Georges Méliès
A trip to the moon (Le voyage
dans la lune) (still, detail)  1902
black and white; silent
Duration 00:10:19
Australian Centre for the
Moving Image, Melbourne

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Mikala Dwyer, Michael Light, Steven Rendall, Susan Norrie and William Kentridge
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by NASA Washington DC 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Louise Weaver
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon 
installation view, featuring work by Katie Paterson
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon
installation view, featuring works by Lesley Dumbrell, Janet Dawson, Marion Borgelt and Catherine Rogers
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Ernest Smith, Godfrey Miller, Charles Blackman, Clarice Beckett and Godfrey Miller
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

Claire Humphries
A fraction of a small distance  2017
hand-burnished linocut with sand-blasted glass; edition 4/10, unique state
Geelong Gallery
Ursula Hoff Institute award, 2017

Damiano Bertoli
Whiteys on the Moon (Sadie and Caballero)  2008
lustre print
Courtesy of the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne

Georges Méliès
A trip to the moon (Le voyage
dans la lune) (still, detail)  1902
black and white; silent
Duration 00:10:19
Australian Centre for the
Moving Image, Melbourne

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Mikala Dwyer, Michael Light, Steven Rendall, Susan Norrie and William Kentridge
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by NASA Washington DC 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Louise Weaver
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon 
installation view, featuring work by Katie Paterson
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon
installation view, featuring works by Lesley Dumbrell, Janet Dawson, Marion Borgelt and Catherine Rogers
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Ernest Smith, Godfrey Miller, Charles Blackman, Clarice Beckett and Godfrey Miller
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

Claire Humphries
A fraction of a small distance  2017
hand-burnished linocut with sand-blasted glass; edition 4/10, unique state
Geelong Gallery
Ursula Hoff Institute award, 2017

Damiano Bertoli
Whiteys on the Moon (Sadie and Caballero)  2008
lustre print
Courtesy of the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne

Georges Méliès
A trip to the moon (Le voyage
dans la lune) (still, detail)  1902
black and white; silent
Duration 00:10:19
Australian Centre for the
Moving Image, Melbourne

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Mikala Dwyer, Michael Light, Steven Rendall, Susan Norrie and William Kentridge
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by NASA Washington DC 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Louise Weaver
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon 
installation view, featuring work by Katie Paterson
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon
installation view, featuring works by Lesley Dumbrell, Janet Dawson, Marion Borgelt and Catherine Rogers
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Ernest Smith, Godfrey Miller, Charles Blackman, Clarice Beckett and Godfrey Miller
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

Claire Humphries
A fraction of a small distance  2017
hand-burnished linocut with sand-blasted glass; edition 4/10, unique state
Geelong Gallery
Ursula Hoff Institute award, 2017

Damiano Bertoli
Whiteys on the Moon (Sadie and Caballero)  2008
lustre print
Courtesy of the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne

Georges Méliès
A trip to the moon (Le voyage
dans la lune) (still, detail)  1902
black and white; silent
Duration 00:10:19
Australian Centre for the
Moving Image, Melbourne

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Mikala Dwyer, Michael Light, Steven Rendall, Susan Norrie and William Kentridge
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by NASA Washington DC 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Louise Weaver
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon 
installation view, featuring work by Katie Paterson
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon
installation view, featuring works by Lesley Dumbrell, Janet Dawson, Marion Borgelt and Catherine Rogers
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Ernest Smith, Godfrey Miller, Charles Blackman, Clarice Beckett and Godfrey Miller
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

Claire Humphries
A fraction of a small distance  2017
hand-burnished linocut with sand-blasted glass; edition 4/10, unique state
Geelong Gallery
Ursula Hoff Institute award, 2017

Damiano Bertoli
Whiteys on the Moon (Sadie and Caballero)  2008
lustre print
Courtesy of the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne

