We have been thrilled with the response to the Limestone Coast International Video Art Festival which has been boosted by a large international conference in the complex this week, as well as a review published in Artlink magazine. As such we’ve decided to extend the exhibition by one week. If you haven’t taken the time to peruse the video art content by artists from around the world, including local entries, you now have until 3pm Sunday 8 October.
(image: Caroline Hammat, Identity)
Friday 14 September & Saturday 15 September
10am – 3pm
Presented as part of ‘Seeing Voices’
A two-day performance in which visitors to the Main Corner Complex & Riddoch Gallery can contribute their voices to the creation of a synthetic voice, which will then be transformed by the artist into chants, songs, and speeches from the worldwide labour movement.
A NETS Victoria and Monash University Museum of Art touring exhibition
Posca Art with Jeremy Ievins
Saturday 22 September
10am – 4pm, Ages 12-25
Do you love Posca Art? Are you between the ages of 12 and 25? Have you always wanted to express your art and personalise your very own surfboard, denim jacket, helmet, shoes, etc? Then this workshop is for you! Bring along your own item to work on and local artist Jeremy Ievins will work alongside you, showing you how to prepare your item for painting, tips and techniques using posca pens and how to seal your finished artwork. Bookings are essential and there are limited spaces available. The cost of the session is $40 and includes the use of the posca pens as well as an awesome experience with a local artist. The items must be clean and ready for painting. If you want to find out if your items suitable for the workshop, or for more information please call 87212563.
Continuing with our LOCAL & LIVE theme, we have more artists sharing their skills this weekend in the Main Corner Foyer. Join us for free from 10am – 2pm for textile demonstrations by the Embroiders Guild, Glenys Hughes and Chrissy Pudney:
And from textiles to technology, on Sunday the 19th from 11am – 2pm we open up our VR suite to bring you PAINTING in VIRTUAL REALITY. Using our Oculus Rift you can create worlds using Google Tilt Brush. Paint on a 360 degree canvas! Suitable for all ages to watch on the big screen, and for ages 13+ to participate in.
Main Corner & Riddoch Art Gallery, 1 Bay Road Mount Gambier
No booking required.
“Drawing on some ancient definitions and some modern ones, I will consider how art us useful — indeed essential — nowadays. I will discuss the benefits of art to the individual and to the societies that support it, make it and engage with it. To illustrate my general observations, I will show some specific examples of my own work and of contemporary artists whom I admire.”
Bio: Formerly the inaugural Creative Director at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Ross Gibson is Centenary Professor in Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra. His work spans several media and disciplines. Recent projects include the Radio National feature program ‘Green Love’ (2016), the books Changescapes (2015), Memoryscopes (2105), and The Criminal Re-Register, all published by UWAP, and the public-art installation ‘Bluster-Town’ at Wynyard Rail Station, Sydney (2017).
Open Call for the Inaugural International
Limestone Coast Video Art Festival.
Accepting submissions now!
We invite Australian and international video artists to apply for Inaugural International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival, to be held Sept 29, – October 21 2018, in the Riddoch Art Gallery/Main Corner, Mount Gambier, South Australia.
We encourage innovative works created by video artists. Our 2018 program will include an exhibition, conference, screenings, workshops, VJ performances.
No ENTRY FEE
Deadline for submission is March 30, 2018.
Curated by Dr Linda Marie Walker
Main Gallery and Margaret Scott Gallery
24th March – 29th April
Featuring: Jorge Carla Bajo, Louise Blyton, Melinda Harper, Anton Hart, Aldo Iacobelli, Toshiuki Iwasaki, Louise Haselton & Christian Lock and Andy Petrusevics
Internal Forces … refers to the complex body/mind web of pressures, tension, and atmospheres that infinitely and abstractly unfold (into) individual worlds/lives that emerge as platforms and scaffolds from which we express our temporary presence as human beings.
The City of Mount Gambier Cultural Fund is open for applications. A total of $25,000 is available to local artists, community groups and not-for-profit organisations to support the delivery of inspiring, creative and contemporary projects that contribute to a connected, vibrant and culturally diverse community.
The Creative Spaces grant aims to activate public spaces and key Council priority areas to encourage creative and social interaction, partner with local businesses to create a vibrant street culture and develop stimulating spaces that attract visitors and create a sense of community attachment.
For more information and to download application forms, please visit: