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 Uniting Arts Toorak - Kinross House

Archive of events presented during 2012 by
Uniting Arts Toorak   in    Kinross House

Please direct any enquires to the TUC Office on 9829 0300

Sun 5 Feb
Sun 4 Mar
-  a shot of the ducks on the wall....

A Flight of Ducks – Sam Golding

Come and see the paintings of established artist, Sam Golding, in a delightful cameo exhibition entitled "A Flight of Ducks" in echo of the 1950's icon of the three ducks on a wall. Sam's oil paintings are for sale and on display in the Manse Gallery Café from Sunday 5th February to Sunday 4th March, 2012.
Mon 5 Mar
7:00 pm
-  'A Safe Place to Live' by Bic Walker

In Conversation with Bic Walker – Children's Author and Illustrator

Bic will talk about her children's book, "A Safe Place to Live".
A children's book containing fabulous illustrations of a true story about a young girls journey as a refugee to Australia encountering pirates and getting rescued by an oil tanker, then waiting in a refugee camp until sponsored over to Australia.
This event was organised by Deborah Blakeley of ZoneOne Arts.
Sat 10 Mar
Sun 29 Apr

Thu 12 Apr
6pm - 8pm

Primitive Artefacts: Theme and Variation – Audrey Shoobridge

 'Gable Mask' from Kanganaman Village, Sepik River, New Guinea This exhibition consists of extraordinary photographs based on Audrey's collection of primitive artefacts. Collected from the 1960's onward, the objects come mainly from New Guinea with some pieces from Africa, New Zealand and India.

Believing that the artefacts are strong dynamic works of art, the artist has used each item as a base or theme on which to convey to the viewer how she feels about them as art. Working in photoshop, only the chosen artefact is used for each image and parts of this are repeated in the patterns.

Audrey commented,
"This series of composite photographs are based on our collection of primitive artefacts.
In making these compositions, I am trying to convey their strength and power and how I respond to them as art. This must be the similar to the reaction Picasso had when he first saw African art.
Working in photoshop and taking each item separately by selecting parts of the whole and repeating this in various patterns and with the use of transform and different opacities, I wish to show the essence of each separate item as I perceive it.
Later on I realized that I was using the same methods musicians use when composing orchestral music. They start with a theme which is repeated two or three times and then a small change is made and repeated with variations. Finally returning to the original theme."
Wed 28 Mar
Fri 27 Apr

Jane Creenaune Studio Sale

Kinross House Studio Artist, Jane Creenaune, is holding a studio sale at Kinross House. Jane will be selling paintings and prints from Gallery 3 which is just near the Cafe. This is a great chance to meet the artist, and view and purchase work at a good price. Jane Creenaune is a well established artist who has attracted a following from Italy through to Melbourne and Brisbane.

Thu 29 Mar
10am - 3pm

The 2012 Blake Prize Exhibition Tour

In 2012 The Blake Prize will be exhibited at the Burrinja Cultural Centre in Upwey (March 10-April 30). To celebrate this year’s Prize, Kinross House has organised a tour to Upwey to see the exhibition and have a guided tour of the Prize.
Please register your name to attend by emailing uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au or phone 9829 0340. Transport will be by car from TUC. Volunteer drivers will be needed.
Where: Burrinja Cultural Centre (Cnr Glenfern Road and Matson Drive Upwey)
Program:10.00 amMeet at Kinross House and depart for Upwey

11.00 amGuided tour of the Blake Prize Exhibition

12.30 pmLunch in the Burrinja Café

1.30 pmDepart Upwey

2.30 pmArrive back at Kinross House
Cost:$10 and $5 concession
Exhibition Entry:Free
Event Information: In 2012 Burrinja Cultural Centre will be the exclusive Victorian venue for the 2011 Blake Prize for Religious Art

The Blake Prize was established 60 years ago as an incentive to raise the standard of contemporary religious art away from out-dated or imitative styles. This exhibition features 30-35 finalist artworks from the 60th Blake Prize, including the winning artworks.

