Arts Project Australia

current exhibitions

Bringing Together Arts Project + Shepparton Art Museum Collection
Saturday, 27 October, 2018 to Saturday, 26 January, 2019

Rebecca Coates, Director of Shepparton Art Museum, will be curating a ceramic-centred exhibition at Arts Project Australia, bringing together the work of Arts Project studio artists, work from Shepparton Art Museum’s collection, and work by contemporary artists.

Saturday, 1 December, 2018 to Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Miles Howard-Wilks, Magpie Family, 2018, gouache and greylead pencil on paper, 25 x 28 cm.

With over 130 artists practicing in the Arts Project Australia studio each week, the Annual Gala exhibition showcases over 200 works from our amazingly talented artists. Displaying an intriguing, inventive and thoughtful range of artwork, including painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, the show is a celebration of Arts Project studio artists and their practice.

Join us on Saturday 1 December from 3-5pm for an afternoon of music, performance, exciting goodies, amazing food and great artwork. All works on display will be for sale, so it’s a great opportunity to grab an original artwork or a unique Christmas present. We’ll also have an array of calendarscardsbooks and AUSTRALIANA merchandise for sale.

And remember: all artwork can be taken home on the day, so it’s best to get in quick! Artworks literally walk out the door!

Saturday, 27 October, 2018 to Saturday, 24 November, 2018

Jenny Orchard, The Imagined Possibility of Unity (detail), 2017. Winner, Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award 2017. Ceramic, metal stand, rubber, plastic polymer pipe, raffia, synthetic fibre, bubble wrap, plastic chandelier parts, tin necklace, car tyre inner tube. Dimensions variable, © the artist, courtesy Shepparton Art Museum. Photo by Christian Capurro.

Often, it’s the conversations around art and objects that help us make sense of the world and times in which we live. Artworks allow us to find a language to talk about ideas, little and large. All our relations brings together key artworks from Shepparton Art Museum’s Collection together with contemporary artists working in the ceramics medium, as well as the work of Arts Project studio artists. From the commercially produced object, the wonky pot or abstracted vessel, or the exquisitely crafted and rendered form, through the medium of clay each offers insights into the big and little things of life, the things of whimsy and the little things of joy.

Curated by Rebecca Coates, Director of Shepparton Art Museum, All our relations features works by Fulli Andrinopoulos, Dorothy Berry, Boris Cipusev, Alan Constable, Ruth Howard, Miles Howard-Wilks, Julian Martin, Chris O’Brien, Lisa Reid and Georgia Szmerling. More artists to be announced shortly.

Saturday, 13 October, 2018 to Sunday, 25 November, 2018

Paul Hodges, The Wave, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 168 x 153 cm.

Congratulations to Paul Hodges who’s a finalist in the 2018 Incinerator Art Award!

The Incinerator Art Award is Incinerator Gallery’s annual contemporary art award, open to all visual art forms, with a total non-acquisitive prize pool of $14,000. It pays homage to the legacy of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony who believed that art and architectural practices are ethical enterprises that should aim to bring about positive social change. The theme of the award is art for social change and is a showcase for artists who interrogate contemporary culture with practices that either overtly engage with activism or even operate in more subtle ways.