Past exhibitions

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Summer Show: Woven Together

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Exhibition dates: 8 December 2018 - 13 January 2019

Every year the Incinerator Gallery celebrates creativity in the community with the Summer Show.

This year the Summer Show: Woven Together will celebrate the fruits of textile workshops held throughout the year at Flemington Community Centre and the Incinerator Gallery.

Works include the tapestries of Joy Smith and her students, contemporary textiles by the students of Bats of Leisure and portraiture by up and coming local photographer Amna Hamid of Studioblkk.

This exhibition has been developed in partnership with Moonee Valley’s Community Development team.

The Summer Show is an opportunity to support diversity in Moonee Valley and celebrate creative self- expression.

Image: Work in progress by Rose Ho from weaving workshops with Joy Smith, Flemington Community Centre, 2018.

Midsumma: Personal Touch

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Opening night: Friday 25 January, 6-8pm 
Exhibition dates: 22 January – 17 February  
Artist performances: Saturday 2 February, 2pm 


Archie Barry, Bailee-Rose Farnham, Nunzio Madden, Bon Mott, Rowan Oliver, Bobuq Sayed and Tyza Stewart, with text by Nevo Zisin.

Performance: Rowan Oliver (This performance may contain nudity).

Throughout history, self-portraiture has provided a means for artists to critically examine perceptions about themselves and their place in society. In the time of the ubiquitous camera phone, challenging forms of self-representation by artists provide cut through and provoke needed discussion on the problematic binaries associated with gender and identity. 

Personal Touch highlights the work of queer artists who employ the body, theirs and those around them, as conduit for ideas and as subject matter in their work. Featuring a variety of contemporary media, this exhibition aims to express the sensitivity with which artists can address the evolving nature of gender, at a time when the political status quo continuously fails to do so.

Personal Touch is part of Midsumma’s condensed suite of programming entitled BODY, and will include work by Archie Barry, Bailee-Rose Farnham, Nunzio Madden, Bon Mott, Rowan Oliver, Bobuq Sayed and Tyza Stewart.

A creative text introducing the exhibition will be presented by activist and writer Nevo Zisin.

Image: Tyza STEWART, Nap 2017, oil on board, 60 x 185cm.

For more information visit incineratorgallery.com or call 8325 1750. 

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).

Atrium

SWARM

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Exhibition dates: 8 December 2018 - 13 January 2019

Gretta Louw

SWARM is a poetic envisioning of the intermingling of the digital and the physical by Munich-based Australian artist Gretta Louw.

The work is informed by research into the recent spread and evolution of Medusozoa (jellyfish) in contaminated oceans. Darkly optimistic about unexpectedly thriving lifeforms, the work looks at the issue of digitalisation through the lens of non-human subjectivity.

Image: SWARM, Gretta Louw, digital image, dimensions variable, 2018

 

Cancelled

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Opening night: Friday 25 January, 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: 22 January – 17 February

Farnaz Dadfar

Farnaz Dadfar’s practice addresses issues of culture and language. She investigates the idea of linguistic diaspora through the examination of fragmented text and sound.

Employing Farsi poetry and archival Australian art journals, Dadfar investigates concerns relating to displacement and migration.

Image: Farnaz Dadfar, BAQĀ WA FANĀ (handwriting Rumi’s poetry on VCA gallery floor), 2018, acrylic, 150 x 150cm.

For more information visit incineratorgallery.com or call 8325 1750.

I feel the earth move under my feet

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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.

Boadle Hall Community Gallery

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Moonee Valley Art Collection

Opening night: Friday 25 January, 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: 8 December 2018 - 13 January 2019

Geoff Hogg

This summer, Boadle Hall will host a series of painted mural works from the Moonee Valley Art Collection by celebrated public artist Geoff Hogg.

Rocking Reflections

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Opening night: Friday 25 January, 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: Tuesday, 22 January to Sunday, 17 February 2019

Paula Mahoney

Paula Mahoney’s portraits of heavy metal, rock and punk fans and musicians are created in the early morning in her makeshift studio, metres from the stage.

As performers scream and rage, each individual considers their own death, connected by a common affinity with the music.

Image: Paula Mahoney, United we stand No.6, 2017, Giclee Print, 145 x 60cm.

For more information visit incineratorgallery.com or call 8325 1750.

Smashed Tack

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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, 12 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

Clocktower Cafe

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Ray Wilson

22 January – 12 March

Ray Wilson creates Modern, tonal, Impressionist works that depict images that are painted direct from life. A number of these works depict gardens in metropolitan Melbourne and Moonee Valley. Ray is a painter of light and strives to keep it simple and painterly. He paints all genres - still life, portraiture and land/sea scapes.

