Past Exhibitions

Peter Aldrich: Dog

Saturday 10 December 2011 - Sunday 22 January 2012

Victor Gordon King Gallery

Admission: Free

With the title of his exhibition of new drawings, Dog, Peter Aldrich is referring to the Australian colloquial use of the word describing a man who is untrustworthy and unlikeable. These works on paper are informed by the growing influence of inappropriate and harmful masculine behaviour which is heavily promoted through irresponsible media sources.

Michael Shannon, Cairns

Michael Shannon: Australian Romantic Realist

Saturday 10 December 2011 - Sunday 12 February 2012

Ian Potter Foundation Galleries

Admission: Free

Michael Shannon is one of Australia’s most under-regarded major artists from the 1950s to the 1980s. Nearly twenty years after his passing, the Art Gallery of Ballarat presents a Shannon retrospective, giving visitors the opportunity to see works that merit comparison with those of his better known contemporaries. ENDS THIS SUNDAY!

Gordon Monro - Dissonant Particles - Project Window

Thursday 05 January 2012 - Friday 27 January 2012

PROJECT - Lydiard St window

Admission: Free

Pulsating disks of colour dance around the screen in some kind of mesmerising cosmic world. Dissonant Particlesis an abstract animation that describes a world of tone, its interaction and lifespan. It is a microcosm where particles are born, live, interact and die.

Next Gen 2012: VCE Art and Design

Saturday 28 January 2012 - Sunday 18 March 2012

Mars Gallery, Timken Community Gallery, Victor Gordon King Gallery

Admission: Free

Next Gen is an annual project of the Art Gallery of Ballarat which showcases a selection of the work of students from Ballarat and the region who have studied VCE art and design subjects the previous year.

Cecil Beaton's Coronation photograph

Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration

Saturday 25 February 2012 - Sunday 15 April 2012

Ian Potter Gallery

Admission: Adult $12, Concession $8, Child and Gallery Member Free

Celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee at the Art Gallery of Ballarat with an exhibition of vintage prints from London's V&A Museum taken by royal photographer, Sir Cecil Beaton.

Marion Manifold, L'ile des Epis, Strasborg, 2010, linocut and beads

Marion Manifold: Through the Notebook - Marie Antoinette

Saturday 24 March 2012 - Sunday 06 May 2012

Timken Gallery

Admission: Free

Victorian artist Marion Manifold has created printed works that have been richly beaded and/or embroidered, or painted, some with silk appliqué, based on research into places associated with Marie Antoinette’s life and era.

Jess MacNeil - The Swimmers

PROJECT - Jess MacNeil: The Swimmers

Thursday 29 March 2012 - Sunday 13 May 2012

Lydiard St Projection Window

Admission: Free

The swimmers is a serene and tranquil image of an ocean pool against an ocean backdrop endlessly looping in a continual rise and fall of waves. Played in slow motion it is a beautiful image that takes you to a cool and calm place, there is a sense of quiet contemplation.

Kerrie Leishman Terra Cumulus

Kerrie Leishman: The New Beauty?

Saturday 31 March 2012 - Sunday 13 May 2012

Mars Gallery

Admission: Free

Kerrie Leishman is inspired by wind turbines in the landscape, addressing the question of how an artist might create landscapes which incorporate these relatively new additions to the Australian countryside.

Ken Smith, In the light of history I, 2012

Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2012

Saturday 28 April 2012 - Sunday 24 June 2012

Ian Potter Foundation Gallery

Admission: Free

Some of Australia's finest artists have submitted works for the Rick Amor Drawing Prize, a $10,000 prize for small drawings at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

Cath Johnston

Cath Johnston: Missconceptions

Saturday 12 May 2012 - Sunday 24 June 2012

Timken Gallery

Admission: Free

Catherine Johnston’s sculptures comment on the contemporary human condition using repetition, scale and respect for the technical process.

Tracey Moffatt - Other

Tracey Moffatt: Other

Thursday 17 May 2012 - Sunday 01 July 2012

Lydiard St Projection Window & Victor Gordon King Gallery

Admission: Free

Other is the last in a series of works by video artist Tracey Moffatt using film collage, in which she creates a narrative by selecting clips from film that elicit poignant and insightful understandings of stereotypes and cultural attitudes.

Gareth Sansom - Trans-Trains II

Gareth Sansom: Alternative Persona

Saturday 19 May 2012 - Sunday 01 July 2012

Mars Gallery

Admission: Free

Gareth Sansom is a central figure in Australian art and his career spans nearly five decades. Much of his work is concerned with mortality, sexual identity and popular culture. Warning: Works in this exhibition may offend some visitors. Warning: Works in this exhibition may offend some visitors.

