Victoria Watts, Hazard Tree, acrylic on  linen, 86 x 120cm

 ABOVE MY HEAD BENEATH MY FEET

VICTORIA WATTS | PAINTING

MIKE NICHOLLS | SCULPTURE

5 November — 8 January
MAIN GALLERY
VICTORIA WATTS: Above My Head Beneath My Feet invites us into the atmosphere of Victoria’s eucalypt forests, and into a life-affirming cycle forever on the move. In works that convey an experience of eucalypts, grevilleas, native orchids, ferns and tea-trees, Watts captures a rhythm that arises from the play of elements. Through the shadows of towering gums, shafts of sunlight touch the ground. Traces of fire suggest the triggered dispersal of native seeds. The black of charred trunks gives way to dusty browns and greens. Life encircles and extends: overhead, underfoot, outward and within.
MIKE NICHOLLS: Through the art of sculpture, Mike Nicholls brings the human spirit into peaceful contact with the natural world. Benevolent beings and creative relationships are worked from the various timbers: a guardian spirit emerges from lemon scented gum, a bird form rises from charred cypress pine, and seed forms appear from jarrah and other native woods. While gnarled and rough hewn, with art making marks on open display, Nicholls sculptures nonetheless achieve a refinement, an elegance, and a poetry of form that speaks to the element of consciousness that stands in wonder before nature.
Mike Nicholls, In Humanity’s Hands, bronze (edition of 8), 60 x 38 x 25cm
SELECTED WORKS FROM

 LIGHT

BELINDA ROGERS | PAINTING

11 November — 9 January
WINERY VIEWING GALLERY
‘Light’ is an exhibition that is likely to beguile some viewers, not least because the light it portrays is somewhat remote from conventional representations of illumination.
In our light-saturated world of high lumen bulbs and outsized TV’s, our manufactured world of artificial hues and gleaming surfaces, our world of glossy prints, touch screens and digitally rendered ‘reality’, light is often obvious, brash and greedy for our attention, whereas the light that plays in these artworks emerges quietly, and with a superabundance of both gentleness and subtlety.
We are introduced to a less boisterous experience of light. We find a light that is not afraid to mingle with the darkness, a light that glows from distant centres and far peripheries. A light that senses, explores, gathers and bleeds through. It is moreover a kind of light that asks us to look both ways: at once outward, toward the painted surfaces, and also toward finer illuminations of interiority.
Belinda Rogers, Light 004, oil on Caravaggio linen, 175 x 175cm
 SELECTED WORKS

FAUSTAS SADAUSKAS | SCULPTURE

WINERY VIEWING GALLERY
Faustas Sadauskas has been engaged as a visual artist since the early nineteen eighties. He originated from a ceramics background to further evolve his oeuvre into contemporary sculpture in mastering plasticity of form through the use of locally sourced materials including timber and stone, in particular Australian marble.
Faustas Sadauskas, South Yarra Prosthetics, Buchan Marble, 64 x 28 cm

QUERCIA

FRANK DI MARTINO | WORKS IN WOOD

WINERY VIEWING GALLERY
Longtime Yering Station viticulturalist Frank Di Martino’s range of handcrafted furniture is lovingly created from seasoned French oak barrels. Each individual feature piece is conceived and created with care by a craftsman whose sense of line, composition and form has developed across a lifetime of working with wood.
Frank Di Martino, The Meta Armadillo, seasoned French Oak, wire, 73 x 76 x 75cm

Gardens & Sculpture Terrace

The Michael McCoy designed gardens and Robert Conti designed terrace provide ideal sites for works by some of Australia’s most accomplished sculptors.  Currently on permanent display are works by Jane Bennetts, Ewen Coates, Maria Coyle, Martin George, Bill Ogilvie, Brian Paulusz, Michael Sibel and Fredrick White.

Upcoming Exhibitions

 

VICTORIA WATTS | PAINTING
MIKE NICHOLLS | SCULPTURE
5 NOVEMBER — 9 JANUARY

 

MORANO | PAINTING
14 JANUARY — 21 FEBRUARY

 

MARISSA AVANO | PAINTING
25 FEBRUARY — 2 APRIL

Yarra Valley Arts | Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards 2023

The Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards is a collaborative event hosted by Yering Station winery and Yarra Valley Arts, a not for profit organisation dedicated to enhancing the cultural lives of Yarra Valley residents and visitors.
Respected for its consistency and longevity, the exhibition showcases a cross section of new Australian sculpture from both emerging and established artists. Having grown steadily since 2001, it is now the longest running annual sculpture exhibition in Victoria and an iconic event on the Australian arts calendar.
Staged across dramatic landscaped gardens designed by Michael McCoy, the exhibition provides ample opportunities for the installation of outdoor sculpture, while the long indoor corridors and breezeways offer indoor and sheltered spaces.
The exhibition at Yering Station runs alongside a concurrent exhibition of sculpture staged through the Collins Street offices of long-standing Principal Sponsor Arnold Bloch Leibler, and as of 2021, a small sculpture exhibition is presented at Yarra Valley Arts’ physical home, the YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub in Healesville.
Dr Ewen Jarvis (Exhibition Coordinator and Curator, Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards) is a professional curator, writer and public academic with over a decade of arts administration experience.
The event takes a 30% commission on art sales, 20% of which is donated to My Room Children’s Cancer Charity, while 10% is donated to Yarra Valley Arts towards the provision and promotion of arts events across the region.
The sculpture exhibition is supported by long term sponsors who share the vision and aims of the organisers: to foster the growth of contemporary Australian sculpture. Principal Sponsor Arnold Bloch Leibler – lawyers and advisors, Yarra Ranges Council and RACV have been particularly strong supporters across the years. The event is also supported by a growing list of esteemed arts professionals who have been members of the selection and judging panel in the past and who assists us in growing the exhibition’s profile.
Owing to the Melbourne lockdowns and restrictions of 2020 – 2022 this year’s event was held in the autumn. The next Yarra Valley Arts | Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards will take place in the spring of 2023.
Entry forms are downloadable below:
Entry Form YVAYSSEA 2023 MS Word
Entry Form YVAYSSEA 2023 PDF
For more information, please contact Dr Ewen Jarvis, Curator and Exhibition Coordinator, Yering Station Art Gallery, artgallery@yering.com

Art Gallery Exhibition Proposal Form

Yering Station Art Gallery Exhibition 2022 Proposal Form
For more information, please contact Dr Ewen Jarvis, Curator and Exhibition Coordinator, Yering Station Art Gallery, artgallery@yering.com
Artwork can be purchased on site or by phone through the Cellar Door 9730 0143
To view more artworks by emerging and established Australian artists please visit and support our friends in the Yarra Ranges:
Hearth Galleries for Australian Indigenous Artwork
YAVA Gallery & Arts Hub the Home of Yarra Valley Arts
TarraWarra Museum of Art for Museum Exhibitions Featuring Australian Artists
Images at top and bottom of webpage feature artworks from Michel Canetti’s Femmes | Portraits and Nudes, 2019
For Information About Upcoming Exhibitions and Exhibition Openings
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