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Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts

26 Acland St, St Kilda

(03) 9534 0099

www.lindenarts.org

 

Marian Drew – Conceits

December 19th 2014 to February 22nd 2015

In this solo exhibition Marian Drew’s exquisite photographs and small sculptures raise questions about the value we as Australians place on our unique natural environment.

 

Alex Seton – Last Resort

January 6th to February 22nd

In association with McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, Linden presents a solo exhibition of Alex Seton’s monumental marble sculptures. The works in this exhibition explore Australia’s response to migration.

 

Create Your Own Still Life

December 19th 2014 to February 22nd 2015

In response to the still life photographs of Marian Drew, create your own still life tableaux by arranging props and elements typical of those used by 17th Century still life painters. An easel and drawing materials are available and visitors are invited to share photos of their creations via Instagram with the tag #LindenStillLife.

 

Alliance Francaise de Melbourne – Eildon Gallery

51 Grey Street, St Kilda

(03) 9525 3463

www.afmelbourne.com.au

 

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.

 

Jewish Museum of Australia

26 Alma Road, St Kilda

8534 3600

www.jewishmuseum.com.au

 

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

www.portphillip.vic.gov.au

 

The Torch Project: CONFINED 6

January 21st to February 18th

In its sixth year, CONFINED features contemporary works by Indigenous artists currently in, or recently released from a Victoria prison and is a key feature of the Yalukit Wilum Ngargee festival. Begun as a COPP initiative, CONFINED presents an opportunity for Indigenous offenders to connect with the community and promote the practice of culture in rehabilitation.

 

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

www.ngv.vic.gov.au

 

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.

 

MAMBO – 30 years of shelf-indulgence

December 6th 2014 to February 22nd 2015

Mambo: 30 years of shelf-indulgence presents all the ideas, key elements and oddities that have made it one of Australia’s most memorable brands. The exhibition sees NGV Studio housing the largest collection of Mambo works ever assembled, ranging from way back in 1984 to the present day, including original artworks, developmental works (some never seen before) and a retrospective of the most-loved pieces produced during its history.

 

David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing

November 14th 2014 to March 1st 2015

In the summer of 2014 – 15, NGV presents David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing, a comprehensive exhibition – his first major survey in Australia – of new and recent work by the internationally renowned Glasgow-based artist. Shrigley has developed a cult following for his stripped back, darkly humourous and deliberately crude drawings that explore existential dramas, human dysfunction and anxiety.

David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing encompasses drawings, paintings, sculpture, animated videos, artist books, and a major new commission for NGV International’s Waterwall titled General Store. The artist’s omnipresent sense of humour lies at the heart of these works, which are manifest in tragicomic narratives that reflect on the banality and absurdity of everyday life and objects.

 

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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