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Art exhibitions

Art exhibitions

We support local artists by regularly exhibiting their artwork at community facilities and offering art programs through local neighbourhood and community houses.

International Women’s Day Photography Exhibition – No woman left behind

International Women’s Day is an annual global event held on March 8. It celebrates the achievements of women and highlights the work still to be done in the journey to gender equity.

To celebrate International Women’s Day in 2018, we’re holding a photography exhibition to showcase and celebrate the lives of our local girls and women.


We invite anyone to submit a photo that captures women and girls – the ordinary, the extraordinary, in action, in portrait – whatever you like.

What makes our local women tick? What do they love? What do they do?

Who can participate?

Photographers of all ages, all abilities and all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply but you must live, work or be otherwise connected to our communities here in the City of Whittlesea.

The exhibition is fully accessible, providing a free space for all local established, amateur or novice photographers to exhibit their work. You will receive the professional print of your work at the end of the exhibition as a gift.

Important dates

  • Entries close: Wednesday 7th February 2018 (midnight)
  • Exhibition Opening:Thursday 8th March 2018 10.30am – 11.30am
  • Exhibition ends: Friday 15th March 2018 at 4pm
  • Community Festival: Sunday 17th March 2018 (TBC)
  • Exhibition touring Libraries: Wednesday 21st March 2018 – Friday 27th April 2018 (TBC)

How to apply


We will also accept hard copy applications – please contact us on 9217 2037 or email to obtain a form.

All applicants will be notified to confirm if works have been selected for the exhibition.

Contact us

For more information please email or call 9217 2037.

The Art of John Borrack

Celebrating The John and Gillian Borrack Federation Bequest

I see my painting as a celebration of the natural world and its wonders that are all around us. The beauty of nature has always been a catalyst for my work, as have the great masters of painting. In all of this, I see a spiritual significance – a sort of tuning in or communion with a Higher Order.

John Borrack, In Praise of Landscape: The Art of John Borrack by Lucy Grace Ellem, p. 239.


One of Australia’s finest landscape artists, John Borrack invites us to look at and reflect on the history and transformation of our ancient land, the Australian landscape. On one level, this significant collection of paintings is a record of human intervention in the Plenty Valley region; on another, it represents an insight into the artist’s stylistic development through forty paintings created over a period of forty years, from 1961 to 2000. This collection is also about a narrative, a human story of an artist who dedicated his life to observing the landscape and interpreting it.  Borrack’s paintings depict his affinity with the land, painted in watercolour and gouache en plein air (meaning ‘painted outdoors’) - they capture the moods of nature.

John Borrack’s deep connection to the Plenty Valley region stems from his ancestral roots. His mother, Augusta Caroline Borrack, was a descendant of the Ziebell family, pioneers who established the Ziebell Farmhouse in Thomastown in the 1850’s. The artist’s childhood experiences of country life and exposure to the beauty of the land were firmly imprinted in his memories and visual sensibilities, providing him with a lifetime of rich subject matter to explore in his art.

Learn more about John Borrack.

Artwork: John BORRACK

Cravens Road, Mernda

1987 Mernda, Melbourne