Georges Méliès
A trip to the moon (Le voyage
dans la lune) (still, detail)  1902
black and white; silent
Duration 00:10:19
Australian Centre for the
Moving Image, Melbourne

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Mikala Dwyer, Michael Light, Steven Rendall, Susan Norrie and William Kentridge
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by NASA Washington DC 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Louise Weaver
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon 
installation view, featuring work by Katie Paterson
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon
installation view, featuring works by Lesley Dumbrell, Janet Dawson, Marion Borgelt and Catherine Rogers
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Ernest Smith, Godfrey Miller, Charles Blackman, Clarice Beckett and Godfrey Miller
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

Claire Humphries
A fraction of a small distance  2017
hand-burnished linocut with sand-blasted glass; edition 4/10, unique state
Geelong Gallery
Ursula Hoff Institute award, 2017

Damiano Bertoli
Whiteys on the Moon (Sadie and Caballero)  2008
lustre print
Courtesy of the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne

Georges Méliès
A trip to the moon (Le voyage
dans la lune) (still, detail)  1902
black and white; silent
Duration 00:10:19
Australian Centre for the
Moving Image, Melbourne

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Mikala Dwyer, Michael Light, Steven Rendall, Susan Norrie and William Kentridge
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by NASA Washington DC 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Louise Weaver
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon 
installation view, featuring work by Katie Paterson
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon
installation view, featuring works by Lesley Dumbrell, Janet Dawson, Marion Borgelt and Catherine Rogers
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Ernest Smith, Godfrey Miller, Charles Blackman, Clarice Beckett and Godfrey Miller
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

Claire Humphries
A fraction of a small distance  2017
hand-burnished linocut with sand-blasted glass; edition 4/10, unique state
Geelong Gallery
Ursula Hoff Institute award, 2017

Damiano Bertoli
Whiteys on the Moon (Sadie and Caballero)  2008
lustre print
Courtesy of the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne

Georges Méliès
A trip to the moon (Le voyage
dans la lune) (still, detail)  1902
black and white; silent
Duration 00:10:19
Australian Centre for the
Moving Image, Melbourne

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Mikala Dwyer, Michael Light, Steven Rendall, Susan Norrie and William Kentridge
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by NASA Washington DC 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Louise Weaver
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon 
installation view, featuring work by Katie Paterson
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon
installation view, featuring works by Lesley Dumbrell, Janet Dawson, Marion Borgelt and Catherine Rogers
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Ernest Smith, Godfrey Miller, Charles Blackman, Clarice Beckett and Godfrey Miller
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

Claire Humphries
A fraction of a small distance  2017
hand-burnished linocut with sand-blasted glass; edition 4/10, unique state
Geelong Gallery
Ursula Hoff Institute award, 2017

Damiano Bertoli
Whiteys on the Moon (Sadie and Caballero)  2008
lustre print
Courtesy of the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne

Georges Méliès
A trip to the moon (Le voyage
dans la lune) (still, detail)  1902
black and white; silent
Duration 00:10:19
Australian Centre for the
Moving Image, Melbourne

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Mikala Dwyer, Michael Light, Steven Rendall, Susan Norrie and William Kentridge
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by NASA Washington DC 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Louise Weaver
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon 
installation view, featuring work by Katie Paterson
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon
installation view, featuring works by Lesley Dumbrell, Janet Dawson, Marion Borgelt and Catherine Rogers
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Ernest Smith, Godfrey Miller, Charles Blackman, Clarice Beckett and Godfrey Miller
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

Claire Humphries
A fraction of a small distance  2017
hand-burnished linocut with sand-blasted glass; edition 4/10, unique state
Geelong Gallery
Ursula Hoff Institute award, 2017

Damiano Bertoli
Whiteys on the Moon (Sadie and Caballero)  2008
lustre print
Courtesy of the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne

Georges Méliès
A trip to the moon (Le voyage
dans la lune) (still, detail)  1902
black and white; silent
Duration 00:10:19
Australian Centre for the
Moving Image, Melbourne

