2013 exhibitions

Main Gallery

Fireworks: Art and Design by Bright Young Things 

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1 February - 24 March 

This is our annual art and design exhibition and prize for VCE students who live in, or go to school in Moonee Valley.

The exhibition highlights the creative future of our next generation of bright young things featuring a range of works in many medias.

Nightwatch: Urban Nocturnes and the Power of Narrative

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5 April - 12 May

Mark Kimber, Sarah Nguyen, Paula Binnie, Rebecca Shanahan, Tamara Watt, Richard Lipp and Emma Leslie

This is an exhibition that examines photography’s ability to document the world and inspire the viewer.  The exhibition comprises of a selection of photographic nocturnes that reflect many of the vistas in Australia's suburbia. Under the cover of darkness the city is transformed and people are empowered to imagine new possibilities for the spaces they inhabit. There is space for personal narratives among the cars, roads, industry and architecture.

Artecycle: The Environmental Art Award

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24 May - 14 July

Tim Barrass, Catherine Bell, Hannah Bertram, Jeremy Blincoe, Joanna Buckley, Joel Gailer, Lisa Giles, Christine Healy, Georgina Humphries, Ashlee Laing, Pippa Makgill, Laila Marie Costa, Annee Miron, Michael Phillips, Candy Stevens, James Tapscott, Jasmine Targett, Hartmut Veit, Frank Veldze, Liz Walker and Davie Waterhouse, in the main gallery

Artecycle is Moonee Valley’s premier art award and exhibition that asks artists to submit works exploring the themes of sustainability and environmentalism, with a total non-acquisitive prize pool of $14,000. It is also our most popular exhibition of the year and will expand in 2013 to be open to all art forms, promising to bring a more engaging and diverse experience for visitors. The judging panel for this year’s award will be Balla Star, Bronwyn Johnson and Jodi Newcombe.

Indigenous Voices, Contemporary Strategies  

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26 July - 15 September

Paola Balla, Megan Cadd, Bindi Cole, Gordon Hookey, Liz Liddle, Darren Siwes, Peter Waples-Crowe and The Treaters

This exhibition brings together a range of urban-based Indigenous artists that engage with personal, political and cultural issues in intellectual, provocative and sometimes humourous ways.  In the din of cultural discourses across the spectrum of popular media, Indigenous Australians have a difficult time getting their voices heard on a wide range of issues.  Each artist brings their individual perspectives of the contemporary world into the gallery space to create an exhibition that highlights the diversity of strategies used by artists, which range from subtle irony to bold confrontation, in order to get their messages across. 

Construction: Exploring the Aesthetics of Urban Construction and its Broader Cultural Significance     

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27 September - 10 November

Brendan Lee, Greer Honeywill, Jessica Scott, Richard Giblett and Robert Hague 

This exhibition looks at how various aspects of construction and development in our communities are articulated through different contemporary art practices. The exhibition attempts to look at the gap between the ideals of planning and design, and the material reality of change in our built environment. 

Natural Industry: From Challenges to Communities and Beyond

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22 November – 19 January 2014

Olegas Truchanas, Chris Bell, Catherine Rogers, Peter Dombrovski, Rob Blakers, Matt Newton, Geoff Holloway and Dr Bob Brown (former Greens leader) 

This exhibition tells the tale of communities under threat from the challenges of industrialisation, increased demands on global production, and the urgency of tackling climate change. A selection of images will be exhibited from some of Australia’s best known nature photographers, documenting the current social and environmental upheaval that is occurring in regional communities across Tasmania. The stories told here are particular and universal, and personal and powerful. 

The Atrium

Picnic at Phoenix Falls

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5 April - 12 May

Dominic Kavanagh

An assemblage of found and discarded objects that evokes a sense of landscape and place. The cacophony of forms and colours is augmented by the sound and movement of water passing through and over the construction. The result is an object that intrigues and captivates the viewer.

A little bit of resolve   

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26 July - 15 September 

Andrew Gutteridge

A little bit of resolve is Andrew Gutteridge’s new optical intervention. The installation expands the field of abstraction through a numerical and linear response to the interior architecture of the atrium space at Incinerator Gallery.

