Join our team - We are seeking a Gallery Manager extraordinaire

December 2018

We are hiring!

Gallery Manager – 12-month Maternity Leave Cover contract

Do you possess a strong knowledge of Australian indigenous art?
Are you a highly organised person with great interpersonal skills, able to multitask on both short and long-term projects?
Are you a skilled communicator with a high level of understanding and practice in social media, website updates and maintenance ?
Are you proficient in Photoshop, Xero, and computer programs related to stock management, mail list management, knowledge of shipping and handling of artworks?
The right person will be key in supporting the Director and communicating on a regular basis with gallery represented artists, art centres, public institutions and private clients. So you need to take direction and work independently, seize the initiative with projects for the promotion of the gallery’s exhibitions and be a confident salesperson.
Experience in sales and marketing is essential.

Commencing in January 2019 this is a contracted permanent part time position (averaging approximately 40 hours per fortnight) allowing for gallery installations, exhibition openings and other requirements. Regular Saturday work is required.
There is a three-month probationary period for the role.
Must be available for interviews from Friday 14 December – Tuesday 18 December

HOW TO APPLY
For more information and to view the full position description for this role

please email info@vivienandersongallery.com
Applications close at 5.00 pm Tuesday 11 December 2018

Image: Sonia Kurarra, Martuwarra 2018, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 120 x 180 cm, Provenance: Mangkaja Arts, WA 


VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| Hayley Millar-Baker art tram

August 2018

Congratulations to Hayley Millar-Baker who was last night announced as one of eight artists whose artwork will transform a Melbourne tram as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October.

Hayley says of her design:

Focusing on photographic-media investigations, I confront past, present, and future stories of Aboriginal existence within south-east Australia before, during, and after colonisation. As a direct result of Australia’s colonial occupation, my family has had to make certain sacrifices. However, what was never sacrificed was our deep connection to land.

We rely on bushland for answers, for growth, for clarity, for satisfaction and for cleansing. Playing a vital role as the creator, I explore the inclusion of Aboriginal dreamtime story characters and totems, as well highlighting the contemporary Indigenous experience of the physical country we stand on today.

Hayley's tram will hit the tracks on 4 October, and can be seen on the 86 and 11 tram routes.

 


VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| ARTIST NEWS - Kent Morris

August 2018

Gallery artist Kent Morris is featured in Foundation, at the Fairfield City Museum and Gallery in Sydney. 

Foundation is a group exhibition curated by Emily McDaniel that responds, reflects or articulates the relationship to origin, groundwork or establishment (both material and immaterial) upon which place is created. In a colonialised place it is also a term that encapsulates the ‘found’ or ‘discovered’ in relation to the farce British claim that declared Australia to be a Terra Nullius state. This exhibition acknowledges the immeasurable histories of First Peoples and their relationship to country. 

Kent's series Unvanshed is on display in Foundation until 17 November 2018. 


VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| James Tylor wins Fleurieu Art Prize

June 2018

Congratulations to James Tylor and Laura Wills who have won the $25,000 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize with their collaborative work titled Hidden Landscape: Kangaroo Island.

The 2018 prize was announced on Saturday night, 16 June, at McLaren Vale Visitor’s Centre to mark the start of the 20th anniversary of the Fleurieu Biennale.

James Tylor will exhibit new hand coloured photographs and objects with Vivien Anderson Gallery at Melbourne Art Fair in August, and will also present new photographic assemblages and artefacts as part of the exhibition Dark Country with Hayley Millar-Baker at Vivien Anderson Gallery from 25 July.

Image: James Tylor and Laura Wills's Hidden Landscape: Kangaroo Island, winner of the 2018 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize


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