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 April 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Art at St Francis
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-2495. firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Brigitte Remmen.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
April 11 to May 9 Serious business a series of gouache paintings on 640gsm Arches paper by David Turner.
63 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9652-1222. www.hubfurniture.com.au
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.30, Sun closed.
May 11 to 31 Settlements by David Umemoto presents a commissioned collection of 27 unique limited edition cast concrete pieces.
Koorie Heritage Trust
Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8622-2600. email@example.com www.koorieheritagetrust.com
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 14 Weaving the Waterways: Women and Fishing. Weaving a connection of river-life, from the Murray to the Birrarung. Artists: Glenda Nicholls (Wadi Wadi/Yorta Yorta/Ngarrindgeri), Clair Bates (Malingappa/Paakantji, Barkindji), Donna Blackall (Yorta Yorta), Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung), Georgia MacGuire (Wurundjeri) and Bronwyn Razem (Gunditjmara). Curated by Glenda Nicholls.
National Gallery of Victoria The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, cnr Russell and Flinders streets,
(03) 8620-2222. www.ngv.vic.gov.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 18 Who’s Afraid of Colour?.
To June 4 Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred.
To July 16 Top Arts 2017.
To July 30 Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition.
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717. firstname.lastname@example.org www.rmit.edu.au/rmitgallery
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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To April 13 Photography 130 – Behind the Lens: 130 years of RMIT Photography. RMIT University’s photography students and staff have captured and contributed to the shifting cultural and political climate over the last 130 years. Photography 130 presents a fresh perspective on the history of photography through the lens of the University’s photographic history, legacy and culture. Free tours for school and community groups available. Daily 11-3pm. (03) 9925-1717.
Harry Nankin, The Burning Bush, 1991.Dye transfer fibre paper print, 47 x 56cm
ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589. email@example.com arcone.com.au
Directors: Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 13 Swing by Lydia Wegner.
April 19 to May 27 (opening Thurs April 20, 6-8pm) Vanity by Murray Fredericks.
Trent Crawford, More than Money, 2016, Single channel HD video, 04:13
March 29 to April 15 DEBUT XIII – Trent Crawford, Lucy Foster, Edith Gilfedder, Silvi Kadillari, Darcy Smith and Julia Trybala. Curated by Leslie Eastman, Kiron Robinson, David Thomas and Brigid Hansen (gallery intern).
Edith Gilfedder, Grid Generation No. 2, 2016, pigmented ink on paper, 119 x 86cm. Courtesy the artist
April 19 to May 6 Informe by Jamie Hall and Tara O’Conal.
Jamie Hall, Rock System III, 2016, Bronze, porcelain, steel, wire rope, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist
31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775. firstname.lastname@example.org www.craft.org.au
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Sun and public hols.
To April 15 dana harris: memento – making unanticipated but distinct connections between disparate stimuli and forms of information, Harris hand crafts highly refined works that are evidence of particular social, cultural and artistic links.
Dana harris, Nishi Magome floorplan
Also, Lisa Waup X Verner Window Exhibition. Award-winning Gunditjmara and Torres Strait Islander artist Lisa Waup collaborates with cutting edge Australian label VERNER and Craft on a new collection of clothing and accessories, fusing art and fashion.
April 16 to May 7 BOTANICA window exhibition. Exploring our fascination with vessels as both works of art and functional objects, Botanica presents a collaboration between bespoke florist studio, Cecilia Fox and contemporary craftspeople.
April 22 to May 27 Emerging Maker and Curator Showcase Slice of Life – Mechelle Bounpraseuth, Julie Burleigh, Phil Ferguson (Chili Philly), Katie Jacobs, Tricia Page, Josephine Mead and Cat Rabbit – examines a contemporary approach to everyday objects and still lifes, curated by Sophia Cai.
Also, Tessy King Sunroom by Tessy King – examines the ceramic vessel, ‘investigating its significance and potential’ for spatialisation. Curated by Jade Bitar.
Flinders Lane Gallery
137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-3332. email@example.com www.flg.com.au
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.
April 4 to 28 Gallery 1 & 2: Bonjour Mamacita by Josh Robbins.
Josh Robbins, I like pink, you like pink, let’s get it on, 2017,diptych, oil on canvas, 200 x 201cm
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966. firstname.lastname@example.org www.fortyfivedownstairs.com
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
April 4 to 13 Away From Home photography by Tammy Law.
Also, flux & stasis mixed media by Josephine Fagan.
April 18 to 29 Market Market painting and drawing by Gavin Brown. Also, Colour (Kele) painting, ceramics and object by Keringke Arts.
