November 2017 Listings

Art Almanac is the essential guide to Australia’s art galleries – a monthly magazine listing the exhibition schedules of over 550 art galleries throughout Australia, packaged in an easy-to-use format, supported by a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Melbourne art galleries and their November 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.

Federation Square CBD

Art at St Francis
Contemporary Art
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-2495.
Contact: Brigitte Remmen.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
Nov 14 to Dec 11 RedScapes – an exhibition of infrared photography by David Jacobs.

The Art of Dr. Seuss
presented by Harvey Galleries, Block Arcade
The Block Arcade, 19-18/282 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 6.00, Fri 10.00 to 7.00, Sat 10.00 to 6.00, Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Authorised editions from the Seuss Estate.

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8663-2200.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Cage me a Peacock
Room 707, Nicholas Building,
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
Fri 12.00 to 6.30, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon-Thurs by appt.

Glow Studios – Pop-up Exhibition
19 Ireland Street, West Melbourne 3003
Nov 30 to Dec 10 (opening Thurs Nov 30, 6-8pm) Music of the Infinite a solo exhibition of abstract Touchpaintings and Soundpaintings by ten year old Aelita Andre presenting new works and selected works from the Russian Museum. Andre will give a live performance of her Soundpainting and Touchpainting during the opening night event.

Photograph of Aelita Andre by Nikka Kalashnikova, 2017

Hub Furniture
63 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9652-1222.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.30, Sun closed.
Nov 2 to Dec 7 Close Distance limited-edition fine art prints by Sophie Westerman. Read more…

Sophie Westerman, Close Distance series, 2017, multi-plate aquatint on paper, 56 x 76cm

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8622-2600.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 26 Gallery 1: Intertwined a new commission by Lisa Waup with feather and fibre works from the Koorie Heritage Trust Collection.

Lisa Waup, untitled, 2017, work in progress, mixed media

Gallery 2: Balla-wein bloomtime a sculptural installation by artist-in-residence, Jenny Crompton.

Jenny Crompton, Balla-wein bloomtime (detail), 2017, recycled copper wire, cast resin, roo bones emu feathers, gull feathers and quills, seaweed beads & enamel paint 

Lesley Kehoe Galleries
Ground Floor, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9671-4311.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
To Nov 30 The Big Bang Symphony by Tanabe Takeshi.
Dec 5 to Jan 31, 2018 Contemporary Art Jewellery. Presented in conjunction with CAJ Kyoto.

Tanabe Takeshi, Locus of Time III (public sculpture), stainless steel and granite, 241 x 1,245 x 280cm

Media House Gallery, The Age
655 Collins Street (opp. Southern Cross Station), Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Fri 7am to 7pm, closed weekends and public holidays.
To Dec 7 de/pict – Photography Studies College (Melbourne) On Show. An extensive exhibition of photographs showcasing the work of 25 students and graduates from’ only tertiary institution specialising exclusively in photography. The individual photographs highlight the award-winning PSC’s unique specialised learning environment, aimed at developing excellence with a distinctive hands-on approach to photography. Admission Free. Contact: 0418-357-814.

Anthony Mayze, Portrait #1 – 2, 2017, inkjet print, 76 x 91cm

Sophie Reid, There’s nothing to be afraid of, 2016, inkjet print, 76 x 91cm

Agata Mayes, Inside the Mind #2, 2015, inkjet print, 76.2 x 76.2cm

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2017
at Federation Square
Cnr Swanston and Flinders streets, Melbourne 3000.
Nov 13 to 27, 2017 finalists exhibition.
The prize and award winners will be announced Nov 15. Read more…

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2017 Winner: Daniel von Sturmer, Electric Light (facts/figures/Federation Square), 2017, customised moving head profile light, custom programming

National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, cnr Russell and Flinders streets,
Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan, 2018 Past Legacy: Present Tense.
To Jan 28, 2018 Gareth Sansom: Transformer.
To Feb 18, 2018 The Pool. Also, Akio Makigawa: Spirit and Memory.
Nov 17 to March 12, 2018 Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco.

Del Kathryn Barton, of pink planets, 2014. Collection of Boris Tosic, Sydney

Also, Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley, and Louise Paramor: Palace of the Republic, and Mel O’Callaghan: Ensemble.

Helen Maudsley, AT; INTO; DOWN, ACROSS, 2017, oil on canvas, 52.5 x 40cm
Courtesy the artist and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

Neon Parc
1/53 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-0911.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To Nov 11 Patrick Hartigan and Hany Armanious.

No Vacancy Gallery
QV Building, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-3798.
Tue-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 12 (opening Thurs Oct 26, 6-8pm) No Vacancy Gallery presents Musicscape by Özlem Yeni – a new series of works on paper in which the artist visually interprets the rhythmic nature of music through the layering of dreamlike imagery atop collected compositions.

Özlem Yeni, Weber’s last Waltz, 2017, mixed media on sheet music

RMIT First Site Gallery
Storey Hall Basement,
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-3878.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717.
Free admission. Lift access.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs 11.00 to 7.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed Sun and public hols.
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Follow @RMITGallery on Twitter.
To Nov 11 Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art.

Ella Barclay, Access Remote Fervour, 2017, 2 channel looped video with sound by Nick Wilsdon, duration 6 and 7 minutes, acrylic, electronics, aluminium, 2 tanks each 230 x 20 x 90cm. Photograph: Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery, 2017

Scale Free Network, A Hierarchy of Eddies, 2017, custom-built welded steel frame and form-ply chamber, steel fan base, pre-fabricated pedestal fan with light fixtures, polystyrene balls, electrical components. 250 x 240 x 360cm. Photograph: Mark Ashkanasy, RMIT Gallery, 2017

Dec 1 to Feb 24, 2018 Water: India Australia. Once connected via the supercontinent of Gondwanaland, Australia and India share similarities of typography, climate, hydrological systems and practices of customary water management. This timely exhibition explores how artists, writers and film makers in both countries continue to tell the story of the stewardship of water through creative activities.

Victoria Lautman: 16th Century Helical Vav in Champaner, Gujarat
©Victoria Lautman, from ‘The Vanishing Stepwells of India’ by Victoria Lautman (published by Merrell, 2017)

Terrence John Hadler Gallery
Upstairs at Australian By Design
Shop 20, The Block Arcade,
282 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-9883, 0404-699-033.
Open daily.

Tolarno Galleries
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6000
Fax 9654-7000.
Director: Jan Minchin (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
Nov 16 to Dec 16 What Was Once Yesterday Today & Tomorrow by Douglas Lance Gibson.

West End Art Space
175-185 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Nov 4 to 25 (opening Sat Nov 4, 2-4pm) EMIC by Jessica Ledwich, Second Strand by Deanna Mosca, and The Memory Keeper by Lorna Crane – during her exhibition, Crane will be running a hand-made brush making workshop on Fri Nov 3, $90 pp, materials included, bookings essential. Also, Allegory of Spring by Fiona Halse.

