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17 December 2011 to 29 January 2012
Max Dupain (1911-1992) produced some of Australia’s most iconic photographs. Throughout his career, he ran a commercial photography business, specialising in commissions for the Australian Government and large corporations. Frequently, his images were used to promote immigration, trade and investment.
Spanning over 40 years, the works on display are an important visual record of the changing post-war Australian society, from capital cities, architecture and industry, to rural scenes and people. Together they form a narrative which documents Australian history, society and people. A National Archives of Australia touring exhibition, supported by Visions of Australia.
In conjunction with this exhibition the Gippsland Art Gallery will be holding a Digital Conservation Workshop, Fade to grey… or yellow, red or blue with National Archives Conservator, Ian Batterham.
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Image: Max Dupain, Violinist [detail], 1955, type C print, 31 x 31cm
Rob Bartolo, William Breen, Sheridan Brown, Jane Burton, Jason Cordero, Peter Daverington, Iris Fischer, Louise Hearman, Chris Langlois, Tony Lloyd, Joanna Logue, John Morris, Saffron Newey, Sarah Nguyen, Izabela Pluta, Kathryn Ryan, Sam Smith, Sophia Szilagyi, Camila Tadich, Stephen Wickham, Philip Wolfhagen, Greg Wood
19 November 2011 to 22 January 2012
Something is happening in Australian art today. We are witnessing the resurgence of ideas that took root centuries ago – a return to passion in art, and a return to atmosphere and awe. Art today recognises that we have undergone a spiritual loss in recent times, and is summoning the courage to fill it. Its links to an art of two centuries ago are profound and undeniable.
Historians called it Romanticism; a disposition for melancholic yearning, for communion with nature, for the sublime. Australian artists, in countless numbers, are engaging with these themes again today. New Romantics surveys the work of twenty-two contemporary Australian artists who have reinvigorated this movement. This is the first exhibition that seeks to understand a paradigm shift that is shaping the course of Australian art in the twenty-first century. New Romantics coincides with the release of a major new publication.
OPENING: Friday 18 November 6.30pm. Opened by Sam Leach, artist
CURATOR TALK: Friday 18 November 6.00pm with exhibition curator and author Simon Gregg
Image: Jason CORDERO, The Gates of Longing [detail], 2008, oil on linen, 112 x 244cm. Collection: Gippsland Art Gallery. Purchased by the Gippsland Art Gallery Society, 2010
from the Gippsland Art Gallery Collection
19 November 2011 to 8 January 2012
The Gippsland Art Gallery’s permanent collection focuses on artworks related to or produced in Gippsland, and works by Australian artists with themes that relate to the land and the natural environment.
Unknown Pleasures brings to light rarely seen treasures from the collection, including works by Eugène von Guérard, James Gleeson, Arthur Boyd and Sidney Nolan.
OPENING: Friday 18 November 6.30pm. Opened by Dawn Stubbs, Gippsland Art Gallery Society
Unknown Pleasures Catalogue
Image: Sam LEACH, Fracture Landscape, 2010, oil and resin on wood, 25 x 25cm. Collection: Gippsland Art Gallery. Purchased by the Gippsland Art Gallery Society, 2011
29 October to 11 December 2011
Acclaimed French artist Delphine Reist has established a profile as one of Europe’s most innovative makers of video art. Her compelling work Averse (2007) has been shown in biennales around the world, and has been collected by the Pompidou Centre, Paris.
In a Gippsland first, the Gippsland Art Gallery presents Averse (translated as ‘downpour’ in French). In an extension of the actual gallery space, we observe the falling and shattering of fluorescent light bulbs. In its slow and inevitable sequence, Averse surmises the end of civilisation.
OPENING: Friday 18 November 6.30pm
DELPHINE REIST Averse Catalogue
Image: Delphine REIST, Averse, [detail], 2007, video loop. Courtesy Triple V, Paris
17 September to 13 November 2011
Australian Odyssey is the first comprehensive survey of work by Russian-born Swiss artist Nicholas Chevalier (1828-1902), produced during his fourteen years in Australia (1855-1869). The exhibition explores Chevalier’s landscape work in depth, spanning Victoria from the Grampians to the Gippsland and Great Dividing Ranges. Throughout his long and illustrious career as an artist and illustrator, Chevalier developed a fresh and lively style that was entirely his own. The exhibition will assemble Chevalier’s most significant works, accompanied by lesser known works, studies, sketches, and a complete set of lithographs. Australian Odyssey will be supported by a major new publication exploring the life and art of Nicholas Chevalier. 330pp. hardcover. RRP $19.95. Available from the Gallery gift shop.
