Art Club

Art Club 2021

At Incinerator Gallery — Tuesdays 10am — 27 Jul | 31 Aug | 28 Sep | 26 Oct | 23 Nov 2021
Free — Tickets essential

Zoom Live — Tuesday 10am — 29 Jun
Free — Tickets essential

Creative conversations series

For novices to well-informed art lovers

Be inspired by artists and designers and their creative practice to discuss and exchange ideas, responses and issues. Join our monthly meet ups, connect with creative thinkers past and present to discover and rediscover great stories through art and culture.

All programs will commence with a brief catch up and group discussion of exhibitions visited, art books read, or films seen. With returning to Boadle Hall at Incinerator Gallery and in the Zoom Live session we encourage Art Club attendees to share with each other any recommendations for exhibitions they have been to or related books, film, theatre, and so on. Our art educator Gina Panebianco will present on an art topic, then we allow further time for short breaks, discussion, questions and responses to the day’s subject.

Art Club from 10am to 11.30am on the following Tuesdays*:

  • 29 June via Zoom — click here for a ticket
  • 27 Julyclick here for a ticket
  • 31 August
  • 28 September
  • 26 October
  • 23 November

*Please note: If government restrictions and capacity limits do not allow for Art Club to go ahead in the Gallery, a Zoom link will be sent to registered attendees. Dates and times will not change.

June’s topic:

Great Collectors and Their Legacy: Peggy Guggenheim – a mistress of modernism.

In her autobiography, Peggy Guggenheim described herself as an art addict. Her collection, housed in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, Venice, is one of the most important museums of European and American art of the first half of the 20th century, featuring iconic artists of Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, including Picasso, de Chirico, Kandinsky, Miro, Klee, Ernst, Magritte, de Kooning, Dali, and Calder. Peggy is also recognised for her early advocacy of emerging avant guard artists such as Jackson Pollock, who she called her “great discovery.” Explore with Gina Panebianco the fascinating stories behind this collection, what inspires and influences Peggy, why she is considered outrageous for her time, and dig a little deeper into the art of some of the legends of modernism.


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, Education Advisor for Dialogue in the Dark, Melbourne and Education State Arts Assessor for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. Gina has been a guest educator in museums in Singapore, Taiwan, USA and Japan and currently is a Visual Arts Educator at La Trobe University.

Click here for previous Art Club Online presentations

Please note: We will do our best to keep to this schedule but classes, themes and topics may change without notice.