FilmNeverDie!

Some of you readers born a few decades back (or more) may remember those who were lucky enough to own a Polaroid camera. Basically, you had to be fairly wealthy to afford one (mostly for the cost of the film). One of the very few times I recall having my photos taken with one of those was as a kid at the Melbourne Show, sitting on a hay bale with a baby lamb on my lap! FilmNeverDie currently being shown in Fairfield at the Photonet gallery is celebrating a resurgence of the Polaroid camera and the surprising images that come of it.

 

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Proprietor Gary Wong started out like most; with a good quality entry-level digital camera and started racking up photos on his hard drive. Then his hard drive died and he lost them all. His girlfriend wanted a Polaroid camera, which was having a bit of a revival and he started investigating the ins and outs of analog-using the Polaroid. He found one factory in the Netherlands that still produces Polaroid film-but had to buy in a bulk lot of 60. As he had so many, he put 50 packs on ebay and they all sold. He realised that there was a strong demand and decided to do something about it.

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Initially it was a hard time experimenting.

 “A lot of people forget that using these cameras is very dependent on the environment. In cold weather, the black and white images often does not appear, if too hot for colour film they turn out a reddish colour”, says Gary.

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Gary explains that this old school way of shooting film is the ‘true way’ as you have to nail it in one shot. Also, it is a slower pace way of forming an image. “People often have very high expectations, but once I explain the process they develop an understanding. Colour images can often take up to 40 minutes to develop, while black and white is only 10 minutes.”

Gary tells me has a huge collection of cameras and is still going. With a background in Science; majoring in Pharmacology and Physiology and with the help of Jake Bright (the instant camera guy) he has turned this camera thing inside out, amassing a huge amount of knowledge like any good scientist would. “I tried to research the chemicals used in the processing, but these are all trade secrets of course!”

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Due to the success of the opening weeks of their first ever Polaroid Exhibition, FilmNeverDie is pleased to announce that the exhibition will be extended to the 30th of April 2015. Hundreds of people have been through to see the exhibition, entitled ‘Polaroid Resurrection’, and the official closing date has been pushed back to meet demand.

This Australian first is being held in conjunction with the Global ExPolaroid Polaroid Exhibition Festival. FilmNeverDie are representing Melbourne, Australia as one of 40 cities around the world participating in this festival, with ExPolaroid coordinating workshops, conferences and exhibitions globally.

We are proud to showcase these amazing works by artists from all around the country, with the youngest artist being just seventeen years of age and the oldest in their fifties.

This event is open to the public.

The FilmNeverDie Polaroid Resurrection Exhibition will be held at:

Photonet Gallery
15A Railway Place
Fairfield
Melbourne, VIC 3078

 

for exhibition details:

PhotonetGallery.com.au

 

 

 

Get out of town! 5 Regional Galleries worth visiting…

 

Ok, so the first one off the ranks is Burrinja situated in the leafy Hills suburb of Upwey. So its not exactly regional but a good pit stop if you’re on your way up further into the Yarra Ranges.

In the last few years Burrinja has had an upgrade to their theatre and carparking facilities.

Operating as not-for-profit gallery, Burrinja houses art, artist studios and has all sorts of live performance. They also have a cafe/restaurant and a kids playground area.

 

The annual Dandenong Ranges Open studios Festival is on this weekend. Makers from around the hills will open their studio doors to the public. See the brochure here.

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Shepparton Art Museum 

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Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will present both new and major existing works by highly regarded Melbourne-based artist Greg Creek in its leading winter exhibition The Desktop Drawings from 30 May to 9 August.

The catalyst for this exhibition was SAM’s acquisition in 2014 of The Melbourne Desktop Drawing, originally commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in 2003.

Shepparton Art Museum Director Kirsten Paisley said:

‘Securing The Melbourne Desktop Drawing for SAM has been very exciting due to the scale and importance of this extraordinary work.

 ‘This exhibition provides the first opportunity to really understand a major part of Creek’s practice, in the desktop drawings. Initially beginning as the throw away blotting sheets for Creek’s large allegorical oil paintings, the desktop works have since become a focus of his practice, significant in their own right. The exhibition will also present ChatterShapes, a 52m wall-based work previously shown only in Scotland, and a body of approximately 40 new drawings Greg is making specifically for SAM’s show, that explore Love, Death and Politics.

