McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery acknowledges the Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin nation as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we are placed. We extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past and present, and to all First Nations Peoples.
Haus Werk: The Bauhaus in contemporary art
24 November 2019 – 15 March 2020
Image: Jacqueline Stojanović, Grid III 2019. Courtesy the artist.
Jacqueline Stojanović: Concrete Fabric
Cube 37, Glass Cube Gallery, Frankston Arts Centre
Tuesday 26 November – Sunday 16 February
View 24/7 from the street front. Free Entry.
Vale Colin Simpson, McClelland Trustee 2019
McClelland Trustees, and Staff are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our valued Trustee Colin Simpson. Colin joined the Board of Trustees at McClelland in 2019. Bringing his enthusiasm for art, art education and its vital role in all our lives to our organisation. Colin will be greatly missed and we extend our sympathies to his wife Cathy and children Ava and Lewis and to his staff and colleagues and many young people he was responsible for over his significant career.
Colin Simpson is one of Australia’s leading arts educators and school leaders. He has worked at a number of public and independent schools, as an arts reviewer for The Bulletin magazine, as well as authoring significant secondary school texts such as Contemporary Art Post-1970 with Donald Williams. As principal of the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School from 2004-2016, Colin reformed the school and oversaw the construction of the award-winning building in Southbank, and created a consistently high performing school with an outstanding reputation. He is a leading Department of Education and Training Principal and has been selected as a High Performing Principal.
In 2009 Colin was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award at the Victorian Education Excellence Awards, and he was instrumental in setting up the City Edge Network of Schools. In 2012, he was nominated by the state through The Australian Awards for Outstanding Teaching and School Leadership as Australian Secondary Principal of the Year. Of late, he was appointed Foundation Principal of Richmond High School in 2018 and led the development and building of the school from concept to reality.