South Gippsland Shire

SPORT in South Gippsland Through the Ages

SPORT in South Gippsland Through the Ages

from June 24, 2017 @ 11:00 AM until January 28, 2018 @ 3:00 PM

'SPORT in South Gippsland Through the Ages' is the latest exhibition at the Foster Museum and continues until January 2018, showcasing the myriad of sports enjoyed in the district since the 1800's.

The exhibition, presented by the Foster and District Historical Society, is open for viewing on weekends, public holidays and school holidays from 11am to 3pm.

Venue: Foster and District Historical Society, Main Street, Foster, Vic

Glimpses by Sharyn Madder and Beatrice Magalotti

Glimpses by Sharyn Madder and Beatrice Magalotti

from September 01, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until September 29, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Meeniyan Art Gallery

Sharyn Madder has worked for many years as a free-lance education/natural history artist for such organisations as Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Museum, the Gould League, Parks Victoria, The Marine Discovery Centre, Vox Bandicoot and for many and various local councils, publishers and individuals.

She has illustrated many educational texts as part of this work.  This interest in the natural environment continues and remains the main focus of her work.  Many hours are spent drawing around the coastal areas of South Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula.  Sharyn exhibits regularly in local community shows and is involved with the 'Alphington Open Studios’ artist’s group

Using skills formed in pursuit of familiar domestic crafts, Beatrice Magalotti is bringing to the fore traditional techniques in a contemporary manner, highlighting the work of women through centuries of domestic toil.  Beatrice’s ceramic napkins defy the rigidity of the fired form and float delicately above the table they once graced.  By appropriating the notion and use of embroidery there is playfulness where the floating napkins take on a metaphor of life.

Floating through time and space a discarded beauty, made by an unknown woman, is repurposed and brought to the present within a contemporary context.  Evident in Beatrice’s ceramic work is a discrete reference to age, explored through varied tints.  Her work reflects the discoloration of once treasured and lovingly embroidered fabrics, fading through time.  In her sculptural series exploring crochet, Beatrice hints at the invisible woman, the identity of the maker.  The identity of women across generations is referenced in the spaces between the stitches.

Rust Prophets and Works by Paul Mcauslan

Rust Prophets and Works by Paul Mcauslan

from September 01, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until September 29, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Meeniyan Art Gallery

Exploring the intersections of the visual arts and music has been a focal passion for Paul.  He has ventured into many areas including photography, painting, drawing and sculpture.  His love of motorcycles and fishing has lead him to create works celebrating the freedom of the open road and the diversity of landscapes throughout this immense continent and beyond.

Paul’s skills as a multi instrumentalist have lead him down many a winding path, observing and notating throughout the journey.  His observant fascination with architecture began at a young age manifesting in a great skill in technical drawing.  The Rust Prophets collection celebrates observations of the beauty in decay, the natural in the unnatural and the edge between the everyday and the extraordinary.

This exhibition is a collection of observations from life so far.  The journey continues...

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