BROCK Q PIPER GALLERY OPENING
7th FEB, 7pm // Melbourne Studio of Art, Elsternwick
As part of SOUTH SPACE 18, Australian contemporary artist Brock Q Piper will unveil his new exhibition at Melbourne Studio of Art.
His works of large-scale, modern Australian abstraction are, as he puts it, "a glimpse into a fractured conundrum, a looking glass poised between exile and entitlement".
"I enjoy provoking movement from static, awkwardly placed figuration in the depiction of time and space. A visual diary of encrypted language played out in the corrugations of brushstrokes. I look to find balance in composition and colour vibrations, allowing the work to evolve in a fluid way, rather than being confined by a final concept" - Brock Q. Piper - Artist
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FLEDGELING GALLERY OPENING /// SOC ART #5
8th FEB, 7:30pm-11pm // TODDY, Elsternwick
As part of SOUTH SPACE 18, fledgeling magazine is curating an exhibition featuring works from some of their contributors.
fledgeling is an art magazine that features the work women, non-binary people, people of colour and queer folk exclusively.
hotel fifteen love (solo) will also be performing at the exhibition opening.
$5 beer and wine
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ANNA BLATMAN OPEN GALLERY AND WINE TASTING
8th FEB, 6:30pm-8:30pm // Anna Blatman Gallery, Elsternwick
As part of SOUTH SPACE 18, Anna Blatman is opening up her studio for an night of moseying, painting and wine tasting.
The art that Anna has been producing in her Elsternwick studio for the last twenty years has found its way into countless homes, businesses and stores throughout the local area and abroad.
For SOUTH SPACE 18, Anna has started a collaborative artwork that will be finished on the night of the Open Studio by people who walk through the door. This is your opportunity to contribute to Anna Blatman's next work - make your mark!
The family winery, Iron Pot Creek, will also be at the Open Studio offering up glasses of their incredible Athol Shiraz.
Iron Pot Creek has been producing bespoke wine for ten years. The whole family works the harvest every year, and drives back to Melbourne in cars overflowing with bottles of their own wine.
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THE VIVID VERNACULAR COSMOPOLITANS /// VARUNA KANAGASUNDARAM
24th JAN - 11 FEB, 10am–5pm (Mon-Fri), 1pm-5pm (Sat-Sun) // Glen Eira Gallery, Elsternwick
Dispersion of people from their homeland and separation from their cultural connections brings a rich narrative that takes into account the journey and the experience of the migrant.
This exhibition comprises the practical component of Varuni Kanagasundaram’s PhD research at the School of Art, RMIT University. The ceramic installation captures the convergence of cultural traditions of women from the Indian subcontinent, and the landscape of those that inhabit boundaries of traditions as markings of textile and vivid pigments in clay.
SNAPSHOT: WORKS FROM THE COUNCIL'S ART COLLECTION
24 JAN–11 FEB 2018, 10am–5pm (Mon-Fri), 1pm-5pm (Sat-Sun) // Glen Eira City Gallery, Elsternwick
This exhibition reflects the diverse collecting themes that have shaped Glen Eira City Council’s art collection since 1975. It includes suburban themes that reflect resident’s lifestyles; the work of significant Australian artists; works by members of the Boyd family who lived and worked in Murrumbeena; and works of quality by local artists.
Curated by Diane Soumilas, this exhibition features new acquisitions, including a major painting by Eleanor Hart recently donated to Council’s art collection by the artist and photographs of local domestic interiors by Linda Wachtel commissioned by Council in 2017. Works by Fred Williams, Arthur Boyd, Brett Whiteley, Howard Arkley, George Johnston, Ponch Hawkes, Wolfgang Sievers, Erica McGilchrist and Jane Burton are also included in the exhibition.
Curator’s floor talk
Friday 9 February at 12.30pm
Join Gallery Curator Diane Soumilas for an engaging talk about the diverse collecting themes that have shaped Council’s art collection.