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Program July to December 2018

Cover: Book of Creation, page 4, (detail), 2017, Bärbel Ullrich, fabric earth prints, 350cm (H) x 180cm (W).

Arts Space Wodonga With up to 10 exhibitions a year, Arts Space Wodonga offers a unique space for North East Victorian artists to present, discuss and communicate their practices to a growing local and national audience. Exhibitions extend from emerging and professional practicing contemporary artists, to touring exhibitions and projects held in conjunction with cultural organisations.

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Exhibition: Reimaging Culture: Contemporary Connections to Country, gallery view, 2018, Maree Clarke.

June 8 to July 21, 2018

Maree Clarke Reimaging Culture: Contemporary Connections to Country

Arts Space Wodonga is thrilled to present an exhibition of new and existing work by Mutti Mutti and Boon Wurrung artist Maree Clarke. This powerful collection of multimedia works continues Clarke’s focus on the revival of South East Australian Aboriginal art and culture. Clarke reaffirms and revitalises lost traditions and signifys the rightful place of these practices within contemporary art. The exhibition celebrates the passing on of cultural knowledge and traditional art practices, with many new works being the result of collaborations between the artist and young members of her family. Clarke’s constantly evolving practice unites traditional materials, method and meanings with emerging technology as a means to immerse viewers and mesh the present with the past. NAIDOC Celebration: Join us for a dance performance by 3 Deadly Rivers - Adrian Sullivan, Kerrin Parkes and Benji Davidson - followed by morning tea to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements. Thursday, July 12, 10.30am to 12.30pm All ages welcome.

Interactive activity: Create a necklace inspired by the wo rks of Maree Clarke using a variety of materia ls.

River Reed Necklace, 2014, Maree Clarke.

July 27 to September 1, 2018

Re-Mapped Joanne Mott

Opening: Saturday, July 28, 2pm Re-Mapped by Gisborne-based artist Joanne Mott is a visually-alluring exhibition which shines a spotlight on the significant social and environmental impacts of globalisation. Traditionally used to record territories and borders, coloured map pins are used to reconstruct and distort world globe compositions, to sculpturally separate and isolate countries from continents and neighbours, and to draw a site-specific wall diagram linking every country in the world in one continuous chain. By playfully reconstructing territories and borders through the physical act of pinning, Mott raises questions about ownership, consumption, intention and authority. Schools workshop: Spot the Path Mapping Project This workshop will engage participants with their locality through art-based explorations of their region using mapping as a visual device to articulate their personal relationship to space and place. Wednesday, August 22 $8 per child (school groups) Bookings/enquiries: (02) 6022 9600 or

Interactive table: d Children are invite p ma n to draw their ow ify nt ide d an of Wodonga their key places of significance.

End of the World as We Know It, 2016, Joanne Mott, map pins, acrylic, paper mache, foam, timber, metal.

September 7 to October 13, 2018

Archetypes and Land: Spiritual Belonging Bärbel Ullrich

Opening: Saturday, September 8, 2pm by Dr Neill Overton, Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture, Charles Sturt University. Bärbel Ullrich’s ongoing exploration into representations of land and place – reflect a deep and sacred appreciation of, and connection to, Earth. Ullrich aims to present land as spiritual, and reflective of an interconnectedness of life on the planet and unity of existence. Her focus on microcosms, reflecting particularities of a place are juxtaposed with universal qualities, drawing from archetypes that hail from diverse mythologies. Arts Space Wodonga is thrilled to present the visual culmination of Ullrich’s PhD, recently completed at Charles Sturt University. Ullrich’s methodology has included the development of imagery and concepts through art making, research and experimentation with materials and techniques. Holiday printing workshop: Inspired by the works of Ullrich, learn the basics of creating your own linocut with local artist Linda Fish. Wednesday, September 26, 2pm to 4pm $15 per person (materials provided). 12+ years. Book online:

Fern print, 2017, Bärbel Ullrich, mixed media on paper, 53cm (H) x 53cm (W).

Artist talk: Hear Bärbel Ullrich discuss the method s and motivations behin d the visual presentation of he r PhD. Saturday, Septem ber 15, 10am. Free, morni ng tea provided.

October 19 to November 24, 2018

Wanton, Wild and Unimagined Alison McDonald

Opening: Friday, October 19, 5.30pm

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Wanton, Wild and Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection. Townsville environmental artist Alison McDonald has spent hours manipulating the humble plastic bottle, and collecting thousands of lids to make a variety of unimagined and impossible creations inspired by plants, oceans and by John Wyndham’s book The Day of the Triffids. McDonald reuses plastics in an attempt to raise questions about the relationship we have with plastic and its supposed sustainability. Wanton, Wild and Unimagined is a travelling exhibition organised by Umbrella Studio contemporary arts, toured by Museums and Galleries Queensland. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program and supported by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.