Greg Creek: The Desktop Drawings will map associations with a life-time of remembrances, knowing, observances and longing. The exhibition works like a junk shop of ideological symbolism whereby the act of collectivism, architecture, language, consumerism, national politics and daily life all become the one subject, a poetics of life.’

Created on modest scaled desks and yet sometimes beguiling by their incredible length, Greg Creek’s drawings focus upon the richness of a studio process that captures the interaction between the incidentals of everyday events and universal contexts.

Greg Creek: The Desktop Drawings brings together a selection from Creek’s extraordinary drawing practice now spanning 20 years – ranging from Melbourne via Europe to Shepparton with a highlight the growing body of new drawings commissioned specifically by SAM for The Drawing Wall #19, showing from 30 May to 30 August 2015.

 TarraWarra Museum of Art

An architectural wonder, TarraWarra is set in beautiful Healsville and worthy of a visit. After your visit to see some art get your self a glass of wine and roll down the big hill!

 

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Current Exhibition

EARTH AND SKY

JOHN MAWURNDJUL AND GULUMBU YUNUPINGU
The exhibition Earth and Sky curated by Hetti Perkins, features a selection of bark paintings by John Mawurndjul and Gulumbu Yunupingu, two of the most outstanding Australian artists of our time. In bringing the work of these two artists together, the exhibition offers a panoptic view of ‘country’ from an Indigenous perspective. Both artists engage with and represent the natural world in a highly sophisticated and conceptual aesthetic form. Their work distils the spiritual nature of this engagement in work that resonates with a power that is both ceremonial and celebratory.

Part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015 11 April–17 May 2015, a Melbourne-wide Festival of art exhibitions, forums and talks seeking to harness the creative power of the Arts to
inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.
For more information: www.artclimatechange.org

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Check out the website to see what’s on in this great town!

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I haven’t visited this little town for many years but I’m always hearing great things about this gallery. It’s up Gippsland way, so take off for a lovely day trip!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Space Space -A new venture in Japan

By Celeste Hawkins

The most delightful thing I’ve found in occupying this space over the past three years is the amazing people that have and continue to contact me. A myriad of people from other countries that may or may not have a connection to Australia, have found my wee corner of the internet and said hello. One such person is Ella Krivanek, an expat artist from Melbournite living in Tokyo. On March 28 2015, she took on the task of establishing a new gallery in Komae, Tokyo. Space Space exhibits risky, exciting new work from both international and Japanese artists.  The press release from the opening of ‘Freedom’ highlights the need for this kind of work: “In the wake of the arrest of high-profile feminist artist Megumi Igarashi, for her work involving the female body, the Tokyo arts scene looks less like that of a modern, exciting, and culturally rich metropolis and more like that of a fearful, restrictive backwater”. What grabbed me was that there were quite a few Australian artists involved in the exhibition and I wanted to find out more about why Ella set up this new venture in Japan.

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Can you tell me about your background and why you’ve ended up in Japan?

I suffer under an illusion that I think is uniquely Australian, namely that true success in the arts can only be found outside one’s home. I think this comes from our own culture’s desire to cut tall poppies down, and our absorption of both English and American popular culture and visual art. I felt this particularly acutely when exhibiting as a sculptor and installation artist in Melbourne, and when I assisted in the curation and installation of other artists’ work in local institutions such as Bus Gallery, Open Space, and Gertrude Street. The overwhelming feeling was that what was being produced domestically was at a high calibre but was not receiving the international recognition nor being given the requisite weight.

I came to Japan in the hope that I might be able to bring some of the Melbournian exhibiting culture, which is so open to emerging artists, to this country, which is rife with censorship and commercialism. In doing so, I hoped to provide opportunities to young Australian artists, enabling them to receive the exposure and acclaim that they deserve.

Another comment from the press release states: “The focus is shifted from producing art with an eye to recouping the artist’s and the gallery’s costs, to making art that is a pure form of expression”.

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Why is the promotion of art as a ‘pure form of expression’ rather than as a commodity so important?

