Carlisle Street Arts Space

Located just inside the main entrance of the St Kilda Town Hall, the Carlisle Street Arts Space (CSAS) presents a diverse exhibition program that encourages innovation in arts practice.

Carlisle Street Arts Space photograph courtesy Michael Kluge

Carlisle Street Arts Space (CSAS) is a versatile exhibition space with the capacity to present a range of visual arts practice. The City of Port Phillip aims to enhance the cultural vitality of the community by providing a balanced exhibition program, which incorporates exhibitions by local artists, community groups and works sourced from the Port Phillip City Collection (PPCC).

Carlisle Street Arts Space opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9.30 am to 4 pm.

Vista: Views from the Port Phillip City Collection

3 March to 31 March 2021

In 2020 the City of Port Phillip celebrated 40 years of collecting art by local artists. Dating from the 1860s, Vista draws together historical and contemporary artistic perspectives and features works that depict recognisable scenes and picturesque panoramas from around our city, unfamiliar views from other places; and landscapes constructed from the imagination.

Andrew Foster Untitled oil on board, 2021 

Andrew Foster: A Walk in the Park

8 April to 5 May 2021

Andrew Foster is fascinated by the inter-dependency between humans and dogs. His portraits of dogs and their humans give equal status, format and scale to each being and explore the idea of the family unit and the reciprocity of need and desire.

Foster also presents paintings depicting our beautiful local parks and significant trees. These open spaces were a haven for dogs and their humans during COVID 19 restrictions in 2020.

Exhibition opening: Thursday 8 April 2021
Meet the artist: Thursday 22 April 2021

Helen Philipp 14 Pieces raffia, paper twine, coated copper wire, cast iron tripods, enamel paint, varnish, found plastics, fishing line, 2020.

Helen Philipp: 14 Pieces

12 May to 9 June 2021

Helen Philipp’s woven sculpture is inspired by the vibrant colours and circular forms of sea creatures, in particular enlarged photographs of plankton. By integrating discarded plastics, collected from the St Kilda foreshore, Philipp alters the reading of her work, shining light on the critical issue of waste and its impact on marine ecosystem. She offers playful transformations of waste into art.

Exhibition opening: Thursday 13 May 2021
Meet the artist: Thursday 27 May 2021

Cindy Rodriguez and Stu Gallagher Cindalay still from stop motion animation, 2021

Cindy Rodriguez and Stu Gallagher: Cindalay

12 May to 9 June 2021

Cindalay is a stop motion animation about a seven-year-old girl who sets sail from St Kilda in an attempt to fight climate change. The exhibition includes a scale model set, puppets and a three-minute animation.

Exhibition opening: Thursday 13 May 2021
Meet the artists: Thursday 27 May 2021

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