What's on

Personal mythologies

14 Jul to 16 Oct

This exhibition explores the role that fantasy and imagination play in our constructions of self and our relationships to place and history. Curated by Sophia Cai, it brings together sculpture, installation, textiles, painting and photography by seven Australian and international artists.

Chunxiao Qu: An artist doesn't need a label

3 Sept 2022 to 6 Mar 2023

China-born artist and poet Chunxiao Qu writes tender, funny short poems in English and Mandarin. Her words invoke recollections and observations of contemporary life. Through illumination and upscaling, Qu will transform selected poems for a major public art commission on our View Street façade.

7 Oct, from 5:30 pm at Bendigo Art Gallery and from 6 pm at La Trobe Art Institute

Join us for an evening of performance and poetry.

Hong Kong-born, Melbourne-based artist Scotty So will lead us on a roving drag performance that combines Chinese opera costumes with an acapella version of Signore, ascolta! by Giacomo Puccini.

Following the performance, China-born, Melbourne-based artist and poet Chunxiao Qu will read from her latest book of cutting, humorous poetry, published by Discipline. She will be joined in conversation by the book’s co-editors and contributors.

Please register for this free event.

Citational choices

25 Oct 2022 to 5 Feb 2023

Organised by guest curator Isabelle Sully, this exhibition looks at biographical stories that often don’t make it onto the record. It presents diverse histories through elements including the University's Etta Hirsh Ceramics Collection, contemporary moving image, sculpture, exhibition design and publishing.