Gallery talks, concerts and other events

Art Insight 23 April - Patricia Macdonald

Wednesday 23 April 2014 - Wednesday 23 April 2014  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

McCain Annexe

Admission: Free

Freelance art curator Patricia Tryon Macdonald has been responsible for major exhibition exploring aspects of Australian history and culture. Together with Associate Professor Alison Inglis, she is one of the curators of the exhibition For Auld Lang Syne. In this talk she discusses how aspects of her career have informed the experience of mounting this major exhibition.

Last Sunday in April Concert - Sing Australia

Sunday 27 April 2014 - Sunday 27 April 2014  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Oddie Gallery

Admission: Free but donations to the Gallery Womens Association appreciated

To celebrate the exhibition For Auld Lang Syne, the Sing Australia Choir will present ‘Scots Wha’ Hae’, a program of Scottish favourites. Conductor Marilyn Kent, accompanist and arranger Deirdre Foyster.

Loop City

Saturday 03 May 2014 - Saturday 03 May 2014  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Oddie Gallery

Admission: Adult $25 Concession, Member $20. Early bird price $15 all tickets - ends 30 April

Two poets and a violinist try to figure out why they where they do, suggesting ways to find a unique path through your own city. This serious, bitter sweet and funny poetry and music event got rave reviews at Fed Square - it is a collaboration between Melbourne poets Amanda Anastasi and Steve Smart, contemporary classical composer Yvette Audain and Melbourne Symphony violinist Sarah Curro, who also performs a solo violin set featuring works by Aronowicz, MacInnes and Rogan. Event includes album launch. Occasional coarse language. Tickets from the Gallery or buy online.

Art Insight 7 May - Martin King

Wednesday 07 May 2014 - Wednesday 07 May 2014  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lecture Theatre, Old Courhouse Building, Federation University Art Academy, Camp Street

Admission: Free

Martin King is the senior printer at the Australian Print Workshop. His recent work explores the relationship between the landscapes and its inhabitants through print and animation.

Radio Drama - Live!

Saturday 10 May 2014 - Sunday 11 May 2014  11:00 PM - 4:00 PM

McCain Annexe

Admission: Donation to the Gallery's Adopt an Artwork program

Until the advent of television, radio plays were one of the most popular forms of entertainment in Australian homes. Local actors from Ballarat National Theatre perform an authentic period radio drama with live sound effects. Sessions att 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Art Insight 14 May - Nicholas Jones

Wednesday 14 May 2014 - Wednesday 14 May 2014  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Admission: Free

Nicholas Jones is a book sculptor whose work is held in many public and private collections in Australia. He will be working on a project with the Federation University Arts Academy as part of the 2014 Clunes Booktown festival.

A Sketch at the Caledonian Ball (detail) 1886, published in The Australasian Sketcher, wood engraving, State Library of Victoria

Association Ceilidh

Saturday 17 May 2014 - Saturday 17 May 2014  7:15 PM - 10:30 PM

Ballaarat Mechanics Institute

Admission: $30 includes band, entertainment and light supper

Kick up your heels at the Association Ceilidh - a traditional Scottish dance and party to celebrate the exhibition For Auld Lang Syne. Bring and friends and have fun with some easy country dances, accompanied by David South and his Scottish Band. Entertainment through the evening, including a demonstration of Highland dancing. BYO nibbles, drinks at bar prices. Buy tickets now online or at the Gallery or Mechanics Institute.

Piano for Pleasure May Concert

Sunday 18 May 2014 -   2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Oddie Gallery

Admission: Free but donations to the Gallery Piano Fund appreciated

Students of local teacher Bron Sozanski

Art Insight 21 May - Stephen Banham

Wednesday 21 May 2014 - Wednesday 21 May 2014  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Admission: Free

Stephen Banham examines the relationship between typography and geography. His book titled ‘Characters: Revealing cultural stories through typography’ examines the cultural significance of typography and signage with a focus on Melbourne.

The Con to Kabul - May Concert

Saturday 24 May 2014 - Saturday 24 May 2014  2 PM - 3:30 PM

Oddie Gallery

Admission: Admission by donation to the Afghan Youth Orchestra

An afternoon of solo works that aims to showcase the talent of Victoria's up and coming musicians from the University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and the Victorian College of the Arts, raising money for the Afghan Youth Orchestra, the first orchestra founded in Afghanistan for over 30 years, which it is hoped will be a training ground for an Afghan National Orchestra. Due to the tight budget and limited resources provided to the however, these students need help.

Australian String Quartet: Speechless

Wednesday 28 May 2014 - Wednesday 28 May 2014  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Oddie Gallery

Admission: Adult $35, Concession and Member $30, Student $15

With a rich history spanning 28 years, the Australian String Quartet has established a strong national profile as an Australian chamber music group of excellence performing at the highest international level. In this concert they perform three works, all which in some way are ‘songs without words’ - Peter Lichtental's wordless pristne string quartet masterwork, distilling Mozart's magnificent Requiem. Berg's Lyric Suite and Schubert's frantically scurrying and carefree singing Quartettsatz.Tickets from the Gallery or online.

Last Sunday in May Concert-The Graduates Return

Sunday 25 May 2014 - Sunday 25 May 2014  2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Oddie Gallery

Admission: Free but donations to the Gallery Womens Association appreciated

Recent graduates from the Music Theatre course at Federation University Arts Academy showcase their entertaining skills by presenting a program of music theatre songs, including selections from Brigadoon, in honour of the exhibition For Auld Lang Syne. Accompanist Wendy Rechenberg.

Art Insight 28 May - Penny Byrne

Wednesday 28 May 2014 - Wednesday 28 May 2014  12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Admission: Free

Penny Byrne is a visual artist who uses vintage porcelain figurines and other found objects to create artworks that wield a powerful political message, exploring issues concerning the environment, pop culture and global politics.

Seraphim Trio: Fairy Tales

Wednesday 06 August 2014 - Wednesday 06 August 2014  7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Oddie Gallery

Admission: Adult $35, Concession and Member $30, Student $15

In this concert of fantasy and fairy tales, Seraphim Trio performs Dvorak's dramatic Piano Trio No. 3 alongside an enchanting fairy tale by Janacek. The trio premieres a new arrangement of Ravel's Ma mere l'oye by brilliant Melbourne composer Benjamin Martin, interspersed with the Peter Goldsworthy's witty and incisive Meditations on Mother Goose. Buy tickets from the Gallery desk or online.