Fiona Halse, Stück Red, 2016, mixed media on board, 9 x 9cm

Fiona Halse, Primavera 1, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 170 x 205cm

Jessica Ledwich, 2017

Flinders Lane

Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6131.
Director: Anna Schwartz.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 25 A Short History of My Thought by Joseph Kosuth.
In association with Melbourne Festival.

ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589.
Directors: Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 25 (opening Thurs Oct 26, 6-8pm) Living on a Promise by Nike Savvas.

BLINDSIDE Artist-Run Space
Nicholas Building, Level 7, Room 14,
37 Swanston Street (enter via lifts in Cathedral Arcade), Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0093.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00 during exhibition programs. Closed public hols.
Nov 3 to 10 (opening Thurs Nov 2, 6-8pm) BLINDSIDE B-SIDE an exhibition of over 50 works by BLINDSIDE alumni to support the ongoing activity of our vibrant space.
Nov 15 to Dec 2 Sandra Bridie b 19–: eight fictions.
To Dec 23 PLAY: Deep Pond by Sarah Ludy.

Chapter House Lane
Entry via Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Nov 2 to Jan 10, 2018 (opening Thurs Nov 2, 6-8pm) Chameleon – Stephen Bird, Tina Lee, Jenny Orchard and David Ray, curated by Louise Klerks and Stacy Jewell.

Craft Victoria
31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Closed Sun and public hols.

Daine Singer
Basement, 325 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Nov 1 to Dec 2 Pattern Making by Madeline Kidd. Read more…

Madeline Kidd, Pattern making #2, 2017, acrylic on linen, 82 x 61cm. Courtesy the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne

Flinders Lane Gallery
137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-3332.
Director: Claire Harris.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Please consult website for any opening hours changes.
Our extensive stockroom can also be viewed on our website.
To Nov 11 Gallery 1: Pause by Michael Gromm.

Michael Gromm, The elephant in the room will escape and steal your cake, 2017,
 oil and acrylic on canvas,
 182 x 210cm

Gallery 2: Fragments of the Physical by Myles Pedlar.
Nov 14 to Dec 2 Gallery 1 and 2: Ways of Seeing by Julie Davidson.

Julie Davidson, Garments of Beauty, 2017, oil on linen, 152 x 122cm

Dec 5 to 22 Gallery 1: Coastal Landscapes by William Breen.
Gallery 2: Into the Wildernesss – Annika Romeyn, David Frazer, Jazmina Cinias, Sophia Szilagyi and Becc Orszag.

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Oct 31 to Nov 25 The Art of Conversation mixed media – tbC.
Also, Liminal paintings by Liza McCosh.
Nov 28 to Dec 16 Hiding in Plain Sight drawings by Kim Anderson.
Also, It’s Not a Library mixed media by William White.

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8, Room 16,
37 Swanston Street (cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne 3000.
Director: Stephen McLaughlan.
Wed-Fri 1.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To Nov 11 Adrian Corke.
Nov 15 to Dec 2 Jenny Loft.

Southbank Sth Melbourne

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9697-9999.
Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
To Nov 19 Kader Attia – the exhibition presents over a decade of this leading French-Algerian artist’s work, whose genre-defying practice explores ideas of cultural exchange, appropriation and the entangled relationship between extra-occidental culture and the West in the wake of decolonisation. This first survey of the artist’s work in Australia encompasses major works including ‘Ghost’ (2007), an installation of empty aluminium-foil casts of hollow figures seated as if in prayer; ‘Asesinos! Asesinos!’ (2014), over one hundred doors reconfigured in a vast, upright formation, recalling bodies that surge forward as a crowd in protest; and ‘The Construction of Fear: A Culture of Evil’ (2013), a vast library of interlocking shelves, laden with 19th and 20th century books and newspapers that extend the colonial gaze into the present through their depiction of European encounters with a non-Western, uncivilised ‘other’. Presented in association with the Melbourne Festival and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Sydney.

Kader Attia, Asesinos! Asesinos! 2014, installation view, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2017
Photograph: Andrew Curtis. Courtesy © the artist Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney 

The Culture of Fear: An Invention of Evil 2013, installation view, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2017
Photograph: Andrew Curtis. Courtesy © the artist, Galerie Nagel Draxler, Berlin/Cologne and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong

Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-7885.
Gold coin entry to the galleries and workshop.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00. Guided tours Wed 11am and Thurs 2pm, $10 per person: bookings essential.
View the weavers and dyer at work on major contemporary art commissions, and artists in residence. Tapestries being woven on the looms designed by Guan Wei, Lyndell Brown and Charles Green.

Laurent Gallery
115 Thistlethwaite Street, South Melbourne 3205.
0481-055-558 .
Mon-Wed and Fri 9.00 to 5.00, closed Thurs (except for opening night events).
Submissions now open for artists.
Nov 9 to 28 (opening Thurs Nov 9, 6.30-8.30pm) Transcendental Couch by Jessie Cunningham-Reid.

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Nov 21 to 27 (opening Mon Nov 20, 5.30-7.30pm) VCA Graduate Exhibition 2017 – an annual exhibition showcasing work by graduating students from Drawing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Honours at the VCA School of Art. Featuring the work of more than 100 artists this exhibition provides a snapshot of emerging artist practices in Melbourne.
Dec 5 to 10 (opening Mon Dec 4, 5.30-7.30pm) VCA Masters Exhibition 2017 – an annual exhibition showcasing work by graduating students from Masters of Contemporary Art and Masters of Fine Art at the VCA School of Art.

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 7 The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture.

Christian Dior, Paris (fashion house); John Galliano (designer), Théodora, evening ensemble, 1997, The Story of a collection (Histoire d’une collection) collection, autumn-winter 1997–98, featured in US Vogue, October 1997. Dior Heritage collection, Paris
Photo © Peter Lindbergh. Model: Carolyn Murphy

To Nov 12 Michael Lin.
To March, 2018 The Language of Ornament.

Judy Onofrio, Circus trick, brooch, 1993, 
found objects, gilt-metal, 
11.9 x 9.2 x 5.6cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
. Presented by Helen Drutt: Philadelphia, 2004

William Holt Gallery
In conjunction with 100th Gallery
200 Normanby Road, Southbank 3006.
Mon-Fri 7.00 to 4.30, or by appt.
Permanent exhibition with regular new works showing 25 large scale paintings on display. ‘I’ve always believed in the authentic aura of a painting. Art is more than an image… it is a presence! It has to have a physical side. That ‘body’ of the art work is a large part of its interaction with the viewer!’ – William Holt.

Outland, 2017, acrylic and oil on canvas, 40 x 50cm

Outland 2, 2017, acrylic and oil on canvas, 40 x 50cm

York St Art Gallery
Level 1, 216 York Street, South Melbourne 3205.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 3.00, after hours by appt.
Facebook: Lynn Jaanz Art Studio.
Works by international artist Lynn Jaanz
Sun Nov 19, 2-4pm Lynn Jaanz with guest artist Anastasio.

