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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: Inside Out

Recent and new works by four regional artists

Eric Saros, The Dancer, 2016, photographic digital print on paper, 480 x 340mm

June 2, 2017 – June 24, 2017

This group exhibition will feature painting, sculpture and photography by artists from North East Victoria and the Border including Stephen Anderson, Peter O’Dwyer, Ken Raff and Eric Saros. The exhibition explores the self and the complex nature of the human condition.

These four friends meet regularly to share their experiences and art-making careers. Discussions often centre around the state of the world, their place in it, and their creative response to it. Deeply concerned about local, national and global disconnection from the diminishing natural environment, their love of the bush, the urban environment, and all that is good about being human, is the glue that holds these men (and their exhibition) together.

Artist talk: Hear the artists of Inside Out talk about the concepts and processes behind their prolific art production. Saturday, June 3, 10am

Artist workshops with Peter O’Dwyer: Sculpture workshops specifically tailored to schools. Cost: $50 per group. Bookings: (02) 6022 9600

Mindfulness at the table: Create your own mandala at our interactive table throughout the exhibition period.

Broga: Ever wanted to try yoga? Broga is yoga for men to increase awareness of health and fitness. Various times in the gallery and library throughout Inside Out exhibition period. 
Cost: Free (mats provided) Wear: Comfortable clothing BYO: Water Botle

Wodonga Library:      Wednesday, June 14, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Arts Space Wodonga: Thursday, June 15, 6pm to 7pm
                                   Wednesday, June 21, noon to 1pm
                                   Saturday, June 24, 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Grandpas, Dads and Carers: Join the gallery and library in a story time for men to enjoy reading with their families. Wednesday, June 14, 6pm


Next exhibition: Eddie Kneebone, Bones of Contention

Bones of Contention (Panel 1), Eddie Kneebone, 2005, acrylic on canvas. Photo: Ben Eyles.

Friday, June 30 to Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bones of Contention is a series of paintings created by the much loved late artist Eddie Kneebone. He developed these works whilst undertaking his Master of Education and working as an artist in residence at Wodonga Institute of TAFE. The series of large format acrylic paintings will be exhibited at Arts Space Wodonga as part of a collaboration between Arts Space Wodonga, Murray Arts and Wodonga TAFE.

Bones of Contention begins with visual depictions of the Dreamtime, a period existing before the advent of humans, where ancient ancestral animal spirits roamed the universe arriving in our world to create the mountains, valleys, plains, deserts, lakes and foothills of Earth. These spirits became the Aboriginal people of Australia who learnt to hunt and to gather and exist in this harsh land.

The series explores the realities and impact of colonisation, specifically pertaining to the North East and Upper Murray Region of Victoria. The works reference specific events throughout colonisation until contemporary day. Kneebone has left the final canvas intentionally blank “We all have a chance to assess the future and see who we have really become and who we want to be,” says Kneebone, urging us to paint our own depiction of Australia and its people tomorrow.

NAIDOC Week: Sunday, July 2 to Saturday, July 8, 2017

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Arts Space Wodonga and Wodonga Library with Aboriginal storytelling, art making and morning tea.Thursday, July 6, 10am Cost: Free

Preschool workshops: Work alongside local Aboriginal artists inspired by the work of Eddie Kneebone. Bookings essential: (02) 6022 9600

Interactive table: Celebrate, learn and appreciate Aboriginal culture through art.

Talks and tours: All ages welcome, bookings essential.

Official opening event: Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 5.30pm Eddie Kneebone’s, Bones of Contention, 2005, will be officially opened by Scott and Leanda Kneebone, two of Eddie Kneebone’s three children.


Upcoming 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: Inspired by Furious Riding - The Kelly Women Narratives, Two Friends Production’s Not Just Ned: Ned Kelly and the Women Around Him, 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 to 3.30pm

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 to 3.30pm 


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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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Gift Space

Gift Space 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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Downloads

Eddie Kneebone, Bones of Contention

Bones of Contention (Panel 1), Eddie Kneebone, 2005, acrylic on canvas. Photo: Ben Eyles.

Friday, June 30 to Saturday, July 29, 2017

Bones of Contention is a series of paintings created by the much loved late artist Eddie Kneebone. He developed these works whilst undertaking his Master of Education and working as an artist in residence at Wodonga Institute of TAFE. The series of large format acrylic paintings will be exhibited at Arts Space Wodonga as part of a collaboration between Arts Space Wodonga, Murray Arts and Wodonga TAFE.

Bones of Contention begins with visual depictions of the Dreamtime, a period existing before the advent of humans, where ancient ancestral animal spirits roamed the universe arriving in our world to create the mountains, valleys, plains, deserts, lakes and foothills of Earth. These spirits became the Aboriginal people of Australia who learnt to hunt and to gather and exist in this harsh land.

The series explores the realities and impact of colonisation, specifically pertaining to the North East and Upper Murray Region of Victoria. The works reference specific events throughout colonisation until contemporary day. Kneebone has left the final canvas intentionally blank “We all have a chance to assess the future and see who we have really become and who we want to be,” says Kneebone, urging us to paint our own depiction of Australia and its people tomorrow.

NAIDOC Week: Sunday, July 2 to Saturday, July 8, 2017

Celebrate NAIDOC Week with Arts Space Wodonga and Wodonga Library with Aboriginal storytelling, art making and morning tea.Thursday, July 6, 10am Cost: Free

Preschool workshops: Work alongside local Aboriginal artists inspired by the work of Eddie Kneebone. Bookings essential: (02) 6022 9600

Interactive table: Celebrate, learn and appreciate Aboriginal culture through art.

Talks and tours: All ages welcome, bookings essential.

Official opening event: Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 5.30pm Eddie Kneebone’s, Bones of Contention, 2005, will be officially opened by Scott and Leanda Kneebone, two of Eddie Kneebone’s three children.

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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: Inspired by Furious Riding -
The Kelly Women Narratives,
Two Friends Production’s Not Just Ned: Ned
Kelly and the Women Around Him,
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 to 3.30pm



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 to 3.30pm



PDFVenue details (PDF 142KB)

PDFFees and charges 2016-2017 (PDF 338KB)

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 January to June 2017 (.PDF 2468KB)


Last updated: 16-06-2017

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