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9697-9999. www.accaonline.org.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
April 8 to June 25 Influential Australian Artist Series – Claire Lambe: Mother Holding Something Horrific. Borrowing from the conventions of television, cinema and theatre, Claire Lambe brings sculptural objects and props, performance and images into free association – provoking existential questions related to identity, sexuality and vulnerability. In this major exhibition of newly commissioned work, the artist’s most ambitious project to date, Lambe works with sculpture, photography, biography and theatrical mise-en scène to create intimate and psychological spaces in an attempt to describe the human condition in its cruel reality and horrifying glory.
Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-7885. email@example.com www.austapestry.com.au
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 Keith Tyson and Guan Wei.
To April 13 Body and Cloth: Performing Textiles.
Friends of the ATW Forum: Kate Just, Slow Art Collective + Sarah crowEST with moderator Jason Smith. Thurs April 6, 7pm. Tickets from www.austapestry.com.au/whats-on
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400. firstname.lastname@example.org www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/mlg
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
April 12 to May 13 (opening Tues April 11, 5.30-7.30pm) Lauren Burkowitz: Bottles. The original version of Bottles was shown in 1994. In 2017, Bottles is even more potent incorporating issues associated with waste, consumerism, recycling, cultural consumption and beauty, themes that are in the spotlight as much right now if not more than they were 22 years ago. Lauren Berkowitz is an Australian installation artist, working mostly with ephemeral and site-specific works that evoke the passage of time and our place within it. Berkowitz has been at the forefront of art and issues to do with climate change since the early 1990s. Her poetic and compelling installations addressing some of the most pressing aesthetic and social concerns of our time have been included in major national and international surveys of contemporary art.
National Gallery of Victoria NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222. www.ngv.vic.gov.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 2016 NGV Architecture Commission: M@ STUDIO Architects.
To April 17 Lawrence Weiner: OUT OF SIGHT.
To April 30 REALTIME: Miyanaga Akira.
To June 18 William Eggleston: Portraits.
To July 16 Ross Coulter: Audience.
To July 30 Zoé Croggon.
To Aug 27 Bill Henson.
To Nov Creating the Contemporary Chair: The Gordon Moffatt Gift.
To Dec The Language of Ornament.
March 31 to June 18 Love: Art of Emotion.
April 28 to July 9 Van Gogh and the Seasons.
Tord Boontje designer Dutch born 1968, Moroso, Udine manufacturer Italy est. 1952 Shadowy armchair, 2009 designed, 2016 manufactured varnished steel, polyethylene, rubber, 159.8 x 108 x 93.6cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased with funds donated by Gordon Moffatt AM
The Dax Centre
Rear of 30 Royal Parade, Parkville 3010.
(03) 9035-6258. email@example.com www.daxcentre.org
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.
Marcus Volz, Generative Algorithm 2B-rw, 2016, digital image
April 26 to May 5 Group Conversations; Australia’s Shame, curated by Sam Harrison.
Sam Harrison, Forged Seeds, work on paper, 2016
The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne,
Swanston Street (between Elgin and Faraday streets),
Fax 9349-3518. firstname.lastname@example.org www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au
Director: Kelly Gellatly.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To June 11 Not As The Songs of Other Lands: 19th Century Australian and American Landscape Painting.
March 28 to July 9 Tom Nicholson: I was born in Indonesia.
March 28 to Aug 27 Syria: Ancient History–Modern Conflict.
April 19 to July 16 John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea.
Also, EXIT an idea by Paul Virilio, created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Mark Hansen, Laura Kurgan and Ben Rubin, in collaboration with Robert Gerard Pietrusko and Stewart Smit.
Joshua McClelland Print Room Rathdowne Galleries
310 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North 3054.
(03) 9347 6118, 9347-1854. email@example.com
Directors: Joan McClelland and Patricia Williams.
Rathdowne Directors: Philippa and Bill Kelly. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
120 Langford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9328-8658. Langford120@gmail.com www.langford120.com.au
Directors: Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco.
Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 15 Expulsion to Resurrection by Warren Breninger, and Corallium by Wilma Tabacco.
Wilma Tabacco, From the ‘Corallium’ Series, 2017, acrylic and pigment on canvas board, 30 x 80 cm
April 22 to May 21 (opening Sat April 22, 2-4pm) Georgica by Jan Davis, and Recent Work by Jim Pavlidis. Also, Cruciforms by Linda Pickering.
Jan Davis, Georgica 13, 2017, ink, woodblock on Japanese paper, paper approximately 78 x 54cm
Lulu Cafe & Gallery
506 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne 3051.
0432-578-195. email@example.com www.lulucafegallery.com.au www.facebook.com/events/378875849123993/
Tues-Sun 11.00 until late.
