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Immerse 2016: 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 2017.

Developed by Knox City Council in collaboration with over 40 artists, exhibiting in 30 everyday 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 was open in 2016 from 12 November to 12 December 2016.

A program accompanied the exhibition program and was distributed around Melbourne and at the Immerse exhibition venues.

The curators assisted artists in developing an exhibition concept and supervise the overall development and production of the work, ensuring it readiness for the opening on 12 November.

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) is ASHLEY GOUDIE

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

Immerse_Section 32

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 invited you to visit the house and be part of this interactive art installation. Stay tuned for more information about this project and its outcomes.

Our Curators

In 2016 there were six Curators working with Jo Herbig, Community and Public Arts Officer, Knox City Council.

Angie Malley Erika Williams Jeannie Mueller Julie Andrews Marcia Ferguson Miriam Arbus Jo HerbigJo Herbig

Our Artists

Below is a list of all the artists who exhibited in the Immerse exhibition program in 2016. Click on an artist’s name to take you to the artist page. Here you will find details such as an artist’s statement, biography and examples of each artists work. Although the exhibitions are now officially over as part of the Immerse exhibition program, some artists have agreed with the venues to keep their exhibitions up a little longer.

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