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standing still; looking back, looking forward


Opening night: Friday, 1 June, 6pm to 8pm (all welcome)

Exhibition dates: June 2 to July 29 2018

Artist and curator talks: Saturday 2 June, 2pm

Dean Cross, Brad Darkson, Amala Groom & Nicole Monks, Ashley Perry and Katie West. Curated by Jessica Clark.

standing still; looking back, looking forward celebrates First Nations identities today, yesterday and tomorrow. Featuring new works by Dean Cross, Brad Darkson, Amala Groom & Nicole Monks, Ashley Perry and Katie West, this exhibition is a testimony to the non-prescription of the Aboriginal experience, asserting the complexities of navigating culture and sovereign knowledge through a range of interdisciplinary ideas, methods and media.

The selected artists offer new perspectives on Aboriginality that intersect and celebrate non-linear concepts of time, the continuing practice of culture, and self-determination in a contemporary urban context. The works in standing still; looking back, looking forward, collectively highlight the plurality of life across and between the multiples in cultures – promoting and provoking knowledges and understandings of the diaspora of Aboriginality as a contemporary experience.

Image: Amala Groom & Nicole Monks, momentous (detail), 2018, single channel video with audio, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artists.

Printing as Process


Exhibition opening night: Friday 10 August, 6 - 8pm (all welcome)

Exhibition dates: 11 August – 30 September 

Printmaking studio visit: Saturday 25 August, 2pm 

Printing as Process explores the collaborative nature of art production in the printmaking studio. Featuring works created in collaboration with over 50 artists from across Australia, this exhibition reasserts the idea that art production can be a social enterprise.

Participating master printmakers and print studios are Editions Tremblay (QLD), Larry Rawling Print Workshop (VIC), Megalo Print Studio and Gallery (ACT), Lancaster Press (VIC) and Sunshine Print Art Space (VIC).

Image credit: Glen Mackie, Kawai (The Black Dogai) 2011, vinylcut (ed. 35), 100 x 132cm. Printed by Editions Tremblay, Cairns.

Exhibitions at the Atrium

The Patterns of Displacement


Exhibition dates: 2 June – 29 July

Rushdi Anwar

The Patterns of Displacement was made in collaboration with students in a refugee camp in Kurdistan/Iraq. It questions ideas about individuality and communality in the context of current global refugee crises.

Image credit: Rushdi Anwar, The Notion of Place and Displacement, 2017, mixed media

The eyes that saw her were closed 


Exhibition dates: 11 August – 30 September

Tracey Lamb

The eyes that saw her were closed is an installation referencing the architectural drawings of Marion Mahony Griffin who was the architect and co-designer of the Essendon Incinerator, now the Incinerator Gallery, alongside Walter Burley Griffin. 

The work aims to highlight the importance of her work within their collaborative practice.

Image credit: Tracey Lamb, Tenuous Connections, 2017 welded steel, concrete, paint

Exhibitions at Boadle Hall Community Gallery

Calligraphic Media 


Hugh Davies and Yoko Nakazawa

Exhibition dates: 2 June – 15 July

The works in Calligraphic Media combine the beauty of traditional calligraphy with the design of electronic devices. The exhibition reflects on the cross-cultural industrial collaboration in which products designed in Europe and the United States are made in North Asia.

Image credit: Hugh Davis and Yoko Nakazawa, Necrophone, 2016, door videophone with Japanese calligraphy.

One World


John Barcham

Exhibition dates: 11 August – 16 September

One World is an exhibition of works inspired by global travel and adventure. 

Through his extensive travel, artist John Barcham documented the beauty and intimacy of lives and places that are both extraordinary and familiar, which has been translated through his works. 

Image credit: John Barcham, Lonesome Road Folk Coffee Lounge, Ballarat Road, Maidstone, 2014, oil on canvas, 100 x 150cm (detail)

Offsite exhibition projects


The Billboard Project, Niddrie is a series of large format photographic billboards that create unexpected public galleries in and around the Keilor Road Shops in Niddrie.

The locations can be discovered around Wallace Mall, and they connect to the billboard in the front garden of the Incinerator Gallery.

These public sites feature changing exhibitions by some of Melbourne's best contemporary artists. Elvis Richardson, Clare Rae, Zoe Croggon, Petrina Hicks, Mike Read, Genevieve Grieves, Dianne Jones, James Voller and Steven Rhall have all exhibited in these spaces.

The Clocktower Gallery


Josh Simpson
Out of Sight
Wednesday 27 June – Wednesday 29 August

“The only true paradise is a paradise that we have lost.” -Marcel Proust

The travel experience promises adventure, growth and authenticity; a journey into the unknown. Yet, in our highly connected global environment, experiences often become the product of spectacle, the mediated image and desire.

Shaped by exotic tropes and clichés Out of Sight presents a dark and seductive paradise that is both arresting and unsettling. The work examines ‘exoticised place’ (often portrayed through social media, tourism and film) teasing the space between authentic and inauthentic, masking and mocking notions of paradise. In the work, tropical motifs are layered and fractured just beyond our grasp; digital auroras emerge from silhouetted skylines; and melancholy figures sit idly, obscured by landscapes and mask-like motifs.

Out of Sight invites contemplation of contemporary experience asking the viewer to examine their own worldly encounters. If we encounter the world, in favour of controlling an image, we create a place that is out of reach and out of sight.


The Clocktower Cafe Gallery features a changing selection of paintings, drawings, prints and other two dimensional media, created by early career artists from the local community.

The gallery is offered free of charge and exhibitions are programmed based on availability. some of the artists included in this years program include: Lauren O'Meara, Mohamed Abumeis, Josh Simpson and Bruno Pasqualini.


750 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds.

For availability please email incinerator@mvcc.vic.gov.au or call on 8325 1750.

Image: Bruno Pasqualini,Floating Worlds, 2017

Crown Street Stables and Beyond


In 2018 the Incinerator Gallery will present off-site exhibitions in a range of spaces across Moonee Valley in council-owned facilities.

Starting at the Crown Street Stables cafe space, Incinerator staff will curate a display of works from Moonee Valley's art collection.

The new exhibition program is an opportunity to liven up new spaces with ever changing artwork throughout Moonee Valley, and it is also an opportunity for the community to engage with visual art in new and maybe even surprising encounters.


40 Crown St, Flemington

For availability please email incinerator@mvcc.vic.gov.au or call on 8325 1750.

Last updated: Thursday, 19 July 2018, 9:17 PM