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 Uniting Arts Toorak - Kinross House

Archive of events presented during 2009 by
Uniting Arts Toorak   in   Kinross House

Third Tuesday
of each
12 noon

Drop-in Scrabble

Meets in Kinross House every 3rd Thursday at 12 midday (following Morning Group). Participants will play a game, then have lunch and after lunch play again. Cost $6 includes coffee. Lunch is available from the Kafé Kinross. For more information please phone David Smith or Andrew Blackburn.
Last Monday
of each
7:00 - 9:30 pm

Writers Workshop

Join our new Writers Workshop in Kinross House. Here is an opportunity to develop your writing skills in a supportive environment.
7 Days
8am to 4pm

 manna Cafe

manna – Cafe and Bakery

Manna - organic foods, sophisticated healthy foods - fresh foods daily! Soup, salads, sandwiches and a couple of warm meals, cakes, homemade jams and breakfast - organic juice, toasts etc, organic coffee, fresh fruit, salad, top quality ingredients.
If you plan to come to lunch, it may be wise to book as more and more people from the local community learn about Manna.

Wed, 21 Jan

 Organ - Treviso (Italy)

Interpreti Veneziani

From the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival. Bookings where via the website www.ballarat.com/organs. In recent performances with the Melbourne International Festival were rapidly booked out. Concert programme included works by Vivaldi, Albinoni and Mercadante.
Wed, 11 Feb
Sun, 22 Mar

Nell Fysteen

 Glasses from VAS 1 - From Nell Frysteen's web site Nell, who lives in Eltham and is a full time artist states:
I aim to make a representational painting that incorporates some of the stylistic attributes of abstraction by the use of frontality, large scale, high key colour and gesture. My choice of subjects is made by visual and intuitive responses to the whole or part of the object, whether landscape, still life, figure or genre painting. I prefer people to respond to the inherent qualities of my paintings, rather than any subject matter’s innate attractiveness. What I have always admired about abstraction is its presentation of colour, shape and gesture as it’s own reality. I want my paintings to do the same thing - to make the perception physical, taking hold of shape and colour while using the representation of specific objects. I take a perceived visual and translate it into coloured paint. I want the red of the apple, the fragility of the rose or the atmosphere of a landscape feel as real as the subjects themselves. Although I know what I am looking at is a petal, what I am seeing and painting is a ‘white’ shape.

Thu, 19 Feb
7:30 pm

Concert and Dinner – Sergio de Pieri & Raphaella Benori

 Organ - Treviso (Italy) Beautiful Italian Music with an Italian Soprano, Italian Organist and fabulous Food.
Concert with Sergio de Pieri and Raphaella Benori followed by Sergio's brilliant and inimitable cuisine. This is being held in cafe Manna - limited bookings which are filling fast.
To reserve a place contact Kinross House 9829 0340 - Tickets: Concert and Dinner $95 & $80 (concession).
Thu, 26 Mar
Wed, 29 Apr

A Patchwork of Arts

Still life - 2001 - Selma Oxboroug We have had a great deal of interest already in the collection of works from a patchwork of sources - including pieces from private collections, Outback Aboriginal Art and artists in Kinross. Artists include Churchus, Haitian contemporary artists LeGagneur and Alphonse Intace, some Victorian English prints and original watercolours, Selma Oxborough, Jane Creenaune, Roz Mortimer, Marcia Pwerle, Kudditji Kngwarreye and many more. Of special interest is a magnificent dining table and 6 chairs by Parisian maker Maxine Old made in 1945. This exhibition is being prepared by our committee members Sarah-Jane Watson and Jenny White. Thanks to these hardworking committee members for their generosity and work. The exhibitions are an important part of the creation of Kinross House as a community space which really belongs to this area and community.
Wed, 29 Apr
Sat, 2 May

Tiddles and Chich

Adelaide based children's fashions show.
Enquiries – Kinross House 9829 0340.
Thu, 7 May
Sun, 24 May

Still to Action – Pam Freney-Mills

Still to Action Exhibition of paintings by Pam Freney-Mills to be launched by Judith Harley on Thursday, 7 May 7:30 - 9:30pm.
The work of Prahran Mission will benefit from all exhibition sales.
Gallery hours: 10 - 4 Daily.
Enquiries – Kinross House 9829 0340.
Wed, 3 Jun
Sun, 28 Jun

Fabulous Fruit and Flowers – Art School of Jenny Phillips

 Fabulous Fruit and Flowers An Exhibition of beautifully detailed artwork by the Artists from the Botanical Art School of Melbourne.
Launched by Jenny Phillips on Thursday, 4 June @ 7.30pm.
There will be artists in attendance most days and you are welcome to come and discuss the work with them. A great opportunity to see some very detailed and fine work by emerging and more established botanical artists.
Enquiries – Kinross House 9829 0340.
Thu, 2 Jul
Sun, 26 Jul

Art and Installations – Catherine Schieve & Warren Burt

 Dirt Pounding in Black and gold, 2007 Catherine Schieve with Internationally renowned Composer Warren Burt. International Legends of experimental music and art. Beautiful works from very small jewellery to large earth and ochre works for sale as well as experimental music concerts, workshops and more. The launch is on Sunday, 5 July 2 - 3pm.

