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 Uniting Arts Toorak - Kinross House

Archive of events presented during 2011 by
Uniting Arts Toorak   in   Kinross House

Thu, 3 Feb
7:30 pm

Howlin' Wind – Andy Richardson

 Click to visit www.howlinwind.com A concert of beautiful music for the flute by the incredibly talented Andy Richardson.

Supported by RT Edgar, Real Estate.

Fri, 11 Mar

Religion and Spirituality in Art – Kenneth Park

To coincide with the 59th Blake Prize Exhibition in Kinross House, this beautifully illustrated lecture explores the themes of religion and spirituality in art using works from the National Gallery of Victoria and overseas. Speaker - Kenneth Park, cultural historian.
Cost $18 Adult / $12 MGV member / $14 conc / $10 student. Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International. Bookings through the NGV.
Thu, 17 Mar
Sun, 17 Apr

Wed - Sat
11am - 4pm

1pm - 4pm

The Blake Prize For Religious Art Touring Exhibition

 Blake Prize Uniting Arts Toorak, in partnership with City of Stonnington, UCA Centre for Theology and Ministry, Wesley College Melbourne and Melbourne High School are very pleased to announce that the Blake Prize Touring Exhibition is coming to Melbourne for the first time in many years. The exhibition will be held in Kinross House and Toorak Uniting Church, 603 Toorak Rd, Toorak.

We see this as an exhibition for all Victorians to enjoy, with an important and engaging series of public events, music performances, symposiums and a conference all exploring the art of conversation between contemporary art and a search for the spiritual.
Brochures are now available from Kinross House, and more detail information is available from www.blakeprizemelbourne.com.au. It is an ever-developing programme. There are some special events at the NGV that are being presented to celebrate the Blake Prize Touring Exhibition in Melbourne. Details of these and some of the special events that may be of interest to you are included below.

The launch was on Thursday, 17 March at 7.30pm.
Speakers include UCA Minister Revd Rod Pattenden (chair of the Blake Society), Sr Rosemary Crumlin (art historian and previous Blake Prize Judge). Rosemary will be assisting us by curating the placement of the art works for the Melbourne Exhibition.

The exhibition is open to the public from Friday, 18 March and runs until Sunday, 17 April 2011.
Opening hours are Wednesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm and Sunday 1 - 4pm.
Mon, 21 Mar

 Johann Sebastian Bach - www.jsbach.org

Bach Birthday Bash – Andrew Blackburn

Celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's 326th birthday and as part of World (pipe) Organ Day with an organ recital in the church.
Music includes Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C: Toccata in F: Concerto in A minor (Vivaldi, arr JS Bach) & Chorale Prelude on 'Wachet Auf'.
Admission $20.00.
Wed, 23 Mar

Drawings of William Blake – Kenneth Parks

Private viewings of the William Blake Drawings at the National Gallery of Victoria. Two sessions - 2pm and 3pm and a discussion with Kenneth Park in the tea rooms at the NGV.
Bookings essential and places are limited. Cost $25, which covers viewing, tea/coffee and a discussion with Kenneth Park.
Please book by ringing Maddie at 8102 6492.
Sun, 27 Mar
12 noon

Trio Ladurée

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op 49
(1809-1847)I:Molto allegro e agitato
 II:Andante con moto tranquillo
 III:Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace
 IV:Finale: Allegro assai appassionato

Astor Piazzolla


Trio Ladurée is an exciting new chamber music ensemble based in Melbourne. Its members are seasoned performers both in Australia and abroad.
Julia Lu
Julia Lu studied piano performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music where she was awarded the Winnifred Nerious Scholarship as the most outstanding pianist. She subsequently obtained her Master of Music degree in musicology from The University of Melbourne and was awarded four major scholarships from Australia and the UK to pursue her PhD at the University of London. Julia is internationally recognised for her research on French music and is co-editor for a forthcoming volume of essays on the Prix de Rome. Since 2002, Julia has also tutored and lectured at The University of Melbourne and is frequently invited as a guest lecturer at various venues.

Louise Blackburn
Louise Blackburn began violin studies at the age of six in Melbourne. In 2000 she was awarded the Sleath Scholarship at the University of Queensland and in 2004 she completed a Bachelor of Music Performance with Honours there, learning from Spiros Rantos. Since then she has worked with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as a casual violinist, as well as working as a freelance musician for performances and recordings in both Brisbane and Melbourne. She has performed at chamber music festivals in Queensland, and toured with the Marvin Trio to Melbourne in 2005. Louise also teaches violin privately and works in the print music industry.