Image: Ray Wilson

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Frank Bonnici

Wednesday, 13 March – Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Bodies and identities are always in flux and changing, never stable. My work represents and (re)imagines the possibilities of what we are and what we might become. Each of my works is formed using a number of life models. Their fractured shapes and bodies show us the delusion of separated bodies and truly formed identities, whether that be gender, nationality, or age; just to name a few of the ways we are often separated from each other and siloed into “the individual”.

My work is mixed medium, comprising of acrylic paints and markers, ink pens, and oil pastels. I'm particularly interested in bodies and their shapes, and as such have developed a life drawing business (@lastpeekstudio) as a means to ongoing access to life models and the inspiration they provide.

Image: Frank Bonnici, Song, 2017, mixed media on paper (detail) 

Crown Street Stables and Beyond

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Mia Schoen

22 January – 12 March

SKIES, exhibited at Ascot Vale Library, are constructed scenes predominantly of her studio view from her home in Jacana, looking out across the meadow valley and Moonee Ponds Creek towards Essendon and beyond. The studio works expand a single real moment of sky and weather to invoke a sense of ‘weights’ and ominous beauty.

EN PLEIN AIR, exhibited at Crown Street Stables, presents paintings executed in the field. An overview of Schoen’s travels from the volcanic plains of Arizona, and the beaches of South Western Australia, to the National Park of Tullarook in Victoria. These paintings are a depiction of landscape as experiences in an immediate way whilst immersed in the environment.

Image: Mia Schoen, Incoming, 2018, oil and thread on canvas, 90x90cm

 

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Amy Cornall

Space to Consider Absence 

Wednesday 13 March – Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Through drawing, the artist attempts to reconcile the familiar with the unfamiliar. The works contain elements of botanical drawing and abstraction, whilst featuring the white ground of the paper as a tangible metaphor for absence.

'Space to Consider Absence’ began when the artist's older sibling moved to Darwin.  After visiting her sister in Darwin, the artist began making work that combined these two very different landscapes; her own suburban Melbourne garden with tropical Darwin and surrounds. In the title artwork, broad-leafed, ubiquitous garden plant Fatsia Japonica contrasts with strappy Pandanus growing wild along the riverbanks. 

Plants and landscapes are a primary source of inspiration for the artist, with other influences including textile art, etchings and an interest in natural history illustration.
Amy Cornall has a BFA (Honours) (Tapestry). 

She worked professionally as an Artist Weaver at the Australian Tapestry Workshop.

Image: Amy Cornall, Return to the Beginning II (detail), 2018, pigment ink on paper

Ascot Vale Library

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Fireworks 2019
Selection of Portraits

2 April – 13 July

Fireworks 2019 was originally exhibited at Incinerator Gallery, and showcased the art and design of Year 11 and 12 students who live, work or study in Moonee Valley.

Fireworks aims to provide a platform to display our local emerging artists and designers’ work, and to encourage their ongoing development. In this collection of works we celebrate portraiture in multiple forms. These works explore ideas of identity, acceptance, family, entropy and vulnerability.

Image: Kathryn Dellaportas, Family Portraits, 2018, oil paint on wood panels, varnish

Flemington Library

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Frank Bonnici

Tuesday, 26 February – Sunday, 26 May

Bodies and identities are always in flux and changing, never stable. My work represents and (re)imagines the possibilities of what we are and what we might become. Each of my works is formed using a number of life models. Their fractured shapes and bodies show us the delusion of separated bodies and truly formed identities, whether that be gender, nationality, or age; just to name a few of the ways we are often separated from each other and siloed into “the individual”.

My work is mixed medium, comprising of acrylic paints and markers, ink pens, and oil pastels. I'm particularly interested in bodies and their shapes, and as such have developed a life drawing business (@lastpeekstudio) as a means to ongoing access to life models and the inspiration they provide.

Image: Frank Bonnici, Song, 2017, mixed media on paper (detail)

Avondale Heights Library

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Wednesday Art Group – Painting Maribyrnong

This group of artists meets weekly to paint and draw on the banks of the beautiful Maribyrnong River. After several years under the skillful guidance of Graeme Drendel, exploring a range of art techniques and mediums including watercolour, guache, oils, pastels, pencil, charcoal and mixed media, they are now a self-led group continuing to encourage and learn from each other. 

This exhibition showcases some of the group's favourite pieces, selected to mark International Women's Week. 

Image: Joy Dench, Jude, pastel

Last updated: Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 5:07 AM