Regional Arts Victoria: Meg Viney-Bell Fibre Arts Fellowship for Gippsland artists
May
25
to Sep 30

Regional Arts Victoria: Meg Viney-Bell Fibre Arts Fellowship for Gippsland artists

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Announcing the Meg Viney-Bell Fibre Arts Fellowship for Gippsland artists

Saturday 25 May

Regional Arts Victoria and Meg Viney-Bell are pleased to announce the inaugural Meg Viney-Bell Fibre Arts Fellowship for Gippsland artists wishing to grow their practice, explore their work, and develop new skills.

The intention of the $10,000 Fellowship is to revive fibrearts as an art form in the region supporting artists towards public presentation through exhibitions, artists’ talks or workshops.

The Fellowship was announced by Viney-Bell in Stratford today as part of the Regional Arts Victoria Annual General Meeting and Member Celebration.

As a fibre artist, Meg Viney-Bell concerns herself with the ‘nature of containment’ and what that means for emotional, spiritual and physical security. Her sculptures suggest that all life comes from a vessel, as something that holds and nurtures lifeforms from gestation to emergence – be it an egg, a cocoon, a uterus, a bud, a seedpod, a shell – the reality is Universal. Her work visits this central theme throughout her arts practice.

“The beauty in fibreart is of the physical and personal process of the artist. It is a rich cultural skill to work with natural materials in developing works of art that prioritise aesthetic value over utility. When artists come to me for mentorship or guidance, what grows is their authenticity and integrity of practise. It is a wonderful method of artmaking that is unique to the individual and their own cultural connection.” says Viney-Bell.

Administered by Regional Arts Victoria, the Fellowship opens on Thursday 1 Augustfor artists residing across Gippsland who have a minimum two years’ experience in fibrearts.

”This is a wonderful opportunity for Gippsland artists, and an extraordinary gesture by a local practitioner,” says Joe Toohey, Regional Arts Victoria Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to be supporting Meg in realising her ambition to see fibrearts thrive in the East of our state.”

www.rav.net.au

Regional Arts Victoria is the peak body for regional artists and arts organisations in Victoria and the leading organisation for regional creative practice in Victoria. We are inspired by arts across the state, and through partnerships, programming and projects, we develop creative practice all over Victoria.

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Message in a bottle by Ulla Taylor
May
28
to Jun 28

Message in a bottle by Ulla Taylor

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A small part of my artist residency here in Port Albert for the Creative Gippsland “Come and Play” Program was creating a pioneering 3D streetpainting today for the excellent maritime museum in town. Message in a bottle is about the shipwreck of the Clonmel steamer in 1841 which had travelled from Sydney to Melbourne. The shipwreck lead to the Anglo settlement once safe port was discovered, eventually a major export of gippsland gold and beef and a port of entry to Australia with an immigration barracks. One probably wouldn't expect that from the small fishing village it appears as today.

Image credit - Glen Taylor

Image credit - Glen Taylor

 Ulla has had over 30 years’ experience as a professional painter.  Most of Ulla’s commissioned work has been as a pavement artist creating street murals using pastels and tempera on pavements, which can last many months-years, fading slowly with the effect of the elements.

Ulla usually uses fine art pastels and pigments in a fresco secco technique on various surfaces including concrete, bitumen and pavers.  She also works as a painter, painting on variously surfaced walls and floors.

In 2016 Ulla was successful in being offered a Creative Gippsland residency working in Newhaven. Wellington Shire are thrilled to have her back for 2019, working with the Port Albert community to come up with a great design for the water tower.

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First Friday @ Gippsland Art Gallery with Tim Dakin
Jun
7
2:00 PM14:00

First Friday @ Gippsland Art Gallery with Tim Dakin

First Friday event held April 4, 2019.

First Friday event held April 4, 2019.

Join us in the Gallery for a conversation between Tim Dakin, Creative Arts Facilitator @ Regional Arts Victoria and Gallery Director, Simon Gregg about the state of the Arts in Gippsland. 

For further information contact the Gallery on T 03 5142 3500 or
galleryenquiries@wellington.vic.gov.au

Gippsland Art Gallery

Wellington Centre

70 Foster St, Sale, 3850.

Free entry. Open Daily.

Gippsland Art Gallery is proudly owned and operated by Wellington Shire Council with support from the Victorian government through Creative Victoria.

Gippsland Art Gallery acknowledges the Gunaikurnai People as the Traditional Owners of the land on which the Gallery now stands.
 

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Baw Baw Arts Alliance 'Winter' Art Exhibition and 2019 Youth Art Prize
Jun
5
to Jun 12

Baw Baw Arts Alliance 'Winter' Art Exhibition and 2019 Youth Art Prize

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Artists 12 to 25 yrs of age, the Baw Baw Arts Alliance 'Winter' Art Exhibition and 2019 Youth Art Prize are now open!!!!

Would you like an opportunity to have your art displayed at the West Gippsland Arts Centre?

Are you you a young artist looking for your next challenge?

Then get around this 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

📣🎨Entries for the Baw Baw Arts Alliance 'Winter' Art Exhibition and 2019 Youth Art Prize are now open.

All entries will be on display at West Gippsland Arts Centre with winners announced at the Main Stage of Snowfest Gippsland on 26 July.

Entry is free for artists aged 12 to 25.

Apply online at https://bit.ly/2EQkzKv by 12 June.👍

For more information please contact our Youth Officer on 5624 2411 or email youth.services@bawbawshire.vic.gov.au

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