Objects of beauty that are designed to be bought and sold certainly have their place in our society. They decorate our homes and bodies, and make the spaces in which we live and work more palatable. It is my feeling, however, that those which do not express something are simply crafts or trinkets, not really befitting the name ‘art’. Art seeks to communicate something beyond its appearance. If you accept this premise, then the question is only how effectively and honestly this communication takes place. Unfortunately, these lines of communication are easily tainted by a profit motive, as creators consciously or unconsciously change how they make, curate, and collect based on what will help them to recoup their costs. This is why non-profit galleries are such an important part of the arts scene, in that they provide a place for new, young artists to embolden themselves, and develop an honest aesthetic, without being shackled to commercial interests.

How did so many Australians come to be involved? Are they expats living there?

As a Melbournian myself, my arts practise has been primarily based in Australia over the last 5 years. Through my work I have been in touch with a number of artists, writers and thinkers. Most of these are still based down under. However, Space Space gallery was lucky enough to have several artists make the journey from overseas for the opening, including Melbourne photographer Elle Ross. There are also a couple of Australian expats living in Tokyo who are involved in the show.

Have some come especially for the event?

Besides Ross, American artist Hannah Lee flew from New York for the opening, as did Kaori Kato from Hokkaido. Rachel Brandon and Tom Hay arrived via bullet train from Toyama.

How do you think the public, or the authorities will view the content. Is it likely to shock and ultimately suffer the same fate as what happened with Megumi Igarashi?

Certainly there are elements of the show that are confronting, and thought-provoking, but it is not the intent of Space Space gallery to make works that revolve purely around shock-value. It is too early to say if and how authorities will respond to the work, but the gallery will stand by the show and the artists participating should there be any unrest.

Exhibiting artists: Stephanie Bickford-Smith (UK); Rachel Brandon and Tom Hay (NZ); Aaron Claringbold (AU); Oliver Eales (UK); Kotoe Ishii (JP); Kaori Kato (JP); Raph Kim (UK); Maddison Kitching (AU); Hannah Lee (US); Rebecca McCauley (AU); Caroline McCurdy and Nik van der Gliesen (AU); Alice McIntosh (AU); Caroline Meathrel-Mack (AU); Alex Moncrieff (AU); Hugo Muecke (AU); Dead Kebab (JP); Yuji Oda (J); Hideko Ono (JP/PNG); Gemma Pass (AU); Nellie Rogerson (AU); Elle Ross (AU); Miho Sui Sekiguchi (JP); Dorothy Siemens (US); Sarra Twycross-Smith (AU); Yuri Uemura (JP); Themba Wahlström (AU); Stella Windbridge (AU)

 

 

 

 

 


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A few ideas…

 

Here are a few suggestions for the next week or so. Perhaps there is something here that you may like to investigate…

Sometimes its easy to get trapped into viewing the same things, or doing what we know and feel comfortable with. This could even be visiting the same cafe every single day. Well, we all have our favourites, but how do you know there isn’t another, making something heavenly down the road, if you never venture there?  There are lots of different types of people making different types of art. Some of it may not be to your liking. But anyone who bothers to read this post, I dare say would have a clue- that it really is just as much about the process and the idea (if not arguably more)- as it is the final outcome.

I will be back soon with more interviews to devour.

Ok I know-I know- But I can’t help the food metaphors with Easter on the horizon!

Happy Easter, I hope you have a delicious break!

Celeste

 

FilmNeverDie Polaroid Exhibition

Melbourne, VIC, 27th March, 2015 – FilmNeverDie is hosting their first ever Polaroid Exhibition at Photonet Galleries, 4th – 22nd of April 2015.

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FilmNeverDie is hosting their first ever Polaroid exhibition in conjunction with the Global ExPolaroid Polaroid Exhibition Festival. Entitled ‘Polaroid Resurrection’, this is an Australian first and will be held from the 4th to the 22nd of April, at Photonet Gallery in Fairfield. We will be representing Melbourne, Australia as one of 40 cities around the world participating in this festival, with ExPolaroid coordinating workshops, conferences and exhibitions globally.
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The purpose of this exhibition is to give back to the Polaroid community, and allow local artists to showcase their work. Although submissions are now closed, there will be some amazing work from some fantastic photographers from all around Australia. This event is open to the public.

The FilmNeverDie Polaroid Resurrection Exhibition will be held at:

Photonet Gallery
15A Railway Place
Fairfield
Melbourne, VIC 3078

 

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John Young, LKM (Blue), 2015, oil on linen, 156 x 126 cm.