Carlton Nth Melbourne

Bridget McDonnell Gallery
130 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9347-1700.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

The Dax Centre
Rear of 30 Royal Parade, Parkville 3010.
(03) 9035-6258.
Entry by donation.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
The Dax Centre exhibits selections of works from the Cunningham Dax Collection, all of which are created by people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological trauma.

Gallery Voltaire
14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9326-3006.
Directors: Lindsay Saddington and Sunari Sooriaaratchi.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 6.00 or by appt.
Nov 1 to 12 Sense of Places through Colour and Texture ll by Mohamed Abumeis.
Nov 23 to 26 Box Hill Institute City Campus (CAE) Diploma of Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition.
Nov 29 to Dec 10 If You Know How To Get Here, Come by Tomo Campbell.

170-174 Abbotsford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9329-1860.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

Gallerysmith Project Space
First Floor, 170 Abbotsford Street,
North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9329-1860.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.

George Paton Gallery
Second floor, Union House,
University of Melbourne 3010.
(03) 8344-5418.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne,
Swanston Street
(between Elgin and Faraday streets), Parkville 3010.
(03) 8344-5148
Fax 9349-3518.
Director: Kelly Gellatly.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 5 The Score.
To Feb 25, 2018 Forms of life by Angela Brennan.
Nov 23 to March 4, 2018 All the better to see you with: Fairy Tales transformed.

Joshua McClelland Print Room
Rathdowne Galleries
310 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North 3054.
(03) 9347 6118, 9347-1854.
Directors: Joan McClelland and Patricia Williams.
Rathdowne Directors: Philippa and Bill Kelly.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.

Langford 120
120 Langford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9328-8658.
Directors: Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco.
Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 12 A Peep at Nature by Marie-Louise Anderson.
Also, Standing on the Outside Looking In by Antonietta Covino-Beehre, and Fitzroy Pathways by Wendy Kelly.
Nov 18 to Dec 17 (opening Sat Nov 18, 2-4pm) Then, Now: Now by Wilma Tabacco.

The Larwill Studio
48 Flemington Road, Parkville 3052.
(03) 9032-9111.
A boutique hotel in Melbourne’s north dedicated to the work of Australian artist David Larwill.

RMIT Project Space / Spare Room
RMIT Building 94.2, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9925-4971.
Free entry, wheelchair access.
Wed and Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 8.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 16 Project Space: The Japanese Arts Residency Exchange: C’s by Rui Mizuki (JPN).
Spare Room: A Female by Stephanie Leigh.

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577.
Nov 24 to Dec 2 OCEANIC DREAMS photographic works by Nick Psomiadis.
Daily 11.00 to 8.00.

Nick Psomiadis

Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford

Alcaston Gallery
11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9418-6444
Fax 9418-6499.
Director: Beverly Knight
(approved to value Aboriginal paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and artefacts for the Cultural Gifts Program).
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Nov 14 to Dec 9 Conrad Tipungwuti: Pakitiringa.
Also, Claudia Moodoonuthi: Ruby and Hunter in Dulka Warngiid (Story Place).

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303
Fax 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Oct 31 to Nov 19 Still Life by Rick Matear.
Also, Outer Place by Sue Anderson. ‘My home, a paddock on the edge of a growing city is where I witness the open spaces becoming suburbs and nature disappearing. I see people caught in traffic heading in all directions and housing appearing over every horizon. The sanctuary of the coast and the forest with its grace and beauty, nurtures, revives and inspires in contrast to the built environment. Out of town, on the outskirts, away from the ‘big smoke’, Outer Place is a collection of art works exploring vivid experiences in the landscape.’ – Sue Anderson, 2017. Sue Anderson’s deep connection to the natural environment resonates poignantly throughout her exhibition. Anderson explores through her unique visual language of richly layered oil paintings, ceramic sculptures and lithographs, the beauty, power and vulnerability of the landscape and the relationships, interactions and impact of humans within these surroundings. Her work is alive, uplifting and highly evocative.
Nov 28 to Dec 17 Stock Show.

Sue Anderson, Changing nature, 2017, oil on linen, 138 x 172cm
Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney

Australian Galleries
Stock Rooms
28 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-2422
Fax 9417-3433.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Oct 31 to Nov 19 From the dark into the light by Petrus Spronk.
Nov 28 to Dec 17 Stock Show.

Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM. Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 11 Spring Feast – a selection of original limited edition fine art prints celebrating the essence of spring by Butcher Cherel, Kyoko Imazu, Deborah Klein, Tim Maguire, Tommy May, Melissa Smith and Louise Weaver.
Nov 18 to 19 APW Print Fair – a special weekend celebrating fine art printing and original limited edition fine art prints. Engage with leading Fine Art Printers including representatives from Albicocco Printing Workshop (Italy), Cicada Press (Sydney), Negative Press (Melbourne), Sunshine Editions (Melbourne) and Australian Print Workshop (Melbourne). Wander through the APW Print Studio and see printing demonstrations. A great opportunity to view 100s of artworks and buy affordable original limited edition fine art prints. Free entry.
Nov 25 to Dec 22 Cross Section – a selection of fine art etchings and lithographs by leading contemporary Australian artists produced in collaboration with APW Printers including works by Rick Amor, Brook Andrew, Andrew Browne, Aleks Danko, Emily Floyd, Laith McGregor, Lisa Roet, Jan Senbergs, Louise Weaver and Pedro Wonaeamirri.

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833 , 0413-584-829.
Wed-Fri 12.30 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Nov 16 to Dec 5 (opening Sat Nov 18, 6-8pm) G1: Double Exposure by Michael Hawkins.
G2: It won t happen over night, but it will happen by Caitlin Telford & Nico Reddaway.
G3: Out of Body Experiences by Marcus Encel, Helen Pallikaros, Sarah Rudledge and Janine McGuinness.

Brunswick Street Gallery
Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 8596-0173.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 6.00, Fri 10.00 to 8.00, closed Mon.
Brunswick Street Gallery exhibits work by emerging and mid-career artists, presenting new exhibitions fortnightly.
Visit the gallery website for more information.
Nov 17 to 29 Juxtamentary by Nicola Jarvie and Melanie Murphy. Read more…

Nicola Jarvie, Arum Canina, 2017, clay, dimensions variable

Melanie Murphy, Untitled 1, acrylic on plywood

Cambridge Studio Gallery
52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9486-0169, 0413-537-532.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 12 Mindscapes 2017 – CASM Contemporary Australian Surrealists Movement. An exhibition that showcases the breadth of modern Australian surrealism through fantastical paintings and alternative sculptures.
Nov 15 to Dec 3 (opening Sun Nov 19, 2-4pm) Artful Creatures by Janicke Johansen – reuse, reduce and recycle. This forms the basis of Janicke’s arts practice as she produces works inspired by nature and its beautiful, playful creatures.

