9 to 26 January
30 Jan to 14 Feb
20 Feb to 8 March
13 to 28 March
3 to 18 April
Parks Victoria, Friends of Herring Island and the five groups welcome your interest in Herring Island. Access to this island in the Yarra is from Como landing near Williams Road, Toorak. Parks Victoria's punt service will operate throughout the Summer Arts Festival. In the winter you will need your own boat or contact Melbourne River Cruises to gain access to the landing on the Burnley side of the island. Melbourne River Cruises is also offering transport between Southbank and Herring Island during the festival - you can contact them on (03) 8610 2600.More news about the festival and the people that make it happen is on our news blog page: http://hisafnews.blogspot.com/
For more information about access and the permanent sculpture collection check Parks Victoria's Herring Island page.
Robert Lee inspecting Ellen José's Tanderrum
Ceramics Victoria Cvinc
Australia Day activities include artists' demonstrations in the courtyard, self guided walks of Herring Island (free brochures/maps available from the gallery), perfect weather and the perfect opportunity for a picnic in treasured bushland.
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival thanks the Australia Day Committee (Victoria) for their support for our Australia Day program.
Association of Sculptors of Victoria [ASV]
opening 12-2pm on 30 January, the exhibition is open from 12 noon to 4:45 pm each Saturday and Sunday
An exhibition of smaller sculpture much of it reflective of the environment and the history of Herring Island.
Demonstration events will occur during the show, and the exhibition will be “sat” by the exhibiting artists – so this will be a great time to see their latest work and talk to them about their inspiration.
Contact: Jenny Rickards 0418 971 897Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc... [CAS Inc..}
opening 12-2pm on 20 February, the exhibition is open from 12:00pm to 4:45 pm each Saturday and Sunday and Labour Day.
See interpretations of the natural world in painting, photography, works on paper & sculpture, by a wide range of Australian contemporary artists. A range of the exhibiting artists will be present throughout the exhibition, to talk about the works.
Details contact: Cressida Fox 0407 059 194
There may be the opportunity to visit the exhibition during the week. Inquiries should be directed to Koorie Heritage Trust exhibition manager,Maree Clarke.
Contact Photography Studies College 03 9682 3191
The Herring Island Summer Arts Festival is run with the support of Parks Victoria.