Exhibitions

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The Incinerator Gallery hosts an exciting and diverse program of exhibitions year round. 

There are three unique gallery spaces within the Incinerator including the Main Gallery, the Atrium and Boadle Hall Community Gallery.

In 2019 there will be even more opportunities for the community to engage with visual arts with a variety of exhibitions and events that will take place across the neighbourhoods of Moonee Valley.

The Incinerator Gallery is open during exhibitions from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 4pm, except public holidays. 

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Fireworks 2019

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Opening night: Friday, 1 March, 6pm–8pm
Exhibition dates: Tuesday, 26 February to Sunday, 24 March 

Shortlisted Artists in 2019:

Olga Alexandrou, Gabriel Atienza, Sarah Barrett, Luke Bushnell, Tristan Chan, Yinglin Chen, Tess Chiera, Michael Chow, Natalie Cierpisz, Alannah Cutajar, Liefke Davey, Wendy Davies, Kathryn Dellaportas, Cori Emmolo, Isabella Iliovski, Elaine Irons, Hannah Johansson, Alexandra Tenuta, Raelee McNab, Tiana Monteleone, Jessica Nguyen, Alicia Papadopoulos, Benjamin Roberts, Moira Rodriguez, Jerval Sassine, Gabrielle Saundry, Olivia Siracusa, Mardi Sutherland, Alexander LoMoro, Jennifer Tran, Minh Tran, Robert Vasil, Nicole Yan

Fireworks is Moonee Valley’s annual art and design exhibition and award for VCE students who live, work, or study in Moonee Valley.

Award winners 2019

The $500 Fireworks Art Award: Olga Alexandrou, Entropy, 2018, oil on cotton, wood, nails (Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School)

“Even in painting, one lives the perennial human anxiety of exorcising death with a visual intensification of the objects and figures of everyday life, that somewhat extends life to the indefinite. You can paint it... to fix the decay... embalm the moment of full or late splendour that just precedes the annihilation.”
Luciano Anelli

With this quote in mind I have considered the fear of losing loved ones. A dread which concerns us all. This painting has been created to celebrate someone close to me. Not only providing an opportunity to improve my skills, but also proving my capacity to release something important to me by then destroying it.

The $500 Fireworks Design Award: Jennifer Tran, Incarnate, 2018, digital animation, digital print, foamboard (Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School)

My client Incarnate is an indie brand, known for their high quality makeup and fragrance products. They requested a design for a perfume bottle that reflects the dark oriental-floral scent of their new fragrance. My final design is visually captivating and will appeal to their target demographic of women aged 18 to 28 years with mid to higher socio-economic levels.

The $200 Mayoral Award for Excellence in Art: Elaine Irons, Caricouture, 2018, lace, beads, satin, faux fur on silk dupion (St Columba's College Essendon)

This garment explores the idea that contemporary high fashion has become a caricature of style. The coat represents the expressive and attention grabbing qualities created through the exaggerated embellishments and features designers use to be noticed and succeed in the contemporary world of fashion.

The $200 Mayoral Award for Excellence in Design: Alexander LoMoro, Charles, 2018, wood, foam core, paper, stainless steel, acrylic paint, LCD display, ABS plastic (Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School)

The idea behind this product 'Charles' was to capitalise on the benefits of keyless entry while simplifying the process of logging attendance of staff and students in the school. This design accompanied the working software for the product. I created an enclosure that would not only be functional but be stylish to appeal to potential buyers who may purchase the system on their building.

A final award will be awarded to one recipient, voted by the public:

  • The People’s Choice Award $200 art supplies voucher

Without Fail

Without Fail

Tully Arnot, Dord Burrough, Chris Dolman, Matthew Harris, Kate Mitchell, Danielle Reynolds and Tania Smith

Opening: Friday, 5 April, 6pm–8pm
Exhibition dates: Tuesday, 2 April – Sunday, 19 May

Without Fail brings together artworks that embrace risk taking, a sense of humour and an extroverted spirit. Together these characteristics provide a framework for accepting failure as an expected outcome in art practice and life. 

At a time when a sense of success, false or imagined, is projected from all directions; Instagram accounts, corporate branding and government slogans, Without Fail celebrates art that navigates anxious terrain with a philosophy of openness and stubborn optimism.

Image Credit: Matthew Harris, Painting, 2018, acrylic on linen, 91 x 61cm (detail).

Exhibitions at the Atrium  

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I feel the earth move under my feet

Carly Fischer

Opening night: Friday, 1 March, 6pm–8pm
Exhibition dates: Tuesday, 26 February to Sunday, 24 March 

Carly Fischer’s work responds to research undertaken at The Living Museum of the West. Through sampling oral archives, sounds and objects collected on site. The installation reconstructs an alternate audio and sculptural narrative of Melbourne’s West.

Image: Carly Fisher, I feel the earth move under my feet, 2018 (detail), pine, MDF, adhesives, basalt rocks, besser blocks, acrylic paint.

 

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Overlooking

Fiona Morgan

Opening: Friday, 5 April, 6pm–8pm
Exhibition dates: Tuesday, 2 April – Sunday, 19 May

The design and implementation of Fiona Morgan’s wall works take inspiration from the architectural features against which they are displayed.

They draw upon sometimes overlooked design characteristics, illuminating their surroundings with colour and playfulness.

Image Credit: Fiona Morgan, Reflections, 2018, wall paint and acylic (on wall), 300 x 800cm. Photography by Christian Capurro.

Exhibitions at Boadle Hall Community Gallery  

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Smashed Tack

Justin Garnsworthy

Opening night: Friday, 1 March, 6pm–8pm
Exhibition dates: Tuesday, 26 February to Sunday, 24 March

Justin Garnsworthy’s art practice uses technology to decompose then recompose imagery of mundane materials, in a process akin to alchemical transformation. In this exhibition he has used digital frottage to create large format compositions of compressed Blu-Tack.

Image: Justin Garnsworthy, Smashed Tack I, II & III, 2018, digital print on aluminium, 240 x 240cm (each)

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The Turn

Kym Maxwell and Ali McCann

Opening: Friday, 5 April, 6pm–8pm
Exhibition dates: Tuesday, 2 April – Sunday, 19 May

The Turn is a collaborative installation by Melbourne based artists and educators, Kym Maxwell and Ali McCann. 

Their readymade life-sized tableaux takes the form of a hypothetical education interior. The use of school furniture, didactics, and photographs culminate in a project that explores the education system through its aesthetics.

Image Credit: Ali McCann & Kym Maxwell, Concertina, 2019 (detail) laser print

Last updated: Thursday, 7 March 2019, 12:07 AM