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YOU ARE INVITED TO THE  THE OUTSIDE GALLERY EXHIBITION LAUNCH OF

WILD WEST by ROB MANCINI

WILD WEST is a large graphic installation of eleven light boxes at Paine Reserve Newport. It celebrates survival and tenacity and also highlights the vulnerability of the local bird life in our unique industrial, urban and seaside landscape. These works by Rob Mancini have been set free from the gallery to fly for several months at The Outside Gallery where they can be viewed during the day and glowing at night. 

We invite you to join us for this free event on the evening of

Friday 18 March from 6:30 – 7:30pm

at Newport Bowls Club, 4 Market Street, Newport
as we launch these works live along with an artist talk.

You may like to book a table and enjoy some dinner during the launch, and afterwards join us for a group photo in front of the exhibition.

Following the artist talk you will be able to view the images and read accompanying artist's notes on this website.

This exhibition is free and the images will light up every night at The Outside Gallery from Friday 18 March until September 2022. 


> See the artworks

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SEA FLOWERS AND SEA STORIES

> Watch the film

This art installation was on show at the Williamstown water’s edge in February 2022 with 14 Sea Flowers floating in the water with the Melbourne city skyline in the background.

An original soundscape accompanied the installation. Click here to listen to the sound track which reveals music and a host of voices telling stories about this spot, the sea as a place and what it means to people locally. Discover what’s under the water, who travelled over the water to get to this spot, and how the water in this area has been a source of renewal during difficult times. Also find out how these floating artworks were created and installed!

The Sea Flowers and Sea Stories was initiated by Donna Jackson of Hubcap Productions through a Hobsons Bay City Council, Make it Happen. Recovery and Reconnection Grant.

Sea Flowers by Sandra Lancaster was first commissioned by Ten Days on the Island 2007.

This version of Sea Flowers has been built from the original mould by Tony Mead of Industrial Art Signs and installed and anchored by Greg Blunt of Blunt Boat Builders.

The installation is accompanied by an original sound track by composer James Henry featuring the voices and stories of local residents, collected and recorded by Jennifer Lund.

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ART & INDUSTRY FESTIVAL 2022

Planning is underway for AIF22!
It may be BIG, it may be small, but we plan to be back November 2022!
Please contact us if you have ideas or would like to be involved:
info@artandindustryfestival.com.au

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SEE OUR FILMS AND PODCASTS HERE:

FILMS
• Industrial Fashion 2020 
• Song Series 
• AIF20 

SHORT FILMS
• Welcome to Spotswood by Heather van Heerwaarden 
• The Butcher by Chris Downey
• Homeward Bound by Emma Buglisi
• Talking Hands by Emma Buglisi
• Glow by Chris Downey 
• Moving Parts by Kiralee Greenhalgh 
• The Birds and the Beers by Emma Buglisi 
• Shimmer by Heather van Heerwaarden 
• Sea Legs by Heather van Heerwaarden 

PODCASTS
•  Secrets of Being An Artist 
•  The Bridge 

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CATCH UP ON PAST FESTIVALS

AIF 2016
• Program
• Short film

AIF 2018
• Program
• Short film
• Industrial Fashion
• Newport Project

AIF 2020
• Program
• Short film

• Industrial Fashion
• Song Series