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 Uniting Arts Toorak - Kinross House

Archive of events presented during 2014 by
Uniting Arts Toorak   in    Kinross House



Fri, 31 Jan
to
Fri, 28 Mar

CONCEAL/REVEAL – curated by Christina Rowntree

 'Right side of the boat' by Donald Kenner A touring exhibition featuring the VicTas Art and Spirituality Network; co-ordinated by the Uniting Church Centre for Theology and Ministry - Artfull Faith in collaboration with Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre.

"Right side of the boat"
pastel and gouache by
Donald Kenner


Twenty five visual artists who are members of the VicTas Arts and Spirituality Network, present artworks across a wide range of media. The exhibition shows work by artists responding to the big questions of revelation and concealment. It traverses inner and outer landscapes and many of the works depict the intricacies of nature, pondering cycles of birth and decay.
Official launch is on Tuesday 25th February from 5pm-7pm
With guest speaker: Rev Christine MacDowall
Artist and Minister for the Word - Brighleigh Uniting Church
Guest Artist Demonstration from 5pm-6pm: Michael Donnelly
will provide a drawing and painting demonstration in the Kinross Gallery as he completes and thus reveals the work: "Lake Tyers, Boundary Trees" (2013/14)

Thu, 20 Mar
9:30-1:00

Seminar at Kinross: Arts & Spirituality – in Action

Guest Speakers include:
Graham Willoughby
Visual Artist
John Rigby
Sculptor & Chaplain
Wendy Hopkinson
Member of the Congregation, Richmond Uniting Church and author of We don't do macrame - a case study of the adult learning possibilities in an inner city Uniting Church in Australia arts and spirituality mission PhD Thesis, University of Melbourne
Cost: $30.00 per person includes morning tea.

Wed, 2 Apr
to
Fri, 25 Apr

The Flowering – Graham Willoughby

This is a solo exhibition featuring works on paper by Graham Willoughby. Graham is a trained cartographer and widely travelled in Asia. His artistic style reflects Asian painting traditions as well disciplined brush work. Much of Graham's work reflects his personal journey with faith, relationships and social justice in the field of gay rights.

Wed, 23 Apr
10:30-11:30

Artist Talk & Morning Coffee With Graham Willoughby

Graham will talk about his current exhibition "The Flowering", how he paints and how his international travel and work as a cartographer influence his art. Graham is an experienced artist with a unique method of producing delicate works on paper.
RSVP: register your name and contact number with a email to uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au

Sun, 4 May
from 11:30

10th Anniversary Celebrations at Kinross Arts Centre

Everyone is invited to call in after the morning Service for coffee and birthday cake.
The Café and Artist Studios will be open to visitors.
Enquiries: Lyndel Wischer 9829 0340

Thu, 1 May
to
Sun, 15 Jun

Toorak Village – Sculpture Exhibition

 Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition Catalogue






The last (No 99) work in the Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition is at Kinross Arts Centre.

Fri, 2 May
to
Fri, 30 May

Frankincense From The East – Chinese Christian Art & Calligraphy From China

Much work has been undertaken to bring 60 calligraphy scrolls from Anhui Province, China to Melbourne for this exhibition.
The scrolls have all been made recently by members of the Hefei City Church congregation.
The scrolls are influenced by the Bible as well as traditional Chinese art and calligraphy.
Rev Dr Ji Zhang is worked with Kinross Arts Centre and TUC to facilitate this major cross cultural project.

Opening: Thursday, 15 May 6-8pm.

Generously supported by Toorak Uniting Church - Elspeth White Bequest and the Victorian Multicultural Commission.

Thu, 22 May
9:30 - 5:00

A Day Of Beautiful Things

Stunning possumsilk knit-wear; 100% cashmere dressing gowns; exclusive range of pashmina shawls; jewellery fashioned from old and new materials.

