arc yinnar

Gallery arc. High quality exhibitions are hosted every 2, 4 or 6 weeks in this large and elegant Gallery space which measures 20 x 7 metres. Each calendar year a mix of shows are hosted with an emphasis on the contemporary approach to art making and a wide range of media. Application Form here

The small gallery size is 415cm x 300cm and has an up to date hanging system. Floor Plan here Application Form here

Open Entry group shows are open to artists to exhibit at the minimal cost of $10 or $12.50 per artwork. Examples include the 'Members and Friends exhibition in Summer'; in 2010 we held 'COLOUR IT!' around the theme of using colour to express your emotions and moods. Annual exhibitions include the ‘ARC WOMEN'S SHOW’

Exhibition proposals from individual artists and groups are welcome and we encourage you to plan 12 months ahead, contact the Gallery Coordinator with your idea and Exhibition guidelines are available from the arc office.  Solo and group shows attract payment of gallery hire for a minimum of 2 weeks with no commission on sales - if transactions are handled by the artist themselves.

Curated Exhibitions such as 'My Big Backyard: Reflections on Landscape', 2017 showcase a particular theme or media relevant to those artists invited to participate. Open hours with staff attending are 12 till 4pm Tuesday to Friday, 11 am till 3 pm on Saturdays.


now accepting exhibition proposals for 2020

Please use the Application forms on our website (above) to apply for solo and group exhibitions in 2020 and 2021


the promise nov 2 - dec 22

An exhibition by Cinda Haider, Leon DeMontignie, Pip Nikodemski and Marie Ward

Pip and Marie made a promise to Cinda, and Leon - before they both passed away from illness. The promise was that they will have their exhibition as had been planned. Cinda and Leon will be there in spirit. Join us for the opening event on Saturday 2 November from 5 - 6.30pm. Refreshments will be provided.


cosmic garden sept 21 - oct 27, 2019

  Sculptural installation by Caroline Graley and John Noordennen

You are invited to delight in the playful physicality of this immersive sculptural installation by Caroline Graley and John Noordennen.  This large scale work features dynamically sensuous spacial line and vibrant colourations. Join us at the opening event Sat 21 Sept from 2pm.      APOLOGIES - THERE IS NO FORMAL OPENING EVENT FOR THIS ONE.


refresh sept 13 - oct 12

Prints by Jenny Peterson in the SParc gallery

The small works on show will include Peterson’s old and recent pieces and will be something of a retrospective. Themes will include botanical, landscape and abstract works, the intention is to refresh her Boolarra studio by have a 'Clearing Sale' in the SParc Gallery with a Closing Ceremony on Sat 12 October at 1pm in order to dispose of works remaining - by means of fire!


carnival august 17 - Sept 14

Four arc artists

 Carnival showcases multidisciplinary arts and crafts including textiles, sculpture, installation and works on paper. The content stretches the concept to include a few different takes on the Carny perspective including freaks, science fictions, witches and hippies. The lights, shadows, fun and mayhem of Carnival are proudly brought to you by artists Kate Zizys, Sheena Jones,
Yvette Atkins, Amanda Thompson
and labyrinth guide Christina Rowntree.

Dress-up and join us for the Exhibition Event on Sat 17 August at 2pm. Come dressed in your finest carnival attire. Food, wines, tunes and even a labyrinth walk all inclusive!

Blue on Blue August 17 - Sept 7

Exhibition by Sharon Anderson in the SParc gallery

Cyanotype as a form of printing is a very early version of photography used in building plans as 'blueprints'. Blue on Blue explores the creative application with the artist's placement of plants, feathers and domestic objects using this direct technique. Join us at the Opening Event on Saturday 17 August from 2pm. Sharon will also be running a workshop in Cyanotype - see Classes page.