April 27 to 30 (opening Thurs April 27, 6.30-8.30pm) Realisations by Stephen Booth – an Australian painter who lived in Rome for nine years, has now returned to Melbourne. Since the end of the 1990s his style has evolved from bold, graphic botanicals to the romanticism of Italy. Realisations brings together his passion for food and design, depicted in intricate plates displaying comestibles, along with his surreal interpretations of food, Italian architecture and landscapes.
RMIT Project Space / Spare Room
RMIT Building 94.2,
23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9925-4971. intersect.rmit.edu.au
Managed by: RMIT:ART:INTERSECT
Free entry, wheelchair access.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 8.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
March 31 to May 11 (opening Thurs March 30, 5-7pm) An Exhibition Celebrating Two Decades of the Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Scholarship for Emerging Victorian Printmakers ñ with artists Jazmina Cininas, Andrew Gunnell, Carolyn Hawkins, Clare Humphries, Deb Taylor and Jessi Wong. Curated Dr Richard Harding (RMIT University) and Anne Virgo OAM (Australian Print Workshop).
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577. miesf.com.au/steps-gallery
To April 4 Here & Now – Angela Abbott, Margaret Cowling, Jennifer Fyfe and Maggie Chiara.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
April 4 to 12, 4 at Steps – Thalia Andrews, Frixos Ioannides, Steve Messinis and Mary Raphael.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
April 18 to 27 (opening Wed April 19, 6.30-7.30pm) Miracles of Religion by Grazia Marin.
Daily 12.00 to 4.00.
Grazia Marin, Dirty Dancing in the Garden of Eden (detail), 2017, oil, acrylic, pen, 90 x 120cm
Grazia Marin, Brides of Christ (detail)
Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford
11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Fax 9418-6499. firstname.lastname@example.org www.alcastongallery.com.au Director: Beverly Knight (approved to value Aboriginal paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and artefacts for the Cultural Gifts Program) and Marielle Soni.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
April 4 to 22 Pink Terraces by Dean Smith.
Also, The Raft of the Tagata Pasifika (People of the Pacific) by Greg Semu.
Raymond Arnold, Consolidated I, 2016, etching on 300 gsm Arches paper, edition 3, first state, 80 x 115cm
Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
April 22 to June 3 NATURE a collection of large-scale colour lithographs produced in collaboration with APW Printers by artists Kate Hudson, Barbie Kjar, Marion Manifold and Melissa Smith.
April 20 to May 2 (opening Thurs April 20, 6-8pm) Gallery 1: Grid Meditation & Square Works collaborative show by Wladyslaw Ratuszyinski and Leigh Hewitt.
Gallery 2: Continuum of variation by David Freney-Mills.
Gallery 3: Collision by Ryan F Kennedy.
Zoë Croggon, Untitled #2, 2015, collage of Giclée print, 65 x 46cm. Courtesy the artist, Daine Singer, Melbourne and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
Front Gallery: Wrong Solo (Agatha Gothe-Snape & Brian Fuata) presents I Am A Branch Floating On A Swollen River After The Rain. Read more…
Wrong Solo, Wrestling / Resting, performance documentation, improvisation 5/3/17, Artspace Studios, Sydney Photograph: Ella Sutherland Courtesy the artists
April 8 to May 6 Gertrude Glasshouse, 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood: Josey Kidd-Crowe.
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9995-8643. www.incube8r.com.au
Tues 11.00 to 5.00, Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To April 4 The Light Fantastic – travel along rainbow highways to technicolour worlds within psychedelic dreams.
Emma Hampton, Obscured by Light, acrylic on canvas, 40xm x 34.5cm
April 7 to 23 (opening Thurs April 6, 6pm) Botanica – join us as we dust off the dirt and create a new kind of oasis with artists Elle-louise Burguez, Sophie Chalk, Romy Eggleston, Alice Fennessy, Lucinda Florence, Anna May Henry, Sue McFarland, Megan Latter, Karina Leddin, Rebecca Lourey, Adrianna Mammino, Caroline O’Brien, Laura Owsianka, Lucy Roleff and Shanti Shea An.
Lucy Roleff, In The Warm Room, 2017
April 28 to May 7 (opening Thurs April 27, 6pm) The Art Of Adornment – featuring a broad spectrum of Contemporary Art Jewellers and collaborating artisans based in Melbourne.
Matt Hinkley, Untitled, 2016, installation view ‘The world precedes the eye’, Gallery 1, Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore, LASALLE College of the Arts, polyurethane resin, pigment, installation, dimensions variable Photograph: Weighing Deng. Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
Tacit Contemporary Art
312 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
0423-323-188. email@example.com www.tacitart.com.au
Director: Keith Lawrence.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 2 G1: East Coast Echoes by Janis Runting. G2: The Technology of Enchantment by Elizabeth Hickey. G4: Fully Loaded Wishing Machine by Andrew Stevenson. G5 & G6: Works group show – Regina Tamuz, Ginny Grayson, Marilyn Rodwell, Susan Wald and David Wayman. Peter Mac Project Space: Entangle by Pei Yi Wang.
