Vinyard Art Directory – November

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Brightspace
8 Martin Street, St Kilda
(03) 9593 9366
www.brightspace.com.au

 

Punk Journey St Kilda + Beyond

November 19th – 23rd

‘Punk Journey: St Kilda + Beyond’ is an exciting Punk exhibition and series of special Punk events that focus on St Kilda as the epicentre of the Melbourne Punk scene 1977-1987, as well as a celebration of contemporary Melbourne Punk 2004-2007. An audio visual menagerie combined with authentic Punk artefacts, photos and historical information will help to create a high calibre exhibition that reflects the counter-culture and anti-establishment imagery of Melbourne Punk. This project has been supported by the City of Port Phillip through the Cultural Development Fund.
Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts
26 Acland Street, St Kilda
9534 0099
www.lindenarts.org/exhibitions/2014

 

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra: Intimate Quintets

November 22nd

The true meaning of chamber music will be brought to life for an intimate event with members of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra’s Australian Octet who will perform quintets of Brahms and Mozart in the gallery space at Linden, surrounded by entries from the 2014 Postcard Show.

 

The Gallery
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda
9209 6777
www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/the_gallery.htm

 

Mary Peacock: The Mapping Project (Room 1)

November 19th to December 16th

Fields has proliferated through the accumulation of different modes of observing and recording the landscape of Veg Out Community Gardens in St Kilda. The scope of the work includes a large wall drawing comprising dried specimens from the garden and a large ongoing series of left handed, responsive, drawings in pencil and watercolour.
Sharon Flanagan: Sensory Deception (Rooms 2 & 3)
November 19th to December 16th
Emerging from the artist’s experience with visual loss, this exhibition creates an insular sensory experience through the negotiation of beautiful, yet challenging landscapes.

 

Jewish Museum of Australia

26 Alma Road, St Kilda
8534 3600
www.jewishmuseum.com.au

 

Andy Warhol’s Jewish Geniuses

November 20th 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 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.

 

Mars Gallery

7 James Street, Windsor
(03) 9521 7517
www.marsgalley.com.au

Tricky Walsh: Star Stuff

November 25th to December 20th

Tricky Walsh is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice is concerned with the integration of mysticism with scientific reasoning.
Her work, which is architectural in nature and broadly spatial in practice, utilises the construction of concepts and devices which allow for the development of both physical and philosophical systems of discovery and invention. She is represented by Bett Gallery in Tasmania, and MARS Gallery in Melbourne, and has been the recipient of Australia Council and Arts Tasmania funding, and in 2009 won the Hobart Art prize for her sculpture The Wasp project. She works collaboratively with artist Mish Meijers on numerous projects, while both maintaining rigorous solo practices.

 

Brendan Lee: The Great Divide

November 25th to December 20th
NGV International and NGV Australia
180 St Kilda Road and Federation Square, Melbourne
(03) 8620 2222
www.ngv.vic.gov.au

 

The Instrument Builders Project – Collaborations in Sound by Indonesian and Australian Artists

November 1st to November 23rd

NGV Studio hosts the first Australian iteration of The Instrument Builders Project (IBP), an experimental collaborative project between Australian and Indonesian artists and musicians curated by Kristi Monfries and Joel Stern.

The first two iterations of the IBP were held in Yogyakarta in June 2013 and March 2014. The IBPsets up a shared workshop space, with elements of studio and gallery, in which artists conceptualise, build, perform and exhibit new works together over a period of 4 weeks, with scheduled public programs (concerts, exhibitions, workshops and talks) punctuating periods of experimental ‘free time’.

The works created through the IBP draw on both traditional craft-based and avant-garde approaches and technologies, incorporating practises including (but not limited to) experimental music, sound sculpture, installation, conceptual and instructional work and performance art.

 

David Shrigley: Life and Life Drawing

November 14th to March 1st

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.

 

Emily Floyd: The Dawn

November 21st to March 1st

Emily Floyd: The Dawn is a survey exhibition of the work of Melbourne based artist Emily Floyd. The exhibition will feature keynote works dating from 2001 to 2014 including major installations, lesser-known early works and a newly commissioned kid’s project based on Feminist activism from the 1970s and 80s. Working in sculpture, installation, printmaking and public art, Floyd is renowned for her text-based sculptures and pedagogically-inspired works which combine formal concerns with an interest in the legacies of modernism. Her work engages a wide range of disciplines and endeavours including public art and social activism, design and typography, literature and cultural studies, community participation and public education, and various political ideologies. Drawing parallels between educational models and contemporary art, Floyd’s bold and seductive colourful works generate spaces for social engagement and interaction whilst provoking discussions about contemporary social, cultural and political ideas.

 

Alex Prager

November 14th 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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