Charlotte Jacke
Charlotte Jacke hails from Bonn, Germany. In 2006, she graduated with High Distinction in Cello Performance from the highly regarded Universitat der Kunste Berlin, where she also worked as Assistant and Seminar Lecturer. In 2004, Charlotte participated in orchestral workshops with conductors Sir Simon Rattle and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. As a member of the Berlin based jazz orchestra Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra, Charlotte has toured extensively throughout Germany, Switzerland and Korea as well as featuring on their 2009 release 'Take Off'. Since moving to Melbourne in May 2009. Charlotte has worked as an instrumental teacher. She performs regularly as a freelance cellist in solo, chamber ensemble and orchestral capacities.
Thu, 31 Mar
Sat, 2 Apr

Babble:On Conference – conversations about art and spirituality

The Blake Prize artworks provoke conversations. Multicultural Melbournians celebrate cultural diversity through the art and poetry.
More detail information is available from www.blakeprizemelbourne.com.au

Arts & Spirituality Education (31 March)
Experienced educators model how they integrate arts and spirituality in education. Keynote by Rebecca Forgasz, Jewish Museum of Australia.

The Arts in Christian Ministry (1 April)
Engaging the arts in community and congregational life. Keynote Rev. Mark Pierson, World Vision NZ gives insights from long experience curating worship.

Babble:On Melbourne (2 April)
Rachel Kohn, (ABC The Spirit of Things), Rod Pattenden, chair of the Blake Society and Nora Farrell, artist in conversation.
Multiple conversations continue through the gallery spaces where artists, writers and commentators select one artwork and invite you into Conversations with art.
Fri, 1 Apr
6:30 pm

Poet and Reader in an Act of Faith – Rachel Kohn

Rachel Kohn is the presenter of the ABC The Spirit of Things program.
In this Pre-Concert talk Rachel is exploring some of the ideas and texts that are being used in the music of the concert that follows ($10).
Fri, 1 Apr
8:00 pm

O Taste and See – Tudor Choristers

 Link to Tudor Choristers website In association with the travelling exhibition of the Blake Prize for Religious Art, The Tudor Choristers invite you to a celebration of the senses. The centre piece of the concert will be the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Australian composer Kim Cunio, text by Tasha Sudan, winner of the 2010 Blake Poetry Prize.
Also included are beautiful settings of William Blake Poems by John Taverner, Colin Brumby and other music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Henry Purcell and others.
Bookings for the concert through www.tudorchoristers.org.au.
Sun, 3 Apr
10:15 am

A Service of Worship – Toorak Uniting Church

A Service of Worship held in Toorak Uniting Church and led by conference keynote speaker Rev'd Mark Pierson
Special Music for this occasion "The Floor of Heaven" by Nick Tsiavos.
Wed, 6 Apr
4:30 - 6:00 pm

Schools public speaking forum

Hear year 9 & 10 students speaking about: "It is an easy thing to rejoice in the tents of prosperity" - William Blake, "Vala, or The Four Zoas" (c. 1796-1807) This should be a most thought-provoking occasion. All welcome to attend.
Thu, 28 Apr
8:00 pm

Howlin' Wind – Flute Solos – Andy Richardson

 Click to visit www.howlinwind.com
We are very happy to renew our association with Andy Richardson (a.k.a. Howlin' Wind) as he launches his new CD "Morning Light".

Supported by RT Edgar, Real Estate.
Sun, 1 May
12 noon

Mobius Duo – Victoria Bilogan and Viatcheslav Iourgaev

 Mobius Duo
F Geminiani :Sonata 2 in D Minor
N Potolovsky :Sonata in D minor, Op 2
S Rachmaninoff :Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op 19 (from Victoria Bilogan)

"These are works by Russian composers (except Geminiani). The Sonata by Potolovsky has never been performed or recorded, so it's a world premiere".

