Easter School Holiday Program 2024

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM for ages 7+

Enjoy the experience of creating, making and acquiring new skills by enrolling in our Horsham Regional Art Gallery School Holiday Program.

WEEK 1:

Tuesday April 2Sock Puppet Creation with Jess Wilson. Sew your own crazy and kooky sock puppet, learning basic sewing techniques with Jess along the way!

  • Please note sewing equipment (scissors, needles etc.) will be used.

Wednesday April 3 Prop Painting for Shrek with Emily Friedrichsen. Ignite your artistry and contribute to the staging of Horsham Arts Council’s musical production in May. Guided by the Shrek director, assist Emily in painting props so they are stage ready!

Thursday April 4Prop Painting for Shrek with Emily Friedrichsen. Ignite your artistry and contribute to the staging of Horsham Arts Council’s musical production in May. Guided by the Shrek director, assist Emily in painting props so they are stage ready!

WEEK 2:

Tuesday April 9Traditional Game Making with Kat Clarke. A familiar game with a twist! Using traditional art symbols and river stones, create your very own Memory Game and Tic Tac Toe – fun for the whole family to play at home!

Wednesday April 10Stage Fighting with Larissa Riddell. Learn how to punch, kick, headlock and fall in a controlled and fun way. Larissa will guide you through stage fighting techniques before you choreograph your own slow-motion fight scene!

Age Requirement: 10+

Artist Talk: Mark Eliot, Worlds of Infinite Possibility

Mark Eliott, Cloudy Head 2021-23, flame sculpted, blown and sandblasted borosilicate glass, granite base. Courtesy of the artist.

Mark Eliott is a contemporary artist working primarily in flame-worked glass and also incorporating a variety of media such as music, stop-motion animation and wood carving.
We invite you to come and listen to Eliot discuss their practice and learn about the concepts and ideas behind his multi-faceted project ‘Essence of Cloud’ which is featured in our contemporary sculptural exhibition, Worlds of Infinite Possibility.

Sunday 18th February, 3:00 – 4:00pm in the Handbury Gallery, Ground Floor.

This talk is free, however we encourage that you book so we know to expect you.

The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

 

Don’t Define Me Official Opening Event

On behalf of Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation, Horsham Regional Art Gallery would like to invite you to the official opening of Don’t Define Me.

For centuries there has been Western views that have tried to define what theAboriginal Woman is supposed to be. For years we’ve been overlooked as thedecision makers, the providers, nurturers, and warriors.Always searching for ways to explain what manydon’t understandYet here we stand defiant, as pinnacles thattower above and beyond the reach of any definition

Don’t Define Me is an exhibition that celebrates women of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadwadjali, Wergaia and Jupagalk peoples.

Featured artists: Nagl (Auntie) Annie Nikkelson, Elisha Douglas, Gail Harradine, Kelly Koumalatsos, Kira Marks-Lovett, Kristie Witt, Ngal (Auntie) Titta Secombe, Tracey Rigney, Ngal (Auntie) Tracey Wise, Tiffany Retallick, Kayla Kennedy. 

Don’t Define Me is supported through the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund through Regional Arts Australia, administered by Regional Arts Victoria. Additional financial support from Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and Horsham Regional Art Gallery.

Food and drink will be served at this event.

Image: Gail HARRADINE, As Close to Being Free as Us Mob Will Ever Get  2022, photographic print on rag paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Colouring Competition: Worlds of Infinite Possibility

To celebrate our fantastic never-before-seen exhibition Worlds of Infinite Possibility, we are having a colouring competition!

Tom MOORE, Moon Boy, 2023, hot joined blown and solid glass. Courtesy of the artist.

For children ages 5-14, we would like you to design your own creature inspired by the exhibition. 

You can use inspiration from the organic creatures in Tom Moores work, the happy totems from Vipoo Srivilasa, the mythical creatures from Jenny Orchard, the cardboard flora from Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, the woodland people from Stephen Bird or even the cloud creatures from Mark Elliot.

Each artist has created a fabulous world of their own and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.

There will be a prize for the most creative drawing!
Drawn on the 19th February.

Please make sure to drop your entries at the gallery reception before the closing date.

Click here to download a copy of the competition sheet.
You can also read the terms and conditions on the back.

 

Artist Talk: Greg Mallyon

Greg Mallyon is a renowned multi-media artist from Daylesford. We invite you to come and listen to Mallyon discuss their practice and learn about the ideas and process behind his fantastic aerial abstract landscapes that formulate our never-before-seen exhibition WIMMERA.

Thursday 18th January, 4:30 – 5:30pm in the Council Gallery, First Floor Gallery.

This talk is free, however we encourage that you book so we know to expect you.

 

The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Greg MALLYON, Autumn Little Desert Landscape 2023, mixed media on aluminium. Courtesy of the artist.

NGV Kids on Tour Horsham 2024

NGV Kids on Tour in Horsham!

Calling all young art enthusiasts and families in Horsham! Get ready for a FREE, unforgettable artistic adventure as the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Kids on Tour comes to town this January!

