2011

THE DRAWING WALL #5: VIV MILLER
Monday 1 August 2011 - Friday 28 October 2011

Shepparton Art Museum Commission

Shepparton Art Museum presents the fifth Drawing Wall commission, which continues the presentation of new and experimental artworks directly onto the Eastbank Foyer wall.
Viv Miller combines landscape painting with elements of abstraction. Digitised geometric forms cascade across the background as branches, clouds and rocks seep into the picture frame. The Drawing Wall will overflow with Miller's detailed drawings of nature co-existing within a digital backdrop.
ENTRIES CLOSING - INDIGENOUS CERAMIC ART AWARD
Thursday 14 July 2011 - Friday 26 August 2011

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For information on applications and exhibition dates please see the ICAA page.

SAM JINKS
Thursday 21 April 2011 - Sunday 15 May 2011

Shepparton Art Gallery Permanent Collection

Sam Jinks' hyper-real sculptures have been described as 'poignantly beautiful' as his works create a dialogue on both a technical and emotional level through a strong sensitivity to detail. Sculpted from clay, these heartbreakingly exquisite and mesmerising works are then moulded and cast in silicon. Additional materials such as fabric, human hair, composite marble and calcium carbonate are also incorporated into his current work. Jinks' works are irresistible in their striking resemblances to real life causing one to ponder larger universal ideas associated with life, death, and intimacy.

THE DRAWING WALL #4: RICHARD LEWER
Friday 8 April 2011 - Sunday 17 July 2011

Shepparton Art Gallery Commission

Richard Lewer will undertake the fourth artwork commission for The Drawing Wall. Coinciding with his exhibition in the gallery, Lewer's Drawing Wall project will capture the essence of the people and places of Shepparton.
ANNA KRISTENSEN - INDIAN CHAMBER
Monday 4 April 2011 - Sunday 15 May 2011
A year in the making, Anna Kristensen's 360 degree panoramic oil painting Indian Chamber is an immersive experience of epic proportions. Step inside a circular plywood room and view a beautifully detailed oil painting of the Jenolan Caves.
RICHARD LEWER
Monday 7 March 2011 - Sunday 15 May 2011
New Zealand born, Melbourne based artist, Richard Lewer will present a series of new works including a 7 metre long painting of his Last Will and Testament. Lewer's playful and irreverent paintings, drawings and video works explore subject matter relating to crime, sport, religion and the family.
MATTHEW GRIFFIN
Monday 7 March 2011 - Sunday 15 May 2011

Shepparton Art Gallery Collection

Matthew Griffin's Drum Throne & Geodesic Caveman Clubs is the most recent acquisition to the Art Gallery collection. Griffin's conceptual and sculptural practice explores an aesthetic bound to the absurd and the readymade. Drum Throne & Geodesic Caveman Clubs is a home-made drum kit complete with drumsticks and baseball bat covered with an organic crystalline matchstick structure.

THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE
Saturday 27 November 2010 - Sunday 6 February 2011

 

Structurally, and scientifically, there is no edge to the Universe. This exhibition explores the ‘edges' - the space separating objects and time - through artworks within and outside of the gallery collection. By linking art of the past and the present, The Edge of the Universe analyses how the collection exists within a larger cosmos of art making. While the Shepparton Art Gallery collection began in 1936 with a £50 grant from the state government and initially featured paintings and works on paper, it wasn't until the 1970s that the focus of the collection turned to Ceramics. The Edge of the Universe will expand in January to fill the whole first floor of the gallery.

 

Artists include Mike Brown, Stephen Benwell, Damiano Bertoli, Paul Boston, Stephen Bush, Aleks Danko, Dale Frank, Matthew Griffin, Nora Gurdon, Ronnie van Hout, Brendan Huntley, Susan Jacobs, Jess Johnson, Justine Khamara, Col Levy, Max Meldrum, John Perceval, Jeff Schmuki, Renee So, Arthur Streeton, Ricky Swallow, Darren Sylvester, Masato Takasaka, Danila Vassilieff, Angela Valamanesh, among others.

Curated by Danny Lacy.

Sidney Myer Fund ACA Australian Artist Commission: STEPHEN BENWELL
Saturday 27 November 2010 - Sunday 6 February 2011

Inspired by his numerous travels through Greece, celebrated Australian artist Stephen Benwell has completed a series of encased collections of objects, which take their form from trophies, urns, statues, shards and implements. The boxed collections make reference to Museum displays, the idea of a cased narrative of art history, and the at times comedic and haphazard spectacle of its presentation.

Sidney Myer Fund ACA International Artist Commission: ANNE WENZEL
Saturday 27 November 2010 - Sunday 6 February 2011

Anne Wenzel's new installation is a dark landscape characterised by a sense of baroque romanticism, and black appetite for catastrophized environments.  Wenzel has studied the effect of natural disasters upon various landscapes and also their represented imagery in the media. Inspired by this, the work highlights a certain beauty in the morbidity of what is an imagined natural world in ruin.

Sidney Myer Fund ACA Emerging Artist Commission: PAUL WOOD
Saturday 27 November 2010 - Sunday 6 February 2011

Paul Wood's commission for the 2010 Sidney Myer ACA is constructed from functional mass-produced porcelaneous domestic wares, from the fecundity of old sinks and toilet bowls to the discarded crockery of a long passed domestic life. Wood has reconfigured these objects that he has collected in opportunity shops, stacked them and melded them using multiple high temperature firings.

THE FRIENDS OF THE GALLERY ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Saturday 20 November 2010 - Sunday 9 January 2011

Every year the talents of the Friends of the Gallery are celebrated with a special group exhibition comprising painting, works on paper and sculpture. The exhibition will be held in the upstairs gallery.

THE DRAWING WALL: RY HASKINGS
Wednesday 13 October 2010 - Sunday 20 March 2011

Shepparton Art Gallery Commission

Shepparton Art Gallery presents the third artwork commission for The Drawing Wall, to be undertaken by Melbourne based artist, Ry Haskings. Located in the main foyer of the Eastbank Centre directly outside the entrance to the gallery, The Drawing Wall will distort with a three part symphony of painted colour and form. Angular geometric shapes, a gridded structure of coloured panels and a large diagonal streak of parallel lines will brightly fill the foyer wall.