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.

Stay tuned for the 2019 Incinerator Gallery Program, launching Friday, 25 January.

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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.

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. Narelle Sharpe, for excellence in art and design including:

  • The $200 Mayoral Award for Excellence in Art
  • The $200 Mayoral Award for Excellence in Design

The Fireworks awards will be announced, as judged by Independent Art Educator, Gina Panebianco, President of Art Education Victoria, Steve Marks and Mayor of Moonee Valley, Cr Narelle Sharpe.

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

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

Exhibitions at the Atrium 

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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.

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I feel the earth move under my feet

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

Carly Fischer

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.

Exhibitions at Boadle Hall Commuity Gallery 

Rocking Reflections

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.

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Smashed Tack

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

Justin Garnsworthy

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)

Offsite exhibition projects

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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.

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Wallis Mall, 457 Keilor Rd, Niddrie

Honey Long and Prue Stent

25 January – 22 May, 2019

Amobea Phase II, 2015, archival pigment print

Working across photography, performance, installation and sculpture, Honey Long and Prue Stent (both b. 1993, Sydney, Australia) have been making art together since they were teenagers. The collaborative artists employ the body, the Australian landscape, and unconventional materials to distort and fragment the bodily form - often with unexpected outcomes. Dreamy, fluid, saccharine, gritty and fleshy, Long and Stent challenge and captivate audiences with powerful imagery that crosses the subversive and the surreal.

In their photographic series, Phanta Firma, Long and Stent quote and appropriate signs, tropes, and motifs of women from contemporary culture and the canon of art history as an erotic lure that guides the viewer into unfamiliar territory. Embodying Botticelliean nymphs and Venuses, Classical sculptures, and sirens, their bodies are draped in material that clings or billows in a seductive Monroe-esque fashion. Their gaze never confronts the viewer. Rather than passive, still and compliant, these young figures are in control, self-assured, and enjoying their own agency as they completely immerse themselves in their hyper real earthly landscapes.

Long and Stent currently live and work in Melbourne, Australia and are represented by ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne.

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Muse Hair, 342A Keilor Rd, Niddrie

Honey Long and Prue Stent

25 January – 22 May, 2019

Dust Flood, 2018, archival pigment print

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7-Eleven, 387 Keilor Rd, Niddrie

Honey Long and Prue Stent

25 January – 22 May, 2019

Venus Milk, 2015, archival pigment print

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Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Rd, Aberfeldie

Honey Long and Prue Stent

25 January – 22 May, 2019

Sub-soil, 2018, archival pigment print

The Clocktower Gallery

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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

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.

The Incinerator Gallery is creating new exhibition spaces throughout the City, including Crown Street stables, some library locations and Flemington Community Centre. Artists and community groups interested in exhibiting in these spaces in 2019 are encouraged to express their interest.

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

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

In 2019 the Incinerator Gallery will present off-site exhibitions in a range of spaces in various Moonee Valley neighourhoods.

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: Monday, 18 February 2019, 8:48 AM