19 – 30 April 2017
Opening: Thursday 20 April, 6pm – 8pm
Jodie Brandsma was an artist, educator and film student who grew up and lived in the Box Hill area. At the time of her death in 1993 Jodie left behind a legacy of textile art, short stories, film scripts, videos of her life and her personal diaries of twenty years.
This exhibition comprises Jodie’s unique silk paintings and machine embroideries as well as limited edition prints of her work.
2 – 14 May 2017
Opening: Thursday 4 May, 6pm – 8pm
The City of Whitehorse has a sister city relationship with Matsudo, a Japanese city on the outskirts of Tokyo. The relationship was developed by the former City of Box Hill in 1971 and continued by the City of Whitehorse in 1994, when local government in Victoria amalgamated.
The two cities participate in an active exchange program for young people, which strengthens cultural understanding and promotes friendly relations. The relationship also promotes economic development opportunities between the two countries.
This exhibition celebrates the Sister City Relationship between Whitehorse and Matsudo and is the outcome of artist Marynes Avila’s residency at Box Hill Community Arts Centre.
Flowers and their meanings are part of the very essence of Japanese daily life and are portrayed in art, clothes and legal documents. By examining the significance and meaning of flowers such as the Chrysanthemum and the Cherry Blossom through drawing, installation, photo microscopy, digital photography and film, the exhibition showcases Avila’s new body of work in conjunction with a collaborative art project created by Koonung Secondary College students and BHCAC visual art students under the guidance of the artist.
Image courtesy of the artist, Marynes Avila.
Title: Hanakotoba I, Medium: Digital Photograph
15 – 28 May 2017
Opening: Monday 15 May, 6pm – 8pm
Come and enjoy the textures and colours of autumn during the Autumn Artistry exhibition from artists of the Alcove Art Shop. All the creations are handmade and include ceramics, jewellery, paintings, woodwork, cards and textiles. All artworks are for sale.
30 May – 11 June 2017
Opening: Thursday 1 June, 6pm – 8pm
This group exhibition features artists who respect the environment and respond to principles of sustainability in their art practice. Each artist draws inspiration and utilises recycled and repurposed materials from their domestic and natural surroundings.
13 – 18 June 2017
Opening: Tuesday 13 June, 2pm
The Box Hill Hand Spinners and Weavers pursue these ancient crafts using a variety of natural fibres. The group enjoys sharing skills with members and the wider community.
The exhibition will present a wide range of handspun, woven, dyed, felted and crocheted garments, rugs, cushions and wall hangings.
20 June – 9 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.