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Shaun Tan's The Lost Thing
From Book to Film

3 February – 18 April '17

Shaun Tan is an award winning Melbourne-based artist, author and illustrator whose books reimagine the world in unexpected ways.  Tan creates stories that encourage readers to ask questions rather than reach conclusions. One of his books,  The Lost Thing , tells the story of a boy who discovers a bizarre creature on the beach, and having guessed that it is lost, he takes pity on it and sets out to find it a home. Tan’s book was subsequently made into an... MORE

Animalia Australis

3 February – 7 May '17

The Art Gallery of Ballarat has an extensive holding of 19th century Australian art, including works on paper, paintings, sculpture and furniture dating from the era before the foundation of the Commonwealth. Art historians have divided this era into a Colonial period that ended around 1880, and a Federation period that covers the last twenty years of the 19th century. This exhibition, selected from the Art Gallery of Ballarat’s holdings, celebrates the time of first... MORE

Erub Erwer Meta (Darnley Island Arts Centre)
Design Directions

17 February – 16 April '17

Design Directions is a group exhibition that presents each artist’s aesthetic expression of culture and identity through works on paper and related ceramic and textile designs.  Erub Erwer Meta is a small but expanding group of artists from four tribal groups in Erub (Darnley Island), which is 160km north east of Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula and one of the most remote communities in Australia.  From its beginnings twenty years ago as a craft group,... MORE

Art Design Architecture

17 March – 30 April '17

Glass: art design architecture showcases a broad range of works by twenty-three contemporary Australian artists, designers and architects who utilise the medium of glass in their work. Co-curated by Brian Parkes and Margaret Hancock Davis from the JamFactory in Adelaide, the exhibition explores products, projects and works of art that reflect many of the current preoccupations with glass within contemporary art, design and architecture. Works in the exhibition present a... MORE

Navin Rawanchaikul
There Is No Voice

22 March – 8 May '17

Of Indian descent, artist Navin Rawanchaikul was born in Thailand and works between Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Fukuoka in Japan. Rawanchaikul is internationally acclaimed for his panoramic figurative paintings but he also works across a range of other media to create a rich universe of interconnected stories of people and communities. Through sculpture, painting, performance, photography, and film, Rawanchaikul creates community-driven projects that aim to integrate art into everyday... MORE