VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| Book launch & end of year drinks - 6 December

November 2017



The evening will see us raise a glass to Jacquie McPhee, renowned for her accomplished career in interior design and as an intrepid veteran collector of indigenous art. Jacquie is visiting us in Melbourne to launch her collecting memoir: The Greatest Passion of All, over 300 pages of lavish colour illustrations of her collection of art from across Australia. In her own words she recalls the origins of her passion for collecting and her encounters with the artists she was privileged to meet on the journey. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night. 

This is also a wonderful opportunity to view our current solo exhibition by Teresa Baker, and purchase an imaginative, original, meaningful and environmentally sound gift for loved ones, friends and work colleagues this holiday season. The gallery has restocked the beautiful unique bush dyed silk and merino wool scarves from Marnin Studio, Fitzroy Crossing and Anindilyakwa, Groote Eylandt. For the gold standard in environmentally sound gifts, why not acquire a Christmas wreath fashioned from reclaimed Ghost Nets – the discarded long line fishing nets repurposed by the amazing women of Erub Arts, Darnley Island in the Torres Strait. And for the connoisseur we have beautiful provenanced Riji Jakoli pearl shells from far western Australia.

Or simply join us for Champagne to celebrate with our artists their achievements during 2017 and the extraordinary exhibitions we have presented in our first year at the St Kilda Road gallery.
We look forward to seeing you. 

RSVP for catering purposes greatly appreciated by Monday 4 December 


VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| Now representing Hayley Millar-Baker

November 2017

Vivien Anderson Gallery is delighted to announce that HAYLEY MILLAR-BAKER has joined our community of represented artists. Welcome Hayley. 

Melbourne born and based photographer Hayley Millar-Baker is of Gunditjmara, Brazilian, Anglo-Indian, and European (Scottish and English) descent. Her practice is influenced and informed by her Koorie heritage and her own experience of living in a colonised contemporary urban culture.

Engaging with personal subjects surrounding my existence as an ‘urbanised’ Aboriginal, my practice is focused in photo-media investigations and interrogations of both personal and collective realities and re-imaginings - confronting past, present, and future stories of Aboriginal existence within south-east Australia. I use digital technologies to recount (to give the facts through narrative) and revive (to bring back into notice) story-telling through the process of photographic assemblage. I explore themes of cultural beliefs, connection to country, identity, relationships, cultural practices and values, displacement, alienation, oppression, and social confinement in relation to my own Aboriginal heritage.

Revealing personal re-imaginings of my story and my culture I acknowledge traditional story-telling through a contemporary lens.

Hayley is a finalist in the 2017 Churchie National Emerging Art Prize opening at the QUT Gallery in Brisbane on 11 November and was also selected as a finalist in the 2017 Darebin Art Prize, 2017 Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change, 2017 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, 2017 Maddocks Art Prize, and the 2014 Victorian Indigenous Art Award. She has recently exhibited as part of the 2017 TARNANTHI Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art in Adelaide, the 2017 HoBiennale in Hobart, the 2017 Ballarat International Foto Biennale, the 2017 Yirramboi Festival, and will participate in the 2018 Sydney Festival.

Hayley completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) at RMIT University in 2010, Master of Teaching (Visual Arts) at The University of Melbourne in 2015, and has recently completed a Master of Fine Arts at RMIT University.

Hayley Millar-Baker is collaborating with James Tylor to present a new body of work for exhibition at Vivien Anderson Gallery in August 2018. 

For further information and for images of currently available works, please contact the gallery.

Hayley Millar-Baker at the Incinerator Gallery with her photographic assemblage Even if the race is fated to disappear 1 (Peeneeyt Meerreeng / Before, Now, Tomorrow) 2017, Inkjet on cotton rag, 120 x 80 cm, Edition of 7 (+2 AP)


July 2017


Vivien Anderson Gallery is delighted to present the world premiere solo exhibition of watercolour paintings by HUBERT PAREROULTJA in association with Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Art Centre, NT and in conjunction with the Big hART premiere of Namatjira Project at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF).


Speaking on Hubert Pareroultja’s behalf and with his consent at the opening evening will be Alison French, independent curator and author of Seeing the Centre: The Art of Albert Namatjira 1902 – 1959.
Alison’s extraordinary scholarship extends to insightful personal anecdotes about the artists, having formed lasting friendships with the artists children and children’s children.


Images (l-r): Tjuritja (West MacDonnell Ranges, NT) 2016, watercolour on paper, 54 cm diameter (image), 78 x 80 cm (framed size); James Range near Utju 2017, watercolour on paper, 41 cm diameter (image), 60 x 62 cm (framed size); Two Emus travelling Kintore way 2017, watercolour on paper, 51 cm diameter (image), 78 x 80 cm (framed size)



We are delighted to announce that gallery artists TERESA BAKER and BERYL JIMMY from Tjungu Palya, SA, have been selected as finalists in the prestigious Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 

Teresa Baker's epic painting, Minyma Malilunya, will also be featured in her solo exhibtion at Vivien Anderson Gallery in November. 

Image: Teresa Baker, Minyma Malilunya 2017, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 200 x 300 cm



Gallery artists MAREE CLARKE, KENT MORRIS and JAMES TYLOR have been selected to exhibit in Tell, an exhibition of contemporary Indigenous photography, at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale in August.

James Tylor's new series The Forgotten Wars, produced in collaboration with Laura Wills, which will feature in Tell is now available. Please contact the gallery for the pictorial pricelist.

James Tylor and Laura Wills, The Forgotten Wars #3. #9, #10 2017, drawing on photograph (unique), 50 x 50 cm



Now available at the gallery for selected artists and artworks. 

Art Money - Money for art's sake.  Interest free loans to buy art. Take your art home and pay for it later.

Images: Jakayu Biljabu, Wikiri 2014, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 91 x 122 cm; Jakayu Biljabu, Wantili 2014, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 76 x 121 cm; Jakayu Biljabu, Pitu 2017, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 61 x 91 cm



VIVIEN ANDERSON GALLERY| Artist news - exhibitions and awards

May 2017


Maree Clarke's latest commission On the Banks of the Murray was unveiled at the redeveloped Sir Louis Matheson Library at Monash University's Clayton Campus yesterday. These extraordinary lenticular prints explore the notion of Place revealed through connection to country and her family's personal history.

On the banks of the Murray is a permanent fixture in the building, alongside Maree's Kangaroo Teeth Necklace, and artworks by gallery artists James Tylor and Vicki West which have also been acquired for the Monash University Collection. 

Maree Clarke in front of On the banks of the Murray at the reopening of the Matheson Library at Monash University



Maree Clarke and Vicki West are each presenting major new bodys of work in Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Trienniat at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra. 

Bringing together the works of 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, this groundbreaking exhibition commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Referendum, and highlights the continued excellence and diversity of Indigenous practice today. 

Defying Empire opens at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra from 26 May - 10 September. 

For further details please click here. 

Vicki West, In My Name, dodder vine installation



James Tylor has been selected  as a finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize. 

The Ramsay Art Prize changes the way we view and value the work of artists under the age of 40 in the canon of contemporary art. Held every two years, the $100,000 acquisitive prize is supported by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, and will be awarded to one of the 21 finalists at the Art Gallery of South Australia on Friday 26 May. 

Ramsay Art Prize is at the Art Gallery of South Australia from 27 May - 27 August. 

For further information click here.

James Tylor, Karrawirra Yerta 2016, daguerreotypes, timber (Eucalyptus camaldulensis), burnt sheep bones, quartz, charcoal, red ochre, stone knife and gold paint


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