Wellington Shire



from May 27, 2017 @ 10:00 AM until August 27, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

Step inside the world of Winter, where ice and snow become the harbingers of wonder and mystery.

Winter draws on a range of works from the Gallery’s permanent collection to explore the psychological and aesthetic dimensions of the darkest season.  Through these works we experience winter not just as a seasonal chill but a complex and compelling state of mind.

Winter showcases a diverse range of works spanning painting, printmaking, photography and ceramic.  While cumulatively exploring the condition of being cold, each work explores the individual facets of the season through means that are unique and engaging.

The exhibition features works by Raymond Arnold, Judy Dorber, William Breen, Kaye Green, Hiroe Swen, Gail Nichols and Stephen Wickham, aside others.

Bohemians in the Bush

Bohemians in the Bush

from June 17, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until August 27, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

The Gippsland encountered by artists in the late nineteenth century was a wild and inhospitable frontierland.

In the age of Impressionism and the rise of a national school of art, Gippsland remained a remote and inaccessible region for most artists.  Those who did make the journey were confronted by obstacles at every turn, at once impeding their pathway and providing awe-inspiring subjects for their art.

Bohemians in the Bush explores the stories and art of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Gippsland, revealing the work of many artists who are comparatively little known today.

Image: John Ford PATERSON, Australia 1851—1912, Untitled (Fern Gully) 1893, Oil on canvas, 76.7 x 46.5cm.  Collection Latrobe Regional Gallery

The Kenneth Jack View

The Kenneth Jack View

from June 17, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until August 27, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Sale

Kenneth Jack (1924—2006) captured the quintessential Australia through his paintings, drawings and prints.

Jack was renowned for intricate images of Australian cities, outback towns and vast panoramic views.  Yet another side to Jack is reflected in the works that he kept in his private collection, which reveal the intellectual and artistic challenges that he faced.

Assembled by the artist’s son David, The Kenneth Jack View presents a range of works from the artist’s own collection, many of which are previously unseen, together with key works from the Gippsland Art Gallery’s collection.

Image: Kenneth JACK, Australia 1924—2006, Beyond Oodla Wirra SA 2001, Watercolour on paper on board, 112 x 112cm.  Courtesy the estate of the artist

Nicole Moorhouse - Expectations

Nicole Moorhouse - Expectations

from July 27, 2017 @ 9:00 AM until September 18, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Gippsland Art Gallery - Maffra

Moorhouse is a contemporary painter who expresses her fascination with the ‘found object’ through her love of painting. These collected and documented objects have been discarded and exposed to the elements and no longer function as intended. Moorhouse says,

“The patina of the reclamation process of nature leaves intricate and unique markings upon a variety of surfaces and materials to create an aesthetic value that draws me to these objects and ultimately the process of art making.”

Expectations is an exhibition that combines some of Moorhouse’s earlier work with new pieces that have been completed since graduating from studies. Moorhouse says,

“The title refers to the many expectations that we all face as we strive to achieve our individual goals, but it also refers to the expectations we as an audience have of an artwork and the way it functions.”

John Abery: Do you Remember? An exhibition of childhood memory

John Abery: Do you Remember? An exhibition of childhood memory

from August 04, 2017 @ 11:00 AM until September 25, 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Cowwarr Art Space

In this sculpture exhibition, John explores the nostalgia of childhood memories.  He deliberately created the works to be oversized, creating a feeling of wonder and excitement recreating the emotion a child would feel in the presence of a new toy.  He hopes these works will evoke a playful memory for everyone who sees them.

John Abery, the sculptor, is exploring and effectively recreating a childhood memory in his adult years.  He has deliberately created the sculptures to be large and oversized to emulate the excitement and overwhelming sensation that a child would feel in the presence of a new exciting object.

This collection of sculptures is designed to slow down the viewer, to look at things that we may take for granted but that a child would simply be in awe of.  This is emphasized by the sculpture called The Trinket Box.

“I have deliberately filled it with trinkets that may seem monotonous or subjectively boring.  However these objects are approached through the eyes of a child, my inner child and may also relate to the viewer’s inner child as well.” said the sculptor John

“Even the nostalgia of the bowl of marbles that would sit on Grandma’s coffee table and the excitement that would bring to a child” said John Abery.

The sculptor has constructed these objects out of wood, for obvious links to the past of handmade wooden toys that people will remember from days gone by but also because it is a medium that the artist loves to work with and has great respect for.

You can find out more about the sculptor (John Abery) at his website here: http://www.johnaberysculptor.com/ 

Image: We Had a Great Big Macano Set 2017, Plywood and paint,105 x 45 x 54.

Cirque Africa

Cirque Africa

from August 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM until August 25, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
August 24, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
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Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre

Cirque Africa is a one of a kind show that is sure to amaze and enthral all who see it.  A 100% African cultural experience, Cirque Africa is a vibrant and highly entertaining blockbuster production which transports each audience to the positive side of Africa through modern stage a performance.  Produced and directed by Papa Africa aka Winston Ruddle the director who brought you the hit Broadway show Cirque Mother Africa.

Cirque Africa features the world-renowned African troupe, consisting of 25 performing artists from 6 African countries including acrobats, dancers, percussionist, musicians and contortionists, performing a 100 minute awe-inspiring show.

Highlighted with stunning colourful African costumes, high energy knuckle-biting acrobatic acts, humorous comedy traditional, modern original composed music for each act plus vibrant dance routines, this is a superb show is for all ages of the family and as its a visual show Cirque Africa has no language cultural or religious barriers.  Cirque Africa is fresh, funky, bold, fun and challenges your imagination like no other show.

The dedication and immense professionalism of Cirque Africa makes this show very appealing to all audience members discover The Greatest show from Africa .


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