OPENING: Friday 16 September 2011 6.30pm. Opened by John McPhee, Art Historian.
A Gippsland Art Gallery Travelling Exhibition Dates to follow at Geelong Gallery
Education Resource - Nicholas Chevalier
Image: Nicholas CHEVALIER, Portrait of the Artist [detail], 1857, oil on cardboard, 30.4 x 25.4cm. Collection: Art Gallery of New South Wales Bequest of Mrs Nicholas Chevalier, 1919
3 September to 23 October 2011
Alexander Knox is a Melbourne based artist working with a wide range of techniques to produce an architecture of codified effects. Through a combination of lighting, optics, audio, kinetic and formal elements he engages with ideas of perception, identity and subjectivity within the late capitalist spectacle.
Dark Star unites recent works by Knox ranging from intimate light installations to large-scale sculptures.
OPENING: Friday 16 September 2011 6.30pm
Alexander KNOX Dark Star Catalogue
Image: Alexander KNOX, Spazio T [detail], 2006, welded metal, black paint
|WILLIAM DELAFIELD COOK.A SURVEY
16 July to 11 September 2011
William Delafield Cook. A Survey is the first survey exhibition of this significant Australian artist in over two decades. Since the late 1970s Delafield Cook has worked almost exclusively with the Australian landscape – remarkably, from his studio in London. His paintings are characterised by a deadpan photo realism, yet they transcend the real altogether to speak of phenomena beyond our perception. Taken as a whole, his paintings elevate our understanding and appreciation of the Australian landscape to a new level.
This timely survey unites works from over a thirty year period, to provide a compelling document on the work of one of Australia’s most acclaimed and accomplished artists. A Gippsland Art Gallery Travelling Exhibition Dates to follow at TarraWarra Museum of Art.
OPENING: Friday 29 July 6.30pm (doors open 6.00pm). Opened by Frances Lindsay, Deputy Director, National Gallery of Victoria
WILLIAM DELAFIELD COOK A SURVEY Catalogue
Image: William DELAFIELD COOK, Obiri 1, [detail] 1987, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 304cm. Collection: Pacific Road, Sydney
30 July to 11 September 2011
The strange and fantastical creatures that populate Claude Jones’ art practice spring from an underlying concern with peculiar biologies. She mines the symbology of mutations to examine notions of taxonomy, gene modification and exoticism.
Jones’ crossbred creations exude an otherworldly pallor that speaks of science experiments – chemical, psychological or biological – gone horribly awry. Her hybrid mutants reflect our changing biological and psychological relationship to nature, in the face of increasing biotechnology.
OPENING: Friday 29 July 2011 6.30pm (doors open 6.00pm)
CLAUDE JONES Chimera Catalogue
Image: Claude JONES, Lagomorph Felide (blue) [detail], 2010, mixed media, 50 x 15 x 50cm
Encounters with the Uncanny
9 July to 28 August 2011
Kiron Robinson’s art is characterised by an ongoing concern with doubt. He explores perceptual process and the vulnerability of form to project a world where everything becomes uncertain. Robinson employs a wide variety of materials in his work, including photography, neon, large scale installation, site-specific intervention and video. Throughout is an engagement with everyday materials, charged with newfound insight and ambiguity.
OPENING: Friday 29 July 2011 6.30pm (doors open 6.00pm)
ARTIST TALK: Friday 29 July 2011 6.00pm
KIRON ROBINSON Encounters with the Uncanny Catalogue
Image: Kiron ROBINSON, Untitled, 2006, type C print, 75 x 75cm
|The Shilo Project
11 June to 24 July 2011
The Shilo project is based on Neil Diamond’s 1970 album, the cover of which features a connect-the-dots portrait of Diamond for fans to complete. The project invites up to 100 contemporary Australian artists to complete a ‘blank’ cover and displays their sleeves alongside those found in op shops completed by unknown individuals.
This kaleidoscopic exhibition of art and record sleeves is a tribute to pop idols, classic tunes, record collectors, fans and vinyl.
A NETS Victoria touring exhibition developed by the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne.
OPENING: This exhibition was officially opened on Friday 10 June 2011 6.30pm (doors open 6.00pm) by Dr Chris McAuliffe Director, Ian Potter Museum of Art University of Melbourne.
