Monthly Archives: October 2014

Spotted at Geelong Station: BBB Arts Train

This morning, the BBB Arts train pulled into Deakin Waterfront Station where proud owner Vicki Clissold explained the concept to fans at the CATE@thesmelter launch exhibition.

Vicki Clissold and Arty the engine

The BBB Art Train is here!
The BBB Art Train is here!

Ms Clissold explained that each carriage will carry the work of a single artist and that the train moves within Victoria, visiting small and large towns and cities and even small rail sidings.  This allows people from all walks of life to experience the best in art on a semi-regular basis.

As previously reported, the BBB Art Train will visit CATE@ thesmelter to coincide with the simultaneous opening of the CATE Museum and the under-channel rail link from Avalon Airport.

“I am delighted to present the train at CATE,” Ms Clissold stated.  “I am a long-term Geelong resident, and use the local environment for inspiration in my own art.”

Vicki Clissold’s mixed media painting Griffiths Bookstore was shortlisted for the Geelong Contemporary Art Prize 2014, and is on display at the Geelong Art Gallery until 23rd November.


близнец: Bliznits for inaugural CATE blockbuster

Maddison Finlay, Artistic Director of CATE is delighted to announce that близнец (Bliznits) will create the opening exhibition for CATE, running from January 1st to March 30th, 2016.

This is in conjunction with the launch of several of CATE’s commissioned sculptural works.

This internationally acclaimed collaboration by Kazakhsti twins, Anastasya and Svetlana includes new projections created especially for CATE.

Watch a Bliznets sample film, Vierte Dimension,  which will be running at the launch of CATE here:

Billionaire to launch CATE: Richard Cranberry in Geelong

Sir Richard Cranberry, sponsor of CATE, who gave $500,000,000 so CATE has become a reality, is flying in to launch CATE tomorrow evening.

As the Point Henry Alcoa site is still in use by Alcoa, the launch is to be at the Project Space, Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Geelong, from 6 to 8pm.   (The Project Space is in the Sally Walker Building, on the corner of Cunningham Street and The Esplanade.)

richard C photoSir Richard at the 2014 Academy Award ceremony

Sir Richard is a philanthropist who, apart from his generous support of CATE, has founded Opera in the Arctic and The Battersea Power Station Modern Art Gallery.