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Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show 50th Anniversary

BY Peter Kay | 17-May-2021
Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art Show 50th Anniversary

For the Bacchus Marsh Rotary Art show, 2021 is a special year, being our 50th golden anniversary. To celebrate, we have increased the total prize money to $12,700 and added a Best in Show category worth $3000. Other categories include best oil, best watercolour, best other medium, best photograph, best 21 years or younger (any medium), best small painting plus best local content and best painting by a local artist. For this special year, artists can enter up to 5 exhibits ($10 per exhibit) with the 5th entry free ! Over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend (12-14th June), this show attracts over 1000 visitors with about 600 exhibits on display and on sale. Artists young and old, experienced and novices are encouraged to enter. Join our special event by entering in our show. Details are on: www.bacchusmarshrotary.org.au

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Natasha Bieniek | Halcyon

BY Linden New Art | 16-May-2021
Natasha Bieniek | Halcyon

Natasha Bieniek is best-known for her miniature oil paintings. Bieniek’s paintings are meticulous in their execution and demand close inspection. They link the ancient tradition of 16th century miniature painting with present-day image culture. This exhibition brings together a suit of recent works that have not been seen together before, including Bieniek’s stand out painting, Biophilia, which was the winner of the Wynne Prize in 2015.

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Ruth Höflich |To Feed your Oracle

BY Linden New Art | 16-May-2021
Ruth Höflich |To Feed your Oracle

Ruth Höflich is an artist and filmmaker, born in Munich, Germany, and currently based in Melbourne. Often beginning with photography, her multidisciplinary practice examines the process of image-making, which she sees as an imprint of the daily flow of energy and information.

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Vipoo Srivilasa | Wellness Deity

BY Linden New Art | 16-May-2021
Vipoo Srivilasa | Wellness Deity

Vipoo Srivilasa is a Thai-born Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist. Srivilasa works predominantly in porcelain but also in an inter-disciplinary manner, creating works on paper, mix media and bronze sculpture, as well as large scale public art. Srivilasa’s playful blend of 19th century European figurines and Asian decorative art practices often explores contemporary cross-cultural and migration experiences.

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Fantastic Program for Melbourne International Singers Festival 2021

BY CarolineK | 14-May-2021
Fantastic Program for Melbourne International Singers Festival 2021

We are thrilled to launch our program for #MISF21. The diverse range of opportunities to sing, learn, experience and participate has never been more exciting. Join us for a weekend of amazing vocal workshops with Australia's finest choral conductors! Jonathon Welch AM, Artistic Director, Patrick Burns, Daniel Brinsmead, Nela Trifkovic and Adam Przewlocki. Singing gospel, contemporary, world music, opera, new works, rock and more! LET'S GET LOUD! #MISF21 @MelbSingersFest @playitforwardoz

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Dream Factory: GMH Design at Fishermans Bend 1964-2020

BY Prue Bassett Publicity | 14-May-2021
Dream Factory: GMH Design at Fishermans Bend 1964-2020

A stunning exhibition that goes behind the scenes of Australia’s most important industrial design studio and birthplace of GMH iconic cars at Fishermans Bend, Melbourne

From Aussie classics to contemporary concept cars, Dream Factory takes a tour through almost 60 years of design by way of rarely seen drawings, models, photographs, film and memories from key designers, showcasing one of Australia's most important industrial design studios, the Technical Centre, at Fishermans Bend.

Home to Melbourne’s most successful city-based automotive factory, the Technical Centre - opened in 1964 and gave us the HK Monaro, HQ Statesman, VE Commodore, the Bathurst Toranas and the eye-catching Hurricane concept car.

Dream Factory is a celebration of form and function and demonstrates how the successful design and production of complex industrial objects put Australia on the post war global stage of automotive design”, says curator Harriet Edquist, AM

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Wanna Be A Rabbit

BY Weave Movement Theatre | 13-May-2021

Wanna Be A Rabbit is a fusion of physical theatre, story-telling, visual installation and Japanese Butoh, in collaboration between Weave Movement Theatre and international Butoh performance artist, Yumi Umiumare. The work moves between the surreal and absurd; humorously reversing perceptions of difference and exploring themes, such as the tendency to categorise, distance and suspect ‘outsiders’. It asks the hard questions : Will I ever be perfect? Am I invisible? How do I get out of here? It’s dark. What am I: black/white, man/woman/other, less/more, an Aussie oy, oy?

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Arts Project Australia presents 4 x 4 Artist Solos

BY Zilla & Brook | 12-May-2021
Arts Project Australia presents 4 x 4 Artist Solos

Following the successful launch of its new gallery space at Collingwood Yards, Arts Project Australia is excited to bring together four solo shows comprising artists Monica Lazzari, Rebecca Scibilia, James MacSporran, and Samraing Chea in 4 x 4 Artist Solos. The artists each hold distinctive practices and collectively capture the essence of colour, imagination, narrative, and pattern, and speak on the energies of society and nuances of everyday life.

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THE COUNT’S RELEASE THEIR 2021 ARTIST PROGRAM

BY AANTHOLOGIES | 12-May-2021
THE COUNT’S RELEASE THEIR 2021 ARTIST PROGRAM

The Count’s announce their 2021 program featuring Jake Mason Trio, Thando, Kee’Ahn, Paul Grabowsky, Audrey Powne and many more. Formerly known as the Jazz Club, The Count’s brings a new name, a new look and a new attitude. Located at The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800.

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JOHN DENT Exhibition at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art Opening 15 May 2021

BY Lauraine Diggins Fine Art | 11-May-2021
JOHN DENT Exhibition at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art

John Dent: Between Two Countries - an exhibition of paintings opening at Lauraine Diggins Fine Art in Melbourne on Saturday 15th May with 50 artworks painted both in Australia and France. Featuring still lifes, figurative works and Parisian street scenes - inspired by the artist's observations and experiences. From large-scale to more intimate works, the paintings can be viewed on our website www.diggins.com.au and an illustrated colour catalogue can be downloaded.

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