Join Horsham Art Gallery and Horsham Library for a magical journey through the world of creativity, where imagination knows no bounds.

Horsham Art Gallery Events:

  • 10am-11am Words & Art Combine: Join us for a storytime session with NGV Kids On Tour storybook Who Lives in the Sea? by Jean Jullien and collaborate with other attendees to design an underwater landscape!
    Recommended for 5 years and under.
  • 11am-12pm Design Your Jewellery: Dig into the details and design your own beaded jewellery, inspired by Melbourne fashion designers and sisters Fatuma and Laurinda Ndenzako at Creative Closets!
    1pm-4pm Drop-In Workshops: Our diverse range of activities means that you can drop by whenever you desire and use our facilities to create or take the kits home with you!

Save the Date: January 11, 2024. Location: Horsham Art Gallery, 80 Wilson Street, Horsham.

 

Horsham Library Events:

  • January 16, 10am-11am, Words & Art Combine: Join us for a storytime session with NGV Kids On Tour storybook Who Lives in the Sea? by Jean Jullien and collaborate with other attendees to design an underwater landscape!
  • January 18, 10am-11am, Creative Collaging: Artists Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison inspire you to rethink traditional designing and take things apart to create brand new art through collaging!
  • January 16 and 18, 11am-4pm, Drop-In Workshops: Our diverse range of activities means that you can drop by whenever you desire and use our facilities to create or take the kits home with you!

Location: Horsham Library, 28 McLachlan Street, Horsham.

Tickets Available Now! Don’t Miss Out on the Fun!

Who Should Attend? Parents, grandparents, guardians, and, of course, the little Picassos in your life! NGV Kids on Tour is designed to connect people through art!

Stay Connected: Follow us on social media for updates! #NGVKidsOnTour

Let the magic of art captivate your family at NGV Kids on Tour in Horsham. Unleash the creativity, embrace the wonder, and make lasting memories together!

 

NGV Kids on Tour is an initiative of the National Gallery of Victoria. NGV extends sincerest thanks to Event Partner, Officeworks, for their generous support of NGV Kids exhibitions and programs. Visit NGV Kids website at www.ngv.vic.gov.au

Women painters in the Mack Jost Collection

Starting in 1983 and culminating in his Bequest in 2001, the late Mack Jost AM progressively donated his substantial art collection to Horsham Regional Art Gallery. The resulting Mack Jost Collection of Australian Painting and Works on Paper – consisting of over 250 works by significant Australian artists from the colonial and modern eras – forms the nucleus of the Horsham Regional Art Gallery’s permanent collection of 2800 works.

From this Collection is presented ‘Women painters in the Mack Jost Collection’, which draws a series of incredible painted works by female artists from Mack Jost’s collection into a single display. The exhibition includes works by such notable artists as Judy Cassab, Jessie Traill, Jacqueline Hick and Nornie Gude. It includes a wonderful watercolour depiction of Mack Jost by Gude titled ‘A pensive mood’.

 

Image: Jessie TRAILL (Australia b.1881 d.1967), Digging the Bank, n.d., oil on canvas. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Mack Jost, 1995. Inv. no. 1995-8.

Shirley Newton

On display this summer in the Community Art Gallery, Horsham Regional Art Gallery presents a wonderful series of works by 92-year old Rainbow-based artist, Shirley Newton. Shirley only started her artistic career at the age of 62 after her husband passed away, and she was looking for something to occupy her time. Since then, Shirley has completed over 300 works, primarily in oil, though she has also dabbled in acrylics.

This exhibition presents 20 of Shirley’s oil paintings from across her career. It covers a variety of subjects, including still-lifes of object from around her house, landscapes and architecture of the Wimmera (including Lake Hindmarsh and Yurunga Homestead), as well as sensitive depictions animals and flowers.

 

Image: Shirley Newton, Boat Shed, n.d., oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist

WIMMERA
Greg Mallyon

Greg MALLYON, Stoney Creek Gariwerd 2023, mixed media on aluminium. Courtesy of the artist.

The Wimmera region of Australia includes the diverse geography of vast plains, desert and scrub contrasting with the dramatic Grampians / Gariwerd mountains. From above, the landscape is a fascinating pattern created by rivers, salt lakes, fields and gorges and is constantly evolving with the advent of floods, bushfire and drought.

Victorian landscape artist Greg Mallyon explores this region from an abstract aerial perspective using his knowledge and familiarity of the area. This unique exhibition is a collection of over 50 unseen small and large scale works, incorporating computer technology with traditional painting and printmaking to create a unique perspective of the Wimmera.

Mallyon’s landscapes explore his exposure to wide variety of cultures and terrain throughout his career and his application of natural ochres and pigment create rich textured paintings that not only chart and map terrain but tap into the essence of the land and its metaphysical layers.

Greg MALLYON, Autumn Little Desert Landscape 2023, mixed media on aluminium. Courtesy of the artist.

 

The Horsham Town Hall and Horsham Regional Art Gallery acknowledge the traditional lands of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk people. We pay respect to their Elders, past, present and emerging.