Yering Station’s historic winery building (circa 1859) with its rustic charm, high ceilings and white painted, hand-made brick walls operates as both a tasting room and a contemporary art gallery. Exhibitions are located in the Main Gallery on the ground floor, in the Winery Viewing Gallery and in the more intimate First Floor Gallery, with exhibitions rotating every four to six weeks.

The Yering Station Art Gallery is committed to exhibiting the work of both established and emerging Australian artists, while the annual Yarra Valley Arts/Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards, which runs from late October through to early December, has a long history of showcasing an outstanding cross section of contemporary Australian sculptural practice.

All commissions from sales associated with Yering Station’s Arts Program are donated to LARCH: The Leukaemia Auxiliary of the Royal Children’s Hospital.

Lee-Ann Joy in conversation with Dr Ewen Jarvis on kissFM – Dance Music Australia

A big thank you to kissFM’s Lee-Ann Joy for inviting Yering Station Art Gallery Curator Dr Ewen Jarvis into the studio to listen to some experimental, electronic grooves while discussing art, literature and the role of the curator. (Interview begins at 56.22)

Current Exhibitions
Paul Laspagis — Subliminal Visions
Main Gallery 9 August — 2 September
Exhibition Opening — Saturday 10 August 3.30 pm

Subliminal Figure #1, Oil on linen canvas, 117 x 92cm

Author and environmental philosopher John Muir once observed that ‘when we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe’.  Consequently, underlying unities abound, and it is towards a renewed understanding of the nature and depth of our integration that ‘Subliminal Visions’ brings together Melbourne painter Paul Laspagis’s unique understanding of living landscapes and the phenomena of the body.

            By cultivating a heightened receptivity to how the human body interacts with space, Laspagis transfigures both the sitter and their ever-responsive environment. In doing so, these works represent a hidden strength along with a rich world of undercurrents and many-hued emanations.

While a consistently gentle palette provides a restful plane for the eyes, the individual colours nonetheless suggest disparate elemental, emotional and psychological states. Painted on hand-stretched and primed linen canvases and set in handmade timber frames, these works, which are the result of decades of focused creative endeavour, bear the stamp of an all-encompassing authenticity.

Originally from Limnos Greece, Laspagis immigrated to Australia in 1957 and enrolled in Melbourne’s National Gallery School in the 1960s where he studied under John Brack and Lenton Parr. He has exhibited regularly since his first solo exhibition in 1975 and currently works out of his Melbourne studio at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges.

Subliminal Figure #8, Oil on linen canvas, 97 x 79cm

Current Exhibition / First Floor Gallery

Emmerson Daniels — pulp id

27 July – 20 October

Exhibition Opening – Saturday 27 July 3.30pm

Bugs & Two Face TN, Oil on Canvas, 76 x 51cm

Like an electric car pile-up at the intersection of pop culture, subculture, consumerism and the mass media, pulp id by Emmerson Daniels deploys unexpected juxtapositions of familiar everyday icons between which viewers can discern undercurrents thick with veiled desires, hidden fears and subversive associations. Collectible trainers, confectionary, cologne, lip balm, spice and processed tobacco sit uneasily beside characters from popular animations upon backgrounds that quietly emphasise a process of cultural oversimplification. In Myspace the background extends into a warped distance and pulls away, while in Hyper Blue Sailor Moon and Bugs & Two Face TN a plane of pastel marks the narrow limits of a manufactured make believe world.

With an exhibition title pointing to the primordial tendencies of the psyche as well as to the ephemeral and indeed disposable nature of a hyper capitalist world, Daniels questions the extent to which we lean on increasingly stimulating but ecologically unsustainable gratifications.

Having graduated from Mount Lilydale Mercy College in 2017 and received the award for Most Outstanding Work in Visual Arts in both 2016 and 2017, Daniels is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT. His work has been exhibited in Top Arts 2018 at the NGV, YouthArt 2018 & 2019 at Art at Linden Gate in Yarra Glen, 2017 VCE Studio Art at Art at Linden Gate, and VCE Creative Showcase 2018 at the Red Earth Gallery in Mooroolbark.

Liquid Breakfast, Collage with oil on canvas, 61 x 51cm

Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards
Award Winners for 2018

Yering Station and Yarra Valley Arts are delighted to announce the award winners of the Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards 2018.

Exhibition Judges

Geoffrey Edwards: Curator Point Leo Estate Sculpture Park and former Director Geelong Art Gallery

Kelly Gellatly: Director, Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne

Dr Rob Haysom: Associate Professor, Deakin University

Yering Station Sculpture Award $12,000

Cliff Burtt, Larger Folding Map of the Universe (Counterpoint), Steel, 170 x 260 x 140 cm

Arnold Bloch Leibler Award $5,000 and the Winery Choice Award

Madelaine Last, Epicormic Regeneration, Recycled steel, 320 x 250 x 250 cm

RACV Sculpture Award $1,000

Loose Leaf Studios, Ancestor, Dried leaves, steel base frame, 200 x 500 x 100cm

Yering Station Art Gallery Award

Antonio Villella, Suspended in space, Fruitwood, paint, shellac, 140 x 80cm

Yering Station / Montsalvat Outdoor Sculpture Award

Rudi Jass, Stem, Corten and stainless steel, bearings, 270 x 140 x 100cm

RACV People’s Choice Award

Donal Molloy Drum, Wimmera, Stainless steel, found wood, copper, brass, dimensions variable

Yering Station, Yarra Valley Arts, Arnold Bloch Leibler, Yarra Ranges Council, RACV Club, WorkforceXS, Montsalvat and LARCH would like to heartily congratulate all exhibition finalists and award winners!

The Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards is the result of a collaboration between Yarra Valley Arts, a not for profit organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural lives of Yarra Valley residents and visitors, and Yering Station, a premier winery in the Yarra Valley region of Victoria with an arts program encompassing painting, photography and sculpture.

The exhibition has grown steadily since October 2001 and is now an iconic event on the Victorian arts calendar attracting strong interstate interest. It is respected for its consistency and longevity and its ability to annually showcase a cross section of contemporary Australian sculptural practice from both established and emerging artists.

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. Finalists are encouraged to select a site which best presents their work.

Dr Ewen Jarvis, Curator of the Yering Station Art Gallery and the annual Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards, is a writer and practicing artist with both academic and arts administration experience.

The sculpture exhibition takes a 30% commission on art sales, 20% of which is donated to Yering Station’s preferred charity LARCH (Leukaemia Auxiliary of the Royal Children’s Hospital), while 10% goes to Yarra Valley Arts towards the promotion of arts across the region.

The sculpture exhibition is supported by long term sponsors who share the vision and aims of the exhibition: to foster the growth of contemporary Australian sculpture.  Arnold Bloch Leibler – lawyers and advisors, Yarra Ranges Council, Workforce Extensions, and RACV Healesville have been particularly strong in their support of the exhibition.

We are also supported by a substantial list of current and former judges and mentors in the arts community who have been part of our selection panel and assist us in continually growing the exhibition’s profile.

Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards (Entries Closed for 2019)

2019 Yarra Valley Arts Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards Introduction

2019 Yarra Valley Arts Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards Conditions of Entry

2019 Yarra Valley Arts Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition and Awards Entry Form

Click on the link below to view the previous winners of the Yering Station Sculpture Award

Discover the Yering Station Sculpture Award Winners 2018 – 2001

Upcoming Exhibition in the Main Gallery 7 September – 30 September

Nerina Lascelles / Transcend

4 September – 29 September 2019

Yering Station Art Gallery / Main Gallery

Exhibition Opening – Saturday 7 September 3.30pm

Many paths lead to the foot of the mountain, but at the peak we all gaze at the single bright moon – IKKYU (1394 ~ 1481), mixed media on canvas, 101 x 101 cm

A selection of exquisitely sculpted bonsai by Chojo Feature Trees of Sassafras will be exhibited alongside Lascelles’ transcendent canvasses across the weekend of the opening.

Yering Station Art Gallery Exhibition Applications for 2020 Now Open

Yering Station Art Gallery Application Form 2020

Past Exhibitions 2019

Eliza Phillips Into the Woods 29 June 28 July

Michel Canetti Femmes Portraits and Nudes 22 May 23 June

Graham Jones Crooked Roads to Forgotten Places 10 April 28 April

Chris Taylor The Stillest Hour Reimagining Victoria’s Highland Forests 15 January – 14 April

Steve Freestone High Blue Middle Orange The West MacDonnell Ranges and the Centre 23 February 8 April

Oliver Ashworth-Martin Beneath the Surface 9 January 17 February

Past Exhibitions 2018

Amanda Ruck The Secrets Shadows Keep 24 November 7 January

Tessa Hubble Affinity 8 August 18 November

Carolyn Cardinet PlasticTide 19 September 18 November

Varuni Kanagasundaram Roaming of the Vivids 8 August 16 September

Brenda Page Nevermore 26 May 1 July

Anita Ophoven Drawings and Watercolours 26 May 1 July

Girl in Shed 10 January 28 May

Jenny Davis Spaces Beneath 11 April 20 May

Jerry Osadczuk Into the Valley Rode the Horsemen 28 February 8 April

Kerrie Warren Australian Panorama 10 January 25 February

Past Exhibitions 2017

Steve Freestone Kakadu and the Kimberley 17 November 8 January

David Bennett Reverie 21 September 15 November

Micaela Bumpstead Primary Perceptions 21 September 5 November

Kristian Laemmle-Ruff Mind the Gap 11 August 19 September

Margaret Delahunty Spencer and Mary van den Broek The Worth of the Ordinary 7 July 8 August

Michel Canetti La Femme Éternelle 9 June 4 July

Lucy McEachern and Vida Pearson Cut and Formed on the Plains II 28 April 6 June

Oliver Ashworth Martin Musings of a Journeyman 29 April 6 June

Savaad Felich and Genevieve McLean Flourish 24 March 26 April

Laura White The Painted Garden 24 February 21 March

Anthony Bowles and Tim Jones Macedon and Beyond 20 January 21 February

Karen Hopkins Impermanence 2 December 17 January

Past Exhibitions 2016

Ben Fuog The Four Givens, The Great Pearl and Ikaria 28 October 29 November

Paul Laspagis The Floating Landscape 16 September 25 October

Ernst Fries Selected Works 16 September – 25 October

Bree Edgar The Naked Face 16 September 25 October

Flossie Peitsch Not Black and White 29 July 13 September 2016

Kerryl Shirley Constructions 24 June 26 July 2016

Neil Kelly This Kind of Blue 22 June 27 July 2016

Nellie Zimmerman Scape Artist … Evolving Forms and Nikki Perzuck Festive Journey 19 May 22 June

John Forrest Selected Works 7 April 18 May 2016

Lorna Garnier Eco Mind 7 April 18 May 2016

David Bowers and Nick Morris 25 February 6 April 2016

Justin Stone 25 February 6 April 2016

Chunky Move 21 January 24 February 2016

Contact Details

For further information please contact Dr Ewen Jarvis / Exhibition Coordinator and Curator

T (03) 9730 0102 E