22 May 2021 > 22 August 2021
Tuesday to Sunday, 11AM > 4PM
Natasha Bieniek is best-known for her miniature oil paintings. Bieniek’s paintings are meticulous in their execution and demand close inspection. They link the ancient tradition of 16th century miniature painting with present-day image culture.
This exhibition brings together a suit of recent works that have not been seen together before, including Bieniek’s stand out painting, Biophilia, which was the winner of the Wynne Prize in 2015.
IMAGE > [Top] Natasha Bieniek, Biophilia [held by the artist], 2015,
oil on dibond, 9 x 9cm. Image courtesy of the artist and This is no Fantasy.
IMAGE > Portrait of Natasha Bieniek.
Image courtesy of the artist and This is no Fantasy.
IMAGE > [Bottom] Natasha Bieniek, Island-#1, 2017, oil on gold mirror dibond, 55-x-41cm. Image courtesy of the artist and This is no Fantasy.
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IMAGE > Natasha-Bieniek, Biopod-#1, 2018, oil on silver mirror dibond 14 x 9cm. Image courtesy of the artist and This is no Fantasy.
Bieniek is a six-time Archibald Prize finalist and has held many solo exhibitions in Australia and overseas most notably at Art Basel Hong Kong and Sydney Contemporary. She has exhibited extensively in both metropolitan and regional public galleries including the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Gippsland Art Gallery, Warrnambool Art Gallery and Tweed Regional Gallery, New South Wales.
Natasha Bieniek is represented by This Is No Fantasy, Melbourne, and Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane.
22 May 2021 > 14 November 2021
Vipoo Srivilasa is a Thai-born Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist. This exhibition will present the Wellness Deity Project, which Srivilasa undertook in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This collaborative, community-driven project invited people to submit a drawing of their Wellness Deity, a being that has a special empowering or protective power.
To Feed your Oracle
22 May 2021 > 14 November 2021
Ruth Höflich is an artist and filmmaker, born in Munich, Germany, and currently based in Melbourne. In an installation of video, photography and site intervention, To Feed Your Oracle will explore how we might understand, or predict, things that we can’t see and how our expectations might affect how we experience the unknown.
Saturday 19 June 2021, 2PM to 3PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook
Join Director Melinda Martin for an intimate conversation with this six-time Archibald Prize finalist, to learn more about her practice and discuss her most recent works.
Tuesday 8 June 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook
Join Curator Juliette Hanson for a thought-provoking conversation with leading mid-career Melbourne based artist Ruth Höflich, to explore the ideas behind her work and practice.
Thursday 22 July 2021, 6PM to 7PM, FREE Live on YouTube and Facebook
Join Curator Juliette Hanson for more insight into Thai-born, Melbourne-based artist, curator and arts activist Vipoo Srivilasa’s inter-disciplinary practice.