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Among Friends – Christmas Exhibition 2009
Wednesday 9 December 2009 - Sunday 31 January 2010

The Friends of the Shepparton Art Gallery Society Inc. annual Christmas exhibition.

Creative Australia and the Ballet Russes The Arts Centre Touring Exhibition
Saturday 21 November 2009 - Sunday 10 January 2010

Creative Australia and the Ballets Russes explores the profound cultural effect that the Ballets Russes tours had upon modern Australian dance, design and visual arts from the 1930s to the present day through three intertwined themes.

Astonish Me! examines the creative impact that the Ballets Russes companies had at the time on contemporary Australian visual artists, designers and photographers.

The Legacy shows the ways in which the Ballets Russes' repertoire has been embraced, interpreted, and reinterpreted by Australia's leading dance practitioners since the 1940s.

In the Wings presents the work of contemporary visual artists Wendy Sharpe, Tania Mason and Natalya Hughes who have created new works in response to The Australian Ballet's 2009 Ballets Russes season.

Leon Krasenstein
Costume design for the title role of Firebird, The Australian Ballet, 2009
Gift of The Australian Ballet, 2009
The Arts Centre, Performing Arts Collection

Floor talk for the Friends Coffee Morning
Steve Tonkin, Exhibition Curator
Wednesday 2 December 2009, 10.00am

Saturday 21 November 2009 - Saturday 19 December 2009

VCE Visual and Studio Arts students from across the Goulburn Valley region are producing high quality and engaged artworks which speak of issues relevant to contemporary society.

This exhibition will present a range of styles, mediums and concepts and demonstrates the quality of teaching and support available to our emerging artists. 

Opening Friday 20 November 2009, 6.00pm.

Turn the Page: Berry Street
Wednesday 4 November 2009 - Sunday 6 December 2009
Eastbank Foyer Exhibition
6 Memos - Susan Fell Mclean
Saturday 3 October 2009 - Friday 6 November 2009
In a series of lectures collectively called, 'Six Memos for the Next Millenium', Italian author Italo Calvino outlined a set of guidelines for life and creativity in a rapidly changing world. Textile artists, Susan Fell Mclean, has taken inspiration from Calvino to create a new body of work that responds to the author's writings on Visibility, Exactitude, Lightness, Quickness, Multiplicity and Consistency. The six installation works transgress the boundaries of textile art, combining very traditional textile dying and making techniques with contemporary sculptural concerns and notions of sustainable living.

Floor talk for the Friends Coffee Morning Wednesday 1 October 2009, 10.00am
On a Short Rein: portraits of country racing - Serana Hunt
Saturday 26 September 2009 - Sunday 15 November 2009
"As I watch through the lens and wait to catch the finish photo, my ears are filled with the calamity of a shouting crowd and the creeping rumble of galloping hooves. I wonder if the sounds of horseracing have ever really changed... Salt of the earth and ancient, that is how I see country racing." This exhibition is a combination of the tried and true characters of country racing, and the timeless passion of the racing horse. As the Australian racing industry continues to evolve, country racing is on a short rein as the number of races allowed on rural tracks diminishes.

Floor talk for the Friends Coffee Morning, Wednesday 1 November 2009, 10.00am
40 years of collecting
Friday 18 September 2009 - Friday 6 November 2009

In celebration of the Victorian Ceramic Group's 40th anniversary

In the 1970's the Shepparton Art Gallery became focused on collecting and nurturing Australian ceramic art. Over this time the gallery has demonstrated its ongoing commitment to the work of Australian ceramic artists through a number of programs and events. This exhibition draws from a great volume and depth of contemporary ceramic practise represented in the gallery's permanent collection from 1969 onwards, bringing out works which have not been exhibited, including a significant number of new acquisitions made in the last year. With this exhibition we wish our partners, the Victorian Ceramic Group a very happy anniversary year.
RadioBots Residency - The Aphids
Saturday 29 August 2009 - Sunday 20 September 2009

A collaboration by local artist, Matthew Gardiner and composer, David Young.

'RadioBots' was developed by local artist, Matthew Gardiner and composer, David Young for the Shepparton Art Gallery. In collaboration with David, Matthew has developed a network of multiple 'RadioBots', small mechanical robotic hammers that can tap rhythms into buildings and other structures. The RadioBots respond to rhythms played on a control-panel instrument, allowing musicians/percussionists to perform on the control-panel instrument. The residency includes numerous school workshops and performances throughout the exhibition period. The RadioBots Residency will also extend to percussionist workshops with performances by percussionist Eugene Ughetti to explore the possibilities for creating sonic compositions with the RadioBots as instruments.
Daily Drawing Project - Rita Lazauskas
Saturday 15 August 2009 - Sunday 27 September 2009

This exhibition showcases the drawings by Rita Lazauskas over a calendar year.

At an intimate gathering of friends on New Years Eve 2003, Rita Lazauskas made a commitment to create a drawing each day for the entire year of 2003. Since that time she has continued a daily drawing ritual, resulting in thousands of drawings. At the onset, parameters were established - primarily that observational drawing would be the basis of all the work. However, as the work progressed narratives seemed to appear, particularly encouraged by the sequential layout of the format. This exhibition showcases the drawings of a calendar year.
Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Exhibition
Saturday 15 August 2009 - Sunday 20 September 2009

10th Biennial Leviny Commemorative Exhibition Buda Historic Home and Garden.

The Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork touring exhibition presents highlights from the prestigious Buda Silver Exhibition, held in Castlemaine during June this year. The exhibition showcases the work of professional and emerging artists, as well as students of silversmithing. It is renowned for demonstrating excellence in silver design, craftsmanship and originality.