 

LAST DAYS OF JOHN YOUNG’S EXHIBITION

ARC ONE Gallery will be closed for the entire Easter weekend and reopen Tuesday 7 April, with the final week of John Young’s show, 1866: The Worlds of Lowe Kong Meng and Jong Ah Siug.

The exhibtion will close Saturday 11 April at 5pm.

For all enquiries, please contact ARC ONE Gallery at mail@arc1gallery.com

 

 

Sensory art exhibit provides personal insights into living life with a hearing loss

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A free one-off, multimedia exhibit that shares the experience of having a hearing loss with the public will be held on Thursday, 9 April at the HEARing Cooperative Research Centre, (HEARing CRC) in Carlton.

In an Australian first, the Disconnections exhibit features two multimedia pieces created specifically to put people inside the mind of a person with hearing loss so they can experience first-hand the sensory deprivation and social isolation that comes with hearing loss.

Created by established media artist and academic Dr Trish Adams, Disconnections draws upon her personal experiences of hearing loss to create interactive artworks that demonstrate how hearing loss impacts on most aspects of living, particularly communication – something most people take for granted.

Dr Adams developed the project that led to Disconnections following a period of scientific research with Prof. Antonio Paolini at his ‘Sensory Lab’ at the Health Innovations Research Institute, RMIT University.

After this experience, Dr Adams moved into the artwork developmental phase in collaboration with RMIT University Vice-Chancellor’s Research Fellow, Dr Jonathan Duckworth, and his CiART team at the School of Media and Communication.

“This collaborative relationship with CiART was instrumental in providing the research expertise and knowledge essential in communicating and translating the complexities of art/science concepts through contemporary media art,” Dr Adams said.

For Disconnections, Dr Adams has developed two artworks that continue the narrative of sensorial community engagement. The first work called Inaudible City is a large-scale projection of video sequences that portrays Melbourne’s familiar urban landscape.

The second, called Fractured_Message, is a portrait-style video of a young man who the viewer cannot properly understand due to a soundtrack of inaudible and distorted speech.

Both works explore the frustration and unease of a hearing impaired pedestrian struggling to make sense of auditory aspects encountered in today’s urban environment.

Hosted by the HEARing CRC, Disconnections will be launched on Thursday, 9 April at The University of Melbourne’s Audiology, Hearing and Speech Sciences Building, 550 Swanston St, Carlton. For more information about the event, please visit: www.hearsmart.org/disconnections

The exhibits officially opens at 5.30pm with a talk by audiologist and lecturer Dr Caitlin Grenness (The University of Melbourne) who will speak about new approaches in hearing healthcare that empower individuals in determining how they want their hearing loss managed.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its art funding and advisory body. The HEARing CRC is financially supported by the Cooperative Research Centres Programme – an Australian Government Initiative.

For catering purposes, please RSVP glawrence@hearingcrc.org.au before 8 April 2015.

 

 

AUGUSTE CLOWN GALLERY PRESENTS

‘SPECTRUM’ A NEW SERIES OF WORK BY MAB GRAVES


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Joining us in Australia for the very first time, American pop-surrealist Mab Graves brings with her an imagined world of candy coloured girls, intergalactic cats and supernatural specimens for her newest exhibition of work, “Spectrum”.

On show at Auguste Clown Gallery from 17th April – 3rd May , Spectrum heralds in a new collection of paintings, illustrations, miniatures and sculptures inspired by the prism of Mab’s passions. Mab has taken a beautifully blank slate and unleashed all the pieces living inside her head to explore new themes, shapes and spectrums of colour.

Mab Graves is a contemporary artist and illustrator living and painting in a converted 1800’s tavern in a small corner of Indianapolis. A self-taught artist, Mab has shown in galleries both in the United States and internationally, and had her art published within books and magazines worldwide. Her work has been sold in more than 56 countries.

 

Mab’s art is deeply inspired by fairy tales and old classic literature. She adores narrative and attributes her creative process to a childhood spent reading stories with three sisters and a very vivid imagination that has allowed her to continue to dream…

“For this new collection I decided to challenge myself. With no planned direction, I had absolute freedom. I started thinking about what I wanted to bring into being. I decided I would unleash all the pieces that had been living inside my head – wanting to come out – but that I’d never been able to grant myself the time to create. I wanted to give myself the liberty to play with inspirations I’d been holding onto for years.” – Mab Graves

Spectrum: A New Series of Work by Mab Graves

Opening Night With Artist Meet & Greet: Friday 17th April, 6pm

Presented by Auguste Clown Gallery

52 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne Australia

Exhibition On view from 17th April – 3rd May (free entry)
About Auguste Clown Gallery

Auguste Clown is a Melbourne underground art gallery dedicated to showing some of the most interesting and notable pop surrealist artists from around the world. To view the full list of represented artists and their biographies, visit www.augusteclown.com


What’s on at Heide:

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Welcome to Heide’s weekly media update. Featuring details on current and future exhibitions, programs, events, garden and kids’ activities.

