COMING UP AT ARTS PROJECT

We have a very busy couple of months coming up at Arts Project Australia with new exhibitions at our Northcote gallery, as well as at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, Collins Place and West Space. With many irons in the fire, there is a lot to see and do as part of our broader programming. All the while, we are developing a new website, so please bare with us regarding our current limited platform while we tweak the design and functionality of our new website that will launch soon!

Many of the exhibtions and events coming up are free and open to the public. If you would like more details about any of the events, feel free to contact us directly by phone on +61 3 9482 4484 or email at [email protected]:


JULY

HERE AND NOW AT SOFITEL MELBOURNE ON COLLINS
Here and Now is a selection of works on paper and sculptures by 12 artists from Arts Project Australia. Featuring work by Alvaro Alvarez, George Aristovoulou, Boris Cipusev, Alan Constable, Ian Gold, Ruth Howard, Bobby Kyriakopoulos, Julian Martin, Chris Mason, Kaye McDonald, Warren O’Brien and Terry Williams. Curated by Global Art Projects. Here and Now will be on view 24 hours a day and will also be featured as part of FLAIR—a Melbourne art event taking place 18-21 August 2016 showcasing a series of curated exhibitions, talks and experiences at the top end of Flinders Lane. For more information visit flairmelbourne.com.

DATES: 7 July – 24 August 2016
VENUE: Sofi’s Lounge & Lobby, Level 1; Atrium Gallery, Level 35; both at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Arts Project Australia by phone +61 3 9482 4484

CLAY: IT’S A MATTER OF SUBSTANCE
Arts Project Australia presents two new exhibitions in June—a solo show of recent drawings and ceramics by emerging artist Georgia Szmerling, and a group exhibition Clay: it’s a matter of substance featuring recent ceramic artworks created in the Arts Project Studio. The human activity of making a solid object from clay has spanned over 30,000 years. All the works in this exhibition have been created through the artists’ fascination with the intrinsic qualities of this earthy material to create forms of meaning. Featuring works by Alan Constable, Jordan Dymke, Matthew Gove, Bronwyn Hack, Brigid Hanrahan, Ruth Howard, Miles Howard-Wilks, Kate Knight, Chris Mason, Kaye McDonald, Jodie Noble, Tim Noble, Chris O’Brien, Lisa Reid, Adrian Salvatore, Megan Sloan, Mark Smith, Georgia Szmerling and Rebecca Vanston. Curated by Rosie Vallis.

DATES: 18 June – 30 July 2016
VENUE: Arts Project Australia, 24 High Street, Northcote VIC 3070
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Arts Project Australia by phone +61 3 9482 4484

SECRET GARDEN
Arts Project Australia presents two new exhibitions in June—a solo show by of recent drawings and ceramics by emerging artist Georgia Szmerling of re, and a group exhibition Clay: it’s a matter of substance featuring recent ceramic artworks created in the Arts Project Studio. Often suggesting a lyrical sense of movement, Szmerling’s second solo exhibition at Arts Project Australia affirms a dominant interest in the portrayal of decorative plant formations and the natural world. For her exhibition Secret Garden, Szmerling has created new works on paper, board and ceramic. These figurative-based artworks present colourful and lively interpretations of the landscape and the animals that inhabit it. Szmerling has worked at Arts Project since 2004.

DATES: 18 June – 30 July 2016
VENUE: Arts Project Australia, 24 High Street, Northcote VIC 3070
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Arts Project Australia by phone +61 3 9482 4484

RED BALL
Bad graphics, heroes and villains, earnest commentary, bogans and toffs, families and ferals, pageantry and drama… the old ‘game of our own’ is no longer the same. This humorous, thought-provoking exhibition explores the painted grass roots of contemporary sport and its head-high collision with the art world. 20 artists including Arts Project Australia’s Valerio Ciccone ponder the game in a multi-disciplinary group exhibition in the heart of Fitzroy.

