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Art exhibitions

Art exhibitions

We support local artists by regularly exhibiting their artwork at community facilities and offering art programs through local neighbourhood and community houses.

International Women’s Day 2020 – Photography exhibition

About the exhibition

This photography exhibition will showcase and celebrate the lives of our local women and girls.

International Women’s Day is a global annual event to celebrate of the achievements of women and highlight the work still to be done in the journey to gender equality.

The theme this year is Each for Equal. An equal world is an enabled world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.

How to apply

We invite anyone who lives, works or is otherwise connected to communities in the City of Whittlesea to submit a photo that captures women and girls – the ordinary, the extraordinary, in action, in portrait – whatever you like.

Photographers of all ages, all abilities and all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

All applicants will be notified to confirm that their work/s have been selected for the exhibition/s.

Apply here. 

For a hard copy application form please call 9217 2037 or email iwd@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Important dates

Entries close: Monday 17th February 2020 (midnight)

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 11th March 2020, 10.30am – 11.30am

Exhibition ends: Friday 27th March 2020 at 4pm

 

The Art of John Borrack

Celebrating The John and Gillian Borrack Federation Bequest.

One of Australia’s finest landscape artists, John Borrack invites us to look at and reflect on the history and transformation of our ancient land, the Australian landscape. On one level, this significant collection of paintings is a record of human intervention in the Plenty Valley region; on another, it represents an insight into the artist’s stylistic development through forty paintings created over a period of forty years, from 1961 to 2000. This collection is also about a narrative, a human story of an artist who dedicated his life to observing the landscape and interpreting it.  Borrack’s paintings depict his affinity with the land, painted in watercolour and gouache en plein air (meaning ‘painted outdoors’) - they capture the moods of nature.

John Borrack’s deep connection to the Plenty Valley region stems from his ancestral roots. His mother, Augusta Caroline Borrack, was a descendant of the Ziebell family, pioneers who established the Ziebell Farmhouse in Thomastown in the 1850’s. The artist’s childhood experiences of country life and exposure to the beauty of the land were firmly imprinted in his memories and visual sensibilities, providing him with a lifetime of rich subject matter to explore in his art.

  • You can view some of John Borrack's works at Council's Civic Centre in the foyer and outside the Council Chambers.

Learn more about John Borrack.

Artwork: John BORRACK

Cravens Road, Mernda

1987 Mernda, Melbourne