Kinross Arts Centre - Events and Exhibitions in 2017

Re-emergence - by Judi Singleton

Wednesday, 1st February - Sunday, 26th February 2017

A solo exhibition of paintings & ceramics by Judi Singleton

Judi Singleton is a Roar Artist working with oils and ceramics. Her work explores her journey of illness and recovery and a 're-emergence' into the art world and experience of exhibiting again.

Opening was on Sunday, 5th February 2017, 3pm - 5pm
Drinks with Judi Singleton & Guest Performance by Leah Ferguson (vocals) and Peter Ferguson (guitar)

Visit from 8.30am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday or by appointment email: manager@kinrossarts.org.au or 03 9829 0340

 


"Present" (collage 2016) by Judi Singleton

"Present" (collage 2016) by Judi Singleton

"Illuminating Wisdom - ​Words of wisdom, works of art" by Craig and Deirdre Hassed

Friday, 3rd March - Sunday, 26th March 2017

We are delighted to be exhibiting the calligraphy of Deirdre Hassed in conjunction with a book launch for "Illuminating Wisdom - Words of wisdom, works of art". Deirdre's exhibition carries the same name as the book she has written, illustrated and produced with her husband, Craig Hassed - renowned physician and mindfulness expert.

Exhibition Opening & Book Launch: Friday 3rd March, 6pm - 8pm
Guest Speaker - Dr Ian Gawler OAM
Book signing, Art, Print & Book Sales

Visit from 8.30am - 3.30pm Monday to Friday or each Sunday 12noon - 4pm

 


"Women & Wisdom"

Wednesday 8th March 2017 (International Women's Day), 10am - 11.30am

Enjoy a personalised tour of the exhibition, Illuminating Wisdom - Words of wisdom, works of art with the artist and calligrapher, Deirdre Hassed.
Followed by morning coffee and an informal conversation to share snippets of wisdom to carry us through our day.

$10 per person includes morning tea.

 


The 64th Blake Prize Touring Exhibition

The Blake Prize

Sponsored by UCA Funds Management
in conjunction with the Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre and the
Centre for Theology & Ministry
A Casula Powerhouse Exhibition toured by Liverpool City Council

Friday, 7 April - Friday, 26 May 2017
Open: 10am - 3pm Mon-Fri, 12 - 4pm Sun.

 

The Blake Prize is one of Australia’s longest standing and most historically significant art prizes. It is an opportunity for contemporary emerging, established and self-taught artists to engage in conversations related to religion and spirituality. The 64th Blake Prize celebrates the diversity and aesthetic practices related to belief and non-belief within communities across Australia and internationally.​

Exhibition Entry: by Donation; Colour Catalogues: $30.00 each

Enquiries: Tel 03 9829 0340 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS 

Guided Tours Available - Groups & Individuals Welcome

Every Friday from 10am - 11am and other times by appointment

Email manager@kinrossarts.org.au to book a group or make an individual booking

 

Easter Viewing
Good Friday, 14th April - Open 10am - 3pm

Easter Sunday, 16th April - Open 10am - 3pm
With Rev. Dr Christopher Page, Toorak Uniting Church 

 

Afternoon with Rev Tim Costello AO & Artists
Thursday, 27 April, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Presented by UCA Funds Management 

(Sponsor Event - Invitation Only)

 

Australia and “The Divine Image” Symposium
Thursday, 11th May - Saturday, 13th May 2017
Australia and “The Divine Image” Symposium is a public program presented in conjunction with the 64th Blake Prize Touring Exhibition (7 April - 26 May 2017) hosted by Kinross Arts Centre and Toorak Uniting Church. The symposium provides an opportunity to bring together audiences and experts in the field of the arts and spirituality. It promotes the freedom to reflect about themes and issues in multifaith and secular communities around Australia. Many of the Prize finalists reflect on cultural negotiations made on and around the human body. In what ways does this exhibition portray the concept of humans made in the Divine image? Join us for some dynamic dialogue on these topics.

The symposium presents an opportunity to engage with artist practitioners, academic presenters and hands-on artmaking experiences to connect art and spirituality in contemporary Australia.  Generously sponsored by The Centre for Theology & Ministry.

Visit www.ucavt.goregister.com.au/thedivineimage/info/ for more information and registration.

Kinross Arts Centre - Events and Exhibitions in 2016

For the Beauty of the Earth”  - Angela Abbott

Thursday, 4th February - Thursday, 24th March 2016
Open 10am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday.

