HIROSHIMA at Gasworks

Hiroshima and Nagasaki experienced the horrors of nuclear weapons for the first time in human history.

The two cities were destroyed instantly. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed. Among those who managed to survive, suffering inflicted by the A-bomb radiation continues even to this day.

This important exhibition from the City of Hiroshima features artefacts from the bombings, as well as activities to promote a nuclear-weapon-free world.

This is a free public event displaying A-bomb artefacts from the Hiroshima Peace Museum

LAUNCH NIGHT: Tuesday, October 9th, 6.30PM

LOCATION: Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park (Melbourne)

ENQUIRIES: http://icanw.org.au/node/257

Supported by: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, Hiroshima Peace Museum, Medical Association for Prevention of War, Japanese for Peace, Gasworks Arts Park

What is the Point (Environmental Expressionism)

October 4, 2012 3:00 am to October 27, 2012 3:00 am October 4, 2012 3:00 am to October 27, 2012 3:00 am

Artist’s Peter Biram, Jim Brown (Poet) and  Peter Rowe exhibition opens this Thursday at 6.30pm in Gallery One at Walker Gallery, Cnr. Walker & Robinson Streets, Dandenong, VIC, 3175

To be opened by Ms. Heidi Victoria MP Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier & Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Premier with the Arts.

More information can be found here http://www.greaterdandenong.com/Documents.asp?ID=7135&Title=Walker+Street+Gallery

Nathan Taylor: Loved to death

September 13, 2012 4:00 am to September 29, 2012 4:00 am September 13, 2012 4:00 am to September 29, 2012 4:00 am

Nathan Taylor is a painter of the landscape of urban Australia, documenting the overflowing bins and worn pavements of suburban streets. Taylor’s landscapes give prominence to carefully designed objects that have been worn through use and then often simply discarded. They re-include these abandoned objects through kind attentiveness and profound devotion.
At some point in the future we will find ourselves explaining to a credulous audience just how we lived our lives and Nathan Taylor’s paintings will help us do that.

Michael Reid at Elizabeth Bay

Dianna Wells: On Edge

September 13, 2012 5:00 am to September 22, 2012 6:00 pm September 13, 2012 5:00 am to September 22, 2012 6:00 pm September 13, 2012 5:00 am to September 22, 2012 6:00 pm

Melbourne’s population is set to double in the space of fifty years and the suburban sprawl continues to spread into rural areas. Families and property developers arrive along with new shopping centres, houses and cars – territory markers on roads erasing ancient trees, creeks and grazing land to bitumen forever. With On Edge, Dianna Wells documents the tension point between urban development and the rural landscape.

Edmund Pearce Gallery

Upcoming: Linden

September 21, 2012 4:00 am to October 28, 2012 4:00 am September 21, 2012 4:00 am to October 28, 2012 4:00 am

Image: Michael Cook StickMan, 2011

Glenn Iseger-Pilkington has curated Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts’ next exhibition omission. This exhibition explores Australia’s tragic colonial history, in particular the overt culture and practice of division, exclusion and omission of Indigenous peoples, their cultures, their landscapes and the creatures that occupy them. The exhibition opens on Friday 21 September from 6-8pm and continues until 28 October 2012.

Seven indigenous artists Bindi Cole, Michael Cook, Fiona Foley, Sandra Hill, Danie Mellor, Reko Rennie and Yhonnie Scarce each interrogate these omissions. They give voice to those who did not have that opportunity while simultaneously paying homage to their Indigenous ancestors. They make a loud and unapologetic declaration that such injustices and atrocities shall not go unwritten, unmade or unremembered.

More information http://www.lindenarts.org/media.aspx

Artists Behind the Action – Melbourne Exhibition

September 18, 2012 6:00 pm to September 30, 2012 6:00 pm

Opening night 18 September, 6pm
Exhibition runs from the 18 – 30 September 2012
Hogan Gallery 310 Smith St Collingwood

Curated by Black Sassy Artists Collective, Artists Behind the Action is an exhibition of more than twenty artists exhibiting prints, photographs and sculptures to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Huon Valley Environment Centre. Exhibition includes a specially commissioned box set of limited edition of prints.

Huon Valley Environment Centre provides a staunch and independent voice for the forests and ecosystems that face destruction at the hands of Tasmania’s logging industries. The Huon Valley Environment Centre stands against incredible odds and is a brave beacon to the community.

For more information about the exhibition – http://artistsbehindaction.wordpress.com/

And for more information about the environment centre – www.huon.org

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