Catherine Reynolds, MISTIE MOUNTAIN - is a beautiful collection of New Zealand Possumsilk Knitwear, 50% Merino lambswool, 40% possum fur, 10% silk. These natural fibres combine to make a premium quality garment which is luxuriously soft, lightweight, warm and breathes with the body. Feel the difference, 100% Natural Luxury. Men's & Ladies' Zip Jackets, Vests, Jumpers, Scarves, Wraps, Fingerless Gloves, Fur Trim Gloves, Socks, Bed socks, Fur Trim Hats, Beanies, Knee Rugs, Throws, Shoe Liners, Slippers and more.
Contact: 0419 613 113     Email: catherine@mistiemountain.com     Web: www.mistiemountain.com

Jill Nazar - lives in Sydney and twice a year comes to Melbourne to exhibit her beautiful collection of pashmina shawls, stoles, baby blankets & throws. The collection is very diverse & features 100% pashmina shawls & stoles - mostly "one offs" & of a quality exclusive to Jill. Some of these pieces are hand embroidered. Also featuring are Kashmiri hand embroidered woollen stoles, cashmere & silk stoles in wonderful colours & patterns. Jill travels to India twice a year & hand picks her collection which are mostly hand made or hand loomed in Kashmir or Nepal. Also 100% cashmere dressing gowns for men and women in the colour of your choice. Plus hand carved soap stone elephants, & Buddahs from Bhutan and Burma.
Contact: 0402 907 377     Email: becknazar@bigpond.com

Sandi Gadd - lives in rural NSW. Since being involved in running a large property with her husband, she has studied at CSU Wagga Wagga gaining a qualification in Jewellery manufacture & design. She has always had a keen interest in collecting antique & vintage jewellery, it's resurrection, repair & remodelling. The collection that she is offering for sale includes 18ct, I4ct, 9ct & rolled gold & sterling silver necklaces, bracelets, bangles, earrings, fob watches & sometimes sovereign cases. Sandi also has necklaces made using old jewellery & semi-precious stones, bracelets using beautiful pearls or semi precious stones with 9ct gold or sterling silver.
Contact: 0428 437 123     Email: dsgadd@bigpond.com

Thu, 5 Jun
to
Fri, 4 Jul

Domestic Blitz – An exhibition of paintings by Pip

 Worlds Colliding 2013 acrtlic on linen, 90 X 120 cms This exhibition features paintings by Pip Menses who is an archaeologist by training and a self taught artist. Pip's work functions on many levels and challenges the idea of a blissful life with a gadget to solve every need. Her work is about the environment, consumerism and people's attachment to objects throughout life's journey. 50% of all art sales will be donated to Make-A-Wish Australia which supports seriously ill children and their families.
Opening:
Thursday, 5 June 6-8pm.

Guest Speakers:
Make-A-Wish Australia Ambassador "Wish Mum" Jennifer and
Mr Stephen Sharp, Chairman, Make-A-Wish Australia.

Enquiries:
03 9829 0340 or 0404 078 105   email: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au
 Make-A-Wish  Pip

50% of all proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Australia

www.swanstreetstudios.com.au


Monday - Friday, 10am - 3:30pm or by appointment with PIP on 0409 066 442


Sun, 22 Jun

Meet The Artist – Pip Menses

Pip will be participating in the TUC Sunday Services on June 22nd. She will attend both the 9am and 10.15am Services to talk briefly about her work.
The Kinross Gallery will be open on Sunday 22nd to view the exhibition from 10am - 4pm

Tue, 8 Jul
to
Fri 1 Aug

Moonah Obscurer – James Widdowson and Stillness – Lara Bardsley

These special exhibitions opened on Tuesday 8th July at 6pm.

James Widdowson – Moonah Obscurer

 Profligate by James Widdowson 2014 pigment print on cotton rag James exhibits contemporary photography featuring Victoria's western coastal Moonah trees. His work builds on the 2012 Rocks and Trees exhibition at Kinross Arts Centre, capturing and interpreting nature's stories.


There once lived a boy and girl who had fallen in love. They spent every minute tightly embraced in each other's arms. They were so smitten with each other that they neglected their duties and Vi/ere banished from their tribes. Both very distressed, they embraced each other tightly and were at once frozen. Branches sprouted from their hair and tiny leaves formed on the tips. From that time on, they were called Moonar'mia, or the Moonah tree.

- Bunurong legend of the Moonah Tree


Moonah Tree - Melaleuca Lanceolata
Moonah Trees - often twisted by the wind into fascinating shapes - are the structurally dominant species of coastal Woodland on the limestone-based dune systems of the Victorian Coastline.