Janicke Johanson, Budgie, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 92cm

Also, Mother Earth by Ness Alexandra and Susan Gibson – an exploration of the impact of consumerism on nature and the necessity of a recyclable arts practice. This exhibition will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the gallery.

Susan Gibson, Rediscovered, oil pastel on wallpaper, 60 x 70cm

Chapman & Bailey
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9415-8666
Fax 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.30 to 4.00.
Oct 28 to Nov 11 My Little Eye by Sarah Wallace.
Nov 18 to Dec 9 Nicholas McHugh.

Collingwood Gallery
292 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 9 Pauciflora – The Snowgum Feminine new works in graphite by Michael Phillip Garrett.
Nov 10 to 23 (opening Fri Nov 10, 6pm) Recent Work by Dorothy Lipmann. Daily 11.00 to 6.00. Contact 0402-236-232.
Nov 25 to Dec 7 (opening Sat Nov 25, 6pm) Artist Block oil paintings by Raffaella Torresan.
Contact 0421-664-582,

Left: Raffaella Torresan, Work bench materials plus flowers
Right: Bottles & Brushes & Paints & Pallet

Fox Galleries
79 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-3583.
Contact: Michael Fox.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
Nov 4 to Dec 10 This is Colony by Barry Tate.

Barry Tate, This is Colony IV (pre-glazed), glazed stoneware ceramic

in.cube8r gallery & emporium
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9995-8643.
Mon-Wed 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
Nov 10 to 21 (opening Thurs Nov 9, 6pm) Almost Solo V.3 – Melanie Caple, Erin Katherine Cookson, Nakate Kakembo, and Eliza Stribling & Ami Taib (Ceramic Rituals) showcase their bodies of work.

Melanie Caple, Baby Blue IV, 2017, oil and acrylic on timber panel

Ami Taib (Ceramic Rituals), Peaches and Throw Lines, ceramics

Nov 24 to Dec 5 (opening Thurs Nov 23, 6pm) Escargot, don’t go by Georgia Laughton – Laughton expresses her love of snails, her general state of being a confused human who can’t quite understand how friendships and relationships work, or how to be a contributing member of society. She thinks the snails are onto something.

Georgia Laughton, Untitled, 2017, oil

James Makin Gallery
67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9416-3966
Fax 9416-4066.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 1 to 18 Robert Malherbe: Solo Exhibition.

Robert Malherbe, Looking Towards Crookhaven Bight, oil on linen, 100 x 81cm

Modern Times
311 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9913-8598.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 16 to 30 Common Ground by Sarah Kelk.
Also, featuring original paintings, photography and limited edition prints by local and interstate artists.

Left: Sarah Kelk, I am Hiding, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 35.5 x 35.5cm
Right: Casting Long Shadows, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 76.2 x 91.4cm

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street , Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9415-7882.
Wed-Sun, 11.00 to 6.00.
To Nov 5 10 Paintings & 100 Drawings by Rhys Lee.
Nov 11 to Dec 3 Leith Maguire.

Port Jackson Press Australia
84 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9419-8988.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.30 to 4.30.
Publishers and dealers in limited-edition fine-art prints. Established 1975.

red gallery
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
(03) 9482-3550.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Nov 1 to 19 G1: inconversation – an exhibition of recent works by Anne Hastie and Celia Bridle.
G2: Relinquish – Naomi Waller. G3: Line and Curve – Bettina Willner-Browne and David Turner.
Nov 23 to Dec 10 red stocking – annual Xmas group show.

Rokeby Gallery
1/90-94 Rokeby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9416-1116.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

Tacit Contemporary Art
312 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
Director: Keith Lawrence.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 5 G1: Lake Revisited by Nina Ryan.
G2: Light Follies by Cathy Hayward.
G3: Footpath Fauna by Peter Garnick.
G4: Elements by Peter Garnick.
G5: Layers by Bozena Wiszniewski.
G6: Crossing by Jennifer Marshall.
Peter Mac Project Space: Rock the Korong by Jane Marriott.
Happy School Project Space #imacelebritygetmeouttahere by Jeremy Guzman.
Nov 8 to 26 (opening Wed Nov 8, 6.30-8pm) G1: Trace of Light by Yeonjoo Park.
G2: Juliet D Collins.
G3: Conversational by Paula McLoughlin.
G5: Diversity by Angy Labiris.
G6: Diaphanous by Shirley Ploog.
Peter Mac Project Space: Panorama by Anna Taylor, Kir Larwill and Lisa Sewards.
Nov 29 to Dec 17 (opening Wed Nov 29, 6.30-8pm) G1: In the Moment by Jenni Walker.
G2: Known Unknowns by Kerry Spokes.
G3: Shadowland by Julie Keating.
G4: Untold Secrets & Hidden Agendas by Deb Taylor.
G5: Fallen Women by Deborah Klein.
Happy School Project Space: Pomona Redux by Gwen Scott.

Tacit Galleries
123a Gipps Street (cnr Gipps and Islington streets),
Collingwood 3066.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 5 G1 and G2: Rocks & River by Graham McKenzie.
G6 & G7: Physique by Helen Edwards.
G8: Render by TJ Bateson.
G9: Fragments by Susan Illingworth.
G10: Heart Talk by Mina Shafer.
Nov 9 to Dec 17 (opening Thurs Nov 9, 6.30-8pm) G1: Petites fleures (Sixty Small Vases of Flowers) by Julie Puchalski.
G2: The Endless Dance by David Rossiter.
G6: Valley Dreamscapes by Lesley Dickman.
G9: Window by Sharman Feinberg.
G8 and G10: Compassionate Being by Vanessa Jaber.
G3, G4 and G5 open in January 2018.

Victorian Artists’ Society
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002.
(03) 9662-1484.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

Yarra Sculpture Gallery
Contemporary Sculptors Association
117 Vere Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9419-6177.
Facebook: Yarra Sculpture Gallery: Current Projects.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Oct 26 to Nov 12 (opening Sat Oct 28, 3-5pm) BONANZA – annual group exhibition for members of the Contemporary Sculptors Association and YSG. Nov 18 to Dec 3 (opening Fri Nov 17, 6-8pm) FRESH 17 – Photography Studies College, Graduate Exhibition from students completing their Advanced Diploma of Photography.

Faustas Sadauskas, D Shackle, 2016, marble

Brunswick Northcote

Arts Project Australia
24 High Street, Northcote 3070.
(03) 9482-4484
Fax 9482-1852.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
For artwork enquiries please contact the gallery.
Oct 28 to Dec 2 (opening Sat Nov 4, 3-5pm) Faraway, so close – Kate Beynon, Alan Constable, Bronwyn Hack, Robert Hollingworth, Cathy Staughton, Terry Williams and Gosia Wlodarczak. Seven artists, three shared spaces, a series of exchanges about proximity and distance and the movements in between. Curated by Anthony Fitzpatrick, Curator at TarraWarra Museum of Art. Read more…

Robert Hollingworth, 270th Planet, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 122 x 168cm
Courtesy NKN Gallery, Melbourne

Dec 9 to 21 (opening Sat Dec 9, 3-5pm) 2017 Annual Gala – with over 130 artists practicing in the Arts Project studio each week, the Annual Gala exhibition showcases over 200 works from our amazingly diverse artists.

