Friday, December 6, 2013

Call out for Artworks, the Synergy Salon is on again!

The Synergy Salon is on again, its a great opportunity to support local artists and pick up an original artwork for Xmas at a bargain price. Join us next Saturday 14th Dec 3-5pm for the Art Sale in the Red Train at CERES. Show runs Dec 14th 2013 till February 2014!

Call for Artwork! Exhibit your art for FREE by becoming a member of Synergy Gallery Inc for 2014 ($50/$30 con PA) Artists bring in your art this Wed 11th - Fri 13th Dec, 12-3pm and Sat 14th Dec 12-2pm Ready to hang and labeled (name, title, medium and price including 25% commission) Any medium welcome, A3 size or under, max six pieces. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Synergy is 12 years old!

 What an amazing achievement Synergy Gallery is twelve years old! Well done to everyone involved over the years, what a fantastic contribution you have made to the arts and community. 

Our AGM and 12th Birthday picnic this Saturday 30th November from 3-5pm at our new home the Red Train at CERES. Please come along or consider becoming involved if you like.
We would love you to join us for bubbly and a nibble and if you would consider nominating for a position on our committee, that would be awesome! Your contribution would be very valuable, and assist the future of the gallery. Please contact us if you would like more information about any of these opportunities, there will be nomination and membership forms available on the day.
May we take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Synergy over the years, iys ben great to have you along for the ride :) 

Monday, September 30, 2013

Dancing in the Train

 Dance Interrogations performance by Dianne Reid

Here's your chance to expand your experience of dance and enjoy a dancing on a train.

Diane Reid brings her unique, site specific and engaging dance performance to the space of Synergy Gallery in the Red Train. Her work is cutting edge, contemporary dance, intimate and immediate, thought provoking and fresh. Originally performed at Edinburgh and Adelaide Fringe in 2012 and nominated Best Dance Adelaide Fringe 2012, 'Dance Interrogations is a boutique performance experience bringing the audience into forensic range of the body.' This piece has been re-interpreted for the space of the century old train carriage, now converted into an art gallery. This is the first dance piece to be performed in the space, which opened a year ago at CERES environment park in East Brunswick.

With performances Thursday till Saturday nights as part of the Melbourne Fringe and improvisations by some of Melbourne's best, as well as an exhibition of screen-based dance work during the day, there will plenty to see and engage with this Fringe festival.

Performances ($18/$13)
Thurs-Sat @ 7pm (45 mins)
3-5 Oct. Bookings
10-12 Oct. Bookings -

Screendance Exhibition (free)
Wed-Sat 2-12 Oct @ 1-4pm
Special Event (free)
The Little Con Express
A durational performance featuring
some of Melbourne’s best improvisers.
Sat 5 & 12 Oct. @ 11am - 4pm

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Horses and Houses photography show

Well Synergy is back after a break over Winter with two Fringe shows in the coming weeks.

Firstly, we will host works by Alicia Bee of her photography in an exhibition entitled Horses and Houses. These are playful and thoughtful images of urban and country horses agisted next to humans and their houses. In this her most recent body of work Alicia explores the relationship between humans and animals, the wild and the tame in us all and considers whether there is freedom found within ownership.

Opening this Wednesday 18th September, 6-8pm 
The exhibition continues till the 30th then travels to Belgrave as part of The End of the Line festival in November 2013

Hours: 17-22 Sept and 27-29 Sept 3.00pm - 7.00pm, 23-26 Sept 11.00am - 4.00pm.

The exhibition is aptly launched at Synergy Gallery, inside an old train carriage in the middle of our city based shared farm CERES, on Wednesday 18 September 2013 at 6.00pm.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Forest installation in the Red Train!

We hope you can join us this Saturday afternoon for the opening of this unique and immersive exhibition or stop by before and see its development. Artist Stefanie Robinson will weave materials throughout the train and create a space of nests, sticks and paper drops. Using found objects from landscapes of natural disasters, such as Japan after the Tsunami and country Victoria after the bushfires, she will transform the materials and the space.

Forest – An site specific Installation of Woven Nests and Textured Paper Drops in Synergy Gallery in the Red Train at CERES by Stefanie Robinson

Exhibition Opening Saturday 20th April 3pm Exhibition Dates 17-27 April 2013

Forest is an exploration into fragility, the strength and beauty in the fragile and the fragility of the human spirit.

Come and see artist Stefanie Robinson transform the train into a forest of layered hanging paper drops and woven nests. A vine has been woven into the roof and a gentle soundscape (by Glen Walton) will immerse you in this textural landscape. 

