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.



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


June 2018

Maree Clarke is exhibiting at Arts Space Wodonga

Reimaging Culture: Contemporary Connections to Country

Friday, June 8 to Saturday, July 21, 2018

Arts Space Wodonga is thrilled to present an exhibition of new and existing work by Mutti Mutti and Boon Wurrung artist Maree Clarke. This powerful collection of multimedia works continues Clarke’s focus on the revival of southeast Australian Aboriginal art and culture — reaffirming and revitalising lost traditions and signifying the rightful place of these practices within contemporary art. The exhibition celebrates the passing on of cultural knowledge and traditional art practices, with many new works being the result of collaborations between the artist and young members of her family. Clarke’s constantly evolving practice unites traditional materials, method and meanings with emerging technology as a means to immerse viewers and mesh the present with the past.

Opening: Saturday, June 23, 2pm

Artist talk: Thursday, June 21, 6pm

Maree Clarke is also currently exhibiting in COLONY: FRONTIER WARS at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, until 15/08/2018, and will exhibit at Melbourne Art Fair with Vivien Anderson Gallery Booth B10 from 2 – 5 August 2018

Image: Maree Clarke, Reimaging Culture: Contemporary Connections to Country at Arts Space Wodonga 

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