Issa Ouattara and Melisa Savickas
19 March to 26 April
An Exhibition of Clay, Metal and Painting by
Annette Nobes, Mel Rayski-Mati , Sandi Nicolaides , Bruce McKay
5th February to 14th March, 2021
Artist Demonstrations – 1-3pm 20 and 27 February and 6 March 11 – 3pm
A gallery as part of a garden centre is a great way to bring art, and individually crafted products to a wide range of people who would not normally visit an art gallery, as well as giving local artists an outlet for their products.
We now have opportunities for a couple more exhibitions this year. (Although we do have the proviso that we may need more flexibility with timing than usual ) Let us know your ideas for an interesting exhibition in this space. Or let us know if you would like to be part of a group exhibition, possibly loosely based on the theme of the river.
We are celebrating the end of this very difficult year on a cheerful note with another mixed exhibition new work from some of our favourite artists . We have filled the Bolin Bolin Gallery (and the Garden Gallery and shop) with lots of new work.
There are locally produced artworks in many other parts of Bulleen Art & Garden as well as the exhibitions in the Bolin Bolin Gallery. The following are examples of what you can find now, December 2020.
Ceramics by Jack Latti, Naoko Coghlan, Helen Sparrow, Manuela Bortot
New sculpture by Nicola Hoyle
30 October to 29th November 2020
An exhibition exploring shape and form, predominantly using steel.
This will be the first exhibition in the Bolin Bolin Gallery after lockdown.
As well as the changing exhibitions in the Bolin Bolin Gallery you can find a lot of art and handcrafted works throughout Bulleen Art & Garden,
BAAG is privileged to operate in one of the most culturally significant regions for art in Melbourne, often referred to as the Valley of the Arts. The two most important Australian art movements, the Heidelberg School and the Angry Penguins, originated in this area. Heide Museum of Modern Art, which is just across the park from BAAG is an iconic art venue.
BAAG has placed emphasis on the arts and creativity in response to this location, and also the passion of the proprietors and some staff for the arts. This has enabled us to develop a unique identity, atmosphere and experience at BAAG.
One way of furthering those aims is shown by incorporating an increasing array of artworks in the structural fabric of BAAG and adopting a creative approach everything that we do.
Bulleen Art & Garden, and the Bolin Bolin Gallery have been closed since the start of the stage 4 lockdown, but, we have lots and lots of art & craft by many local artists & craftspeople waiting for our doors to open again (October 19??? fingers crossed). We also expect a lot of new works from artists who have been busy in lockdown.
Warwick Hillis’s art, Wozbits, has been popular at Bulleen Art and Garden for the several years and you can usually find it at the entrance, in the sculpture Garden or Garden Gallery.