Victoria and Viatcheslav have performed together since 1996, and formed Mobius Duo in 2006. As Mobius Duo, they have performed in Europe and Australia.
The name Mobius Duo comes from a mathematical paradox known as the Mobius strip, a single sided surface with only one edge. It represents continuity and infinity. The Strip was named after German mathematician August Ferdinand Mobius [1790-1868], and has been used by many composers, most notably Johann Sebastian Bach.
Wed, 4 May
Sun, 12 Jun

Art on the Walls

There will be art on the walls from various collections until our next major exhibition - Libby Byrne which opens on June 16. Libby attended the Babble:on conference and is a well-known Melbourne artist whose work focuses on spirituality.
Fri, 20 May
9am - 6:30pm
Sat, 21 May
9am - 4pm

2 Days of Beautiful Things – Jill Nazar

Jill Nazar returns for the third time
Stunning NZ Possum Silk Knitwear - exclusive range of Pashmina Shawls, Stoles, Baby Blankets. 100% Cashmere dressing gowns - Unique range of Jewellery.
Fri, 27 May
Sun, 12 Jun

The Kings @ Kinross – William, Sarrita and Tarisse King

 Tarisse King In association with Outback Aboriginal Art, Kinross House is excited and proud to present an exhibiting of works by well-known Gurindji tribe (Northern Territory) artists: William King and his 2 daughters Sarrita and Tarisse King.
 Sarrita King
The exhibition was opened on Sunday, 29 May by Kevin Winward who owns Red Desert Dreaming Gallery in the Hilton, South Wharf. He has been a big supporter of both Tarisse and Sarrita King as a collector and gallery operator.

We have had works by William and Sarrita here before, but not Tarisse. All three are amongst the most highly collectible and sought after Aboriginal artists.
 Vladimir Korotkov and Sarrita King in conversation
We where really pleased that Sarrita King came to Kinross on Sunday, 5 June. At the 10:15am service she'll was in conversation with the minister of Toorak Uniting Church, Vladimir Korotkov, then from about 11.30 in Kinross House discussing her work.

This was a great opportunity to meet this brilliant (highly collectible) young and articulate artist.
Fri, 17 Jun
Sun, 17 Jul

Vision over Visibility - an experience of that which is beyond – Libby Byrne

 Vision over Visibilty
Artist Libby Byrne is a well-known Melbourne artist, artist therapist, author and educator. She works at the Bundoora Campus of LaTrobe and has exhibited widely throughout Melbourne, particularly in those galleries who specialise in spiritual art, including at the Box Hill Baptist Church's gallery 'Art on Station'.
The exhibition was opened on Thursday, 16 June by Rev'd Dr Anne Mallaby - Minister at the Box Hill Baptist Church. Anne was one of the organizing committee of the Babble;On Conference which was held as part of our recent Blake Prize Exhibition.

From Libby's Artist Statement

The title of this exhibition, "Vision over Visibility" is a lyric from a U2 song called, "The Moment of Surrender". My journey throughout this body of work has required me to surrender control of the emergent or developing image and to learn to receive the gift of presence from the canvas. As the canvas was present for me, I became aware of an invitation into a deeper awareness of the gift of presence in my own being. These paintings have been the result of learning to surrender and rest into the "vision" that I experience in simply being before the canvas, whilst letting go of the desire to control that which is "visible" or indeed no longer visible, even to the artist.

Artist's Floor Talk: Sunday, 3 July, 2pm. Join us as the artist shares her deep insights and spirituality at this special event.

Vision over Visibility Exhibition Catalogue.
Wed, 20 Jul
Sun, 7 Aug

Land-sea-city/scapes in oil or watercolour – Ted Dansy, Ray Hewitt, Julian Bruere & Mary Hyde

 Julian Bruere - Strong Light
This will be a very popular and beautiful exhibition by some excellent artists. We are pleased to welcome Ted Dansey back to Kinross after a very successful exhibition some years ago, and look forward to seeing the art of the others who join him in this show.

Julian Bruere

Paints a variety of themes, with a focus on landscapes, city scenes, alpine snowgums, and maritime scenes for exhibition and commission. His illustrative background is reflected in the detail of his painting, watercolour lending itself to this pursuit without losing the emotion of the work. His work has received recognition in the past few years with the Kenneth Jack Memorial Award 2010 and the Victorian Artists Society's 2010 Artist of the Year, being artistic highlights.

Mary Hyde

Passionately enjoys her medium of Oil Paint and explores all subject matter. She loves the 'simplicity' of working directly from life, be it studio based still life to the challenges of outdoor painting. Rich colour, broad brush strokes and a keen observation of light and mood are a feature of her work. She is a prominent painter at the Victorian Artists Society and winner of its Artist of the Year in 2006.

Thu, 11 Aug
Sun, 4 Sep

"The Art of NATURE – The Nature of ART"Peter Bowden

 The Art of NATURE - the Nature of ART
Oils on canvas

Opening :- Sunday, 14 August, 1.00 - 2:30pm
Speaker:- Helen Nichol - Psychologist, Teacher, Chaplain.

