6 – 25 March
Women, Light the Way is an exhibition by women artists in celebration of creativity and the joy of life. Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018, this selection of work will showcase how a woman’s view can transform the world. The four participating artists – Simone Doherty, Marijke Gilchrist, Lynn Nicholas and Angharad Dean – have presented their subject matter in a range of media. Women, Light the Way is based on the common theme that women balance their work with their lives as women: always with many balls in the air but centred on the joy of bringing light to life.
Meet the artists: Thursday 8th March. Come along to the gallery for a meet and greet with the Women, Light the Way artists.
27 March – 15 April
Opening: Thursday 29 March, 6pm – 8pm
This exhibition explores artist Emma Finch’s love of colour and design with her vision of foresight, perception and spirituality found in ordinary life. Inspired by nature’s beauty, Emma Finch invites the audience to take a quirky look at her own ‘colour vision’.
17 – 29 April
Opening: Thursday 19 April, 6pm – 8pm
Inspired by nature, Man and Wah create plant based visual works through large photographic prints and audio visual projections which highlight the intricate forms and colours of plants. These works celebrate the beauty and diversity of plant life from around the world. They invite us to pause and appreciate the role nature plays in sustaining a liveable planet, while encouraging us to reflect and deeper contemplate our relationship with nature.
1 – 13 May
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 was 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 is a celebration of this enduring Sister City Relationship.
Mokuhanga, Japanese for ‘wood block print’, is the beautiful traditional water-based printing technique of Japan. A print is created through design, carving blocks for each colour, and then printing each colour successively until the print is completed. This exhibition features a series of Mokuhanga designed and created by local secondary school students, guided by artist Terry McKenna from the Australian Mokuhanga School.
15 – 27 May
Colour and technique create mood in paintings. This exhibition by the Nell Street Painters is an exploration of mediums, colour and light, and how these elements create feeling and atmosphere to be experienced by the viewer.
29 May – 3 June
Opening: Thursday 31 May, 6pm – 8pm
Maria Radun is an artist working primarily in oils. Her paintings explore delicate and complex narratives inspired by her personal life and the stories of others. The exhibition will consist of a series of portraits created during her residency, featuring people who have immigrated to Australia at a young age.
5 – 10 June
Opening: Thursday 7 June, 6pm – 8pm
Katherine Marmaras is a multi-disciplinary artist who works in ceramics, printmaking and drawing. This exhibition will be a display of ceramic and mixed media works created during her residency at Box Hill Community Arts Centre.
Katherine’s works are an expression of the immediate and local surrounds, created by taking a closer look at objects found in nature and ephemera. This exhibition offers the community the opportunity to see and experience their surrounds and discover what may sometimes be overlooked in the day-to-day.
12 – 17 June
Opening: Tuesday 12 June, 2pm
This exhibition is an annual display of a years’ work by the Box Hill Hand Spinners and Weavers. All items are for sale including knitted and crocheted exhibits, spun and woven articles and felted accessories.
18 – 24 June
Opening: Monday 18 June, 7.30pm
Box Hill Art Group’s Mid Year Exhibition offers a wide variety of paintings in all styles and media. This exhibition is the recent work of members of the group and offers the public the opportunity to purchase an original artwork at a very reasonable price.