Anthony Romagnano, Scooby Doo, 2017, work on paper, 39 x 50cm

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
(03) 9389-8622.
Free entry.
Gallery: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
Office: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 10 to Dec 9 (opening Thurs Nov 9, 6-8pm) The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick is pleased to present the inaugural Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award exhibition. To be awarded annually, this award recognises an outstanding contemporary artwork by an artist who engages with social, political, cultural or environmental subjects. This year’s theme is ‘PEOPLE – POLITICS – PROTEST’.
Spoken Word public program: Sat Dec 9, 2.30-4pm. Auslan interpreters will be provided.

The Foundling Archive
390a Lygon Street, Brunswick East 3058.
Social History, Documentation and Sound Gallery.

Islamic Museum of Australia
15 Anderson Road, Thornbury 3071.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
The Islamic Museum of Australia affords a cultural immersion in the art, history and discovery of Islam and Muslims in Australia. By showcasing a wealth of contemporary artistic expression and an extensive cultural heritage, IMA facilitates space for critical reflection and personal interpretation – in the act of sharing, common myths and prejudices are dispelled and mutual understanding is established.
To Jan 19, 2018 Between Inscription & Gesture – a calligraphic exhibition of urban typography probing the intersection of tags with traditional Asian and Islamic calligraphy. Featuring commissioned works by some of Melbourne’s most renowned writers, along with exemplary Chinese and Japanese calligraphy loaned from East & West Art gallery, Kew.

House, House (detail), 2008, permanent ink on public wall

Shirazi Art Gallery
Unit 1, 53-55 McClure Street, Thornbury 3071.
(03) 8395-7954, 0403-864-983.
By appointment only.

Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 6 to 26 Radius by Shaun Tan.


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00. To Nov 11 Abstraction 16.
Nov 23 to Dec 9 (opening Thurs Nov 23, 6-8pm) three concurrent solo exhibitions: Collage Observations by Tom Alberts. Read more…
Also, A Selection by Stewart MacFarlane, and Western Realism by Marcus Beilby.

Left: Tom Alberts, PlantMan, 2017, oil on Belgian linen, 132 x 106.5cm
Right: Tom Alberts, Lisa & Tom, 2016, oil on Belgian linen, 35.5 x 30.5cm

Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc.
CAS Inc. PO Box 283, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9428-0568, 0407-059-194.
A non-profit art society run by artists, for artists, established 1938.
To Jan 18, 2018 Contemporary Showcase 20 at Decoy Café & Gallery, 303 Exhibition Street, Melbourne.

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To Nov 18 Passenger on a Train by Noel McKenna, and Utopia by Harry Dixon Mptyane.
Nov 21 to Dec 16 David Keeling. Also showing in our stockroom: Rick Amor, Glenn Barkley, Terry Batt, Stephen Benwell, Tony Bevan (UK), Paul Boston, Angela Brennan, Robert Bridgewater, Gunter Christmann, Julia Ciccarone , Brenda L. Croft, Riley Dixon, Julie Dowling, Fiona Foley, Star Gossage (NZ), Michelle Grabner (US), Malaluba Gumana, Rubaba Haider, Euan Heng, Dale Hickey, Dianne Jones, Jennifer Joseph, Yvonne Kendall, Richard Larter, Kevin Lincoln, Song Ling, Travis Macdonald, Euan Macleod, Helen Maudsley, Sean Meilak, Samuel Namunjdja, Lena Nyadbi, Martin Parr (UK), Angelina Pwerle, Hu Qinwu (CN), Steven Rendall, Andreas Ruthi (CH), Jan Senbergs, Neil Taylor, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Wolpa Wanambi, Wukun Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).

William Mora Galleries
60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-1199.
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Oct 26 to Nov 17 (opening Thurs Oct 26, 6-8pm) Grounded by Brian Martin.
To be opened by Dr Nigel Strauss, Psychiatrist, Collector.

Women’s Art Register 1975-2015
Richmond Library, 415 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
Member organisation with information on 5,000+ women artists.
Supported by the City of Yarra.

Toorak Sth Yarra Prahran

Alternating Current Art Space
(map ref Melway 2L, K12)
248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9528-2459, .
Thurs-Fri 12.00 to 7.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 4 Gallery 1: Wanderlust by Polly Hollyoak.
Gallery 2: Impromptu by Raymond Carter.
Gallery 3: CONTAIN by Cally Lotz.
Gallery 4: A Magical and Incomprehensible Universe by Lee Goller.
The Cupboard: FLUIDITY by Jarred Harknett.
Nov 10 to Dec 2 Gallery 1: The Witnesses by Debra Marshall.

Debrah Marshall, Persephone (detail), 2017, ink, graphite and watercolour on Fabriano paper, 56 x 37.5cm

Gallery 2: Breath by Daniela Miszkinis.
Gallery 3: Validation by Rebecca Armstrong.
Gallery 4: I’ve Got a Good Feeling About This by Ashley Bird.
The Cupboard: Wavelength by Michele Donegan and Rory Donegan.

Michele Donegan in collaboration with Rory Donagan, Wavelength (still), 2017, dimensions variable

Anna Pappas Gallery
2-4 Carlton Street, Prahran 3181.
(03) 9521-7300.
Director: Anna Pappas (Director of ACGA).
Mon-Tues by appt, Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

The Cullen
164 Commercial Road, Prahran 3181.
(03) 9098-1555.
A boutique hotel featuring original artwork and prints by Australian contemporary artist Adam Cullen.

Gould Galleries
270 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9827-8482.
Director: Rob Gould.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Works from the stockroom.
Exhibiting works by Australia’s most collectible contemporary artists.
Nov 16 to Dec 9 Rogue Heroes by Stephen Bird.

Stephen Bird, Arbitrary Tree, ceramic, 59 x 30 x 30cm

Also, Heatwave by Gerwyn Davies. Read more…

Gerwyn Davies, Miami, 2017, archival inkjet print, 100 x 100cm

Kinross Arts Centre
603 Toorak Road, Toorak 3142.
(03) 9829-0340.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 3.30, Sat-Sun by appt.
To Nov 6 Returning Home – what it means to know ourselves – film, exhibition and book launch by Lara Bardsley (artist, writer and psychologist). Featuring paintings, photographs and short film – Creative Research towards the artist’s PhD with LaTrobe University.

Linden New Art
Visit Linden in residence at Domain House.
Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra 3146.
(03) 9534-0099.
Director: Melinda Martin.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 10 to Jan 12, 2018 visit the iconic Linden Postcard Show 2017-18.

The Olsen
637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9040-1222.
The Olsen is an elegant hotel with suites featuring lyrical works of Australian landscape artist John Olsen.