Stefanie Robinson artwork for Forest exhibition at Synergy Gallery 2013

“Each nest has its own story stemming from the place the rope was found and the shape it wanted to make. For example, ‘Tsunami’ has been woven from a piece of rope I found when in Japan with Polyglot Theatre at Minima Sanruki, and ‘Towts Road’ from wire left after a tyre was burnt in the Black Saturday fires. Not all the nests have such potent stories as these, but they all hold a story of a journey, an experience and a transformation. When hung with the paper drops they create a delicate world layered with stories. The nests are empty, but they resonate with memory and story.”  Stefanie Robinson “The installation is embedded in an old train, itself resonating with memories of journeys taken and filled with stories of passengers past.”

“What happens if the strands of self are woven around a dream ….and the dream dies?

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in your soul…..” (Emily Dickenson)

Stefanie Robinson is currently weaving the vine throughout the train and invites viewers to witness the development phase of this new work and discover how it will evolve and inhabit the space throughout the exhibition period. The exhibition opening will be held on Saturday 20th April at 3pm at Synergy Gallery in the Red Train at CERES environment park, East Brunswick, Victoria Australia and continues till 27th April, Wednesday - Sunday 11-4pm

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The CERES Series

Synergy Gallery are delighted to be hosting an exhibition entitled The CERES Series by Pol McMohan, artist in residence at CERES over the last year. This exhibition will opening this Saturday 2nd March from 3-9pm and the exhibition will continue till 23rd March, the date of the Harvest Festival.

The CERES Series 

An exhibition showcasing the artwork about Ceres by 2012 artist in residence Pol McMahon.

Over the last year Pol McMahon (aka Pol the painter) has been producing a series of paintings detailing the day to day life in the much loved CERES Environment Park, in Brunswick East, Victoria.

In 40 or so paintings, sketches and murals in which Pol has depicted a great deal of the site, featuring the café, festivals, school tours and wildlife. CERES is a large area (4 hectares) and the artist has found even a year has not been enough to cover everything. Over the next month Pol will continue the series while the exhibition continues displaying this collection of works to the public.

Pol McMohan is an artist who works with a range of recycled materials and distinctive artworks painted on metal. In a fresh, sensitive and joyful manner Pol records our environment, finding beauty in the urban setting and pairs that with recording of the life of the community in play, work and their social activities in daily life and at festivals and celebrations. Pol McMohan's art celebrates the joyful harmony between nature and humankind, even within an urban, modern environment.

Pol has exhibited works recording local areas, such as his exhibitions previously at Synergy Gallery displaying works of High St Northcote. He also produces small books documenting this work. In an effort to finish his “Little Book of Ceres”, profits from print and painting sales will go towards production of this record of the residency.

In addition of recording the CERES environment itself Pol will be displaying a number of works of the surrounding area such as radio 3RRR, Brunswick East Primary School (where he has been working with pupils on two large murals), High and Lygon Streets in the neighbouring areas.

Opening this Saturday March 2nd  3-9 pm at Synergy at CERES, in the Red Train beside the café at CERES. The exhibition will close after the CERES Harvest Festival, 23rd of March.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Steampunk Solar System

'Alchemy' Exhibition by Erno Berkovics Sanders

The exhibition, Alchemy, showcases the work of artist Erno Berkovics Sanders, who has created his own unique vision of our solar system from gold, brass, bronze lights and old machines parts. These steampunk style planet sculptures are formed from an array of recycled, found and re-purposed materials. Erno Berkovics Sanders is a reclusive mature artist, these ingenious sculptural works have never been seen by the public before

The artist has applied a certain alchemy to the challenges in his life and to these everyday materials, creating from discarded pieces these objects of wonder.

Erno Berkovics Sanders solar system includes Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Earth as well as the Sun and the Moon in Solid Bronze, Copper and Brass. Coloured lights adorn the sculptures as well as 24 Carat Gold guitar strings. These semi-functional sculptures light up and swivel on stands made of old fire hoses, using solid bronze gears from pastry mixers and pistons from a tea bag making machine.

Alchemy will be held at Synergy at CERES small works gallery in the hundred year old Red Train, from 6- 16 Feb.

We warmly invite you to the opening this Saturday night from 6-8pm.

EXHIBITION: Alchemy, Erno Birkovics Sanders
WHEN: 6 - 16 February, 2013
OPENING NIGHT: Saturday 9th Feb, 6-8pm
HOURS:  Wed - Sat, 10-4
WHERE: Synergy at CERES
Red Train, CERES Environment Park
Crn Roberts and Stewart Streets East Brunswick 3057