UMSU Gallery news

Forever Threads: A Knitting Workshop with Angela Rossitto

Join artist Angela Rossitto on 7 March, 11 April, and 9 May to explore experimental knitting techniques and learn about how she uses soft sculpture in her art practice to create large-scale, site-responsive, installations.

 
Drawing With Confidence: Tips and tricks to make the pencil less scary

Join artist and illustrator Ashley Ronning for free drawing workshops on 5 March, 7 May, 27 August, and 15 October. Ashley will take you through a few simple drawing exercises to loosen you up and build confidence in your approach to drawing.

 
Making Miniature Tapestries

As part of SummerFest, join artist Christina Darras to make your own miniature tapestries using recycled cardboard on Wednesday 21 February 1-3pm!

 
Everything is Print: Screen Printing Workshop

Join Troppo Print Studio for free Screen Printing workshops on Thursday 21 March, Thursday 25th April, and Thursday 23 May!

 
The Living Room Laura Smith

By Laura Smith. On show from 20-31 May. Opening event Thursday 23 May 5-7pm.

 
Late Yellow

Featuring Keira Davis, Mia Quinn, Mary Shaw and Jack Snow-Viener. On show from 29 April - 10 May 2024. Opening event Thursday 2 May 5-7pm.

 
HOT HARD RUBBISH

Featuring Angus Della Bosca, Bailey Florence, Rachelle Koumouris, Marika Robertson, Hari Sinh and Jevons Wang. Curated by Jevons Wang. On show 8-19 April 2024. Opening event: Thursday 11 April 5-7pm.

 
Revolution: Crosspoint of Power of 45-65

'Revolution: Crosspoint of Power of 45-65' by Patriot Mukmin. On show 8-19 April 2024. Opening event: Thursday 11 April 5-7pm.

 
Endline

'Endline' featuring images by Bri Hammond with text and research by Samuel Holleran and Hannah Gould. On show 11-22 March with opening event Thursday 14 March 5-7pm.

 
Habitat

'Habitat' featuring Hoi Ni Jess Chow, Emily Jung, Deborah O'Brien and Kyle Stanton. 19 February to 1 March 2024. Opening event Thursday 22 February 5-7pm.

 
UMSU Art Collection: New Acquisitions and selected works

Curated by Channon Goodwin with Ellie Thomas. On show from 19 February to 1 March. Opening Thursday 22 February 5-7pm.

 
Drop In Crafting with Christina Darras

Take a break from exam prep and come along to our open crafting session with artist Christina Darras! Come anytime between 1-3pm on Thursday 26th October and Thursday 2nd November!

 
Flow like Water: Watercolour Painting Workshop

Join artist Nila Shekarvand on Tuesday 24th October 5:30-7:30pm to experience a calming and creative journey with guided meditation and painting. Relax your exam nerves while mastering the intricate world of watercolour painting.

 
Your World Through a Lens: a photography workshop with Yanni Florence

Join artist Yanni Florence on Tues 10th and Wed 11th October 1-3pm for a two-part photography workshop that aims to photograph the trees at the University of Melbourne!

 
Survival Guide: Artwork Documentation Workshop with Astrid Mulder

For the next in our Survival Guide professional development series, join artist Astrid Mulder on Wednesday 4th October 2-4pm for a workshop about the ins and outs of artwork documentation!

 
Forever Threads: A Knitting Workshop with Angela Rossitto

Join artist Angela Rossitto on Monday 16th October, 1-3pm to explore experimental knitting techniques and learn about how she uses soft sculpture in her art practice to create large-scale, site-responsive, installations.

 
Experimental Collaging with Jordan Wood

Join artist Jordan Wood on Friday 13th October 2-4pm for a hands-on experimental collaging workshop!

 
Botanical Drawing with Andrew Seward

Join artist Andrew Seward on Wednesday 18th October 1-3pm for a Botanical Drawing workshop! Using simple materials such as charcoal, pencils and paper, Andrew will guide participants through a series of exercises for drawing plants from life.

 
Thinking Futures: A Reading and Writing Workshop!

Thinking Futures is a reading and writing workshop based on the importance of utopia and the collective imagination of socially and ecology just futures. Taking place on 13th & 20th October from 1-3pm.

 
Secrets of My Success: Zac Millner-Cretney

Join us for a special professional development talk by filmmaker Zac Millner-Cretney. Zac will discuss his unconventional career pathway and ethics of practice: Friday 25th August 1-2pm, Level 3, Rowden White Library, Student Pavilion, University of Melbourne, Parkville

 
Secrets of My Success: Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh

Join us for a special professional development talk by writer, producer and arts worker Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh: Wednesday 23rd August 1-2pm, Level 3, Rowden White Library, Student Pavilion, University of Melbourne, Parkville.

 
Making Video Art Together a workshop w/ Nina Mulhall

Join artist Nina Mulhall for ‘Making Video Art Together’ a three-part workshop 13, 20, 27 September 1-2:30pm. Making Video Art Together guides participants through forms of collective production of documentary-style video art including developing ideas, filming, and editing.

 
Performance Photography Workshop with Jack Dixon-Gunn

Do you want to learn how to photograph theatre, dance and contemporary performance? This will be a fun and accessible workshop taking place over two dates: 10th August 1-3pm (Guild Theatre) & 24th August 1-3pm (George Paton Gallery).

