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Matthew Gove, The Cat Reporter, 2015, gouache on paper, 28 x 38.5 cm.

Matthew Gove, The Cat Reporter, 2015, gouache on paper, 28 x 38.5 cm.

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - October 6 @ 5:00 pm
Bayside Gallery – Brighton Town Hall, Corner Wilson and Carpenter Streets
Brighton, Victoria 3186 Australia

Pets are people too @ Bayside Gallery, Brighton

Pets are people too brings together Australian artists whose work reflects on the intimacy and affection that exists between humans and animals. Showing at Bayside Gallery, the show features the work of Arts Project artists Matthew Gove and Bronwyn Hack and runs from 27 July - 6 October 2019. The exhibition both celebrates the multi-faceted ways that our pets enrich our lives as well as reflecting on the humour and pathos they bring. It’s a wonderful opportunity to view works by…

Adrian Lazzaro, Not titled (scene on tracing paper #1), 2013, fine liner on tracing paper, 15 x 21 cm.

Adrian Lazzaro, Not titled (scene on tracing paper #1), 2013, fine liner on tracing paper, 15 x 21 cm.

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - September 14 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

I Think I Split My Tongue @ Arts Project Australia

It is only when language breaks down that we are forced to acknowledge its limitations as a communicative device. This fact, far from stifling artists, often affords an opportunity to point beyond language boundaries to examine alternate modes of communicative potential. At Arts Project, the use of text as a pictorial device has often been used to express the difficulty and ambiguity apparent in different forms of communication: captioned images, automatic writing, abstracted text and pieces of poetry all regularly…

Warren O’Brien, Not titled, 2018, acrylic on paper, 38 x 56 cm

Warren O’Brien, Not titled, 2018, acrylic on paper, 38 x 56 cm

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - September 14 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Windows: Warren O’Brien Solo @ Arts Project Australia

Warren O’Brien’s abstract images reflect the rhythm and repetition of his process. The layering of rich, radiant colours affords the work depth and texture, while the free brush work and dripped paint brings to mind the spontaneous style of abstract expressionism. O’Brien’s use of the repeated arc motif based on the architectural form of the arched window is magnetic in effect, drawing attention to the many complex layers. His recent works demonstrate a shift in his practice and process, revealing…

Eden Menta, Not titled, 2018, inkjet print.

Eden Menta, Not titled, 2018, inkjet print.

August 24 @ 9:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm
Art Gallery of Ballarat, 12 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat, Victoria Australia

Ballarat International Foto Biennale @ Art Gallery of Ballarat

Arts Project studio artist Eden Menta has collaborated with Janelle Low for Want to Know You Better  as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, showing near the Art Gallery of Ballarat - corner of Field and Camp Streets = from 24 August - 20 October. Want to Know You Better is the result of the collaborative process between artists Eden Menta and Janelle Low, challenging viewers to develop a deeper connection with the environment and its shared inhabitants. Menta’s work is influenced…

Samraing Chea, 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible Maroon Color Owned by Valentina Faure, 2017, greylead and pencil on paper, 29.5 x 41 cm.

Samraing Chea, 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible Maroon Color Owned by Valentina Faure, 2017, greylead and pencil on paper, 29.5 x 41 cm.

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - August 31 @ 4:00 pm

Hippies use the side door to enter the bazaar @ The Drill, Sydney

Arts Project studio artist Samraing Chea will be showing in Sydney for Hippies use the side door to enter the bazaar. Curated by Spencer Lai (AU), the show includes Alethea Everard (AUS), Ander Rennick (AUS), George Egerton-Warburton (AUS/USA), Hana Earles (AUS), Jessie Kiely (AUS/FR), Joe W. Speier (USA), Nik Lee (AUS), Samraing Chea (AUS) and Sorawit Songsataya (NZ). At the entrance to the exhibition, under the thematic framework of Cosmopolitan, Spencer Lai invites artists from their artistic milieu to extrapolate on ideas of subcultural phenomena…

Miles Howard-Wilks, Not titled, 2018, acrylic and gouache on paper, 38 x 56 cm.

Miles Howard-Wilks, Not titled, 2018, acrylic and gouache on paper, 38 x 56 cm.

September 5 @ 5:00 pm - September 9 @ 5:00 pm
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia

The Affordable Art Fair @ The Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

Eight Arts Project studio artists will be showing at the Affordable Art Fair in Melbourne, running from Thursday 5 September - Sunday 8 September. The exhibiting artists include: Fulli Andrinopoulos, Wendy Dawson, Ruth Howard, Miles Howard-Wilks, Julian Martin, Kaye McDonald, Will Murray and Chris O'Brien. KEY INFORMATION Thursday 5 September 2019: VIP & Press Preview and Opening Night Friday 6 September: 12.00pm – 9pm Saturday 7 September: 10am – 6pm Sunday 8 September 2019: 10am – 6pm Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton Image | Miles Howard-Wilks, Not titled, 2018, acrylic…

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 Mason, Back view of big fat nude girls, 2016, 38 x 56 cm.

Chris Mason, Back view of big fat nude girls, 2016, 38 x 56 cm.

September 11 @ 11:00 am - September 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Establishment, 5 Bridge Ln
Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia

SPRING1883 @ The Establishment, SYDNEY

Room 24 (knowing what it is to be human) Arts Project Australia returns to Spring1883 for the latest Sydney iteration at the Establishment Hotel. In 2019, Arts Project Australia ventures into the Establishment to present new and thought-provoking artworks by 18 Melbourne-based emerging, mid-career and established artists. Numerous artists are represented in prominent private and public collections in Australia and overseas, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; National Gallery of Australia; and The Museum of Everything, London. Room 24…

James MacSporran, 2 Pixels, 2019, gouache, ink, paint pen, 38.5 x 56 cm.

James MacSporran, 2 Pixels, 2019, gouache, ink, paint pen, 38.5 x 56 cm.

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - October 19 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Yo Melbourne We’re From Philly! @ Arts Project Australia

Energised by his experiences working with Arts Project Australia during his time in Melbourne, shortly after his return to the States, curator and gallery director Alex Baker sought out artists from his hometown, Philadelphia, who work in disability studio programs for an exhibition he curated at Fleisher/Ollman in 2014. Building on these relationships, Baker will present Yo Melbourne We’re from Philly! at Arts Project Australia, featuring artists selected from Philadelphia supported studios alongside artists from Arts Project, in what will…

Alan Constable, Not titled, 2017, earthenware and glaze, 16 x 22 x 7.5 cm.

Alan Constable, Not titled, 2017, earthenware and glaze, 16 x 22 x 7.5 cm.

October 19 @ 9:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm
Craft Victoria, Watson Place
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Alan Constable @ 2019 Victorian Craft Awards

Congratulations to Alan Constable who's a finalist in the 2019 Victorian Craft Awards! The award exhibition runs from 19 October – 30 November at Craft Victoria. This biennial event celebrates the diversity of Victorian craft practice and highlights the cultural and personal value of handmade crafted objects. Dates: 19 October – 30 November Venue: Craft Victoria, Melbourne CBD Image | Alan Constable, Not titled, 2017, earthenware and glaze, 16 x 22 x 7.5 cm.