ACKNOWLEDGE ME | VIRTUAL TOUR
ACKNOWLEDGE ME showcases the unstoppable abundance of the practice of Arts Project Australia artist Adrian Lazzaro. Based around Lazzaro’s epic scrapbook collection, Acknowledge Me combines the elegant punk materiality of Adrian’s work with the electric free-jazz hum of Will McConnell’s sizzling texta drawings, the eerily endearing gloopy charm of Matt...Read More
Outsider Art Fair x APA | New York
Arts Project Australia is thrilled to announce that Dutton New York will present APA artists, Anthony Romagnano and Alan Constable at the 2023 Outside Art Fair. Outsider Art Fair, the only fair dedicated to self-taught art, art brut and outsider art, is pleased to announce details for its 31st edition,...Read More
APA in MELBOURNE NOW!
Lisa Reid and Mark Smith have been invited to take part in The National Gallery of Victoria’s, Melbourne Now exhibition opening on 24 March at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square. “Celebrating new and ambitious local art and design, Melbourne Now will cross a range of contemporary disciplines...Read More
PORTRAIT23: IDENTITY, NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY x APA
Opening Friday 10 March, The National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait23: Identity is a major exhibition of new work from multi-award-winning contemporary Australian artists and collectives working across every state and territory. Arts Project Australia is excited to announce that this exhibition will feature work by Alan Constable (APA Artist), Andrew Curtis,...Read More
Window on Collections: Modern Maps | State Library Victoria
APA is excited to announce that Miles Howard-Wilks‘ will be taking part in the State Library Victoria’s Window on Collections: Modern Maps event with his delicious map of the best snacks in his home city, Melbourne. “A map gives you a glimpse into how people understood and interpreted their world...Read More
STILL LIFE | VIRTUAL TOUR
Still Life brings together a collection of paintings, drawings and prints from Arts Project Australia artists working from observation. There is an intimate connection between the subject matter and the artist, the works tenderly capturing life in the studio, objects of admiration, or pursuits of great personal affection. This immersive exhibition...Read More
2022 APA ANNUAL GALA | VIRTUAL TOUR
Arts Project Australia’s Annual Gala is a celebration of the achievement of our artists and acknowledges their unique contribution to contemporary art. Featuring over 200 artworks by more than 150 APA artists, the Gala is an exhibition where the buyer gets to walk away with a new artwork at the...Read More
2 X 2 ARTIST SOLOS | VIRTUAL TOUR
Arts Project Australia presents two concurrent solo exhibitions by APA artists Kate Knight & Simon Paredes. Kate Knight is a painter, ceramicist and print-maker whose work shows a keen eye for the ornate, often focusing on repeated motifs, while Simon Paredes works in coloured pencil on paper, utilising bold, simplified...Read More
VARIATIONS | 3D TOUR
Michael Camakaris curated Variations as part of the inaugural Blindside 2021 Artist Mentorship Initiative. Initially an online exhibition, we then presented a live version of the show at APA’s Collingwood Yards gallery during October 2022. The mentorship program engaged an early-career artist or curator with a disability to work on...Read More
PLANT/LIFE | 3D TOUR
Plants are essential to life. We respond to plants with all our senses. We use them to symbolise our emotions, to mark significant occasions, and even as signifiers of place, strength and age. We bring plants inside, transforming our domestic spaces into natural oases. While plants are specific to particular...Read More
Art et al. X APA | International Exhibition 2021
Art et al. x APA — Melbourne Exhibition — As part of the UK/Australia Season of Culture 2021-22, a major program of cultural exchange is taking place across the two nations, including an in real life exhibition at APA’s Collingwood gallery, at Collingwood Yards. The UK/Australia Season is a joint...Read More
APA Joins Leonard Joel, IFAW and International Supported Studios for Online Auction
We are excited to reveal the details about Art to Roam — a global online auction bringing people and animals together to appreciate extraordinary humans and be part of a solution to save Africa’s iconic elephants. Never before have artists from supported studios joined forces to produce a global...Read More
APA x Gorman Collaboration
In 2021, eight Arts Project Australia artists featured in a collaboration with iconic Australian fashion label Gorman. Over a year in the making, Gorman and Arts Project Australia came together to create a range of products showcasing the creative vibrancy inherent to both organisations. The range included products across all...Read More
Arts Project gallery moves to Collingwood
Arts Project Australia is the latest arts organisation to join Collingwood Yards, a new arts precinct in Melbourne’s inner north. APA launches its new gallery space with Where the Art Is from Saturday 21 March with a public preview as part of Collingwood Yard’s official launch on Saturday 13 March....Read More
Have you seen us?
Win a $100 Arts Project Australia gift certificate to spend in our online stockroom! In partnership with Civic Outdoor, artworks by Arts Project Australia artists have been featured on billboards rotating around the city and metropolitan areas of Melbourne over the past few months. Constantly on the move, catching this...Read More
Thank you for Supporting the 2020 Virtual Gala
Arts Project Australia extends thanks to supporters of the 2020 Virtual Gala. The Virtual Gala launched on Friday 20 November with over 1000 visits to the virtual exhibition hosted on Arts Project’s website and many also crossing over to long-time supporter Leonard Joel for the silent auction. On Saturday November...Read More
Arts Project Australia Wins Prestigious Award
The Melbourne Awards announced Arts Project Australia as the Arts and Culture Champion award to Arts Project on an exclusive TV event on Channel Nine on Saturday 21 November 2020 with a special segment featuring the studio and artists Mark Smith, Monica Lazzari and Cathy Staughton. “It’s our honour to...Read More
Until 2020, you’d encounter forty artists a day working away in the sun-filled Arts Project Australia studio, immersed in creating bold artworks spanning painting, textiles and drawing right through to photography, digital art and artist zines. When you set foot in the studio, you’d experience the incredible collegiality, energy and warmth...Read More
Arts Project Australia is excited to connect with the Melbourne community through a series of large-scale billboard art installations in partnership with Civic Outdoor. Featuring Julian Martin, Mark Smith, Eden Menta, Monica Lazzari, Anthony Romagnano, Samantha Ashdown, John Bates, Robin Warren, Warren O’Brien, Lachlan Turk, Boris Cipusev, Miles Howard Wilks...Read More
Arts Project Australia takes art to the streets
Melbourne residents living under restrictions may be lucky enough to discover art installations within their 5km radius. Arts Project Australia has partnered with Civic Outdoor to roll out a series of large-scale billboard art installations across Melbourne, featuring some of Arts Project Australia’s prolific contemporary artists. “Arts Project Australia is...Read More
Arts Project Australia Building Upgrade
With our premises unoccupied for a number of months, we are taking advantage of the opportunity to upgrade our entrance and reception area to be compliant with current accessibility requirements. This building upgrade will enable easier entry to the building for all through a more accessible and functional reception area,...Read More
Stay Home: Arts Project Closes Temporarily
During the current Stage 3 Restrictions, we have been keeping a very close eye on daily cases and government advice. We have engaged in a very slow return to the studio for a limited number of artists over the past month and a half. The progression of transmission of COVID19...Read More
Arts Project Australia and Leonard Joel celebrate successful auction
Arts Project Australia and Leonard Joel are pleased to announce the success of The Day We All Went Home, their inaugural fundraising auction held on Sunday 28 June. With 157 bidders joining the auction on online platform Invaluable, $46,435 of artworks sold over the event, with an additional $1590 in...Read More
Impact of Stage 3 Covid-19 Restrictions
Following a significant number of new COVID19 cases, the Victorian Premier has today announced a return to Stage 3 restrictions across Metropolitan Melbourne from 11:59 pm Wednesday 8 July for 6 weeks. Under Stage 3 Restrictions there will once again be only four reasons to leave home: Shopping for food...Read More
The Day We All Went Home
