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 Uniting Arts Toorak - Kinross House

Archive of events presented during 2015 by
Uniting Arts Toorak   in    Kinross House



Thu, 5 Feb
to
Sun, 8 Mar

The Water's Rim – A solo exhibition of paintings by Jane Oehr

 'The Bay' - Jane Oehr

The Bay (diptych) mixed media on canvas 2014


Opening Event:
Thursday 5th February; 6pm – 8pm Refreshments will be served; All welcome

Guest Speaker:
Dr Vincent O'Donnell – Presenter of the Community Radio Network's national arts and culture current affairs program Arts Alive.

Exhibition Dates:
Thursday, 5 February – Sunday, 8th March 2015;
Open 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday. Weekends by appointment.

About the Exhibition:
Jane is joining with Kinross for her second solo exhibition at the Kinross Gallery. Jane is a visual artist and film maker. Her new work is inspired by the coasts of New South Wales and Victoria and Australia's famous beaches, rock pools and shoreline. The paintings evoke associations with water, moving currents, turbulence and calm and the mysteries beneath.


Thu, 12 Mar
to
Sun, 26 Apr

Moments in a Dream – The world of Ink Art – Seifu Sandaiji

 Moments in a Dream Seifu Sandaiji is a Bokusho artist who studied her art form under the guidance of Kofu Ohashi and Jikihara Gyokusei in Japan. She has had group and solo exhibitions in Japan, the USA and Australia. From March 12th - April 26th Kinross will display a solo exhibition by Seifu Sandaiji of new work created for Australia.

The Opening of the Exhibition is on Thursday 12th March; 6pm - 8pm

Enquiries & RSVP to: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au; tel 03 9829 0340

Come and see brilliant contemporary Japanese ink art in a special exhibition.

Open 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday.
Sun, 15 Mar
2pm - 4pm

Visual Art Performance – Seifu Sandaiji

 Seifu Sandaiji
As part of the Moments in a Dream exhibition, A visual art performance by Seifu Sandaiji on Sunday 15th March 2pm-4pm.
Accompanied by the bass flutist Peter Sheridan and Japanese drummer Takeo Doi.
The event will also be enriched through the service of Japanese green tea by tea master - Scott Rogers.
Gold Coin Entry.

Thu, 7 May
to
Sat, 31 May

Home – by Anne Cuming

A solo exhibition of work on canvas by Anne Cuming. Anne's paintings are sensitive responses to nature and contemplative moods.
From the artist:
My paintings illustrate ordinary scenes which portray everyday emotions that we experience and which have an impact on our perception, and contribute to the essence of our lives. It is these moments that are often so fleeting; be it a feeling of hope, a vivid memory, or a sense of nostalgia that I aim to capture in my paintings.

I draw my inspiration from ordinary life, seeing beauty within everyday scenes which in the future will tell a story of the fragility and indeterminate nature of our own being.

Often a final painting will be made up of 3 or 4 under-paintings. Each under painting contributes to the final piece. Though an unconscious process, it is in itself symbolic of my aim; to capture inconsequential fractions in time that combine to make up the essence of our lives.
On display in the Manse Gallery Café.

Open: 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday     Enquiries to: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au;     tel: 03 9829 0340.

Thu, 7 May
to
Sun, 7 Jun

Surreal Encounters – Sarah Clark

 Surreal Encounters
About the artist:
Sarah Clark has always had creative flare. Her early artistic work was as a picture framer and leadlight window designer. Currently, Sarah loves working with alcohol inks on Yupo paper because it creates joyous colours and a high sheen surface. Some of her art uses complimentary colour schemes to make a bold statement, whilst others use analogous colour schemes to create a serene design which mesmerises the viewer.
Please come and enjoy this special evening with the artist.
The Opening of the Exhibition is on Thursday 7th May; 6pm - 8pm

Enquiries to: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au; tel 03 9829 0340

Open 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday.


