Past exhibitions

2019

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Seeking New Gold Mountain

Seeking New Gold Mountain is a photographic project that gives visual representation to those who have left home to seek a better life in another country.

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Instants

Instants

Instants is a newly developed work by Naarm-based artists Isabel and Lina Buck performed at Incinerator Gallery between COVID-19 lockdowns. A mediation of architectural and material echoes within the gallery, Instants approaches an environment led by time and physicality – constructing an overlapping melody of activity.

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Fireworks

Fireworks 2020: Art and Design by emerging young creatives The Fireworks 2020 opening and awards ceremony will be held online at 6pm on Friday 11 December. Its free to attend and registration is essential. Register here. This exhibition is installed in the Gallery, and is also able to be viewed online. The Incinerator Gallery Fireworks exhibition is…

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Dress of Solitary Musings.

Landscape Familia

Initially intended as a non-figurative portrait project exploring the lives of ancestors that lived within the Moonee Valley City Council area; both the onset of COVID-19 and the aspects of family research that called to her insistently, have seen Anzara’s exhibition focus turn to family identity and inheritance across a number of domains

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Social Justice Art

Social Justice Art for Teens online exhibition is a time capsule of young people in Moonee Valleys experiences and perceptions through the COVID- 19 pandemic. It provides a glimpse into the concerns of young people and how this time has affected them.

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Incinerator Art Award 2020

The Incinerator Art Award is Moonee Valley’s premier visual arts prize attracting artists from across Australia to respond to the Award’s call to action – art for social change. Throughout the month-long call for entries the gallery received a high number of submissions and the selection committee with Dr Kent Wilson (Senior Curator, La Trobe Art Institute), has shortlisted 22 works to be finalists.

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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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