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Exhibitions

Exhibitions at the Incinerator Gallery

The Incinerator Gallery hosts an exciting and diverse program of exhibitions year round.

There are three unique gallery spaces within the Incinerator including the Main Gallery, the Atrium and Boadle Hall Community Gallery.

Incinerator Art Award

Incinerator Art Award

12 October 2019 - 1 December 2019

The Incinerator Art Award is the Gallery’s annual contemporary art prize of national significance, with entries received from across Australia. The award showcases 28 shortlisted works inspired by the theme of art for social change.

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The Billboard Project

The Billboard Project is a series of large format photographic billboards that create unexpected public galleries in and around the Keilor Road Shops in Niddrie.

The locations can be discovered around Wallace Mall, and they connect to the billboard in the front garden of the Incinerator Gallery.

These public sites feature changing exhibitions by some of Melbourne's best contemporary artists. Elvis Richardson, Clare Rae, Zoe Croggon, Petrina Hicks, Mike Read, Genevieve Grieves, Dianne Jones, James Voller and Steven Rhall have all exhibited in these spaces.

Amna Hamid

18 October 2019 - 21 January 2020

Along Keilor Road, Niddrie VIC 3042 In this photographic series Amna Hamid documents the work of chef Seba Hadara from Cakesnplates. Ever since I was young, I’ve loved being in the kitchen. I learn through tactile experiences and hands on activities, and I realised my lack of motivation at school was an indication that I’m…

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Offsite exhibitions

Fireworks 2019

- 15 January 2020

Council Chambers, 9 Kellaway Ave, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039 Fireworks 2019 was originally exhibited at Incinerator Gallery to showcase the art and design of Year 11 and 12 students who live, work or study in Moonee Valley. Fireworks aims to provide a platform to display our local emerging artists and designers’ work, and to encourage…

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Ready, Set, Equity! Women and girls in sport

- 20 November 2019

Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre, 69 Military Road Avondale Heights VIC 3034 These profiles were been developed as part of the Ready, Set, Equity! project to increase the visibility, profile, representation and participation of girls and women in sport in Moonee Valley. The profiles – which were released at Moonee Valley’s Women and Girls…

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Lily Kojic

17 October 2019 - 13 December 2019

Clocktower Café Gallery, 750 Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds VIC 3039 Create is an annual event that makes use of art’s expansive potential by providing consumers of mental health services with a platform to showcase their talent, perspective, and stories. It is one of a number of initiatives offered by the Inner West Area Mental…

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Jaci Williams Volcanic Rocks

Jaci Williams

1 August 2019 - 23 October 2019

Jaci’s art explores the relationship she has to the environment, the different elements in nature, the atmosphere, light or simply the beauty. Inspired by certain locations and she is compelled to capture the essence of what she sees and express it through the work.

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Susan Lowe

Habitat and Domicile

1 August 2019 - 19 December 2019

This series of paintings reference places we live or dwell in. The strong use of colour recalls children’s building blocks and our innate urge to create and build. Habitats are indicative of a particular time and place and the smaller acrylic works depict architectural details found locally in our neighborhood.

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Strathmore Mural

23 March 2019 -

We’ve created a new mural in Strathmore! Strathmore based artists Eva Giannoulidis and Jasper Killick have worked with students from local schools to create a new mural on the underpass at Pascoe Avenue, Strathmore.

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Past Exhibitions

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Nightwatch: Urban Nocturnes and the Power of Narrative

5 April 2013 - 12 May 2013

This is an exhibition that examines photography’s ability to document the world and inspire the viewer. The exhibition comprises of a selection of photographic nocturnes that reflect many of the vistas in Australia’s suburbia. Under the cover of darkness the city is transformed and people are empowered to imagine new possibilities for the spaces they inhabit. There is space for personal narratives among the cars, roads, industry and architecture.

