Image: Arthur Taylor, Mentone under cliffs, c. 1990, oil on canvas, 54 x 89cm
Bringing together treasured highlights from the Kingston Civic Art Collection, Changing Landscapes encourages the community to reflect on the future of Kingston’s public art and civic art collections. Changing Landscapes includes valued pieces from the past, as well as recent acquisitions. These works include Petrie’s revered Mordialloc Creek dating from 1865, to Lisa Waup’s much loved Echidna. The exhibition will feature fun and participatory activities to engage visitors of all ages.
Share your vision for the future of Kingston's Civic Art Collection by adding your voice to our interactive sticker wall that will grow and evolve throughout the exhibition.
Join Kingston Arts to celebrate the opening of Changing Landscapes on Thursday 4 August from 6pm to 8pm at G3 Artspace, Parkdale. All are welcome.
CIVIC ART COLLECTION
The Kingston Civic Art Collection is diverse in its origin and content. It is derived from the three former municipalities, Mordialloc, Chelsea and Moorabbin which amalgamated to form Kingston City Council in December 1994. As such, the works in the collection reflect the values of those communities at various historical stages.
Today the Collection encompasses approximately 100 works of art by professional and amateur artists, spanning from 1865 to the present. It includes drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and mixed media. More than half of the Collection is currently exhibited throughout the City, in municipal buildings.
The City is responsible for ensuring that proper care and preservation of the artworks is carefully balanced with providing residents and visitors the opportunity to see the exhibited works and enjoy the Collection.
View our digitised collection here