Described Exhibition Tour – Material Reverie

Sat 12 March 2022
2:00 pm 3:30 pm

Delivered online via Zoom
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
03/12/2022 2:00pm 03/12/2022 3:30pm Described Exhibition Tour – Material Reverie Art lovers who are blind or have low vision are invited to join us for a free, online described exhibition tour of ‘Material Reverie’. This online tour will be led by Will McRostie from Description Victoria alongside artists from the exhibition and curators from the Town Hall Gallery, creating an art encounter to be enjoyed from home. To add a tactile element to this experience, include your postal address with your registration and we'll send you a selection of materials relating to the artworks of the featured artists. About the exhibition ‘Material Reverie’ is a major group exhibition that explores the rich variety of materials contemporary Australian artists use in their practice. Natural fibres, minerals, discarded everyday objects and household items are foraged and upcycled to create new forms that depart from their inherent purpose.  Artists throughout history have created tools, mark making techniques, and methods of production to capture their impressions of the world. Using traditional weaving, sculpture and carving techniques alongside more contemporary approaches to design, collage and painting, the source materials are given new meaning and beauty.  ‘Material Reverie’ celebrates the transformative potential of the relationship between imagination and craftsmanship. This exhibition features recent acquisitions for the Town Hall Gallery Collection. Featuring: Robert Brown, Teelah George, Dana Harris, Lou Hubbard, Shigemi Iwama, Cassie Leatham, Jahnne Pasco-White, and Louise Saxton. Accessibility We can provide Auslan interpretation at this event if required. Please tell us if you need this service when you make your booking, or email us at [email protected] We need at least 2 weeks to confirm an Auslan interpreter. If you contact us closer to the event we will do our best. However, we may not be able to organise an interpreter in time. Please contact us if you need more accessibility services, including language interpreters. Image credit: Louise Saxton, detail from ‘Wall Garden’, 2016–17, reclaimed needlework, lace-pins, nylon tulle, acrylic baton, 300 x 192 cm, image courtesy of the artist, Gould Creative and Town Hall Gallery Collection. Photography by Gavin Hansford. Delivered online via Zoom , Hawthorn VIC 3122 City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

Art lovers who are blind or have low vision are invited to join us for a free, online described exhibition tour of ‘Material Reverie’.

This online tour will be led by Will McRostie from Description Victoria alongside artists from the exhibition and curators from the Town Hall Gallery, creating an art encounter to be enjoyed from home.

To add a tactile element to this experience, include your postal address with your registration and we'll send you a selection of materials relating to the artworks of the featured artists.

About the exhibition

‘Material Reverie’ is a major group exhibition that explores the rich variety of materials contemporary Australian artists use in their practice. Natural fibres, minerals, discarded everyday objects and household items are foraged and upcycled to create new forms that depart from their inherent purpose. 

Artists throughout history have created tools, mark making techniques, and methods of production to capture their impressions of the world. Using traditional weaving, sculpture and carving techniques alongside more contemporary approaches to design, collage and painting, the source materials are given new meaning and beauty. 

‘Material Reverie’ celebrates the transformative potential of the relationship between imagination and craftsmanship. This exhibition features recent acquisitions for the Town Hall Gallery Collection.

Featuring: Robert Brown, Teelah George, Dana Harris, Lou Hubbard, Shigemi Iwama, Cassie Leatham, Jahnne Pasco-White, and Louise Saxton.

Accessibility

We can provide Auslan interpretation at this event if required. Please tell us if you need this service when you make your booking, or email us at [email protected]

We need at least 2 weeks to confirm an Auslan interpreter. If you contact us closer to the event we will do our best. However, we may not be able to organise an interpreter in time.

Please contact us if you need more accessibility services, including language interpreters.

Image credit: Louise Saxton, detail from ‘Wall Garden’, 2016–17, reclaimed needlework, lace-pins, nylon tulle, acrylic baton, 300 x 192 cm, image courtesy of the artist, Gould Creative and Town Hall Gallery Collection. Photography by Gavin Hansford.
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