PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Artist floor talk: Saturday 15 December – 11.30am

Artist floor talk: Saturday 15 December – 11.30am

Join artist Mira Gojak this Saturday for a roaming tour of The Garden of Forking Paths: Mira Gojak and Takehito Koganezawa.   Commencing in our foyer at 11.30am for a brief introduction from Melissa Keys, Curator of The Garden of Forking Paths, this event is free and open to everyone . RSVP HERE READ MORE

Gender + Art in Asia: Wednesday 30 January – 2.00pm

Gender + Art in Asia: Wednesday 30 January – 2.00pm

Presented by Buxton Contemporary and the School of Culture and Communication, The University of Melbourne in association with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney and the exhibition Xiao Lu: Impossible Dialogue 肖鲁:语嘿. This international workshop moderated by Claire Roberts coincides with the exhibition Xiao Lu: Impossible Dialogue (4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney). It brings […] READ MORE

PAST PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Panel: Gender and Indonesian Contemporary Art, Wednesday 28 November, 12–1pm

Panel: Gender and Indonesian Contemporary Art, Wednesday 28 November, 12–1pm

Join artists Elia Nurvista, Nuraini Juliastuti and art historian Wulan Dirgantoro for a dialogue on gender and contemporary practice in Indonesian art. Introduced by Dr Danny Butt. Areas of discussion will include how the Reformasi of 1998 has shaped the formats of women’s practices within contemporary art, in relation to other historical frameworks. We will […] READ MORE

Visual Thinking Strategies Session at Buxton Contemporary: Saturday 20 October – 11.00am

Visual Thinking Strategies Session at Buxton Contemporary: Saturday 20 October – 11.00am

Interested in find out about Visual Thinking Strategies or keen to practice your VTS skills with colleagues? Join VTS trainer, Carly Grace for a fun Saturday art session focusing on connecting with contemporary arts practice. The group will have the opportunity to experience our current exhibition, No one is watching you: Ronnie van Hout through guided VTS […] READ MORE

Watching Ronnie: Thursday 18 October – 6.30pm

Watching Ronnie: Thursday 18 October – 6.30pm

Watching Ronnie Throughout September, a group of candidates in the VCA Masters program gathered at Buxton Contemporary for a convivial and intimate weekly discussion focused on the exhibition No one is watching you: Ronnie van Hout. Facilitated by curator and researcher Rosemary Forde, this collaborative study group focused on selected key works and themes apparent in van […] READ MORE

Sheridan Palmer, ‘Disequilibrium: Presence/absence in the art of Tony Woods’: Thursday 4 October – 6.00pm

Sheridan Palmer, ‘Disequilibrium: Presence/absence in the art of Tony Woods’: Thursday 4 October – 6.00pm

As part  of the ongoing lecture series, Histories and Theories of Sound, Buxton Contemporary, with Discipline and Liquid Architecture present Dr Sheridan Palmer’s ‘Disequilibrium: Presence/absence in the art of Tony Woods’, followed by discussion with Doug Hall AM. During the 1960s the Tasmanian artist Tony Woods (1940 – 2017) emerged as a rare talent in […] READ MORE

Writing & Concepts Lecture Series, Alicia Frankovich: Thursday 27 September – 6.00pm

Writing & Concepts Lecture Series, Alicia Frankovich: Thursday 27 September – 6.00pm

Exoplanets: interior and exterior possibilities  In this free public lecture Alicia Frankovich will address multiple embodiments that look at human and non-human entities, to imagine new and other worlds. She will address microscopic bacteria including probiotic water kefir, sugars and the female karyotype. WRITING & CONCEPTS is a public lecture and publication series designed to […] READ MORE

In Conversation: Tuesday 25 September – 5.30pm

In Conversation: Tuesday 25 September – 5.30pm

Jumaldi Alfi and Ugo Untoro are leading Indonesian artists and members of a dynamic art community based in the central Javanese city of Yogyakarta. Join the artists for a conversation about their work and contemporary Indonesian art and culture, with artists Jon Cattapan (Director, Victorian College of the Arts), Sally Smart (Vice Chancellor’s Fellow) and […] READ MORE

Response Talks: Thursday 13 September – 6.30pm

Response Talks: Thursday 13 September – 6.30pm

Join us on Thursday 13 September at 6.30pm for three insightful 20-minute artist and writer response talks. Each speaker will address specific works by Ronnie van Hout featured in his major solo exhibition No one is watching you.    Artist Masato Takasaka will explore notions of the artwork as a ‘cover version’ in relation to van Hout’s Hold that thought, Salazopyrin (2008) and his […] READ MORE

