Illuminated Voices brings together a creative and inspiring collection of poetry created by women from the Greater Dandenong community.
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2014, this exhibition runs from Friday 7 March until Sunday 13 April, and captures the words and voices of local women as they respond to themes such as education, home, family, gender equality and life as a woman in Australia.
Featuring works by Keysborough College Year 12 Literature students, Al-Emaan Muslim Women’s Support Group and Noble Park Primary School Women’ s Group.
Join us on the opening day 10.30am Friday 7 March
at Heritage Hill, 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175.
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A special performance by Heritage Hill artist-in-residence voice artist Sarah Wilmot will open the event.
Concluding the opening will be an opportunity to participate in a breath workshop with Sarah Wilmot. We welcome all attendees to participate. 12pm-1pm at Heritage Hill.
This workshop is FREE but spots are limited, so bookings are essential.
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For more information visit www.heritagehill.com.au
Hot and Cool continues over Summer at Heritage Hill.
You are welcome to attend a free music event, Hot and Cool this Sunday 2 March, between 12 and 3 in the gardens of Heritage Hill.
Bring your picnic and relax with your family and friends in the beautiful surrounds. Heritage Hill is at 66 McCrae Street, Dandenong. You can phone us on 9793 4511.
Come and experience Folk/Country singer, Larissa Tandy, and a Capella quartet, The Nymphs sing their swinging tunes. The Hot and Cool Artists Market will be continuing, and kids crafting workshops will be delivered by artist, Clare James.
This is the last Hot and Cool at Heritage Hill for this season. The program will continue into the cooler months at Walker Street Gallery.
For more information, visit the Heritage Hill website
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Call for Entries Open
Applications are now open for the 31st Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award, the premier national event on the Australian Indigenous Arts Calendar.
Major Prize the Telstra Art Award $50 000
plus prizes of $5 000 are also awarded in each of the following five categories:
• the Telstra Youth Award
• the Telstra General Painting Award
• the Telstra Bark Painting Award
• the Telstra Work on Paper Award
• the Wandjuk Marika Memorial 3D Award (sponsored by Telstra)
The Telstra Award of $50 000 and the five category prizes are non-acquisitive.
The closing date for entries is Friday, 21 March 2014, please note incomplete entries will not be accepted.
Call for entry: 12 February – 21 March 2014
Notification of pre selection: by 16 May 2014
Exhibition Dates: 8 August – 26 October 2014
To enter and for further information:
Or contact the Exhibition Coordinator on 08 8999 8287
or email: email@example.com
Heritage Hill continues its successful Artist in Residence program again in 2014. This program was started in 2012 and provides a space for artists to focus on their art and an opportunity to contribute to the arts within the local community. Each residency includes space for the artist to work from for a period of three months. In exchange, a range of creative participatory opportunities for the community are provided by the artist.
Heritage Hill introduces the artist in residence for February to April 2014.
Sarah Wilmot: In the Heritage Hill School House
Sarah Wilmot is a sound artist/vocal improvisational musician. She works with voice and breath and creates sound scapes. Sarah works as a speech pathologist and has a background in singing. Sarah also works with visual artists.
Sarah plans to use her time at Heritage Hill to invite the community to participate in sound walks through the garden, run breath/voice workshops, sound meditations plus workshops for children to explore the ways sound and voice can be produced in the body. Working with women groups is a high priority for Sarah.
Sarah will also use her time in the residency to reflect, write and explore new spaces acoustically and make recordings in new spaces at Heritage Hill.
Heritage Hill’s Exhibition program begins in February with three artists exhibiting in Benga House from 7 February to 2 March.
Join us on Opening night 6.30pm-8pm Friday 7 February (bookings essential on 9793 4511).
The opening will be attended by the Honorary Consul General of Pakistan for Melbourne, Ms Ayesha Bux, supporting local artist Sohail Yamin celebrate the launch of his show, Mechanical Imprints. Cr Angela Long will officiate at the opening.
Mechanical Imprints Sohail Yamin
‘Mechanical Imprints’ is inspired by the rickshaw and truck folk-art of Pakistan where the local drivers use colourful decorations on vehicles to beautify the machines that represent their livelihoods.
The decorations are usually made from stamp sheet metal or reflective tape and depict flowers, birds and geometric patterns. The designs are often supplemented by slogans and poetry that convey the owner’s ambitions, dreams, religious or political affiliations. These slogans and verses form the central theme of Sohail’s work – which uses colour, symbols and typography in an abstract composition that is designed to convey the stories behind the drivers and their machines.
Behind Closed Doors: Lilith in Anima Land Aurelia Satcau
Aurelia’s work is a collection of acrylic on canvas in a figurative and abstract expressionist style. Windows, doors and all kinds of openings are present in almost all the paintings Aurelia does.
Houses also feature throughout her work, reminiscent of the feeling of entrapment and isolation that she felt with emigration and resettlement. Aurelia was born in Romania, in times when Communism was made proud of Ceausescu’s tirade against the Russian’s incursion. With both ‘communistic’ and ‘capitalistic’ life experience, she sees herself as this hybrid, this Lilith in Anima-Land.
Party in the Lilac Room Kitty Owens
Party in the Lilac Room is a paste-up style of installation made up of tiny paper dresses. The dresses are paper images from museum catalogue records of Mrs Dorothy Hart’s dresses. The installation will free the tiny dresses from the archives for a brief but shimmering gathering in Anne Hart’s former bedroom .
Hot and Cool, our free music event continues this Sunday at Heritage Hill from 12-3pm. Hot and Cool usually takes place in the historic rose gardens, but this Sunday we will be moving the event indoors at Heritage Hill to escape the heat. There will be free icy poles for everyone too!
Come and enjoy The Orlando Jazz Combo and their wide ranging jazz sounds of swing, soul and funk. A craft workshop for children will also be held on the day, facilitated by artist Clare James. Clare will be making snow domes with the kids.
For more information, visit http://www.greaterdandenong.com/document/26046/hot-and-cool-music-events
Heritage Hill will be at the Australia Day Festival in the Park celebrations this Sunday 26 January from 3-9:30pm.
Come along and say G’day and get involved in our craft activities for kids (both little and big).
Plus, the piano for Play Me I’m Yours (usually at Palm Plaza) will make a special one-day appearance at the Festival in the Park. Look out for it, and feel free to have a play. Anyone is welcome to!
For more information look at the Festival in the Park page on the City of Greater Dandenong website: http://www.greaterdandenong.com/events/2632/australia-day-festival-in-the-park/1061
The Australia Day Festival in the Park is an all ages free event with arts and craft, a circus, music, dance and plenty more. There is even a special under 5s world for the little ones.