24 August - 1 December
Myths of sorcery and 'black magic' surround mysterious stone carvings of the Ingiet, a secret men's cult of the Tolai society on the Gazelle Peninsula in New Britain, PNG. Despite being outlawed by the German colonial administration before WWI the cult was believed to exist in secrecy for decades after. Occasional finds of these Ingiet sculptures still create fear among local residents. The power of the Ingiets and the fascination with them seems unbroken.
The McLeod Gift Collection, which Burrinja manages on behalf of its owner, the Yarra Ranges Council, is the third largest public collection of Ingiets in the world. This survey exhibition presents the collection for the first time to the public in its entirety. As such this exhibition is also world premiere. Never before have these intriguing and extremely rare secret ingiets been shown in an exhibition of this scale.
On display are also other significant ceremonial items of Tolai culture. These are on loan from the private collections of Neil McLeod, Melbourne and Harold Gallasch, Adelaide, which rank as the most comprehensive in the country.
Burrinja Gallery: Saturday, 7 September, 4.30 pm
In the presence of Emmanuel Mulai, Ratongaor Village, East New Britain
For more information please visit www.burrinja.org.au/secretingiets.
25 July - 25 August
Yarra Valley Grammar: Art in Progress
Yarra Valley Grammar presents two and three dimensional art work created by students undertaking the Certificate IV in Design course. These Year 11 and 12 students aspire to a future in Art and Design and are developing their skills and understanding through the exploration of a range of new mediums and techniques. This exhibition provides them with the opportunity to exhibit their work publicly and receive feedback from their peers, family and the general public.
16 August – 6 October
Burrinja Cafe Gallery
Fine arts student and Burrinja volunteer Clare Lynch launches her first exhibition of illustrations and paintings.
29 August - 29 September
Mater Christi College Arts: A Celebration of Student Creativity
Exhibition works have been selected from across Year levels to represent diversity of media and stages of artistic development. Creativity and innovation are central to the mission of the College. Teachers model professional studio practices and relationships and encourage students to research, develop and test ideas. The College is proud of the outstanding student achievements in the visual arts including numerous accolades in Top Arts, VCE Showcase, Exhibitions and Awards.
4 October - 3 November
Jenny Rowe, Lee Goller, Lynne Lindsay, Babette Bruders and Olga Maxwell
Different approaches by five local artists to the medium of clay resulting in works with emphasis on sensory 'tactile-ness'.
8 November - 8 December
Danuta Bieber & Narelle Tresize-Hardy: Limen
A collaborative exhibition of photographs, drawings and embossed images which explore liminal spaces, places and experiences and are created on or from shorelines.
13 December 2013 – 9 February 2014
Neil McLeod: Portraits
Tecoma artist and art collector Neil McLeod has painted friends and fellow artists presenting a new series of expressive portraits.
14 December 2013 – 16 March 2014
Isobel Foster: Retrosepct
Expect a journey into the most exciting world of hand-woven, stitched and embroiled textiles. Isabel Foster presents incredible installations of colourful rugs, woven wearables, giant soft sculptures and "odd-balls", old and new works.