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Past exhibitions

2019

standing still; looking back, looking forward

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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