‘Into The Void’ Film Screening: Thursday 6 September – 6.00pm

‘Into The Void’ Film Screening: Thursday 6 September – 6.00pm

Into the Void (2014) Directed by Margaret Gordon 6.00PM Prescreening conversation between, artist Ronnie van Hout, director of Into the Void Margaret Gordon and independent curator, Angela Brophy 6.30pm Screening of Into the Void (Running time 70 mins) Education Gallery, level 1, Buxton Contemporary As part of the public program for our current exhibition, No One is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout. Buxton Contemporary is screening Into […] READ MORE

Tony Garifalakis book launch: Thursday 23 August – 6.00pm

Tony Garifalakis book launch: Thursday 23 August – 6.00pm

Buxton Contemporary is delighted to host the launch of Mutual Assured Destruction Tony Garifalakis  The Centre of Visual Art and Surpllus invite you to celebrate the launch of Mutual Assured Destruction, held in the foyer of Buxton Contemporary 6-8pm Thursday 23 August. Tony Garifalakis’s practice over the past two decades has examined social relations and the […] READ MORE

What is Performance Art? Australian Perspectives Book Launch: Thursday 16 August – 6.00pm

What is Performance Art? Australian Perspectives Book Launch: Thursday 16 August – 6.00pm

Power Publications and Buxton Contemporary invites you to join us for the Melbourne launch of What is Performance Art? Australian Perspectives To be launched by Edward Colless, Head of Critical and Theoretical Studies, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. This event will bring together a dynamic discussion chaired by Edward Colless, with Adam Geczy, […] READ MORE

Artist floor talk: Saturday 11 August – 11.30am

Artist floor talk: Saturday 11 August – 11.30am

Unnerving, intriguing and amusing Ronnie van Hout’s tableaux explore the powerful sensations of the contemporary human condition. Join renowned artist Ronnie van Hout and academic and author Dr Russell Smith this Saturday, 11 August at 11:30am, as they discuss the major new exhibition No one is watching you: Ronnie van Hout exploring ideas in van Hout’s practice, […] READ MORE

Melbourne Art Week, Ronnie van Hout talk: Friday 3 August – 11.00am

Melbourne Art Week, Ronnie van Hout talk: Friday 3 August – 11.00am

Talks with Buxton Contemporary: Ronnie van Hout 11am – 12pm Friday 3 August Buxton Contemporary artist Ronnie van Hout will discuss his expansive career with Pip Wallis, Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria. Timed to coincide with the unveiling of Ronnie van Hout’s new commission at Melbourne Art Fair and taking place in […] READ MORE

Absolute Humidity Book Launch: Thursday 2 August – 10.30am

Absolute Humidity Book Launch: Thursday 2 August – 10.30am

Buxton Contemporary, in partnership with Asialink Arts and Melbourne Art Fair 2018, will officially launch, Absolute Humidity, a new limited edition volume edited by Brisbane-based curator and writer Tess Maunder. Absolute Humidity, is a publication and research project that collectively engages with the conditions that many artists are working under today; trans-national relationships, ecological threats, exploitation, anxiety, sovereignty, politics, […] READ MORE

Open House Melbourne: Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July

Open House Melbourne: Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July

We are excited to participate in our first Open House Melbourne weekend, join us for free talks and guided tours with Buxton Contemporary staff and leading architects, Fender Katsalidis at 11am and 1pm on both days. 11AM Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July No one is watching you: Ronnie van Hout exhibition introduction 1PM Saturday Architectural […] READ MORE

Antipodean Perspective Book Launch: Thursday 26 July – 6.00pm

Antipodean Perspective Book Launch: Thursday 26 July – 6.00pm

Monash University Publishing and Buxton Contemporary are delighted to invite you to the launch of Antipodean Perspective: Selected Writings of Bernard Smith Edited by Rex Butler and Sheridan Palmer Bernard Smith (1916-2011) was unquestionably one of Australia’s greatest humanist scholars and its finest art historian. His European Vision and the South Pacific, 1768-1850 (1960) was a […] READ MORE

Artist floor talk: Thursday 12 July – 6.30pm

Artist floor talk: Thursday 12 July – 6.30pm

After an introduction from Melissa Keys, curator of No one is watching you, join artist Ronnie van Hout and Russell Smith, Lecturer in Modernist Literature and Literary Theory at Australian National University for a roaming tour of the exhibition. READ MORE

