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​Arts Project showcases exhibitions at Arts Project as well as in national and international venues.

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

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

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

FEM-aFFINITY will travel throughout Australia in 2020 and 2021, with the exhibition tour launching at Devonport 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 artworks as a complex…

Patrick Francis, Not titled (after L'Arlésienne by Vincent van Gogh), 2019, acrylic on paper, 76.5 x 56 cm

Patrick Francis, Not titled (after L'Arlésienne by Vincent van Gogh), 2019, acrylic on paper, 76.5 x 56 cm

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - March 7 @ 5:00 pm
Neon Parc, 1/53 Bourke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia

Arts Project Australia @ Neon Parc ‘1991’

An exhibition featuring artists born in 1991, including Arts Project's Patrick Francis alongside Benjamin Aitken, Dale Frank, Spencer Lai, Lucina Lane, Jennifer McCamley, Elizabeth Newman, Nabilah Nordin, Liam Osbourne, Isabelle Sully and Hayden Stuart.

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 in the formative stages of their creative lives. Featuring works by Suzanne Barnes, Oriana Ciarma, Jacob Cartelli, Michelle Coulson, Elizabeth Dunkley, Sam Forster, Lionel Grijalva, Will McConnell, Joanne Nethercote, Andrew Nicolaides Ross O’Meara, Paul…

Arts Project artist Jimmy Tran working on zine,
Free
March 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia

Book Art Fair @ National Gallery of Victoria

Arts Project Australia will participate in the National Gallery of Victoria's Book Art Fair to exhibit a collection of artist zines, catalogues and books, including Jimmy Tran's hand drawn zine series The Hero Man. The NGV Art Book Fair brings together leading publishers, artists and designers for a showcase of the world's best art and design publications, accentuating Melbourne's profile as a UNESCO City of Literature. This is the third time Arts Project Australia will be represented at the fair. Dates: Friday 13 - Saturday 15 March…

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…

Final Title
March 28 @ 8:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm
Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers St
Abbotsford, 3067

Flesh After Fifty @ Abbotsford Convent

Flesh After Fifty is an exhibition challenging negative stereotypes of ageing while celebrating positive images of older women through art. Alongside bringing to the fore images that need revisiting or have been overlooked, Flesh After Fifty includes 10 new commissioned art installations that explore social issues, health and empowerment of older women. Amongst these is Catherine Bell's "The Artist and The Mermaid" (2020), a silent film documenting Cathy Staughton painting a series of nude portraits of Bell while she performs the role of a mermaid that Staughton discovers…

Heather Shimmen, Swamp Lady, 2018, ink on paper, 190 x 52 cm

Heather Shimmen, Swamp Lady, 2018, ink on paper, 190 x 52 cm

April 18 @ 8:00 am - June 28 @ 5:00 pm
Benalla Art Gallery, Botanical Gardens Bridge Street
Benalla, Vic 3672 Australia

FEM-AFFINITY @ BENALLA ART GALLERY

FEM-aFFINITY will travel throughout Australia in 2020 and 2021, with the exhibition touring to Benalla Art Gallery in April following its launch at Devonport Regional Gallery. 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 artworks as a…

Georgia Szmerling, Not titled(Pin Work #3 Fan), 2014, digital, 21 x 29 cm

Georgia Szmerling, Not titled(Pin Work #3 Fan), 2014, digital, 21 x 29 cm

May 2 @ 10:00 am - June 6 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Landscapes @ Arts Project Australia

This exhibition reflects multidisciplinary artist Georgia Szmerling’s fascination and ongoing research with landscape. From her richly textured and highly coloured paintings, we are drawn in by the linear contours that make these works so lively. Szmerling’s photographs capture the same fulsome vistas although the treatment of the subject in Photoshop often imbues an altogether calmer mood to the subject. To complement her oeuvre, Szmerling brings together a group of striking and evocative works by Arts Project artists who share her…

Terry Williams, Not titled, 2015, material and wool, 33 x 35 x 35 cm

Terry Williams, Not titled, 2015, material and wool, 33 x 35 x 35 cm

May 2 @ 10:00 am - June 6 @ 5:00 pm
Arts Project Australia, 24 High St
Northcote, VIC 3070 Australia

Material World @ Arts Project Australia

Material World refers to a personal world created in response to our physical surroundings. Using tactile fabrics and media, the artists in Material World represent themes of corporal curiosity, sexual politics, the home, possessions, consumerism and the imaginary world. Within this practice there is a stark transition from idea and concept into visceral threads and textiles. Co-curated by Peter Douglas and Jodie Kipps and featuring artists Terry Williams, Chris O'Brien, Bronwyn Hack, Mathew Gove, Megan Sloan, Rosie O'Brien, Daniel Pace…

Alan Constable, Not titled, 2019, ceramic, 14 x 20 x 15 cm

Alan Constable, Not titled, 2019, ceramic, 14 x 20 x 15 cm

May 29 @ 8:00 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade
Manly, NSW 2095 Australia

Alan Constable @ CERAMIX

Arts Project's Alan Constable will collaborate with Peter Atkins in CERAMIX.  Curated by Sophia Cai, CERAMIX is an exhibition that invites ceramic-based artists to work in collaboration with invited artists of their choice, working in other mediums, to create new works. By pairing ceramics with non-ceramics practices, CERAMIX will seek to explore the potential outcomes from cross-disciplinary collaboration and dialogue with a focus on experimentation. Moving beyond medium-specificity, CERAMIX will focus on the open possibilities of clay as a starting point…