Petrus Spronk, Burning Fields

Recent Acquisitions: Ceramics and Works on Paper

Saturday 30 June 2012 - Sunday 29 July 2012

Potter Gallery

Admission: Free

See some recent additions to the Gallery collection.

Joan Jenkins A Golden Day Lake Burrumbeet

Ballarat Society of Artists: A Touch of Gold

Saturday 30 June 2012 - Sunday 29 July 2012

Timken Gallery

Admission: Free

The theme of gold is explored and interpreted in different ways by 80 members of the Ballarat Society of Artists - the gold rush, the gold of wildlife and nature, golden places, golden moments, golden objects, a splash of gold colour or just a picture framed in gold.

Bunjil's Nest

Bunjil's Nest

Sunday 01 July 2012 - Tuesday 31 July 2012

Williamson Gallery

Admission: Free

Bunjil's Nest is a collaborative sculpture created by local school students working with local Indigenous artists, reflecting traditional stories of the Wathaurung people and expressing their own ideas for sustainability.

ArtLink City

ArtLink City

Sunday 01 July 2012 - Thursday 05 July 2012

Gallery Annexe

Admission: Free

This city of the future has created by over 1200 children from local Ballarat schools working with seven local artists.

Havidol

Justine Cooper: Havidol

Thursday 05 July 2012 - Sunday 19 August 2012

Lydiard Street Project Window

Admission: Free

This satirical work is part of a project by Justine Cooper investigating the intersections between culture, science and medicine in which she uses the form of a marketing campaign to examine tactics used by the drug companies to sell prescription medications.

Marion East and Lars Stenberg: Aurora

Saturday 07 July 2012 - Sunday 05 August 2012

Mars Gallery

Admission: Free

Two painters respond to the central Victorian landscape with different approaches but sharing a love of the unique light and patterns of the environment of region.

Ron Quick, Aspara 3

Ron Quick: Seeking Nirvana

Saturday 07 July 2012 - Sunday 16 September 2012

Gordon Victor King Gallery

Admission: Free

Seeking Nirvana explores two forms of human movement: the still moment within a dynamic vigorous dance and the moment where body weight is transferred while walking. Both represent a momentary state of equilibrium which simultaneously anticipates a dynamic tension.

Marlene Gilson, Wathaurung Gathering Mount Egerton 2012

Marlene and Deanne Gilson

Saturday 04 August 2012 - Sunday 09 September 2012

Timken Community Gallery

Admission: Free

Marlene and Deanne Gilson are descendants of the Wathaurung (Wadawurrung) people and Traditional Owners. The Mother and Daughter exhibition is a celebration of their culture and explores Aboriginal myths and the visual documentation of the artefact.

Gypsy Pennefeather - Washing Work

Gypsy Pennefeather: Joyful Harmony - yorokobi chouwa

Saturday 11 August 2012 - Sunday 09 September 2012

Mars Gallery

Admission: Free

This exhibition explores aspects of Japanese daily life in a series of painted photographs in a technique invented by the artist, drawing on her love of Japanese wood block prints, Ukiyo-e, but using contemporary materials.

Djarrapung rarrk (Monsoonal Cloud design)

Ancestral Power and the Aesthetic

Saturday 11 August 2012 - Sunday 16 September 2012

Ian Potter Foundaiton Gallery

Admission: Free

This unique exhibition developed by Museum Victoria features some of the finest and earliest bark paintings in existence from the collection of Professor Donald Thomson.

Catherine E. Bell

Catherine E Bell - This Little Piggy...Fades to Pink

Thursday 23 August 2012 - Sunday 07 October 2012

Lydiard Street Project Window

Admission: Free

This little piggy... Fades to pink explores the taboos of motherhood and the strangely detached relationships that can develop out of convenience.

Telopea speciosissima

Capturing Flora: 300 years of Australian botanical art

Tuesday 25 September 2012 - Sunday 02 December 2012

Admission: $12, Conc. $8, Gallery Member/Children Free

This remarkable exhibition celebrates our continent’s amazing and diverse flora and the ways Australian plants have been recorded, interpreted and popularised by botanical artists from William Dampier and the early explorers to the present day.

Spring Carnival: Hats and Horses

Saturday 06 October 2012 - Sunday 02 December 2012

Gordon Victor King Gallery

Admission: Free

Vintage hats by milliners Thomas Harrison and Ann Austin and contemporary creations by local milliner Cecily Davis come together with drawings and paintings of racehorses by well-known Australian artists in a celebration of the Spring racing season.