Nostalgic | Xi Guo
Friday 10 March to Sunday 16 April 2023
Slow down, cherish the past and take a break from fast paced modern life in Xi Guo’s exhibition of painting and mixed media works. Xi Guo cherishes the times when computers and smart phones only appeared in science fiction films. Guo hopes her artworks spark beautiful conversations between older and younger generations.
Image: Xi Guo, Drying Chrysanthemums, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 101cm, Courtesy of the artist
Body of Landscape | Randal Pound
Friday 21 April to Sunday 28 May 2023
Randal Pound is inspired by people and the patterns created by their actions, interactions, situations and the things they leave behind. In this exhibition, Pound uses intuitive and abstract marks within his work and explores concepts of the human figure in or as landscape. Much of the imagery within his body of work is inspired by the Plenty River Gorge in Nillumbik.
Image: Randal Pound, Self Portrait, 2016, Ink and gouache on paper, 40 x 30cm, Courtesy of the artist
Flight | Nina Kelabora
Friday 2 June to Sunday 9 July 2023
Flight is the first exhibition of Eltham artist, Nina Kelabora. Mythical, solitary almost-creatures, celestial forms and oceanic-air landscapes are haunted by echoes of her grandmother’s song and father’s homeland in Indonesia. A difficult and tumultuous energy is in her works, as well as moments of peace linked to tidal rhythms. Her artworks explore ideas related to trauma and parenting and emerged as a healing process.
Image: Nina Kelabora, Flight 1, 2022, Watercolour, paint pen and acrylic paint on paper, 51 x 34cm, Courtesy of the artist
The way of Japanese ink | Junko Azukawa
Friday 14 July to Sunday 20 August 2023
Junko Azukawa’s exhibition showcases Japanese ink paintings, Sumi-e and a cinematic short film exploring her artistic process. Sumi-e is a philosophy, it’s a way of living and an art form. Sumi soot ink painting began in China around the 8th century and then evolved in Japan as a Zen discipline. Sumi-e is practiced by monks and Samurai as well as artists. For Azukawa, ink painting has become a powerful way to express the moment and explore ideas of inner self-growth.
Image: Junko Azukawa, Nobody Owns, 2021, Sumi ink on paper, 60 x 85cm, Courtesy of the artist
Talking and listening to country
Brian Stevens, Julie Tipene-O’Toole and Tiaki Mitchell
Friday 25 August to Sunday 1 October 2023
This exhibition is an invitation and reminder to all, to come sit and listen deeply to what the country has to tell us.
When we practice this, we begin to hear more clearly. Then and only then, will the country reveal its memories and messages that can help us heal the land and our people. The answers have always been there, we just need to ask and listen.
The works in this show are a response from artists Brian Stevens, Julie Tipene-O’Toole and Tiaki Mitchell to the practice of talking and listening to country.
Image: Brian Stevens, Orbs – messages in the sky, 2018, Acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the artist
Friday 6 October to Sunday 29 October 2023
‘Creative Minds’ showcases artworks created by Nillumbik’s VCE Art and Studio Arts students of 2022. An annual exhibition presented at the Eltham Library Community Gallery celebrating artwork by our youth.
Participating High Schools include: Catholic Ladies' College, Eltham College, Eltham High School and Plenty Valley Christian College.
Image: Jessica Roff, Stand Your Ground, 2022, Watercolour on canvas, Courtesy of the artist and Catholic Ladies' College
Dogs are like sunshine | Emily Viski
Friday 3 November to Sunday 10 December 2023
‘Dogs are like sunshine’ is a playful exhibition by emerging artist, Emily Viski, her paintings explore colour, form and mark making. Viski’s joyful works aim to spread happiness and brighten people’s days.
Image: Emily Viski, Emily in Paris, 2022, acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60cm
diversARTy 2023 | Living & Learning Nillumbik
Thursday 14 December 2023 to Sunday 21 January 2024
Each year Living & Learning Nillumbik hold an exhibition at the Eltham Library Community Gallery. Showcasing the work of current participants and tutors in visual arts, ceramics, textile, glass, crafts and more.
This exhibition shares and celebrates the diversity of activities, abilities and people who come together to share, learn and connect at our Living & Learning Nillumbik centres in Diamond Creek, Eltham and Panton Hill.
Image: Lucian Armstrong, Shades of Blue, 2022, Watercolour on paper, Art for Kids Program, Living & Learning Nillumbik, Eltham