Our Summer | Christmas exhibition continues our collaborations with contemporary makers by inviting, supporting and encouraging them to create ‘new works based on old objects.’
This year, The Johnston Collection has commissioned Melbourne-based artists and collectives to create and contribute to our annual Summer exhibition. Artists include:
Hannah Gartside | Hotham Street Ladies | Anita Mertzlin | Les Morgan | Barbara Porter | Robyn Rich | Dear Songsuwan from KAMI | The Bond Family | The Country Women's Association of Victoria Inc. | Adrien Trevillian.
The Johnston Collection encourages challenges to traditional making, thinking and practice through contemporary responses to the Collection, along with more customary responses that reflect historical techniques, materials and making. This exhibition offers an ‘inspired’ interpretation of the Collection.
We encourage you to book early for this popular exhibition-house tour. ‘Christmas at The Johnston Collection 18|19 is not to be missed.
The Johnston Collection acknowledges and thanks the following for their generous contributions and assistance with this project:
Barbara Porter’s work has been supported by the Australian Culinary Federation (Victorian chapter); Bakels; Triple F Foods, Warrnambool; and RACV (Melbourne)
Dear Songsuwan’s work has been supported by KAMI, Brunswick