Roz Avent's solo exhibition, "Nature Brute", is a collection of large format charcoal drawings. These works focus on the landscape of Central Victoria, as Roz explains; "For most of my life this landscape with its monotonous yet chaotic appearance and its inhospitable and indifferent nature made me recoil from any thought of exploring it visually. A few years ago a shift occurred in my thinking when I began to see the contrast of light and dark, the wide range of surface textures, multiple points of entry and extraordinary forms as exciting material for drawing. The drawings are drawn, erased, redrawn, rubbed back and layered with marks and tones leaving faint traces of the process. Using, charcoal, ink, chalk and acetone I shape the drawing much as the elements shape the landscape itself. "
Until October 9
A group show - 24 August to 11 September
3 August - 21 August
Soft Drink Bottle, taps handles, metal grate, hammer, shoes, tea pot, metal scales, ceramic tiles, paint, wood and varnish.
Anakie Gorge: A Living Museum
22 June - 10 July 2016
Anakie Gorge stands as a geographic record of the movement of water, both natural and engineered. In this exhibition, Rosalind Lawson has produced a series of works that express the tension between natural forces and human intervention.
These works represent a limited collection from the artist and are for sale for the first time. Profits from the sales to go to the Ballarat Arts Foundation, supporting Ballarat’s emerging artists.
13 July - 31 July
'The Eye of the Storm'
Regular 6-week series of life drawing classes. Drawing challenges and activities, tutored drawing.
"Indefinitely" by Katrin Koenning
27 April - 22 May 2016
Katrin Koenning’s collection of beautiful photographic images, ‘Indefinitely’, are the result of her migrant upbringing and her wandering nature.
"Evidence based research" by Julie Collins & Derek John
25 - 29 May 2016
Evidence Based Research is a collaborative exhibition between Julie Collins and Derek John. At a special event during the exhibition period, Julie & Derek will be announcing plans to for their next ambitious project for Ballarat in 2018; BOAA – Biennale of Australian Art.
Seed Art Lab: Seeds Through an Artist's Lens
April 6 - April 24 2016
Image: Sophie Munns "Antipodean Inheritance ii" (detail)
Interview with Sophie Munns, exhibiting artist; Belinda Coates, Deputy Mayor Ballarat City Council; Dan Frost, Seeding Victoria; and Matt Pywell, Ballarat Wild Plants
Memory Cloth #10 Comfort Cope
Fibre Arts Australia: A Collection - Group Show
16th March through till 3rd April
Fibre Arts Australia - A Collection
16th March - 3rd April 2016
'There Are No Words'
Michelle Hamer performance and installation piece.
17th February - 13th March
Festival of Slow Music - Piano Marathon
Pianist and composer Luke Jaaniste absorbing the sounds of pianist and composer Monica Brooks - 1.31am, 29th August 2015