Andre Stefan White . Tegan Lewis . Liz McHardy . Robert Jordan . Royce . John Palomares . George Parlalis . Ellen Taylor . Jen Tait . Craig Carmichael . Penny Walker-Keef . Andrew Brown . Robert Waghorn . Meg Bates . Julia Palenov . Tamara Watt . Belinda Wiltshire . Linda Nordin . melissa martin . Clare Scopes . Anna Topalidou . FUHITO . Madeline Cambel . George Parlalis . Collette Dane . Simone De Petro . Katrina Kell . Heather Thomson . Andrew May . Darren James . Ruth Carroll . Franka Zaumseil . Phil McCormack . Mani Matong . Lazer Fist . Emma Nunan . Alison Hanly . James Alexander Edward Wray . Erin Voth . Alister Karl . Catherine Evans
The Dimond Dogs
An exhibition about Music
27th Feb to 14th March
Yasmin Holm . Julie Monro-Allison . Cecile Pages . Janna Scott . Danae Valenza . Benjamin Webb . Wok the Rock
Exploring the quirks of communication and the experience of life from a non-conventional perspective
19th to 22nd March
Liona Doolan . Mandy Bailey . Peter Brooks . Julie Jacks . Antonella Calvano . Mariza Berretta . Cuong Truong . Lauren Verly . Louise Hunter . Pamela Debrincat . Tammy Delaney . Joseph Butera . Colin Davis . David Mossop . Gabor Varadi
We all have our own quirks of character when we communicate, particular hand gestures we do, odd inflections of our voice or particular little images and signs that turn up in our drawings and doodles. The artists in Diff’rent Strokes proudly explore all of their quirks of communication from the perspective of individuals who are not always able to communicate in the customary way. And as an audience we are treated to a peak at the way that these artists experience the world.
Solo shows by Penny Walker-Keefe and Kate Collins
8th - 23rd May
Gallery One and Two:
Fresh experimental textile works exploring sentimentality and sustainability
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Textile works utilising discarded and damaged garments
5th June to 21st June
A selection of last years best graduates from Monash, RMIT and VCA.
Liz McHardy . Beth Conway . Carmen Reid . Stephanie Smart
A collection of totem poles, ships in the light, familiar interiors and beautiful dead things all building on a sense of the uncanny.
Curated by Alister Karl,
The impact of stones
an artists game
Curated by Colleen Jones and Alister Karl
22nd June to 10th July
A collaborative project over three stages, three teams are allocated one week each to create and install art work to the theme the impact of stones. The second and third team are also invited to react to and manipulate the previous teams work.
Stage One: Team Brunswickarts
Colleen Jones . Benjamin Webb . Alister Karl . Allison Hanley
Stage Two: Team Trocadero Artspace
Anne Kucera . Chantal Wynter . Deb Bain King . Sally Browne . Patricia Toderello . Michael Brennan . Kerstin Cassar
Stage Three: Team Library Artspace
Benedict Ernst . Ben Di Nardi
Slide Rules Have No Place At My Party
Exploring the discomfort within the comfort of a suburban utopia.
8th July - 1st August
Monica Zanchetta . Patricia Dennis . Samantha Harris . Emma Kuetgens-Fitzpatrick . Kate Watts . Emily Anderson . Miles Brown . Nicole Breedon
A dissonant theramin sound track wafts and warbles from carefully constructed paper gramophones..
Carefully boxed slice of a strange landscape, presenting the un-witnessed conception of catastrophe..
Clay cuttlefish and jellyfish that have risen up and begun their invasion..
Tiny model houses, internally lit with malice—a model estate gone wrong..
Calligraphy scribed on tendril like shards of paper..
Photographs that capture those empty moments after you leave..
Imaginary constructs of unrealized worlds, set pieces played out in miniature..
Curated by Monica Zanchetta
The Intentional Mark
7th to 23rd August
Emma Nunan . Lilly Dusting . Zoe Minnis
I consider the natural environment a place that evokes contemplation, meditation and reflection. The natural world can be a rich resource that allows us as individuals to reflect and develop an understanding of ones identity and place in the world. My art practice is focussed on an exploration of me responce to the natural environment.
Experiment. Document. Archive.
My work explores the more elusive creatures of the sea to literally and metaphorically bring them out of the darkness and into the viewers gaze thereby giving the viewer the opportuinity to understand their strange form, unique movement and vulnerability. This interplay between light and dark plays on the viewers often irrational fears of both the creatures and the dark spaces they inhabit.
Solo shows by Steven Sandner and Alister Karl
11th - 27th September
Gallery one and Two:
Visions of Dreams and Life
The presented works present depict powerful undertows of the natural world; from the raw power of great storms to the captivating charm of the small and often forgotten flora of our existence. Sandner’s photography explores current social issues such as climate change, human identity and the continued protection of world heritage sites.
The themes that surround Sandner’s works portray the landscapes and its complexities. Entering the spaces of gallery, you are surrounded by the combined effects of instability, inspiration, drama, identity, desolation and the desperate search for hope and purity.
This engaging exhibition depicts images with the raw sense of emotion and fills the audience with a sense of rapture and questioning to whether there is more to our existence.
Tonka trucks litter Alister's home, mostly yellow ones with a few red ones and some very small ones. He brings them to life in ways that he could not quite do when smaller then he currently is. Dreaming that one day there will be enough toy trucks in his home that they could reach the ceiling if piled in just the right way. Teetering and tottering ready to fall.
Solo Shows by Kirsten Lyttle, Sherry Paddon and Darren Munce
2nd to 18th October
He was an alien in the Pacific
The history of the South Pacific has long been told through dominant Eurocentric visions of fantasy and conquest. Rarely have these stories been shown from a Polynesian perspective. Captain James Cook has traditionally been portrayed as a great navigator and explorer; discovering lands that the peoples of the South have known of, explored and inhabited for centuries prior to being “found”. Only recently has credit been given to Cook’s Tahitian navigator Tupaia, who arguably led Cook to map the Pacific. Interestingly, the word “Maori” when translated into English means, “ordinary, natural and clear”1. This translation appears as the binary opposite to the exotic, unusual or essentially alien label usually applied to Maori and other Polynesian peoples.
This series of work is a playful investigation of an imagined first-contact conversation between Pacific and European peoples. Drawing upon portraits of Cook by John Webber (1752 – 1793) and Nathaniel Dance (1736 - 1811), and influenced by images of later navigators such as those upon the Kon Tiki expedition, this series attempts to challenge the Eurocentric historical narratives of colonization and discovery.
Borrowing from B-grade Hollywood films, Cook, rather than the indigenous Pacific person, is portrayed as the alien, complete with green skin and antenna.
Big Mountain is an interpretation of landscapes, inspired by memories of growing up in rural Western Australia.
Using collected materials such as soft toys, cooking and landscape books, and vintage Playboy magazines; Sherry Paddon arranges and constructs layers that reference iconic Australian landscapes and mountainous forms.
They Get Stupider As They Get Older.
“They get stupider as they get older”, is an exposition of the family adage. Every family has them; many are shared while some are family specific. They can be beautiful, funny, annoying or just plain nasty. It is this repetition of these stock sayings that invariably leaves them fixed in our personality where they remain, inevitably to be passed on to our children.