Montalto launches 'Contemplating Art'

CONTEMPLATING ART


 

Montalto is thrilled to partner with the incredible team at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery to present a brand new series of lunchtime events that deeply explore artists, and their art, in a relaxed environment overlooking the Montalto Sculpture Trail. Each event will showcase a renowned artist in conversation as they discuss the artist’s background, inspiration, techniques and work (both completed and upcoming) over a long lunch in The Restaurant at Montalto.


 

Montalto, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022, looks to share a moment out of the ordinary that nourishes the mind and body of all visitors to the estate. Partnering with the
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery for ‘Contemplating Art’ further enhances this nourishment by helping to make art more accessible to the broader community.


 

On Thursday 12th May, Montalto welcomes Patricia Piccinini in conversation with Danny Lacy (Gallery Director from MPRG) for the inaugural ‘Contemplating Art’ event. Patricia Piccinini is a Melbourne based artist who explores the frontiers of science and technology through her sculptures, photographs, video and installation.


Our second conversation will be with Hiromi Tango with Emma Burrows, on a soon to be scheduled date. Hiromi Tango is an established interdisciplinary artist, based in Northern New South Wales, Australia. Emma Burrows is a neuroscientist and change agent for equity in STEM. Together, they have recently launched an exhibit, Wheel at Science Gallery Melbourne. Part installation, part living lab, this human-sized rainbow hamster wheel explores how physical exercise can benefit our brain and protect us against mental health conditions.


Since the early 1990s, she has pursued an interest in the human form and its potential for manipulation and enhancement through bio-technological intervention. She is a crusader, getting joy from those things we know to be imperfect, for the values of compromise and community.


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For more information, or tickets to the above events:


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For more information about The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, the largest public gallery in the South East region of Melbourne, head to their website:


MPRG


 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please call, 10 AM - 4 PM 7 days a week:


PHONE US


 

Montalto and the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery acknowledge and pay respect to the
Bunurong / BoonWurrung people, the traditional custodians of these lands and waters.


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