Recognised the world over for her string installations, Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota is the subject of three major projects at the Art Gallery from late August. This trilogy of offerings includes the first solo exhibition of Chiharu’s work in an Australian public gallery, presenting works from the artist’s collection and from public and private collections in Germany, Japan and Australia and including early performance work, captured in photography and the moving image, and a selection of her drawings. Also on view at the Gallery will be a major site-specific commission that embodies the space within the Melrose Wing and a new sculptural work made for the facade of the Gallery.
The inaugural Biennale of Australian Art will be the largest ever showcase of living Australin artists and marks the beginning of a series of significant arts related events being presented in Ballarat. As an independent, not for profit organisation, BOAA ART 2018 relies on funding from private, business, Local, State and Federal governments.
BOAA ART 2018 will present artwork by 150 of Australia’s most innovative artists.
This exhibition shows how Whiteley’s early mastery of line, tone and edge informed his life-long pursuit to represent the human figure through art.
Whiteley’s work from this period glows with the colours of Australian earth and at the same time reflects his early admiration for the painters William Scott and Arshile Gorky, whose abstract compositions reinforced his passionate interest in shapes, his daring proportions on the picture plane and a unique presentation of erotic overtones.
The hugely ambitious APT series returns to QAGOMA this summer, bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane. Overflowing with colour and life, this free contemporary art exhibition presents a unique mix of creativity and cross-cultural insight.
Featuring more than 80 artists and groups from over 30 countries, APT9 challenges conventional definitions of contemporary art by asking us to consider its relationship to shifting social structures across the region. Explore a number of never-before-seen installations, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from Indigenous communities and artists.
Come face to face with awe-inspiring sculptures by local, national and international artists at the 16th SWELL Sculpture Festival. Discover a range of unique experiences; guided twilight walks, artist talks and artist led workshops.
The National Gallery of Victoria, in partnership with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art as the 2018 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition. MoMA at NGV provides a unique survey of the Museum’s iconic collection. Consisting of over 200 key works, arranged chronologically into eight thematic sections, the exhibition traces the development of art and design from late-nineteenth-century urban and industrial transformation, through to the digital and global present.
LEGACY. Your collection. Our story.celebrates the impact benefactors have had on the development of one of the nation’s most unique and important collections, a collection dedicated to Australian photography and its artists.
Sculpture by the Sea returns to the Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach coastal walk as the world’s largest free to the public sculpture exhibition. See the spectacular coastal walk transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks featuring 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.
Curated in collaboration with his family, Heath Ledger: A Life in Pictures offers a rare insight into the man behind the camera.
Explore a selection of film costumes and props, Heath’s own character research journals, celebrity portraits and acting awards, and more.
Rare objects on display include:
** Banner image Photo by Marianna Massey / ‘The Optimist’ by Stephen Marr