Past exhibitions

2019

Musings: reflections of art and life from the Moonee Valley community

In Musings we celebrate the personal significance of artmaking for artists within the Moonee Valley community.

Some artists in this exhibition create as an avenue for self-reflection; a way to process and ponder life experience, celebrate family connections, or better understand the inner workings of the mind. Others view creative practice as a way to intently observe the natural environment in order to contemplate nature, ecology and sustainable living. For others, art is synonymous with education, with art classes viewed as an opportunity to gain skills as well as foster community connections. At the core of all of the works in Musings is the belief that the process of making art elevates the activity of the mind and creates an internal, private space to reflect on art and life.

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Silent Witness: A Window to the Past

Silent Witness: A Window to the Past. is a powerful body of work, originally developed in collaboration with Melbourne Museum, that tells the stories of People and Country through the photographic portraiture of scar trees from Wotjobaluk Country by Gunditjmara Elder, and Moonee Valley resident, Uncle Jim Berg.

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Image: Tristan Jalleh & Corin Ileto, Maria’s Dream 2019, digital image from music video. Courtesy of the artists.

HTTP.PARADISE

HTTP.PARADISE is a virtual exhibition and immersive experience in digital realms.

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The Billboard Project

This series of artworks in The Billboard Project are about the journey of an iceberg. They are also a comment on global warming, and the impermanence of the landscape.

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Bright Sparks

Bright Sparks is a presentation of art and design work by young creatives who in 2019 were undertaking their VCE and live, work or study in Moonee Valley.

This exhibition is facilitated by Incinerator Gallery and proudly presented at Ascot Vale Library, Avondale Heights Library, Flemington Library, and Niddrie Youth Hub.

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Waiting until the last minute

A kinetic sound sculpture, Waiting Until the Last Minute looks to the distant future when the dying sun will transform; expanding enormously, engulfing the closest planets in fire.

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2018

LBGTIQA+ in Moonee Valley

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

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

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

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

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

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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2017

Midsumma: Convergent Pathologies

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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2016

Mudsumma: All you need is love

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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2015

Beg Borrow Steal

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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2014

Fireworks: Art and Design by Bright Young Things 2014

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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2013

Nightwatch: Urban Nocturnes and the Power of Narrative

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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