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A selection of paintings, drawings, assemblage and installation by Patricia Semmler, curated by Robert Drummond. Organised by the Deakin University Art Collection and Galleries Unit and on display from 4 to 27 February 2013.
New Horizons was the first exhibition from Deakin University Library to showcase books from the Special Collections. Many rare and colourful works relating to travel and exploration were featured. On display from 15 November 2012 to 24 January 2013.
From 1 August to 21 September 2012, Alfred Deakin: Duty and Devotion returned, with revised content to celebrate the National Year of Reading. Alfred Deakin was an avid reader, and the exhibition revealed the breadth of his reading as well as showcasing books from his personal library. A public lecture entitled 'The Enigma of Alfred Deakin' was given by Professor Judith Brett, La Trobe University, on 22 August, to accompany the exhibition.
Running until 18 May 2012 was Shadow-lands, an exhibition curated by Gavin Keeney, a PhD student in the School of Architecture and Building.
The exhibition was in support of Gavin’s PhD by exegesis. The overall study regards the existential-metaphysical, in-between world we all inhabit, between ideality and so-called reality. As part of a larger study of visuality in Art and Architecture, the exhibition was an experimental tableau for the testing of various media in relation to the common understanding of art as visual knowledge. The exhibition was intimately tied to Gavin’s written work, Dossier Chris Marker: The Suffering Image, and served as an indirect homage to Chris Marker, the nonagenarian French filmmaker and artist.
Shadow-lands featured the works of over a dozen artists, and included photogravure and photographic prints, short films and videos, with short interpretive texts related to the event presented in both vitrines and as wall text, inclusive of working documents written over the course of the exhibition. ‘Perpetually curated’, the contents of the exhibition changed and were reconfigured in accord with the experimental nature of the project. Impromptu and scheduled events accompanied the exhibition.
Gavin began his PhD studies at Deakin in November 2011. He previously resided in New York, New York, and was director of Agence ‘X,’ an editorial and artists’ and architects’ re-representation bureau. His most recent books are Art as ‘Night’: An Art-Theological Treatise (2010), and ‘Else-where’: Essays in Art, Architecture, and Cultural Production 2002-2011 (2011).
An exhibition from the Victoria Police Museum, on display from 27 February to 13 April 2012.
This captivating exhibition contained black and white crime scene photographs taken by Victoria Police photographers. Reproduced from the Victoria Police Museum's glass plate negative collection, the images provided incredible documentation of life in Melbourne during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
An exhibition of photography by Stephen Wickham on display from 5 December 2011 to 27 January 2012. This exhibition was organised by the Deakin University Art Gallery.
by Jan Senbergs
28 October - 26 November 2011
This exhibition celebrated the acquisition of a major work by renowned artist Jan Senbergs, for the Deakin University Art Collection – Geelong Capriccio (If Geelong were settled instead of Melbourne) 2010.
Geelong re-imagined was an exhibition by Deakin University Art Gallery of Senbergs’ landscape works that revealed a longstanding preoccupation with Victoria’s West Coast, including Airey’s Inlet, the Great Ocean Road, the Otways and beyond. Like an inventor and navigator, Senbergs combines imaginary conceptions of landscape with the world as it rolls out before his eyes. The result is a curious blend of cartography and observation – a world in which we reside, and which simultaneously resides in us.
An exhibition (673 KB) of prints and paintings by Nellie Maertzdorf Ellis that explored the ancient belief that what is above is replicated in what is below. On display from 19 September - 21 October 2011. This exhibition was organised by the Deakin University Art Gallery.
This new exhibition was specially commissioned by Deakin University Library and the Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library. Alfred Deakin: duty and devotion was on display from 1 August to 4 September 2011, and explored the private world of a very public man.
The Art of the Possible was a touring exhibition from the John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library which explored Australia's growing independence in foreign policy from 1935 to 1950.
Ambush was a Victoria Police Museum touring exhibition which explored the story behind the Kelly Gang's infamous encounter with the police at Stringybark Creek. A number of rare objects were displayed, including Ned Kelly's own cartridge bag, stained with his blood.
This exhibition of sculptural and digital photographic works by Darren McGinn (195 KB) explored the significance of Australian coastal regions and our changing relationship with these locations. An exhibition organised by the Deakin University Art Gallery.
Gathering Places (176 KB), an exhibition of recent works by Gillian Turner inspired by a residency in Ireland, was on display from Monday 27 September until Friday 19 November 2010. This exhibition was presented by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit, Deakin University.
There's a War On! World War II at home (a Museums and Galleries NSW travelling exhibition) included memorabilia, photographs and video footage that reflected the stories of everyday Australians living through the extraordinary time that was World War II. This exhibition was on display from 25 June until 20 August 2010.
Mrs Prime Minister: Public Image, Private Lives (a Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House travelling exhibition) shone the spotlight on the remarkable women who have filled the role of prime minister's wife from 1901 to 2007. This exhibition was on display from 29 March until 20 June 2010.
A selection of key works from Deakin University Art Collection and Galleries were on display from 17 September to 2 December, 2009. These works, including a fine oil by Peter Booth, were in a wide variety of styles which reflect the strengths of Deakin University's contemporary art collection.
The inaugural exhibition in the Dennys Lascelles Gallery was Visions of Utopia, an exhibition of digital photography by Lisa Scharoun and Frances Tatarovic. The works were inspired by propaganda posters and the prevalence of Western-style advertising in China. This exhibition was presented by the Faculty of Arts and Education, Deakin University and Deakin Creative and was on display from 12 June until 11 September 2009.