Melton City Council's exhibition program supports local and visiting artists to share their work with the community. We also encourage exhibiting artists to devise public programs and create interactive arts experiences to bring their work alive for visitors.
Home: an exhibition of textile arts
28 June - 11 August • During opening hours • CS Gallery and Melton Library and Learning Hub
- Anu PATEL
- Barry MELDER
- Fleur BRETT
- Hilary SMITH
- Hilma CHATAIN
- Jenny HODKINSON
- Kerrie TAYLOR
- Krishna DASGUPTA
- Liliana IURI-MACINA
- Linda ABBLITT
- Samantha TAYLOR
- Sharon McALLISTER
- Silvana EADIE
- Sofie DIEU
A celebration of textile arts, this exhibition explores the crossover between arts and crafts. Textile crafts have a rich history across many cultures, and therefore are a perfect medium to explore the diversity of our community in the City of Melton. Pushing the boundaries of the medium, textile artworks often combine technical skill with challenging concepts, imagination and contemporary aesthetics.
The Home Sewn: Makers of Melton project was intentionally created to develop skills and build cultural capacity within the City of Melton. The new friendships that have bloomed throughout the project speaks to the strength of the project’s inclusivity, and the welcoming attitude of artists and participants. Another wonderful result of the project has been the boost to the participants’ confidence in their arts practice. From tentative beginnings come bold strokes of creativity, with each artist finding their authentic response to the theme, home.
The exhibition challenged the artists to explore their own notions of Home; where they come from, and what home means to them. What feelings are imbued with the sense of coming home?
Often the thoughts we have of home have nothing to do with a physical space, but are driven by memories, emotions, and connections. The artists have used textiles to convey these explorations of home in visual form. From weaving to needlepoint, crochet, knitting and everything in between, each artwork is a reflection of the explorations of each creator in the project.
This exhibition is accompanied by the Home Exhibition Catalogue.
This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
Take Your Best Shot - Your Photo Competition
6 May - 29 July • During opening hours • Melton Civic Centre
Last summer the Take Your Best Shot Photo Competition invited the City of Melton's young people to photograph what puts the 'Me' in Melton. This exhibition of the best entries received across the competition, presents a striking vision of contemporary Melton as seen by the city's youth.
Fantasy, Myth, Legend Journals
By Robyn and Julie Wilson
Community Collections Program
4 June - 1 September • During opening hours • Melton Library and Learning Hub
Using traditional book-binding techniques and delicately crafted papers, Robyn and Julie Wilson have hand-crafted a series of magical books within which you can keep all of your fantastical secrets, and complementary objects in their signature style. Staying true to the vintage ethos of their work, these artisans use only traditional hand tools, displaying immense patience and highly technical and creative skill as they work from their home studio in the City of Melton.
Robyn will be sharing her unique book-making skills in a series of Fantasy Journal workshops at Raglan Cottage in July and August. For more information and bookings visit: meltonartsandculture.eventbrite.com.au or 9747 5300.
Exhibition Locations and Opening Hours
CS GALLERY AT CAROLINE SPRINGS LIBRARY AND LEARNING HUB
193-201 Caroline Springs Blvd, Caroline Springs
Monday, Wednesday: 8am – 8pm
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 1pm – 4pm
MELTON LIBRARY AND LEARNING HUB
31 McKenzie Street, Melton
Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 8pm
Friday: 8.30am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 1pm – 4pm