3 February – 1 March
Opening: Thursday 6 February, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
James is a photographer and filmmaker who lives in the City of Whitehorse. This local artist is passionate about landscape, wildlife and travel photography which is evident in this exhibition ‘Australasia Outdoors’. The photography on display captures the diverse and rugged landscapes of both Australia and New Zealand, along with wildlife.
After studying Art and Design Photography overseas, James has gained a wealth of experience in producing content across a number of fields. He has won numerous awards for his photography and is now sharing his expertise as a tutor here at BHCAC in the course ‘Photography for Beginners – Mastering Manual Mode’.
2 March – 15 March
Opening: Thursday 5 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020, this selection of works is by 9 women who forged strong friendships whilst completing their studies at Box Hill Tafe. Providing each other with artistic support and encouragement, these women have created 2D and sculptural works in oils, acrylic, collage and digital mediums. ‘This Is Us’ reflects the diversity and the individual body of works by each artist, celebrating the uniqueness of every woman.
16 March – 29 March
Opening: Thursday 19 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
In celebration of Harmony Day 2020, which commemorates Australian multiculturalism, this exhibition represents a strong friendship and respect that has grown between Afalyca Art Centre in East Timor and Box Hill Community Arts Centre. The artwork in this exhibition celebrates Timorese culture with the residents of the City of Whitehorse.
30 March – 19 April
Opening: Thursday 2 April, 6pm – 8pm
Come and enjoy the artworks from the highly creative students from our Youth Folio Development Course. Under the guidance of the extremely talented Monica Poray, our students aged 13 years+ have chosen their own projects to work on. This exhibition displays artworks from students past and present in a variety of mediums. Each student has explored their own theme and a variety of media. Students are also involved in the preparation of their artwork, hanging and curating of the exhibition. This is an exhibition we are very proud of and should not be missed.
20 April – 3 May
Opening: Thursday 23 April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Collectively this exhibition demonstrates the power of creativity as a tool for healing and expression which can be accessible to all. ‘Emerging Women’ includes handmade arts, crafts and trinkets created by unique and passionate individuals connected with Grow: A Creative Community. It will explore a wide range of styles and mediums, including paintings, etchings, drawings, jewellery, clothing, ceramics and photography. This exhibition celebrates the diversity of artwork and artists.
4 May – 17 May
Opening: Thursday 7 May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
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.
The City of Whitehorse has a Sister City Relationship with Matsudo, a Japanese city on the outskirts of Tokyo. The relationship was developed by the former City of Box Hill in 1971 and was continued by the City of Whitehorse in 1994, when local governments in Victoria amalgamated.
The two cities participate in an active exchange program for young people, which strengthens cultural understanding and promotes friendly relations. The relationship also promotes economic development opportunities between the two countries. This exhibition is a celebration of this enduring Sister City Relationship.
This exhibition will be teamed with images from the City of Whitehorse Art Collection.
18 May – 5 June
Opening: Thursday 21 May, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
‘The Clock Strikes Thirteen’ displays artwork by children aged between nine to thirteen from the Cristina Popovici Art School. The students were inspired and passionate about the current environmental crisis we are facing today and thus their artwork explores what a forest looks like after humanity has 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, mix 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.
The City of Whitehorse encourages its community to make simple changes to the way they live so that they can have a positive impact on their lifestyle, and the environment. Sustainability Week runs from May 14 to May 24 where a more sustainable way of life is promoted. The City of Whitehorse is committed to contributing to a robust, equitable, and environmentally sustainable society.
9 June – 14 June
Opening: Tuesday 9 June, 2pm
This annual exhibition by the Box Hill Hand Spinners and Weavers is a colourful and skilful display of handspun, knitted and woven garments, as well as homewares and toys. This creative exhibition is sure to inspire and leave you spinning!
15 June – 28 June
This annual exhibition from the Alcove Art Shop is sure to warm your heart. Come in from the cold and enjoy the colours and textures on display from a variety of talented artists including textiles, sculptures, glasswork, paintings, cards, prints, woodwork and jewellery. This ‘Winter Warmers’ exhibition features handmade items from local artists. You are sure to find something you love.