The Housing Project

27 September - 10 November 

Sue McCauley, Chris Knowles, Ann Ferguson, Keith Deverell and Marco Bresciani.  Table design and construction by Angus Durkin

A playful and engaging interactive installation about the challenges, experiences, problems and delights of urban life.  Visitors can generate urban audio stories by building a city using miniature ceramic objects. As people place these small ceramic objects onto a custom interactive platform, they trigger stored sounds and voices to create a surround cityscape that evolves as the pieces are moved round, and on or off the platform.

Consilience - We all jump together

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22 November – 19 January

Antonia Goodfellow

A large scale installation that conjures images reminiscent of the natural world but is in fact a synthetic construction.  It is a very rubbery artificial simulation of the micro universe described visually through the use of recycle and repurposed materials.

The Garden

Dream Home

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1 February - 24 March 

Frank Veldze

Frank Veldze’s Dream Home stands as an enigmatic, surrealist object in the garden of the Incinerator Gallery.  It is a fascinating twist on the ordinary and mundane, making a mockery of internal and external spaces, and creating an intriguing and delightful experience for the viewer.

Ori

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5 April - 12 May

Studio Osk

Studio Osk blur the line between art and architecture.  Ori re-imagines the treed forecourt of Incinerator Gallery as a strange oversized piece of interactive Origami.  Ori takes the existing footprint of the gardens in front of Incinerator Gallery, and contorts it into a communally manipulated, triangulated sculptural landscape.

Choose Your Own Adventure   

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26 July - 15 September 

Emma Anna

In Choose Your Own Adventure, Anna takes the road less travelled and plays on the metaphor of life being a journey. Her signposts point viewers in all kinds of directions as if trying to place some kind of symbolic order on the chaos that is created when everyone is chasing their individual dreams.

Newton's Rock and Back Bored

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27 September - 10 November 

Robbie Dixon

Newton’s Rock and Back Bored are remade objects that remind us of play equipment. Dixon references the objects found around the sports fields and in the parks that surround the gallery.

Bubble Up

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22 November – 19 January

Wyndham City Pop Ups

A giant inflatable bubble wand from the Wyndham City Pop Ups collection made by Mark Cuthbertson as part of the Incinerator’s Garden Project, connecting passersby on the street with the gallery through art.

East Keilor and Strathmore Community Bank® Boadle Hall

Cultural Imprint

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1 February - 10 March

Curated by Dominique Montalto, Chantelle Higgs and Carmel Montalto under the tutelage of Liz Lacey

This exhibition showcases prints from a range of printmaking classes at the Flemington Community Centre.  It shows that printing as an art form can reflect both ancient technologies as well as contemporary and cutting edge ideas.

Dreams of Africa

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22 March - 28 April

Abidi Mohamed Abdi

This exhibition is a collection of work that Abidi has painted since moving from his home country to Australia.  He was born in Tanzania and was particularly close to his oldest sister, who sadly died of Malaria when he was twelve years old.  He turned to art to escape his grief, teaching himself many forms of African art, such as Tinga Tinga, a caricature painting style originating in Tanzania.

Moonee Valley and Beyond

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10 May - 14 July

Ted Dansey

This exhibition features 25 watercolours of subjects and locales from many of Moonee Valley and the surrounding suburbs’ parks, rivers, schools, churches, shops and people.  It also includes some of Moonee Valley’s famous landmarks such as the tea rooms in Queens Park, the Clocktower Centre, the Moonee Ponds Junction, the Maribyrnong River and the life on Puckle Street.  Ted Dansey has lived in Essendon for nearly 30 years and lives by the motto ‘Keep it Simple’.

Poetic Paintings

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26 July - 15 September 

Patrick Francis. Curated by Lesley Francis

An exhibition of works by Patrick Francis -- a 21-year-old artist from Essendon who promotes autism awareness in the community.  Patrick has exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Art Fair, Arts Project Australia and Splash Gallery, winning many awards for his work including the Art & Australia / Credit Suisse Bank Contemporary Art Award 2012-2013. 

People

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27 September - 10 November

Colin Harris

This is an exhibition of acrylic portraits that reflects the time, expression and essence of individuals.  Colin started painting over six years ago and is inspired by people and friends, aiming to capture a little bit of their thoughts in his work.  This is Colin’s first exhibition, although many of his paintings can be found hanging in the homes of family and friends. 

Painter as Printmaker

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22 November – 19 January

Joel Magpayo

In this exhibition, Joel presents a selection of his work from his solo and rotary shows from the past 20 years.  He paints to the ideas of simplicity and beauty, which give him rewarding glimpsed of the joys of living.

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