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.
26 June – 1 July
Noel Counihan and his wife Pat spent February to June in 1980 living in the small, secluded village of Opoul in southwest France.
Counihan found himself very moved by the tenacity of the people of Opoul – in the harsh environment of the elevated stone village or at work in the vineyards below. In a community that had always battled against adverse conditions, the old women impressed Counihan with their capacity to survive. He expressed this in a number of drawings that formed the basis of this series of lithographs upon his return to Australia. He was impelled to work on stone, which lent itself to the painterly charcoal drawings he had created in Opoul. The themes Counihan explores in this series are consistent with his life-long preoccupations – ‘the human face, woman, the disadvantaged, and the rhythm and dignity of labour’.
3 – 15 July
Opening: Tuesday 3 July, 7pm – 9pm
“Fabulous Fakes” are recreations of famous works of art produced by members of the Whitehorse Arts Association. Where possible, artists use the same medium and style as the original artist. All copies are of works produced prior to 1947 (copyright free).
17 – 29 July
Opening: Monday 16 July, 6pm – 8pm
Come and enjoy the textures and colours of winters during the ‘Winter Warmers’ exhibition from artists of the Alcove Art Shop. All our creations are hand made and include ceramics, jewellery, paintings, woodwork, cards and textiles. All artworks are for sale. We invite you to celebrate the launch of the exhibition with finger food and drinks on our opening night.
31 July – 19 August
Well-known ‘street photographer’ Jesse Marlow has captured the life and vitality in Whitehorse with his bold and evocative images. His vision provides a brief and intimate insight into the lives of workers, visitors and residents of Whitehorse. In 2014 Jesse was commissioned to create ‘Snapshots’ by the Whitehorse Visual Arts Committee to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of the amalgamation of the former cities of Box Hill and Nunawading.
21 August – 2 September
Opening: Thursday 23 August, 6pm – 8pm
Karen Standke is an Australian artist who has had a career in the arts spanning 20 years, with both exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Her paintings are informed through research into the changing face of the landscape and the impact of climate change, introduction of weeds and non-native fauna and flora. “My work focuses on the change in the environment – thus raising questions; How do we respond emotionally? How do we respond practically to these challenges? It is this juxtaposition that I am most interested in, informed by psychology, politics, religion and science”.
4 – 16 September
Opening: Thursday 6 September, 6pm – 8pm
Alkira’s Artist Community offers creative communal opportunities to explore individuality in an atmosphere of peace and encouragement. From these opportunities, artists have created the artworks for this exhibition.
18 September – 7 October
Opening: Thursday 20 September, 6pm – 8pm
Students participating in the BHCAC youth course ‘Idea to Exhibition’ will produce a series of finished pieces using a variety of media. Students are involved in the preparation of their artwork, handing and curation of this exhibition.
8 – 14 October
Members of the Needlework Tapestry Guild of Victoria will present a variety of works including tapestry, cross stitch and hardanger. Members will be present daily to showcase works in progress and provide insight into the works on display.
16 – 28 October
Opening: Thursday 18 October, 6pm – 8pm
‘Life Up Close and In Focus’ is an exhibition of the macro photographic studies of Meaghan Lyon’s favourite subject – Australian Flora.
For many years, her friends and family received greeting cards decorated with her photos and, since her suicide in 2016, these cards have become very precious mementos. Coinciding with Mental Health Week this exhibition is part of Meg’s legacy and is being held to give formal recognition to her photographic ability and also to help visitors to the exhibition become more comfortable in talking about mental health and suicide. All proceeds from the sale of these limited edition photos will be donated to Jesuit Social Services Support After Suicide program.
30 October – 4 November
Box Hill Clayworkers are an eclectic group of creators who meet each week to share ideas and thoughts on art practice. As a group they focus on many different aspects of ceramics, from the utilitarian to the decorative, from the quirky to the functional.
7 – 14 November
Opening: Wednesday 7 November, 7pm
An annual exhibition of eight women painters, showcasing vibrant and innovative works in various mediums and styles, from traditional to abstract.
13 – 25 November
Opening: Wednesday 14 November, 6 – 8pm
An exhibition of works of Year 12 VCE Art, Studio Arts (Photography) and Visual Communication Design students from Kingswood College, Box Hill.
27 November – 9 December
Opening: Monday 26 November, 6 – 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!
11 – 16 December
Opening: Monday 10 December, 6 – 8pm
Student’s 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.