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Thinking about exhibiting your art?

Expressions of Interest are being sought from artists, arts organisations and small groups for our 2024 exhibition calendar.

Proposals from artists of all levels, mediums and abilities are welcome. We encourage all art: either abstract, traditional, innovative or conceptual. Themes such as spirituality, wonder, social justice and empathy are also sought. Submissions close Sept 30, 2023.
Contact director@kinrossarts.org.au

Current and Future Exhibitions

Kinross Christmas Craft Market

Wednesday, November 8 - Tuesday, November 21

Monday to Friday & Sunday

(Cafe.603 will be open Monday-Friday) 

Join us for a local favourite - the Kinross Christmas Craft Market! Our curated market showcases an exclusive selection of handcrafted items from local artisans, artists, and craft makers. This pop up shop offers a diverse range of choices to cater to every preference. Start your holiday shopping early with these beautifully crafted pieces while also showing your support for local makers. 

Explore a variety of offering, including art, jewellery, prints, candles, textiles, glass, home decor, and stationary. This annual event serves as a fundraiser for our not-for-profit Arts Centre and our Victorian craft community. 

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Image Credits: 

Robyn Saunders (2023), Feather Emu Bottle, [Ceramic]. Image courtesy of Robyn Saunders. 

Bola de Lana (2023), Nativity, [Needle Felting]. Image courtesy of Sury Zaday Tadeo Garcia.

Maryam Ebtekar (2022), Calligraphy Collection Neckalce, [paper, pulp, stainless steel, brass, leather]. Image courtesy of Maryam Ebtekar. 

Smell and Smile (2023), Mini Toy Poodle Puppy Candle, [soy was]. Image courtesy of Kangli Jiang.

Past Exhibitions

Ebb & Flow 

Watercolours by Patricia Mirabile
October 2 - 20 

Starting her career as a botanist, artist Patricia Mirabile records her life and relives her memories by painting them in an impressionistic, often atmospheric style. She sensitively captures a variety of subjects through her thoughtful application of watercolour, creating poetic imagery. 

Opening Drinks 5 Oct, 6-8 pm. Introduced by artist Ben Winspear

Artist Demonstration 12 Oct, 11AM - $10

Please RSVP

*Gallery open on Sat 14 Oct 

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Patricia Mirabile (2020), Snow Gum, [watercolour]. © and image courtesy the artist.

Patricia Mirabile  (2023), Sandringham Beach, [en pleinair watercolour]. © and image courtesy the artist.

Patricia Mirabile (2023), Chapel Street, [watercolour]. © and image courtesy the artist.

Kinross Arts Centre

603 Toorak Rd, Toorak VIC 3142 | T (03) 9829 0340 | W www.kinrossarts.org.au

Kairos – Perfect Timing

Exhibition, August 21 – September 8, 2023

Open Monday – Friday, 10 am to 3 pm.
Also, open Sunday, August 27 and Sunday, September 3

Artists Dawn Csutoros, Akiko Nagino, Pamela Rataj and Taka Sugawara

navigate the spirituality of true focus, with works that are process oriented, allowing time to slow down.
Art that echoes timelessness and transition. Feel the connection between life forms and a sense of time which
cannot be measured, only experienced.

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FREE Opening Event Thursday, 24 August, 6 to 8 pm.
Artists In Conversation Thursday, 31 August, 11 am. $10

RSVP required. Click here to reserve your seat


Image credits:

Pamela Rataj (2019), The White Piece, [Apoxy Sculpt, wire, recycled wood table], 177cm x 43cm x 43 cm. Courtesy the artist.

Akiko Nagino, Rust Kimono, [paper, copper, iron] 180 x 140 x 15cm. Image courtesy the artist

Dawn Csutoros, Here, Now, [charcoal, pastel, hahnemuhle paper], 38x29cm. Courtesy the artist.

Taka Sugawara (2023), Untitled A, [Stainless Steel with white paint]. Courtesy the artist.

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Kinross Insiders

June 13 – July 14, 2023
10 am – 3 pm, Monday to Friday

An exhibition featuring works by Kinross volunteers and studio artists.
Delve into the creative world of the Kinross Community

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Artist Credits

Top L-R: Lynne Kells (2020), Sea Dreams [alcohol ink on Yupo paper], © and image courtesy Lynne Kells, Lynne Kells (2020);
Twists and Turns [mixed media], © and image courtesy Lynne Kells; Margot Yeomans (2022),
Sitting on the Couch [Embroidery and appliqué on linen], © a
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Bottom L-R: Margaret Christianson (2022),  Division Rocks [Acrylic on canvas], © and image courtesy Margaret Christianson,
Val Parker (2023), Nightwatchman [oil on linen], © and image courtesy Val Parker; Val Parker (2023),
Christchurch South Yarra [oil on canvas], © and image courtesy Val Parker.

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Image: Anne Riggs, A Funeral for a Friend, 2020, clay.

Image and © courtesy the artist.

Anne Riggs Exhibition

Lamentations.  On Sorrow and Solace.

May 8 – May 26, 2023

 

With her arts practice focussed on utilising the arts in recovery and wellbeing, in this exhibition Anne Riggs

explores the artist’s role in responding to the most profound human experiences, providing a creative space

to express and share feelings of loss, grief, wonder and joy.

