Art Quilt Australia 2021 at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum 35-37 Castella Street, Lilydale, Victoria 3140
Gallery Hours: Open Thursday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm. Monday to Wednesday closed.
Art Quilt Australia has been extended at the museum and will run until 26th February 2022.
The following exhibitions are currently open or will be opening soon. Under the current circumstances, please visit the appropriate gallery website to see details of their Covid19 restrictions.
Indigo: Alvena Hall
3 December- 19 December
Mrs Harris’ Shop
36 Jervois Street
Torrensville SA 5031
Gallery Hours: Please check with the gallery.
Alvena Hall has an exhibition, Indigo, opening at the gallery Mrs Harris’ Shop on 3rd December and it will run until 19th December.
Linden New Art Gallery
Linden New Art Gallery
26 Acland St, St Kilda
Neroli Henderson is one of three artists featuring in an exhibition focused on Covid lockdowns, the exhibition is showing in the public space section at the rear of the Linden New Art Gallery.
Craft Contemporary | Celebrating the art of craft
October Until 11 December 2021
Some events delivered on Zoom; others in different locations within the Boroondara Council Region.
Throughout October, coordinated by Craft Victoria, Boroondara Arts invites you to make, create, see and do with the ‘Craft Contemporary 2021’ satellite program of exhibitions, tours, talks, workshops and open studios online.
Celebrate the multifaceted art of craft and participate in Zoom facilitated workshops with Minna Gilligan (collage), Abbey Rich (screen printing), Kylie Stillman (paper sewing), Erin Lewis-Fitzgerald (visible mending), Cassie Leatham (weaving), Lou Hubbard (sculpture making), Lyn Guy (quilted textiles) as well as Sai-Wai Foo, Aaron Billings, Tantri Mustika, and Chenai Mupotsa-Russell who will participate in a panel discussion asking what does our craft-making say about us? What does our creative practice allow us to express? How does this form our individual identity in society?
23 October 2021- 3 April 2022
Art Gallery of New South Wales Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
Gallery Hours: Open daily- closed Christmas Day.
The Matisse Alive exhibition includes “an electrifying display of tivaevae – the Polynesian art of quilting. This and other Pacific textile traditions profoundly influenced Matisse’s late great works, the ‘cut-outs’.”
Ain’t the Archies: group exhibition
Ain’t the Archies is an international fibre and textile art exhibition curated by fibre art gallerist, Anne Kempton, that re-imagines portraiture and takes the form of a multi-artist response to what is arguably Australia’s favourite portrait art award, the Art Gallery of NSW’s Archibald Prize.
One Step Further
1 October 2021- 18 December 2021
Kyabram Town Hall 199-209 Allan Street, Kyabram, Victoria
Gallery Hours: Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Closed Sundays. $6 entry.
One Step Further is a biennial exhibition and in keeping with the contemporary theme, it is purely for entrants who wish to push the boundaries of quilt making.
Australian Quilts in Public Places (AQIPP)
11 November – 18 December
Box Hill Town Hall and Whitehorse Art Space
1022 Whitehorse Road
Box Hill, VIC 3128
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 4pm
Saturday, 12pm – 4pm
Australian Quilts In Public Places is an initiative of the Australian Quilters Association Inc. (AQA). This exhibition aims to promote quilting as an art form by inviting quilters from all around Australia to exhibit original works demonstrating their interpretations of a given theme.
Necessity: waggas and the art of making do
7 August – 5 December 2021
National Wool Museum
26-32 Moorabool Street, Geelong 3220
Gallery Hours: Open daily 10am to 3pm. Adult $10 Child $6 Concession $8 Family $30 (2 adults and up to 4 children).
Necessity: waggas and the art of making do is a selection of pieces and objects from the National Wool Museum that tell the story of making do. It will be on display from one of Australia’s largest and most significant collections of heritage quilts and waggas for the first time in over 25 years.
Salon des Refusés
The alternative Archibald comes to Adelaide for the first time in its 30 year history.
9 October to 11 December
David Roche Foundation House Museum
241 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
Gallery Hours: Bookings are recommended.
The David Roche Foundation in Adelaide will host the often controversial Salon des Refusés for the first time in its 30 year history. The Salon des Refusés – the alternative Archibald and Wynne Prize selection – has run each year at Sydney’s National Trust S.H. Ervin Gallery since 1992. The exhibition will showcase over 40 portraits and landscape works by some of Australia’s best contemporary artists.
Jane Watters, Director of the S.H. Ervin Gallery, said, “The Salon is one of Sydney’s much anticipated exhibitions for artists and audiences alike as it provides an alternative selection from the hundreds of works entered in the Archibald & Wynne Prizes each year at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The Salon des Refusés exhibition follows in the renegade spirit and tradition of an alternative salon and allows debate on the evolving definitions of contemporary portraiture with art that guarantees to be witty, controversial and engaging.”