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Arts Space Wodonga is a vibrant and accessible contemporary art gallery and multipurpose venue managed by Wodonga Council. Located within the heart of the central business area, the gallery sits within the prominent arts precinct incorporating the Wodonga Library and The Cube Wodonga performing arts centre.

With up to 12 exploratory exhibitions per year, the gallery offers a unique space for northern Victorian artists to present, discuss and communicate their practices to 40,000 plus visitors per annum. Exhibitions extend from emerging and professional practising contemporary artists, to touring exhibitions and projects in conjunction with cultural organisations.

The one-room gallery is a professionally curated space that accommodates events including performance, dance, film and functions within a cultural context.

Interested community members can volunteer at Arts Space Wodonga if they have a love of art and galleries, and would like to give back to their local community.

Location (view map)

Cnr Lawrence and Hovell streets,
Wodonga,
VIC 3690
(adjoining Wodonga Library)

Contact details

Phone: (02) 6022 9600

Email: artsspace@wodonga.vic.gov.au

Facebook: facebook.com/ArtsSpaceWodonga


Program

Current Bi-annual exhibition

Please see current list of events at our venue.

Past bi-annual exhibition programs


Art Buzz

Artbuzz
Creative visual art workshops for little hands, relating to the current exhibition.

For ages three to five years and their parent/guardian.

Bookings essential.

Enquiries: (02) 6022 9600
Cost: $5 per family
Age: Three to five years and their parents/guardian


Talk and Tour

Talkandtour
Your cultural precinct is waiting for you ...

Why not book a Talk and Tour at Arts Space Wodonga to view the latest exhibition?

By appointment only. Please complete a booking form.

Enquiries: (02) 6022 9600
Cost: Free


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Current exhibition: Furious Riding: The Kelly Women Narratives Janet Goodchild-Cuffley

1871: Furious Riding in a Public Place, Janet Goodchild-Cuffley, 2016, oil on canvas, 91cm x 122cm.

Furious Riding: The Kelly Women Narratives, challenges the usual male-only perspective of the Ned Kelly story. The works in the series place women in the forefront of the narrative. Janet Goodchild-Cuffley’s 26 paintings reference Sidney Nolan’s Ned Kelly series of 1946-47 in format and shine a particular light on several of his most iconic works.

Janet has spent many hours researching details to undertake this project, and can now accurately place these women and their stories into history where they rightfully belong. The paintings in this series are colourful, vibrant and evocative, and tell the Kelly story with a unique and refreshing perspective.

Official opening: Saturday, August 5, 3pm to 5pm

Performance: Not Just Ned



Inspired by Furious Riding - The Kelly Women Narratives, Two Friends Production’s Not Just Ned, will bring Janet’s paintings alive. Wednesday, August 9, 2017: 11.30am and 6pm Cost: Students $5 plus one accompanying teacher free. Adults $10. Family of four $25. Bookings: The Cube Wodonga 

Author talk: Hear acclaimed author, Noelene Allen talk of the true story and significance of a mother’s love and endurance throughout the history of her famous son. Her book Ellen: a woman of spirit was the inspirational source for this series. Saturday, August 12, 2pm

Artist floor talks: Hear Janet Goodchild-Cuffley talk about the historical research, stories within the paintings and her artistic motivation. Janet will address different paintings across two Saturday afternoons. Saturday, August 19, 2pm to 3.30pm and Saturday, August 26, 2pm


Next Exhibition: Soundscapes Abi Thompson

Soundscapes explores the idea of another dimension within the traditional landscape. A soundscape can be defined as the unique auditory environment that surrounds a listener and is intimately identifiable with notions of place. A soft breeze through fallen leaves, birdsong, the crunch of footsteps in frost-bitten grass and the murmur of a stream all evoke a time and a particularity of experience.

The works in this exhibition see Abi Thompson break away from working with the landscape in a silent and introspective manner. She sees these works as a return to plein air, where she has used multiple media and immersion in the landscape to alert all the senses.

