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New Art Experiences for Autumn

Art Lovers | 4 March 2017

Summer’s come and gone and Autumn has arrived, along with a host of delightful things to see and do. Here’s a few suggestions that we wanted to share with you.

2017 Festival of Tibet

Brisbane Powerhouse, Qld.  April 26th – 30th

Brisbane’s ninth annual Festival of Tibet is a celebration of the resilience and optimism of a people and culture under threat.

Founded on the principles of compassion and non-violence, this all-ages festival explores these universal themes through concerts, exhibitions, discussion and workshops.

Not only does the Festival offer audiences varied and engaging experiences through its mix of free and ticketed events, it raises much needed funds for the Tibetan refugee community with all proceeds going to the Tibetan Children’s Village schools in India.

Witness the creation of a superb Sand Mandala from millions of grains of coloured sand, learn to cook Tibetan dumplings, paint, meditate, contemplate and be swept up in beautiful music – the Festival of Tibet offers something for everyone.

Silo Art Trail

The Wimmera-Mallee region, Victoria,  All Year Round

Supported through a $200,000 Creative Victoria grant, the trail will stretch 200kms and link six of Victoria’s smallest towns to form Australia’s largest outdoor gallery. The idea for the trail began in January 2016 with the launch of the Brim Silo, a 30m high artwork which has since attracted 1000s of visitors to Brim each month.

With 3 silos already completed the trail is expected to be fully completed by mid 2017 featuring work by Fintan Magee and other street artists including Rone and Adnate, alongside Russian artist Julia Volchkova.

For more information, and to keep up to date on the trail, visit……

the continuity of life – The art of Maki Horanai

Tweed Regional Gallery,  Murwillumbah, NSW,  March 3rd – April 16th

The paintings of Maki Horanai display a unique and imaginative combination of artistic sensibilities, transporting the viewer into a fantastic world of dreams. Horanai’s work defies any single label, yet has its own immediately recognisable style, often touching or quirky, but always evocative.


Museum and Gallery Northern Territory,  February 11th – June 4th

Exit Art is a celebration of the talents and creativity of the next generation of artists and designers, presenting the very best contemporary art and design from Northern Territory Year 12 students. This exhibition reflects the diversity of NT artistic practice and practitioners, expressing universal themes of identity, place and environment.

Featuring the work of 44 Year 12 graduates from across Northern Territory communities, cities and towns, Exit Art is a showcase of demonstrable technical skill with an appetite for experimentation. Across a variety of mediums students have offered contemporary takes on traditional techniques, drawing inspiration from other artists, family and culture

Adman: Warhol before pop

Art Gallery NSW,  February 25th – May 28th

Developed by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum, Adman presents new research on the artist’s pre-pop output. It features over 300 objects, many of which have never before been placed on public display, and is among the most comprehensive early Warhol shows ever assembled.

Including original drawings, artist books, commercial art, private projects, personal ephemera and photographs, the exhibition examines the co-evolution of Warhol the adman and Warhol the artist. It foregrounds his formal innovation, his disregard for boundaries between ‘fine’ and ‘commercial’ art, and his merging of ‘high’ and ‘low’ cultural forms, all of which contributed to a thorough re-imagining of American art in the decades that followed

Versus Rodin: Bodies Across Space and Time

Art Gallery of South Australia,  March 4th – July 2nd

Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time brings together key pieces by this pioneer of modern sculpture with an innovative selection of work by leading modern and contemporary artists who have similarly challenged our understanding of the human condition.

Exclusive to the Art Gallery of South Australia, Versus Rodin includes the Gallery’s significant collection of bronze sculptures by Rodin, the largest collection in the Southern Hemisphere.


Everyone Has a History – Part One: Plain Speak

The Art Gallery of Western Australia,  February 25th – August 13th

Plain Speak launches a new annual series at AGWA, Everyone has a history, presenting compelling personal stories told through art.

Exclusive to PIAF, the inaugural show puts Indigenous artists in the spotlight. Featuring 50 powerfully personal works, presented through a range of media; including video work, paintings, photography, sculpture and textiles.

This new three year project is about stories that have to be told – Everyone has a history. Whether it’s a grand narrative or a modest tale, an intimate moment or an everyday account, this exhibition explores the way people construct stories to connect, remember and potentially forget. The launch exhibition in this series is part of the Gallery’s commitment to build an ongoing program focusing on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.

O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism

GOMA,  Brisbane,  March 11th – June 11th

‘O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism’ showcases the iconic art of Georgia O’Keeffe, one of the most significant American painters of the twentieth century, alongside modernist masterpieces by the celebrated and pioneering Australian artists, Margaret Preston and Grace Cossington Smith.

The exhibition draws together around thirty works by each artist from the breadth of their careers and is presented in partnership with the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe; Heide Museum of Modern Art and the Art Gallery of New South Wales and supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Gordon Darling Foundation

To keep up to date on what’s happening….


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