EXHIBITIONS NOW SHOWING
Rosemary Laing: weathering (Sat 21 Feb – Sun 31 May)
Albert Tucker: The Truth in Masquerade (Sat 21 Feb – Sun 16 Aug)

OPENING THIS WEEKEND
21st Century Heide: The Collection Since 2000 (Sat 28 Mar – Sun 14 Jun)

Events
Bookings essential: 9850 1500

Art Programs
ART TALK Curator’s Pick
21st Century Heide: The Collection since 2000
Saturday 28 March 2:00 PM
Senior curator Linda Michael discusses a selection of works from the Heide Collection.
Free with admission

ART WORKSHOP: Land Art
Rosemary Laing: weathering
Saturday 11 April 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Artist Elaine Clocherty leads a tour of Heide’s Indigenous Remnant Conservation Zone, located within an Ecological Vegetation Class area that has been classified as ‘endangered’. Participants can witness the effects of climate change and the recent restoration of biodiversity in this fragile environment before collaborating on a site-specific artwork. Presented in association with ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015.
ADULT 55.00 | CONC/MEMB 50.00

MORNING TEA: Preservation, Presentation & Growth of the Collection
21st Century Heide: The Collection since 2000
Thursday 16 April 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Teresa Zolnierkiewicz, Head of Philanthropy, Global Wealth at ANZ Banking Group, joins Heide Director and CEO Kirsty Grant for a discussion on the three-year funding partnership between Heide and the Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by the ANZ Philanthropy team.
A delicious morning tea from Café Vue is included.
ADULT 22.00 | CONC/MEMB 18.00

ART TALK: Philosophy and Art
21st Century Heide: The Collection since 2000
Sunday 26 April 2:00 PM
Dr Nadine Cameron from The School of Life speaks about philosophy and art, examining how different perspectives can enrich viewers’ appreciation of contemporary art.
Free with admission

MORNING TEA: Weathering and Climarte
Rosemary Laing: weathering
Thursday 30 April 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
How can art and science contribute to our understanding of climate change? Participate in a discussion led by David Karoly, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Melbourne and Guy Abrahams, CEO, Climarte, and enjoy a delicious morning tea from Café Vue. Presented in association with ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015.
ADULT 22.00 | CONC/MEMB 18.00

Children’s Activities
HEIDE ART BUBS
Suitable for pre-school children, ages 0 to 5.
GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY
Thursday 26 March, 10–11.30am
Friday 17 April, 10–11.30am
Part of Nature Play Week
Thursday 23 April, 10–11.30am
21ST CENTURY HEIDE
Friday 15 May, 10–11.30am
Thursday 28 May, 10–11.30am
Cost Adult $22, Member/Concession $18 (Children free)
(includes admission & morning tea. BYO smock)

SUNDAY ART CLUB
Suitable for primary school children, ages 5 to 12.
HEIDE-WRAP
Sunday 26 April, 10am–1pm
SHADOW PUPPETS
Sunday 31 May, 10am–1pm
Cost Child $30, Heide Member/Concession $25

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FOR FAMILIES
FAMILY DAY: EASTER FUN
Easter Day, Sunday 5 April, 11am–3pm
Join us for a day of fun with an Easter egg hunt in the sculpture park. Follow cryptic clues around the garden to discover where the eggs are hiding, and make your own egg shell splatter painting!
FREE

HEIDE DETECTIVE
Saturday 28 March – Sunday 12 April
Take on the Heide Detective challenge by solving cryptic clues and following a map that will lead you around the exhibitions, gardens and buildings. Each detective to complete a trail wins a prize from the lucky dip!
Collect trails inside Heide III (the main entrance to the museum).

