Friday, December 5, 2014

Sneak Peek...

Shh. Don't tell anyone. We're about to spill a BIG secret.

Huddled over a rather colourful Excel Spreadsheet, the Town Hall Gallery curatorial team whisper in hushed tones about the 2015 exhibition program, so as not to disturb the nearby City of Boroondara Arts & Culture team.

"We've DONE IT!" Proclaims Senior Curator, Mardi Nowak.

"Are you sure?" Quips Assistant Curator, Kent Wilson.

"What about the others," remarks Gallery & Curatorial Assistant, Marion Piper.

"No, no, this is definitely it," Mardi confirms. "Seven exhibitions in the main gallery spaces, twelve Community Project Wall shows, and a plethora of public and educational programs."

Kent and Marion gasp and begin to squeal with excitement. 

"I can't believe Juan Ford will be exhibiting with us again," Kent nervously whispers. "His work was such a hit in Composing Common Worlds and our visitors are going to LOVE what he's bringing us this time."

"You're right Kent," Mardi says, "and we've managed to secure a major textiles exhibition for the middle of next year that is going to warm up winter in Melbourne."

"I'm looking forward to that one Mardi!" Marion replies. "A surprise hit of 2014 was our Spoken Word Poetry night, Write Read Wine, and we've got some great events lined up to satisfy those of the literary-persuasion."

Write. Read. Wine. Spoken Word Poetry event at Town Hall Gallery, July 2014.

"That's great news Marion," beams Kent. "The Community Project Wall is all set to go and in 2015 we're excited to be showing Merryn Lloyd, Michelle Neal and a number of local community groups."

"Wow! We've got some talented folk in the area, haven't we?" Mardi notes. "There are also some old friends of THG who will be exhibiting with us again who our audience haven't seen since the old gallery space."

"Fantastic," chirps Marion. "Don't forget about the international artists we've been working with; our emerging and local artists will be in some great company!"

"They sure will," Mardi says. "Well team, I think our work here is done. 2015 is going to be a big year here at THG so we had better start the preparations."

And with that, the curatorial team pin the 2015 exhibition program spreadsheet to the wall and resume the busy preparations for the holiday period. As a reminder, the current exhibition Direction Now closes on Wednesday 17 December, but the Quest Hawthorn Community Project Wall will remain open until Friday 2 January (except for public holidays). The gallery shop, The Emporium @ THG, will also be open too.

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