We are thrilled to announce an exclusive online auction of 100 artworks created by Arts Project Australia taking place at 3pm on Sunday 28 June 2020. Aptly named The Day We All Went Home, this special fundraising event is presented in partnership with long-time supporter, Leonard Joel. On Saturday 16 March the...Read More
Lachlan Turk Exhibits in Head On Photo Awards
Congratulations to Lachlan Turk on being selected to exhibit in the Head On Photo Awards. Head On is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the work of photographers at all stages of their career, encouraging excellence and innovation, making photography accessible to all and raising awareness of important issues. Given the...Read More
Covid-19 News: March 2020
In the interests of the wellbeing of the Arts Project Australia community, we have decided to temporarily close the Arts Project Australia studio and gallery until further notice. Given the current circumstances, we are continuing to take all necessary precautionary measures to safeguard our community. Regular updates will be...Read More
In response to the current coronavirus pandemic, Arts Project Australia will be closed 16 March until 14 April 2020. Arts Project Australia is continuously monitoring the progression of the COVID-19 virus in our community, seeking to educate ourself on the latest developments and precautionary measures in order to prioritise the...Read More
Arts Project at NYC Outsider Art Fair
In January 2020, Arts Project Australia partnered with DUTTON and Fleisher/Ollman galleries to present our biggest ever collection of artists and artworks at the Outside Art Fair in New York. The Outsider Art Fair is an international exhibition that features outsider artists who work in a variety of mediums, held biannually in...Read More
In July last year, Arts Project Australia successfully launched its Traineeship Program, aimed at offering existing studio artists the opportunity to extend their involvement in the organisation with paid work. Arts Project is delighted to continue the program by offering it in 2020. We are now seven months into the program and are thrilled...Read More
Christmas and New Year Gallery Closure
The Arts Project Australia gallery will be closed from Thursday 19 December and will re-open Saturday 8 February 2020 with two new exhibitions: Pleased to Meet You and Will Murray’s first solo exhibition. The last day to catch our Annual Gala exhibition will be Wednesday 18 December. For studio artists:...Read More
Now Open: ‘FEM-aFFINITY’
FEM-aFFINITY is now open! Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening on Saturday – it was a very special, incredible launch for an important exhibition that powerfully speaks to intersectional feminism today. Curated by artist and academic Catherine Bell, the exhibition continues at Arts Project until 20...Read More
Support us to open doors (Truly – we’re after a new front door!)
You might remember a few years back we embarked on a massive project to renovate our artists’ studio, complete with a new kitchen, paint mixing station, and a new accessible toilet – your valuable donations made these changes a reality. It’s important that Arts Project Australia continues to review and improve to meet everyone’s...Read More
We’ve Gone Solar!
As part of AGL’s ‘Powering our Community’ initiative, Arts Project Australia is now being powered by the sun! In a show of community support, AGL received nominations of local community groups for rooftop solar panels and installation, for a one-off cost of $1. Arts Project Australia was one of the nominated groups,...Read More
Easter & Anzac Day Closure
Arts Project Australia will be closed for the Easter Holidays from Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April. The gallery will re-open Tuesday 23 April with our 3 x 3 exhibition, presenting solo shows by Bobby Kyriakopoulos, Fiona Longhurst and Malcolm Sturrock. Artists can find information on term dates here. Please note both the gallery...Read More
‘Dining With Artists’ Fundraising Dinner 2019
What an amazing evening! A huge thank you to everyone who came along and supported our ‘Dining With Artists’ Fundraising Dinner 2019! A big thank you to The Recreation (based locally in Fitzory North) for a delicious three course meal, and Delatite Winery for incredible wines to match. And a further...Read More
Samraing Chea, Alan Constable and Julian Martin @ Outsider Art Fair, New York
The intricate, wry drawings of Samraing Chea and the vividly tactile ceramic cameras of Alan Constable recently exhibited at New York Outsider Art Fair with the wonderful @duttongallery! In addition, the formal investigations of Julian Martin were on show as part of Fleischer/Ollman, with the fair running from 18 – 20 January...Read More
Showing Over Summer 2018-19
The artists who practice from the Arts Project Australia studio are continuously exhibiting their work at galleries throughout Melbourne, Australia and internationally. See where you can catch Arts Project artists over summer! POP! Reflections on popular culture | Wangaratta Art Gallery Ends 3 February 2019 We’ve collaborated with Wangaratta Art Gallery for Pop!...Read More
Summer Gallery Closure
The Arts Project gallery will be open until 5pm Wednesday 19 December (you can still purchase Annual Gala works until this time!), and will re-open Saturday 2 February 2019 for Kaye McDonald’s solo show Lines and Colours and group show Whatever You Love, You Are. Studio artists return to Arts...Read More
‘All our relations’ Now Open
Thank you to everyone who came along for the opening of All our relations. Curated by Rebecca Coates, Director of Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), All our relations presents key artworks from Shepparton Art Museum’s Collection (SAM), alongside artworks by contemporary artists and Arts Project studio artists working in the ceramics medium. Features works by: Fulli Andrinopoulos, Stephen...Read More
Canberra Glassworks Residency Video
Recently, four Arts Project studio artists – Chris Mason, Lisa Reid, Mark Smith and Georgia Szmerling – were in Canberra participating in a residency workshop at the Canberra Glassworks! In conjunction, the wonderful team at Crux Media produced a film capturing the residency. Have a look! See more from Crux...Read More
Amani Tia: Three Drawing Performances at Arts Project
To coincide with his solo show MOMENT (as part of the larger exhibit 3 x 3), Amani Tia will undertake three drawing performances in the Arts Project gallery, capturing the fleeting movements of visitors throughout the space, and building upon his prior drawings during the show opening. Visit the gallery...Read More
Opening: 3 x 3: Ruth Howard, Miles Howard-Wilks and Amani Tia
Thank you to everyone who came along for the opening of 3 x 3, which presents three solo shows by Ruth Howard, Miles Howard-Wilks and Amani Tia. And a big thank you to Claire Watson, Senior Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre, for opening the exhibitions. It was also incredible to...Read More
Spring 1883 and Melbourne Art Fair 2018
Thank you to everyone who came and visited Arts Project at Spring 1883 and Melbourne Art Fair! It was an incredible few days and it was wonderful to see friends of Arts Project’s, as well as many new faces! Have a look at our Spring room and the opening of...Read More
Cathy Staughton and Warren O’Brien Adorning Melbourne Tram
As part of a Community Partnership with Yarra Trams, the work of two Arts Project Australia studio artists – Cathy Staughton and Warren O’Brien – are currently adorning one Melbourne tram, travelling routes 48 and 109 until the end of August! A prolific and accomplished artist, Cathy Staughton’s distinctive personal...Read More
‘The Art of Living’ Now Open
Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening of ‘The Art of Living’ last weekend! An especially big thank you to Rhys Lee for curating and opening the exhibition. The show brings together works by Australian and international artists, alongside Arts Project studio artists, to consider how one...Read More
Now Open | ‘Auto Body Works’
Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening of Auto Body Works, and a big thank you to Patrice Sharkey, Director of West Space, for curating and opening the exhibition. Auto Body Works brings together artists from Arts Project Australia and elsewhere whose work considers human beings in their...Read More
Support Our Artists By Supporting Our Gallery
Cathy Staughton is having a great start to 2018. She’s exhibiting at the 2018 Salon des Refuses in Sydney (the alternative Archibald), while also showcasing her collaboration with artist Catherine Bell at Firstdraft gallery (also in Sydney). Not to mention her iconic Luna Park paintings are currently adorning one Melbourne tram. From collaborations with...Read More
Snap the APA Art Tram & Win!
