5 December - 22 December 2012: See Saw - NMIT Bachelor of Illustration Graduate Exhibition

5 December - 22 December 2012: See Saw - NMIT Bachelor of Illustration Graduate Exhibition

Gallery 1 + 2 See Saw celebrates the culmination of three years of innovation, inspiration and hard work from NMIT’s graduating Bachelor of Illustration students of 2012. This show highlights the student’s exciting contributions to the cutting edge of creative illustration. See Saw pushes at the boundaries of visual communication and questions the role and…

14 November - 1 December 2012: Rachel Joy + Keiko Murakami + Sheila D'Cruz - New Works

14 November - 1 December 2012: Rachel Joy + Keiko Murakami + Sheila D'Cruz - New Works

Gallery 1 Rachel Joy’s latest series examines the Australian colonial project as executed by our pioneering forebears. Using iconic colonial images as a reference point, Joy comments on the complex position of animals, which were originally introduced for food, sport, companionship or farm work and are now regarded as feral, with often devastating consequences for…

14 November - 1 December 2012: Paula Ewington - Expressionistic Impressionism

14 November - 1 December 2012: Paula Ewington - Expressionistic Impressionism

Gallery 3 Inspired by the aesthetics of the natural world and the dramatic seasonal changes in the Dandenong ranges where she resides, Paula Ewington is enamored with color and texture.Informed by movements such as Impressionism and Post Impressionism, her gouache on canvas works are similarly produced en plein air. Ewington’s landscapes are less about representational…

24 October - 10 November 2012: Merri Studios - The Map’s Vocabulary

24 October - 10 November 2012: Merri Studios - The Map’s Vocabulary

Kate Gorringe – Smith, Suzanne Hutton, Monique Keel, Andrej Kocis, Helen Kocis Edwards, Roz Rogers, Jessi Wong and Maurizio Salvati. Mapmakers seek to walk the paths of dreams and render them tangible. In this exhibition, eight artists take the starting point of The Map’s Vocabulary to explore geographic, domestic, historical or emotional territory through traditional and non-traditional printmaking methods,…

3 October - 20 October 2012: Rebeccah Power - Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?

3 October - 20 October 2012: Rebeccah Power - Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?

Gallery 3 Rebeccah Power executes her latest body of work in a quirky and idiosyncratic painterly language. Using television documentaries based on history and archeology as a starting point, these works celebrate the act of discovery and the processes of uncovering new and unknown territories. In her drawings, Power employs the medium of watercolour on…

3 October - 20 October 2012: Julie Bradley - Shape Shifting

3 October - 20 October 2012: Julie Bradley - Shape Shifting

  Gallery 1 Julie Bradley’s multi layered compositions evoke symbolic incarnations of plants and animals from the Australian landscape. In Shape Shifting Bradley explores the processes of transformation, creating tableaus where forms emerge, overlap and dissipate. This produces areas of transparency and opacity that conjure up oppositions of absence and presence as well as a sense of…