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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

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

Francesca Rosa

21 April – 18 June '17

Francesca Rosa is a photo-media artist based in Etty Bay, south of Cairns. Her solo exhibition Memoria , investigates the history of Italian migration, with a particular focus on the first post-World War II Italians who arrived in Cairns to work in the Far North Queensland sugarcane industry.  Under the Italian-Australian Migration Agreement of 1951, men were employed to cut cane for two years as a condition of their financially assisted passage to Australia. Historically... MORE

Brett Whiteley
Other Places (Somewhere Else)

28 April – 2 July '17

Other Places (Somewhere Else) offers a rare opportunity to view intimate drawings and lyrical paintings completed during Whiteley`s extensive travels. Artworks created in response to locations such as Paris, New York, Japan, Fiji, Bali and Far North Queensland is highlighted. The exhibition is presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Brett Whiteley Studio; all works are loaned from these two institutions. Brett Whiteley (1939-1992) is regarded as... MORE