Thu, 21 May
10am-5pm

A Day of Beautiful Things – Sarah Clark

Stunning NZ Possum Silk Knitwear Gloves Scarves Socks Jumpers Slippers 100% Cashmere Dressing Gowns. Exclusive Range of Pashmina Shawls.

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: 0419613113 Email: catherine@mistiemountain.com     Web: www.mistiemountain.com

JILL NAZAR - lives in Sydney and once a year comes to Melbourne to exhibit her unique & genuine collection of pashmina shawls, stoles, baby blankets & throws. The collection is very diverse & features 100% pashmina shawls & stoles in wonderful colours and designs - mostly "one offs" & of a quality not seen elsewhere in Australia. Some of these pieces are hand embroidered exquisitely and each trip become harder to find. Also featuring are Kashmiri hand embroidered in hook stitch woollen stoles, & 100% silk pieces 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. There are 100% Cashmere Dressing gowns for men & women in the colour of their choice. Plus hand carved soap stone elephants from Rajastan.

Contact: 0402 907 377 Email: becknazar@bigpond.com

Also exhibiting on the 22nd May at the Habitat Uniting Church, Hawthorne 10-5pm & 23rd May at St Andrews Anglican Church, Brighton 9.30-5pm.


Thu, 18 Jun
to
Fri, 31 Jul

Power & Purpose Ceramic Exhibition – by the Stables Artist Co-operative

 Power & Purpose A group exhibition of ceramics by women experiencing mental illness. Each artist has been mentored by professional ceramic artist, Ann Ferguson.

Proudly supported by the City of Stonnington, Toorak Ecumenical Opportunity Shop, Boroondara Community Outreach & Toorak Uniting Church.

 City of Stonnington The Opening of the Exhibition was on Wednesday 17th June; 6pm - 8pm

Enquiries to: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au;     tel: 03 9829 0340

Open 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday.

Sun, 21 Jun
3:00 to 4:00

The Epics – Kinross Poetry Readings

Readings will include: Beowulf, Dante's Divine Comedy, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Homer's The Illiad and The Odyssey, Ovid's Metamorphoses, Milton's Paradise Lost and Les Murray's Fredy Neptune

The 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. We greatly appreciate Henry Bucks on Collins St for their generous sponsorship of the 2015 Kinross Poetry Readings.
Entry: gold coin donation. Wine, cheese and biscuits will be provided.

For all enquiries, please call Henry 0478 712 881 or Lyndel Wischer at Kinross Arts Centre 9829 0340, email: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au

Tue, 23 Jun
10:30 to 12noon

Tour Of Duldig Studio, Museum And Garden, Malvern East

A tour of the fascinating and rare art collection of the Duldig family featuring sculpture and painting by Karl Duldig. Followed morning tea.

$20 per person

Enquiries to: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au;     tel: 03 9829 0340

Sun, 19 Jul
10:15am

Mental Health – Deaconess Natalie Dixon-Manu

Deaconess Natalie Dixon-Manu will be speaking in the 10:15am Church Service about Mental Health to be followed by morning coffee and an exhibition viewing at Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre. All welcome. This is part of the Power ∧ Purpose exhibition.

Sun, 19 Jul
3:00 to 4:00

The Europeans – Kinross Poetry Readings

Readings will include: Baudelaire, Brodsky, Eluard, Goethe, Hugo, Lorca, Mallarme, Miloza, Rilke, Transtromer, Tsvetaeva and Valery.

The 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. We greatly appreciate Henry Bucks on Collins St for their generous sponsorship of the 2015 Kinross Poetry Readings.
Entry: gold coin donation. Wine, cheese and biscuits will be provided.