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Fireworks: Art and Design by Bright Young Things 2014

14 February 2014 - 30 March 2019

Fireworks was established in 2013 for VCE art and design students who live or go to school in Moonee Valley and was a huge success for the gallery and the community. In 2014 we are celebrating another bumper crop of young talent with a professional-level exhibition from our local bright young things.

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Beg Borrow Steal

10 April 2015 - 24 May 2019

This exhibition explores the many different ways in which people are stimulated by other cultures. The works display a fascination with other cultures and draw on the other worldly experience of travel.

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Mudsumma: All you need is love

22 January 2016 - 14 February 2016

All You Need Is Love is an exhibition by Lisa White that originated from her original project, in support of marriage equality, the In Bed Project and is a exploration of love, equality and family.

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Midsumma: Convergent Pathologies

21 January 2017 - 12 February 2017

This group exhibition by trans and gender diverse (TGD) artists from Melbourne explores the experiences of TGD people living with mental illness: from making choices to resist against or comply with being pathologised, to negotiating multiple identities and realities.

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LBGTIQA+ in Moonee Valley

20 January 2018 - 20 February 2019

To coincide with Moonee Valley’s participation in Midsumma Festival there will be an installation that relates to local LBGTIQA+ issues in Boadle Hall. This space is prepared by Moonee Valley’s LBGTIQ working group in collaboration with Council’s Community Planning department.

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The eyes that saw her were closed

11 August 2018 - 30 September 2018

The eyes that saw her were closed is an installation referencing the architectural drawings of Marion Mahony Griffin who was the architect and co-designer of the Essendon Incinerator, now the Incinerator Gallery, alongside Walter Burley Griffin.

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The Patterns of Displacement

2 June 2018 - 29 July 2018

The Patterns of Displacement was made in collaboration with students in a refugee camp in Kurdistan/Iraq. It questions ideas about individuality and communality in the context of current global refugee crises.

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The Mind on Fire

7 April 2018 - 20 May 2018

The Mind on Fire is a site-specific chalk drawing on the walls of the Incinerator Gallery Atrium that considers the ‘nature’ of aesthetics and the sensory, exploring what we are naturally drawn to, and what we consider to be ‘natural’ anyway.

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Made of Holes

20 January 2018 - 18 March 2019

Made of Holes is a captivating work that explores how we further our knowledge. Lucy Irvine has woven the artwork without predetermined design as a way of grappling with how we approach the unknown The result is an intriguing and enigmatic installation for the atrium space.

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Incinerator Art Award: Art for Social Change 2018

13 October 2018 - 25 November 2018

The Incinerator Art Award is the Gallery’s annual contemporary art prize of national significance, with entries received from across Australia. The award showcases 33 shortlisted works inspired by the theme of art for social change.

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Printing as Process

11 August 2018 - 30 September 2018

Printing as Process explores the collaborative nature of art production in the printmaking studio. Featuring works created in collaboration with over 50 artists from across Australia, this exhibition reasserts the idea that art production can be a social enterprise.

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standing still; looking back, looking forward

2 June 2018 - 29 July 2018

standing still; looking back, looking forward celebrates First Nations identities today, yesterday and tomorrow. Featuring new works by Dean Cross, Brad Darkson, Amala Groom & Nicole Monks, Ashley Perry and Katie West, this exhibition is a testimony to the non-prescription of the Aboriginal experience, asserting the complexities of navigating culture and sovereign knowledge through a range of interdisciplinary ideas, methods and media.

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With Seeing Hands

7 April 2018 - 20 May 2018

With Seeing Hands is an accessible and inclusive exhibition that presents a range of multisensory works made by artists with and without disabilities. The audience is invited to explore non-visual artworks including tactile paintings, a pressed plasticine intervention, and a hanging installation.

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Fireworks 2018

24 February 2018 - 18 March 2018

Discover the next generation of artists from Moonee Valley at the Fireworks 2018 exhibition.

