Madeleine Cruise & Ruby Pilven: The golden pantomime

For Ballarat-based artists Madeleine Cruise and Ruby Pilven, the process of creating artworks is as important as the artworks themselves – it is a daily necessity much like preparing and eating a meal.
In developing this collaborative exhibition, the two came together at the dining table to tell the stories of their lives – the table, set with a glittering array of vessels and painted objects, becomes a stage where domestic theatre plays out.
The golden pantomime is a showcase of artworks produced by Cruise and Pilven individually and in response to each other’s work. Pilven’s porcelain and stoneware ceramic pieces are based on both historical and imagined forms that act as storytellers and props from domestic and natural spaces. Likewise, Cruise’s interior paintings feature tableware and decorative objects that celebrate the ritual in everyday life.
The artists have also made a series of collaborative works with the common theme of still life as spectacle. These include lyrically painted ceramic pieces and small theatrical sets that reference the architecture of Ballarat, their shared home.

01 Aug 2020
02 Aug 2020
03 Aug 2020
04 Aug 2020
05 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
07 Aug 2020
08 Aug 2020
09 Aug 2020
10 Aug 2020
11 Aug 2020
12 Aug 2020
13 Aug 2020
14 Aug 2020
15 Aug 2020
16 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020
18 Aug 2020
19 Aug 2020
20 Aug 2020
21 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020
23 Aug 2020
24 Aug 2020
25 Aug 2020
26 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020
28 Aug 2020
29 Aug 2020
30 Aug 2020
31 Aug 2020
01 Sep 2020
02 Sep 2020
03 Sep 2020
04 Sep 2020
05 Sep 2020
06 Sep 2020
07 Sep 2020
08 Sep 2020
09 Sep 2020
10 Sep 2020
11 Sep 2020
12 Sep 2020
13 Sep 2020
14 Sep 2020
15 Sep 2020
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020
21 Sep 2020
22 Sep 2020
23 Sep 2020
24 Sep 2020
25 Sep 2020
26 Sep 2020
27 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
29 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
01 Oct 2020
02 Oct 2020
03 Oct 2020
04 Oct 2020
05 Oct 2020
06 Oct 2020
07 Oct 2020
08 Oct 2020
09 Oct 2020
10 Oct 2020
11 Oct 2020
12 Oct 2020
13 Oct 2020
14 Oct 2020
15 Oct 2020
16 Oct 2020
17 Oct 2020
18 Oct 2020
19 Oct 2020
20 Oct 2020
21 Oct 2020
22 Oct 2020
23 Oct 2020
24 Oct 2020
25 Oct 2020
26 Oct 2020
27 Oct 2020
28 Oct 2020
29 Oct 2020
30 Oct 2020
31 Oct 2020
01 Nov 2020
02 Nov 2020
03 Nov 2020
04 Nov 2020
05 Nov 2020
06 Nov 2020
07 Nov 2020
08 Nov 2020
09 Nov 2020
10 Nov 2020
11 Nov 2020
12 Nov 2020
13 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020
15 Nov 2020
16 Nov 2020
17 Nov 2020
18 Nov 2020
19 Nov 2020
20 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020
22 Nov 2020
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat Central 3350 Australia

Get directions

Madeleine Cruise & Ruby Pilven: The golden pantomime

40 Lydiard St N, Ballarat Central VIC 3350 Australia

Get directions