CURATOR TALK: Friday 10 June 2011 6.00pm
Image: Rob McHAFFIE, ‘Shilo’ sleeve, 2009, oil paint, 31 x 31cm
Aly Aitken,Eloise Calandre (UK), James Gleeson, Adam Laerkesen, Sam Spenser (UK), Joel Zika
A Gippsland Art Gallery & NETS Victoria touring exhibition
14 May to 10 July 2011
Dreamweavers plots a strange and enchanting course through the world of dreams, nightmares and the imagination. The exhibition explores the contemporary preoccupation for the Fantastic through a range of national and international art practices, united by an enduring fascination with darkness and dark places. Dreamweavers is a multi-sensory experience that combines sculpture, digital media, photography, and painting, in an intoxicating visual feast. Things terrific and terrible abound; logic is corrupted and disorder reigns. Casting a hypnotic spell upon all who cross its orbit, Dreamweavers recalibrates reality within a space without definition: the space of dreams.
OPENING: This exhibition was officially opened on Friday 20 May 2011, 6.30pm (doors open 6.00pm) by Laurie Benson, Curator, International Art, National Gallery of Victoria. ARITST TALK: Friday 20 May 6.00pm
CATALOGUE: 56pp catalogue for Dreamweavers is available from Gippsland Art Gallery RRP $5.00. T: 03 5142 3372
Image: Aly AITKEN, In Sheep’s Clothing [detail], 2008, mixed media, 230 x 75 x 40cm
|The Seventh Day
21 May to 3 July 2011
In a new series of highly elaborate photographs, Magdalena Bors implicates the sublime within the everyday. Bors’ fantastical images explore obsession and compulsion within domestic environments, and are bursting with impossible magic and wonder.
The Seventh Day reveals various protagonists in moments of calm, reflecting on their manic creations. While rich in beauty and spectacle, the complex menageries revel in a sad futility.
MAGDALENA BORS The Seventh Day Catalogue
OPENING: This exhibition was officially opened on Friday 20 May 2011 6.30pm (doors open 6.00pm)
Image: Magdalena BORS, Reef [detail], 2010, pigment print, 110 x 165cm [approx.]
30 April to 5 June 2011
Domestic appliances from the recent past become cast as stony artefacts in Susan Milne’s Talisman. We encounter everyday devices that have undergone distortion in cement, to suggest a kind of cemetery for departed consumables.
Televisions, vacuum cleaners and toasters invoke the home environment but speak poignantly of human absence. Like a museum to our time presented generations from now, the objects become moving specimens of our daily detritus.
OPENING: This exhibition was officially opened on Friday 20 May 2011 6.30pm (doors open 6.00pm)
SUSAN MILNE Talisman Catalogue
Image: Susan MILNE, Television - portable 5, 2008, cement and polystyrene, 22 x 24 x 24cm
CLAIRE ANNA WATSON
2 April to 15 May 2011
Claire Anna Watson creates interventions, often in public spaces, that explore ephemeral matter as a site of scientific manipulation and experimentation. In her latest exhibition Reverie, Watson investigates how the natural world may be re-contextualised or re-imagined. With a penchant for the absurd and the fantastical, she propels the everyday object into a state of dreamlike wonder. Featuring recent videos and documentation of public art projects, Reverie invites the viewer into a state of reflection on the natural, or not so natural, world.
OPENING: This exhibition was officially opened on Friday 1 April 2011 6.30pm by Karla Saenz, Director, Kopalli Public Art Foundation, Mexico
ARTIST TALK: Friday 1 April 2011 6.00pm
CLAIRE ANNA WATSON Reverie Catalogue
Image: Claire Anna WATSON, Installation view: Pineapples for Piscina [detail], 2007, mixed media, dimensions variable
|Mary and Max: The Exhibition
5 March to 8 May 2011
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), in collaboration with Oscar®-winning director and writer Adam Elliot, presents Mary and Max: The Exhibition. This unique exhibition experience explores the plasticine world of Mary and Max (2009), Elliot’s first animated feature film. This is the touching story of an unlikely pen-pal friendship between two charming eccentrics. Exploring the creative and technical processes behind the film, the exhibition features a selection of character models, costumes, sketches, sets, storyboards, props and footage of the animators at work, alongside imagery from the finished product. An Australian Centre for the Moving Image touring exhibition managed by NETS Victoria.
Gippsland Art Gallery Society Film Night - Mary and Max & Harvie Krumpet
OPENING: This exhibition was officially opened on Friday 4 March 2011 by Tony Sweeney, Director, ACMI
Image: Mary and Max, 2009, Dir. Adam Elliot. Courtesy of Melodrama Pictures.
GIPPSLAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
26 March to 24 April 2011
Flourish assembles a selection of works from our membership schools in Gippsland. Within a diverse range of media and disciplines this exhibition brings together the outstanding work of young people, who are completing their Victoria Certificate of Education (VCE). A broad exploration of themes and styles express the creative skill of these local students.
EXHIBITION OPENING & AWARDS PRESENTATION: This exhibition was officially opened on Friday 1 April 2011 6.30pm by Simon Gregg, Curator, Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale
Following the official opening the Education Co-ordinator, Louise Van Kuyk presented Awards to students. These Awards were sponsored by the Gippsland Art Gallery Society. Judges: Dawn Stubbs - President, Gippsland Art Gallery Society & Simon Gregg - Curator.
WINNERS OF FLOURISH 2011 AWARDS
$500 FLOURISH AWARD - thriving excellence in visual art was awarded to Siobhan Duivenvoorden from Catholic College, Sale for her work Freedom is Happiness.
$100 ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD - luxuriant growth in visual art was awarded to Elizabeth Newton from Gippsland Grammar for her work Pipes, Clouds & Sky.
$100 ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD - luxuriant growth in visual art was award to Emily Smith from Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College Leongatha for her work Beautiful Country in Hindi.
GIPPSLAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS Flourish 2011 Catalogue
Image: Winning Artwork from Flourish 2011, Siobhan DUIVENVOORDEN Year 12 Art Freedom is Happiness [detail] 2010, acrylic and ink on canvas, Catholic College Sale
|In the Blood
5 February to 27 March 2011
Jane Burton appeals to our imagination in luscious, evocative photographs that pay homage to the Australian Gothic. She privileges us with insights into profound, unearthly experiences, expressed through heaving, bodily forms.
While never explicitly describing supernatural phenomena, Burton’s work is permeated by a mysterious, otherworldly glow. In the Blood draws together new and recent works from Burton – sometimes keyhole views and sometimes boundless vistas. Sometimes invoking surface and other times inferring absence and the ethereal.
OPENING: This exhibition was officially opened on Friday 11 February 2011 by Dr David Hansen, curator and art writer.
ARTIST TALK: Friday 11 February 2011 6.00pm
JANE BURTON In the blood Catalogue
Image: Jane BURTON, Untitled #1, 2010, pigment print on paper, 110 x 110cm
12 February to 20 March 2011
Sam Jinks creates sculptures that replicate life while reflecting on death. He presents a startling hyper-realism, which transcends life itself to speak of a higher order of reality.
In Pietá, Jinks explores the sensation and experience of being human. Death is ever present, but only as part of the greater cycle of birth and life. The works masterfully reproduce the human form, surmising simply the sum of our parts, and the slow decay of flesh, bone and ligament.
OPENING: This exhibition was officially opened on Friday 11 February 2011 by Andrew Gaynor, independent curator and arts researcher.
SAM JINKS Pieta Catalogue
Sam JINKS, Still Life (Pietá), 2007, silicone, paint, human hair, 160 x 123cm
|Strike a Pose
WITH LEE LIN CHIN
8 January to 27 February 2011
From mini-skirts of the 1960s to the bohemian fashions of the late 1970s, Strike a Pose … with Lee Lin Chin showcases photography from these two dynamic decades, with images drawn exclusively from the National Archives of Australia’s diverse photographic collection.
The exhibition presents a glimpse back at Australian society during the socially revolutionary period spanning the 1960s and 1970s and focuses on fashion on the street, the field, on parade, and on holiday.
A National Archives of Australia Touring Exhibition
Image: Pierre Cardin fashion parade at Canberra Theatre Centre, 1967
|A Twenty-Year Love Affair with Australian Landscape
15 January to 6 February 2011
For twenty years Gippsland artist Angela Newberry has been travelling through the Australian wilderness, documented in a remarkable body of printmaking. These works capture the primeval spirit and beauty of Australia, and celebrate Australia’s natural landscape, flora and fauna.
A Twenty-Year Love Affair with Australian Landscape showcases a range of approaches to contemporary printmaking as vast as the landscapes themselves, which include everything from beaches to bush, and desert to dams.
Angela Newberry A Twenty-Year Love Affair with Australian Landscape Catalogue
Image: Angela NEWBERRY, Rainforest, 2006, screenprint, 49.8 x 90.5cm