Tuesday, August 4, 2015


This is the name of the upcoming exhibition at Hatch Community Arts Space - We is a a space to explore art, disability and inclusion, which I think is a timely topic given the past week's furore over the treatment of indigenous Australian football player Adam Goodes.  I still have the words from Hugh McKay's book The Art of Belonging ringing in my ears where he states that 'social exclusion is a crime against humanity'. The opening event for We is tomorrow from 6 - 8 pm at 14 Ivanhoe Parade in Ivanhoe.  RSVP if attending: arts@banyule.vic.gov.au - We will feature artists from Arts Access, Araluen and Jets Studios.  It will be opened by Mayor of Banyule Council Craig Langdon and Director Esther Anatolitis from Regional Arts Victoria.
We Exhibition Poster image via  www.banyule.vic.gov.au
Hatch itself has been a bone of contention in the local community with a groundswell of support from art lovers, Friends of Banyule, residents and affected groups submitting almost 300 signatures against selling off the 105 year old building.  I've got a meeting next week with the Banyule Arts and Culture team so it will be interesting to hear what council have decided regarding the potential sale.
Image via Booktopia
Also opening this week at Montsalvat in Eltham is My Garden of Birds featuring a series of photogravure prints by the aptly named local artist Karena Goldfinch as well as The Northcote Hysterical Society exhibition by contemporary visual artist David Wadelton at the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre - northside fans and those into interactive/social media will like this one.
Meet me in Wonthaggi Maggie by Karena Goldsmith via www.montsalvat.com.au

Nb. Miss Rosanna is a Banyule Arts and Culture Advisory Committee member

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