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Mark Smith, Li'l Pearly Dreaming, calico, cotton thread and stuffing 155 x 40 x 34 cm.

Mark Smith, Li'l Pearly Dreaming, calico, cotton thread and stuffing 155 x 40 x 34 cm.

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - January 26, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, 7 Prospect Hill Drive
Bundoora, VIC Australia

Mark Smith @ 2019 Darebin Art Prize

Congratulations to Mark Smith who's a finalist in the 2019 Darebin Art Prize! Smith will be showing the finalist soft sculpture work Li'l Pearly Dreaming at the award exhibition at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. The $10,000 Darebin Art Prize is a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art. Dates: 7 September 2019 - 26 January 2020 Opening: Friday 6 September 2019 | 6-8pm Where: Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

Chris O’Brien, Chris’ Collection, Chris and Chelsea live in this house, 2019, cotton, foam and wool, 32.5 x 40 x 49 cm.

Chris O’Brien, Chris’ Collection, Chris and Chelsea live in this house, 2019, cotton, foam and wool, 32.5 x 40 x 49 cm.

September 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

A Boy’s Own Story @ The Johnston Collection, Melbourne

Chris O'Brien and Terry Williams are exhibiting in The Johnston Collection's summer exhibition A Boy's Own Story, showing from 30 September 2019 - 4 February 2020 and continuing their collaborations with makers by inviting, supporting and encouraging them to create ‘new works based on old objects.’ This year, The Johnston Collection has invited Melbourne and state-based artists and collectives to create and contribute to their annual Summer exhibition. The exhibition will feature work by Douglas McManus; Chris O'Brien; Troy Emery; Noel Button; Lucas Grogan; Kevin…

Wendy Dawson, Not titled, 2019, marker and paint pen on paper, 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

Wendy Dawson, Not titled, 2019, marker and paint pen on paper, 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 9, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Linden New Art, 26 Acland St
St Kilda, Victoria 3182 Australia

Linden Postcard Show 2019-20 @ Linden New Art

Eight Arts Project studio artists - Robert Brown, Wendy Dawson, Robyn Doherty, Kaye McDonald, William Murray, Warren O'Brien, Simon Paredes and Rebecca Scibilia - are showing in the Linden Postcard Show 2019-20. The exhibition opens Friday 22 November at Linden New Art, and continues until 9 February 2020. Since 1990, this much-loved open-entry small artwork prize exhibition has been providing artists - from emerging to established - the opportunity to present their artwork on the walls of Linden New Art's beautiful Victorian-era building. All…

Miles Howard-Wilks, The Ghan, 2018, gouache and greylead pencil on paper, 38 x 55.5 cm.

Miles Howard-Wilks, The Ghan, 2018, gouache and greylead pencil on paper, 38 x 55.5 cm.

November 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 2, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Miles Howard-Wilks @ The R & M McGivern Prize

Congratulations to Miles Howard-Wilks who's a finalist in the R & M McGivern Prize for his painting depicting The Ghan. The prize is awarded every three years for an outstanding, original art work in the medium of painting. The R & M McGivern Prize is an acquisitive award, aiming to promote artistic excellence in painting and build a high quality collection for the Maroondah region. The 2019 Judges are Charlotte Day, Director, Monash University Museum of Art; Ryan Johnston, Director, Buxton Contemporary; and Penny…

Janelle Low & Eden Menta, Eden And The Gorge, 2019, inkjet print, 50 x 40 cm.jpg

Janelle Low & Eden Menta, Eden And The Gorge, 2019, inkjet print, 50 x 40 cm.jpg

January 25 @ 7:30 am - March 15 @ 2:00 pm
Devonport Regional Gallery, 145-151 Rooke St
Devonport, TAS 7310 Australia

FEM-aFFINITY @ Devonport Regional Gallery

Arts Project Australia and NETS exhibition, FEM-aFFINITY will travel Australia in 2020 and 2021. The exhibition tour will launch from Davenport Regional Gallery on 25 January 2020. Curated by academic and artist Catherine Bell, FEM-aFFINITY brings together female artists from Arts Project Australia and wider Victoria whose work share an affinity of subject and process. By situating female Arts Project studio artists alongside other female contemporary artists, the exhibition uncovers shared perspectives on female identity. Drawing upon interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches, and understanding…

William Murray, Cowgirl in Mexico, 2017, pastel on paper, 38 x 56 cm.

William Murray, Cowgirl in Mexico, 2017, pastel on paper, 38 x 56 cm.

February 8 @ 3:00 am - March 14 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Portraits of Will @ Arts Project Australia

Portraits of Will brings together the works of Will Murray, an emerging figurative artist working in various mediums on paper including pastel, gouache, ink and graphite. With soft pastels as his choice of medium, each work possesses a deep sense of character, the outlandish nature of the subject’s posture and expression granting his artworks an air of mystery. Will Murray has worked in the studio at Arts Project Australia since 2016 and has exhibited in Arts Project Australia’s annual group…

Michelle Coulson, Different People, 2019, pencil on paper, 28 x 38 cm.

Michelle Coulson, Different People, 2019, pencil on paper, 28 x 38 cm.

February 8 @ 3:00 pm - March 14 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Pleased to Meet You @ Arts Project Australia

Pleased to Meet You is an exhibition that celebrates the ever-evolving nature of the Arts Project Australia studio, presenting works by artists who are recent additions to Arts Project. Curated by James McDonald, Pleased to Meet You showcases the exciting potential of this group of diverse and engaged individuals who are in the formative stages of their creative lives. Featuring works by Suzanne Barnes, Michelle Coulson, Elizabeth Dunkley, Sam Forster, Lionel Grijalva, Will McConnell, Joanne Nethercote, Ross O’Meara, Paul Quick, and Jillian Richards.…

Samraing Chea
March 21 @ 8:00 am - April 24 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

3 x 3 @ Arts Project Australia

3x3 presents three solo shows by Arts Project studio artists. James MacSporran works primarily in painting and drawing on paper and canvas, blending abstraction and graffiti. Contrastingly, Samraing Chea works with pencil on paper to present humorous and startling social commentary. Finally, Rebecca Scibilia works on paper and canvas, often utilising texta, to conjure hyper-vivid images that blend text, pop culture and Scibilia's own visions, showing a lurid use of texture and colour. Opening | Saturday 21 March, 3-5pm Dates | 21…