Exhibitions

Our gallery program features regular curated survey and thematic exhibitions, including the works of established and emerging contemporary Australian artists and a series of dynamic public programs for children and adults. The gallery program also includes hire exhibitions by local artists, schools and community groups.

Confined 13
Presented by The Torch

5 May to 5 June

Presented by The Torch, Confined 13 includes artworks by Indigenous artists currently in or recently released from prisons in Victoria.

Featuring more than 400 artworks from 350 artists, Confined 13 creates a strong visual metaphor for the over-representation of Indigenous Australians in the criminal justice system.

In 2022, Confined 13 will coincide with National Reconciliation Week with a program of events celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.

Frog Tiddalick
Flick Chafer-Smith (Ngarrindjeri people) | Tiddalick, 2022 | acrylic on canvas, 90 x 118 cm | Courtesy of the artist

Artifacts
Denise Honan

Gallery Annexe
5 May to 5 June

Artifacts feature a body of work by artist Denise Honan, conceived and informed by recent COVID lockdowns.

The works incorporate the use of recycling and the upscaling of older work by the artist. The resultant pieces reference comfort food, a source of solace for the artist during a time of challenging uncertainty.

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Denise Honan | Shanks, 2021 | pewter | Courtesy of the artist

 

UNEARTHED

An immersive digital installation presented by PluginHUMAN

9 June to 10 July 2022

Inspired by the wild spaces that exist within and around us, UNEARTHED is an immersive experience that will captivate audiences of all ages. 

Immersive lighting, 3D projection mapping and sound technology combine to create a space for audiences to access a microverse — a parallel universe and digital landscape, explored via their smartphones.

Featuring contemporary re-workings of images of First Nations shields, enlarged images taken under microscopes, and a soundscape fusing spoken word, electronic music and local stories — the installation surrounds audiences for an experience like no other. 

This innovative collaboration brings together local artists PluginHUMAN, Yorta Yorta artist Lorraine Brigdale and Mumbai-based new media artist Akshat Nauriyal.