Fireworks is an annual art and design awards and exhibition for Years 11 and 12 students who live, work or attend school in Moonee Valley.

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Black Magic

20 January 2018 - 18 February 2019

Black Magic features works by queer, trans, gender diverse and sistergirl/brotherboy Indigenous artists. Who explore the impact of Christian white sensibility on sexual politics in Australia.

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Smashed Tack

26 February 2019 - 24 March 2019

Justin Garnsworthy’s art practice uses technology to decompose then recompose imagery of mundane materials, in a process akin to alchemical transformation. In this exhibition he has used digital frottage to create large format compositions of compressed Blu-Tack.

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Rocking Reflections

22 January 2019 - 17 February 2019

Paula Mahoney’s portraits of heavy metal, rock and punk fans and musicians are created in the early morning in her makeshift studio, metres from the stage.

As performers scream and rage, each individual considers their own death, connected by a common affinity with the music.

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Moonee Valley Art Collection: Geoff Hogg

8 December 2018 - 19 January 2019

This summer, Boadle Hall will host a series of painted mural works from the Moonee Valley Art Collection by celebrated public artist Geoff Hogg.

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I feel the earth move under my feet

26 February 2019 - 24 March 2019

Carly Fischer’s work responds to research undertaken at The Living Museum of the West. Through sampling oral archives, sounds and objects collected on site. The installation reconstructs an alternate audio and sculptural narrative of Melbourne’s West.

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Cancelled

22 January 2019 - 17 February 2019

Farnaz Dadfar’s practice addresses issues of culture and language. She investigates the idea of linguistic diaspora through the examination of fragmented text and sound.

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SWARM

8 December 2018 - 13 January 2019

SWARM is a poetic envisioning of the intermingling of the digital and the physical by Munich-based Australian artist Gretta Louw.

The work is informed by research into the recent spread and evolution of Medusozoa (jellyfish) in contaminated oceans. Darkly optimistic about unexpectedly thriving lifeforms, the work looks at the issue of digitalisation through the lens of non-human subjectivity.

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Fireworks 2019

26 February 2019 - 24 March 2019

Fireworks is Moonee Valley’s annual art and design exhibition and award for VCE students who live, work, or study in Moonee Valley.

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Midsumma: Personal Touch

22 January 2019 - 17 February 2019

Throughout history, self-portraiture has provided a means for artists to critically examine perceptions about themselves and their place in society. In the time of the ubiquitous camera phone, challenging forms of self-representation by artists provide cut through and provoke needed discussion on the problematic binaries associated with gender and identity.

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Summer Show: Woven Together

8 December 2018 - 13 January 2019

Every year the Incinerator Gallery celebrates creativity in the community with the Summer Show.

This year the Summer Show: Woven Together will celebrate the fruits of textile workshops held throughout the year at Flemington Community Centre and the Incinerator Gallery.

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Voula Christopoulos

28 May 2019 - 12 August 2019

Voula Christopoulos’ current work is focused on memories, dreams and the subconscious.

The work is an exploration of domestic interiors, since the home is where we dream and memories are made. It is also an intimate place, where we can retreat into our own mind space.

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Billboard Project

30 May 2019 - 23 September 2019

Kent Morris art practice reveals the continued presence and patterns of Aboriginal history and culture in the contemporary Australian landscape, despite colonial interventions that have irreversibly altered the environment.

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Strategies to Slowing a Fall

4 June 2019 - 28 July 2019

Andrew Tetzlaff’s practice looks at ways in which barely visible or the intangible energies—things such as the weight of air, the force of gravity or the warmth of light—mark and are revealed through material.

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Personality Merged

20 August 2019 - 15 September 2019

Joshua Hede is a multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of media. Most recently he has been utilising photography and painting to explore self-portraiture.

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Vanishing Point

20 August 2019 - 29 September 2019

Vanishing Point is a new site-specific video installation that considers the influence of the camera and the screen on the way reality is received, framed and experienced. The work consists of perspective modulations and affective imagery, which create points of dissection between the visible and invisible; internal and external.

