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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

United Through Colour 
Sponsored by Toorak Uniting Church

 

 

 

Kinross Arts Centre invites you to United Through Colour by QArt Gallery and Studio
(Endeavour Foundation). Exploring the depths of colour abstraction through acrylics, this exhibition reflects a vibrant and diverse human experience. 

"United Through Colour is a celebration of the rich tapestry of humanity and the limitless expressions of self. As artists, we have come together to illuminate the profound significance of inclusiveness and the beauty found in embracing our uniqueness. We have taken inspiration from nature and the world around us for this body of work, which offers a glimpse into our individual journeys." 

- QArt Artists 

QArt is a social enterprise that provides employment, mentoring, and training for professional artists with intellectual and physical disabilities. 

Opening Celebration
Friday, June 14. 6pm - 8pm

Watercolour Workshop
Tuesday, June 18. 11am - Please RSVP

Dive into abstract watercolour with artist Kitty Yiu from QArt! Perfect for beginners and seasoned artists alike, explore the fluid nature of watercolours in a playful, experimental workshop. Learn brush strokes, colour mixing, and unleash your imagination. 

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Image Credits: 

Image 1: Holly Walton (2023), Monarch, [Acrylic on Canvas], 41 x 41cm 
Image 2: Sammi-Jo Matta (2023), Tropical Infusion, [Acrylic on Canvas], 

Image 3: Shelby Gardener (2023), Under Water Dance 1 and 2, [Acrylic on Canvas] , 30x30cm

Art for the Music 
Bronwen Gibbs
April 29 - May 24

This exhibition is a symphony of small, intricately layered state etchings
that accompany a flute and guitar dialogue. 

Bronwen Gibbs, drawing from the visuals of her coastal environment, invites observes to focus on the often overlooked marvels in their midst. Her muted hues of Wester Port's shores create a serenity through its representations. 

Etching in non-conventional ways, she develops an interplay of layers, then applies color to enhance, subdue or embellish. 

Art for the Music elegantly integrates poetic imagery to complement the musical experience. 

Opening Celebration
Friday, May 3, 6-8pm. Free

Artist Talk
Tuesday, May 7, 11am. $10. Please RSVP

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Image Credits: 

Bronwen Gibbs (2020), Cancion Moon Rising 1, [multilayered intaglio and watercolour], 22.5cm x  12.5cm. Courtesy the artist. 
Bronwen Gibbs (2019), Limosna Bird 1, [multilayered intaglio and watercolour], 22.5cm x 13cm. Courtesy the artist. 
Bronwen Gibbs (2019), Limosna Birds, [multilayered intaglio and watercolour], 22.5cm x 13cm. Courtesy the artist. 

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Image Credits: 

Camilla Wadford (2023), Winding Road 1, watercolour and gouache, 42x59.4cm. Courtesy the artist

Camilla Wadford (2023), Winding Road 2, watercolour and gouache, 42x59.4cm. Courtesy the artist.

Ouroboros
March 12 - April 2, 2024

Abstract artists Louise Wilcox and Camilla Walford explore the enduring symbolism of Ouroboros - the serpent consuming its own tail. Meditating on the eternal cycles embedded in existence, nature and the cosmos, this watercolour and acrylic exhibition is a contemplation of personal growth, renewal and interconnectedness. 

 

Opening celebration on Friday, March 15, 6-8pm. Free of charge. 

Artist Talk Wed, March 20. 11am $10, please RSVP

 

Radio interview with the artists
Sat March 23, 10am. 3MBS Arts Weekly. 103.5 FM and 3MBS Digital 

 

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Stories Stitched in Fabric

February 5 - 23, 2024
Curated by Jessica Curtain.
Generously sponsored by Professor Emeritus Neville Yeomans and Dr Margaret Yeomans. 

Explore the fascinating personal narratives woven into clothing and textiles in 'Stories Stitched in Fabric,' an exhibition of historical and contemporary interpretations from local collections.
Delve into the emotional resonance of these domestic arts, discovering garments as living archives of human experiences. Each piece unveils touching stories, inviting reflection on the threads that connect us all.

Curator's Talk

 Tuesday, February 13 at 11am. Entry is $15.
Tea and sweets served. RSVP required

Purchase tickets at this link -> https://square.link/u/xHKXUJAI

T: (03) 9829 0340 | E: director@kinrossarts.org.au | W: kinrossarts.org.au
Open Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm. 

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Image Credits: 

Anzara Clark (2020), Three Sisters #1, [Various papers, threads ,embossing, smocking, hand stitching], 35cm high x 28cm wide x 20cm deep. Courtesy the artist. 

Anzara Clark (2018), When Words Are Not Enough, [Recycled Teabags, Newspaper Obituary Pages, Various Papers, Thread, Paper Yarn, Dye, Ink]. Image courtesy Winkelman Design. 

Anzara Clark (2020), My DNA Remembers Them - Hair Brooches, [hair, silk, wadding, thread, found metal brooch settings], 4cm x 6cm. Courtesy the artist. 

Patchwork Dressing Gown, c. 1880's - 1910's, [cotton, silk, satin, velvet]. Courtesy Brighton Historical Society. 

Past 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.

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.

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
nd image courtesy Margot Yeomans.

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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