Weekly performances.
Wednesdays, 1:00 pm
8th, 15th, 22nd July
Experience of Marfa: A book of Drones, Gallery 1 Kinross House.
Sundays, 12 noon - 1:00 pm
5th, 12th, 19th & 26th July
New works and video synthesis sees new works being created and performed.
Admission to all concerts $10 Friends of Kinross House $5.
Enquiries – Kinross House 9829 0340.
Sun, 12 Jul
3:00 pm

Building Bridges Concert

with Australian violinist Lucas Barr (now working with the Berlin Radio Orchestra) in support of the Marysville Bushfire recovery. The funds will be directed to the Music Council of Australia 'Resound' bushfire appeal to help restart music in the Marysville region.
Lucas's mother, Pamela, ran the Marysville Cafe (which along with her house was burnt) but they managed to save their 1920's motel in the town - one of only 2 similarly aged buildings.
We are pleased to host this event which is being supported by many from our community including Cr Anne O'Shea of the Stonnington Council.
Concert includes:
Schubert "Trout" Quintet (Lucas Barr [West Deutschland Radiofunk Orchestra] Violin, Paul McMillan - Viola, Rohan de Korte - cello; Axel Ruge - double bass: Benjamin Martin - piano), followed by Joe Chindamo & Friends, a musical surprise. Joe is widely regarded as Australia's finest jazz pianist, and is supported in this programme by Yamaha who are supplying the piano.
Tickets are Adults $30, Students $20, Children (u15) $15 and may be purchased through Kinross House 9829 0340.

More than 200 people attended and the church looked and sounded wonderful as some of the finest of Melbourne's classical and jazz musicians played for the community. They were greatly appreciated and the audience gave them all a standing ovation. A little over $3000 was raised which will be used for the development of the arts community in Marysville.
Sat, 25 Jul
7:30 pm

Exodus – a multimedia event by film maker Yoram Symons

 Exodus: A Multimedia Presentation by Yoram Symons Exodus: A Multimedia Presentation is a dynamic and interactive experience that will take you on a journey of over 10,000 years. Delving into some of the most profound questions in the history of humanity you will explore the origin of civilization, the shape of history, the historical veracity of the Bible and their connection to contemporary world events.

Bookings essential - from Kinross House 9829 0340 - admission $20.
Fri, 31 Jul

A Day of Beautiful Things

Stunning New Zealand Possum silk knitwear and an exclusive range of Pashmina Shawls, Stoles, Baby Blankets & Throws, Soapstone Elephants. Works selected and designed by Jill Nazar and Catherine Reynolds.
Wed, 12 Aug
Fri, 14 Aug

Toorak Primary School Art Show

100's of works by students of Toorak Primary will be on display in what promises to be a most joyful show. This is one of our important opportunities for outreach into the Stonnington Community. Come and see their work and show your support.
Fri, 21 Aug
Sun, 6 Sep

Textile Expressions – Miegunyah celebrating the centenary of a house and garden

 Textile Expressions Miegunyah was the home of Sir Russell and Lady Mabel Grimwade from 1910 until 1973. Their initial purchase was a small single-storey residence within two acres of grounds. Upon their arrival, the garden consisted mainly of sweeping lawns and specimen trees including Moreton Bay Fig, English Elms, Lilly Pilly, all well over 100 years old now.

Sir Russell collected plants from various field trips, both within Australia and overseas, developing his gardenesque theme to the grounds. Specimens included Oaks, Pin Oak, Magnolia grandiflora, Bunya Bunya Pine, Poplars, Olive tree, Chinese elms, all of which have survived fire, storms and drought. Ensuing garden themes with the assistance of Edna Walling, Ellis Stone, E.F.Cook and later on John Stevens have subsequently been sub-divided off although discerning garden enthusiasts may still recognize certain plant combinations that later became their trade-mark in other garden designs.

Upon Lady Mabel Grimwade's death in 1973, the property was bequeathed to the University of Melbourne. The present owners purchased the property in 1991 and have not only restored the garden, thus preserving a piece of Melbourne's heritage but have used drought tolerant planting, hardy grasses and a unique watering system to maintain this piece of important real estate in Toorak.

 The Embroiders To celebrate the centenary of Miegunyah, The Embroiderers Guild Victoria and the current owners of Miegunyah have combined to create Textile Expressions in an extraordinary exhibition at Kinross House.