connecting threads july 13 - august 10

  Latrobe Regional Gallery Emerging Artist Award 2019

Sarah Saridis is the recipient celebrating the completion of her BVA at Federation University with her exhibition of recent paintings and drawings. Sarah explores the connections between human form and the movement and patterns found in nature. Gesture and mark making explore the spaces between representational figurative painting and abstraction. The LRG Emerging Artist Award is a partnership project between the LRG, arc Yinnar and the Arts Academy Gippsland (formerly Gippsland Centre of Art & Design) Federation University. Please join us to celebrate this event on Saturday 13 July from 2pm. Your invitation is HERE


winter journey june 8 - july 6

Solo exhibition of 24 paintings by Lucy Chapman. Opening Event on Sat 15 June.
" The Winter Journey project, involving paintings taking their inspiration from the twenty-four poems of Schubert’s Winterreise song cycle, is ideally suited to the genre of Nature Surrealism. Realistic images are taken from nature and combined in unexpected, even impossible, juxtapositions. Thus, the varied imagery contained in any given poem can be accommodated through artistic licence into an unlikely whole in which I am able to share with the viewer my responses to the poems". Join the artist for a free Opening Event at 2pm on Saturday 15 June, with pianist Brian Chapman and Baritone Nathan Lay performing works by Franz Schubert. Guest Speaker Peter Bandy. Complimentary antipasto and Wine Tasting. RSVP to 561310 or 0407 252714.
Lucy will talk with visitors about the exhibition each Saturday it runs, from 11.30 - 12.30.

local entanglement with birds june 8 - july 6

 Solo exhibition of works on paper by Miriam Potts in the SParc gallery

The artist's question: In what ways do birds interact with us? This exhibition investigates our relations with local birds. Combining traditional print methods with digital media, works contemplate relations between birds and urban places. Opening Event 2 pm Saturday 15 June.

image: Miriam Potts, Corella Parrot, 2018, digital collage from monoprint and photograph, dimensions variable.

winter journey - sunday june 16

Admission: Adult $30   Arc Member/Concession: $25   Student: $15

The Double CD studio recording & printed booklet of this music project is available at arc until the end of the exhibition.

Inquiries  Tel. 0438 078969


gippsland sculpture exhibition 2019 April 5 - June 1

Paul Jesse, 'Forms of Being'

Opening Saturday 6th April 12-4pm. The Judges were Colin Suggett & Catherine Larkins.

For a full Calender of Events during the exhibition click HERE

The prize winners:
Glover Prize for Interior Sculpture $2,000: Efrossini Chaniotis "House and Bird", mixed media, 45x100x25cm

Allen Prize for Exterior Sculpture $5,000 Jimmy Rix "I've Got This Chicken Legs" Cor-10 Steel, 260x265x55cm

Harry Ballis People's Choice Award $1,000
Please see the dedicated website for information on this amazing Yinnar event in 2019.

small art in Sparc april 6 - June 1

An opportunity for two dimensional works (under 15 x 15cm), cards & jewellery

This pop-up display will run the same dates and times as the Gippsland Sculpture Exhibition. INFORMATION and ENTRY FORM or speak with Gallery coordinators on Friday afternoons.

annual women's exhibition - WHole - march 1-30

altWHole is the theme for this years Annual Women's Show.

Open to all Female artists to exhibit work that relates (or not) to the theme of wholeness. Entry Forms are available here. Please note the opening event is Saturday 9 March 2-4pm and the works will be on show from March 1.

un cri-de-coeur march 2-30

  Drawings & Prints by Wendy Flack in the SParc gallery

Symbols are used to communicate, producing vivid sensitive drawings. "The snake remains the key symbol in my works, a symbol that represents protection, transformation, re-birth and growth. The inner serpent is the spiritual energy that rises from within with the discovery and awakening of inner knowledge. This comes through spiritual practices or in response to life events, known in Hinduism and in Yoga practices as the ‘Kundalini’ it is the rising energy and consciousness that brings mind, body and soul together as one".
Opening event Saturday 9 March at 2pm.

Summer Daze Feb 9 - 23, 2019

altOpen Entry Group Exhibition on the theme of Summer

 Opening event Sat 9 February, 2-4pm. All artists are welcome to be part of this exhibition with any style or medium of art.

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