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About Immerse

11 November - 11 December 2017

Covering over 100km2, with 30 exhibitions in 30 venues, Immerse is a conversation with an audience of thousands. Developed and coordinated by Knox City Council in 2015, Immerse immediately became a celebrated arts event and is certain to surprise and inspire again in 2017.

The program aims to make the arts more accessible by engaging with people as part of their everyday lives, outside of the traditional gallery space. It also provides artists the opportunity to expose their artwork to the public, collaborate with an experienced curator and potentially, win prize money.  

Exhibiting in this manner has the effect of making the visual arts more publicly accessible while stimulating a greater understanding of and discussion about, the cultural

Plan your Immerse journey or simply enjoy the surprise that comes from finding remarkable artworks in unexpected places from 11 November – 11 December 2017.

Curators

Jeannie Mueller
Jeannie Mueller
Project Facilitator & Curator

Prizes

Rewarding exceptional work that inspires, delights and make us think.

  • Emerging Artist Award: $1,000
  • People’s Choice Award: $1,000
  • Young Artist Award: $1,000
  • Best Overall Exhibition Award: $2,000

Judges

Dr Michael Graeve


michaelgraeve.com

Dr Michael Graeve is Chair of Liquid Architecture Sound Inc, one of Australia’s premier sound art and experimental music organisations. He is a lecturer at RMIT School of Art, teaching in Sculpture, Sound and Spatial Practice, and in the Master of Fine Arts. He has held over 20 solo exhibitions, and his work is regularly included in curated exhibitions surveying practices of sound art and non-objective and abstract painting in cities such as Dunedin, Wellington, Hong Kong, New York, Chicago, Bonn, Osnabrück, Munich, Berlin, Würzburg, Vienna, Kortrijk, Turin, Seoul, Sydney and Melbourne.

Martin George


iammartingeorge.com

Martin George is represented by The Art Scouts Gallery in Berlin. He has been a practicing sculptor and engineer for over a decade, holding a Master of Fine Art from RMIT and a Bachelor of Engineering from Monash. Martin’s studio in the city of Knox produces public artworks, including more recently “In Transit”  and “Gold Bling” for (The city of Greater Dandenong), “Slumped Light pole #1, #2” (Botanic Gardens Albury), “Treasured” (Glenquarry Park Bowral), ”Enthalpy sucks” (Pallazzo ca’Zanardi).

Martin has exhibited in public art events such as the Lorne Biennale sculpturescape which he won in 2016, sculpture by the sea Bondi, MIFF and is one of a handful of young Australian artists to sell work directly through Mossgreen and Deutscher and Hackett auction houses. Martin has work in public and private collections and is a local fanboy of Immerse!

Dr Julie Cotter


juliecotter.com

Dr Julie Cotter is an Australian author and researcher. Her book, Tom Roberts and the Art of Portraiture, published by Thames & Hudson, was most recently short-listed for the prestigious 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Non-fiction. She presented and wrote a documentary for ABC television on the centenary Venice Biennale. She has lectured at Monash University and Federation University for the past twenty years in art history. She has recently been appointed to the position of Senior Manager, Victorian Cultural Collections for the Victorian Government.

Michael Graeves
Dr Michael Graeves
Martin George
Martin George
Julie Cotter
Dr Julie Cotter

People's Choice

The People's Choice Award - vote for your favourite artist for their chance to win $1,000. The artist with the most votes wins the prestigious award and will be announced on the Knox City Council Immerse website.

Voting closed on 11 December and the winner will be announced shortly.

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