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Victor Gordon King Gallery
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.
Ian Potter Foundation Galleries
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!
PROJECT - Lydiard St window
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.
Mars Gallery, Timken Community Gallery, Victor Gordon King Gallery
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.
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.
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.
Lydiard St Projection Window
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 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.
Ian Potter Foundation Gallery
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.
Catherine Johnston’s sculptures comment on the contemporary human condition using repetition, scale and respect for the technical process.
Lydiard St Projection Window & Victor Gordon King Gallery
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 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.
See some recent additions to the Gallery collection.
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 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.
This city of the future has created by over 1200 children from local Ballarat schools working with seven local artists.
Lydiard Street Project Window
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.
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.
Gordon Victor King Gallery
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.
Timken Community Gallery
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.
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.
Ian Potter Foundaiton Gallery
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.
This little piggy... Fades to pink explores the taboos of motherhood and the strangely detached relationships that can develop out of convenience.
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.
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.
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