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Artists on View

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Artists on View is presented by The City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo Venues & Events (BV&E) to support local artists presenting new work in Dudley House.

The program provides venue access, technical support, assistance with promotion as well as a cash component to go towards exhibition costs.

Artists on View is open to individual artists and arts groups living, working or studying primarily in the City of Greater Bendigo.

Applications are open twice a year.


2024 Applications

Applications for Artists on View, Round 2, 2024 are now open.

Applications close Monday 8 April

Follow the links below for:

As with any grant program, if you are thinking of applying you are strongly encouraged to contact the program officer: email [email protected] or call the Capital Box Office 03 5434 6100.

 


2024 program

 

Pop Goes the Easel

A Celebration of Pop Culture Artists - Curated by Chris Duffy

9 - 19 February

Graphic promoting exhibition "Bendigo Artists Inc Presents Pop Goes the Easel

 

"Pop Goes The Easel" is an exhibition that offers a unique perspective on the intersection of pop culture and contemporary art through the eyes of a dynamic group of Bendigo creatives including, Dale Harris, Nachos Station, Mr Dimples, Ha Ho Art (Chris Duffy) Bridie Margret O’Toole, Rhayven Jane & Cody Dewit Hayes. This exhibition aims to showcase the power of the easel as a medium for creative expression, taking viewers on a captivating journey through the vibrant and ever-evolving world of popular culture.
Blurring the lines between fine art and mass culture, this exhibition explores & indeed celebrates the democratization of art, as artists embrace and recontextualize imagery and symbols that permeate our daily lives. From bold graphic cartoon-like paintings to intricate mixed-media creations “Pop Goes The Easel" offers something for art enthusiasts of all backgrounds. It encourages viewers to question the boundaries of art, inviting them to engage with the cultural artifacts and icons that shape our collective consciousness.
In a world where pop culture is constantly evolving, "Pop Goes The Easel" will provide a thought-provoking exploration of how artists continue to capture and comment on the ever-changing landscape of contemporary society. This exhibition is a testament to the enduring power of art to both reflect and influence the world around us, inviting Bendigo audiences to see pop culture through a fresh and dynamic viewpoint.


 

Monochrome Memories

Kim Lowe

19 - 29 April

On a solid black background white lines representing tree rings

 

A collection of memories developed through monochrome art experimentation.  Memories of local artist, Kim Lowe, growing up on a 50 acre bush block at Marong.

Monochromatic pieces present art in its simplest form.  Through experimentation with traditional and non-traditional mediums, Kim has developed a range of unique artworks creating a sense of atmosphere, mood and emotion. 

Artworks are inspired by Kim’s own childhood memories, patterns in nature, native flora and fauna, iconic buildings, moments in time, childhood pets, hobbies and typically Aussie memorabilia that many will relate to.

Kim has a real passion for black and white.  By limiting the palette to a black, white and shades of grey, it allows the viewer to really see the artwork without being distracted by colour. By removing colour, other elements are accentuated, and the focus is directed to the relationship between light, shadow and texture. 

Visitors may relate to Kim’s childhood experiences, conjuring up their own memories. They will also enjoy learning that many of the pieces were produced from recycled products and items from nature.

The exhibition will also include monochromatic artworks produced by participants of Kim’s weekly Art for Wellbeing class ‘2inspire Creatives’.


The Robots are Coming! (to Bendigo)

Curated by Ivan Sun

14 - 24 June

Graphic promoting exhibition "The Robots are coming a time capsule from local artists on the advent of artificial intelligence."

 

Group show of 2D, 3D and metaverse works from established and emerging artists in the Goldfields region responding to the theme of the coming of Robots, AI, and their impact on the creative and local community.

Curated by Ivan Sun, founder and creative director of the Bauhaus Metaverse.

 

Image: Kerry Brown Immersion 20/20

BV&E acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung and Taungurung Peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands where our venues stand and where we share stories through art and culture.

We acknowledge and pay respect to their Elders past, present and future.