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KATHRYN MAPLE WINS £25,000 JOHN MOORES PAINTING PRIZE

BY Walker Art Gallery | 05-Mar-2021
KATHRYN MAPLE WINS

The Walker Art Gallery has announced Kathryn Maple the winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2020 with her vibrant work, 'The Common'. Selected from almost 3,000 entries, Kathryn is not only awarded the £25,000 first prize, but her stunning, large-scale acrylic painting will also be acquired by the Walker Art Gallery to join its world-class collection. Kathryn will also have a solo show at Walker in 2022.

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Collingwood Yards Open Day

BY Zilla & Brook | 03-Mar-2021

Collingwood Yards officially opens to the general public on Saturday 13 March – starting with an Open Day and warm welcome extended to 
all to come and experience the excitement of Melbourne’s new contemporary arts precinct. Collingwood Yards is hosting a site-wide day of festivities inviting the community into Collingwood Yards, their new space to enjoy. It is a celebration at grand scale – testament not only of the realisation of the vision for this long-disused heritage site, but of the resilience of its tenants, still viable and creating in 2021.

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Bunjil Place Gallery proudly welcomes iconic design exhibition miffy & friends this autumn

BY Zilla & Brook | 03-Mar-2021

Bunjil Place Gallery proudly welcomes iconic design exhibition miffy & friends, featuring the work of Dutch illustrator, Dick Bruna (1927-2017) to Melbourne on 27 March – 13 June. Captivating children and adults alike for over 65 years, the iconic figure of Miffy features in a major, free exhibition coming to Melbourne for the very first time, following the exhibition’s stellar launch at Brisbane’s QUT Art Museum late last year. Miffy was first created by Bruna as a bedtime story for his son in 1955. The little white bunny, or ‘nijntje’ as she is known in Dutch, has evolved from her life as a children’s book character into a globally-recognised and universally loved design icon.

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Madeleine Joy Dawes | all / most / some / none

BY fortyfivedownstairs | 27-Feb-2021
Madeleine Joy Dawes

Utilizing a system whereby the ruled grid becomes the vessel for a lexicon of hand-drawn symbols, the principal theme in Madeleine Joy Dawes’ work is the utilization of iterative mark making as a temporal site to record measured and psychological time.

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Lisa Sewards | SHORT STORIES

BY fortyfivedownstairs | 27-Feb-2021
Lisa Sewards | SHORT STORIES

“The intersection of art and literature, and the ways in which both invigorate each other” is the perfect sentiment to describe Lisa Sewards’ new body of work entitled SHORT STORIES.

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TRA COLOR CHE SONO SOSPESI

BY Luisa Catucci Gallery | 26-Feb-2021
TRA COLOR CHE SONO SOSPESI

Exhibition with the support of Stiftung Kunstfonds. In the frame of the program NEUSTART KULTUR.


In TRA COLOR CHE SONO SOSPESI we propose a dialog between the latest series of works by the meta-photographer Aqua Aura - presenting his dystopic views of a post-nature post-humanity future, where the feeling of void wait seems to be all what’s left; and a selection of works by Lidó Rico referring to the fear of the void created by the lack of survival of the knowledge acquired in life, when confronted to the inexorable flowing of time.

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A Stone’s Throw

BY Cross Encounters | 26-Feb-2021
A Stones Throw

A Stone’s Throw @ADLfringe @crossencountersau is the first ever physical theatre piece combining Chinese and Australian performers under a Chinese director, with distinctive improvised and composed music featuring Chinese and Western elements. Upon its debut at Melbourne Fringe 2020, it was chosen to be part of the Festival Hub live streaming program. In response to audience interest, it will make its premiere Adelaide Fringe appearance on March 11.

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