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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.

Seeing Voices
A NETS Victoria and Monash University Museum of Art touring exhibition

Posca Art Workshop

Posca Art with Jeremy Ievins
Saturday 22 September

10am – 4pm, Ages 12-25
Riddoch Studio

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.

This weekend for SALA

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.




Carriberrie – VR experience

Sunday July 8 – Sunday July 15

Indigenous Australian song and dance in a live-action 3D VR documentary. Join #Carriberrie on an exhilarating cultural journey through time and space. Presented as part of #NAIDOC week 2018.

15 minute sessions at:
10.40am. 11.00am, 11.20am, 11.40am, 1.40pm, 2.00pm, 2.20pm, & 2.40pm. Free admission. Bookings must be made via
Sessions limited to 6 people each.

How Can Art Help Us?

Free Public Talk by Ross Gibson

4pm, Thursday 26 April, Dress Circle

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).

Coming up next at the Riddoch…


Image: Andy Petrusevics, Dora Marr, video still, 2017

Internal Forces
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.




Exhibition opening – meet the artists

Join artists Imants Tillers, Mark deNys, Ivo Tadic and Kamunde Sadiki as we officially open the two exhibitions currently on display at the Riddoch Art Gallery,
Friday 23 February, 6pm
1 Bay Road Mount Gambier.
One of Australia’s most internationally successful contemporary artists, Tillers has exhibited widely since the late 1960s, and has represented Australia at important international exhibitions.
To read more about our local artists for Carve, Cut, Polish, download their exhibition catalogue here (pdf 1mg).

Art Journal using Tags

Join local artist Fiona Paltridge at the Main Corner Complex on Saturday February 17th. Each class you will complete two journal pages and learn lots of new techniques.
Everything is supplied, just bring along an art journal.

10am – 12noon or
1pm – 3pm

Explore the use of tags in art journals. Tags can be fun to add dimension and interest to your work as well as be the perfect thing to write your journal jottings on. Whether you are an experienced art journaler or a beginner you will enjoy this fun creative class.

Cost $45 includes materials.
Phone 87212563 to book.
Ages 16 and over.

Seeing is Believing – an interactive VR performance

One in five Australians, including children and adolescents, lives with chronic pain, but this number rises to one in three for those over the age of 65.  Pain is invisible, yet it is a very real experience for the people living with it. Often drawing on metaphors to try and describe pain, it is difficult to capture what is a complex, individual, subjective and sensory cognitive experience.

In a unique collaboration between artist Eugenie Lee and a number of scientists, Eugenie has create a thoughtful and empathetic response to a common, yet invisible enemy, chronic pain, through the use of Virtual Reality. Part installation, part performance, Eugenie takes participants through an immersive experience that underline the various ways in which chronic pain affects us

Seeing is Believing is an experimental art and science collaborative project, simulating a type of chronic pain called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Through a one-on-one interaction between the artist and a participant, the Virtual Reality installation becomes a metaphorical experience of persistent pain through performance, and the latest technologies

Eugenie Lee, Seeing is Believing, 2017, Virtual Reality installation, VR imaging by Andrew Burrell, Courtesy the artists

It is an exercise demonstrating, contrary to common belief, the brain can still produce perceptions of pain even in the absence of physical injury. It is a way of externalising an inherently internal experience, so that the language of pain extends beyond incomplete metaphors allowing the audience insight into what it is like to have CRPS. Please note that this artwork is designed not to give pain to you, the participant, however it may involve various types of discomfort, depending on your response.

Seeing is Believing is part of the exhibition The Patient – the medical subject in contemporary art, currently showing in the Riddoch Art Gallery. From Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 December, artist Eugenie Lee will be at the Main Corner demonstrating her Virtual Reality installation Seeing is Believing

Bookings are free but essential.  For more information, and to secure your spot please visit Eventbrite and Facebook