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Bloomtown – Living Public Art Installation

April 30 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Counihan Gallery, 233 Sydney Rd
Brunswick, VIC

From 30 April – 21 May the Speaker’s Plinth outside the gallery will be transformed into a piece of living and growing public art. Bloomtown explores the intersection of street art and urban gardening in the context of climate change. The work is manifested through the creation of a ‘living illustration’ that depicts scenes of Melbourne’s urban sprawl being transformed into a bright green future. The project includes native plants that have a strong connection to the biodiversity of the City…

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Free

Free guided tours: Ocean Imaginaries

May 5 @ 8:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm
RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston St
Melbourne, VIC Australia

Tours of Ocean Imaginaries are held Monday to Friday from 11 am to 4 pm throughout the exhibition. Bookings: (03) 9925 1717 We welcome school, tertiary and community groups and can tailor tours to suit different requirements framed around discussions of artist's responding to environmental risk and climate change. Tours take 30 minutes and are conducted by Dr Evelyn Tsitas, RMIT Gallery Education Coordinator. Responding to a recent turn to the ocean in the environmental humanities, this international exhibition considers…

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$10 - $12

Lecture: Jason Smith – Luminous Relic

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Geelong Gallery, 55 Little Malop St
Geelong, VIC

Geelong Gallery's Director, Jason Smith, will present an insightful lecture on Many Martin, exploring her prominent career and her focus on conservation, the landscape and the social and political agency of the artist. This lecture is part of the First Friday lecture series, inspiring talks that are fundraising events for the Friends of the Gallery. It begins at 10.15am with coffee, tea and scones before the lecture begins at 11am. No bookings required. Members $10/Non-members $12.

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Free

Meet the artist: Kylie Stillman

June 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Domain House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Dallas Brooks Drive
South Yarra, VIC

Kylie Stillman will discuss her practice and work exhibited in The Opposite of Wild. Hear first hand about the techniques used to create one of her largest ‘book sculptures’ to date.

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Free

Meet the artist: Sam Leach

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Domain House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Dallas Brooks Drive
South Yarra, VIC

Hear artist Sam Leach discuss his practice and works from his solo exhibition Avian Interplanetary. Find out about Sam’s incredible photo-realistic painting technique, as well as the fascinating concept that underpins his current work.

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