1 March – 21 March, 2021
Opening: Thursday 4 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm (by invitation only)
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021, Women of Influence showcases women who have had an influence on or who have positively impacted Artist Emma Finch’s life. A COVID 2020 project focusing on gratitude amongst the turmoil was the beginning point for this series. Some of the portraits are of staff at BHCAC, with the majority of subjects coming from Melbourne.
‘One just never knows what impact another may have had on you, so during isolation I explored this, resulting in a need to create artworks of people who left their mark on my soul, Women of Influence was born’ – Emma Finch.
22 March – 18 April, 2021
Little Monsters, Steven Firman and Yr & students from Vermont SC is an exhibition of ceramics and paintings that explore the Jungian shadow. The Shadow is where our shamed desires and impulses are hidden and often much of our creativity. By exploring the shadow, we can discover our authentic Self.
19 April – 2 May, 2021
The Clock Strikes Thirteen’, is an exhibition to celebrate Sustainability Week in the City of Whitehorse. It displays artwork from children at the Cristina Popovici Art School. The students were inspired and passionate about the current environmental crisis we face today and thus their artwork explores what a forest looks like after humanity had run out of time. This thought provoking exhibition by budding artists, which embraces creativity in all forms uses a range of materials including drawings on paper, mixed media on boards and painting on canvas, depicting styles such as impressionism, surrealism, contemporary doodling and automatic drawing. The students were challenged to create artwork that is powerful when standing alone yet works harmoniously together, as one body of work.
3 May – 16 May, 2021
Artist Yukiko Ueno presents ‘Impressions of Japan’, an exhibition to celebrate Matsudo Week in the City of Whitehorse. This exhibition features Japanese landscapes in Spring, including the famous blossom trees, a striking contrast to the rugged Australian landscape. Yukiko uses the art medium of painting to express her emotions to the world around her. Using warm and vibrant colours, she creates paintings that truly reflect Japan. These oil paintings are sure to inspire one to travel to places far and wide.
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the Sister City relationship between The City of Matusdo and City of Whitehorse.
17 – 30 May, 2021
Collectively this exhibition demonstrates the power of creativity and Women. ‘Emerging Women’ includes handmade arts, crafts and functional art created by unique and passionate individuals connected with Artisan Society. It explores a wide range of styles and mediums, including paintings, etchings, drawings, jewellery, clothing, ceramics, sculpture and photography. This exhibition will celebrate the diversity of artwork and artists.
Image provided by artist Fiona Folley.