Space 22, an artist-run gallery in Ballarat, is rocketing into new frontiers with the launch of its first exhibition for the year, Orbit 2011. Celebrating the gallery’s beginnings after their inaugural show Launch@22 twelve months ago, Orbit has more than 50 local artists represented, and more than 80 small works (30x30x30cms) displayed. Oil, watercolour and acrylic works, along with prints, many fine drawings and ceramics, and three-dimensional pieces feature in the exhibition.
Principal curator, Debbie Hill, said that she was pleased to see Ballarat artists of the calibre of Loris Button, Peter and Janine Pilven, Ros Lawson, Duncan Lannan, and Olga Fox exhibiting alongside promising students from the Arts Academy, and other emerging artists who are now becoming familiar names in the Ballarat arts scene. “Another pleasing feature of this exhibition,” she said, “is that a few of the exhibitors are artists returning to their art after a period away from this field of work. We also welcome a number of first-time exhibitors at Space 22.”
It has been a successful twelve months for the gallery with exhibitions for 14 individual artists in one and two person shows, and a large number of other artists in group shows throughout 2010. Not a bad effort considering Space 22 is run by a small group of volunteers on a not-for-profit basis.
Orbit 2011 is on at Space 22, 22 Main Road, Ballarat. It runs from Thursday 21 January to Sunday 6 February, opening Saturday 22 January, 3–5 pm. Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday, 12–5 pm.
Exhibition Proposals/Expressions of Interest
Space 22 aims to encourage and support local artists by providing a quality exhibition venue, with no commission fees. The gallery is now accepting exhibition proposals/expressions of interest for 2011. Application forms and contact details can be found on the Space 22 blog at space22ballarat.wordpress.com. Exhibitions are held on a three-weekly rotation and applications will be accepted on an on-going basis.