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY: STORIES THAT LAST
Wednesday 8 April, 10am–12pm
Cost Adult $22, Member/Concession $18 (Children free)

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FOR KIDS
Suitable for primary school children, ages 5 to 12.
LET THEM EAT CUPCAKE
Wednesday 1 April, 10am–12pm
A Café Vue pastry chef guides young epicureans on how to measure, mix, bake and decorate perfect little cupcakes. Let the frosting begin!
Cost Child $30, Heide Member/Concession $25 (BYO apron)

HIP HOP ACTION PAINTING
Thursday 2 April, 10am–12pm
Children will learn a simple, fun and creative hip-hop routine and use this dance to paint on paper with their hands and feet, guided by a choreographer from The Yellow Dance Spot.
Cost Child $30, Heide Member/Concession $25 (No dance experience required. Wear old clothes. BYO smock, snack, drink and a change of clothes. Washable paint used.)

MASKED WARRIORS
Thursday 9 April, 10am–12pm
Artist Kym Maxwell will help children develop and design an over-sized three-dimensional pop-up mask. Get ready to be scared!
Cost Child $30, Member/Concession $25 (BYO smock)

MARVELOUS KITES
Friday 10 April, 10am–12pm
Take to the skies and enjoy the wonders of flight with this marvellous kite-building workshop with Kites 4 Kids. Children decorate and construct their own full size diamond kites. All kites are guaranteed to fly!
Cost Child $30, Member/Concession $25 (BYO sunhat)

HEIDE TEENS
Suitable for high school children, ages 11 to 16.
BODY ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Tuesday 7 April, 10am–1pm
Cost Teen $30, Member/Concession $25 (BYO snack & drink)

MOTHERS’ DAY: WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS TO HEAR
Sunday 10 May, 11am–2pm
If you could tell the world one thing, what would it be? Working with artist Alex Desebrock, children will respond to the big questions about life, using BIG ideas to create an ephemeral artwork in the form of a ‘note to an adult’ to be found in the Heide gardens.
FREE

In the Gardens and Sculpture Park
GARDEN TALK: HEIDE KITCHEN GARDENS
Thursday 2 April, 11am
Wednesday 6 May, 11am
Sunday Reed established the historic Heide I kitchen garden in 1936, placing an emphasis on the cultivation of fresh produce, a tradition that continues today. Join a volunteer guide for a tour of the Heide I and Heide II kitchen gardens, examining their history and development.
FREE

GARDEN TOUR
Sunday 29 March, 2pm
Wednesday 29 April, 11am
Thursday 28 May, 11am
Tour the historic Heide gardens with a volunteer guide.
FREE

SCULPTURE TOUR
Wednesday 1 April, 11am
Easter Sunday, 5 April, 2pm
Thursday 16 April, 11am
Wednesday 27 May, 11am
Tour the sculpture park with a volunteer guide.
FREE

GARDEN TALK: SIGNIFICANT TREES OF HEIDE
Enjoy a leisurely walk through the picturesque gardens at Heide from the original farmhouse down to the banks of the Yarra River. A plant list will be supplied.
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Wednesday 8 April, 11am
Gardener, James Dodd

GARDEN TALK: SIGNATURE PLANTS
Thursday 9 April, 11am
Head gardener Dugald Noyes tours the grounds noting plants that are unique to the fabric of the Heide landscape.
FREE

SCULPTURE TALK: MARK OF THE HAND
Sunday 12 April, 2pm
Saturday 23 May, 2pm
Learn about the different processes and techniques used by artists in the making of several sculptures in the park, with volunteer guide Nasrin Rasoulzadeh.
FREE

GARDEN TALK: WHAT NOT TO PLANT
Wednesday 22 April, 11am
Gardener James Dodd talks about how to select the right plants for your garden, considering sun, water, temperature, and soil type. A fact sheet will be provided.
FREE

GARDEN TALK: AUTUMNAL SHADES OF HEIDE
Wednesday 13 May, 11am
Accompany head gardener Dugald Noyes for a walk through the beautiful gardens, looking at the autumnal colours of the exotic trees planted by the Reeds upon their arrival 80 years ago.
FREE

Heide Architecture and History
ARCHITECTURE TALK: Heide II – A Gallery to be Lived In
Easter Monday, 6 April, 2pm
Thursday 23 April, 11am
Thursday 14 May, 11am
In 1963, the Reeds commissioned David McGlashan of McGlashan & Everist Architects to build a home that had a sense of mystery and romance, and one that would house their growing art collection—a ‘gallery to be lived in’. Join a volunteer guide and learn about the design and construction of the iconic modernist building now known as Heide II.
FREE with admission