– Snap a picture of the Arts Project art tram during the month of June and win a complimentary night’s stay with Sofitel Melbourne on Collins! Over the next month we’re asking to see your best photo of the Arts Project tram – take a picture, share it from your...Read More
Arts Project at SPRING1883
– During SPRING1883 Arts Project Australia will present a small collection of lyrical, inventive and tactile work that speaks to personal and domestic themes. Ultimately responding to the Windsor Hotel Room, the display will feature work by twelve emerging, mid career and established artists, reflecting upon the diversity, nuances and...Read More
Arts Project Tram Unveiled!
Warren O’Brien and Cathy Staughton‘s art tram was unveiled on Saturday and is now making it’s way around Melbourne! Huge thank you to Yarra Trams – we’re thrilled to be part of your inaugural Community Partnerships Program. Keep your eyes peeled: the tram will operate on routes 48 and 109...Read More
Now Open | ‘We could be heroes’ and ‘POP!’
Thank you to everyone who attended the opening of We could be heroes and POP! A special thanks to Jon Campbell, a great friend and supporter of Arts Project, for opening the exhibitions with an incredibly thoughtful speech traversing 1970s Melbourne to the works of Andy Warhol. While We could be...Read More
‘We could be heroes’ 2018 Fundraiser Dinner – Thank you!
A big thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 2018 ‘We could be heroes’ Fundraising Dinner! It was incredible, fun and festive evening, with a delicious dinner by the fantastic team at The Recreation, alongside matched wines by Delatite Winery. We we’re also treated to entertainment from Moira Finucane, Clare St Clare and Mama Alto,...Read More
Arts Project Recipient of Yarra Trams Community Partnerships Program
We’re thrilled to announce that we’re one of the 2018 recipients of Yarra Trams inaugural Community Partnerships Program! A new community initiative for Yarra Trams, the Community Partnerships Program sees eight community organisations share in $1 million worth of free advertising on Melbourne’s iconic tram network. The Arts Project Australia tram launches...Read More
Now Open | ‘Mayor of the Town’ + ‘Tethered to the Site: The Archive of Memory’
Thank you to everyone who attended the opening of Chris O’Brien’s first solo show Mayor of the Town, as well as group exhibition Tethered to the Site: The Archive of Memory. A further thank you to Victor Griss, Gallery Curator at Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, for opening the shows! While...Read More
Easter Holiday Closure
Arts Project Australia’s gallery will be closed from Friday 30 March – Monday 3 April, and will reopen Tuesday 4 April. For Arts Project studio artists: please note the last day of term one is Thursday 29 March. Term two begins Monday 16 April. You can find term dates for the remainder...Read More
Arts Project Artists at Melbourne Art Fair 2018
– The work of four Arts Project artists – Fulli Andrinopoulos, Samraing Chea, Alan Constable and Julian Martin – will be on display at Melbourne Art Fair 2018. This year the Fair is returning and taking place during Melbourne Art Week, 2-5 August 2018, and is housed in a temporary structure within...Read More
Arts Project at NGV’s Melbourne Art Book Fair
Arts Project Australia will be heading along to this year’s Melbourne Art Book Fair! Taking place at the National Gallery of Victoria from Friday 16 March to Sunday 18 March, we’ll have a variety of artist catalogues and books for purchase. In particular we’ll have catalogues surveying the works of...Read More
Arts Project Artists at Melbourne Zine Fair
The zines of four Arts Project Australia artists – Adrian Lazzaro, Bronwyn Hack, Jodie Noble and Chris O’Brien – will be available for purchase at the ‘Festival of the Photocopier‘ Melbourne Zine Fair, taking place Sunday 11 February at Melbourne Town Hall. Surveying a variety of stories and themes,...Read More
Now Open | ‘Sometimes drawing can be dark and disturbed’ and ‘Under Pressure’
Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening of Adrian Lazzaro’s solo show ‘Sometimes drawing can be dark and disturbed‘ and ‘Under Pressure‘, a group exhibition exploring the literal and metaphoric ‘pressures’ of printmaking. A big thank you to Martin King, Artist & Senior Printer at Australian Print...Read More
2017 Annual Gala
What an afternoon! Thank you to everyone who came along to our Annual Gala 2017. It was an incredibly special and fun event! A huge thanks to Waterfall Person and Hot Topic for playing and further thanks to all of our volunteers and team for making the day happen....Read More
Residency: The Two Cathies
‘The Two Cathies’ are Arts Project Australia artist Cathy Staughton and Catherine Bell. They will be undertaking a residency from 11-17 December at the Norma Redpath House, Melbourne as part of Doing Feminism/Sharing the World. This initiative is part of ‘Women, Art and Feminism in Australia since 1970’ an Australian Research...Read More
Holiday Gallery Closure
After a whirlwind year, we’re resting our feet over the festive season. The Arts Project Australia gallery will be closed from Thursday 22 December 2017. We’ll re-open on Saturday 3 February 2018 for our first exhibitions of the year; Adrian Lazzaro’s solo show Sometimes drawing can be dark and disturbed and...Read More
James MacSporran Creates Mural in Merri Park
James MacSporran has recently painted a mural at Merri Park, adding life to the yellow seats that grace the garden. While MacSporran created the mural in his personal style, his work carefully interacts with the site by echoing the parkland environment and pays homage to the urban and human influences that permeate and inform our inner...Read More
Mark Smith: Celebrating International Day of People with a Disability
For artist Mark Smith creating art is inextricably linked to imagination, barrier-breaking, self-expression and understanding the human form. Working as an artist for the past fifteen years, Smith’s practice spans painting, drawing, printmaking, video, ceramics and digital art, further exhibiting in groups shows at Spring 1883, Robin Gibson Gallery, No...Read More
This Christmas Meet Artist Ian Gold: Original. Unapologetic. True.
