Past exhibitions

2019

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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The Deaf Culture

Deaf Culture is being portrayed through spatial movements of Auslan, our sign language in the form of paper/fabric sculpture pieces that pop off the wall and trail into a crowd. We are conversing in a Deaf club room talking about memories of living in the 1980’s before mobile phones and social media when we relied on the old teletype phone and the Austext on television.

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2018

Printing as Process

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

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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Moonee Valley Art Collection: Geoff Hogg

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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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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