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Playing with Matches

29 August 2019 - 29 September 2019

Join us for the opening of Playing with Matches, an exhibition that uses a spark to illuminate, defy and deconstruct. Playing with Matches is about the potential to be creative and destructive, to create a space of comfort for ourselves or to destroy the tinder of our discontent.

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Ode to Marion

4 June 2019 - 28 July 2019

Ode to Marion pays homage to Marion Mahony Griffin’s often overlooked architectural and artistic legacy.

The exhibition includes the works of female artists whose practices are informed by the fields of architecture and Modernism, inspired by Mahony Griffin’s oeuvre, her spirit as a pioneering woman and the design of the Incinerator building.

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Fireworks Offsite exhibition

2 April 2019 - 13 July 2019

Ascot Vale Library – 165 Union Rd, Ascot Vale VIC Fireworks 2019 a selection of portraits. Fireworks 2019 was originally exhibited at Incinerator Gallery, and showcased the art and design of Year 11 and 12 students who live, work or study in Moonee Valley. Fireworks aims to provide a platform to display our local emerging artists…

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Painting Maribyrnong

19 April 2019 - 1 September 2019

10 April – Onwards
Avondale Heights Library – 69 Military Rd, Avondale Heights VIC 

This group of artists meets weekly to paint and draw on the banks of the beautiful Maribyrnong River. After several years under the skillful guidance of Graeme Drendel, exploring a range of art techniques and mediums including watercolour, guache, oils, pastels, pencil, charcoal and mixed media, they are now a self-led group continuing to encourage and learn from each other. 

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Frank Bonnici

26 February 2019 - 26 May 2019

Bodies and identities are always in flux and changing, never stable. My work represents and (re)imagines the possibilities of what we are and what we might become. Each of my works is formed using a number of life models. Their fractured shapes and bodies show us the delusion of separated bodies and truly formed identities, whether that be gender, nationality, or age; just to name a few of the ways we are often separated from each other and siloed into “the individual”.

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Space to Consider Absence

13 March 2019 - 8 May 2019

Through drawing, the artist Amy Cornall attempts to reconcile the familiar with the unfamiliar. The works contain elements of botanical drawing and abstraction, whilst featuring the white ground of the paper as a tangible metaphor for absence.

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Frank Bonnici

13 March 2019 - 8 May 2019

Frank Bonnici’s, Bodies and identities are always in flux and changing, never stable. My work represents and (re)imagines the possibilities of what we are and what we might become. Each of my works is formed using a number of life models. Their fractured shapes and bodies show us the delusion of separated bodies and truly formed identities, whether that be gender, nationality, or age; just to name a few of the ways we are often separated from each other and siloed into “the individual”.

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Billboard Project

25 January 2019 - 22 May 2019

The Billboard Project is a series of large format photographic billboards that create unexpected public galleries in and around the Keilor Road Shops in Niddrie.The locations can be discovered around Wallace Mall, and they connect to the billboard in the front garden of the Incinerator Gallery.

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The Turn

2 April 2019 - 12 May 2019

The Turn is a collaborative installation by Melbourne based artists and educators, Kym Maxwell and Ali McCann.

Their readymade life-sized tableaux takes the form of a hypothetical education interior. The use of school furniture, didactics, and photographs culminate in a project that explores the education system through its aesthetics.

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Overlooking

2 April 2019 - 19 May 2019

The design and implementation of Fiona Morgan’s wall works take inspiration from the architectural features against which they are displayed.
They draw upon sometimes overlooked design characteristics, illuminating their surroundings with colour and playfulness.

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Without Fail

2 April 2019 - 19 May 2019

Without Fail brings together artworks that embrace risk taking, a sense of humour and an extroverted spirit. Together these characteristics provide a framework for accepting failure as an expected outcome in art practice and life.

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