Opening: Friday, September 1, 5.30pm

Artist talk: With Abi Thompson Saturday, September 2, 10am

Wine and Watercolours: Join exhibiting artist Abi Thompson in a workshop focussed on the art of the watercolour. Thursday, September 21, 6pm to 8pm. Cost: $15 per person

Sounds of Spring: Join local artists Cate Geard and Jacqui Coupe in a school holiday activity program that will evolve across three days. Spring is in the air! Create and contribute to the growing garden.
Drop in between 10am and 12pm from Tuesday, September 26 to Thursday, September 28, 2017. Cost: Free

Hear the Bells Toll: Join us for an interactive workshop with Melbourne Museum’s Federation Handbells at Belvoir Park gazebo.
Thursday, September 7, 6pm and Saturday, September 16, 10am
Cost: Free. Suitable for adults and children 10 years and older


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Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday - 10am to 5.30pm;
  • Saturday -  9am to noon; and,
  • Sundays and Victorian public holidays - closed.

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Bookings

Arts Space Wodonga is one way we seek to support a range of cultural practices, community development and entertainment opportunities.

It offers the community a vibrant and accessible venue for showcasing local, regional and imported cultural works.

The venue can be booked for the following:

  • Exhibitions; and
  • Functions including presentations and performances.

There are different application forms for exhibitions and functions.

Fees and charges and the exhibition prospectus is also available.

The Reflections On High wall in High St (near Coles) is also available for the community to hire.

Proposals from community groups and organisations are most welcome by filling in the application form.


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Gallery Shop

The Gallery Shop at Arts Space Wodonga offers artists and craftspeople a unique space to sell original art pieces and access new audiences. Jewellery, ceramics, glassware, wood, textiles and small scale sculptures are all welcome.

Some conditions include:

  • Items/objects must be no larger than 30x30x20cm;
  • Arts Space Wodonga retains the right to refuse any objects;
  • Arts Space Wodonga will take out a commission for any items sold;
  • Any art pieces not sold after a six-month period will be returned to the artist (in order to keep stock fresh);
  • All stock/objects must be labeled clearly with:
    • Artist name;
    • Contact details;
    • Title;
    • Price; and
    • Artist’s card/tag.

Artists must fill out an expression of interest form and supply a current curriculum vitae (CV) or artist statement to assist with customer service information.

All displays and cabinets containing said works will be under staff supervision at all times.


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Soundscapes explores the idea of another dimension within the traditional landscape. A soundscape can be defined as the unique auditory environment that surrounds a listener and is intimately identifiable with notions of place. A soft breeze through fallen leaves, birdsong, the crunch of footsteps in frost-bitten grass and the murmur of a stream all evoke a time and a particularity of experience.
The works in this exhibition see Abi Thompson break away from working with the landscape in a silent and introspective manner. She sees these works as a return to plein air, where she has used multiple media and immersion in the landscape to alert all the senses.
Opening: Friday, September 1, 5.30pm
Artist talk: With Abi Thompson Saturday, September 2, 10am
Wine and Watercolours: Join exhibiting artist Abi Thompson in a workshop focussed on the art of the watercolour. Thursday, September 21, 6pm to 8pm. Cost: $15 per person
Sounds of Spring: Join local artists Cate Geard and Jacqui Coupe in a school holiday activity program that will evolve across three days. Spring is in the air! Create and contribute to the growing garden.
Drop in between 10am and 12pm from Tuesday, September 26 to Thursday, September 28, 2017. Cost: Free
Hear the Bells Toll: Join us for an interactive workshop with Melbourne Museum’s Federation Handbells at Belvoir Park gazebo.
Thursday, September 7, 6pm and Saturday, September 16, 10am
Cost: Free. Suitable for adults and children 10 years and older
Abi Thompson

PDFVenue details (PDF 142KB)

PDFFees and charges 2017-2018 (PDF 191KB)

PDFExhibition application form and conditions of hire (PDF 137KB)

PDFFunction application form and conditions of hire (PDF 134KB)

DOCXTalk & Tour booking form (DOCX 13KB)

PDFGift Space expression of interest form and conditions (PDF 152KB)

PDFArt workshop student registration (PDF 115KB)

PDFReflections On High application form and conditions of hire (PDF 121KB)

PDFExhibition prospectus (PDF 1490KB)

PDFExhibition Program July to December 2017 (PDF 15188KB)


Last updated: 15-08-2017

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