A confident artist with an intuitive sensibility to art making, Ian Gold‘s bold application of paint and layering of rich colour enchants viewers. Over the last year, collections of Ian’s remarkable paintings have been shown in notable exhibition venues throughout Australia. Ian has exhibited in Here and Now(Hotel Sofitel), our Collins...Read More
‘Spring Fling’ Pop-Up Gallery Now Open
Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening of our ‘Spring Fling’ Pop-Up Gallery at Collins Place, currently showing in Melbourne CBD. We’ll be here until Sunday 19 November, showing a selection of lyrical and thoughtful artworks from over 35 Arts Project studio artists. Including painting, drawing, works...Read More
‘Faraway, so close’ Now Open
Thank you to everyone who came along for the opening of Faraway, so close, with special thanks to Anthony Fitzpatrick for curating and opening the exhibition. Featuring seven artists across three shared spaces, Faraway, so close is a series of exchanges about proximity and distance and the movements in between....Read More
Gosia Wlodarczak & A Room of Haptic Knowledge
As part of Faraway, so close (launching this Saturday 4 November from 3-5pm), artist Gosia Wlodarczak worked at Arts Project Australia daily, drawing upon the gallery walls for her latest site-specific installation. As curator Anthony Fitzpatrick writes of Wlodarczak’s practice, “In her ongoing series of durational performance drawings called The Rooms, Gosia Wlodarczak generates individual, large-scale...Read More
Supported Studios Network Forum 2017
Arts Project Australia is thrilled to have recently hosted the Supported Studios Network Forum 2017. Over two days supported studios from around the country came together at Arts Project, engaging in talks and discussion on how to better support artists. Day 1 of the the forum was filled with illuminating dialogue...Read More
LEO CUSSEN: GOLDEN YEARS Now Open
Thank you to everyone who came along for the opening of LEO CUSSEN: GOLDEN YEARS, with a special thanks to Stuart Purves, Director of Australian Galleries, who made a special trip down from Sydney to launch the exhibition. Celebrating Cussen’s 20-year art career, LEO CUSSEN: GOLDEN YEARS, explores Cussen’s incredibly expressive pastel artworks,...Read More
Success at SPRING1883
What a whirlwind! Thank you to everyone who came and visited us at SPRING1883 in Sydney. We received really wonderful interest for Arts Project studio artists and their work; the great responses from Sydney art lovers and collectors has been phenomenal. Not only has SPRING1883 been an amazing experience for Arts Project...Read More
Melbourne Meets New York at SPRING1883
Arts Project Australia and New York gallery DUTTON will soon be meeting in Sydney for SPRING1883 from 7-9 September. Inside one of two contemporary Penthouse suites in the luxurious Establishment boutique hotel, there is a collaboration of sorts where New York meets Melbourne in Sydney. The result is a dynamic...Read More
Postcards from Europe
Arts Project Australia is currently surveying the sights in Europe, looking at the art displayed across La Biennale di Venezia, documenta 14 and Skulptur Projekte Muenster. Read below for our take on the exhibitions and have a look at our ‘Postcards from Europe’. There have already been many reviews written...Read More
PAST OPENINGS: Ian Gold Solo + Girt by Sea
Ian Gold Solo and Girt by Sea are now open! Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening (it was quite a busy and eventful afternoon!), with a special thanks to Mayor, Cr Kim Le Cerf for launching the shows with her incredibly thoughtful speech. Ian Gold Solo, taking place...Read More
THANK YOU: Let’s dance
Thank you to everyone who attended the opening of Let’s dance! Curated by Charlotte Day, Director of Monash University Museum of Art, the exhibition is inspired by a number of Arts Project Australia artists who have explored dance in its many forms, from the discipline of classical ballet to the free form of...Read More
Let’s Dance Fundraising Dinner Success!
What a great, amazing night! Thank you to everyone who came along and supported our Let’s Dance Fundraising Dinner. The three-course dinner by Merricote‘s Rob Kabboord and Matt Binney was incredible, the wine by Delatite Winery was delicious and the entertainment provided by Finucane and Smith, Mama Alto and Clare St Clare was phenomenal. Thank you to our...Read More
Cathy Staughton: Third Drawer Down’s Latest Art Crush
With a brilliant sense of fashion, a fascination with technology and a wry sense of humour, it’s no surprise that Cathy Staughton is Third Drawer Down‘s latest art crush! As part of our AUSTRALIANA merchandise collaboration with Third Drawer Down (TDD) and National Gallery of Victoria, Cathy was invited by...Read More
PAST OPENING: The song till the end + Home & the fabric of the familiar
Thank you to everyone who came along for the opening of Laura Sheehan’s solo show The song till the end and group show Home & the fabric of the familiar. Especially thank you to Lucy Feagins, Founder and Editor of The Design Files, for opening the exhibitions and for giving an incredibly thoughtful...Read More
Patrick Francis Bundoora Solo Exhibition
We’re incredibly thrilled to hear the news of Patrick Francis‘s solo exhibition Portraits Remastered at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre taking place from 8 March – 30 April. Francis’s practice centers upon portraits of history’s (and particularly art history’s) greats, alongside celebrities from today. The portraits partly honour the histories they depict, but...Read More
Amani Tia & Patrick Francis Attend Bundoora Nebula Residency
Due to their incredible practice and achievements in contemporary art, both Amani Tia and Patrick Francis have been chosen to attend a month-long Bundoora Nebula Residency. The Bundoora Nebula Residency Program supports artists in developing a new artistic work in a portable studio, which is placed among Bundoora Homestead Art...Read More
NOW OPEN: Luminous kinship, sentient kingdom & AUSTRALIANA
You beaut! On Saturday we had a fair dinkum double launch of the AUSTRALIANA collection (a collaboration with Third Drawer Down Studio and the National Gallery of Victoria) as well as the opening of our first exhibition for 2017 Luminous kinship, sentient kingdom. A mighty big crowd came along and we thank...Read More
AUSTRALIANA Collection – Officially Launched at NGV, Soon Launching at APA
The AUSTRALIANA collection has officially launched! We’d like to say a warm thank you to everyone who attended last night’s special launch of AUSTRALIANA at the National Gallery of Victoria, with an especially big thank you to Tony Ellwood, Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, for opening the collection alongside...Read More
AUSTRALIANA Collection with Third Drawer Down & NGV
We’re extremely excited to announce Arts Project Australia is part of a Third Drawer Down Studio collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria known as AUSTRALIANA, an iconic collection featuring the art of our artists Lisa Reid, Cathy Staughton, Julian Martin, Patrick Francis, Valerio Ciccone and Peter Ben. Also featured are exclusive postcards...Read More
Where We’re Showing: Jan/Feb/Mar 2017
Arts Project Australia artists are consistently exhibiting at local, national and international galleries, outside of our own Arts Project gallery. Read on to see where you can currently find us. FEB | c3 Contemporary, Abbotsford: c3’s Media Hype exhibition opens Wednesday 1 February from 6-8pm, with the exhibition dates from 1-26 February. Media...Read More
APA Special Guest at New Zealand Outsider Art Fair
We’re New Zealand bound! Arts Project Australia had the recent pleasure of being the special international guest at the 2016 New Zealand Outsider Art Fair. Building upon the first fair in 2014, the 2016 fair aims to break down barriers by providing an engaging opportunity for community connection and a celebration...Read More
APA Wins 2016 Outstanding Organisation Award!