A retrospective of paintings plus new work inspired by the hymn
“For the Beauty of the Earth”
(words by Folliott Sandford Pierpoint 1835 – 1917, Hymn 137 in Together in Song)

Opening: Thursday 4th February 2016, 6pm – 8pm

Drinks with Angela abbott


Artist Talk & Coffee with Angela Abbott

Thursday, 3rd March 2016, 10:30 - 11:30am
Gold Coin Entry

Please join us at Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre for an artist talk with Angela Abbott.

Angela will speak about her current work, her painting technique and insights into tonal impressionism in Australia. Angela is an artist, teacher of painting, choir member and avid bush walker. This is a great opportunity to meet her in the historic environs of Kinross House and to see her solo exhibition "For the Beauty of the Earth" inspired by the Hymn lyrics by Folliott Sandford Pierpoint 1835 – 1917 (Hymn 137 in Together in Song). 


Bottlebrush, Motar and Pestle by Angela Abbott

Bottlebrush, Motar and Pestle by Angela Abbott

Women and Wellness  - Weaving the Threads through Basket Making

Free Open day Thursday 3rd March 2016 Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Studio 1, Level 1, Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre and Manse Gallery Café, 603 Toorak Rd, Toorak 3142

Weaving the Threads through Basket Making group offers an opportunity for participants to quieten the mind, nourish the spirit and connect through the slow craft and beauty of weaving.
Coming together with hands and hearts engaged allows time to quietly celebrate the joy of creative connection with others.


Tempering the Iconic - Icons by the Byzantine Art School

Thursday, 14th April - Friday, 27th May 2016
Open 10am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday.

The Byzantine Art School was established in 2005 under the tuition of Anna Prifti.  The aim of the art school is to write icons and sacred images in the traditional Byzantine technique.

www.byzantineart.net

Opening Event: Thursday, 14th April 6pm - 8pm
With the artists and Guest Speaker: Bishop Iakovos

Featuring 50 icons and sacred images using egg tempera and gold leaf.


Sacred Circle (2013) by Anna Prifti

Sacred Circle (2013) by Anna Prifti

Ceilidh - Scottish Dance

Saturday 30th April 2016 4pm - 8pm

Toorak Uniting Church Hall 603 Toorak Road, Toorak, Melbourne Music, Dancing, Fun, Friends & Food! Bring a friend or your family and enjoy a wonderful traditional cultural event with a modern twist.

Concession: $20.00 Student or Health Care Card Adult: $30.00 Couple: $50.00 Family: $60.00

Ceilidh Program:
4:00 - 5:45pm: Music, Dancing and Song with MC Colin MacLeod and Dance Caller Matthew Robertson and his Ceilidh Band
5:45 - 6:30pm: Light Refreshments (Scottish Fare); Raffle Tickets
6:30 - 8:00pm: Music, Dancing, Raffle Announcement; Final Dance (Strip the Willow)

Proudly supported by The House of Scotland & Rob's British & Irish Butchery & Colin Macleod - Celtic Fiddle Guru


"A day of Beautiful Things" - Clothing Sale

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 10am - 5pm

Come in for some shopping in a unique heritage environment. Jill Nazar is back with an exquisite collection of pashmina shawls, stoles, baby blankets and throws. Her colleague, Catherine Reynolds is also selling a new range of Possumsilk Knitware including jackets, vests and hats.


Art for Wellbeing

Thursday, June 9th – Friday, 8th July 2016

This exhibition features artists working in both a contemporary and community context.
Each artist is using art to express life’s journey and as a form of therapeutic process.
Artists from around Victoria have joined the exhibition co-presented with the Centre for Theology and Ministry.


 

“Craft with Spirit” - Craft Stall by Kinross Arts Centre’s Art Therapy Collective

Saturday 2nd July 2016, 9am - 12 noon

Inaugural “Craft with Spirit” Craft Stall by Kinross Arts Centre’s Art Therapy Collective, as part of the Toorak Uniting Church Election Day
Fair. Beautiful hand-woven baskets for sale.
Meet the artists and see them weave.


 

"Indelible" - Laura Matthews

Tuesday, 12th July - Friday, 5th August 2016

Laura Matthews, a seasoned artist from Sydney who paints the landscape with a contemporary vision and a mixed technique of both oils, stencils and palette knife.

"Indelible" is presented to Kinross audiences by Anita Traynor Fine Art.

Uniting Arts Toorak and I are excited to be collaborating with Anita who is an established fine art consultant promoting the careers of both established and emerging contemporary artists. With nearly 30 years in the fine art industry she has also helped many people develop art collections and appreciate and learn about Australian art. ~ Lyndel

 

Official Opening of "Indelible"

Thursday, 21st July 2016, 6pm - 8pm

This is a great opportunity to meet both the artist Laura Matthews as well as Anita Traynor and hear their Q & A presentation during the evening.


