T MUS SEE Con­struc­tivism on Dis­play at Heide

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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

“Je­sus is My Home­boy – Last Sup­per” by David Lachapelle.

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