The Riddoch and Mount Gambier Library have joined forces to deliver an action-packed bumper Summer Holiday program for kids and youth!
The program kicks off in January 2019 and delivers close to 40 different activities for the month. Download a version here, or check in with the Library and Main Corner Complex for printed copies, arriving soon.
For this exhibition, eight large-scale camera obscura photographs by contemporary Australian artist Robyn Stacey will portray South Australia as it has never been seen before.
Opening on Saturday 1 December at 10am with a talk and tour by curator Alice Clanachan from Art Gallery of South Australia. Tour will also include a visit to the live camera obscura located on Commercial Street West.
CAMERA OBSCURA – LIVE
Wednesday – Saturday 5 – 22 DEC 2018 Departing Main Corner Foyer at 11am*
As part of the exhibition Ray of Light a live camera obscura will be installed on Mount Gambier’s Main Street. During this tour visitors will be provided with a rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the wonder of the camera obscura.
Bookings recommended, please enquire at reception or phone
08 8721 2563. * subject to weather conditions
This exhibition is part of a regional South Australian tour presented in partnership with Country Arts SA, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Regional Galleries Association of South Australia.
IMAGE: Robyn Stacey, Australia, born 1952, Tear drop garden, Carrick Hill, 2016, Adelaide, type C photograph, 110.0 x 146.7 cm (image and sheet); Courtesy the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney
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).
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.