Art#1 Exhibition open

A new exhibition, aimed at bringing the best works from the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) will be officially opened at the Shepparton Art Gallery today, Friday 16 April.

Works by Nick Devlin and Justine Khamara and two new site-specific installations by Nathan Gray, Pat Foster and Jen Berean will be on display until 30 May. 

Shepparton Art Gallery Director Kirsten Paisley said the exhibition gives regional audiences the chance to view new artworks from around Australia.

"This is an exciting new exhibition, which showcases work from artists who have been part of the ACCA's new emerging artists exhibitions," Ms Paisley said.

"The works include multi-media, installation, photography, sculpture and collage, revealing an array of art forms that many of today's emerging artists are working in.

"The exhibition will include a series of curator and artist talks, a catalogue with newly commissioned texts from some of Victoria's most promising young writers and specially prepared resources for school and tertiary groups."

The Art1 exhibition will run from 17 April until 30 May 2010 at the Shepparton Art Gallery as well as Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery and Benalla Art Gallery.

For more information contact the Shepparton Art Gallery (03) 5832 9861.

The Hon. Peter Batchelor MP, Minister for the Arts will launch ART1 to the media.
Date: Friday 16 April 2010
Time: 10.45am
Venue: Shepparton Art Gallery
Also present will be Juliana Engberg, ACCA's artistic Director, exhibition curator Hannah Matthews and artists including Pat Foster & Jen Berean, whose installation Public Relations 2010 resembles a ubiquitous 1970s public toilet block. A new work by Melbourne artist Nathan Gray designed specially for Shepparton Art Gallery, and created from detritus and found objects and snakes around the gallery space, is another highlight.

Will be officially opened by The Hon. Peter Bachelor MP, Minister for the Arts on Friday 16 April at 6.00pm. Free event. All welcome.

ACCA's ART1 Exhibition Tours and Resources
Presentation of curriculum resources for primary and secondary level teachers
Date: Tuesday 20 April, 11.45am – 2.30pm.
Cost: $25 per person to cover morning tea and lunch.
Bookings: Shepparton Art Gallery – 5832 9861
The program includes tailored talks and resources for school and tertiary groups. Education materials provided will include an education kit and sound files, reflecting the Victorian Essential Learning Standards, VCE Art, Studio Arts and Media studies. This is an opportunity for teachers to plan their class visits.

Art1 Artists' Talks
Nick Devlin, Justine Khamara, Nathan Gray, Pat Foster & Jen Berean
Date: Saturday 1 May, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Cost: Free
Bookings: Shepparton Art Gallery, 5832 9861.

– Released 16 April 2010