Are you an artist looking to have an exhibition, either solo or as part of a group show? If so, we are seeking expressions of interest.
Work has been selling well through our gallery, with sales at every exhibition we have held over the past year.
I attended a gig by the Big Small last Sunday night at the Sporting Club in Brunswick. It was very intimate, almost like having the band in your lounge, so there was a nice between song banter with the band and audience. At one point we all joked about the band's name, and the audience suggested variations on the name, including 'the Biggest Small'.
It was a real privilege seeing such a cracking band up so close. They play a unique brand of rock 'n' roll, and the musicianship is impeccable. They are playing the next two Sundays at 7pm, and I urge you to get along. Did I mention they are very photogenic, too?
...will be giving a second artist's talk on Sat May 24th at Kreisler Gallery, 2pm. Several people wished to attend the first one, but couldn't make it because of Mother's day commitments.
Saturday May 24th, 2-3pm
242 Victoria St, Brunswick, Vic 3056.
Anne Hastie is giving a talk about her works, and her residencies in Beijing this coming Sunday at Kreisler Gallery. She will be showing images from her time there, too.
All welcome to attend.
242 Victoria St, Brunswick, 3056
Sunday May 11, 2pm.
A reminder about the opening of Anne Hastie's beautiful show of new works, 'Going, going, gone...', this weekend, at Kreisler Gallery, 3-6pm, 242 Victoria St, Brunswick, 3056.
Hastie did the works over the summer while on a residency in Beijing, and the show features both paintings and photographs.
The works are available to view and purchase on this site, too. Click here to view.
Ok, so I didn't know what a Google Hangout was until a few days ago when Emily a music publicist from Death Proof approached me about doing a live stream from my (NBN!) office and studio.
The subject for the Hangout is local band British India.
You can watch the stream at 2pm today.
Kreisler Gallery is excited to invite you to the opening of a show of new paintings and photographs by Anne Hastie, which she completed recently while on a residency in Beijing. Going, going, gone... opens on Saturday May 3rd, from 3pm to 6pm.
Paintings and photographs by Anne Hastie
I have been travelling to China since 1999 and participating in the Red Gate Artist-in-Residence Program since 2005. I have, over the years, developed many strong impressions of China, one of the strongest being of massive, almost convulsive change – of constant and large-scale loss. During my three-month residency in 2014, China experienced at least two catastrophic losses, and made a commitment to one of the greatest changes through internal migration the world has ever seen.
In January fire raged through Shangri-La, the 1000-year-old Tibetan town in Yunnan made famous by James Hilton's 1933 novel, destroying 242 structures, many of them irreplaceable.
In March, the government made a commitment to continue to urbanize the country by bringing 100 million rural migrants in to live in cities by 2020. Urban life, as opposed to farming, offers modern housing, health and social welfare services, better schools, and larger pensions.
Also on March unbelievable tragedy struck with the disappearance of flight MH 370, with 153 Chinese citizens on board. The loss of life was particularly acute as it included a group of Chinese artists and calligraphers returning from Kuala Lumpur. Nineteen artists, six family members and four artists’ staff members were on board the plane.
The photographic segment of this exhibition, Going, going, gone… presents images of deserted shop fonts in the world heritage city of Pingyao, in Shanxi province, central China. While this street is full of ghosts, the rest of the city is booming with tourism. One of the prices we often pay for progress is loss.
The paintings in this exhibition are on canvas and on paper. In these images I explore and exploit reactions between paint, ink, varnish, water, and air. In varying combinations, and using natural phenomena of humidity and gravity, I intervene while these media are in their liquid state to create delicate, textural, multi-layered images. What initially appears to be flat, on closer inspection reveals a history of pooling, dripping, wiping and over-painting. Lakes of color and marbled textures are reminiscent of patterns seen in nature, yet the images remain abstracted, suggesting far off and fantastical worlds. They represent a continuing journey into the boundless possibilities of painting.