We’re incredibly proud to announce that we’ve won the HESTA Community Sector Awards for the 2016 Outstanding Organisation! Each year the award recognises an organisation which has made an outstanding contribution to social justice in Australia, through the development of a high quality and innovative program, project or specific service....Read More
i heart rock – Now Open!
i heart rock: rock is the total work of art is now open! Curated by Emma Busowsky Cox, Curator at Castlemaine Art Museum, i heart rock runs from 22 October to 26 November and features Arts Project Australia artists alongside well-known contemporary artists including Jon Campbell, Polixeni Papapetrou, Minna Gilligan, Nell...Read More
A Place to Call Home – Book Launch of Josef Power
Our very own Josef Power is now a published illustrator with his children’s book A Place to Call Home, which tells the story of a young boy who asks a fish, a seahorse, a leopard and an owl about their homes, before meeting a woman in a beautiful garden who...Read More
Terry Williams Rhythms of the Handmade – Now Open!
Terry Williams’ major solo survey Rhythms of the Handmade is now open! With an art practice that spans the figures of industrialism, the domestic, both human and alien bodies and creatures of various disguises, Rhythms of the Handmade is a vast display of Terry’s twenty seven-year career that spans painting,...Read More
Arts Project artists in Belle Arti Prize 2016
Five Arts Project artists will be exhibiting in the Belle Arti Prize 2016 at Chapman & Bailey, congratulations to Robyn Doherty, Miles Howard-Wilks, Bobby Kyriakopoulos, Megan Sloan and Amani Tia! The Belle Arti Prize includes works created by artists specifically for the prize, each using a 35 x 35cm canvas. Every...Read More
‘Summer on the blue seat’ at West Space
Coming up this Thursday 14 July from 6-8pm is the launch of Summer on the blue seat at West Space featuring Arts Project artist Chris Mason. Summer on the blue seat presents Chris Mason’s distinctive sculptures in dialogue with the video work ‘Community Action Center’ (2010) by A.K. Burns and A.L....Read More
‘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 taking place at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins from 7 July – 24 August 2016. This exhibition features 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...Read More
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...Read More
‘Secret Garden’ and ‘Clay: it’s a matter of substance’ now open!
A big thanks to everyone that made it to the launch of the two new shows that opened at Arts Project this weekend. In the front gallery, Georgia Szmerling’s solo show Secret Garden opened to a great reception. Secret Garden includes works in acrylic paint, felt-tip pens and ceramics, that affirm Szmerling’s dominant interest...Read More
‘Paragon of Virtue’ and ‘Tell Tale’ now open!
What a great turn out we had on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the launch of two amazing exhibitions at Arts Project Australia! Gavin Porter’s first solo, Paragon of Virtue, opened in the front gallery exploring superhero and apocalyptic themes. This exhibition showcases a collection of bold, colourful drawings in ink and marker...Read More
Collaborative Next Wave project coming to life!
We’ve been working with Next Wave Festival for the past year as a partner organisation for their 2015-16 Emerging Curators Program, supporting emerging curators Justin Hinder & Anna Louise Richardson. They’ve been working on ‘Telltale’, a writing and exhibition project centred on a narrative conceived by ten artists, written by...Read More
SIGNATURE STYLE AND CAM NOBLE SOLO OPEN!
Saturday afternoon saw lots of familiar faces coming to check out the opening of the latest exhibitions at Arts Project Australia. In the front gallery space Arts Project artist Cam Noble‘s self-titled solo show greeted guests with a range of recent figurative works. Noble presents a broad range of subjects including...Read More
FUNDRAISING DINNER A HUGE SUCCESS!
What a fabulous time we had at last night’s Dining with Art fundraiser in the Arts Project Australia gallery! With a delicious menu lovingly prepared by Merricote’s Rob Kabboord, the perfect wine to accompany it from Delatite Wines, and an entertaining address from our special guest Denise Scott the evening was thoroughly...Read More
Annual Gala a success!
Saturday afternoon saw the sun shining upon the huge crowd that turned up to the opening of Arts Project Australia‘s Annual Gala. The final exhibition for the year, the Annual Gala features at least one work by every artist attending the Arts Project studio, showcasing the variety of artistic styles...Read More
IT TAKES MORE THAN 140 CHARACTERS TO WRITE A NOVEL, NOW OPEN!
Audience members were welcomed with a sunny afternoon for the opening of It takes more than 140 characters to write a novel, atArts Project Australia on Saturday. The exhibition was curated by Dr Vincent Alessi, Senior Lecturer of Creative Arts at La Trobe Universtiy, and opened as the second of...Read More
VINCENT ALESSI CURATED EXHIBITION OPENS TOMORROW!
Arts Project Australia launches a new exhibition Saturday 17 October. It takes more than 140 characters to write a novel opens from 3-5pm at Arts Project in Northcote. We have been working closely with exhibition curator Dr Vincent Alessi who is the Senior Lecturer of Creative Arts at La Trobe University...Read More
LISA REID: THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAIL IS NOW OPEN!
