Exhibition opening – 'The Long Way', 'Coming Home' and 'Vivid Reverie, a Symphony in Still Life'

Sat 11 May 2024
2:00 pm 4:00 pm
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
Accessible
05/11/2024 2:00 pm 05/11/2024 4:00 pm Exhibition opening – 'The Long Way', 'Coming Home' and 'Vivid Reverie, a Symphony in Still Life' Join us for the official opening of 3 new exhibitions at Town Hall Gallery: major exhibition 'The Long Way: Kevin Chin', and community exhibitions 'Coming Home' by Marina Floreancig and 'Vivid Reverie, a Symphony in Still Life' by Penelope Lau.Free but registrations are essential.Refreshments will be available for purchase.Image credit: Visitors at the official opening of ‘Romancing the Streetscape’, Town Hall Gallery, 2023.About the exhibitions'The Long Way: Kevin Chin'‘The Long Way: Kevin Chin’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery taking viewers on a journey into borderless new territories. A new series of ethereal paintings is contextualised by a curated selection of highlights from Chin’s 15-year artistic practice.Piecing together cues from across continents, the artist challenges traditional conventions of composition to create dreamscapes that are simultaneously familiar and foreign.Offering moments of warmth, solace and retreat, ‘The Long Way: Kevin Chin’ encourages us to imagine more boundless ways of wandering the world.‘Coming Home’ by Marina FloreancigBold and textural, ‘Coming Home’ by Marina Floreancig is a community exhibition exploring place and identity. Creating abstract paintings by adding and scraping away layers of paint, Marina negotiates the relationship between our sense of self and the outside world.‘Coming Home’ invites viewers to contemplate the experiences that shape who we are and how we define home and belonging.‘Vivid Reverie, a Symphony in Still Life’ by Penelope LauDynamic and detailed, ‘Vivid Reverie, a Symphony in Still Life’ by Penelope Lau explores how household objects reflect identity and self-expression. Through gentle colours, intimate scale, considered composition and exceptional technical skill, Penelope tests the bounds between still life and portraiture. Exploring the personal and social meaning behind objects, Penelope’s works tell a story while providing insight into a person’s life.Penelope Lau is the winner of the 2023 Boroondara Arts Encouragement Award, awarded annually to a local exhibitor in the Camberwell Art Show and recognising excellence in contemporary visual art.Accessibility at this spaceAccessibility features include: Accessible car parkingAccessible drop-off areaAutomatic doorsAccessible toiletsRampsClear signageLiftsQuiet areasWide passageways , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

Join us for the official opening of 3 new exhibitions at Town Hall Gallery: major exhibition 'The Long Way: Kevin Chin', and community exhibitions 'Coming Home' by Marina Floreancig and 'Vivid Reverie, a Symphony in Still Life' by Penelope Lau.

Free but registrations are essential.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Image credit: Visitors at the official opening of ‘Romancing the Streetscape’, Town Hall Gallery, 2023.

About the exhibitions

'The Long Way: Kevin Chin'

‘The Long Way: Kevin Chin’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery taking viewers on a journey into borderless new territories. A new series of ethereal paintings is contextualised by a curated selection of highlights from Chin’s 15-year artistic practice.

Piecing together cues from across continents, the artist challenges traditional conventions of composition to create dreamscapes that are simultaneously familiar and foreign.

Offering moments of warmth, solace and retreat, ‘The Long Way: Kevin Chin’ encourages us to imagine more boundless ways of wandering the world.

‘Coming Home’ by Marina Floreancig

Bold and textural, ‘Coming Home’ by Marina Floreancig is a community exhibition exploring place and identity. Creating abstract paintings by adding and scraping away layers of paint, Marina negotiates the relationship between our sense of self and the outside world.

‘Coming Home’ invites viewers to contemplate the experiences that shape who we are and how we define home and belonging.

‘Vivid Reverie, a Symphony in Still Life’ by Penelope Lau

Dynamic and detailed, ‘Vivid Reverie, a Symphony in Still Life’ by Penelope Lau explores how household objects reflect identity and self-expression. Through gentle colours, intimate scale, considered composition and exceptional technical skill, Penelope tests the bounds between still life and portraiture. Exploring the personal and social meaning behind objects, Penelope’s works tell a story while providing insight into a person’s life.

Penelope Lau is the winner of the 2023 Boroondara Arts Encouragement Award, awarded annually to a local exhibitor in the Camberwell Art Show and recognising excellence in contemporary visual art.

Accessibility at this space

Accessibility features include: 

  • Accessible car parking
  • Accessible drop-off area
  • Automatic doors
  • Accessible toilets
  • Ramps
  • Clear signage
  • Lifts
  • Quiet areas
  • Wide passageways
Contact
Boroondara Arts team