Tolarno Galleries will be closed on Saturday 4 December 2021.
We have been notified by the City of Melbourne that a significant protest is anticipated at Parliament House between midday and 4pm.
Traffic flow, parking and public transport access to the gallery will be impacted.
For the comfort and safety of our visitors, we will reopen at 10am Tuesday 7 December 2021.
Brook Andrew seeing time and recent paintings by Kieren Karritpul continue in the gallery until 18 December 2021.
Image: Kieren Karritpul 4 Fishnets, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 206 cm
30 November 2021 – 30 January 2022
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Summer Salon Show
Sofi’s Lounge, Level 1
25 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000
In association with Tolarno Galleries, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins is delighted to present the exhibition Creed, comprising four new paintings by Tim Johnson. A distinguished senior Australian artist whose career started in the late 1960s, his artistic practices have seen him explore conceptual and performance art, live music, photography and decades of dynamic painting for which he is largely known.
In the early 1980s, with a dedicated focus on painting, Johnson spent time learning from and collaborating with Aboriginal artists from the Pintupi, Warlpiri and Anmatyerr communities at Papunya in the Western Desert – a profoundly influential period in his artistic development.
Johnson’s work draws on a diverse range of eclectic cultural references, combining iconography and various motifs from Aboriginal, Buddhist and east Asian, native American sources alongside his own unique personal imagery of such things as UFOs, views of his native Sydney and his family in an exploration of artistic and spiritual connections across cultures.
With thanks to Global Art Projects for curating and delivering this project. Entry to Sofi’s Lounge at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is free and open every day.
Image: Tim Johnson with his painting Thredbo Valley 2021 at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
27 November – 18 December 2021
Opening hours: 1pm-4pm Sat, 10am-5pm Tue-Fri
Or visit the online exhibition
seeing time is Brook Andrew‘s new body of work reflecting on and abstracting the concept of time and mark-making. That is, how one perceives and hopes to either manipulate, push against or fall into time.
These paintings were created during 2021 and centre on Brook’s alternative visions of time and mark-making outside the Western art canon. This is a contribution to current challenges and dialogues around decolonisation, which is for him, a progression towards a state of yindyamarra-gunhanha (ongoing respect).
yindyamarra-gunhanha is a term Brook has developed to deal with the often challenging space of museum research and repatriation. His signature black and white patterns are adopted from his Wiradjuri cultural heritage. By doing so, he reinforces the strength and cultural continuity of the Wiradjuri for himself and others.
Image: seeing time installation image (L-R) seeing time VIII, seeing time IX, seeing time X, seeing time VII all 2021, mixed media on linen, 235 x 235 cm. Photograph by Andrew Curtis.