Stitch, Hyphen-Wodonga Library Gallery, Wodonga
Running now to 11 February, 2024
Held at one of the state’s best libraries near the border of Victoria and New South Wales; fashion, accessories, and wearable art are the themes at the Stitch exhibition from the clothing and textile students at Wodonga TAFE.
A colourful presentation of one-off artistic pieces, the artists use their creativity to present garments from upcycled and tailored materials to present a series of stitched, environmental, fashionable art.
The Soils Project, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville
Running now to 12 November, 2023
An exhibit that explores the use and meaning behind Earth’s natural resource, The Soils Project is a collaboration of multiple artists across three countries depicting their relationship with the environment.
The research-based exhibition includes photographs, video, Indigenous materials, prints and physical materials, all demonstrating the impact of climate change and the history and meaning of our relationship with nature.
RACV Members save on stays at the nearby RACV Healesville Resort.
Archibald Prize Exhibition, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Mornington
Running 15 September to 5 November, 2023
The country’s most prestigious portraiture prize is back for 2023, and this year, the finalists will be on display in the famed Mornington Peninsula region.
Proudly supporting local suppliers, the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG) is not only hosting the exhibition, but has taken the opportunity to feature many surrounding local businesses in a celebration of all things MornPen Shire.
From an artisan store with locally made ceramics, jewellery and artefacts, to the onsite HABITAT bar featuring live music and a menu from local artists and suppliers like Flinders Distillery and Jetty Road, to the apron uniforms created by a former Alexander McQueen designer and now head of local fashion brand Everwear Denim.
In fact, the whole region seems to getting into the Archibald spirit, whether it's enjoying an Archibald Prize Cronut at Dromana's Au Croissanterie, to an Archibald Cocktail at Main Ridge's pub The Pig and The Whistle, you're bound to have a day of portraiture celebrated in all its forms on your visit to the MPRG.
The 100-year-old competition exhibit itself will feature 57 portraits of famous figures and identities, as well as imagery from budding ‘Young Archies,’ while the gallery will also run a series or talks, workshops, Open Late evenings, and education programs. It's expected to be packed, so getting tickets in advance is recommended.
Make a stay of it with a weekend at the RACV Cape Schanck Resort.