Last Acquisitions: The Cbus Collection of Australian Art

Last Acquisitions: The Cbus Collection of Australian Art

from April 02, 2016 @ 10:00 AM until July 10, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Latrobe Regional Gallery

At the end of the 1980’s two men made an unexpected visit to the offices of the Australian Council of Trade Unions.  Their aim was to convince Cbus (Superannuation Fund for the Construction and Building Industries) to invest in Australian art.  The visitors were Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, and Professor Bernard Smith, both major figures in the Australian art world. 

After lengthy discussion and consideration of art as a long-term investment, it wasn’t until 1990 that the trustee board of Cbus decided to invest up to $2 million in Aboriginal, colonial and representative art of the twentieth century.

In 2007 Latrobe Regional Gallery took on the management of this impressive collection, and at this time the collection was closed to new acquisitions.

Last Acquisitions features a selection of the final works that were acquired into the collection, including artists such as Arthur Boyd, John Coburn, Lindy Lee and Brett Whiteley.

Image Credit: Lindy Lee, Black + black + black – At the Close of this Fierce Vision, 1990, oil and wax on canvas, The Cbus Collection of Australian Art. © Lindy Lee/Licenced by Viscopy, 2016

Coronet Bay Unplugged

Coronet Bay Unplugged

from April 02, 2016 @ 5:30 PM until December 03, 2016 @ 11:00 PM
July 02, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
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Open Mic Night is an evening of great entertainment. They meet on the first Saturday of every month at Coronet Bay Hall.

Doors Open at 5.30pm and the music starts at 7.00pm and concludes at 11.00pm.

Entry is a Gold coin donation. (All proceeds to Combined Community Group projects.) Each act is limited to 15mins. Performers and Audience of all ages are welcome.

Neerim Bower Acquisition

Neerim Bower Acquisition

from May 04, 2016 @ 9:00 AM until July 31, 2016 @ 5:00 PM

Neerim District Community Bank Art Prize - Neerim Bower Acquisition

The Neerim District Progress Association Inc. is excited to announce that they will be holding the second Neerim District Community Bank Art Prize – Neerim Bower Acquisition in Neerim South in October 2016.

An exhibition of the shortlisted entries to the competition will be held in the township of Neerim South commencing on the 14th of October and ending on the 6th of November 2016.

The aim of this exhibition is to acquire one or more sculptural pieces for installation in the township of Neerim South, it is sponsored by The Neerim District Community Bank with an acquisitive first prize of up to $10,000.

This year there will also be a People’s Choice Award of $500.

Reflecting the theme of ‘’Inspired by Birds’’, the sculpture show is a biennial event held by The Neerim District Progress Association Inc. (NDPA), to acquire a collection of public art to be displayed throughout the town, a part of the legacy of the ‘’Neerim Bower – Inspired by Birds’’ Small Town Transformation.

This year’s competition will be judged by:

Esther Anatolitis, Director, Regional Arts Victoria and
Kathryn Macdonald, Arts Officer, VicArts Grants Creative Victoria

Interested artists can download a copy of the entry conditions and application form here:

http://www.neerimbower.com.au/NeerimBowerAcquisitionEntryForm2016.pdf 

Entries close 31 July.

arc Yinnar Biennial Drawing Prize 2016

arc Yinnar Biennial Drawing Prize 2016

from May 09, 2016 @ 9:00 AM until August 26, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
arcYinnar

The arc Yinnar Biennial Drawing Prize is a National prize for drawings of a traditional, contemporary or innovative nature created by artists living in Australia.  More information is available from the attached guidelines or from the arcYinnar website.

Entry Form, fees and images for pre-selection are to be received at arc Yinnar by 4 PM, Friday 26 August (if hand delivered).  Entries received by post should be postmarked 26 August or earlier.

Image: Geoffrey Dupree, Billabong, 2014

Experimenta Recharge: 6th International Biennial of Media Art

Experimenta Recharge: 6th International Biennial of Media Art

from May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM until July 03, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Latrobe Regional Gallery

Experimenta RECHARGE: the 6th International Biennial of Media Art presents the work of artists who employ, critique and experiment with media and technology.  The exhibition’s thematic and title, Recharge, focuses attention on artists whose work is inspired by and entangled with the past.  Recharge asks: does knowledge change when it is presented in different technological forms and cultural contexts?

Recharge features artworks that draw from photography, biology, sculpture and installation, electromagnetics, sound art, robotics, gaming, dance, the world-wide-web, performance, 3D printing, animation, film, video, and analogue television.

Image Credit: Maree Clarke, Born of the Land, 2014.  Sculptural video installation, dimensions variable, video duration: 1:48 mins.
Image © the Artist, courtesy Experimenta Media Arts and RMIT Gallery, photography Mark Ashkanasy.

Timelapse

Timelapse

from May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM until July 24, 2016 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

This fascinating exhibition pits old master prints against contemporary photography, to consider the way we look at, think about and compare artworks.

Image: Giuseppe Vasi la veduta della celebre cascata del fiume aniene.

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