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Saturday 1 December 2018

Herring Island Summer Arts Festival 2019

In 2019 the Herring Island Summer Arts Festival will run from 12th January to 22nd April. There will be four exhibitions with the exhibitions "Vitreous" and "Contemporary by Nature" running concurrently.

The invitation is available in PDF format here.

The launch of the 2019 Festival will be celebrated between midday and 2pm on Saturday 12th January. The exhibiting artists look forward to sharing this occasion with you.

Monday 26 March 2018

A4 Art Australia is now open

A4 Art Australia 2018 is now open!

The fourth exhibition in the
2018 Herring Island Summer Arts Festival is
A4 Art Australia

The opening of the fifth annual A4 Art Australia was on Saturday 17 MARCH between 12 noon and 2pm at the Herring Island Gallery. The exhibition celebrates the diversity of contemporary art produced by artists from all across Australia. All 133 participating artists have contributed to the wonderful and imaginative spread of over 400 very affordable artworks in our show.
There are plenty of opportunities to see the show because it is on for 5 weekends until 15 April
The exhibition is on show the following dates: 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 MARCH 1, 2, 7, 8, 14, 15 APRIL (2018) NOTE: The gallery will also be open Easter Monday 2 April.
.A downloadable A4 invitation is available on the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria website HERE
Bring your friends/family to the show!
The exhibition was opened by Cr. Glen Attwell representing The City of Stonnington.
There are 401 distinctive A4-sized artworks and sculptures on show, covering almost every imaginable subject, and created in a wide range of media including - acrylic, aquatint, charcoal, collage, crayon, digital print, enamel, etching, gouache, graphite, ink, linocut, mixed media, oil pastel, pastel, pen, pencil, photography, polymer, textile & watercolour!

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Contemporary by Nature - opening soon

Opening 24th February

The Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc. Presents: Contemporary by Nature: An interpretation of the natural world by members of the society.

The exhibition runs 11:30am to 4:30pm
24, 25 February; 3, 4 March, and 10, 11, 12 March

“Zipadeedoodah” mixed media by Robert Lee

We welcome you to join us for refreshments at the opening on Saturday 24 February.The exhibition will be officially opened by a Councillor representing the City of Stonnington, to be advised.

In this exhibition, both established and emerging contemporary artists have explored aspects of nature, in wide a range of artistic media! Each day of the exhibition a different exhibiting artist will be "on duty" at the gallery. A great opportunity for you to ask questions about their artwork and inspiration behind the work.

All images from the exhibition will be on the CAS website at the conclusion of the exhibition. (follow the links)

Contact: Cressida Fox, CAS Secretary, on: 0407 059 194
CAS is an incorporated non profit art society, (established 1938)

Last Weekend of "Vitreous" Exhibition

"Glass Painting No5” by Jeff Hamilton
February 17th and 18th is the final weekend of "Vitreous"

In this inaugural exhibition, see over 60 artworks created in glass, ceramic and mosaic, utilizing many kiln fired & worked techniques.

All images from the exhibition will be on the CAS website at the conclusion of the exhibition. (follow the links)
Contact: Cressida Fox, CAS Secretary, on: 0407 059 194

Thursday 25 January 2018

Australia Day Weekend

Artists from all groups look forward to seeing you enjoy the island, including the guided tour by Friends of Herring Island at 2pm, and the demonstration events on January 26th. 

The sculpture exhibition will be open on the 27th BUT

Herring Island Gallery will be closed on Sunday the 28th January due to excessive weather conditions. 

More news see Parks Victoria website.

First Exhibition in the 2018 festival

The Festival launched and the ASV opened on Herring Island on 13th January - the weather was kind and the rain held off until the opening formalities were over.

Guests were greeted by the one man band Uptown Brown - he really lifted the energy of the event.

Speakers at the launch were Robert Lee, coordinator of HISAF, Gillian Govan, Immediate Past President of the ASV and CEO of Parks Victoria, Chris Hardman.

Chris Hardman, CEO Parks Victoria

The title of this show "Meander" inspired some of the artists in their work - for others meander was a reflection of their career path. However it impinged, the island encourages everyone to meander amongst the works in the gallery, the sculpture placed around the island and the restored "natural" bushland the result of work by the Friends of Herring Island and Parks Victoria.

Images of the works in the exhibition can be seen here.

Hugues Scheid "D├ędain - Disdain"