The Blake Society, named after the visionary artist and poet, William Blake, implements and manages the annual prize and exhibition program for contemporary art and poetry exploring the themes of spirituality, religion and human justice.

Please visit http://www.blakeprize.com.au and http://www.burrinja.org.au for further information.

Tue 1 May
Sun 3 Jun

Magic in Autumn – Marja Leena Montonen and Lilia Varetsa

 'Morning Mood' and 'Autumn Melody' This exhibition features paintings by Lilia Varetsa and canvas prints by Marja Leena Montonen.

Lilia has painted since childhood and trained in the Ukraine at the Academy of Fine Art in Kharkov. At the age of 25 she was granted official membership of the Artist Alliance of Ukraine. In 1996 Lilia immigrated to Sydney, Australia and in 2006 moved to Melbourne. Her paintings depict characters in a boldly coloured and dream like world that celebrate the magic of friendship and family.

Like Lilia, Marja Leena has painted since childhood. Born in Sweden, Marja Leena immigrated to Australia in 2008. Her art is a detailed depiction of nature and humanity. Marja Leena has said "We live on a globe that is quite amazing. I want people to understand that we need to play more for that little time on this planet. I want my images to inspire people to have the courage and maturity to be more joyful."

Pictured is "Morning Mood" by Lilia Varetsa and "Autumn Melody" by Marja Leena Montonen.

Please join us on Thursday 10 May at 6pm at Kinross House to celebrate these inspiring works.

Fri 1 Jun

A Day of Beautful Things – Catherine Reynolds, Jill Nazar and Jacinda Bobby

A sale of knitwear, jewellery and blankets and throws in Gallery 1 for one day only.
Come on in and do some Winter shopping in the warmth of Kinross House. Find a gift or purchase something lovely to wear this Winter.
Works by Catherine Reynolds, Jill Nazar and Jacinda Bobby.
Fri 8 Jun
Sun 1 Jul

Finding Hope – Bic Walker

 Finding Hope An exhibition of art and book illustrations on the theme of finding hope.
Organised by the author, artist and book illustrator, Bic Walker in conjunction with Zone One Arts.
With Supporting Artists: Michael Donnelly, Frances Sheahan, Shane Ambry, Lorraine Appleby, Belinda Collins, Kate Morton and John Latham Waterhouse.

All sales from the exhibition will be donated to the charity, HOPE for Cambodian Children.

 Bic Walker Bic has written a new book "Finding Hope", again based on a true story, that of Cambodian Srey, who as a four year old lost her mother to aids and was sent to the "hope for Cambodian Children" orphanage. Here Srey finds her hope and shares it with the world.

Exhibition Opening Function on Friday, 15th June at 6pm.
Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr Christopher Page.
Tickets: $15.00. Friends of Kinross House complimentary.
Come and meet the author and illustrator, Bic Walker, plus other exhibiting artists and support the HOPE charity.

Thank you to everyone who visited the exhibition and supported the charity. Bic Walker has raised approximately $5000 for the charity and raised awareness of her own life journey and that of her fellow artists and Cambodian children in need. Congratulations to Bic and a big thank you for the support of TUC for this unique project.
Sun 17 Jun

Finding Hope Artist Talk – Bic Walker

Tue 19 Jun

Finding Hope Artist Talk – Michael Donnelly

Fri 22 Jun

Finding Hope Artist Talk – Belinda Collins

Wed 27 Jun

Finding Hope Artist Talk – Bic Walker

Tue 3 Jul
Sun 29 Jul

Rocks and Trees – James Widdowson

 The Point - James Widdowson This much awaited exhibition features photographs by TUC Church Officer and artist, James Widdowson. James trained as a photographer and worked in the commercial photography world for many years. His current body of work is taken on the south west coast of Victoria and tells the story of James relationship to natural forms along the coast, boyhood memories and photographic techniques.

