(IRL) In Real Life

With our gallery doors closing once again due to renewed Covid-19 restrictions, we decided to lift the veil on our windows instead. So much of our lives take place digitally during the pandemic, but so much of the art we make and absorb remains physical.

Taking a lead from the socially-distanced art of shop window displays, we turned the museum of innocence’s front windows into a gallery within a gallery. Responding to the reality shared by many artists this year, of impacted opportunities to share their work in three dimensions, we invited four local artists and art collectives to exhibit work that did not make it into the world as originally intended due to the pandemic.

Each  two weeks from 15 August to 14 November, a new exhibition will be on display in our windows, rotating every second Thursday. We invite the community of Mildura to include Arts Mildura, 31-33 Deakin Avenue, on their daily exercise, shopping, or takeaway coffee routes and enjoy an experience that has become all too rare in 2020 – that of the exhibition in real life – together but apart, in our gallery windows.

Featured artists:
15-20 August: Susan Dimasi (fashion)
22-27 August: Josh Taylor (sculpture/painting)
29 August – 3 September – ArtRageUs artists (weaving & drawing)
5-17 September: Geoff Brown / Gareth Hart (mixed media)

Second round
24-September – 8 October Luci Callipari-Marcuzzo, Ann Callipari and Christian Marcuzzo (textiles)
8-22 October Students from Sunraysia TAFE (weaving)
5 -14 November Kerryn Sylvia (sculpture)

Current (IRL) In Real Life #6

8 – 29 October, Students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts (ATSICA) at SuniTAFE.

Hi, we are the Certificate II & III in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Arts (ATSICA) at SuniTAFE.

Earlier this year we collected natural reeds, bark, gum nuts and seeds as part of our sculpture unit. We then processed and dried some of our natural products to use in our weaved baskets.

The students in ATSICA have completed some amazing work this year. Many of them have found their identity and have grown into bright emerging Indigenous contemporary artists.