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Published June 3rd 2019
See two new exhibitions opening end of June
Linden New Art is a public gallery that specialises in displaying new contemporary art.
The gallery opened to the public in 1986 and is situated in St Kilda. It is in a Victorian mansion and is a grand domestic building. It is a unique place to see, look around and discuss modern art. Linden New Art is a not-for-profit modern art gallery and is a small-to-medium gallery that's successfully matching the performance of galleries triple their size.
They have an annual exhibition program featuring work from artists across Australia and overseas. Their exhibitions change every eight weeks and are they have fascinating programs for visitors to learn about, discuss and question contemporary art. Opportunities to meet artists and curators are regular features of their programs. They also have workshops, children's activities, art talks and competitions with prizes.
Lucreccia Quintanilla does work that explores "structures of amplification, both natural and technological." Her business is concerned with the ranking of sounds that exist within the built and natural environments of Melbourne. She explores the sound installation of sculptural forms, and visitors will hear the differences between the sound and volume of bush animals. There will also be a big mixture of voices and cultural sounds that exist in contemporary Melbourne society.
This will be on 29th June 2019 and is entitled 'A Ripple and an Echo' and it will run till 1st September 2019. The opening night is 28th June and the address is 26 Ackland Street, St Kilda.
Lucreccia Quintanilla is an artist, writer and researcher at Monash University as a PhD candidate. Quintanilla has previously gained grants from Arts Victoria, the Australia Indonesia institute the National Gallery Women's Encouragement Award, as well as the Australian Postgraduate Award.
More recently she has been awarded the 2016 NAVA Sainsbury Sculpture grant. This enabled her to travel to The Banff Centre for Creativity in Banff, Canada. She has given talks on her work in Auckland, Chicago, New York, Berlin, Yogyakarta, Canada, Sydney and Melbourne where she is based.
Quintanilla has worked as an arts worker at Arts Project Australia. She has also lectured at Auckland University of Technology, Monash University as well as project managing the multilingual international publication Mapping South. She writes both alone and with others and has done this successfully.
We shall dance by the light of the moon, 2017 - Image: Leela Schauble
Another exhibition will be 'Mona Ruijs - Sympathetic Resonance'. This one will be held on 29th June to 1st September 2019. The opening night will be Friday 28th June.
Mona Ruijs creates and performs "sound baths and sound meditations featuring gongs."
Mona Ruijs is the founder of Sound Interventions and a gong practitioner trained by the College of Sound Healing in Devon, UK.
Mona did a dissertation titled 'Resonating gongs: The integration of gongs into sound therapy' with the music faculty at the London Metropolitan University. She has also studied with grand gong master Don Conreaux.
She currently works with a thirty-six-inch symphonic gong, thirty-two-inch mercury gong, twenty-two-inch Chinese sun gong, twenty-two-inch traditional Vietnamese gong, quartz crystal bowls, Himalayan singing bowls, a shruti box, and other sound tools!
Ruijs will create and record a new composition that anyone going to this exhibition can experience in the gallery. You can do this by either sitting or lying down to be enveloped in the sound and vibrations!
Sound baths have come about from the knowledge and practices of ancient civilisations in China, Egypt, Greece and India. They looked at the ideas of sound and its potential to be used as a form of self-healing. Sound bath participants often advise they get some powerful bodily sensations and meditative states. These are often accompanied by vivid imagery, visions and insights. Once a session is finished most people feel a deep sense of relaxation and connection to self.
At this exhibition, Ruijs will also perform live sound baths and sound meditations over the course of the exhibition.
For more information, click on the gallery's website.