"Ebb and Flow"
|work from the 2019 exhibition by |
Veronique Derville, Jo Felstead-Hill and Jenny Rickards
2020 Festival launched
Between 12 and 2pm on
18 January 2020
The exhibition is open from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm on the weekends of
18, 19 | 25, 26, 27 January | 1, 2 | 7, 8, 9 February
An exhibition of smaller sculpture reflective of place and narrative in sculpture and on the island.
The River Yarra is actually tidal as it "Ebbs and Flows" around this natural beauty accessible at weekends by punt. In a small gallery in this bush setting the 15th Herring Island Summer Arts Festival will be held from 18th January to the 13th April 2020
There will be a formal opening on Sat 18th Jan when the festival will be launched with this exhibition of work entitled “Ebb and Flow” by members of the Association of Sculptors Victoria. Our guest speaker at the opening will be Graeme Williams OAM. A retired architect, Graeme Williams devotes his life to his passion for Australian Art. A regular attendee of many of the major international art events, such as Art Basel, the Venice Biennale, Contempora and the Munster Sculpture Project, Graeme is himself involved in art prizes as the curator, judge and selection committees of various art events. He has been a Board Member of the Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Deputy Chairman of the Contempora Sculpture Prize based in Melbourne Docklands and the Curator of the Biennial Melbourne Savage Club Acquisitive Art Prize since 2001. Graeme was curator of the Melbourne Savage Club 2013 Biennale Art Prize for a Small Sculpture, sponsor of the 2018 Lorne Small Sculpture Award and convenor of the 2018 Ken Scarlett Award for Creative Writing on Sculpture. In 2019 he was awarded a medal of the Order of Australia for an outstanding contribution to the visual arts. Currently he is a PhD candidate at Federation University where he is researching one of Australia’s oldest exhibiting art bodies, the Victorian Artists’ Society.
In 2020 each of the exhibitions will be open on one Friday to give an opportunity to groups with office hours staff assistance to visit the island and gallery. The "Ebb and Flow" exhibition will be open on Friday 7th February. Groups might like to consider a group size of around 12 for ease of access to the punt. The island is wheelchair accessible only with assistance. Contact Parks Victoria 13 1963.
Always very popular, sculptors will be present to answer questions and on Australia Day public holiday (27th January) artists from the different groups will be set up in the courtyard of the gallery to demonstrate some of their skills.
This will be great opportunity to see some small sculptural works as well as the permanent works scattered around the Island. Enjoy the short walk and perhaps a BBQ or Picnic. Bring the family.