Friday, March 18, 2016

Popup Library for The Traveller

Our new exhibition The Traveller: Experiencing Movement, Time & Place (Works from the Lyon Collection) opened yesterday and we're thrilled to bring you yet another educational bonanza of a Popup Library! 

In conjunction with the City of Boroondara Library Service, we have a range of books on display in our foyer - right next to the gallery shop, The Emporium @ THG - ready for your hungry brains to devour. 

The exhibition features some incredible works by significant Australian Contemporary Artists such as Patricia Piccinini, so once you've soaked up the creativity of the main gallery spaces, drop by the shop and spend some time marvelling at our books.

We have created a Pocket Reading List for you which is listed below or you can pick up a hard copy next time you visit us. Happy reading!


The Traveller - A Pocket Reading List

Patricia Piccinini : nearly beloved
Helen Mcdonald.

Ten series/106 photographs
Matthew Sleeth.

Light sensitive : contemporary Australian photography from the Loti Smorgon Fund
Isobel Crombie.

Venice Biennale 2007 Australia
Susan Norrie, Daniel von Sturmer, Callum Morton.

Spitting and biting : ten contemporary artists and the print 
[exhibition curator: Sara Kelly].

Video void : Australian video art
Edited by Matthew Perkins.

Melbourne now exhibition guide
National Gallery of Victoria.

The language of light and dark : light and place in Australian photography
Melissa Miles.

Art and photography [text]
Edited by David Campany.

Photography speaks : 150 photographers on their art
Brooks Johnson.

101 contemporary Australian artists
edited by Kelly Gellatly.

The map as art : contemporary artists explore cartography
Katharine Harmon ; with essays by Gayle Clemans.

Map art lab : 52 exciting art explorations in map making, imagination, and travel
Jill K. Berry, Linden McNeilly.

Digital crafts : industrial technologies for applied artists and designer makers
Ann Marie Shillito.

Postdigital artisans : craftmanship with a new aesthetic in fashion, art, design and architecture
Jonathan Openshaw.

Printing things : visions and essentials for 3D printing 
Edited by Claire Warnier, Dries Verbruggen, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten

The photograph as contemporary art

Charlotte Cotton.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Walk and Sketch

On Saturday 20 February the Gallery partnered with the Parks & Gardens team from Boroondara to co-host a 'Walk and Sketch' session at the gorgeous Maranoa Gardens. With places in hot demand, we sold out the 30 free tickets well in advance of the event. It was such a success that we are looking into scheduling more like this, throughout the parks of Boroondara, maybe in cycle with the seasonal changes throughout the year. If you're interested, please sign up to our newsletter or join us on social media through Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

The wonderful areas of Maranoa Gardens

Paul Birch showing some of the wonderful specimens in the garden
Paul Birch, horticulturalist specialist for the gardens, took the group through the various zones of Maranoa Gardens, expertly advising on the plant species, the development of the gardens and the seasonal changes therein. Fielding an array of questions from the group, Paul generously shared his knowledge and helped provide some fuel for the creative minds. The weather couldn't have been more perfect for the occasion, and the Parks & Gardens team provided morning tea to make sure we all had enough energy to set out on our own into the garden and let the artistic drive propel our output.

Paul discussing seeds and germination

Drawing in the Arid Section of the garden

Out on the lawns, inspired by nature
The Gallery would like to acknowledge the Parks & Gardens team, especially Paul, for the valuable opportunity to spend time in this wonderful local resource. Also, a big thank you to those that came long, for your interest and enthusiasm! Stay tuned for more Walk and Sketch events later in the year.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Exhibition Opportunity

It's that time of year again - Community Project Wall callout time! If you live, work or study in Boroondara, you are eligible to exhibit at Town Hall Gallery ... for FREE. Our dedicated fourth gallery space is devoted purely to the talented artists of the local area. We can offer the exhibition space completely for free - with curation, promotion and presentation at the same standards we apply to the exhibitions in the main galleries. It really is a rare and excited opportunity to show your work to a broad audience.

Artworks can be made available for sale if you so desire, with the smallest of gallery commissions applied (only 15%). The artists who have exhibited at the Community Project Wall have fared very well in this regard, which is one of the most excited aspects of this space beyond the exposure to a wide audience (typically around 700 per month).

Solo artists, art groups and community groups are encouraged to apply. There is around 30 metres of linear wall space to work with and curatorial staff on board to help ensure your work is presented in the best possible light. The deadline for submission is 30 June, but don't wait until the last week to submit! Information about how to apply is available here or you can email us at the gallery and we can send you a PDF and a Submission Form. We'll also have Application Kits available at the gallery for you to pick up on your next visit. Submission will be on online this year, using this Submission Form to put your information into and email back to us - we can email this form to you if you have difficulty accessing it.