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We are now asking for proposals for exhibitions for 2024. 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 want to know your ideas for an interesting exhibition in this space, and also new art and craftwork for our gallery and shop in the leadup to Christmas.
Proposals due 1st September 2023
Gallery Demonstrations. You can meet two of the artists in the new exhibition to see how they create their artworks. Mel Rayski-Mati will demonstrate how she builds her sculptures by bending metal and Bruce McKay will be “throwing” pots on the potters wheel. Sat 9th July…
It's old and wet, but there are still lots interesting art & handcrafted products at Bulleen Art an Garden, as well as our gallery exhibitions. Here is just a small selection Garden Gallery Dragons by Heather Wilson Planters by Marlize Myburgh Shop Alcove Ceramics by Helen Sparrow, baskets by…
2022 Exhibitions We have put together an interesting and varied exhibition program for next year. More details (including some titles) to come. “More Wozbits” Recycled metal sculpture. Warwick Hillis. 5th February to 14th March, 2022 “Alice in Wonderland” Ceramic sculpture, painting. Lynne Foard, Lisa Hopper, Meredith Plain 19th March…
There is a wide range of art and handcrafted works in the shop areas near the Bolin Bolin Gallery. For example, in htis image we have oil paintings by Lynne Foard, watercolour insect paintings by Miss Stephanie Dix, ceramic flowers and "pot heads" by Marg…
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.
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.
In the Shop Next to the GalleryCeramics by Jack Latti, Naoko Coghlan, Helen Sparrow, Manuela Bortot
An exhibition by The Hills Ceramic ArtistsBabette Bruders; Amanda Christians; Glenn England; Lee Goller; Claire Johnson, Lynne Lindsay; Heather Thomas; Jenny Rowe; Sharon Twining; Juliet Widdows. 28th June to 11th August 2019 Exhibition Opening: 2-4pm Saturday 29th June 2019 The exhibition ‘Seasoned’ contemplates the turning of nature’s seasons: - from winter’s scarcity and the budding enthusiasm of spring, to summers lazy heat and autumnal festivity.
Sculpture by Issa Ouattara
15 March to 21 April 2019This exhibition will showcase the work of African/Australian sculptor Issa Ouattara. Although now based near Daylesford in country Victoria, Issa’s birth place was Cote d’Ivoire in West Africa. With a successful sculpting career in both Africa and Australia and family life in rural Australia, Issa demonstrates how a difficult start to life, including child labour, poverty, war, can be overcome.
The exhibition program for 2018 features some artists who have exhibited with us before, as well as some new artists. There will be a range of different styles and media. Metal sculpture, glass, wood, textiles, ceramic sculpture and pottery, basketry, drawings and paintings will all be featured during the year.
An exhibition of sculptural and functional wood by Andrew Potocnik9th March to 8th April Exhibition Opening 6-8pm Thursday 8th March Andrew is a local artist who uses various techniques such as turning, carving and meticulously applying interesting surface treatments to recycled wood to create his art.
Click here To find dates of the next workshop or Book or go to https://gallery.baag.com.au/?page_id=5 Join mosaic artist and teacher, Sandra Bain to spend a weekend (10 to 5 Saturday and 3 to 5 Sunday) learning mosaic techniques and use your imagination to make a unique artwork. You may wish to bring an item to decorate. If you want you can bring broken crockery, old jewellery, cutlery, shells etc. (maybe from an op- shop) to add individuality to your work. Bring along any inspiration or design ideas you may have in mind. Alternatively, you can be guided by Sandra in the design of your piece and you do not need to bring anything with you. Glass mosaic tiles, terracotta dishes, pots and wall plaques are available for purchase on the day.
BAAG'S 50thBirthday Party, Sculpture Garden Launch and Exhibition Opening were all celebrated on Thursday 30th November 2017 with Drinks, music, nibbles, speeches, stories and birthday cake.