20 June – 8 July
Kunda Beamo was born in Melbourne in 1941 and is of Yamadji descent. He is a self-taught artist who draws inspiration from reclaiming his identity and culture. Kunda’s work represents people, elders, spirits, dancers and animals portrayed in a combination of both contemporary and traditional techniques. Kunda Beamo’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions, museums and art awards in Queensland, around Australia and overseas.
11 – 16 July
BHCAC Artist-in-Residence Catriona Galbraith is a cross-media artist working primarily in photography, painting and sculpture. This mixed media exhibition, produced during her residency at BHCAC, will feature rare and classic ‘Star Wars’ Lego spaceships including iconic models such as the Millennium Falcon, the X-Wing Starfighter and the Imperial Star Destroyer. Children and viewers of all ages are invited to reinterpret these model spaceships in new and unexpected ways.
17 – 23 July
Opening: Monday 17 July, 7.30pm
An exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by members of the Box Hill Art Group. A wide variety of work in all media will be on display. These original artworks make great gifts or can become a prized feature in your home.
25 July – 6 August
Opening: Wednesday 26 July, 6pm – 8pm
Alkira’s unique studio workshops aim to assist artists with a disability to become independent artists through engaging and nurturing each person’s individual vision. The works on display include paintings, drawings, mosaics and sculptures.
8 – 20 August
Opening: Thursday 10 August, 6pm – 8pm
Painter and ceramicist YingHong Li will present a series of works created during her residency at Box Hill Community Arts Centre. Her practice blends contemporary elements with traditional Chinese techniques to explore themes of the female form, feminism and motherhood.
22 August – 3 September
Opening: Friday 25 August, 6pm – 8pm
Flowers evoke memories, thoughts and feelings. The sight of a flower, the gift of a flower can convey a wordless message. The beautiful floral photography of Margaret Cotter is a visual feast, bringing feelings of happiness and prompting special memories for the viewer.
5 – 17 September
Opening: Thursday 7 September, 6pm – 8pm
Jihye Min is a Korean-born multidisciplinary artist working in ceramics, film, photography, installation and performance art. This exhibition presents a series of works created during her residency at Box Hill Community Arts Centre, responding to the historical site of Schwerkolt Cottage http://www.whitehorse.vic.gov.au/Schwerkolt-Cottage.html
18 – 24 September
Opening: Monday 18 September, 6pm – 8pm
Students from Box Hill Community Arts Centre’s adult painting courses have worked with tutor Hilmi Baskurt to create acrylic and oil paintings that will be showcased in this curated group exhibition.
26 September – 8 October
Children throughout the Cities of Whitehorse, Maroondah and Manningham have created their own amazing life-size portraits on a series of boxes. Visitors to this exhibition are invited to move and interchange the boxes in the gallery, mixing and matching portraits to create new identities and celebrate our diversity.
10 – 15 October
Members of the Needlework Tapestry Guild of Victoria will present a variety of works including tapestry, cross stitch, hardanger and blackwork.
17 – 29 October
The Heartlands 2017 Arts Project is an exhibition of creative works from artists from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. AMES Australia is supporting a range of artists through a professional development and exhibition program to enable them to share their stories and exhibit their works. The Heartlands Project also provides an opportunity to recognise the contributions that new arrivals have made to the wider community in Australia.
31 October – 5 November
This exhibition presents diversity and creativity by five female painters showcasing works of oil, acrylic and mixed media on canvas.
8 – 12 November
Opening: Thursday 9 November, 6pm – 8pm
Artist-in-Residence Edwina Marion will present a series of large scale portraits and landscapes exploring themes of femininity, fashion and the natural world, created during her time at Box Hill Community Arts Centre.
14 – 26 November
Opening: Wednesday 15 November, 6pm – 8pm
An exhibition of the work of Year 12 VCE Art, Studio Art (Photography) and Visual Communication Design students from Kingswood College, Box Hill.
28 November – 3 December
Box Hill Clayworkers are an eclectic group of creators who produce many different aspects of ceramics, from the utilitarian to the decorative, from the quirky to the functional.
4 – 17 December
Opening: Monday 4 December, 6pm – 8pm
Artisans from the Alcove Art Shop showcase an exciting range of exquisite items made by hand including ceramics, jewellery, paintings, sculptures, Christmas decorations, woodwork, cards and textiles. All items are for sale. Find something irresistible for yourself or a loved one, just in time for Christmas!