2019 Exhibitions

Australian Print Triennial, Mungo Exhibiiton

14 January – 23 February 2019 

Raymond Arnold, Ros Atkins, GW Bot, eX de Medici, Sonja Hodge, Ellis Hutch, Michael Kempson, Martin King, Mor Mor, Brian Robinson, Ian Westcott

This major exhibition travelling out of the second Australian Print Triennial is the culmination of a project that brought together nationally renowed landscape artists to respond to the rich natural and cultural environment of Mungo National Park, Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area.

Installation images by Ian Hill, 2019

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Postered

11 March – 20 April 2019

Posters from La Trobe University's Stuart Fraser Poster Collection, graphic design, public health and activism.

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Castlemaine State Festival

22 March – 31 March 2019 

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah + Anna Louise Richardson, Cameron Robbins, Cyrus Tang, Dale Cox, Damien Shen + Robert Hague, Eliza Jane Gilchrist, Fayen d'Evie, Hayley Millar-Baker + James Tylor, Hayley West, James Carey, Jazoo Yang, Jemila MacEwan, Justin Andrews, Kay Abude, Kylie Stillman, Lyndell Brown + Charles Green, La Trobe University Art School - Jessica Murtagh, Paul Northam, Emidio Puglielli, Pie Rankine, Sue Ronco, Genevieve Thornton, Melinda Harper, Michael Graeve, Michael Wolfe, Sara Morawetz, Sisters Akousmatica, Susie Elliot + Helen Martin, Taichi Nakamura, Woven Dialogue

Image 1: Justin Andrews, Lissajous, 2019, exterior water-based paint on wall, 561.5 x 766.7cm. Courtesy of the artist and Blockprojects Gallery, Melbourne. Castlemaine State Festival 2019. Photo: Ian Hill.

Image 2: Hayley Millar Baker and James Tylor,Dark Country installation view, Castlemaine State Festival 2019. Photo: Ian Hill.

Image 3: Cameron Robbins delivering artist talk, Castlemaine State Festival 2019.

Image 4: Fayen d’Evie, From Dust to Dustinstallation view, Castlemaine State Festival 2019. Photo: Ian Hill.

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Unbranded

6 May 22 June 2019 

Curated by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington and Travis Curtin

Artists:
Damien Shen, Dean Cross, Gunybi Ganambarr, Illiam Nargoodah, James Tylor, John Prince Siddon, Ngarralja Tommy May, Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Nyurpaya Kaika Burton, Patrina Munuŋgurr, Sharyn  Egan, Sonia Kurarra, Wukun Wanambi.

unbranded presents work by Indigenous contemporary artists whose practices undermine and subvert the notion of a singular Indigenous ‘brand’ or ‘aesthetic’. Their work unpicks preconceptions of what Indigenous creative practice is or, should be, rejecting binary assumptions around ‘traditional/non-traditional’, or ‘urban/remote’ practices and other applied, and often arbitrary categorisations. unbranded as a curatorial enterprise questions these reductive and divisive modes of representation and interpretation, while affirming the diversity of contemporary Indigenous experience, both live and inherited. unbranded reflects the multiplicity, complexity and sometimes-conflicting experiences of culture and identity in contemporary Australia.

Image 1: unbranded installation view, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork (left to right): Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Wukun Wanambi, John Prince Siddon, Illiam Nargoodah, Gunybi Ganambarr. Photo: Ian Hill.

Image 2: unbranded installation view, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork: James Tylor. Photo: Ian Hill.

Image 3: unbranded installation view, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork (left to right): Illiam Nargoodah, Gunybi Ganambarr. Photo: Ian Hill.

Image 4: unbranded installation view, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork: Dean Cross. Photo: Ian Hill.

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Autoluminescent

8 July –  24 August 2019

Artists: Brendan Van Hek, Rebecca Bauman, Ross Manning

Autoluminescent presents artwork by three Australian contemporary artists who work across a variety of media, yet all embrace luminescent materiality in aspects of their work, to explore the nature of visual perception, light-induced sensory experience, temporality, transformation and interplay between minimalism and monumentalism.

Autoluminescence refers to ‘the luminescence of a substance due to energy originating within itself’ and as such, the exhibition presents a range of luminescent works that generate light or draw on available ambient light, transforming it through processes of reflection, refraction and absorption, harnessing the power of light to produce ephemeral sensory works of art to be experienced in-place.

Image 1: Autoluminescent installation view, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork: Rebecca Baumann. Photo: Ian Hill.

Image 2: Autoluminescent installation view, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork: Ross Manning. Photo: Ian Hill.

Image 3: Autoluminescent installation view, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork: Rebecca Baumann. Photo: Ian Hill.

Image 4: Autoluminescent installation view, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork: Brendan Van Hek. Photo: Ian Hill.

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Interwoven

9 September 22 October 2019

Presented by the La Trobe Art Institute and Multicultural Arts Victoria, Bendigo Emerge Cultural Hub, Interwoven is a cross-cultural and trans-generational weaving collaboration. Part workspace, part exhibition, Interwoven brings people from diverse backgrounds together through the process of weaving. The project celebrates the work of the artist in the context of an overarching thematic framework that draws from research into the creative practices of the weavers included in the project.


The idea of Interwoven is as much about the techniques, knowledge and materials of weaving, as it is about encouraging people to pick up and weave threads of conversation, exchanging ideas between cultures and generations.


Master weavers: Aunty Marilyne Nicholls, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Ilka White, Bendigo Emerge Cultural Hub

Image 1: Interwoven, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019.

Image 2: Interwoven, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Detail Artwork Regina Pilawuk Wilson. Photo: Ian Hill

Image 3: Interwoven, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork: Regina Pilawuk Wilson.Photo: Ian Hill

Image 4: Interwoven, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019.

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Senselab: Minor Movements

11 November – 22 December 2019 

Tess Laird, Andrew Goodman, Erin Manning, Brian Massumi, Chris Cotrell, Lea Ehret, Come Ledsert, Anouk Hoogendoorn, Alexis Milonopoulis, Ernesto Filho, Indira Shanahan, Renske Maria van Dam

Based in Montreal, the SenseLab is an international network of artists and academics, writers and makers, from a wide diversity of fields, working together at the crossroads of philosophy, art, and activism.

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Installation images by Ian Hill, 2019

Release and Clutch

11 November - 22 December 2019 

Janet Bromley, David Keating, Judith Warnest

Release and Clutch introduces three artists' simultaneous letting go and refined control through their own unique material approaches to shared gestural, poetic and improvised artistic activity. This exhibition builds connections between seemingly disparate practices to investigate aesthetic and conceptual relationships through a series of buoyant gestural approaches. Architecture and design inform elements of these artist's works as they make moves to guide yet free human experience.

All artists in this exhibition are currently undertaking Masters research in visual arts at La Trobe University.

Install view 1: Release and Clutch installation view, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork: Janet Bromley. Photo: Ian Hill.

Install view 2: Release and Clutch installation view, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork: Judith Warnest. Photo: Ian Hill.

Install view 3: Release and Clutch installation view, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork: David Keating. Photo: Ian Hill.

Install view 4: Release and Clutch installation view, La Trobe Art Institute, 2019. Artwork: Janet Bromley. Photo: Ian Hill.

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