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Fireworks: Art and Design by Bright Young Things
Exhibition Dates: 18 February, 2017 to 19 March, 2017
Opening night: Friday, 17 February, 6pm to 8pm
Shortlisted artists in 2017
Kristie Anderson, Asena Aygun, Georgia Cachia, Veronica Di Mase, Caitlin Doody, Greta Egan, Jasmin Eljundi, Lana Erneste, Nicholas Frangos, Aria Giuliani, Zac Hancock, HuiJun Huang, Owen Humphrey, Hilary Leong, Sabine L'Eveille, Imogen Low, Georgia Lynch, Kevin Ma, Brendan Miller, Jordan Morrison, Rebecca Said, William Seit, Julia Sheedy, Luke Sikora, Estelle Sutherland, Kyriaki Theodorikakos, Lauren Thomson, Jennifer Tran, Abbey Williams.
About the award and exhibition
Fireworks is Moonee Valley’s annual art and design exhibition and award for VCE students who live in, or go to school in Moonee Valley.
Shortlisted applicants will have their work exhibited at the Incinerator Gallery with two major awards given on opening night including:
• The $500 Fireworks Art Award
• The $500 Fireworks Design Award
Another two awards will be awarded by the Mayor Cr. Andrea Surace, for excellence in art and design including:
• The $200 Mayoral Award for Excellence in Art
• The $200 Mayoral Award for Excellcence in Design
Information about applying for 2018 will be available after the exhibition.
Arc Eight - Vertice
James Tapscott explores the physiology of our perception with a new site specific installation, Arc Eight – Vertice.
This work comprises of a seemingly diminutive room extending into the Atrium Gallery from the external window.
Its finite dimensions bely the experience awaiting the viewer when they enter and find an infinite line of light that pierces the room’s vertical limits.
The Pho n Twenty Pie
Lahn U- Holroyd
Lahn U- Holroyd's family moved to Melbourne as refugees from Vietnam in 1979.
As an adult and a parent, the artist has come to understand the importance of embracing her parent's traditions whilst continuing to develop her own hybrid customs.
This exhibition investigates the artist's family history and her own contemporary life through still life paintings of the one thing that has always transcended cultural barriers - food.
Saturday 1 April - Sunday 19 May
Opening Night: Friday, 31 March, 6pm - 8pm
Artist & Curator Talk: Saturday, 6 May at 1pm
A New World
Hayden Fowler, Sam Leach, Andrew Mezei, Saffron Newey, Christopher Pease and Joan Ross
Landscape painting in Australian Art history, from its 18th Century colonial beginnings, has told the story of the European view to this continent, its Peoples and its unique flora and fauna.
The exhibition A New World explores uses of colonial imagery in contemporary art practices and suggests that in a post-colonial age of climate change and environmental uncertainty we have a whole new world to understand and explore.
Dialogue 3: Tensioned Structures
Christoph Dahlhausen and Michael Graeve
This third collaborative project by Christoph Dahlhausen and Michael Graeve investigates the tensions between line and area, light and sound, stillness and movement, moment and duration.
Purpose built scaffolding flows from the ground to the mezzanine of the Atrium Gallery and is marked with fluorescent lights and painted panels.
The installation also includes a multi-channel sound composition that further emphasises notions of tension and structure within the work.
60 years young
Essendon Camera Club
This group exhibition celebrates the Essendon Camera Club’s 60th anniversary and will feature a mix of genres and photographic styles created by some of its 130 members.
The Essendon Camera Club has a long-standing connection with the community of Moonee Valley, contributing to local festivals, activities and workshops in the area.
Saffron Newey, Versions of Now 2015 (detail), oil on canvas, 35cm x 54cm
Christoph Dahlhausen and Michael Graeve, Tensioned Structures (artist's impression) 2016 (detail), digital photographic montage, dimensions variable
Essendon Camera Club, Cape Schank Reserve