September 16, 2019
Inside Out is a year-long program that invites you to shift your experience of the Potter by exploring the artistic opportunities that exist both inside and outside of our galleries. The Potter is taking Inside Out to the Mornington Peninsula – because what better way to encourage dialogue and debate than through art, wine and an idyllic setting. Their intention? To give you the opportunity to engage with art and ideas outside of the usual context of the gallery space.
This spring, you’ll have the chance to celebrate food, wine and art via two unique hand-on workshops held at Montalto in Red Hill. The workshops will begin with sparkling rosé in the garden and finish with a relaxed shared lunch in Montalto’s Piazza, overlooking the estate’s impressive sculpture trail and vines.”
Minna Gilligan works primarily with painting, drawing and collage. Her practice speaks of fleeting, personal encounters with the past and present, and manifests in a tumultuous reconciliation of both. Her works are playgrounds of colour, often inhabited by lone protagonists trapped in states of longing, sadness or exhalation.
Though her paintings reference 1960s/ ‘70s psychedelia and evoke a nostalgic romanticism – with lone women floating in technicolor dreams – her work is a temporal, existing in a utopian space of imagery filtered through the digital realm.
Minna Gilligan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts. She has held solo exhibitions at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Castlemaine Art Museum, Daine Singer, Melbourne Art Fair, Spring 1883, West Space, TCB Art Inc, Rear View and Dudspace (Melbourne) and participated in group exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne), National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Heide Museum of Art (Melbourne), Alt Space (New York), Ontario College of Art and Design (Canada), Space 15 Twenty (Los Angeles), PICA (Perth), Spring 1883 (Sydney), Papermill ARI (Sydney), and in Melbourne at Knight Street Art Space, TCB Art Inc, George Paton Gallery and Gilligan Grant Gallery.
Gilligan has published three books: Time After Time (Hardie Grant Australia/ Rizzoli New York, 2015), Poems, Prayers and Promises (commissioned by the National Gallery of Victoria, 2015), and So Far (Bywater Bros, Canada, 2016). Gilligan has been a studio artist at Gertrude Contemporary and her work is in the National Gallery of Australia and Deakin University collections. As part of the band Pamela, she has performed at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Daine Singer (Melbourne), Darren Knight Gallery (Sydney) and the Ian Potter Museum of Art (Melbourne).