Coastal Moonah Remnant stands occur throughout Victoria. They can be found from the South Australian border to Portland; from Aireys Inlet to the Bellarine Peninsula; and on the Southern Mornington Peninsula. Adjunct stands can also be found on Phillip Island and Wilson's Promontory.

The species that make up a Coastal Moonah Woodland depend on a number of factors including landscape (e.g. dune crest or swale), exposure to coastal influences and history of disturbance.

Moonah woodland functions as a buffer from weather extremes and is important in stabilizing dune systems and preventing erosion - particularly in a time of climate and sea level change.

Prior to European settlement, Coastal Moonah Woodland occupied a significantly larger area of the Victorian coast, extending up to ten kilometres inland. On the southwest coast, for example, Moonahs would have dominated the riverside areas close to the sea. Remaining stands occupy less than 10% of their original area and are in a demonstrable state of decline likely to result in extinction.


Lara Bardsley – Stillness

 View from the Forest Path by Lara Bardsley Lara is exhibiting at Kinross for the first time. She makes images using pastel and paint and is also drawn to the magnificent west Victorian coast for artistic and spiritual inspiration. Lara is also a senior psychologist and speaking at TUC during her exhibition.

Artist Statement
My paintings are designed to inspire and reaffirm the beauty and transcendent that exists in the everyday. This series is very close to my heart and all have been painted in my Lorne Studio. After spending time in each of the special places, I have attempted to capture, intuitively, my response to the beauty around me. I have created the works in black and white, distilling movement, light and urgency from the feeling of stillness and unity. The images may appear immediate or primitive as they emerge from my inner world. My aim is inspire the viewer to have a chance to dwell, for a moment, on the stillness and essence within.


Sun, 20 Jul
3 - 4:30pm

Kinross Poetry Reading – Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath

A reading of poems selected from Birthday Letters (Hughes) and Ariel (Plath)

Readers: Henry Dobson and Lawrie Groom are passionate about poetry. Both 'writers, Henry has a deep interest in philosophy and existentialism, while Lawrie's interests include painting and public policy. Both enjoy good conversation and chess.

For all enquiries, please call Henry 0478712881 or Lyndel 9829 0340
Wine, tea, coffee, cheese and biscuits will be provided.
Entry: gold coin donation

Mon, 4 Aug
to,
Sun, 31 Aug

Stonnington in Glass – The Glass Group

 Jam Factory Prahan by Leigh Schellekens Curated by Donna Cooper, The Glass Group brings together ten leading glass artists, each of whom has chosen a Stonnington landmark to inspire their work for this exhibition. The Malvern Town Hall, Jam Factory, Kings Arcade and Toorak Library are just some of the sites chosen.

You are invited to the Opening Event of Stonnington in Glass on Saturday 9 August 2014 between 2-4 pm
Guest Speaker: City of Stonnington Councillor John McMorrow

 The Glass Group  www.glowfestivat.com.au


This event is delivered
in partnership with the
GLOW Winter Arts Festival




Sun, 17 Aug
3 - 4:30pm

Kinross Poetry Reading – Venice in Words

A reading of poetry inspired by Venice, this 'paradise of cities'. The afternoon will include poems selected from works by Joseph Brodsky, Dante, DH Lawrence, Ezra Pound, Rilke, Samuel Rogers, Oscar Wilde and Andrea Zanzotto.

Readers: Henry Dobson and Lawrie Groom are passionate about poetry. Both 'writers, Henry has a deep interest in philosophy and existentialism, while Lawrie's interests include painting and public policy. Both enjoy good conversation and chess.

For all enquiries, please call Henry 0478712881 or Lyndel 9829 0340
Wine, tea, coffee, cheese and biscuits will be provided.
Entry: gold coin donation

Fri, 5 Sep
to
Mon, 29 Sep

Atlantis – the fragile, the broken, the lost – Amanda Dowd & Jan Prislin-Planinc

 Atlantis Atlantis is a collaboration between well-known Melbourne jeweller Amanda Dowd and Melbourne-based artist Jan Prislin-Planinc, featuring unique works inspired by the fragile beauty found along the water's edge.

