Coronet Bay Unplugged

Coronet Bay Unplugged

from April 02, 2016 @ 5:30 PM until December 03, 2016 @ 11:00 PM
July 02, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
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Open Mic Night is an evening of great entertainment. They meet on the first Saturday of every month at Coronet Bay Hall.

Doors Open at 5.30pm and the music starts at 7.00pm and concludes at 11.00pm.

Entry is a Gold coin donation. (All proceeds to Combined Community Group projects.) Each act is limited to 15mins. Performers and Audience of all ages are welcome.

A Fine Line - Drawings from the Collection

A Fine Line - Drawings from the Collection

from June 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM until October 02, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

The ability to draw is a fundamental tenet of art making, and has been both a means and an end to creating art for centuries.

At its core drawing has the power to excite, move and delight with the simplest of gestures and the most basic of means. As the most humble method of making a picture, it remains also the most enduring test of an artist’s skill and daring.

A Fine Line assembles a range of works from the collection whose only commonality is their abiding respect for the drawn line, and the artistic prowess of their makers.

Image: John PRATT, Swimmer [detail] 1985, Ink and chalk on paper, 48 x 62.3cm
Collection Gippsland Art Gallery, Donated from the estate of Patricia Marie White, 2013

The Gathering 2016 – group exhibition

The Gathering 2016 – group exhibition

from June 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM until November 19, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Gecko Studio Gallery & Arthouse

Drawing on artists who have exhibited in the past at Gecko Studio Gallery, along with a number of new artists, ‘The Gathering 2016’ is the next exhibition to open at this popular contemporary gallery in Fish Creek.

‘The Gathering 2016’ is Gecko’s 2nd annual winter/spring exhibition which will run through to 19 November, when they will kick off once again with their monthly exhibitions through the summer/autumn months.

‘The Gathering 2016’ is an extension of the Stockroom at Gecko, which means if you decide you would like to purchase an artwork from the exhibition, you can take it away before the exhibition closes, making this a fluid, ever changing showcase of artists for the five month duration.

Some of the artists in this exciting exhibition include Kate Zizys, Susan Purdy, Peter Cole, Geoffrey Ricardo, Christine Larsen, Leigh Fraser, Tommy Pau, Dennis Leversha, Chris Tuttle, Adam Nudelman, Owen Rye and Kerry Spokes, with some surprise additions along the way!

Sounds of Country

Sounds of Country

from July 09, 2016 @ 9:00 AM until October 02, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Latrobe Regional Gallery

Sounds of Country includes works by indigenous artists who currently live in Gippsland: Uncle Dennis Seymour, Aunty Gloria Whalan, Aunty Eileen Harrison, Irene Ridgeway, Lisa Kennedy, Patrice Muthaymiles Mahoney, Mick Harding and Ronald Edwards.

The exhibition explores the Indigenous concept of Deep Listening to Country, revealing the profound sense of connection the artists have to natural world and the land. Those who engage with the artworks in the exhibition are invited to explore inner and outer worlds through song, story, image, language and the silence that lies between.

The artists in Sounds of Country present different perspectives and shown together, a network of connections are revealed.  Working across a range of mediums, the artists have created works that resonate with sonic energy, connecting people to Country and the Country to people.

Discreet Montage

Discreet Montage

from July 23, 2016 @ 9:00 AM until October 02, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Latrobe Regional Gallery

The observational cinema of Barry Brown & Irene Proebsting.

Discreet montage features a selection of experimental (non)fictions including post-industrial reportage, ambient family portraits and found quotidian abstraction.

Shot on Super 8 film and edited in camera, the films are un-staged spontaneous recordings, utilising chance and improvisation as structuring devices to generate atmospheric narratives.

Similarly, the soundtracks privilege the accidental, predominately focused upon aesthetic errors and psychological ambience – a silent cinema fabricated from open-ended scores, magnetic tape manipulations and unusual guitar tunings.

The films are lyrical, unconscious constructs, featuring the familiar and the unfamiliar, a discreet cacophony of aleatory auras and everyday illusions.

The exhibition screens video projections with ambi-phonal sound from the original Super 8 prints.

Image Credit: Barry Brown & Irene Proebsting, Luna Berlin, 2013, Colour, 9 minutes, collection of the artists.

Dopa-kinesia, Pezaloom

Dopa-kinesia, Pezaloom

from August 05, 2016 @ 10:00 AM until September 27, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
Cowwarr Art Space

Dopa-kinesia, created with the assistance of Kim Anderson in the role of support artist and curator, is a series of experimental self-portraits intended to challenge the many myths and misconceptions surrounding Parkinson’s Disease. The title – an amalgamation of “dopamine” and “hypokinesia” – relates to one of the major symptoms of the disease, namely the failure of certain cells in the brain to manufacture dopamine, a substance that allows for smooth, coordinated function of the body’s muscles and movement. Pezaloom has immersed his entire body in approximately 160 kilograms of petroleum jelly to represent the heaviness, slowness and restriction of movement he experiences.

This performative act was photographed in the hulking Yallourn Power Station administration building, which now stands derelict and empty.  The Latrobe Valley where Pezaloom has always lived is the centre of the brown coal power industry in Victoria, and the strange aesthetic of this environment provides an apt metaphor for the dissonance occurring within his own body with the progression of Parkinson’s Disease.  Within and without, the beauty and horror exist in a symbiotic relationship, intermingled with fear and a deep love and acceptance of the place as an essential part of his identity.

Pezaloom was supported by Arts Access Victoria, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and the City of Melbourne 2015 Arts Grants Program.

You are invited to join the artist and celebrate the opening of the exhibition: Sunday 7th August 2016 @ 2pm - 5pm.  The Artists Bar will be operating.


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