Toorak Village Art Walk
Toorak Road, Toorak 3142.
Director: Tony Fialides 0419-005-052.
To Nov 12 original artworks on display in shop windows of Toorak Village.
A free event.

St Kilda Elwood Brighton

8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9593-9366.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Oct 28 to Nov 18 Divergent Landscapes by Malcolm Gartside.

The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre
(map ref Melway 67 F10)
Cnr Wilson and Carpenter streets, Brighton 3186.
(03) 9261-7111.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
Nov 11 to Dec 17 Out of order by Shannon Smiley.
Also, Clay at Firbank.

Shannon Smiley, Impasse 2017, oil on linen, 30.5 x 41cm
Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne

The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9209-6777.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 22 Cacophony by Ann Ryan – fashion silhouettes using collage, stitching and printing.
Also, Me HUMAN sculpture and works on paper by Adrian Spurr.

Vivien Anderson Gallery
Ground Floor, 284-290 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 8598 9657.
Tue-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Representing and exhibiting Australian Indigenous artists for over 30 years.
To Nov 11 Unvanished new photographs by Kent Morris.
Nov 15 to Dec 9 Malilunya Tjina Ankunytja – The tracks of Malilunya by Teresa Baker, in association with Tjungu Palya, SA.

Armadale Malvern

845 High Street, Armadale 3143.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art.
Supporting Australian artists.

Duldig Studio
museum + sculpture garden
92 Burke Road, East Malvern 3145.
(03) 9885-3358.
Tues, Thurs and second Sat of every month 1.00 to 3.00, or groups by appt.
Through Nov SLAWA: modernist art and design. Art, invention and reinvention – discover the world of a Viennese modernist in Melbourne.

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
(map ref Melway 59 A8)
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 8 to 25 Following Fred new drypoints and etchings by Bronwyn Rees.
Nov 29 to mid-Jan, 2018 (opening Wed Nov 29, 6-8pm) Salon Show 2017: Firestation Members exhibition.

MAS Gallery
1297-1299 High Street, Malvern 3144.
(03) 9822-7813.
Daily 11.00 to 4.00 during exhibitions.

Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9824-7770.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 4 New Works by Martine Emdur, Titles are Hard by Stefan Dunlop, and The Fat of the Land by Vanessa Oter.
Nov 15 to Dec 9 Silenced by Colin Pennock.
Also, Passport by McLean Edwards. Read more…

McLean Edwards, Self Portrait, 2017, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 30.5cm

Ten Cubed
1489 Malvern Road, Glen Iris 3146.
(03) 9822-0833.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A private collection of contemporary art, open to the general public.
To Dec 16 Daniel von Sturmer. Ten Cubed is proud to present Daniel von Sturmer’s second exhibition with the gallery. Sturmer was first collected by Ten Cubed in 2010 and given his first exhibition with the gallery in 2013. His works have continued to be admired and collected, most recently from the immersive installation ‘Electric Light’, first presented at Anna Schwartz Gallery in 2016. This work will be shown in his current exhibition at Ten Cubed.

Daniel von Sturmer, Electric Light, 2016, mixed media installation (LED lights, customised profile light, HD video on LCD screens, painted MDF sculptural props and constructions). Photograph Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne


Bird’s Gallery
236 High Street, Kew 3101.
(03) 9855-0327.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00, or by appt.
Nov 9 to 26 (opening Sat Nov 11, 2-4pm) I – Me-Mine by Selva Veeriah.

Left: S246, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 91 x 3.8cm
Right: S224, 2016, acrylics on canvas, 45 x 45 x 3.8cm

East & West Art
665 High Street, East Kew 3102.
(03) 9859-6277.
Director: Marjorie Ho.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Specialists in Asian Fine Arts and Antiques.
Nov 23 to Dec 24 Creations in Earth and Water – Anne Jackson, Naoko Coghlan and Junko Azukawa.

Eastgate Gallery
Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9818-1656.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A Selection of traditional, abstract, and contemporary art from leading Australian artists past and present.
To Nov 11 Wayne Eager new paintings.

Wayne Eager, Percussion, oil on linen, 183 x 200cm

Nov 18 to Dec 16 Hal Hattam paintings.

Hal Hattam, Lake Wobby, 1975, oil on linen, 127 x 37cm

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
To Nov 11 (opening Sat Oct 28, 2-4pm) Gallery 1: Ede Horton glass artist.
Gallery 2: Surface ceramics and paintings by Mark Mason and Yudha Scholes.
Nov 15 to Dec 2 New Directions 2017 a group exhibition with five new artists to our Gallery – Stephanie Gobor, Peter Hutchinson, Corban Renouf, Wirat Sukprem and Sophia Yinghong Li.

Quadrant Gallery
(map ref Melway 45 A8)
72 Barkers Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9079-0943.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 18 north west by Donald Ramsay.

Donald Ramsay, East Kimberley, oil on plywood, 61 x 76cm

Nov 23 to Dec 16 Imaging The Mind – this is our end of year group exhibition focusing on the variations of abstracted thought. This is a very strong presentation of seven artists each exploring the freedom of expression – Sabina D’Antonio, Phil Dimitroff, William Ferguson, Anthony Grasmanis, Craig Harrison, Bob Message and Christopher Shelton.

William Ferguson, Sentinel Figure

Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4626.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
Oct 28 to Dec 20 Another Look: Contemporary Artists and the Collection. Read more…

Kylie Stillman, Borrowed Landscape, 2017, hand-stitched thread on paper, 76 x 56cm. Courtesy the artist and Town Hall Gallery, Melbourne

Caulfield Elsternwick

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
(03) 9524-3402.
Curator: Diane Soumilas.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Dec 10 Boyd Women celebrates the creative achievements of three generations of the women artists of the Boyd family, one of Australia’s most extraordinary and talented artistic families. Beginning with the work of Emma Minnie Boyd, the exhibition explores the influences, careers, collaborations and the important role of the women in working creatively across generations of this inspiring family environment. A rich selection of paintings, watercolours, drawings and ceramics by Emma Minnie Boyd, Doris Boyd, Lucy Boyd Beck, Mary Boyd, Yvonne Boyd, Hermia Boyd and other artists from the Boyd family are featured in the exhibition. Works have been sourced from major public gallery and museum collections and private collections. Curated by Diane Soumilas.
Floor talks: Polly Boyd artist, Fri Nov 3, 11am. Jennifer Thompson, Collections and Exhibitions Manager, Bundanon Trust, Fri Nov 10, 12pm.

Yvonne Boyd, Melbourne Tram, 1944, oil on muslin on cardboard
Bundanon Trust Collection. ©Reproduced with permission of the Boyd Family

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
(03) 9509-9855.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, and during exhibitions Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
Specialists in Australian Colonial, Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and Indigenous Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
Through Nov a selection from our stockroom. Preview on our website.

