News and Events

John Pastoriza Pinol: A Survey @ Pink (Midsumma Festival 2020)
22 January – 2 February 2020

Tacit once again turns PINK for Midsumma with gay and queer artists, from camp to erotic sexuality, from the challenging to the thoughtful, featuring high art, sexy bodies, dazzling objects and carnal urges for what is the most lavish Midsumma visual arts event. With its 11 exhibition spaces, Tacit Galleries is a new and inspiring curated venue empowering artists in the heart of Collingwood’s thriving art precinct.

Solo exhibitions from TJ Bateson, Shane McGowan, John Pastoriza-Piñol, David Lee Pereira, Michael O’Hanlon, Julian Rabl: and a group exhibition featuring, among others, Tim Craker, Evan Fowler, Ren Gregorcic, Maylei Hunt, Alun R Jones, Damon Kowarsky, KyleKM, Andy Leaf, Matto Lucas, Nathan Milner, Pansy Ass Ceramics, Alistair Richards, Matthew Schiavello, Ross Spirou, Launa Winship, Kiarash Zangeneh (AKA Kiarcher).

123a Gipps St, Collingwood, Vic 3066
T: 0423 323 188, E:
Wednesday – Sunday, 11am–5pm

For more info click here


Botanical Artist-in-Residence award at Oak Spring Estate in Virginia USA

John has been awarded the inaugural Botanical Artists in Residence award at Oak Spring Estate in Virginia USA. This 4 week residence (April 1-24 2020) includes access to a studio close to onsite accommodation where he can work on a project, either using material from the formal garden or from the broader 700-acre Oak Spring landscape. During the stay he will also be able to make appointments to spend time in the library which is full of books on plants, gardens, and landscapes, including many examples of spectacular botanical art.

OSGF is an operating foundation dedicated to sharing the gifts and ideas of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon. Its mission is to support and inspire fresh thinking and bold action on the history and future of plants, including the art and culture of plants, gardens and landscapes.

For more information: click here

Pleasure (29 November – 7 March 2020) RMIT Gallery

Pleasure presents the work of a diverse group of artists who use the body to celebrate joy, humour, flamboyance and the outrageous.

From decoration, embellishment and exaggeration to examinations of identity and beauty and its various interpretations, RMIT Gallery’s provocative new exhibition Pleasure (29 November – 7 March 2020) explores how artists and designers have used the body as a personal, provocative and at times political canvas from the flamboyant 1980s to contemporary times.

WARNING: Adult themes and content in some of the gallery spaces.

Join us at the opening night party – which will offer many surprises and pleasures… including DJ, performances and prizes for best outfit…this is an end of year celebration of the arts not to be missed.

Artists including: Rose Agnew, Robyn Beeche, Holly Block, Queenie Bon Bon, Gavin Brown, Penny Byrne, Frances Cannon, Nicholas Chilvers, Keith Clancy, Kate Clark, Ray Cooke, Peter Ellis, Dita Gambiro, Gerwyn Davies, Kate Durham with Moira Finucane, Rhett D’Costa, William Eicholtz, Leah Emery, Tarryn Gill, Judith Glover, Gun Shy, Mella Jaarsma, Kate Just, Lillian Grace Lee, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, David McDiarmid, Louise Meuwissen, Misklectic, Mossy 333 & Misklectic, Ciara Murphy, John Pastoriza-Pinol, Robert Pearce, Mithu Sen, Laksmi Shitaresmi, Cop Shiva, Vipoo Srivilasa, Christian Thompson, Peter Tully, TextaQueen, Wayan Upadana, VERMIN with Jenny Bannister, Jim White, William Yang, Paul Yore, Ah Xian, Preston Zly.

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3001