Gallery Open 11:30am to 4:30pm

Weekends, Australia Day, Labour Day and the Monday after Easter
Proudly supported by
Stonnington Council, Australia Day Council (Victoria) and Parks Victoria

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Waiting for the 2011 Festival

The 2011 festival will be with us soon! We visited the island the day before the official opening and found all in readiness - the island's treasures have lasted the winter and await you.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Opening the Sculpture Exhibition

It's only three weeks since the festival started and now we have the next exhibition. Opening day for the Association of Sculptors of Victoria was low key with a friendly crowd enjoying a short talk from president Geoff Williams, some refreshing hospitality and stimulating art.
The weekend continued hot - so much so that we brought over a portable evaporative cooler and kept the mini refrigerator stocked with soft drink and mineral water. The cooler made a difference - Monica knows :-)
At the end of the day - when all the guests had enjoyed a cool drink and gone back we made a movie of the show - the official record will of course show the work much better - but this gives an idea of what is there and how it feels. You can enjoy the show for the next two weekends - then on to the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Australia Day 2010

Ceramics Victoria hosted the 2010 Australia Day celebrations in the gallery, whilst representative from the Association of Sculptors of Victoria, the Contemporary Art Society and Ceramics Victoria demonstrated their art in the courtyard. Damien from Friends of Herring Island ran a tour showing people the permanent collection of sculpture and discussed the ongoing work of re-vegetating the island. There must have been in excess of three hundred people visiting on Australia Day but it wasn't crowded once you were on the island - a laid back Australian arts experience.