DATES: 20 July – 6 August 2016
VENUE: Red Gallery, 157 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy VIC 3068
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Arts Project Australia by phone +61 3 9482 4484

WEST SPACE – TWO PERSON EXHIBITION
West Space is curating a two-person exhibition including small sculptures by Chris Mason. Exhibition curated by Patrice Sharkey and Liang Luscombe.

DATES: 15 July – 13 August 2016
VENUE: West Space, Level 1, 225 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Vic, 3000
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Arts Project Australia by phone +61 3 9482 4484


AUGUST

ARTS PROJECT COLLINS PLACE POP-UP GALLERY
Arts Project Australia will launch it’s first CBD pop-up gallery at Collins Place in August 2016. This venture is made possible through the generous support of NKN Gallery for providing the venue, Gandel Philanthropy, Delatite Wines and our donors. Arts Project will present 35 artists will in a new exhibition at our Collins Place Pop-up Gallery. Over 400 artworks will be on display in rotation for the inaugural pop-up space, where visitors will have the chance to view significant thematic collections of the artists’ most recent work. The exhibition will transform over the course of the month and artwork will be re-hung week-to-week, giving an opportunity to visit on multiple occasions. Artwork includes paintings, drawings, prints, photography, ceramics, soft sculptures and video art, with prices ranging from $100 to $3000, an accessible price for new art enthusiasts. A number of special collaborative artworks will also be shown, where Arts Project artists have paired with renowned Melbourne-based contemporary artists, Richard Lewer, Katherine Hattam and Peter Atkins. Arts Project Australia Collins Place Pop-up Gallery (supported by NKN Gallery) will also be featured as part of FLAIR—a Melbourne art event taking place 18-21 August 2016 showcasing a series of curated exhibitions, talks and experiences at the top end of Flinders Lane. For more information visit flairmelbourne.com.

DATES: 28 July – 31 August 2016
VENUE: Arts Project Australia Pop-up Gallery (supported by NKN Gallery), Sofitel Melbourne, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Arts Project Australia by phone +61 3 9482 4484

GROUP SHOW – SECOND ITERATION
A collaborative exhibition of artworks based on the Chapter House Lane curated Group Show, launched in 2015 in Melbourne. The exhibition marks the second instalment of the successful 2015-16 presentation of Group Show, building on the partnership between Arts Project Australia and Chapter House Lane. Featuring work by Alan Constable, Matlok Griffiths, Benjamin Lichtenstein, Julian Martin, Pia Murphy and Georgia Szmerling. Curated by Louise Klerks, Director, Chapter House Lane. Supported by the Limb Family Foundation. Curated by Louise Klerks.

DATES: 6 August – 3 September 2016
VENUE: Arts Project Australia, 24 High Street, Northcote VIC 3070
MORE INFORMATION: Contact Arts Project Australia by phone +61 3 9482 4484

FLAIR
During the cold month of August, Melbourne will be ignited with contemporary art events such as Spring 1888 and NotFair. Adding to this is FLAIR, an impressive curated program of art and events at the top end of Flinders Lane which we are thrilled to announce includes Arts Project Australia. FLAIR is an exciting new art event and will be held in Melbourne from 18 to 21 August. Over four days, art galleries at the top end of Flinders Lane will host a series of events and exhibitions showcasing Melbourne’s dynamic arts community for artists and art lovers alike. The program has been curated by ARC ONE Gallery, Arts Project Australia (supported by NKN Gallery), Craft, fortyfivedownstairs and Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Visitors to the festival will be able to experience a range of curated exhibitions, as well as gain opportunities to meet the artists, and attend forums and panel discussions with creatives. The major events of the program—the FLAIR Progressive Degustation and FLAIR Keynote Address—will be held on the Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August.

DATES: 18 – 21 August 2016
VENUE: Various locations, top end Flinders Lane, Melbourne
MORE INFORMATION: Visit the FLAIR website flairmelbourne.com or email gap(at)gap.net.au