Should the personal history of artists inform responses to their art works? This is a question that resonates across all art forms and is the subject of the gallery’s panel discussion this Tuesday from 6pm. Join a panel that includes gallery director Louise Tegart, Dr Roberta Crisci-Richardson, Associate Professor Kate MacNeill and Associate Professor Carole Wilson and discuss!
Visit the events page on our website for full details of this free event.
Open until 24 March 2019 in the #backspacegallery and curated by Felicity Martin, @beyond50percent2019 focuses on the ways in which art can be used to influence cultural change, looking specifically at artists who seek to change the culture surrounding gender-based violence. It presents work by six international and Australian artists.
Image: Don't weigh me down, 2019 @aldonakmiec Poem and installation Installation view (detail)
In conjunction with the exhibition @beyond50percent2019 in the Backspace Gallery and International Women's Day, this Friday at 10.30am we are hosting Kim McConville, Executive Director of @beyondempathy Kim will talk about the organization and its work to empower women to create positive social change in our First Nations rural communities in rural, regional New South Wales.
A big thank you to those who attended the opening of ‘Picasso - The Vollard Suite’ last Friday night and who visited the gallery during the exhibitions first weekend. Here’s to #picassoinballarat . 📷 @chip_shots . .
Officially launched this weekend our new publication 'Not for self but for all - The Art Gallery of Ballarat' tells the fascinating story of the establishment of the Art Gallery of Ballarat in 1884 by a passionate group of Ballarat citizens and its evolution to where is it today. . .
The book is available now in our gallery shop or online is our website.
Image: Emanuel Phillips FOX Australia, b. 1865, d. 1915 A love story 1903 oil on canvas The Pinkerton Bequest Fund, 1944 Frame conserved with funds donated by McCain Foods (Aust), 2010 Installation view . .
Louiseann KING Solis (detail) 2018 On display until 7 April . .
Picasso is one of the most recognised artists in the world and from the 23 February, we are thrilled to be showing Picasso's Vollard Suite. Learn more by visiting our website (Link in bio). Picasso: The Vollard Suite is a @nationalgalleryaus exhibition. @artgalbal is the only Victorian venue for this national tour.
The current exhibition of works by the Numina Sisters closes this Sunday.
The Numina sisters are a talented family of artists who were taught to paint by their female relatives connected across the Central Desert region of the Northern Territory. Their aunties are renowned artists Kathleen and Gloria Petyarre. . .
This exhibition features individual and group works by Selina, Lanita, Louise, Sharon, Jacinta and Caroline Numina Napananka, along with their mother Barbara Price Mtjimbana. . .