 

The Forest of Symbols by Laura Matthews

The Forest of Symbols by Laura Matthews

Warming Winter Music - "Music to uplift you"

Sunday 24th July 2016; 2.30 - 3.30pm

Toorak Uniting Church 

A concert featuring fabulous solo performances by:

  • Michael MacManus - Classical Guitar
  • Catherine Pendelich - Soprano
  • Bruce Raggatt - Baritone
  • Megan Reeves - Harpist

Generously Presented by David Ross-Smith for Kinross Arts Centre

Concession: $15 Students
Adult: $20.00

Heaven to Heaven
Contemporary Photography and Film by Tom Toby

Monday 8th August – Friday 16th September 2016

Tom is an Islamic artist making art and documentaries about his regular travel in Iraq. This exhibition is supported by Toorak Uniting Church and the Islamic Museum of Australia.

"Heaven to Heaven" Photography and Documentary Film presented by the Heaven to Heaven Islamic artist collective. Images and documentary film capture the largest pilgrimage in the world - taking place each year in Iraq between the city of Najaf and Karbala in honour of Imam Hussein who passed away some 1400 years ago.

This is a unique visual experience organised by Kinross Arts Centre in collaboration with the Islamic Museum of Australia, Thornbury.

Documentary Film viewings every Friday at 10.30am in the Kinross Gallery. Free Entry. All Welcome. All Photographs are for sale. Hard Cover ($150) and Soft Cover ($70) books for sale entitled "Heaven to Heaven - A Photo Essay of the Arba'een Pilgrimage".

“Heaven to Heaven” is an official Stonnington GLOW Winter Arts Festival Event.
For more information on the GLOW Winter Festival please visit www.glowfestival.com.au


"Imam Ali" Najif, Iraq by Tom Toby

"Imam Ali" Najif, Iraq by Tom Toby

Islamic Museum of Australia - Friends of Kinross Annual Art Excursion

Wednesday 17th August, 11am – 1pm

This year we will visit the Islamic Museum of Australia located in a wonderful purpose built museum in Thornbury.

$12 per person.
Why not stay for lunch at the Museum Café.
Car pooling available from Toorak Uniting Church.


 

Birds of the Air – Portraits in Feathers” by Julie Edgar.

Thursday, 6th October – Friday, 28th October 2916

An exhibition by Australian artist, Julie Edgar of linocuts, Japanese-style woodblock prints, drawings, bronze and stone sculptures, inspired by birds. Birds are a special interest of the artist and her works reveal both the beauty and fragility in a habitat that is constantly under threat.

Julie is a well established artist whose bronze work is held in many private and public collections. She is also a consummate print maker and her work is inspired by Australian bird life.


Bellbird by Julie Edgar

Bellbird by Julie Edgar

Boutique Afternoon Performance

"A Concert of Birdsong" by Jacqui Rutten & Livia Judge

Sunday 23rd October 2016; 2.30pm - 3.30pm in the Hodges Gallery

$20 Adults; $15 Concession/Pensioner; Children Free. Tickets at the door or email info@sacredstage.com.au

Hear Jacqui's new compositions and stories from her travel and study of sacred and folk songs in Ireland. This concert is linked thematically to the exhibition "Birds of the Air - Portraits in Feathers" by the visual artist, Julie Edgar. Bring a friend enjoy the unique and original sounds of Jacqui as she sings and Livia playing flute.

 http://www.sacredstage.com.au


"Artists on the move" - Josef Marzi, Leigha White, Daniel Truscott and Belinda Wilson

Monday, 7th November - Sunday, 27th November 2016

Group Exhibition presented by Anita Traynor Fine Art. A selection of Australian artists working in contemporary styles to express different ideas. There will be something to appeal to everyone in this delightful array of paintings and works on paper. Featuring Josef Marzi, Leigha White, Daniel Truscott and Belinda Wilson.

Please join Anita and the artists on Thursday, 10th November at 6pm for drinks in the Hodges Gallery.

Enquiries: anita@artsgroup.com.au


'Ghosts' by Daniel Truscott

'Ghosts' by Daniel Truscott

Advent House Opening

Friday 2nd December 2016, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

A magnificent private House Opening to celebrate Advent featuring an Art and Garden Tour, Gourmet Afternoon Tea with a glass of wine and decorative Christmas delights. Come along to view an internationally renowned ceramic collection and fully restored 1879 family home. $50 per ticket. All funds raised will be contribute to the outreach and creative programs of Kinross Arts Centre in 2017.
Generously supported by Patricia and Chis Begg.

manager@kinrossarts.org.au or 9829 0340


“Friends of Kinross End of Year Morning Tea”

Thursday 8th December 2016, 10.30pm - 12noon

A happy and informal celebration in the Hodges Gallery with Friends, Kinross Volunteers, Kinross supporters, great food and light entertainment plus terrific raffle prizes!


