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Immerse: 30 Exhibitions, 30 Days, 30 Venues in Knox

INNOVATE. SURPRISE. INSPIRE.

Immerse, one of the largest and innovative exhibition programs in Australia will be surprising and inspiring audiences again in November.

Developed by Knox City Council in collaboration with over 40 artists, exhibiting in 30 every day spaces over 30 days Immerse gives people the opportunity to experience artwork in unexpected places, while also supporting local artists.

From street art to stencils, textiles to ceramics, sculpture to photography, glass to installation, Immerse represents an array of artistic styles and mediums.

The Immerse exhibition program is open from 12 November to 12 December 2016.

A catalogue will accompany the exhibition program and will be distributed around Melbourne and at the Immerse exhibition venues.

The curators are currently assisting the artist to develop an exhibition concept and supervise the overall development and production of the work, ensuring it will be ready to be installed by the first week of November.

Opening Night Launch

The Immerse exhibition program opening will be held on Saturday 12 November 2016, 7:30pm at 1812 Theatre, 3 Rose Street, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria.

Please RSVP to immerse@knox.vic.gov.au by 5 November 2016 for catering purposes.

Prizes

Thanks to the generosity of an acclaimed local artist, a total of $5,000 in prize money has been donated for the Immerse exhibition program.

Prizes have been awarded in the following categories:

  • Winners of the Emerging Artist Award($1,000) are FREDA MARSHALL & JENNY HUANG
  • Winner of the Young Artist Award ($1,000) awarded to an artist 25 years of age and under is JEREMY SWAN
  • Winner of the Best Overall Exhibition Award ($2,000) is MARYNES AVILA
  • The People’s Choice Award ($1,000) voting is open until midnight on Monday 12 December. Winner to be announced on Knox City Council website and Facebook.

Terms and Conditions

  • Prizes awarded in each category will be announced at the Immerse exhibition program opening on 12 November 2016.
  • Whilst employees of the Knox City Council are encouraged to enter an application to the Immerse exhibition program, employees are not eligible to compete for prize money. Spouses, de facto spouses, parents, children or siblings of employees (whether full, half, step or by adoption) are also ineligible to compete for prize money.

Section 32 - Immerse Feature Art Project

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Artists: Clare McCracken, Brienna Macnish, Robert Jordan and collaborators

Our city is in a state of flux: climate change, rapid population growth, housing affordability, technological advances such as driverless cars and shifts in the labour market are all gearing up to permanently change both the look of our city and how we inhabit it. Section 32 is a site-specific immersive installation that consumes a residential home in Boronia, creatively looking at what the stand-alone suburban house may be like by the end of this century.

Knox City Council invites you to visit the house and be part of this interactive art installation.

Section 32


231 Boronia Road, Boronia.

Book FREE Tickets

www.section32art.com

Open Mondays and Saturdays from 12 November to 10 December 2016, 10am to 4pm.

Transport to Section 32


Catch the train to Boronia Station and walk approximately 400 metres towards Melbourne up Boronia Rd or catch the bus (the bus stops immediately outside the Section 32 house). If you are driving, please park your car at St Josephs Primary School (Boronia Rd, Boronia), across the road from Section 32 and walk across at the lights. Disabled parking is available at the house. Wheelchair access available (unable to accommodate motorised scooters).

Our Curators

This year, there are six Curators working with Jo Herbig, Community and Public Arts Officer, Knox City Council. View their profiles below.

Our Artists

Below is a list of all the artists exhibiting in the Immerse exhibition program. Click on an artist’s name to take you to the artist page. Here you will find details an artist’s statement, biography and examples of each artists work. Click on the vote now button to vote for your favourite artist. The People’s Choice Award will close at midnight on 12 December 2016 and will be announced on the Immerse website on 15 December 2016

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