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Now Showing:
Out Of This World by April Phillips

Photo credit: Matthew Stanton

Out Of This WorldOpening Fri Feb 10, 6–9pmLamington Drive
By April PhillipsExhibition closes Mar 1852 Budd St
--Collingwood 3066

Lamington Drive is pleased to present Out Of This World – new works by April Phillips.April’s experimental illustration practice converts her digital drawings and concepts into analogue processes for her first Naarm/Melbourne solo show. Out Of This World comprises of a hand-painted mural, a series of ceramics and 9 large-scale screen prints on paper, plus one adorned mirror. The body of work explores the connection between beings and objects.Currently April is an artist-in-residence at Megalo print studio (Kingston, ACT). Her process involves the development of forms as visual assets – not entirely planned in composition, meaning or colour. The intuitive assembly of these assets allows for flexibility to repurpose, repeat, play and reimagine big world configurations.For April, conflicting emotions of sadness and optimism are expressed visually as stacks atop, under and at the edges of one another on the page. The series invites viewers to pay attention to the small wonders of the natural world and reflect upon who we are within it.April Phillips is a Wiradjuri-Scottish woman of the Galari peoples based in regional NSW. April’s arts practice is experimental, mixing analogue mediums with digital arts; this includes illustration, AR research and printmaking. April leans into character design and the representation of bodies as a narrative tool to explore empathy, fun and form. Her use of vivid colour and unlikely digital processes celebrates the potential of computer art for a new world.To view the Out Of This World exhibition catalogue visit:

Studio Sessions 2023 Applications Now Open

Photo credit: On Jackson Street

Studio SessionsEOIs: Feb 15 – Mar 14Lamington Drive
2023 ApplicationsOpen studio: Mar 31 – April 2752 Budd St
Now OpenGroup Exhibition: Apr 28 – May 20Collingwood 3066

The Jacky Winter Group invites expressions of interest from emerging illustrators and image-makers to work on site from our gallery, Lamington Drive in Naarm (Collingwood, VIC).ObjectivesThe primary purpose of the 4-week makeshift studio is to give emerging artists an opportunity to create new work while interacting with the public. From works in progress to finished art; open studio to exhibition.Studio Sessions will run from Mar 31 – April 27 and comprise of 4 weeks of on-site production and exploration, working towards a group exhibition in May.We would expect that residents will be available to work on-site at the space during office hours (Mon-Fri 11–6 and Sat 12–5) at least 50% of the time, to get the full shared studio experience. The gallery will not be available to residents outside of these hours.Key DatesApplications open: Wed Feb 15.

Applications close: Tue Mar 14, 6pm.

Successful applicants notified: on or before Fri Mar 17.

Studio Sessions begins: Fri Mar 31.

Resulting group exhibition opens: Fri Apr 28, 6-9pm.

Exhibition runs: until Sat May 20.

De-install: May 22-24.
What is offeredThere are four spots available for Studio Sessions. The artists selected will be provided a light-filled, white-walled gallery space to work from, a desk and chair, access to wifi and power, and full use of the gallery walls. They will also be offered the opportunity to sell their work directly from the gallery if they wish. Any sales of work must be managed by the artist directly in the manner they best see fit. The gallery will not be taking a commission on any sold works during the open studio.Residents will be asked to create new work and be expected to display works in progress on the gallery walls.Residents will be autonomous, working predominately through their own self-guided and self-initiated projects with the opportunity for some consultation with the gallery staff to decide on the outcome of the programme and resulting group show.What to bringResidents will be required to bring all their own materials associated with their practice.WhereLamington Drive is located at 52 Budd St, Collingwood VIC 3066. Interstate applicants please note, there are no travel or accommodation expenses included.How to applyInterested?
Please apply via
by 6pm Tue Mar 14 (Melbourne-time).

Gallery hours and locationWed to Fri, 11am to 6pm & Sat Midday to 5pm.
52 Budd Street, Collingwood 3066
Lamington Drive recognises the continuing connection of Collingwood to its traditional owners. We remain ever inspired by the historical and contemporary artwork produced by First Nations artists, as a tool for the transformation of cultural knowledge. We honour Elders, past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. Read the full Jacky Winter Statement of Commitment to Australia’s First Nations here.The gallery's accessibility information can be found here.For media enquiries, please contact Gallery Manager, Shena Jamieson or call +61(0)3.8060.9745To receive show catalogues or to get irregular email updates on openings and other events, sign up to our newsletter below:

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