In conversation: Thursday 21 June 6.30pm

In conversation: Thursday 21 June 6.30pm

Buxton Contemporary artist Marco Fusinato will be in conversation with Francis Plagne, a musician and writer from Melbourne. Marco and Francis will be discussing the ongoing performance series, Spectral Arrows, and its iteration at Buxton Contemporary as well other elements of Fusinato’s practice. Spectral Arrows, an improvised long-duration performance for guitar and mass amplification was presented […] READ MORE

Marco Fusinato Spectral Arrows performance: Saturday 9 June

Marco Fusinato Spectral Arrows performance: Saturday 9 June

Spectral Arrows, an improvised long-duration performance for guitar and mass amplification will be presented for the first time in Melbourne at Buxton Contemporary on Saturday 9 June 2018 11AM – 5PM. “…tormented metallic sizzle” “a single-minded focus on the possibilities of distortion and massive volumes” Marco Fusinato explores the idea of noise as music, using […] READ MORE

In conversation: Thursday 7 June – 6:30pm

In conversation: Thursday 7 June – 6:30pm

Buxton Contemporary artist Mikala Dwyer will be in conversation with Phillip Adams, founder and Artistic Director of BalletLab. READ MORE

Tessa Laird Book launch: Thursday 31 May – 6.30pm

Tessa Laird Book launch: Thursday 31 May – 6.30pm

Help us launch Bat from the Animal Series written by Tessa Laird! Please join the author at Buxton Contemporary to celebrate. Bat inspired cocktails will be served in the foyer and copies of the publication will be sold for $20 (cash only). Free book goes to the best bat costume! Speakers: Tiriki Onus, Edward Colless, and Norie […] READ MORE

In conversation: Thursday 24 May – 6.30pm

In conversation: Thursday 24 May – 6.30pm

Esteemed artists John Meade and Sanja Pahoki will engage in conversation about the work of Pat Brassington, whose artworks are included in our current exhibition The shape of things to come, curated by Melissa Keys. No bookings necessary, entry is always free and complimentary wine will be served in the foyer before and after the conversation.  READ MORE

In conversation: Thursday 17 May – 6.30pm

In conversation: Thursday 17 May – 6.30pm

Dr Jan Bryant, senior lecturer in Theory of Art & Design at Monash University and Tamsen Hopkinson (Ngati Kahungunu), an artist from Aotearoa based in Narrm, Melbourne will be speaking about the work of Nicholas Mangan, whose artworks The mutant message and Untitled #10  are included in our current exhibition The shape of things to […] READ MORE

In Conversation: Thursday 10 May – 6.30pm

In Conversation: Thursday 10 May – 6.30pm

Buxton Contemporary artist, James Morrison will be in conversation with Julia Powles, Educations Manager at Heide Museum of Modern Art.  READ MORE

emaj Journal launch: Thursday 3 May 6:30pm

emaj Journal launch: Thursday 3 May 6:30pm

Help us launch the tenth edition of emaj! Please join the editors for a drink in the Buxton Contemporary foyer to celebrate the tenth edition of the electronic Melbourne art journal. emaj was co-founded by our director, Ryan Johnston in 2005, who will launch the edition along with current editors, Giles Fielke, Dr Helen Hughes and Paris Lettau. READ MORE

In Conversation: Thursday 26 April 6:30pm

In Conversation: Thursday 26 April 6:30pm

Buxton Contemporary artist, Nadine Christensen, whose works are included in The shape of things to come, will be in conversation with Storm Gold, co-Director (with Kez Hughes) of Caves Gallery, Melbourne. READ MORE

In Conversation: Thursday 19 April – 6:30pm

In Conversation: Thursday 19 April – 6:30pm

Buxton Contemporary artist, Jess Johnson, whose work, ‘Whol Why Wurld’ is included in ‘The shape of things to come’, will be in conversation with Serena Bentley, Curator. READ MORE

In conversation: Thursday 12 April – 6:30pm

In conversation: Thursday 12 April – 6:30pm

Buxton Contemporary artist, David Rosetzky, whose work ‘Custom Made’ is included in ‘The shape of things to come’, will be in conversation with Mark Feary, Artistic Director of Gertrude Contemporary.   READ MORE

Saturday 10 March

Saturday 10 March

2:00PM Benjamin Armstrong in conversation with Stuart Ringholt 2:30PM Emily Floyd in conversation with Kate Just 3:00PM Helen Johnson in conversation with Justin Clemens READ MORE

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