 Click to visit www.JamesWiddowson.com
Exhibition Opening: Tuesday 3rd July, 2012, 6pm-8pm

About The Exhibition:
As a photographer with a strong visual sense, James has won many awards for his advertising and fashion photography. He has directed music videos, short films and award-winning commercials for television and cinema, while his photo-digital illustrations have adorned the covers of highly regarded publications such as 21C and World Art.
“In the commercial world, I was most interested in the clear communication of an idea. But now - when realising my own concepts - it is more about capturing a feeling, like the way a certain smell can revive a forgotten sensation entwined in memory”.
Sun 22 Jul
2:30 pm

Colours of Music – Boutique Concert Series

 Operaperta Duo Come and see Operaperta Duo
The Performers: Alessio Olivieri on classical guitar and Elisa Ramon singing soprano. Visiting from Italy, this elegant duo will perform an original repertoire for voice and classical guitar along with the traditional popular Italian repertoire, including Neapolitan romances.
Kinross House is lucky to have this duo in its midst for one day only! Alessio and Elisa will soon return to Italy after their Australian and New Zealand tour.

Tickets: $35.00; $28.00 Concession and Friends of Kinross House.

Online bookings at: www.operapertaduo.com

Thu 2 Aug
Sun 26 Aug

Cuba Libre – Julie Edgar and Iain Buckland

 Cuban Portrait by Julie Edgar Cuba Libre will feature sculpture and linocuts by Julie Edgar and photographs by Iain Buckland.

 Iain Buckland

Julie is a Melbourne based sculptor/printmaker with 30 years experience making bronze portraits. Her work can be found in prestigious collections such the National Portrait Gallery, National Library and regional galleries around Australia.

Iain is an engineer with a passion for photography.

The inspiration for "Cuba Libre" is recent rip to Cuba by both artists who were interested in its multicultural community living energetically in the midst of World Heritage listed cities.

Opening was on Wednesday 1st August at 6pm.
with an artist floor talk by Iain Buckland about the work and his travel with Julie in Cuba.

Sun 26 Aug
2:30 pm

Colours of Music Concert Season: Concert 2

 Thomas Lorenzo  Ben Robertson The Performers:
Prominent performer, Thomas Lorenzo will play flamenco guitar.

Ben Robertson on the double base.

Music will be expressive and in the Spanish tradition.
This is a must see event and a great way to hear two established musicians in the intimate environs of Kinross House.

Tickets: $20 TUC Members and Friends of Kinross House; tickets available from Kinross House.

A specially prepared afternoon tea was available from the Manse Gallery Café.

Tue 4 Sep
Sun 23 Sep

Wild In Spring – Sefton Irving, Ebba Janson and Melissa Williams

 Transcendence by Melissa Williams This exhibition will feature three diverse artists: Sefton Irving (works on paper), Ebba Janson (works on canvas) and Melissa Williams (colour photography).
Each artist has a unique approach to their work and a wonderful use of colour.

Sefton is a local artist who first studied at the Melbourne School of Arts and then in Spain under the tutelage of Senor Gonzalo Lepi.

Ebba is the Church Administrator for the Swedish Church and practices art in her own time.

Melissa is a young artist making large photographs filled with colour, nature and a hint of the psychedelic art movement.

Opening Function: Friday, 7th September at 11am. All are welcome to attend.

Sun 16 Sep
2:00 pm

Colours of Music Concert Season: Concert 3

 Marie Antoinette Performers: Harpist, Megan Reeve and Mezzo Soprano, Sarah Cole.

The Queen's Music: songs from the time of Marie Antoinette

 Sarah Cole and Megan Reeve
Music filled with the grace and elegance of Marie Antoinette's court. Featuring her own songs, with works by Krumpholtz, Naderman and Gluck performed on voice and harp.