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Mikala Dwyer, Michael Light, Steven Rendall, Susan Norrie and William Kentridge
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by NASA Washington DC 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Louise Weaver
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon 
installation view, featuring work by Katie Paterson
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon
installation view, featuring works by Lesley Dumbrell, Janet Dawson, Marion Borgelt and Catherine Rogers
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Ernest Smith, Godfrey Miller, Charles Blackman, Clarice Beckett and Godfrey Miller
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

Claire Humphries
A fraction of a small distance  2017
hand-burnished linocut with sand-blasted glass; edition 4/10, unique state
Geelong Gallery
Ursula Hoff Institute award, 2017

Damiano Bertoli
Whiteys on the Moon (Sadie and Caballero)  2008
lustre print
Courtesy of the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne

Georges Méliès
A trip to the moon (Le voyage
dans la lune) (still, detail)  1902
black and white; silent
Duration 00:10:19
Australian Centre for the
Moving Image, Melbourne

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Mikala Dwyer, Michael Light, Steven Rendall, Susan Norrie and William Kentridge
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by NASA Washington DC 
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Louise Weaver
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon 
installation view, featuring work by Katie Paterson
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

The Moon
installation view, featuring works by Lesley Dumbrell, Janet Dawson, Marion Borgelt and Catherine Rogers
Photographer: Andrew Curtis

The Moon 
installation view, featuring works by Ernest Smith, Godfrey Miller, Charles Blackman, Clarice Beckett and Godfrey Miller
Photographer: Mark Ashkanasy

Claire Humphries
A fraction of a small distance  2017
hand-burnished linocut with sand-blasted glass; edition 4/10, unique state
Geelong Gallery
Ursula Hoff Institute award, 2017

Damiano Bertoli
Whiteys on the Moon (Sadie and Caballero)  2008
lustre print
Courtesy of the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne


The Moon

15 June to 01 September 2019

20 July 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing and the first steps taken on the lunar surface by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. This exhibition was programmed to coincide with this significant milestone, and brought together artistic responses to the celestial body that orbits the Earth.

For centuries artists from many cultures have been inspired by the Moon, the most prominent feature of our night sky. The exhibition included historical works created when the Moon could only be viewed from afar, works from the era of the 1960s space race, and more contemporary responses informed by the imagery and scientific knowledge acquired through space exploration.

Just as the Moon itself can be viewed from multiple vantage points from the Earth, works in the exhibition were located throughout the galleries. Links with literature, film, music and science were also explored, highlighting the Moon’s capacity to engender creativity and inquiry.  

Across five key exhibition themes, The Moon invited new engagement with, and provided new perspectives on, this enigmatic celestial body that we all see and are influenced by.

Events

Learn Space—Destination Moon
15 June to 1 September

Drop-in tours—The Moon
Each Saturday and Sunday

Floortalk—The Moon
This event took place on Saturday 22 June

First Friday: Lisa Sullivan—The Moon
This event took place on Friday 5 July

Eye spy art adventures for wee ones—the light of the Moon
These events took place on Monday 8 July

Eye spy art adventures—the lunar phase
These events took place on Tuesday 9 July

Claymation—voyage to the Moon
This event took place on Thursday 11 July

Afterhours—Waning Moon
This event took place on Friday 19 July, from 5.30pm

Pop-up planetarium—special anniversary celebration
This event took place on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 July

Lyndal Jones—Gardening on Mars—Writing & Concepts lecture
This event took place on Thursday 25 July

First Friday: Dr Wendy Haslem—from Méliès to new media
This event took place on Friday 2 August

Talking art—viewing The Moon
This event took place on Thursday 15 August

Family Fun Day—reading is my secret power
This event took place on Sunday 18 August

Creative conversation—Senior Curator, Lisa Sullivan, Janet Dawson and Luke Parker
This event took place on Saturday 24 August

New Moon—trivia night
This event took place on Friday 30 August