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Stonnington Council, Australia Day Council (Victoria) and Parks Victoria

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"