Thursday, June 23, 2016

Farewell Traveller...

Launch of the Traveller, works from the Lyon Collection
Visitors on the opening night of The Traveller

Thank you to everyone who came along to see the exhibition The Traveller: Experiencing Movement, Time and Place.  It was fantastic working with the Lyon Collection and to have the ability to showcase the works of several significant Australian artists.

Matthew Sleeth Stunt car!

Children fell in love with Matthew Sleeth's work The Last Carpark which included over 100 3D printed cars in an installation.  In fact, it was so well loved that we included a 'stunt car' that visitors could examine more closely and feel the weight and strength of the 3D printing technique.

Corbett Lyon, Senior Curator Mardi Nowak, Ada Moshinsky from Ten Cubed, Bryony Nainby Benalla Art Gallery and David Sequeira from the panel discussion.

Our panel discussion about collectors and collections was also well received.  Audience members on the night got a taste of the variety of collections out there and also heard some amusing tales from our entertaining and incredibly knowledgeable panel of Corbett Lyon, Bryony Nainby (Director Benalla Art Gallery), Ada Moshinsky (Ten Cubed) and David Sequeira (artist, curator and collector).

Launch of the Traveller, works from the Lyon Collection
City of Boroondara CEO Phillip Storer, Yueji and Corbett Lyon and City of Boroondara Mayor Cr. Jim Parke checking out the model.

Visitors were also very interested in the architectural model on display in the gallery foyer of the current Lyon House Museum as well as the new (soon to be built) public museum.  If you have never visited the Lyon House Museum, please visit their website to see available times and bookings.

Launch of the Traveller, works from the Lyon Collection
visitors viewing Shaun Gladwell's video work.

Town Hall Gallery is thrilled to have been able to share a small sample of the Lyon Collection with our visitors.  It was an interesting and fun experience working with another collection and curating it into an exhibition.  Definitely an opportunity that rarely arises!

Thank you to all who came and we look forward to sharing our next Town Hall Gallery curated exhibition Imagined Worlds which opens on Saturday 25 June until Sunday 21 August.

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