For more information visit www.melbourneharpmusic.com

Concert Tickets: $20 Concession; $25 Full Price.
Tickets available from Kinross House.

A specially prepared afternoon tea was available from the Manse Gallery Café.

Thu 4 Oct
Sat 27 Oct
-  Stitched Together

It's not all Black and White – Textile Art by Stitched Together

The exhibition features seven highly experienced textile artists who make work ranging from embroidered pictures, quilts, craft items and textile images incorporating mixed media. Each artist is a member of the Stitched Together group which has been meeting since 1996.

Please do visit this exhibition and see the work of Joy Britton, Dell Collins, Helen McHenry, Bev Lane, Sue Martin, June Ryan and Sarah Simcock.
Many of these finely crafted pieces are framed and all works are for sale. Members of the group will be attending the gallery each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and will be assisting with sales and talking to visitors.

The opening was on Thursday, 4th October at 7pm with academic, teacher and art expert, Colin Johnson as guest speaker.

We look forward to seeing you there. Please bring a friend and enjoy viewing unique textile art in the heritage surrounds of Kinross House.

Sun, 14 Oct

Champagne Fluteau Launch

Join Greg and Marie Baker from Wisdom and Wine in Gallery 1 to taste and order Champagne Fluteau from France's Aube region.
Enquiries: 9819 1810 or greg@wisdomandwine.com.au

Thu, 1 Nov
Sun, 2 Dec

 'Mina Mina' by Judy Watson Napangardi

The Kimberley and Beyond – Jennifer Dudley

 'Black Cockatoo' by Kukula Mcdonald
Jennifer Dudley, Manager and Curator of Outback Aboriginal Art established since 1992 presents The Kimberley and Beyond

This exhibition of more than 30 carefully sourced works in ochres by senior as well as the emerging artists.

Exhibition also includes paintings from the Central and Western Desert and some 3 dimensional artwork.

Opening: Thursday, 1 November from 6pm - 8pm
Bring a friend and enjoy the art, ambience and refreshments generously provided by Jennifer.

Artist include Kukula Mcdonald ("Black Cockatoo" above) and Judy Watson Napangardi ("Mina Mina" right).

Wed, 28 Nov

Kimberley Art Floor Talk – Jennifer Dudley

Jennifer Dudley will give a Floor Talk on Wednesday, 28th November at 11am in Gallery 1.
Please feel free to bring a friend along. No need to RSVP - just arrive at 10.55am in comfortable shoes.

Thu, 29 Nov

Howlin' Wind – Andy Richardson

 Click to visit www.howlinwind.com Selected highlights from Howlin' Winds 50 Flute Albums

This will be an exciting concert featuring the incredibly talented flute player, Andy Richardson.

Tue, 4 Dec
Fri, 21 Dec

"Small Gifts" – Christmas at Kinross House

 'Sacre Coeur' by David Morgan Artists:
Bic Walker; David Morgan; Jane Creenaune; Helen Shrives; Lilia and Valentin Varetsa; John Campbell; James Widdowson and Bettina Guthridge
present this exhibition of art by artists from the local community and past exhibiting artists.

Call in for some Christmas shopping and to see the decorations in Kinross Hall made by participants in the John MacCrae Centre and John Mackenzie Kindergarten programs.

Sacre Coeur – David Morgan

Wed, 5 Dec

Friends Of Kinross – End of Year Celebration

will be held on Wednesday 5th December at 10.30am-12noon in Gallery 1 with special guest speaker, Mr. Neill Gladwin (Artistic Director), Victorian State School Spectacular.
Enquiries: Lyndel 9829 0340.

Kinross House Gallery

Normal Gallery Hours:  The Gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm
Co-ordinator:  Lyndel Wischer
Address:  Kinross House,
603 Toorak Road
Toorak, Victoria, 3142
Telephone:  (03) 9829 0340
Kinross Office Hours:  Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 3pm or by appointment.
email:   uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au

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