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Meet this year’s VCA Access Student’s, Mentor’s and Galleries

Mar 5, 20, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The Stables, VCA, Dodds St
Southbank, 3006

We invite all members and encourage you to bring along a friend to join us in meeting this year’s students, mentors and galleries at the VCA. The students will lead us on a tour through their studios where we will hear about what they have planned for this year. We will also have a chance to meet each student’s mentors and learn a bit more about their practice. This is one of the highlights of our program giving you unique access to…

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A day with the mentors

Mar 20, 20, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Sophie Gannon Gallery

Join us for an engaging morning where we will begin at Sophie Gannon Gallery who will introduce us to one of the 2020 mentors, Selina Ou. Selina will talk us through her practice showing us some of her works that are currently in the stockroom at the gallery. We will then move on to STATION Gallery for a lunch and preview of a solo exhibition of another of our 2020 mentors, Dane Lovett. Dane will walk us through his latest…

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Adelaide Biennial 2020

May 8, 20, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Adelaide

Join us as we jet off to Adelaide for the day! We are lucky to have a guided tour through the Adelaide Biennial by one of our 2020 mentors, Zoë Croggon, who is participating in the Biennial. Members are encouraged to book their own flights and come along to this exciting opportunity.  Please sign up on Trybooking. We will contact those registered with the itinerary and details of any additional costs.

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Benjamin Armstrong @ The Australian Print Workshop & Tolarno Galleries

May 22, 20, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Australian Print Workshop

Join us for a day with 2020 mentor, Benjamin Armstrong, as he guides us through his exhibitions at The Australian Print Workshop and Tolarno Galleries. We will begin at the Australian Print Workshop where the master printer and Benjamin will talk us through the series. We will then move on to Tolarno Galleries to see Benjamin’s solo exhibition and hear more about his practice.

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Bryan Spier: Isolation Paintings & Spencer Harrison: Lyrical

Feb 11, 21, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Sarah Scout Presents, 12 Collins Street , Level 1
Melbourne, Australia

This is the second exhibition in the Salon Project series at Sarah Scout Presents, where artists are invited to present work in the gallery Salon, alongside their own solo exhibition. Bryan Spier invited Spencer Harrison, which is testament to the strong mentoring relationship developed between these two artists, participants in our VCA Access program during 2020. Thursday 11 February 2021 at 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM  

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Additional Date released- Benjamin Armstrong’s latest exhibition at APW

Mar 25, 21, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Australian Print Workshop

Join other VCA Access Members for an intimate tour of Benjamin Armstrong's latest exhibition - led by the artist himself. Benjamin is a 2021 VCA Access Mentor, partnering with Katie Paine and Tolarno Galleries. In 2019, Benjamin was the recipient of Collie Print Trust Printmaking Fellowship. The exhibition will be introduced by the gallery manager and Ben will share how the works were conceived and created. Senior Printer, Martin King, will also give a printing demonstration.

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Join other VCA Access Members for an intimate tour of Benjamin Armstrong's latest exhibition - led by the artist himself. Benjamin is a 2021 VCA Access Mentor, partnering with Katie Paine and Tolarno Galleries. In 2019, Benjamin was the recipient of Collie Print Trust Printmaking Fellowship. The exhibition will be introduced by the gallery manager and Ben will share how the works were conceived and created. Senior Printer, Martin King, will also give a printing demonstration.

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Discover life behind-the-scenes of the commercial gallery, with a special tour of the stockroom at Station Gallery

Apr 22, 21, 11:00am - 12:30pm
STATION, 9 Ellis Street, South Yarra
Melbourne, Australia

Discover life behind-the-scenes of the commercial gallery, with a special tour of the stockroom at  Station Gallery. We'll learn how galleries collaborate with artists to produce exhibitions, and how works are chosen for inclusion. VCA Access Mentor Dane Lovett will be on hand to talk through how he plans and develops an exhibition from concept to delivery. We encourage you to join us for a light lunch at a nearby cafe afterwards.

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COLLINGWOOD YARDS: INTRODUCTION TO THE PRECINCT, ARTISTS’ STUDIOS AND CREATIVE SPACES

Jun 18, 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Collingwood Yards, 35A JOHNSTON STREET COLLINGWOOD VIC

FRIDAY 18 JUNE+ 3:00-5:00PM 35A JOHNSTON STREET COLLINGWOOD Collingwood Yards, and the Collingwood Arts Precinct, is Melbourne's most exciting arrival on the city's art scene! Having just opened in March this year, the precinct is being billed as a vital part of a larger creative and community ecosystem connecting artists, creatives, community organisations and art lovers! Several VCA alumni students have studios or are involved with projects and spaces at Collingwood Yards. Now is your chance to discover what's behind…

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