The CS Gallery provides an excellent opportunity for artists to exhibit their work without the concern of exhibition fees or commissions.
Caroline Springs Civic Centre/Library
193-201 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs
Monday: 8.00am to 8.30pm
Tuesday: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Wednesday: 8.00am to 8.30pm
Thursday: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Friday: 8.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Sunday: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
ON THE FABRIC OF THE NGARRINDJERI BODY – VOLUME ii BY dAMIEN SHEN @ CAROLINE SPRINGS CIVIC CENTRE/LIBRARY
Dates: Friday 16 June to Sunday 23 July 2017
Damien Shen is a South Australian artist of Ngarrindjeri and Chinese bloodlines. His artistic practice is embedded in histories; revisiting the people, places and stories that shape the world he occupies. Through this body of work, a collaborative series with photographer Richard Lyons, Shen draws on this rich cultural heritage to create works of cultural and personal meaning.
Shen acquired knowledge of traditional Ngarrindjeri body designs from his uncle, Ngarrindjeri elder, Uncle Moogy (Major Sumner). The photographic documentation of this event has great significance for the wider community’s understanding of Ngarrindjeri culture; time has elapsed since the body painting shown here had been practiced, but the revival will ensure that is will remain and continue to be passed down future generations.
THREE LIVES BY SILVIA TOMARCHIO @ MELTON CIVIC CENTRE
Dates: Monday 22 May to Sunday 30 July 2017
Silvia Tomarchio is an award winning photographer living and working in Taylor’s Hill. An adaptable artist, she is equally adept at capturing fine art portraits as she is at creating compelling painterly impressions of the landscape. The exhibition title, Three Lives, refers to what the artist describes as, “my three avenues of photography – Fine Art, Landscape and Portraits – and also the past, present and the future.”
This exhibition charts her journey as a photographer, showcasing an earlier series of works titled Chance or Fate, alongside a selection of recent Award Winning Works that evidence the many facets to her practice.
melton koorie art display @ melton library and learning hub
Dates: Thursday 25 May to Monday 10 July 2017
The Melton Koorie Art Display showcases Victorian Australian Indigenous Art, with a particular focus on local community artists. It is a celebration of local Australian Indigenous culture and identity through the creative arts. Fusing together individual styles and ideas, inspired from traditional pieces that were created over thousands of years ago. It is an expression of who Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are today.
Exhibit at CS Gallery
Melton City Council developed CS Gallery to:
- encourage innovation, new ideas and hybrid art forms
- give an opportunity to show work in development
- provide opportunities for professional artists not represented by commercial galleries to exhibit
- support and profile young and emerging artists
- create an awareness and appreciation of visual arts
In keeping with these initial aims, applications are welcome from professional, young and emerging individual artists and groups to exhibit at CS Gallery. Housed within the Caroline Springs Library and Civic Centre, CS Gallery is a modern, highly visible and easily accessible location with high levels of walk through traffic.
Melton City Council also has the capacity to present artworks at several sites across the city, such as the Melton Library and Learning Hub, and the Melton Civic Centre.
If you would like to present an exhibition at one of the sites managed by Melton City Council, please download and complete the Application Form(PDF, 2MB) . The Application Form contains full conditions and further information.
For more information, contact our Arts and Culture Officer on 9747 7200