For all enquiries, please call Henry 0478 712 881 or Lyndel Wischer at Kinross Arts Centre 9829 0340, email: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au

Sat, 1 Aug

TUC Retreat including visit to Kinross Arts & Spirituality Centre



Sun, 9 Aug

Kinross Gallery Naming Ceremony as the Hodges Gallery

The TUC Church Council unanimously supported a proposal that a memorial to the late Rev. David Hodges should be in Kinross House, the former Old Manse where David and his family lived for most of his ministry at Toorak. The decision is to name the front gallery space, (Gallery 1) the former formal sitting room of the Manse, 'The Hodges Gallery'. A plaque has been made and the dedication will take place in Kinross House on Sunday, 9 August following the 10:15am Service.

Sun, 9 Aug
to
Fri, 11 Sep

Snowball Effect – Anne Cuming

 Deja Vu by Anne Cuming Snowball Effect is a solo exhibition by established artist, Anne Cuming. The exhibition is a collection of evocative paintings from 2008 to 2015. Through the use of colour, composition and subject matter Anne's work portrays sentiments about happiness, loneliness. reflection and contentment and the momentum of life.
Artist statement
Metaphorically speaking a 'snowball effect' starts from an initial state of small significance and builds upon itself, becoming larger and more momentous. A common example of this is a ball of snow rolling down a snow-covered mountain. As it rolls the ball picks up more snow and momentum it grows in mass to arrive at the bottom of the mountain in a different, more noteworthy form.

This exhibition explores the notion that the snowball effect applies to our lives. Every life comprises of a diverse range of complex emotions and experiences which contribute to our individual perceptions and reactions. As the snowball rolls down the hill, its path may be altered by inclines and obstructions, and so our lives change from what we may have first anticipated. No matter which path we choose our experiences will continue to contribute to our lives and affect the momentum at which we travel toward our individual destinies.

I believe that these thoughts are relevant to the event that I am thrilled to be part of during my exhibition at Kinross Arts Centre - the naming of 'Hodges Gallery'. It all began with an idea the Uniting Church Minister, Reverend David Hodges, had many years ago about the arts at Toorak Uniting Church, which 'snowballed' into the wonderful reality of Kinross which supports a wide array of artists and affords them the opportunity to exhibit in such a beautiful and historic place.

This exhibition is a collection of emotive paintings from 2008 to 2015. Through use of colour, composition and subject matter my artwork seeks to connect with the viewer through the portrayal of sentiments including happiness, loneliness, reflection and contentment.

For more information about Anne Cumming please visit www.annecumingart.com.au
Morning Coffee with the artist will be on Sunday 9th August 2015 at 11.30am.

Thu, 13 Aug
to
Sun, 23 Aug

GLOW Winter Festival

 www.glowfestivat.com.au

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

 City of Stonnington


Proudly supported by the City of Stonnington.

Sun, 23 Aug
3:00 to 4:00

From the Orient and the Middle East – Kinross Poetry Readings

Readings will include: Amichai, Basho, Gilgamesh, Poetry from the Old Testament, including from Job and the Psalms, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (translated by Robert Graves), Rumi, Rabindranath Tagore and Tao Te Ching

The 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. We greatly appreciate Henry Bucks on Collins St for their generous sponsorship of the 2015 Kinross Poetry Readings.
Entry: gold coin donation. Wine, cheese and biscuits will be provided.

For all enquiries, please call Henry 0478 712 881 or Lyndel Wischer at Kinross Arts Centre 9829 0340, email: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au

Sun, 23 Aug
4:45 to 5:30

Cameo Scottish Fiddle Performance – Colin Macleod

The Poetry Reading will be followed by a cameo Scottish fiddle performance by musician and Uniting Arts Toorak member, Colin Macleod.

Thu, 17 Sep
to
Sat, 31 Oct

Fiona Walshe

Solo exhibition of paintings and ceramics. Fiona is a former member of the Stables Artist Co-operative.