Artur Jose Loureiro (1853-1932 ), An Australian Scene, oil on canvas, 73 x 167cm

David Boyd (1924-2011), Burke and Wills in the Desert 1957-58, oil on composition board, 77 x 112.5cm

Monash University MADA Gallery
Building G, Ground Floor,
900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
(03) 9903-2882.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, closed weekends and public hols.

Monash University
Museum of Art | MUMA

Ground Floor, Building F,
Monash University, Caulfield Campus,
900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
(03) 9905-4217.
Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.

Moorabbin Highett

March Space
5 Waltham Street, Sandringham 3191.
Director: Gang Liu.
Wed-Sun, 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 4 Stand Point l – Jianbo Yue, Monna Wang, Gang Liu and Di Zhao.
Nov 18 to Dec 17 (opening Sat 18 Nov, 4-7pm) Merging Landscapes by Beth Gibbeson.

Without Pier Gallery
320 Bay Road, Cheltenham 3192.
(03) 9583-7577.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 5 Wendy Jagger painter and ceramic artist, and Amabile Dalfarra-Smith painter.
Nov 19 to Dec 5 David Chen painter – new work.

Greater Melbourne

Art at Linden Gate
899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-1861.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (including public hols, except Dec 24 and 25).
Nov 10 to Jan 1, 2018 Collective: Di King, John Thomas and Christine Cafarella-Pearce.

Di King, Egrets, 38 x 114cm

Di King, Seaspray

ArtSpace at Realm
179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 12 The creative legacy of Edna Walling – Sam Cox, Heather Hesterman, Christopher Köller and Rebecca Mayo – four artists whose creative practice draws inspiration from the life and design practice of Australia’s most famous landscape gardener Edna Walling. Each artist has been commissioned to produce works for this exhibition which explores the influence of this amazing woman on many current ideas in landscape design, conservation, and urban development.

The Baldessin Press
Printmaking Studio
(map ref Melway 250 G11)
90 Shaftesbury Ave, St Andrews 3761.
(03) 9710-1350, 0417-377-962.
Offering workshops, studio access, art retreats and accommodation.

Belgrave Creative Space
1658a Burwood Highway, Belgrave 3160 .
Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00 or By appt.
Nov 11 to 26 (opening Sat Nov 11, 4-6pm) Virtues 2017 – local artists share their recent explorations.
Nov 25 to 26 Hand Made – Hand Played an exhibition of unique designed instruments.

Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 19 Diversity by the Basket Makers of Victoria.
From Nov 24 Christmas Exhibition.
Thurs Nov 30 Sculpture Garden launch. Contact for details.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9895-8888.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, call for weekend hours.
Nov 8 to 12 (opening Thurs Nov 9, 6-8pm) BHCAC Artist in Residence Exhibition: Edwina Marion.
Nov 14 to 26 (opening Wed Nov 15, 6-8pm) Graduate Art Show – Kingswood College.
Nov 28 to Dec 3 Clay Obsession – Box Hill Clayworkers.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060.
Free admission.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Oct 28 to March 4, 2018 Darebin Art Prize 2017 – artists from across Australia are presented in this major exhibition which includes a $10,000 acquisitive prize and $1,000 People’s Choice Award. The Darebin Art Prize is a biennial multi-medium award for excellence in contemporary visual art. See contemporary artworks across all media, from painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and craft, through to video art. Come along and bring a friend to vote in The People’s Choice Award. Finalists: Connie Anthes, Rushdi Anwar, Belle Bassin, Zanny Begg, Jessie Bullivant, Jon Butt, Sheena Colquhoun, Georgina Cue, Jaye Early, Leslie Eastman, Anna Finlayson, Matthew Greaves, Bronwyn Hack, Will Heathcote, PJ Hickman, Timothy Hillier & Danzel Baker, Kez Hughes, Eliza Hutchison, Linda Judge, Ash Keating, Annika Koops, Claire Lambe, Bridie Lunney, Sam Martin, Hayley Millar-Baker, Adelle Mills, Archie Moore, Kent Morris, Sophie Neate, Joshua Petherick, Steven Rendall, Nicholas Selenitsch, Vivian Cooper Smith, Nicholas Smith, The Ryan Sisters, Ebony Truscott, David Wadelton, Kellie Wells, Deborah White and Alice Wormald. Judges: David Cross, Professor of Art and Performance, Deakin University, Lou Hubbard, Artist and Claire Watson, Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre. Read more…

Claire Lambe (Winner of 2017 Darebin Art Prize), She never speaks about herself, she could be anything, 2017, photograph, edition 1 of 3 + 1 AP, isolation sound absorber. Courtesy the artist and Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne

DAMP (Winners of 2015 Darebin Art Prize), Victoria’s Secret, 2014, acrylic paint on polymer resin statue, polymer adhesive, 96 x 38 x 36cm (irregular). Darebin Art Collection

Burrinja Gallery
(map ref Melway 75 B12)
Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey 3158.
(03) 9754-8723.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 5 Sense of Place by Frank Hodgkinson.
Nov 11 to Feb 11, 2018 (opening and awards ceremony Sun Nov 12, 2pm) Burrinja Climate Change Biennale

Deakin University Art Gallery at Burwood
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125.
(03) 9244-5344.
Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
Nov 1 to Dec 15 The Void. Visible. Abstraction & Non-Objective Art. ‘In art there is a need for truth, not sincerity.’ – Malevich. This exhibition was instigated by artist Stephen L Wickham with fellow artists and close colleagues Stephen McCarthy, Andrew Christofides and Wilma Tabacco. Featuring important works from this genre the artists will investigate the various legacies and continuities within the practice of Abstraction & Non-Objective Art in the context of contemporary Australian art.

Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5)
1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3175.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.30, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Oct 26 to Nov 27 Nillumbik Artists Open Studios – experience the diversity of the Nillumbik Artists Open Studio program before visiting their studio tour.
Nov 30 to Dec 14 diversARTy – Living & Learning Nillumbik. A showcase of visual arts, ceramics, textiles, glass, crafts and more.

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199. See Victoria entry for exhibition details.

Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery
at Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
(map ref Melway 386E-F7)
75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn 3064.
(03) 9356-6117.
(refer to website).
To Dec 2 Story Island – An Adventure In Pictures – brings together works from some of Australia’s favourite authors and illustrators in a delightful State Library of Victoria touring exhibition for children.

Gertrude Contemporary
21-31 High Street, Preston South 3072.
(03) 9419-3406
Fax 9419-2518.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
To Nov 4 Tony Garifalakis (VIC) and Joaquin Segura (Mexico), curated by Ivan Muniz Reed.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 12 Making History: The Boyd Family.
To Feb 25, 2018 Albert Tucker: Australian Stories.
To March 18, 2018 New Acquisitions: The Heide Collection.
Nov 4 to March 4, 2018 Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy.
From Nov 18 Making History: Nolan at the Newsagent.