Over 130 visitors braved the wet and windy day on Saturday afternoon to come to the opening of Arts Project artist Lisa Reid’s survey, The Devil’s in the Detail. It was a spectacular turnout with many long-term supporters and artistic subjects of Reid’s work travelling from all over Australia to be...Read More
The Northcote Penguins visit Westspace
The Northcote Penguins visited Westspace to experience artist Benjamin Wood’s exhibition that which enables and constrains what can and cannot be done or said. The material arrangements of the exhibition were comprised of objects, sculptures, raw materials, industry found objects, fragments of plaster sheet made into instruments and bags containing different...Read More
THE NORTHCOTE PENGUINS VISIT MORE LOVE HOURS
Today the Northcote Penguins visited the Ian Potter Museum of Art to see the exhibition – “More love hours: Contemporary artists and craft“. More love hours brings together selected works by thirteen contemporary Australian artists who use craft media, techniques or processes in their practice. While the works reflect significant...Read More
The Northcote Penguins
On August 12 The Northcote Penguins caught the 86 tram to the arts precinct around Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. Dianne Tanzer Gallery was our first stop. Here we enjoyed a solo exhibition of the works of contemporary photographer Cherine Fahd titled ‘Homage to a Rectangle’. Her photographs revealed fleeting fragments of...Read More
Two new shows to see at Arts Project!
Saturday 18th of July saw two beautiful new shows open at Arts Project Australia. In the front gallery space, a small solo show of works by John Northe opened to much anticipation. A prolific ex-Arts Project artist, Northe passed away in 2009, leaving a significant body of work behind as...Read More
OPENING THIS SATURDAY!
Arts Project Australia is pleased to invite you to the opening of John Northe Solo & After… Both exhibitions open Saturday 18 July from 3-5pm at Arts Project Australia in Northcote. The exhibitions will be opened by Councillor Oliver Walsh, Deputy Mayor, City of Darebin. John Northe Solo presents a collection of pastel and...Read More
The Northcote Penguins and the life of an artist.
Over the past few weeks The Northcote Penguins have been on several field trips while discussing the life of an artist. The Penguins have discussed and debated how to deal with the expectations of being an artist in today’s world. Personal expectations can often drive an artist and there are several...Read More
Somewhere in the City NOW OPEN!
Somewhere in the City opened at Arts Project Australia on the warm afternoon of Saturday 13th of June. The opening was a huge success with the gallery packed out with both familiar and new faces. Curated by Karra Rees, Managing Curator at the Centre of Contemporary Photography, Somewhere in the...Read More
OPENING THIS SATURDAY!
Somewhere in the city explores the fabric of our urban environment and aspects of daily life through both individual and collective experiences. Everyday, mundane routines and scenes are re-imagined, revealing the way that built environments can both activate and impede our engagement with our surroundings. Set against the backdrop of the...Read More
Stillness, Motion and the Unexpected with the Northcote Penguins
Today in Professional Practice the Northcote Penguins had the privilege of being part of a full day workshop with Performance artist Tania Smith. Together we looked at the concept of Stillness, Motion and the Unexpected to investigate ideas through performance. For instance, how the language of gesture and body...Read More
REFLECTIONS ON THE GLASGOW SUMMIT
The day the Arts Project Australia contingent arrived in Glasgow (March 3) for the recent International Summit for Learning Disability Artists and their Support Studios, there were snow flurries. Over the time we were there it became clear that, when compared with the weather in Glasgow, Melbourne weather could be...Read More
Jim Pavlidis visits The Northcote Penguins
As part of the Professional Pratice Programme, The Northcote Penguins had the privilege of a presentation by The Age artist and illustrator Jim Pavlidis. Jim shared many interesting stories that surrounded his wonderful artworks produced throughout a long and varied career working as an illustator for The Age newspaper, as...Read More
Altered Vistas and Down The Rabbit Hole NOW OPEN!
The sun kindly shone on Saturday as a large crowd attended the opening of two gorgeous exhibitions at Arts Project Australia. Curated by Sim Luttin, Down The Rabbit Hole explores unconventional journeys and adventures into the unknown. Guests are treated to a torrent of colour and are invited on a journey...Read More
Introducing The Northcote Penguins
Running over the course of 12 months, our new Professional Practice Program has begun working with eight Arts Project studio artists to engender an in-depth collaborative investigation of each individual’s arts practice. Running on Wednesdays, the program offers each artist the chance to develop and learn some new skills that may...Read More
Welcome to a jam-packed 2015!
While Arts Project Australia staff and artists have been enjoying a well-earned break over summer, we have also been busy either side of Christmas preparing for a stellar 2015 exhibition and event campaign in Australia and overseas. Following on from a very successful 40th Anniversary year, Arts Project aims to build...Read More
Drawn Together & Hello Sailor now open!
Two exhibitions Drawn Together and Hello Sailor opened on Saturday to an exuberant crowd! Drawn Together is our first group exhibition of 2015 and exemplifies the many kinds of drawing practices at Arts Project. Hello Sailor, Paul Hodges’ first Solo exhibition, show-cases a new collection of his paintings focusing on sailors...Read More
Outsider Art Fair 2015, New York
We are so thrilled that Julian Martin was featured at The Outsider Art Fair (29 January – 1 February 2015) in New York. Julian’s gallery representatation in the USA, Fleisher Ollman, Philadelphia presented a spectacular stand with work from over 15 artists. The Outsider Art Fair presented its twenty-second edition this year, with...Read More
CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
Arts Project Australia is CLOSED for the year – we’re back on 2 February 2015! It’s been a big year and we want to thank you all for your support during our 40th Anniversary in 2014. We have some big things on the horizon for 2015, so watch this space...Read More
ONLINE NOW: Melbourne Conversations
If you missed or want to re-visit the pre-Conference Melbourne Conversations session ‘Is out the new in? What’s up with Outsider art?’ at the Melbourne Town Hall, you can now watch it online. “Outsider Art – does it still deserve the name, or is it now an integral part of contemporary art?...Read More
"Now the heart is full"….and officially open!
now the heart is full of gold as if it were a purse, featuring work by both Arts Project and other contemporary artists was officially opened by Curator Glenn Barkley on Saturday. This exceptional exhibition at Arts Project Australia examines two important things, love and family. Glenn spoke of his first...Read More
Julian Martin Solo – ON NOW
Julian Martin’s career has spanned over twenty years and his work has been exhibited all over the world. In 2014 alone Julian has been exhibited at The Armory and also the Outsider Art Fair in New York, USA while also having an incredibly successful Melbourne Art Fair. Closer to home, Julian...Read More
Arts Project Artists off to the Theatre!
Staff at Arts Project Australia are always looking for interesting opportunities for artists who attend Arts Project to work on their art outside the premises in the broader arts community. These opportunities, often involving collaborations with other artists, inevitably lead to valuable learning and expanded horizons for the artists. Their...Read More
WE’RE HEADING TO THE MELBOURNE ART FAIR!
