Past exhibitions

2019

Voula Christopoulos

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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