Art - Upcoming exhibitions

8 May - 7 June


Jarmbi Gallery

Orly Faya : The Gaia Collection

Orly Faya is an Australian born, International artist and traveller of twelve years who has delved deeply into the realm of mimetism within body painting and photography over the last 18 months.

Painting human bodies into the various landscapes around the globe, Orly's message is clear: We came from the earth, are of the earth, and will return to the earth. It is time to remember who we are and recognise the importance of honouring our harmonious existence.

Orly's debut exhibition is a celebration of creation itself, sharing the stories of the artworks, organic collaborations with Mother Earth in all her spontaneous glory and the people who stand to merge, their strength and determination within intensity beyond explanation. You are invited to share this special debut occasion and take the opportunity to connect with Orly's unique pieces, presented to a live audience for the first time ever. 

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8 May 2015 – 7 June


Jarmbi Gallery Downstairs

Connected Voices: More than Green

Connected Voices is a group of four artists, each working with textiles as their primary medium.  As Diploma of Textile Art graduates, they continue to explore their contemporary art practice within a wide range of techniques:  botanical dyeing, freestyle hand weaving, collage, digital and hand printing, machine and hand stitching.  

While the inspiration from and response to the natural environment informs much of their work, the concept of More than Green extends beyond the visual.  These artists are also exploring eco-dyes, zero waste production, sustainable practice and recycling; processes which remain mostly hidden but are an intrinsic part of the artworks.

They produce original, meaningful pieces in a tactile and familiar medium; yet one which can be re-interpreted in a contemporary and expressive way.



More than Green


4 July – 20 September


Burrinja Gallery

Black Art White Walls: Adrian Newstead Collection

The exhibition includes 60 works from the personal collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art of Adrian and Anne Newstead. Adrian Newstead, a prominent dealer, expert, activist and writer, has been involved in Indigenous art movement for over 30 years.

It contains many rare and previously unseen works by some of its most influential artists, tracing the breadth of the movement from early the bark painters, to Western Desert masters, to the politically charged works of contemporary urban artists.



Black Art White Walls


4 July - 26 July


Burrinja Inner Gallery

Gretel Taylor & Kate Baker:
Dances with Lyrebirds

Dances with Lyrebirds is an installation inspired by the extraordinary qualities of the Superb Lyrebird, and their forest habitat in the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley, through dance, photography and sound art.

A live performance will open the exhibition at both venues and there will be a program of informative and experiential lyrebird-focused events for community members and visitors.
Photo by Kate Baker.

Opening: Sunday, 5 July 5, 2pm


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