Heritage Hill Museum and Gardens
66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9793-4511.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
Oct 26 to Nov 24 Journey to Success – an exhibition celebrating Dandenong business leaders an exhibition of prominent local business identities. Nov 30 to Dec 19 Artist in Residency Exhibition – featuring artists from the 2017 program.

Hills Art Market
The Dandenong Ranges
Memorial Avenue, Emerald 3782.
An outdoor exhibition space showcasing local emerging and professional painters, ceramicists, sculptors, illustrators, jewellers, glass and mixed media artists. On the second Sat of each month from 9-3pm.

Incinerator Gallery
(map ref Melway 28 D7)
180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 26 Incinerator Art Award – Cigdem Aydemir, Hayley Millar-Baker, Sheena Colquhoun, Jacquelene Drinkall, Carly Fischer, Rew Hanks, Heather Hesterman, Alana Hunt, Kelly Hussey-Smith and Alan Hill, Thea Jones, Aaron Martin, Mohsen Meysami, Phuong Ngo, Becc Ország, Perdita Phillips, Jacob Raupach, Georgia Robenstone, Paul Trefry, Matthew Vaughan, Yandell Walton and Sharon West. The Incinerator Art Award is an award of national significance with entries received from every state and territory in Australia. The award showcases the work of 22 artists who interrogate contemporary culture in their practices to achieve and influence social change. The award is inspired by the original architects of the Incinerator Gallery, Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony, who believed that art and architecture practices are ethical enterprises that should aim to bring about positive social change.

Left: Tina Hunter, Native Dream, 2017, oil on canvas, 90 x 90cm
Right: Libby Hackett, Hello Cockie, 2017, oil on canvas, 120 x 90cm

The Joel Gallery
5 Sargood Street, Altona 3018.
(03) 9398-2511.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
The Joel Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space hosting a diverse program of visual arts exhibitions by professional and community artists.

Kosnar’s Picture Framing
488 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale 3020.
(03) 9370-5744.
We offer a large range of frame styles for the artist and collector.
Expert advice in framing design for all types of artwork.

Manningham Art Gallery
Manningham City Square (MC²),
687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108.
(03) 9840-9367.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 11 Double Take in Wood – the annual exhibition of work from members of the Victorian Woodworkers Association. Comprising two parts, the first, Create from a Crate includes works made entirely from recycled timber packaging, whilst the second features fine woodwork that celebrates the makers’ talents and passion for working with wood.

Brian Cush, Pinch Blond, Victorian Ash, brushed aluminium, concrete, 43 x 158 x 31cm

Also, Sandhya Porritt: Undulating Scapes. Porritt’s fascinating macrophotography documents the minute, often unseen landscapes, patterns and hidden beauty within tree bark and vegetation.


Sandhya Porritt, Not titled, September 2017, digital macro photographic print on archival cotton rag, pigment

Maroondah Access Gallery
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 25 Ringwood Art Society was established in 1966 by a small group of dedicated artists who shared a passion for the arts and liked to get together to paint. Supported by Maroondah City Council, Ringwood Art Society has become an integral part of the arts community in the Shire and a regular feature here with this annual showcase of their work.

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
(map ref Melway 103 E3)
390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin 3910.
(03) 9789-1671.
Director: John M.Cunningham.
Entry by donation.
Gallery, shop and café hours Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 12 Tina Haim – Tina Haim-Wentscher – Tina Wentcher: Sculptor 1887-1974.
Also, Stephen Haley: Out of Place.
Nov 26 to March 18, 2018 Framing Nature.

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Nov 26 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref Melway 145 G4)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 26 National Photographic Portrait Prize – see 49 of the year’s best photographic portraits at the 2017 National Photographic Portrait Prize, including the award-winning work by Gary Grealy of Richard Morecroft and Alison Mackay. A National Portrait Gallery exhibition.

Noah John Thompson, Eva and Finn, 2016

Also, Character Traits: Portraits from the MPRG Collection – draws together over 60 portraits from the MPRG collection, including works by Tom Roberts, Janet Cumbrae-Stewart, Arthur Boyd, Fred Williams, Noel Counihan, Richard Larter, Louis Kahan, Pam Hallandal, Mike Parr and Gareth Sansom.

Tom Roberts, Marie Wischer (1896), pastel on paper
Gift of Beverly Brown in memory of her father Dr Joseph Brown AO OBE, 2014

Nillumbik Artists Open Studios
Studios open Sat-Sun 18 and 19, 25 and 26 Nov, 11am to 5pm. Join us in celebrating 30 years of Nillumbik Artists Open Studios. Across two weekends in Nov, 35 artists will open up their creative spaces throughout the the Artisan Hills free for the public. Iconic studios that at synonymous with the area such as artist residency Dunmoochin, The Baldessin Press & Studio, Creek House Studios and The Pittards will be amongst the 25 studios open on the weekends. For more information visit

Jessica Jarvie, A humble little tree, 2017, watercolour on paper, 55.88 x 50.8cm

Chris Pittard, A quite place, 2016, ink, watercolour and pastel pencil, 97 x 76cm

TarraWarra Museum of Art
(map ref Melway 277 B2)
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100.
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Concession $5, Free entry for children 12 and under.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for public programs and events.
To Nov 12 TarraWarra International 2017: All that is solid….

Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7)
Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00, closed Sun, Mon and public hols.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
Nov 16 to Dec 18 Gallery One: Home – Zia Atahi, Renee Dixson, Mahla Karimian, Pierre Mukeba and ZakiriaTahirian.
Also, Spoken word video works: Tariro Mavondo and Abdul Hammoud.
Free Film Screening: Constance on the Edge with Q&A: Fri Nov 24, 7pm and Sun Nov 26, 2pm.

Whitehorse Artspace
Box Hill Town Hall,
1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9262-6250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Nov 11 Evolution – delicate paper-cut works by invited artist, Roma McLaughlin. Evolution is an exhibition of works informed by McLaughlin’s surrounds, the bustling and culturally diverse Box Hill. With a constantly evolving landscape her artistic practice boldly reflects her environment.

Roma McLaughlin, Market, Box Hill Series, paper-cut, 2015. © The artist

Nov 16 to Dec 21 Reflection: Australian Quilts in Public Places – a spectacular display of original textile artworks has been created on the theme of ‘reflection’. Wide-ranging interpretations have been produced using textiles in a great diversity of styles using multiple materials and techniques. This show is a testimony to the imagination, creativity and talents of art quilters across the continent. A selection of artists will be available for demonstrations each Saturday during the exhibition.

Noelle Lyon, Magnetic Magic, textile, 2013. © the artist

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
35-37 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140.
(03) 9294-6313.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.

Yering Station Art Gallery
(map ref Melway 275 C6)
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-0102.
Contact: Dr Ewen Jarvis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
To Nov 14 Main Gallery: David Bennett.
First Floor Gallery: Micaela Bumpstead.
To Dec 5 across the grounds of Yering Station: Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards 2017.
Nov 17 to Jan 7, 2018 Main Gallery: Steve Freestone.
First Floor Gallery: Girl in a Shed.