VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| ARTIST NEWS - Maree Clarke solo exhibition

March 2019

Congratulations to Maree Clarke who has accomplished an extraordinary survey of her practice in her hometown Mildura.

Reimagining Culture: Contemporary Connections to Country

9 March - 12 May 2019

Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura VIC

Reimagining Culture - Contemporary Connections to Country is an acutely relevant major new creative initiative between Craft and Mildura Arts Centre. This exclusive exhibition will bring together a selection of works by Mutti Mutti, Boonwurrung, Yorta-Yorta woman and multi-disciplinary artist Maree Clarke, and new works made in collaboration with Maree and her nieces and nephews.

Maree's family live in Mildura and the surrounding area. Reimagining Culture is an opportunity for them to (re)imagine their culture in the place they live and have lived. It explores how they create their traditions through research and respect of the land, while drawing strength from their Ancestors.

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

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