Beyond the Opening is a public record of recent outstanding Australian and European exhibitions we attend. The interests of the authors are linked to an art advisory service that specializes in the establishment, curation and installation of private art collections for residential and commercial display. Based in Geelong, Australia, we currently service Melbourne and the Surf Coast to ensure your art accurately reflects your values and vision.

Historical artworks can help to put context around contemporary art. To view a concise yet comprehensive collection of western art from the Renaissance to the turn of last century, make time to visit the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. Displayed here are works by...

/ the shift from medium specificity [alternative title]

It is a rare treat to experience two series of works by the same artist in the same location. Mestrom’s exhibitions are a sophisticated investigation into art history, human civilisation and feminism using a range...

/ the relevance of still life paintings [alternative title]

A culmination of over 60 years investigating form, light in the landscape, and still life, this exhibition is a seamless development of Jackman’s oeuvre. The exquisite works she has produced here testify to her...

February 8, 2018

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The video artwork starring an upside down pigeon displayed in ALPHA60’s shop window on Flinders Lane is an absolute delight. Amongst all the important bustle this gorgeous piece made complete sense and brought imme...

January 17, 2018

In a sea of grey buildings Kitching boldly tackles our cultural attitude towards the Australian bush. In this series he depicts the placement of the bush in our cultural psyche and it is distinctly separate from ourselves. Divided by a veranda, screen, awning, or fence...

Shrouded in minimalism the simplistic presentation of this work belies a sophisticated and deeply considered observation of the world we live in today. Luke explores our relationship to screens, observes the changing television unit in our home and reflects on our desi...

October 13, 2017

The contrast between Fred Williams and Mark Dober’s work is exhilarating. Fred finds beauty and rhythm in a drought stricken sunburnt country, whilst in the gallery next door Mark immerses us in a lush tangle of vegetative growth. These two exhibitions share many commo...

September 22, 2017

Reflecting 15 years of investigation into ‘the Australian experience’, this exhibition boldly reflects a question ruminated by contemporary Australia: who do we want to be? TextaQueen challenges colonial attitudes towards whiteness, exoticism, and multiculturalism, osc...

July 24, 2017

This space has energy, a vibe, it is good, and it’s worth every moment getting there to soak it up. Boom Gallery is a destination. The exhibition of Jiri, Isobel and Natalie’s work is polished in every aspect. Although the subject matter of each artist is seemingly dis...

I realise the colonial prints I’ve been looking at are a part of this exhibition. They are the primary subject these two contemporary artists have been asked to respond to, and the response of each is from their relative cultural position, from both the past and presen...

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