 

Workshop: Creating in Solace 

Thursday, May 18, 11 am - 12.30 pm

This interactive art workshop will give attendees a safe, creative space to come and sit with their

experience and make art through guided exercises. This is an opportunity to explore mindfulness,

connect with others and manifest your journey into material art.

$20, or free for financial hardship. RSVP required.

 

Artist’s Talk: Monday May 22, 11 am. $20.  RSVP requested. 

Artist Anne Riggs deliberates on her exhibition “Lamentations. On Sorrow and Solace.”

She examines the important role of art in soothing and strengthening, and how it is

particularly meaningful in times of grief, loss and during life’s most profound transitions, offering pathways to hope.

Kinross will be open on the following weekends:
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 May. 10 am – 3 pm
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May. 10 am – 3 pm
Come and meet the artist, Anne Riggs!

RSVP for all events: manager@kinrossarts.org.au 

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20 February – 10 March 2023

Beauty, Love and Reflection

An exhibition by Sorelli:

Rosemary Barnes • Caroline Calway • Mel Campbell • Judy Matear • Valli Munari • Kathryn Tilley

• Contemporary jewellery by Gabrielle Ridgeway

 

Exploring a common thread in their spiritual response to nature, the love of painting

and the reflective quality of both, this exhibition by women’s arts collective Sorelli,

is a conscious calming reaction to a current world filled with chaos.

 

Opening event: Thursday, 23 February, 6 – 8 pm.

Special guest Julia Zaetta -- the longest-serving editor in Australia's publishing history

(Better Homes and Gardens, the Australian Woman's Weekly, New Woman and Family Circle).

Refreshments provided.

 

Artist Talks

Tuesday, Feb 28.  11am

• Kathryn Tilley • Valli Munari • Judy Matear

 

Tuesday, March 7.  11am

• Rosemary Barnes • Caroline Calway • Gabrielle Ridgeway

 

RSVP for all events: manager@kinrossarts.org.au 

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Kathryn Tilley (2021), Hedgeley Dene Gardens Malvern, [Oil on Canvas], 43.5cm x 43.5cm Framed. © and image courtesy the artist.

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Caroline Calway (2021), Spring [Oil on Canvas],
69 x 83.5cm framed. © and image courtesy the artist.

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Melinda Campbell (2022), Senecio Blue with Red, [Oil on Canvas], 50cm x 50cm. © and image courtesy the artist.

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Valli Munari (2019), The Most Photographed Hill in Tuscany, [Oil on Canvas],
© and image courtesy the artist.

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Rosemary Barnes (2022), Lake Tyrrell [Oil on Canvas], 90cm x 90cm. © and image courtesy

the artist.

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Gabrielle Ridgeway (2022), Lemon Jasper Amethyst Necklace [Handmade Australian Glass and Sterling Silver], Length 50 to 54cm. © and image courtesy the artist.

3 – 21 October 2022

Mon – Fri, 10 am – 3 pm
Spirit in Glass​

Glass has an interplay with light that makes it distinctive as a tool for expression. Kinross Arts Centre is celebrating the International Year of Glass with an uplifting exhibition exploring rich aesthetic design by contemporary glass artists. These modern glass objects elicit emotions of wonder and compliment the charming structure of Kinross and its own stained-glass art.

 

Featuring

Christopher John, Anne Sorensen,
Charlotte Ward, Marlene Abela, Patrick Wong.

 

Opening Event

Thursday, October 6,  6–8 pm.

 

Artist Talk by glass artist Christopher John

Tuesday, October 11, 11am

Admission $5

                                                                          

RSVP essential due to TUC Covid policy.

Email director@kinrossarts.org.au or call 9829 0340

Proudly supported by Glaas Inc., City of Stonnington,
Australian Centre for Glass Design,
International Year of Glass 2022.

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The Dancer by Christopher John

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Enamel on Glass platters, by Marlene Abela

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Madonna and Child by
Christopher John

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KINROSS Christmas Craft Market

 

Kinross Christmas Craft Market will be running from November 7 – 20. Featuring delightful pieces by a select group of local craft makers, artists, and artisans, this pop-up shop has something for all tastes and budgets. These thoughtfully made artworks and unique finds make perfect Christmas gifts. Browse an assortment of offerings including artwork, jewellery, fine prints, wood, glass, home accessories and stationery. This fundraiser supports our arts centre and local makers.

 

Open

Monday - Friday 10 am – 3 pm.

Sundays, November 13 and 20, 10.00am - 3.00pm.

 

*The Manse Café is closed on Sundays.

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Masa Hoss (2022) Breathing in Love [sumi ink on mulberry paper], © and image courtesy Masa Hoss. @wisdom.of.black.ink

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John Tilbrook (2022) Birds Two [wood], © and image courtesy of Timberings, John Tilbrook

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Kossalii (2022) Illu Petit Bag [recycled leather], © and image courtesy Kossalii Design

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Lynne Kells (2021) Jewellery [mixed media], © and image courtesy Lynne Kells

Deborah Bowen (2022) Nest Trinket Dishes [glass], © and image courtesy Deborah Bowen

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