This exhibition features works inspired by the garden of "Miegunyah" by artists Norma Berry,   Deborah Blakeley,   Mandy Ginsberg,   Ailsa Hales,   Margaret Lambert,   Ruth Marks,   Wanda McPherson,   Sue Martin,   Sarah Louise Ricketts   and   Lesley Uren.

A large crowd from all over the state attended the launch on Thursday, 20 August to hear renowned garden writer, Christine Reid.
Sun, 23 Aug
10am to 4pm

Miegunyah - Open Garden – 641 Orrong Rd. Toorak

A rare opportunity to visit this private heritage garden during the "Textile Expressions" exhibition on Sunday, 23 August between 10am and 4pm. Entry to the garden is $5 and refreshments will be available.
Thu, 10 Sep
Fri, 2 Oct

 Outback Aboriginal Art

Outback Aboriginal Art returns

This well known and highly respected Indigenous Art Gallery returns to Kinross again for another exhibition of art that is extraordinary in its quality and provenance as well as aesthetic quality.

In conjunction with this exhibition jeweler Jill Barrett will be exhibiting examples of her work. Jill creates unique jewellery for all occasions including weddings, birthdays and anniversaries. Jill has lived, designed and sold in England and the United States of America. While living in Washington D.C. she exhibited at the Capitol Building, the National Cathedral and the World Bank. Since returning to Australia, Jill is represented in galleries in Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin. Her work has been shown in wedding magazines and her commissions include jewellery for the television Logie Awards.
Sat, 3 Oct
Sat, 10 Oct

 Painted by Jinhee Kang

Art Exhibition of Oriental Paintings - Wooson Jinhee Kang

Beautiful and stylish pieces - mostly botanical in subject matter - this exhibition was being co hosted by the Malvern Korean Uniting Church congregation, and was a wonderful opportunity to share with other congregations of the UCA. The Launch was on Saturday, 3 October at 2.30 in Kinross House.
Thu, 15 Oct
Sun, 8 Nov

Pleasures & Treasures – Noel and Debbie Waite

 Noel and Debbie Waite Opened by Christine Nixon on Friday, 16 October.
Water colours by very well known and regarded artists. Although both have many exhibitions to their credit, this is only the second time that mother (Noel) and daughter (Debbie) have exhibited together. The first time was also in Kinross House a couple of years ago. In this exhibition, both artists are inspired by trips to Venice, the Amalfi Coast and the Cinque Terre.
Tue, 10 Nov
Sat, 21 Nov

The Light Of Day' – Tim Murray, Dick Johnson and 'Pip

 Painted in the Field c 1917 After more than 90 undiscovered years the paintings and drawings of First World War Artist 'PIP' finally see "The Light Of Day". An exhibition shared with Dick Johnson and Tim Murray.

Pip's paintings and drawings were originally collected by Colonel Walter Howard Tunbridge with whom 2/Corporal 'James Somerset Butler' (ie Pip) served on the Western Front. The pictures re-emerged when Colonel Tunbridge's grandson, John, was preparing the Hawthorn family home for sale in 2007. Dick and Tim shared John's excitement as nearly 30 pictures were discovered in the course of that year. They are now very pleased to be sharing their own paintings and drawings with those of Pip in "The Light Of Day".

The Opening was on Tuesday, 10 November from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, then daily between 10am and 4pm until Saturday, 21 November.
Tue, 24 Nov
Sun, 20 Dec

... Our Land is ... – Nell Frysteen and Annie Finkelde

 Our Land is ... Frysteen and Finkelde are both recent finalists of the John Leslie Contemporary Landscape Award. This body of work shows their love of nature in its intricate detail. These two artists are masters of contour, colour and contrast.
A note from the artists about the show "In short
  • The opening night is Thursday 26th November at 7.30pm.
  • Nell and I were both finalists of the recent John Leslie Contemporary Landscape Award.
  • We were only of 3 artists from Victoria to be short listed for this prestigious award.
  • So launching from this success we have continued with the contemporary landscape theme of 'Our Land Is.....'
  • Large canvases and lots of colour.
    For those of you who might not have seen my work for a while - you will be quite surprised at how I have found my niche with these larger canvases."
Enquires:- Kinross House – 9829 0340.

Friends Of Kinross

is a group supporting the outreach goals of Kinross House. Launched at the end of 2005, we have had a great response to this group with more than 70 members.

Benefits include: Please see Andrew Blackburn or one of the Kinross House committee members for an application form.

Normal UAT Hours:
The gallery office is normally attended 10am - 4pm Tuesday - Friday.
Bruce Gandy and Pamela Wilson attend on Tuesday and
Kinross Director Andrew Blackburn is in the office from Wednesday to Friday.
Kinross House enquiries and bookings: 03 9829 0340
Mr Andrew Blackburn.
Uniting Arts Toorak,
Kinross House,
603 Toorak Road
Toorak, Victoria, 3142
(03) 9829 0340

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