Trickle, 2013, Alison McDonald, individually hand cast and reduced recycled plastic lids and wire, 100 x 60 x 1cm. Image: Alison McDonald.

December 1, 2018 to January 26, 2019

Year 12 Arts Show 2018 Year 12 Art Exhibition from schools across the Border

Cross venue opening: Friday, December 14, 4.30pm to 7pm The official opening for this exhibition will occur simultaneously across all three venues. Arts Space Wodonga is delighted to collaborate with Murray Art Museum Albury and the Albury LibraryMuseum to showcase artworks by Year 12 students from across the Albury-Wodonga region. Come and see what drives the young creatives of tomorrow through an exhibition of work developed for Year 12 assessment. We look forward to hosting our young local artists and community networks.

Come and see what drives the young creatives of tomorrow ...

Installation view, Murray Art Museum Albury, Year 12 Art Show, 2017.

Music in the Gallery Arts Space Wodonga and Murray Conservatorium are continuing to collaborate to bring joy to audiences through the thoughtful matching of art and music. Join us at Arts Space Wodonga as art and music collide in this vibrant display of local talent. Wednesday, August 29, 10.30am to 12pm Stephen O’Connell (saxophone) and Tony Smith (bass and guitar) Playing original jazz inspired by the Australian outback. Wednesday, October 24, 10.30am to 12pm The Chloe Wade String Quartet. Playing classical and modern favourites. Morning tea included, $5 per person, $20 schools (per class), $30 group bookings (maximum of 10) Please book online: All ages welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).

Fridays on My Mind Relax and unwind at Wodonga Council’s Fridays on My Mind with live music and performances, art and craft activities and gourmet food and drinks available across the cultural precinct, encompassing The Cube Wodonga, Wodonga Library and Arts Space Wodonga. The Sounds of Vinyl Friday, October 5, 5.30pm to 8.30pm Step back in time with the tunes of yesteryear. Bring along your own records to play or chill out to someone else’s taste in music. All ages welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult). Create your own Triffid - Drop in Workshop Friday, November 2, 5.30pm to 8.30pm Inspired by the exhibition Wanton, Wild and Unimagined, drop in and work alongside exhibiting artist Alison McDonald to create your very own Triffid from recycled materials. All ages welcome (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).

Talk and Tour Arts Space Wodonga is a unique learning space that provides the opportunity for educators and students to explore our current exhibition. Designed to complement the exhibitions, our Talk and Tour program encourages visitors to engage with artworks through in-depth considerations of exhibition, themes and artists. Opportunities are given to discuss artworks, their cultural and social contexts and possible interpretations. For schools, the Talk and Tour program can be aligned with VCE visual and studio arts units. By appointment only. Free Enquiries: (02) 6022 9600 For primary and secondary school students.

Leisa Whyte, Education Officer, conducting a Talk and Tour with Wodonga Senior Secondary College students during Amber Stokie’s exhibition Are you an artist too?, 2018.

Art Buzz Art Buzz offers hands-on art making opportunities for preschool-aged children. It is a weekly program that enables children to work with materials and themes that relate to the Arts Space exhibition. It is a fun way to be engaged with and introduced to the gallery environment and gives visiting children and their families a chance to mix with other families who love art. Fridays during Victorian school terms 10.30am to 11.30am $5 per family Enquiries: (02) 6022 9600 For three to five-year-olds with their parent or guardian.

Just Paint Drop in after school to just paint! Get creative with a variety of painting materials and tools. Just Paint is perfect for kids who love art and want to experiment with a variety of ways to express themselves creatively. Wednesdays during Victorian school terms, 4pm to 5pm $10 per child per session, materials included. Enquiries: (02) 6022 9600 For primary and secondary school students.

Top: Art buzzer enjoying creating an artwork, inspired by Amber Stokie’s exhibition Are you an artist too?, 2018. Bottom: Making artwork in the gallery amidst Amber Stokie’s exhibition Are you an artist too?, 2018.

Arts Space Wodonga Phone: (02) 6022 9600 Fax: (02) 6022 9322 Cnr Lawrence and Hovell streets, Wodonga Email: /artsspacewodonga Stay up-to-date with our regular enews by signing up at Opening hours Monday to Friday, 10am to 5.30pm Saturday from 9am to 12pm Closed Sundays, Victorian public holidays and during exhibition installations. Workshops, program and event bookings The Cube Wodonga box office: (02) 6022 9311 Online:

Arts Space Wodonga bi-annual -June to December, 2018  
Arts Space Wodonga bi-annual -June to December, 2018