Our historic Cellar Door c. 1859 with its rustic charm, high ceilings and whitewashed brick walls operates as both a tasting room and an art gallery. Yering Station Art Gallery has been exhibiting emerging and established Australian artists in all art forms since 1998. Exhibitions are located in the Main Gallery and in the Winery Viewing Gallery, with shows rotating every four to six weeks. A selection of outdoor sculptures are also on display in the gardens and on the Sculpture Terrace overlooking the Yarra Ranges. Commissions on artwork sales are donated to My Room Children’s Cancer Charity.
Artworks can be purchased through the Yering Station Cellar Door.
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Michael Sibel, Three Thoughts, bronze, 138 x 60 x 40 cm
MICHAEL SIBEL | SCULPTURE
STEPHEN GLOVER | ASSEMBLAGE COLLAGE PAINTING
HISTROY OF THE HUMAN HEART
23 September — 30 October
In History of the Human Heart Michael Sibel continues his sustained exploration of cast bronze forms that mediate between and undermine fixed polarities. Acts of thought are translated and conveyed in heavy metal, opaque forms weighed down by their density offer glimpses of transcendence, while rising from even planes, straight lines and solid geometries, upward tending patterns of growth inspire reveries of elevation.
Glimpse denotes a selection of artworks that blur the boundaries between assemblage, collage and painting, while surveying the often-unclear distinction between two and three dimensions. In active dialogue with the liminality of Michael Sibel’s sculptures, Glover’s artworks excavate the raw foundation of human perception and reflect the intermingling of unconscious influence and improvisation.
Stephen Glover, White Wall, oil on canvas, 105 x 80 cm
Mike Nicholls’ sculpture shows the human spirit in 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 hands nurturing seed forms appear from native jarrah. While gnarled and rough hewn, with art making marks on open display, Nicholls’ sculpture nonetheless achieves a refinement, an elegance, and a poetry of form that speaks to the element of consciousness that stands in wonder before nature, and to the role of stewardship that connects humanity to the land.
Mike Nicholls, In Humanity’s Hands, 2019, bronze (edition of 8), 60 x 38 x 25cm
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.
Jane Bennetts, Resilient (Xanthorrhoea, mother and child), Steel, 180 x 150 x 50 cm, $2,800
Ewen Coates, Multiverse #27, cast aluminium, 140 x 76 x 76 cm, $29,000
Martin George, My Girl’s Up the Duff, stainless steel, pewter, paint, 270 x 120 x 120 cm, $25,000
Bill Ogilvie, Little Miracle, bronze, marble, 80 x 170 x 110 cm, (Yering Station Private Collection)
Children’s Entrance, Basalt, 150 x 170 x 70 cm, (Yering Station Private Collection)
Maria Coyle, Children Chatting, ceramic, variable, (Yering Station Private Collection)
LEWIS WANDIN-BURSILL | SCULPTURE
4 NOVEMBER — 11 DECEMBER
Taro Iiyama, Sheeple, recycled cardboard, varnish, 110 x 130 x 90 cm
YARRA VALLEY ARTS | YERING STATION SCULPTURE EXHIBITION & AWARDS 2023
22 OCTOBER — 3 DECEMBER
in association with
YAVA GALLERY & ARTS HUB | INterior SMALL SCULPTURE EXHIBITION 2023
9 NOVEMBER — 3 DECEMBER
NERINA LASCELLES | PAINTING
12 DECEMBER — 22 JANUARY
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, and all entrants will be invited to have a work considered for this show.
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.