 
Everything is Print: Screen Printing workshop with Troppo Print Studio

Join Matt & Sarah from Troppo on Friday 18th August, 1-3pm for a free Screen Printing workshop!

 
History

Anyone wishing to understand the contemporary art scene in Melbourne during the 1970s and 1980s need look no further than the program of events at the Ewing and George Paton Galleries. In addition to launching the careers of some of Australia’s finest artists, the gallery provided a training ground for some of our most influential Curators.

 
Shimmer(ing)

‘Shimmer(ing)’ approaches phenomena by way of embodiment. The feeling of light shimmering atop a reflective surface; shimmering; visual onomatopoeia; a verbal designation that captures the quality of something intangible...
23 October–3 November

 
Unplayable Games

Welcome to our suite of Unplayable Games; a memorial to tabletop pastimes and their ashes.
23 October–3 November

 
The Artist’s Eye

'The Artist’s Eye' is an exhibition closely inspired by the essays in John Berger’s book ‘Ways of Seeing’. Featuring VCA 2022 graduates and curated by Patricia Agus.
2–13 October

 
11-22 SEPTEMBER: ENTRANCE: NABIS2K

NABIS2K is an exhibition of contemporary painters whose work addresses age-old themes of decoration, ornamentation, and domestic space with a modern perspective and palette.

 
JAS H. DUKE: Back from Brighton

This exhibition features material from Duke’s time in Brighton and his return to Melbourne in early 1973, where he became a member of Collective Effort Press (est. 1978). 31 July–11 August

 
You, Me, and Everything Around Us

This is an exhibition of photographic and multi-disciplinary works that explore the interconnectedness of the human body and the environments they occupy (both physical and emotional) through the lens of autobiographical relationships. 31 July–11 August

 
A croissant tray is only a croissant tray until you look a third time

Featuring Hoi Ni Jess Chow, Freja Innes-Ker and Mikaela McBain. On show from 20-31 May 2024. Opening event Thursday 23 May 5-7pm.

 
(de)compositions

By rochelle morris. On show from 29 April - 10 May 2024. Opening event Thursday 2 May 5-7pm .

 
Sincere Affection

'Sincere Affection' featuring Lewis Egan and Lana Knezevic. On show 11-22 March with opening event Thursday 14 March 5-7pm.

 
Contemporary Collage and Illustration with Minna Gilligan

Join artist Minna Gilligan on Wednesday 25th October 1-3pm to explore the mediums of collage and illustration. This workshop will take you through the A-Z of contemporary collage!

 
Sustainable Beeswax & Vegan Food Wraps with Christina Darras

Join artist Christina Darras in this free workshop 12th of October 12-2pm. Make your own beeswax or vegan food-wraps and say goodbye to plastic!

 
Fussy Artlab: Accessories DIY Workshop

Join the team from Fussy Artlab for a handmade workshop! Design your own accessories, create a personalized gift for your bestie or simply relax and make new friends.

 
Drawing on Complexity

Be part of creating an epic drawing that will take over multiple locations at UniMelb during Mudfest from 23-26 August.

 
Secrets of My Success: Rosa Spring Voss

Join us for a special professional development talk by photographer Rosa Spring Voss. Rosa will discuss her practice, career pathway and approaches to creative wellbeing: Thursday 24th August 1-2pm, Level 3, Rowden White Library, Student Pavilion, University of Melbourne, Parkville

 
Portrait Photography with Matto Lucas

Join artist Matto Lucas on Tuesday 15th August 1-3pm for a FREE portrait photography workshop! Matto Lucas is an Australian artist, photographer, creator, curator and art facilitator working within mixed and digital media, with a preference for photography and performance.

 
Contact and e-news signup

Get in touch with the GPG and visit us in person at the Arts and Cultural Building.

 
Arts Lab

The Arts Lab is an open-access art studio for creative activity located on level 1, Arts and Cultural Building, Monash Road, Building 159.

 
11-22 SEPTEMBER: MAIN: VCA Graduate Residency and Exhibition Award: Jordan Koudmani

Jordan Koudmani’s practice revolves around the construction of sound-based sculptures, stringing together derelict materials and analogue media.

 
Sound Explorations Lab

Become awake to the sounds of our world and how they can tell stories. Union House Theatre and the George Paton Gallery present the Sound Explorations Lab, a 3-part workshop series hosted by sound artist Mara Schwerdtfeger.

 
Creative Neighbourhoods: a walking tour of Collingwood Yards

Join us for a walking tour of Collingwood Yards, a former technical college, revitalised into a creative arts precinct and affordable home for numerous creative businesses, galleries, and studios.

 
Cut and Paste Library

Join us on Wednesday 19 July for Cut and Paste Library – a fun, playful, experimental collage and illustration workshop with artist Mina Gilligan!

 
Misdemeanours

MJ Bentley, Jaja, Kathy Chen, Cael Gilmour, Channon Goodwin, Lana Knezevic, Isaac Lizardo, Mikaela McBain, Sean Monaghan, Jolin See, Sara Seresli, Lilly Skipper, Poppy Skipper, Nicole Theodore, Jessie Turner. Curated by Lilly Skipper.