Southbank Sth Melbourne
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
T (03) 9697-9999. W www.acca.melbourne
Free admission. H Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt. July 7 to Sept 16 A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness – Alec Baker, Benita Clements, Vicki Couzens, Robert Fielding, Jonathan Jones, Peter Mungkuri, Vincent Namatjira, Jimmy Pompey, Yhonnie Scarce, Peter Waples-Crowe, Lisa Waup, Kaylene Whiskey and Tiger Yaltangki. Curated by Hannah Presley. The first exhibition in the Yalingwa series celebrates the significance of family, community and humour in contemporary Aboriginal life. The exhibition features ten new commissions from artists from south-east Australia and beyond, in an exploration of everyday life and experiences of Aboriginal people today. Country music icons, queer identity, pop-culture and community leadership are referenced, as well as the legacy of ancestors and the importance of coming together to strengthen identity and connection. Yalingwa is a Victorian Government initiative, developed in partnership between Creative Victoria, ACCA and TarraWarra Museum of Art and designed to support outstanding contemporary Indigenous art and curatorial practice. It includes three new curatorial positions and three major exhibitions alternating between ACCA and TarraWarra, focused on new commissions by contemporary Indigenous artists.
Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
T (03) 9699-7885. E email@example.com W www.austapestry.com.au Gold coin entry to the galleries and workshop. H Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00. Guided tours Wed 11am and Thurs 2pm, $10 per person: bookings essential. View the weavers and dyer at work on major contemporary art commissions and artists in residence. Tapestries being woven on the looms designed by Emily Floyd, Guan Wei and Justin Hill. To July 28 Tapestry x Architecture – an exhibition of experimental tapestry samples which interpret previous Tapestry Design Prize for Architects prize winning designs by John Wardle Architects (TDPA 2015) and Justin Hill (TDPA 2016). Tapestry x Architecture offers viewers a glimpse into the process of handmade tapestry production and highlights the innovative collaboration between the ATW weavers and living architects.
Cnr Dodds Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank T (03) 9035-3020.
W www.buxtoncontemporary.com H Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs to 8.00. The new purpose-built home for the Michael Buxton Collection of contemporary art. July 12 to Oct 21 No One Is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout – this ironically titled exhibition shines a spotlight on Ronnie van Hout, a Melbourne-based New Zealand-born artist best known for his distinctive brand of existential absurdism.
115 Thistlethwaite Street, South Melbourne 3205. T 0481-055-558 . E firstname.lastname@example.org
W www.laurentgallery.com H Mon-Wed and Fri 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt. Permanent exhibition by Titane Laurent.
Lynn Jaanz Art Gallery
Level 1, 216 York Street, South Melbourne 3205.
T 0450-955-467. W www.yorkstreetartgallery.com Curator: Anne Ioannou. International artist Lynn Jaanz and guest artist advertised. Viewing by appt: email Curator@lynnjaanzartgallerycom
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
T (03) 9035-9400. E email@example.com W www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/mlg H Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00. July 20 to Aug 25 (opening Thurs July 19, 5.30pm) Yours Internally – Kiron Robinson and Grant Stevens – organic kale, yoga mats, adult colouring-in books, active wear – the lifestyle accessories of our time… but where and how did they become so woven into our social fabric? New found peace, the quest for nirvana or a reaction to something darker? Yours Internally combines neon works by Kiron Robinson and videos by
Grant Stevens in an exploration of the internalised experiences of doubt, insecurity, anxiety and uncertainty. Curated by Dr David Sequeira. Kiron Robinson courtesy Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne. Grant Stevens courtesy Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney. www.sarahscoutpresents.com/web/kiron-robinson www.grantstevens.net/#/haven
National Gallery of Victoria NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
T (03) 8620-2222. W www.ngv.vic.gov.au
H Daily 10.00 to 5.00. To Oct 7 MoMA AT NGV: 130 Years Of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Also, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and New York! New York! For Kids. To Oct 28 Japonisme Japan and The Birth Of Modern Art. To Jan 27, 2019 A Modern Life Tablewares 1930s-1980s. Ongoing: NGV Collection International Art.
William Holt Gallery In conjunction with 100th Gallery
200 Normanby Road, Southbank 3006.
T 0419-206-358. E firstname.lastname@example.org
W www.williamholtart.com H Mon-Fri 7.00 to 4.30, or by appt. Permanent exhibition with regular new works showing 25 large-scale paintings on display – William Holt.
Robert Fielding, Untitled, 2018, from the series ‘Objects of Origin’,
2018, digital photograph
Courtesy the artist, Mimili Maku Arts, Northern Territory and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
Kate Daw, installing her work Afterwards (Show Me Grace) #2 Courtesy the artist and Margaret Lawrence Gallery