“Yule Tree” by Viggo Johansen (1891)

“Yule Tree” by Viggo Johansen (1891)

Kinross Arts Centre - Events and Exhibitions in 2015

Kinross Gallery Naming Ceremony as the Hodges Gallery

Sunday 9th August 2015

The TUC Church Council unanimously supported a proposal that a memorial to the late Rev. David Hodges should be in Kinross House, the former Old Manse where David and his family lived for most of his ministry at Toorak. The decision is to name the Kinross gallery space (the former formal sitting room of the Manse), the Hodges Gallery. A plaque has been made and the dedication will take place in Centre on Sunday 9th August following the 10:15am Service.


"Snowball Effect" - Ann Cuming

9th August – 11th September 2015

A solo exhibition featuring paintings by Ann Cuming

Artist Statement

This exhibition explores the notion that the snowball effect applies to our lives. Every life comprises of a diverse range of complex emotions and experiences which contribute to our individual perceptions and reactions. As the snowball rolls down the hill, its path may be altered by inclines and obstructions, and so our lives change from what we may have first anticipated.  No matter which path we choose our experiences will continue to contribute to our lives and affect the momentum at which we travel toward our individual destinies.

The exhibition is a collection of emotive paintings from 2008 to 2015. Through use of colour, composition and subject matter my artwork seeks to connect with the viewer through the portrayal of sentiments including happiness, loneliness, reflection and contentment.


Ann Cuming

Ann Cuming

From the Orient and the Middle East - Kinross Poetry Readings

Sunday 23rd August 2015  3:00pm – 4.30pm

Readings will include: Amichai, Basho, Gilgamesh, Poetry from the Old Testament, including from Job and the Psalms, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (translated by Robert Graves), Rumi, Rabindranath Tagore and Tao Te Ching.

The Readers

Henry Dobson and Lawrie Groom are passionate about poetry. Both writers, Henry has a deep interest in philosophy and existentialism, while Lawrie's interests include painting and public policy. Both enjoy good conversation and chess.

The August Reading is a GLOW Winter Arts Festival 2015 Event
For more information on the GLOW Winter Festival please visit www.glowfestival.com.au


The Australians - Kinross Poetry Readings

Sunday 20th September 2015 3:00 to 4:30pm

Readings will include: Adamson, Bruce Dawe, Rosemary Dobson, Lisa Gorton, Robert Gray, AD Hope, Clive James, David Malouf, Les Murray, Dorothy Porter, Slessor and Judith Wright.

The Readers

Henry Dobson and Lawrie Groom are passionate about poetry. Both writers, Henry has a deep interest in philosophy and existentialism, while Lawrie's interests include painting and public policy. Both enjoy good conversation and chess.

We greatly appreciate Henry Bucks on Collins St for their generous sponsorship of the 2015 Kinross Poetry Readings.
Entry: Gold Coin Donation. Wine & cheese provided.

For all enquiries contact Henry Dobson 0478 712 881 or email:manager@kinrossarts.org.au


"Corner of our Eden" – Tea Ercoles

Sunday, 15th November - Tuesday, 15th December 2015

Tea Ercoles is an emerging Australia artist making work inspired by her garden.

Tea says,

"My late husband and I loved our garden and we lovingly nurtured it together and took pride in watching it grow into what it is today. 

It is full of roses, lavender, lisianthus, agapanthus, cherry blossoms, Irises, magnolias and fruit trees. All year round it continues to influence my work with it's array of colour and beautiful fragrances.

The paintings are developed by firstly letting the colour flow and take its own characteristic, then using different mediums to push or pull color and form to the foreground, middle ground and background. 

I feel they have a beautiful softness about them with a semi abstract composition. All that is missing is the fragrance!"


Exhibition Opening, Fundraiser & Afternoon Tea with the Artist
, Tea Ercoles on Sunday, 15th November, 2pm – 4pm

About the Fundraiser

Sunset in the Rose Garden (80 x 60 cms) will be raffled on Sunday 15th November with all proceeds going to Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Raffle Tickets available at the door.

This will be a great opportunity for someone to purchase a special painting which will benefit a very important cause.


 

Sunset in the Rose Garden by Tea Ercoles

Sunset in the Rose Garden by Tea Ercoles

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