EVENTS 2016

OCTOBER

MGS VCE EXHIBITION 2016

VCE Art, Studio Arts, Visual Communication Design, Design Technology & Media Exhibition

Opening Night - Wednesday 26 October 5.30-8pm

Motor Works Gallery - 39-41 Arnold Street South Yarra Hours - Monday to Friday 9-5pm

To be opened by Dr Kate Daw, Deputy Head, School of Art, Head of Painting, Victoria College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. Exhibition runs until 11 November 2016,

AUGUST

BASIL SELLERS ART PRIZE - CURATORS TALK & EXHIBITION VIEWING

Thursday 4 August 11am - 1.30pm

Cost $50 per person

The Ian Potter Museum of Art, 800 Swanson Street, Melbourne

Join arts@mgs for a curators talk and exhibition viewing of the Basil Sellers Art Prize at Ian Potter Museum of Art at University of Melbourne followed by a light lunch to be held at the museum.

To register and pay use the following link:

http//donate.mgs.vic.edu.au/pasges/events/artsmgs-basil-sellers-art-prize---5-2016

Event limited to 40 guests.

JUNE

JUSTIN ART HOUSE MUSEUM, Prahran - private tour

Thursday 9 June 10.00am - 12.00 noon

Cost is $22 per person. Space is limited to 25 guests

To register and pay, use the following link https://www.trybooking.com/201752

The JUSTIN ART HOUSE MUSEUM – JAHM, is an initiative of Charles and Leah Justin, who are passionate collectors of contemporary art. Through their house museum they hope to share both their collection and their passion for art with the public. House museums, such as the Lyon House Museum in Melbourne, Maison Particulieire in Brussels and the Samlung Hoffman in Berlin are all distinctive
in the way they reflect the persona and direction of their collectors.  Our visit will include a tour of the exhibition conducted by Charles and Leah, after which we will be invited to their home for morning tea to enjoy a conversation about the exhibition, art collecting or whatever is of interest.

MAY

Pulp Painting: Image Making in Hand Papermaking workshop with SHANNON BROCK,

currant mgs artist in residence from New York

Monday 2 May 4.00pm - 8.00pm OR Tuesday 3 May 4.00pm - 8.00pm

Motor Works Gallery - 39-41 Arnold Street South Yarra

Cost: $120 pp includes all materials and light refreshments

Maximum 10 places per session!  

To register please email arts.mgs@gmail.com

This workshop will explore image making in hand papermaking. Using multiple moulds and vats of pigmented pulp, along with contact paper, paintbrushes and squeeze bottles, participants will develop images by layering and overlapping thin veils of pulp.

LIFE PAINTING CLASS CURATED BY CAT POLIJSKI

10 - 30 May

Motor Works Gallery - 39-41 Arnold Street South Yarra

APRIL

shannon brock INTERNATIONAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCE (FROM NYC)

11 April - 11 May

Motor Works Gallery - 39-41 Arnold Street South Yarra

Shannon Brock is Art Director of Carriage House Paper, New York; BFA, Kansas City Art
Institute, papermaker and artist. She has taught papermaking throughout the US. Her pulp
paintings and sculptural works are exhibited nationally and internationally. She has served on
the Board of Directors of Hand Papermaking Magazine and is a member of the pulp painting
group Pulparazzi. Shannon formed her first sheet of paper in 1990 at the know-it-all age of
17 and has never stopped. She has spent the past 24 years developing her techniques and
finding new ways to manipulate plant fibres. 

Shannon has been working with senior boys since the beginning of term!

RESIDENT AN EXHIBITION CURATED BY ADAM CAWOOD

15 April - 2 May

Opening Friday 15 April 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Motor Works Gallery - 39-41 Arnold Street South Yarra

MARCH

JACO AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS DONE BY NIC JACOBSON TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTHDAY

14-25 March

Motor Works Gallery - 39-41 Arnold Street South Yarra

FEBRUARY

SUE BEYER SOLO EXHIBITION

16 -26 February

Motor Works Gallery - 39-41 Arnold Street South Yarra

JANUARY

SCULPTURE WALK OPENING  .  Callum Morton, Cover Up No. 18

On Friday 29 January, the MGS Sculpture Walk and its first installation were officially opened at a function that was attended by many of the School’s arts supporters.

The first sculpture, titled Cover Up No. 18, is by internationally acclaimed artist, Professor Callum Morton (OM 1982). This new work evolves from the artist’s draped series.

The unveiling of the sculpture took place in light rain but this did not dampen the enthusiasm of those present. There were short speeches by the Headmaster, Callum Morton, Kate Alstergren (FOG President 2011), and the 2016 Art Captains. The blessing of the work by The Reverend Hans Christiansen brought proceedings to a close.

The Sculpture Walk paves the way for several feature sculptures to be installed across the Melbourne Grammar grounds.