Thursday, July 18, 2013

Random events

There are a couple of exhibitions on at the moment which I just wanted to mention.  The 2013 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award exhibition is currently on at the Manningham Art Gallery -  two Banyule artists Lene Kuhl-Jakobsen and Irianna Kanellopoulou made the list of finalists and there were over 140 submissions from artists around the state.  A biennial acquisitive art award and exhibition which began in 2009 - the exhibition is on until Saturday 17 August.
Image via This is Art
Illuminate - an artistic celebration of mosaics bursting with colour and energy - starts tomorrow at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre and is also a biennial exhibition from The Mosaic Association of Australia and New Zealand (MAANZ).  It features both 2D and 3D work in contemporary and traditional styles featuring some of the finest examples of mosaic styles gathered together in the one place.
Heteractis Magnifical 2013 by Mikiah Nguyen image via Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
Meanwhile, Plenty by photographer Tim Handfield is currently showing at LUMA (La Trobe University Museum of Art).  The exhibition is the outcome of 5 years work watching and photographing the ever expanding housing developments along the Plenty Rd corridor in Melbourne's north.  It includes photographs taken along the margins of Plenty Road between Bundoora and South Morang which mark the beginning of urban development from the 1940s to now - a time capsule "which captures what was, what is and what will be."
Image via Otto Espresso

And lastly, to throw in something completely random, I do love an Australian re-interpretation of the iconic Italian Atomic stovetop coffee machine - the Otto Espresso.  I've always loved the classic design of the old Atomic machines but the new Otto has apparently got the thumbs up from the coffee snobs out there producing something closer to modern cafe espresso machines.  At $800 a pop (you can find them cheaper) they would be needing to produce pretty good coffee - one for the coffee aficionados and design fans (with money to burn!) to take on the road when glamping!

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