On show are Amanda's intricate, delicate and beautifully crafted pieces of unique jewellery as well as Jan's evocative drawings and paintings created to capture the poetic and fragile beauty of ocean treasures. Amanda Dowd uses precious stones, textured metals and cloisonné enamels to capture the ethereal and abstract nature of objects from the ocean. Many of Amanda's pieces have been cast in hand-carved pieces of cuttlefish bone, an ingenious method of wresting her designs from the sea.

Jan Prislin-Planinc is a painter and printmaker whose images are created as visual metaphors that seek to capture the beauty and richness as well as the fragility of our relationship with nature.

Kinross Gallery is open Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm. It will also be open every Sunday 10am to 3pm with both artists in attendance so the viewers will have a chance to discuss the work and the creative process with the artists.

Opening Night: Thursday 4th September, 6-8pm at Kinross House. 603 Toorak Rd, Toorak 3142.

Sun, 14 Sep
3 - 4:30pm

Kinross Poetry Reading – Poetry on Painting

A reading of poetry that describes and interprets works of art. The afternoon will include poems selected from works by Akhmatova, Apollinaire, Auden, Baudelaire, Keats, Les Murray, Peter Porter, Rilke, William Carlos Williams and Yeat"

Readers: Henry Dobson and Lawrie Groom are passionate about poetry. Both 'writers, Henry has a deep interest in philosophy and existentialism, while Lawrie's interests include painting and public policy. Both enjoy good conversation and chess.

For all enquiries, please call Henry 0478712881 or Lyndel 9829 0340
Wine, tea, coffee, cheese and biscuits will be provided.
Entry: gold coin donation

Wed, 1 Oct
to
Fri, 31 Oct

Illuminate – Deirdre Hassed

An exhibition of calligraphic artworks by Deirdre Hassed inspired by texts from the world's great wisdom traditions. Visit www.calligraphicworks.com

ILLUMINATE 'Light up; give spiritual or intellectual light to; shed lustre upon; decorate with gold, silver & brilliant colours'

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 3:30pm (or by appointment)

Opening: Friday, 3 October 5:30 - 7:30pm
Guest Speaker: Alan Loney (poet & printer) Elecyio Editions

Special Event: Sunday 12th October 10am - 3pm Meet the Calligrapher

Sun, 12 Oct
3 - 4:30pm

Kinross Poetry Reading – The Romantics

poetry reading from the 'unacknowledged legislators of the world' selected from the works of Coleridge, Crabbe, Blake, Byron, Keats, Shelley and Wordsworth.

Readers: Henry Dobson and Lawrie Groom are passionate about poetry. Both 'writers, Henry has a deep interest in philosophy and existentialism, while Lawrie's interests include painting and public policy. Both enjoy good conversation and chess.

For all enquiries, please call Henry 0478712881 or Lyndel 9829 0340
Wine, tea, coffee, cheese and biscuits will be provided.
Entry: gold coin donation

Thu & Fri
23 & 24
October
9:30 - 4:30

Juliana's Beads


Smart pieces for urban wear,
Fun pieces for holiday wear,
Exotic pieces and treasures from old Persia for the evening!

Lots of Christmas Gift Ideas

Juliana Hooper 0400 100 384

Mon, 10 Nov
to
Fri, 19 Dec

Kinross Salon Exhibition

 Valentin Varetsa - Bouquet on the window in the Studio The artists are   Katsuya,   Jan Prislin-Planinc   and   Lilia and Valentin Varetsa and a selection of contemporary Aboriginal desert art presented by Jennifer Dudley.

Aboriginal Artists are   Lissiandra Campbell,   Kayi Kayi Nampitjinpa,   Therese Lemon,   Kukula McDonald,   Charmaine Pwerle,   Sarita King,   Tyrone Garnarradj,   Ezariah   and   Jane Mervin.


Valentin Varetsa – "Bouquet on the window in the Studio"

Thu, 4 Dec
10:30am - 12noon

Friends Celebration Morning Tea

Featuring home made cakes and a choral performance.



Kinross House Gallery

Normal Gallery Hours:  The Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 3pm  Lyndel Wischer
Manager:  Lyndel Wischer
Address:  Kinross House,
603 Toorak Road
Toorak, Victoria, 3142
Australia.
Telephone:  (03) 9829 0340
Kinross Office Hours:  Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 3pm or by appointment.
Expressions of Interest to Exhibit at Kinross House can be emailed to Lyndel Wischer
email:   uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au

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