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Described exhibition tour - Shelter in Place

Sat 28 August 2021
11:00am - 12:30pm

Online - Delivered via Zoom
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
Accessible
08/28/2021 11:00am 08/28/2021 12:30pm Described exhibition tour - Shelter in Place Art lovers who are blind or have low vision are invited to join us for a free, online described exhibition tour of ‘Shelter in Place’. 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. About the exhibition ‘Shelter in Place’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery examining the relationship between human beings and architecture. This group exhibition focuses on the ways in which our built environment is used to foster ideas of home, shelter and belonging.  Through lived experiences, the evolution of society and the passing of time, private and public spaces such as houses, apartments, workplaces, community buildings and places of worship become repositories of histories and memories. The artists in this exhibition interrogate themes such as materiality and memory, ownership and the ‘Australian Dream’, and dispossession and displacement.  Through the mediums of painting, film, sculpture and installation, ‘Shelter in Place’ explores the emotional importance we place on our physical spaces. These spaces become reflections and relics of ourselves, both individually and collectively as a society. Featuring: Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Kevin Chin, Mason Kimber, Eugenia Lim, Shannon Lyons and Polly Stanton. Accessibility We can provide Auslan-interpretation at this event. Please make a note at the time of booking, or contact us via email at [email protected] We need at least two weeks to confirm an interpreter. If you contact us closer to the event we may not be able to organise an interpreter in time.  For more accessibility services including language interpreters, visit Contact us. Image credit: Artist Kevin Chin in his studio. Online - Delivered 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 ‘Shelter in Place’.

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.

About the exhibition

‘Shelter in Place’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery examining the relationship between human beings and architecture. This group exhibition focuses on the ways in which our built environment is used to foster ideas of home, shelter and belonging. 

Through lived experiences, the evolution of society and the passing of time, private and public spaces such as houses, apartments, workplaces, community buildings and places of worship become repositories of histories and memories. The artists in this exhibition interrogate themes such as materiality and memory, ownership and the ‘Australian Dream’, and dispossession and displacement. 

Through the mediums of painting, film, sculpture and installation, ‘Shelter in Place’ explores the emotional importance we place on our physical spaces. These spaces become reflections and relics of ourselves, both individually and collectively as a society.

Featuring: Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan, Kevin Chin, Mason Kimber, Eugenia Lim, Shannon Lyons and Polly Stanton.

Accessibility

We can provide Auslan-interpretation at this event. Please make a note at the time of booking, or contact us via email at [email protected]

We need at least two weeks to confirm an interpreter. If you contact us closer to the event we may not be able to organise an interpreter in time. 

For more accessibility services including language interpreters, visit Contact us.

Image credit: Artist Kevin Chin in his studio.
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Visual Arts
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