HISTORY TALK: HEIDE PAST AND PRESENT
Thursday 26 March, 11am & 2pm
Easter Saturday, 4 April, 2pm
Wednesday 15 April, 11am
Thursday 30 April, 11am
Wednesday 20 May, 11am
Learn about the fascinating history of Heide, from the early days when John and Sunday Reed first purchased the property to the development of the heritage buildings and gardens, and its evolution into a museum of modern and contemporary art.
FREE with admission

HISTORY TALK: THEY ALSO WROTE
Sunday 19 April, 2pm
Take a literary tour of Heide with volunteer guide Judith Hughes and discover how John and Sunday Reed opened their home to aspiring writers, and supported the creative endeavours of many young artists.
Cost FREE

HISTORY TALK: JOY AND SUN
Mothers’ Day, Sunday 10 May, 2pm
Albert Tucker introduced Joy Hester to Sunday Reed in 1939 at the Herald exhibition of French and British Painting, shown at the Melbourne Town Hall. Jill Nicol, volunteer guide, discusses the life-long friendship between the two women.
FREE with admission

HISTORY TALK: NOLAN AND THE TRUE BEGINNINGS OF THE KELLY PAINTINGS
Saturday 2 May, 11am
Volunteer guide Elle Hanson looks at the development of Sidney Nolan’s famous Ned Kelly series from its inception in the Heide I dining room and its storage in the ‘doll’s house’ to its place on the gallery walls.
FREE

MORNING TEA: ABORIGINAL SERVICE AND WWI
Thursday 14 May, 10–11.30am
An estimated one thousand Aboriginal Australians volunteered to enlist in World War I, despite not being recognised as Australian citizens at that time. In recent years the contribution of Aboriginal servicemen and women has begun to be acknowledged. Join Andrew McIntosh, Reconciliation Manningham and member of Military History & Heritage Victoria, for a discussion on Aboriginal involvement in World War I. After the discussion, enjoy a delicious morning tea from Café Vue.
In conjunction with National Trust Heritage Festival and Manningham Heritage Week
Cost Adult $22 member/concession: $18 (includes admission & morning tea)

Image
1. Kathy Temin, Indoor Monument: Hard Dis-play 1995-2009, synthetic polymer paint on composition board, 37 x 600 x 600 cm installation dimensions, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Gift of Kathy Temin 2010, © the artist

Copyright © *2015 Heide Museum of Modern Art

 

5 things to do in Melbourne Town this week…

Sometimes I think I should call this, “Flinders Lane Blog”. I just love it so much.:)

 1. Visit the City Library

If you didn’t know it was there, you could easily miss it. It’s a fantastic space and just so relaxing. Apart from the obvious tantalizing books on display aching to be read, there is also a gallery upstairs on the top floor. Elisabeth Blanchet’s work, a series of oil paintings and drawings entitled, “Inner Worlds.’ is on currently and finishes the 30th of March.

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There is also a piano in the gallery space. And If you are lucky enough, you will catch one of Melbourne’s best known icons, composing many of her own beautiful pieces. Very special.

 2. Visit Pollon Flowers

All matter of natural things spill out into the street from this space, you can never walk past and not be drawn to something. They always have the most amazing displays. Interwoven branches, gigantic vases, rare flowers, little glass worlds….

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Beautiful window display today at Pollon Flowers

 3. Visit one of Flinders Lanes many galleries!

One pick for today is Karen Woodbury Gallery showing the work of Deborah Kelly, Heather B. Swann and Balint Zsako in one room. Marie Hagerty and Robert Foster in the other.These shows finish this weekend.

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Praise from The Magdalenes 2012 DEBORAH KELLY archival print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper with collage 206.0 x 112.0 cm (framed) Image Courtesy of Karen Woodbury and the artist.

4.Pop into Cumulus Inc.

My favourites have always been the wine, cheese…homemade crumpets and coffee. Great service and vibe.

Cumulus Logo

5. Visit the Nicholas building 

Situated on the corner of Swanston Walk and Flinders Lane, this building thrusts you into the past. It is a home to a myriad of creative spaces, including artist run initiative, Blindside.

Nicholas building