Sun, 20 Sep
3:00 to 4:00

The Australians – Kinross Poetry Readings

Readings will include: Adamson, Dawe, Rosemary Dobson, Lisa Gorton, Robert Gray, AD Hope, Clive James, David Malouf, Les Murray, Dorothy Porter, Slessor and Judith Wright

The 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. We greatly appreciate Henry Bucks on Collins St for their generous sponsorship of the 2015 Kinross Poetry Readings.
Entry: gold coin donation. Wine, cheese and biscuits will be provided.

For all enquiries, please call Henry 0478 712 881 or Lyndel Wischer at Kinross Arts Centre 9829 0340, email: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au

Sun, 11 Oct
2:00pm

Sacred, Classical and Celtic Music – Jacqui Rutten and Livia Judge

Jacqui Rutten (singing, guitar and tin whistle) and Livia Judge (flute) present an afternoon concert of Sacred, Classical and Celtic Music.

Tickets: $20, pensioner & concession: $20, children free.
Tickets at the door or book at: uat@toorak.unitingchurch.org.au or info@sacredstage.com.au
Afternoon-tea may be purchased.

Wed, 14 Oct
to
Fri, 16 Oct
9:30am - 4:30pm

Juliana's Beads – by Juliana Hooper

 Juliana's beaded
Beads, gemstones and metal work from all over the world hand-made into wearable jewellery for Melbourne life by Juliana Hooper.

Juliana Hooper: 0400 100 394 julianahooper@bigpond.com

Thu, 29 Oct
6:30 to 9:00pm

Boutique Concert – Fiona Ross

 Fiona Ross Scottish vocalist, Fiona Ross will perform at Kinross Arts Centre with Scottish fiddle player, Colin MacLeod.

A native of Glasgow Fiona Ross is respected in Scotland as a fine interpreter of Scots song. Fiona has charmed audiences worldwide with her engaging delivery, extensive repertoire and passion for the Scots song tradition. Kinross Arts Centre is delighted to present this unique Scottish event. Fiona will talk about the traditional songs she performs in a boutique concert setting.

This will be a warm hearted fundraising evening and includes refreshments with a interval.

Learn more about Fiona at: http://www.fionaross.com.au/

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Tickets: $30 – Book online at www.trybooking.com/IZIK

Sun, 15 Nov
to
Tue, 15 Dec

Corner of our Eden – Solo exhibition by Tea Ercoles

 Sunset in the Rose Garden by Tea Ercoles
Artist Statement
The works on show are paintings and a large outdoor mosaic inspired by my garden.

My late husband and I loved our garden and we lovingly nurtured it together and took pride in watching it grow into what it is today. It is full of roses, lavender, lisianthus, agapanthus, cherry blossoms, Irises, magnolias and fruit trees.

All year round it continues to influence my work with its array of colour and beautiful fragrances.

The paintings are developed by firstly letting the colour flow and take its own characteristic, then using different mediums to push or pull color and form to the foreground, middle ground and background. Some of the works also feature a three dimensional textural effect created by thick impastos.

I feel they have a beautiful softness about them with a semi abstract composition. All that is missing is the fragrance!


At the opening of my exhibition on Sunday the 15th of November between 2 pm and 4 pm, I will be raffling off one of the paintings in memory of my late husband, Richard Braim, with all proceeds going to Peter Mac cancer research. This will be a great opportunity for someone to purchase a special painting which will benefit a very important cause.

This exhibition is mounted as a fundraiser for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Kinross Gallery is open from 8.30 am until 3.30 pm Monday to Friday. Weekend viewing is by appointment only.
For any other information please contact Kinross Gallery on 98290340

Thu, 3 Dec
10:30am - 12noon

Friends Celebration Morning Tea

With refreshments provided by UAT and entertainment by Colin MacLeod playing Scottish Fiddle.
End of Year Raffle: Raffle Prizes include original art work by visual artist Barbara Bateman and jewellery donated by Filitsa Giannopoulos.



Kinross House Gallery

Normal Gallery Hours:  The Gallery is open Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 3pm
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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