|Wildlife Art Society
10 to 18 January
Sculptors of Victoria
24 Jan to 8 Feb
14 Feb to 1 March
Society of Victoria
7 to 22 March
|Koorie Heritage Trust
28 March to
Parks Victoria, Friends of Herring Island and the five groups welcome your interest in Herring Island. Access to this island in the Yarra is from Como landing near Williams Road, Toorak. Parks Victoria's punt service will operate throughout the Summer Arts Festival. In the winter you will need your own boat or contact Melbourne River Cruises to gain access to the landing on the Burnley side of the island. You can contact us by using the email form at the foot of this page. Melbourne River Cruises is also offering transport between Southbank and Herring Island during the festival - you can contact them on (03) 8610 2600.More news about the festival and the people that make it happen is on our news blog page: http://hisafnews.blogspot.com/
For more information about access and the permanent sculpture collection check Parks Victoria's Herring Island page.
Robert Lee inspecting Ellen José's Tanderrum
Wildlife Art Society of Australasia [WASA]Wildlife Art Exhibition.
Australia Day Weekend 24th to 26th January
Australia Day 2008 hosted a continuous program of arts events and 2009 is planned along similar lines:
During the day artists work in the courtyard in ceramics, sculpture and painting.
At 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm there were tours of Herring Island and the permanent collection run by Friends of Herring Island. Intending participants met in front of the gallery before the tour.
We had perfect weather - breaking our reputation as rain makers - and lots of visitors enjoyed the day and the art.
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival thanks the Australia Day Committee (Victoria) for their support for our Australia Day program.
Association of Sculptors of Victoria [ASV]Sculpture on the Stream: 24th January – 8th February;
opening 12-2pm on 24 January, the exhibition is open from 11:30am to 5 pm each Saturday and Sunday and Australia DayGala Preview! We hope to repeat - weather and all - the experience of 2008. The preview will be run by Melbourne River Cruises, details as follows:
An exhibition of smaller sculpture reflective of the environment and the history of Herring Island.
Demonstration events will occur during the show, and the exhibition will be “sat” by the exhibiting artists – so this will be a great time to see their latest work and talk to them about their inspiration.
Contact: Jenny Rickards 0418 971 897
You are invited to Ceramics Victoria's fourth annual exhibition of ceramic art in the Herring Island Gallery and courtyard spaces.
Enjoy this select exhibition of work created by ceramic artists from all over Victoria. Artists will be at the gallery each weekend during the exhibition.
Why not take advantage of this opportunity and visit the island gallery on weekends from 14 February through 1 March? Access to the island is between 12 and 4.30. A percentage of each sale will be donated back to HISAF to ensure the preservation of this Festival and the permanent collection on the island.
Contemporary by Nature: 7th to 22nd March including Labour Day 9th March
opening 12-2pm on 7 March, the exhibition is open from 11:30am to 5 pm each Saturday and Sunday and Labour Day.
See interpretations of the natural world in painting, photography, works on paper & sculpture, by a wide range of Australian contemporary artists. A range of the exhibiting artists will be present throughout the exhibition, to talk about the works.
Details contact: Cressida Fox 0407 059 194Koorie Heritage Trust
There may be the opportunity to visit the exhibition during the week. Inquiries should be directed to Koorie Heritage Trust exhibition manager, Maree Clarke.
Contact: Maree Clarke
Koorie Heritage Trust Inc 0408 055 641
The Herring Island Summer Arts Festival is run with the support of Parks Victoria.