Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006. T (03) 9035-9400. E firstname.lastname@example.org W www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/mlg H Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00. Sept 11 to 15 (opening Sept 14, 5.307.30pm) Proud – is an annually held student-curated exhibition showcasing the work of current students at the VCA School of Art. The exhibition allows for the work of emerging artists to be enjoyed by the public and the wider Melbourne art community. The Proud exhibition has become a major platform for current students of the Fine Art department to exhibit in an established gallery amongst their peers.
Proud signifies the identity of the VCA, expressing the collective nature of a new generation of artists with diverse, intriguing and challenging practices. Sept 7 and 21 6.00pm REMEDY 2017 Parts 1 & 2 – Jon Campbell, eminent VCA Alumna and former staff member has curated two programs of performance by alumna, staff, current students. For over 15 years, Campbell’s REMEDY programs encouraged VCA students to explore artistic expression beyond studio practice to include music, spoken word and performance art. Both sessions of REMEDY 2017 include a heady mix of new and familiar faces. Sept 20 5.30pm Dr Mark Titmarsh Book Launch: ‘Expanded Painting: Ontological Aesthetics and the Essence of Colour’. The relevance of painting has been questioned many times over the last century, by the arrival of photography, installation art and digital technologies. But rather than accept the death of painting, Mark Titmarsh traces a paradoxical interface between this art form and its opposing forces to define a new practice known as ‘expanded painting’. As the formal boundaries tumble, the being of painting expands to become a kind of total art incorporating all other media including sculpture, video and performance.