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Events & Learning

Events

The Incinerator Gallery offers a broad range of public programs and events throughout the year. These include monthly and seasonal workshops, artist talks, history tours and more.

The Big Draw Festival

We’re celebrating the world’s largest drawing festival, The Big Draw, through October, and invite you to take part in Free Range Drawing. This year’s theme ‘Drawn to Life’ is all about creativity for your health and well-being, so grab some sketching materials and get sketching! You will find a cart with drawing prompts, materials, paper…

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Art Bus

Join us for a tour of Moonee Valley’s community art exhibitions on our first ever Art Bus on Saturday, 30 November 2019, from 1pm–3.30pm.

Starting at Boadle Hall Community Gallery, and continuing to Crown Street Stables and Ascot Vale Library, this tour will include artist talks and give you the opportunity to learn about Moonee Valley’s exhibition spaces.

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Hospitality – Share your recipes and images!

Hospitality, Incinerator Gallery’s Summer Show, will celebrate the role of food in connecting people and communities.

Exploring local culinary specialities, producers and social enterprises this exhibition highlights our cultural ties to food and its role in creating shared values and a sense of belonging.

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Learn – Public Programs

Art & Dementia – Outreach

The Incinerator Art and Dementia program provides people living with early and mid-onset dementia in Moonee Valley an opportunity – alongside their carer – to connect with the world in enriching and life-enhancing ways.

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School Holiday Workshops

Unleash your child’s creative energy these school holidays through a series of fun and interactive arts workshops.

Children will work alongside professional artists and educators to imagine, make, create and express themselves.

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Incinerator History Tours

The Incinerator offers free history tours to community groups, led by Incinerator Volunteers.On this tour discover the unique story of the Incinerator Gallery buildings and its architectural, environmental and technological history.

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Gallery Sketchers

Practice and refine your drawing skills at the iconic Incinerator Gallery. Join our art educator Carly Richardson as she demonstrates a drawing technique, then find a comfortable place to sit and work on your own sketch.

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Art Club

Join Art Club presenter Gina Panebianco as she sheds a light on the creative practices, challenges and issues faced by some of Australia’s most inspiring artists and designers.

Enjoy the conversation, connect with creative thinkers and discover and rediscover great stories through art and culture.

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Slow Art Day

The longer we engage with an artwork the more we are able to think more deeply about it. We to notice increasing details and allow ourselves to fully experience works of art. This unhurried time improves our observation skills and as with other relaxation activities, like mindfulness and meditation, when done regularly provides a broad range of health and cognitive benefits. Sharing this activity with others helps deepen our appreciation of art and the people we are sharing it with.

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Learn – Studio Workshops

The Incinerator Gallery’s Studio Workshops are designed for adults wanting to learn new creative skills or further develop an existing one. We offer high quality art instruction in an encouraging studio classroom environment. Students of all abilities build their skills quickly through interactions with artist tutors and peers.

Bookings essential as class sizes are limited to small groups.

Workshops include all materials (unless stated otherwise).

Studio Workshops run for two hours each week over eight weeks.

Classes run in autumn, winter and spring aligning closely with school terms.

Bookings open on Friday, 30 August for the Spring term.

Read the terms and conditions.

All classes are $260 for eight sessions. 

Printmaking

This course offers a range of print-making techniques including mono-printing, linocut, collagraph’s and etching. Students will explore mark-making and layering of different processes in the development of a finished artwork.

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Fusing & Slumping Glass

Students will be introduced to the basic techniques and methods of fusing and slumping glass through a series of guided projects.

Glass artist Bethany Wheeler will explain different glass types, kiln forming techniques, safety in the studio, and how to cut sheet glass.

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Ceramics

Led by artist Sachiko Mardon, this course focuses on clay hand-building techniques as a foundation for making small useful objects.

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Drawing

This course provides instruction in a range of drawing techniques to develop each student’s ability to depict shape and tone in a confident and accurate manner.

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Learn – Babies, Children & Teens

The Incinerator Gallery offers a range of workshops and programs for babies and children to attend with a care giver.

Artist and educator led workshops are designed for specific age groups and tailored to provide an experience catered to their developmental needs.

School Holiday Workshops

Unleash your child’s creative energy these school holidays through a series of fun and interactive arts workshops.

Children will work alongside professional artists and educators to imagine, make, create and express themselves.

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Incy Wincy Babies – Early Learning

Incy Wincy Babies is a visual arts program led by Barking Spider Visual Theatre that guides babies and their carers through the Incinerator Gallery.

Babies are shown art, sung to and played with in a supportive environment.

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Arty Tales – Early Learning

Introduce your pre-schooler to art with our early learning program Arty Tales.

Storyteller artist Emily Paterson leads children through the Gallery in awe and wonder to view the exhibitions on display.

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Social Justice Art for Teens

Using art as a catalyst for expressing thoughts, opinions and ideas this course focuses on engaging young people in issues that are real and important to them about the world they inhabit.Participants will engage in important dialogue and analysis about social issues for young people, including the role artists play in shaping dialogue and advocacy. Through a variety of art making processes, they will explore different art-making techniques, mediums, themes and ideas; learning how to lift their own ideas and transform them into art pieces that express the critical voices and thoughts of young people.

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