Art Club

Art Club 2022

Free — Registrations preferred

Tuesdays 10 to 11.30am

24 May | 21 Jun | 12 Jul | 23 Aug | 27 Sep | 25 Oct | 22 Nov

Creative conversations series for art lovers and those who want to become one

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Be inspired by creative practitioners in the art and design worlds to discuss and exchange ideas, consider social issues and share responses. Our monthly meet ups allow participants to connect with creative thinkers past and present to discover and rediscover great stories through art and culture. Programs commence with a brief catch up and group discussion of exhibitions visited, art books read, film, theatre, and so on. Our experienced and knowledgeable art educator Gina Panebianco will present on an art topic, then we allow further time for discussion, questions and responses to the day’s subject.

Art Club will be presented at Incinerator Gallery

Registrations preferred

World Art

A series of talks inspired by your ideas and suggestions for creative conversations through art. Come with us on our inquiry into topics, themes and issues influencing artists across the globe past and present.

Art Club runs from 10am to 11.30am on Tuesdays in 2022

  • 24 May — Changing Visual Conventions 2: Exploring influences of African ArtTickets
  • 21 June — Reconciliation: Building relationships, respect, and trust
  • 12 July — Decolonisation: Raising awareness about the impacts of colonisation
  • 23 August — Climate Calamity: Bringing climate change to the forefront
  • 27 September — Stories and Allegory: Decoding messages and meaning
  • 25 October — Between Two Worlds: Crossing borders of place and culture
  • 22 November — Past and Present: Imaging now and imagining from histories.

Please note:

  • We will do our best to keep to this schedule but dates may change with limited notice only people with a ticket will be notified of any changes to this program.
  • In the event of further COVID-19 impacts this program may be presented via Zoom.

Changing Visual Conventions 2: Exploring influences of African Art

Amedeo Modigliani Womans Head 1912 DT203050 Art Club May 2022
Amedeo Modigliani, Woman’s Head 1912, limestone, 68.3 × 15.9 × 24.1 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The aesthetics of traditional African sculpture was a powerful influence for avant-garde European artists of early 1900s. Today, there is a decreasing divide between western and non-western art. Explore the art of Pablo Picasso, Amedeo Modigliani, Willie Cole and contemporary African artists Seydou Keïta and El Anatsui and others.


Presenter bio

Gina Panebianco is an art educator with 30+ years’ experience in the research, development, delivery and evaluation of learning programs, education resources and audience engagement. Gina is the former Head of Education and Public Programs at the National Gallery of Victoria and has held a diversity of roles in the visual arts and lifelong learning, including, Education Advisor for Dialogue in the Dark, Melbourne; Education State Arts Assessor for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority; Visual Arts Educator at La Trobe University; and guest educator in museums and galleries in Singapore, Taiwan, USA and Japan. 

Art Club Online

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