Artist Floor Talk on Sunday, 21 August from 12 noon until 1pm.
Enjoy a great brunch or lunch at Manse Gallery Cafe before or after.
Sun, 14 Aug
2:30 pm

Concert with Markiyan and Oksana Melnichenko

 Markiyan and Oksana Melnichenko
Includes beautiful music of Tchaikovsky and Sarasate.

Markiyan Melnychenko studies at the Eastman School of Music with Professor of Violin - Oleh Krysa. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, Markiyan relocated to Australia with his family aged four and made his concert debut at the age of five, accompanying violinist Solomia Soroka in her Sydney recital.

Oksana Melnychenko began her stage career in playing piano at the age of 5, when she was chosen with her brother, later professional cello player, to represent Ukraine in the former Soviet Union’s annual highest achievement concert. At the age of 10 she received first prize in the Ukrainian National Youth Piano Competition and she gave her first full piano recital at the age of 14. Born in Lviv, Ukraine, she studied at the Lviv State Conservatorium and later at the St. Petersburg, Moscow and Kyiv Conservatoriums, where she completed her Masters Degree.
Wed, 7 Sep
Wed, 14 Sep

 'Chance' 2009 charcoal & pastel on paper, 76cm X 56cm

Jane Creenaune

A resident Artist in Kinross House.

charcoal & pastel on paper
76cm X 56cm

Fri, 16 Sep
Sun, 9 Oct

Earth & Spirit – David Brenchley

 Line of Hills - Near Narrabri NSW - Oil on board 90x120cm
Magnificent landscapes by Castlemaine-based artist David Brenchley.

Line of Hills - Near Narrabri NSW Oil on board 90x120cm.

"I've been painting since 1971 when the pervading perfume of linseed oil in a Sydney artists supplies shop awakened me to my real interest in art. My love of the bush made landscape painting the obvious choice of subject.

I have lived in various parts of Victoria and travelled extensively in NSW and Queensland painting and drawing, most recently in the Noosa hinterland. I've now settled in Castlemaine where I am renewing earlier connections."

David Brenchley

Thu, 13 Oct
Sun, 30 Oct

Places We've Been ... Things We've Seen – Noel and Debbie Waite

 Noel and Debbie Waite

Opening on Thursday, 13 October, 7-9pm by Sue Lloyd-Williams.

Water colours by these very well known and regarded artists returning to Kinross.
Sat, 15 Oct
9:30am to 3:30pm

Watercolour Workshop – Noel Waite

Portrait Painting.
Bookings through Kinross House.
Sun, 23 Oct
10:00am to 12 noon
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Watercolour Workshop – Debbie Waite

Canvas painting for students.
Bookings through Kinross House.
Thu, 3 Nov
Sun, 20 Nov

Outback Aboriginal Art with Jennifer Dudley

 Outback Aboriginal Art

This well known and highly respected Indigenous Art Gallery returns to Kinross for another exhibition of art that is extraordinary in its quality and provenance as well as aesthetic quality.
Thu, 1 Dec
Sun, 18 Dec

 December @ Kinross

December @ Kinross

This Christmas Exhibition is truly a Kinross and TUC event, presenting some of the people and their work who are part of everyday life within Kinross and the church. It is an opportunity to reveal the people behind the art who are integral in making life in Kinross - information about each artist will be displayed.

The Kinross and wider Community will be represented by our resident artists: Lilia & Val Varetsa, illustrators and lithographers; Katsuya, painter; Fran Haarsma - DVD Producer; Amelia Lackmann, painter; Jane Creenaune, painter and sculptor; John Campbell, painter; James Widdowson - monocle maker; Beryl Black, artist; Jennifer Dudley, Aboriginal paintings and artefacts; together with artwork and craft from the John Mackenzie Kindergarten and John Macrae Centre.

We thank Jane Creenaune for creating and curating this exhibition.

Please come and give your support to Kinross this Christmas! There will be special artwork for sale at reasonable prices, and, while enjoying a coffee at the Manse Gallery Café, you can make a selection of some of their delectable Christmas fare.

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 80 members.

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

Normal Gallery Hours:
The Gallery is open 9am – 4pm, Tuesday – Sunday
Kinross House enquiries and bookings: 03 9829 0340.
Mr Andrew Blackburn.
Kinross House,
603 Toorak Road
Toorak, Victoria, 3142
(03) 9829 0340

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