T MUS SEE Constructivism on Display at Heide
Heide Museum of Modern Art is staging “Call of the AvantGarde: Constructivism and Australian Art”, which examines the influence of the modernist art movement, Constructivism, on Australian art in the centenary year of the Russian revolution. Featuring over 200 works across three galleries, the exhibition explores how Australian visual artists have responded to this groundbreaking modernist movement. In keeping with the Constructivist impetus towards an integration of ideas across all the art forms, the display includes painting and sculpture, video and photography, the graphic arts as well as theatre and costume design by visual artists. Ongoing, Tue–sun 10am–5pm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen. 9850 1500. heide.com.au
The Art Gallery of Ballarat is staging several special exhibitions until 17 September.
As part of the 7th Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB), the gallery is staging a major exhibition of photographs by iconic American photographer David Lachapelle. Lachapelle is recognised as one of the most important photographers of our time. His hyper-realistic images are inspired by everything from social issues and political climates, to street culture and art history, to immortality and the metaphysical.
The gallery is also staging “From the Bower: Patterns of Collecting” which presents artwork and items from Victorian contemporary artists Loris Button, Deborah Klein, Louise Saxton and Carole Wilson. Their studio collections include curiosities, natural history specimens, memorabilia, discarded books and china, domestic textiles, carpet and linoleum and old tools of trade. Until 17 September, 10am–5pm, Art Gallery of Ballarat, 40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat. 5320 5858. artgalleryofballarat.com.au