MetroArts

current exhibitions

Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 to Saturday, 7 September, 2019

Image Credit: Unnamed by Priscilla Beck, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

Priscilla Beck's exhibition Unnamed questions the meaning of art-making and experience within a gallery space. The installation is created by repairing the gallery with porcelain clay, which, over time, shrinks, cracks and falls away. The work contemplates and critiques medium, material and site.

OPENING / 6pm, 21st August 2019

EXHIBITION / 21st August – 7th September 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY 2, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

BY ALEXANDRA SPENCE
Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 to Saturday, 5 October, 2019

Image credit: Listening with the river by Alexandra Spence, 2016, Audain Gallery Vancouver. Photo by Lukas Engelhardt.

Alexandra Spence's The cities, they tremble is a three-part audio-visual installation that traces the connections between place, identity and sound. The exhibition presents three works that consider the dynamic nature of the world, using sound as a way to reveal vibrancy within 'inanimate' domestic objects.

OPENING / 6pm, 18th September 2019

EXHIBITION / 18th September – 5th October 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

 

Wednesday, 18 September, 2019 to Saturday, 5 October, 2019

Image Credit: The Longing by Sophie Bottomley, 2018. Image by Simon Hardy.

Sophie Bottomley's Shy Love is a new body of work featuring sculptural objects that capture moments of physical tension between two bodies. The exhibition will explore the bodily sensations we experience when we desire someone, highlighting the encounter between the masculine and feminine.

OPENING / 6pm, 18th September 2019

EXHIBITION / 18th September – 5th October 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY 2, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 to Saturday, 13 July, 2019

Image Credit: M/other Land by Roberta Rich, 2018. Image by Lyndon Campbell

We Koppel, We Dala reflects upon South African Apartheid history to consider adjacent histories of colonial oppression and their ongoing impacts. The exhibition presents archival documents and new video works that together focus on land, representation, identity, loss, migration, memory and the importance of resistance and self-determination.

OPENING / 6pm, 26th June 2019

EXHIBITION / 26th June – 13th July 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

M/other Land premiered at Arts House as part of Next Wave 2018. M/other Land is supported by Next Wave and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. This project was assisted by The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship. The program is administered by the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA).

Wednesday, 26 June, 2019 to Saturday, 13 July, 2019

Image Credit: The Boy Diver by Alex Pyren, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

The Boy Diver draws on a euphoric and emotional moment from the artist’s childhood to represent moments of self-determination, hope and futurity, awakening queer potentialities and energies that seem unclear in the present in order to revisualise the future.

OPENING / 6pm, 26th June 2019

EXHIBITION / 26th June – 13th July 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY 2, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

Wednesday, 24 July, 2019 to Saturday, 10 August, 2019

Flash Lights in Low Visibility investigates the detachment of incarcerated members of our community, who are never returned to full citizenship. The exhibition is concerned with the way that the legal framework and isolation of prison reproduces specific individualizing and moralizing systems. Heightened rates of Indigenous and Transgender incarceration undermine the validity of these systems. In considering these imbalances, the work also draws attention to the organization of space as a force for policing binaries, and for determining both the hyper-visibility and the invisibility of non-binary individuals.

OPENING / 6pm, 24th July 2019

EXHIBITION / 24th July – 10th August 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.

Wednesday, 24 July, 2019 to Saturday, 10 August, 2019

Image Credit: Cuts by Grace Blake, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

Grace Blake's exhibition will be comprised of predominantly new work that considers a future dominated by non-human and hybridised beings. Blake will model formative anatomies and ecologies through the use of digital modelling software and 3D printing combined with 2D elements.

OPENING / 6pm, 24th July 2019

EXHIBITION / 24th July – 10th April 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY 2, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.
 

Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 to Saturday, 7 September, 2019

Span by Torin Francis, 2018. Image courtesy of the artist.

Gyre comprises site responsive installation, sculpture and moving image works that repurpose and re-contextualise objects that gauge and harness weather-related phenomena.
Francis reconstitutes the relations of these objects through their spatial and temporal positioning within the gallery space to explore the way in which the passing of time is perceived.

OPENING / 6pm, 21st August month 2019

EXHIBITION / 21st August – 7th September 2019

METRO ARTS GALLERY, level 2

The gallery is free to visit. Visiting hours are 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 2pm to 4pm Saturday.