Up from the Vaults: Antarctica

18 July 2019

In 2019, we continue our popular Up from the Vaults series. Throughout the year, the series will feature an in-depth look at art and objects from the University of Melbourne’s Cultural Collections, as seen through the lens of a subject expert from the University.

This month we’ll be venturing deep into the mysterious chill of Antarctica – and you’re invited to join the expedition.

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Performing Textiles

17 & 18 Aug; 24 & 25 Aug 2019

Performing Textiles is an exhibition featuring new work by Honours in Fine Art (Visual Art) students, exploring the interconnection between textile and performance in contemporary art, with fabric, fashion and the body investigated as both material force and form. Following a competitive selection process, ten student artists have developed new works engaging with the curatorial theme. Performing textiles is a collaboration between the Ian Potter Museum of Art and Faculty of Fine Art and Music, University of Melbourne.

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Play on: The art of sport / 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize

9 Dec 2017—3 Nov 2019

Play on: The art of sport celebrates 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize, the prestigious and distinctively Australian biannual exhibition that reflected upon one of our great national obsessions – sport.

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Exhibitions

Special Projects
Inside Out
4 May 2019 — 4 Dec 2019
Hannah Gartside 'Fall/Winter' 1986 (detail) 2018 found scarves, blouses and necklaces, electroplated found shoes and bag, thread, fans Courtesy the artist Photograph: Louis Lim
exhibition
Performing Textiles
17 Aug 2019 — 25 Aug 2019
Special Projects
Liam Gillick: Some significant equations, 2019
18 Apr 2019 — 2 Jun 2019
Clement Meadmore: The art of mid-century design installation view, Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne, 2018 Photograph: Christian Capurro
exhibition
Clement Meadmore: The art of mid-century design
20 Nov 2018 — 24 Mar 2019
Athanasius Kircher Musurgia universalis 1650 vol. 2, Rome: Francisci Corbelletti Rare Music, Special Collections, Baillieu Library, the University of Melbourne
exhibition
Eavesdropping
24 Jul 2018 — 28 Oct 2018
exhibition
State of the Union
24 Jul 2018 — 28 Oct 2018