We are working morning and night to prepare over 500 artworks by 41 artists for our stand at the Melbourne Art Fair in Carlton, from 14 – 17 August 2014. Arts Project Australia has curated a wide selection of artworks for the 2014 Melbourne Art Fair, which staff will re-hang as...Read More
Two exhibitions open to a huge crowd!
By the time the two exhibitions 6° OF SEPARATION and Patrick Francis opened on Saturday, the gallery was jumping with guests, portrait sitters and artists alike. Jason Smith (CEO Heide Museum of Modern Art) opened these two exhibitions with high praise for the artists and the stunning work created. 6°...Read More
LAST DAYS: 6° OF SEPARATION & PATRICK FRANCIS SOLO
It’s the last chance to catch our two portrait exhibitions this Saturday: 6° OF SEPARATION and a solo exhibition by Melbourne Now artist Patrick Francis close on Saturday 23 August at 5pm. 6° OF SEPARATION is an exhibition of portraits painted from life of prominent Australian personalities who sat for a portrait in...Read More
LAST DAYS: Polaroid Project
Polaroid Project sees nationally acclaimed artist Alan Constable (Arts Project Australia, Melbourne) and Peter Atkins (Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne), one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists collaborating on a shared interest and appreciation of the camera and it’s form. Polaroid Project is accompanied by a full-colour brochure with an essay by Alex Baker, Director of Fleisher/Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia, USA...Read More
John-Michael Howson sits for a portrait
John-Michael Howson OAM sat for a portrait in the Arts Project Australia studio today for the upcoming exhibitoin 6° OF SEPARATION. John-Michael is an Australian writer, reporter and entertainer and Melbourne radio 3AW commentator. Curated by Sim Luttin, 6° OF SEPARATION focuses on connecting prominent personalities and leaders in the community with Arts Project and our...Read More
You have until 5pm Satuday 7 June to see Rebecca Scibilia’s vibrant solo exhibition of abstract paintings and drawings, as well as diverse work from our stockroom and permanent collection in the group show INTO THE VAULT AND OUT OF THE BOX, before the shows come down to make way for the collaborative exhibition Polaroid...Read More
Two fabulous exhibitions now open!
Even with Saturday’s wintery conditions, Arts Project Australia welcomed over 140 guests to the openings Rebecca Scibilia Solo and INTO THE VAULT OUT OF THE BOX. With Arts Project Australia’s 40th Anniversary being celebrated this year, it seems fitting to open INTO THE VAULT OUT OF THE BOX which presents...Read More
Partnership With Art Guide Australia
Arts Project Australia is proud to announce a new creative partnership with Art Guide Australia. Art Guide Australia is a print, online and digital publication dedicated to promoting Australian visual art. Reaching a national audience, Art Guide Australia’s independent editorial content complements their comprehensive listing of exhibitions taking place around Australia. The publication is committed to...Read More
Exhibition Last Days!
We have enjoyed seeing many visitors come to Arts Project to see our two latest exhibitions Tim Williams Solo and Animal Magnetism. These exhibitions close at 5pm Saturday 26 April, so be quick if you want to catch them before they finish. *NB: Arts Project Australia is closed Easter weekend from Friday 18 –...Read More
Michael Caton Visits Arts Project!
Australian actor Michael Caton visited Arts Project Australia for a portrait sitting this week, as part of the upcoming exhibition 6° OF SEPARATION, which will be exhibited in July as part of our 40th Anniversary Celebrations. Artists in the studio converged on Michael for autographs and photo opportunities post-sitting. The staff and...Read More
The Invisible Link – now on @ c3!
The Invisible Link is a multi-disciplinary group exhibition at C3 Contemporary Art Space in Abbotsford by the staff at Arts Project Australia, inspired by the Arts Project artists and by the studio space they inhabit. The twelve Arts Project Australia staff involved with The Invisible Link understands the powerful effect that the Arts...Read More
Two new exhibitions open at Arts Project!
We welcomed over 130 people to the opening of two exhibitions on Saturday: Tim Williams Solo and the group exhibition Animal Magnetism. Both exhibitions were opened by Anthony Fitzpatrick, Curator, TarraWarra Museum of Art. Tim Williams’ creative imagination is populated by heroes and villains from films and books. Drawing inspiration from subjects...Read More
KMKY OPENING HUGE!
Knowing Me, Knowing You (KMKY) opened last Saturday with a bang. Despite it being 40 degrees in Melbourne, over 200 visitors braved the heat and joined us for the launch of Knowing Me, Knowing You – our biggest collaborative undertaking in our 40 year history. The exhibition was officially opened by The...Read More
KMKY: ARTIST TALK SERIES #5
INTERVIEW WITH KMKY ARTIST JENNY BARTHOLOMEW ON COLLABORATING WITH TERRY WILLIAMS Arts Project Australia‘s first exhibition for 2014, Knowing Me Knowing You (KMKY), will question the collaborative process and explore the complex nature of collaboration between professional artists. We invited artist and curator Lindy Judge to work with us to create an in-depth collaborative...Read More
Gala Painting Wall Commission
Inspired by the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Drawing Wall, Arts Project will unveil it’s 2013 “Artist Drawing Wall Commission”, by mid-career artist Robert Brown this Saturday. This is the second annual commission, which coincides with the Annual Gala Exhibition at Arts Project Australia’s Northcote gallery. Opening at 3pm to the...Read More
MELBOURNE NOW SNEAK PEEK!
We caught a sneak peek of the expansive Melbourne Now curatorial feat yesterday at the media preview session at NGV International and the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Artists Patrick Francis and Alan Constable posed for photos, as the media caught a glimpse of what to expect at the 2013-14 NGV...Read More
Three artists in Melbourne Now!
We’re very excited – three Arts Project Australia artists will exhibit over 100 artworks as part of the NGV’s major summer exhibition, Melbourne Now. The exhibition launches Friday 22 November with an invtation-only VIP event at the NGV. Boris Cipusev, Alan Constable and Patrick Francis were selected by the NGV curatorial team to...Read More
Back to Back Art Attack
This Saturday 16 November from 12-4 PM Third Drawer Down’s graffiti tagged storefront in Fitzroy will host a barrage of art, music, drinks and all around frenzied grabbing. As part of the celebrations, Third Drawer Down is teaming with Arts Project Australia for a first ever Back to Back Art Attack event. This is an exciting and fun competition where...Read More
The opening: Peter Ben and Convergence
Peter Ben Solo and Convergence opened on Saturday to much acclaim and with such a gorgeous sunny Melbourne day, attracted a large crowd. Thanks to all who attended the opening and shared a glass of wine with us in the gallery. Here are just a few images of the exhibition...Read More
Coming up this Saturday: OPEN STOCKROOM
Peter Ben creates highly illustrative interpretations of invented worlds inhabitited by strange creatures. His paintings and drawings are influenced by science fiction themes and infused with a sharp humour. This open stockroom event co-incides with Ben’s first solo exhibition currently on at Arts Project Australia. Exhibition runs 12 October – 23...Read More
CATHY’S WONDROUS IMAGINARIUM
It’s the final days of Cathy Staughton’s Wondrous Imaginarium and if you haven’t seen the show you should. It is a fabulous rollercoaster of Cathy’s lived and imagined life from the past three decades. Curated by Dr Cheryl Daye and James McDonald, the exhibition is a survey of Cathy Staughton’s work over...Read More
I was born in Sydney, Australia and I moved to Melbourne where I have lived since 1992. I’ve been drawing ever since I was a pup. I was able to draw things in perfect detail even back then! I grew up reading comic strips written/drawn by Murray Ball, Jim Davis...Read More
A fabulous affair!
