Louis Kahan Drawings

Barry Singleton Ceramics


Arnold Shore, Pioneer Modernist

5 September - 25 October 2009

This exhibition of paintings by distinguished painter, teacher and art critic Arnold Shore coincides with the launch of the first major published monograph on the artist by Dr Rob Haysom, Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts at Deakin University.

The Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum has had a long association, with the artist and his family. The Gallery has built up a small but significant body of the artist's works from all periods of his career, at a time when many public galleries were pursuing more fashionable or politically correct artists for their permanent collections. The publication and exhibition acknowledge that Arnold Shore was a great lyrical painter and a leader of the early modernist movement in Australian art.

The exhibition includes works on loan from the National Gallery of Victoria and private collections.

Arnold Shore
Bush (Mount Macedon)

Arnold Shore
The Circus

Arnold Shore
Bella Donna

Louis Kahan (1905-2002)

Drawings of Australian Artists

5 September - 25 October 2009

Donation of Lily Kahan 2008

Kahan was born in Vienna and worked in Paris from 1925. After service in World War 2 as a war artist he arrived in Australia in 1947. He became an established portraitist and stage designer as well as a painter and stained glass designer. His portrait drawings were widely published. He had many exhibitions and is represented in Australian and overseas collections.

Louis Kahan
Self Portrait

Barry Singleton - Recent Ceramics

5 September - 25 October 2009

As part of the 40th Anniversary of Victorian Ceramics Inc., the Gallery is featuring an exhibition of recent work by established local potter Barry Singleton. It is a further development of an exhibition of his work earlier this year at Skepsi on Swanston. The exhibition is complemented by the Gallery's excellent collection of Australian ceramics.