of Sculptors of Victoria
15 to 30 January
5 to 20 February
Art Society Victoria
26 Feb to 14 March
|Photography Studies College
19 March to 3 April
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 Water Taxis 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 Water Taxis can also offer transport between Southbank and Herring Island during the festival - you can contact them on 0416 068 655.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
Australia Day 2011 activities included artists' demonstrations in the courtyard, self guided walks of Herring Island (free brochures/maps available from the gallery), one guided tour, perfect weather and the perfect opportunity for a picnic in treasured bushland.
Hundreds of people enjoyed a great day on the island. Thanks to everyone who made it such a relaxed and enjoyable day.
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]
opening 12-2pm on 15 January, the exhibition is open from 11:30am to 4:30 pm each Saturday and SundayThe exhibition opening, and indeed the launch of the Summer Arts Festival, will be on Saturday 15th January at 12noon. Our speaker and opener will be Mr Nigel Caswell, former General Manager of Parks Victoria who, in conjunction with Maudie Palmer instigated the Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park.
An exhibition of smaller sculpture reflective of the Stream - the sculptors' life.
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.
After the exhibition closes images of the works will be on the ASV web site in the exhibitions section.
The exhibition will be held in the Herring Island Gallery. The island is located in the Yarra River and is accessible from the Como Landing, Toorak, using Parks Victoria's weekend punt service. The Festival is conducted with the sponsorship of Parks Victoria, who manage the Island.
The dates of participation for Ceramics Victoria Inc are Saturdays and Sundays 5th February 2011 - 19th February 2011, 11.30am - 4.30pm and 20th February 2011, 11.30am-4pm.
For further information on Ceramics Victoria Inc or for exhibition details please go to www.ceramicsvictoria.org.au or contact us on (03) 9899 2777, Thursday's and Friday's 10am-5pm.
Contemporary by Nature
opening 12-2pm on 26 February, the exhibition is open from 12 noon to 4:30 pm each Saturday and Sunday and Labour Day 14th March.
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. Not only is there a range of media and styles in the work inside the gallery but the courtyard also boasts an installation of natural materials from the Island - these will be returned to their home at the end of the show - so come and see it while it is gathered together.
Details contact: Cressida Fox 0407 059 194
Opening on March 19 at 12 noon – 2pm
the exhibition will continue each Saturday and Sunday 12 noon to 4:45pm until April 3 2011. A PSC exhibiting graduate will ‘sit’ the exhibition and be available to discuss the work.
View current student images at Photography Studies College www.psc.edu.au or
Contact Photography Studies College 03 9682 3191 for more information.
The exhibition will be open from 11.30 am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 – 24 April, plus Monday 25 and Tuesday 26.
The gallery will close at 3pm on the last day of the exhibition.During the exhibition we will demonstrate basketmaking and discuss techniques, materials and inspiration. An additional display and activity is being prepared for visitor participation.
Visit www.basketmakersofvictoria.com.au to view some of our current work.
We took a movie clip at the opening: first Karen Pirie (in black) and Liz Reid (in green) discuss Heather Turner's baskets of coiled and stitched palm inflorescences. Then Karen Pirie and Barbara Hawkins talk about Barbara's palm sheath wall hanging. Other artists' baskets shown as we pan around include Jane Henry,Liz Reid, Edit Meaklim, Karen Pirie, Jaclyn Bradley, Liz McDonald, Robyn Norris, Tricia McGaughey, Barbara Rowe, Jane Honman,....there are 38 artists and 97 exhibits in Drift. (Notes by Tricia McGaughey)
The Herring Island Summer Arts Festival is run with the support of Parks Victoria.