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Alliance Francaise de Melbourne

51 Grey Street, St Kilda

(03) 9525 3463



YULENJ (Knowledge) Aboriginal Art Exhibition

February 4th to March 14th


The Alliance Française de Melbourne is delighted to partner with the Yalukit Wilum Ngargee St Kilda Festival once again to present YULENJ (Knowledge) an exhibition by two experienced Aboriginal artists living in Melbourne: Thomas Awang and Uncle Les Stanley.


2015 Alliance Française French Film Festival

March 4th – 22nd

Celebrating its 26th edition in 2015, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is a highly anticipated and extremely popular event on the Australian cultural calendar.

The annual festival is a collaboration between the Embassy of France in Australia and six Alliances Françaises around the country. It is not only the biggest film festival in Australia; it is also the biggest festival of French films outside of France.

Each year, it curates a selection of the best contemporary French films, including comedies, dramas, documentaries and much more. Blockbusters and independent films alike screen over six weeks in seven cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Brisbane, Byron Bay, and Perth. The festival also includes glamorous opening nights, Q&A’s and special events.


Brightspace Gallery

8 Martin Street, St Kilda News

(03) 9593 9366



Anderson Hunt

March 12th to April 2nd


Night Sky – Sculpture and Engravings


Malcolm Gartside

 March 12th to April 2nd



Jewish Museum of Australia

26 Alma Road, St Kilda

8534 3600



Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses

 November 20th 2014 to May 24th 2015


An exhibition of the Jewish Museum Vienna in cooperation with the Jewish Museum of Australia. Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses are setting foot in Australia for the very first time. Warhol’s famous portrait series of ten iconic 20th century Jewish figures will exhibit in all their screen printed brilliance in the Loti Smorgon Gallery at the Jewish Museum of Australia.


The series includes a dynamic mix of 20th century thinkers, scientists and artists including Sarah Bernhardt (actress), Louis Brandeis (judge), Martin Buber (philosopher), Albert Einstein  (physicist), Sigmund Freud (neurologist and founding father of psychoanalysis), George Gershwin (composer), Franz Kafka (writer), Golda Meir (4th Prime Minister of Israel), Gertrude Stein (writer) and The Marx Brothers (actors). The exhibition explores Warhol’s creation of the ‘celebrity’ image and his selection process behind his Jewish geniuses. It questions how Warhol depicted the public face of famous personalities, and how we receive the images of these famous Jewish figures today.



Warhol Now

 November 20th 2014 to May 24th 2015


A contemporary art response, Warhol Now, will accompany Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses in the Museum’s Dinah and Henry Krongold Family Gallery. A dynamic range of artists have been selected to respond to Warhol’s aesthetic and ideology, as well as investigate ideas of identity, fame and celebrity from a contemporary perspective.

The selected artists each responded very personally and very differently, creating an outcome that is both inspiring and diverse. Artists include Ilana Bellville, David Brook, Ede Horton, Shirley Groves-Klebaner, Lisa Krivitsky, Dr Vera Möller, Joseph Wiedenbaum.



The Gallery – St Kilda Town Hall

99A Carlisle St, St Kilda

(03) 9209 6777


Kate Just: The Furies

 February 25th to March 25th


The Furies exhibition will feature a series of photographs of diverse women in poses of self-defence produced as part of a Rupert Bunny Visual Arts Fellowship, awarded to Kate Just in 2013. The project responds to recent media coverage about women and violence and seeks to produce a counterpoint to ideas of women’s helplessness. The title The Furies refers to Greek goddesses of vengeance.



NGV International and NGV Australia

180 St Kilda Road and Federation Square, Melbourne

(03) 8620 2222



Express Yourself: Romance Was Born for Kids

October 17th 2014 to April 12th 2015


Children and their families can explore this vibrantly designed interactive exhibition featuring spectacular displays of art works, fashion and other surprises. Children are inspired to express themselves as they make accessories and drawings inspired by the world of Romance Was Born, and be immersed in specially developed multimedia environments.



The Sacred and the Profane – Challenges and Possibilities in Renaissance Art

December 6th 2014 to March 15th 2015


In the fifteenth century, the art, architecture, literature and science of ancient Greece and Rome were rediscovered, and inspired the complex and extraordinary cultural phenomenon that was Renaissance art. As ancient sculptures were unearthed in Italy, artists copied them in marble, in paint and on paper. At the same time, they revolutionised figure drawing by studying the anatomy and movement of bodies, and rendering them with unprecedented accuracy. The NGV’s Old Master paintings, drawings and prints in this exhibition show the diversity of approaches to the figure in art, including works by Albrecht Dürer, Annibale Carracci and Peter Paul Rubens.



Takahiro Iwasaki: Itsukushima Reflection Model

December 5th 2014 to April 6th 2015


Takahiro Iwasaki is recognized as one of Japan’s new generation of emerging young artists, who creates intricately detailed models that reinterpret contemporary cityscapes and iconic historic buildings. In recent years, his artworks have been featured in numerous international art fairs and major exhibitions, with sculptures from his reflection model series receiving the greatest attention. The reflection model series focuses on seven of Japan’s most sacred buildings that all have an intimate visual relationship with the reflections they cast in the water that surrounds them.


Alex Prager

November 14th 2014 to April 19th 2015


Alex Prager is an American photographer and film maker. In her elaborately conceived staged photographs, Prager openly references the aesthetics of mid-twentieth century American cinema and photography. Each of her lush colour images resembles a film still – entirely constructed and packed with emotion and human melodrama. In her film work she extends on her photographic practice, moving from the directorial mode in photography to directing an elaborately constructed film. Both aspects of her practice pair the banal and fantastic, the everyday and the theatrical, real life and cinematic representation in lush, richly coloured tableaux.


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