 pm   We are excited to announce that this year the “Birregurra Art Show Prize” awarded by…

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2018 Archibald Prize: Creative conversation—Art collectors

13 October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hear a selection of Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2018 Archibald Prize finalists and sitters under the spotlight in a Q&A format at The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. 2018 Archibald Prize finalists, Robert Malherbe and Joanna Braithwaite, with 2018 Archibald Prize sitters Michael Reid and Pat Corrigan, moderated by Geelong Gallery Director and CEO, Jason Smith. This is a free event, however bookings are essential: www.geelonggallery.org.au/whats-on/events/art-collectors Image: 2018 Archibald Prize finalist Joanna Braithwaite ‘Hall of fame – portrait of Pat Corrigan’ © the artist. Photo: AGNSW.

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2018 Archibald Prize: Creative conversation—White Night Geelong

13 October @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Meet Art Gallery of New South Wales’ 2018 Archibald Prize finalist, Sally Ross and sitters, Will Huxley and Garrett Huxley for an intimate conversation sharing the mysterious potential of art with ABC Breakfast presenter, Jacinta Parsons. This event will be followed by a special performance by The Huxleys. Book now This event is part of White Night Geelong—a city reimagined.

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