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2010

PHIL BERRY

Weathered Memories 

  

18 March – 4 April

Phil Berry’s “Weathered Memories” provides a nostalgic look at Ballarat’s not-too-distant past, offering a trip down memory lane for many.  From his childhood, Berry pulls images of the old butcher’s shop on the corner, the grocer’s store and the ice cream shop – all these are brought to life in his beautifully rendered paintings, evoking memories of fulfilling one’s youthful desire for a Peter’s cone or a Fanta yo-yo. 
  
 
 
 

BLACK AND WHITE: gallery 1

TAM CONROY: gallery 2

APRIL 8 – APRIL 25

Black and White:

Black and White is a group exhibition with some of Ballarat’s finest exponents of the use of B+W. The exhibition includes photography, painting, cermamics, drawing and printmaking by artists including Duncan Lannan, Nola Wallis, Judith Sullivan, Debbie Hill, Claire Blake, Sarah Sanders, Steve Davidson, Kim Anderson, Paul Mason and Tony Griffin.

Duncan Lannan

Tam Conroy: The Tale of the Tinkerer part 1

Local artist Tam Conroy, explores the notion of the everyday through her wonderful ‘art’ jewellery. Tam uses old clock and watch parts along with deritus from plumbing to construct her bracelets, brooches, cuff links and necklaces.

Tam Conroy – Brooch 48

 

 

 

SPATIAL COLLATIONS: yarrowee school of painters

APRIL 29 – MAY 16

A group exhibition of works by local artists who are or have had a connection with the Yarrowee School of Painters.

The exhibition includes, portraiture, landscape still life and quirky themes

Arists include Trudy Nicholson, Marion Orr, Bill Vermeend, Sandra Riddell, Gail Trembath and Jocelyn Reid

Gail Trembath

 

HAT TRICK

MAY 20 – JUNE 6

KIRRI SMART, KAT PENGELLY AND MELINDA MUSCAT

An exhibition of Painting, Sculpture, Fashion and Mixed Media

Although Melinda, Kiri and Kat have exhibited in Ballarat before, including their close involvement at Grainery Lane Theatre & Gallery (1995-2007), this is their first exhibition together.
Kirri will be exhibiting new smaller works that are the result of bits and pieces collected “for when the time was right” Kirri’s work references gothic architecture, anachronistic time and religious iconography.  According to the artist they are reflections of little personal thoughts and secrets.
Kat Pengelly is combining her skills of painting and fashion design for the Hat Trick exhibition. Last year, after studying pattern making at the Melbourne School of Fashion, Kat’s art practices have began to merge her passion for fashion with her painting. Hat Trick will feature a selection of outfits that feature her artwork and will be show-cased in a fashion parade alongside her oil paintings.
Melinda Muscat’s works have Flemish and Baroque influences that push the contemporary art boundary by combining what is traditionally viewed as craft with illustration, oil painting and digital media. Melinda also incorporates beads, material, animal skulls, needlework and found objects. Her magical flora, fauna and people unite to create a haunting surrealist vision of a new imaginary world.

The 3 artists will also be joined by Trixie-Mae Iris Ramsay who creates acrylic works on canvas.

 

Melinda Muscat
Kirri Smart
 
Kat Pengelly

 

 

DAN KELLY: THE ONE MAN GROUP SHOW

JUNE 10 – JUNE 27

CURATED BY HOLLYWOOD SAM

Dan Kelly: The One Man Group Show is seriously not serious. ‘Who is Dan Kelly?’ is murmured from the muddy waters of Lake Wendouree. Dan Kelly is primarily a painter and a graduate from the University of ‘RAT and further more; he is “local talent”1.  Mr Kelly is an artist who welcomes chance and accidents within the art making process. This is epitomized through his choice of materials. Found objects and other non-traditional materials are incorporated into his paintings, creating mixed media assemblages and collages. Often he begins a painting without a clear idea, only letting the materials inform the direction of the work. Influenced by the Dadaists and Cobra, Dan Kelly produces a rich array of work containing non-sense, text and abstraction.

Hollywood Sam.