As expected, Saturday’s opening of Cathy Staughton‘s amazing retrospective Wondrous Imaginarium was a very colourful and festive affair. Arts Project’s gallery has been transformed into a wonderland of carnival sights and sounds from Cathy’s hugely successful and extensive artistic career. We would like to thank Catherine Bell, Senior Lecturer in...Read More
COMING UP: Cathy Staughton’s Wonderous Imaginarium
It’s an exciting time of year when we showcase one of our long-standing artists in a major survey exhibition, and Cathy Staughton’s Wondrous Imaginarium will not disappoint. Curated by Dr Cheryl Daye and James McDonald, the upcoming exhibition is a survey of Cathy Staughton’s work over more than 25 years. Focusing on autobiographical themes and...Read More
Ricky Swallow sits for a portrait!
Internationally acclaimed Australian artist Ricky Swallow visited Arts Project Australia this afternoon, managing to squeeze in a studio sitting and have his portrait painted by a number of our artists. Swallow returned to Australia briefly from his home in LA for his upcoming show at Darren Knight Gallery in Sydney, and accepted...Read More
Nocturne opens to much acclaim!
If you weren’t able to attend our opening on Saturday 13 July, you certainly missed a spectacular one! Curator, Kirrily Hammond, Curator – Collection, Monash Museum of Art, opened the show speaking about the “moments of whimsy and period of dark contemplation” of which the work selected for Nocturne does...Read More
Award Winner & Finalist!
Congratulations to Alan Constable on his Valley of the Arts Acquisitive Awards category win at the Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2013. We are thrilled with his achievement and that his artwork has been acquired for the Manningham Council art collection. Alan’s cameras are in high demand, having also recently been exhibited...Read More
Last Saturday the 1st of June Repeat. Restate…Reiterate & Kelvin Heffernan Solo was opened by VCA Assoc. Professor Dr Barbara Bolt. Assoc. Professor Dr Barbara Bolt Sandy Fernee and husband Rob Arts Project artist Jamie Dawes checking out the work with Carolyn and Loretta Chris O’Brien with his sold artwork Nicole...Read More
Kelvin Heffernan 1958 – 2013
Long-time studio artist Kelvin John Heffernan passed away peacefully on Friday 17th May surrounded, as he wished, by family and friends after a short battle with cancer. Commencing at Arts Project Australia in 1991, Kelvin’s artwork remained strong and consistent over his career. He was a dedicated artist who overcame...Read More
Neville Page visits our studio!
There was a buzz at Arts Project on the day that Neville Page was scheduled to visit. In particular the buzz emanated from our science fiction geeks – artists and staff! Neville is a designer, the Hollywood genius of science fiction legends like Avatar, Tron, Star Trek, Planet of the...Read More
SAM: The Drawing Wall Project
Arts Project artist Michael Camakaris finished his epic project “Bull Cows. No Bull” at the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM). In March 2013, he was invited to be a SAM Drawing Wall artist and he jumped at the opportunity, saying “I’m very excited to be invited to work on a large art...Read More
Appointment with the Video Doctor
Curated by Geoff Newton, of Neon Parc, Melbourne, Video Doctor opened at Arts Project Australia on Saturday. Guests were wowed by a huge selection of work by 13 Arts Project artists and International artists from Electronic Arts Intermix, New York. Only having just landed from a sojourn in Germany, Geoff...Read More
Alan Constable|Ten Cameras
How would a comb that cannot untangle hair look? You can make the object dangerous, humorous, useless, sinister. -Christina Ramberg. Alan Constable’s cameras are real ‘things’; they command constant attention from their audience and from their lucky owners. The resemblance of these sculptures to cameras is a starting point more than...Read More
Oh what a night!
Guests and suppporters wined and dined late into the evening, at our much anticipated fundraising event Dining With Art, presented as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Umbrella Event program. The night was a huge success, with guests immersing themselves in the art created by Arts Project Australia...Read More
The Makings of AT THE TABLE
I wear a few different hats – gallery assistant by day, food writer by night – which fuel my passions for food and art. I’m always drawn to the two things especially when put together and this inevitably is what led to the idea of gathering a collection of artworks...Read More
Who was at our Saturday opening
Last Saturday 9 February, our two latest art offerings ‘Anne Lynch Solo’ & ‘Walking the Line’ opened to resounding acclaim. Around 80 guests braved the heat to come along and see work by over 25 Arts Project artists. The photos taken on the day by Penelope Hunt highlight some of...Read More
Walking The Line
There is many an artwork gem to be located in the stockroom of Arts project, or perhaps a more accurate statement, a veritable plethora of jewels to be found. In this instance the ‘jewels’ I was looking for to put this show together have included works that feature line and...Read More
My Puppet, My Secret Self
“Puppets are ambassadors for our secret selves, lending voice to our inner lives, stories, memories and personal experiences. By making puppets we express our fantasies, frustrations, remember formative figures or just revel in a moment of plain hilarity.” My Puppet, my secret self, was a workshop-based project which took place at...Read More
ART I saw this week…
Last Thursday saw us accompanying Arts Project Artist Terry Williams to his exhibition at Craft. Magic Mountain presented itself as a series of mounds, painted and decorated, unveiling surprise treasures on entry into each of these plywood constructions. Curator Debbie Pryor explains these to be small representations of the idea of home....Read More
Artists First, Disability Second
For the past four years I have been responsible for running an organisation that specifically exists to support artists with intellectual disabilities, promoting their work and advocating for their inclusion within contemporary art practice. Arts Project Australia was established 38 years ago with the aim that the artwork of people...Read More
Magic Mountain @ Craft
Curated by Debbie Pryor and featuring Arts Project’s Terry Williams Magic Mountain is a group exhibition featuring work by Kylie Banyard, Sarah CrowEST, Georgia Perry and Terry Williams. Curated by Craft’s Debbie Pryor, Magic Mountain explores the notion of spacial and interior design, domestic decoration and the psychology behind creating personal or private space....Read More