Why do sheds hold such appeal? Is it their under-designed simplicity, the purity of function, material and lack of conceit, ambition or demand? The sentinel shed in the country landscape is particularly captivating; with the beauty of decay and neglect transforming the building in a slow graceful metamorphosis.
'Landscape of longing' is a wonderful exhibition that touches on the notion of the getaway; the time in our year when we dedicate a couple of weeks to the life that many of us would actually like to live.
'Her Majesty's Territories' will provide visitors with the opportunity to view rare stereographs at the Bendigo Art Gallery. Early images of the growing colony, from the ports and bridges of Melbourne, to the settlements and picturesque scenery further afield, provide an extraordinary record of colonial Victoria.
Papergirl Brisbane is a cultural initiative which works to bridge the gap between the wider public of Brisbane and the local artists and writers who live there. Submissions are now open for their Street Art Project - all works will be exhibited and they'll be delivered at random to people - via bicycle.
The age old theme of art, food and wine will be newly explored at The Light Factory Gallery’s first exhibition of the year, which forms part of the annual Eltham Jazz Food and Wine Festival.
The Mt Buller Arts Association is delighted to announce a new arts initiative; the $100,000 acquisitive Mt Buller Sculpture Award. Over the next decade and beyond, the Award will create Australia’s first mountain-top Sculpture Park, with the Award-winning sculptures exhibited in perpetuity in the spectacular surrounds of the Mt Buller alpine village.
Gusto & Élan is an exclusive fashion boutique which boasts an array of exciting local and international independent designers. Nestled right in the centre of Melbourne's trendy and bustling Brunswick Street, Gusto & Élan make a unique and affordable fashion statement with an element of pizzazz.
Fed up with the fir tree garlands, sweaty Santas or faux snow sentiments? 107 Projects is so passionately proud of Australia’s unique landscape that they have dedicated a show entirely to the creative smorgasbord from which to take inspiration, writes Sandi Sieger.
This year, if you find that a traditional Christmas tree just isn't cutting it, why not consider a Super Fun Happy Tree? It's a festive solution to decorating that will ensure you're more groovy than Grinch, writes Sandi Sieger.
Nillumbik Open Studios is one of the oldest, and most well-known, open studio programs in Australia - leading the way and inspiring many similar programs in Victoria and around the country. The Light Factory Gallery will celebrate its final show of the year in style with the Nillumbik Open Studios 25th Anniversary exhibition.
The tenmoregirls collective is back in 2012 for the fifth consecutive year, presenting Glory Box, another challenging exhibition of contemporary jewellery and objects. Glory Box is an exploration of history, culture, women, change and the contemporary hope chest.
Boorun’s Canoe celebrates the traditions of Victorian Aboriginal culture and intergenerational knowledge. The exhibition tells the story of how Senior Gunai/Kurnai Elder Uncle Albert Mullett taught his grandson and other young men in his family to build a bark canoe. Ilona Nicola reviews the exhibition.