Curator

Dan Kelly 1
Dan Kelly 2

 

 

TEMPUS FUGIT

JULY 1 – JULY 18 2010

OFFICIALLY OPENED JULY 3  BY GEOFF WALLIS: UB FELLOW AND ART AUTHOR

  

TEMPUS FUGIT IS A GROUP SHOW OF BALLARAT ARTISTS RESPONDING TO THE THEME OF TIME FLIES

ARTISTS INCLUDE: KIM ANDERSON, RUTH FOX, EDWARD COLERIDGE, DARREN NEWBY, ASH LIEB, GORDON MONRO

PLUS MANY MORE

Ash Lieb

 

 

THE WEATHER PROJECT

JULY 22 – AUGUST 8

The weather project is a major, curated exhibition of artworks by seven of Ballarat’s established and emerging artists which will be opened by acclaimed playwright Chris Dickens at Space 22 on Saturday 24th July. The title, “The Weather Project”, was conceived early in the year when a joint proposal was developed with Darwin Visual Arts Association (DVVA) to share an exhibition focussing on weather in these diverse locations. The failure to attract funding to mount the exhibition did not deter the Ballarat contingent of artists and curator Debbie Hill, who have now brought together a diverse body of work which explores this most common of subjects, the weather, and how it affects us all now and in the future.

Artists Erin McCuskey, Emma Stoneman, Tony Griffin, Stephen Pleban, Natalie Trofimiuk, Barry Wemyss and Stephen Davidson have contributed to this fantastic show using projection, printmaking, painting, drawing, ceramics and ceramic installation, each bringing a unique view to not only the daily weather but the current issue of climate change.

The exhibition was officially opened by acclaimed Australian playwright Chris Dickens on Saturday July 24.

Erin McCuskey and Emma Stoneman – Cloud Data – projection
Stephen Davidson – Skeletal Seas – ceramic installation
Natalie Trofimiuk – Passing through – drawing
Barry Wemyss
Tony Griffin
 

 

DEBBIE LLOYD:TRUTH AND ILLUSION

AUGUST 12 – 29

Sharing many of the visual elements of Op Art, Debbie Lloyd’s work includes the use of extreme contrast, linear pattern, repetition and spatial illusion.

Using folded papers, transparent film and recycled paper and other materials, Lloyd is interested in giving the audience an experience that visually challenges.

Truth and Illusion was officially opened on Saturday August 14 by Doug Wright.

Debbie Lloyd – white with black

EMMA BLEE

CLOSER TO HOME – WORKS WITH PAPER

SEPTEMBER 2 – 19

  Emma Blee with some of her colourful paper works

 

  

PETRA NEVISTIC

Garden Arrangements

September 23-October 10

 

Petra Nevistic’s work is influenced by miniature paintings and prints, and fragments of “things”.  Her finely painted flowers with odd body parts attached, paint brushes and miniature tables demonstrate both her training in Fine Art at RMIT and her studies at TAFE in horticulture.  ‘Garden Arrangements’ presents her childhood memories of the back garden as a place of wonder and exploration contrasted with an adult view of a fragmented world, and her desire to ‘patch them together again’ and make them whole.  ‘We all have fragments in our lives, nothing is whole.  We are all made up of bits and pieces.  Nothing in reality is perfect’ says Ms Nevistic.

     

 

MAURINE GROSSE

Reminders of Memory

October14 – 31

Local artist Maurine Grosse’s beautiful, romantic mixed media artworks focus on themes of separation and loss, inspired by the recent deterioration of her husband due to Alzheimer’s disease.  The works, which many have likened to Marc Chagall’s figurative paintings of the early 20th century, represent a key milestone in the artist’s career spanning more than 30 years.  While some might find them poignant and sad, Grosse insists they are a joyous celebration of sharing a rich life with another person.  “They’re a celebration of what my life was with my long-term partner.  They represent personal memories of people we knew and places we went”, she says.  Grosse uses powerful imagery that reflects emotions of a life well-lived, full of love and lost memories. 

 

MARK FOX

The thing in itself…

November 4- 21

  

 

 

LORIS BUTTON & SALLY MILLER

Skin Deep

November 25 – December 12 2010

Top:  Artists Loris Button (left) and Sally Miller.

Bottom:  Artwork by Loris Button.

‘Skin Deep’ brings together two very significant Victorian artists, Dr Loris Button and Sally Miller, who developed their friendship while working together for 10 years in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Ballarat.  The common theme of the skin unites their work: both are fascinated by the changing outward appearance of a person through ageing, and “the ways in which we experience and inhabit our skin”.  Using drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and paper cuts, both artists express a very personal experience  through their works – Miller with eczema, Button with memory and ageing. 

Button, who has used handcrafted Hanji paper from Korea, says “The fragility of the Hanji paper allows me to consider the surface of this fine, semi-translucent and imperfect substrate as a metaphor for the skin.”  Miller’s drawings, on the other hand, reference the requests of dematologists to photograph body and skin “when one has the lowest of self-esteem.”  “One wishes to hide away, but now I feel it is time to ‘out’ this disease and attempt to explain the experience”, she says.

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