April 5 to 23 (opening Wed April 5, 6.30-8pm) G1: Friends & Beasts by Christine Goerner. G2: Botanicals by Nabeel Khan. G3: currently untitled (new small works) by Mark Minty. G4: 233_C by Mark Gussy. G5: Form – Formless by Oliver Ashworth-Martin.
G6: I’m Not Done by Charley-Lois Davis. Peter Mac Project Space: The Dogs What Kissed by Craig Daniels.
April 26 to May 14 (opening Wed April 26, 6.30-8pm) G1: Girls by Mike Fritz. G2: Inside Out by Sandie Wright. G3: All That Glitters by Janine McGuinness. G4: The colours & shapes of the coastal fringe by Jennifer Plunkett. G5: Musical Rhythms & Island Magic by Rafael Gurvich. Peter Mac Project Space: Jennifer Plunkett and Rafael Gurvich.
Julian Di Martino, Simpson and her Deer, 93 x 65 x 46cm
Julian Di Martino,The Team, 70 x 12 x 10cm
Gallery 2: (opening Sat April 22, 3-5pm Conversations – Timothy Ang, Holly Block, Vismante Cai, David McBurney, Ester Poyas, Marium Quettawalla, Melody Spangaro, Natalie Tan, Carolyn Wassell and Daniel Worth.
Arts Project Australia
24 High Street, Northcote 3070.
Fax 9482-1852. firstname.lastname@example.org www.artsproject.org.au
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00. For artwork enquiries please contact the gallery.
To April 22 Home & the fabric of the familiar. To feel at home is a very personal response. Based on a sense of safety, comfort and belonging, it ultimately feeds our universal desire for sanctuary. Home & the fabric of the familiar is an exhibition by Arts Project Australia artists which explores this complex weave of memory, yearning and emotional responses. Artists include Brigid Hanrahan, Chris O’Brien, Simon Paredes and Lisa Reid amongst others. Curated by Penelope Hunt. Also, The Song Till The End a solo show by Laura Sheehan.
Laura Sheehan, The Blue Camel, 2016, acrylic on paper, 38.5 x 34.5cm
Chris O’Brien, Monty and Chris, 2015, drypoint, 1/3, 24.5 x 19.5cm
Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
(03) 9389-8622. email@example.com www.moreland.vic.gov.au/counihan-gallery
Gallery: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
Office: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 9 Leather Poisoning: Football Possessions – Noel Counihan, Tony Albert, Rupert Betheras, Bernadette Atkinson, Kate Daw & Stewart Russell, Gabrielle De Vietri, Rennie Ellis, Paula Hunt, Michael Leunig, Anne McMaster, Marlene Gilson and Jim Pavlidis. Curated by Victor Griss. A group of artists offer critical and comic insights into ‘football culture’ or muse on the football stadium as site of ritual, spectacle, group dynamics and politics.
Rennie Ellis, Carlton Supporter, VFL Grand Final 1982, C-type print, 50.8 x 40.6cm. Courtesy Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive
April 21 to May 21 (opening Thurs April 20, 6-8pm) Flow – Colleen Boyle, Clara Brack, Garth Henderson, Heather Hesterman, Bridget Hillebrand, Penelope Hunt, Rebecca Mayo, Harry Nankin, Jen Rae, Dominic Redfern, Cameron Robbins, Sarah Tomasetti and Mauritzio Toscano. Curated byHeather Hesterman. Flow is a peculiar type of motion; what water does when ice sheets melt; what makes rivers etch the earth over eons; humanity’s movement from the past into the future. Flow invites us to witness the ecological present while hearing the call of our common ecological future.
Heather Hesterman, Lake Mungo, evidence of water, 2016, digital print, dimensions variable. Courtesy the artist
Artist and curator talks: Sat May 6, 2.30-3.30pm. Part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 – a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change.
For full free public program please see our website www.artclimatechange.org
Islamic Museum of Australia
15A Anderson Road, Thornbury 3071.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Visiting the Islamic Museum of Australia: Five permanent galleries – Islamic Faith, Islamic Contributions to Civilisation, Islamic Art, Islamic Architecture, Australian Muslim History and the visiting exhibition gallery. School and education tours and art workshops are available. Enjoy a scrumptious meal, coffee or light snack at the museum café, Modern Middle Eastern, by Masterchef finalist Samira El Khafir. For more information, or to book a tour please call or visit our website.
To June 24 AMA: Australian Muslim Artists – Leslie Eastman, Jake Carter, Elif Sezen, Avni Dauti, Lara Chamas and Reem Faiq.
421 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
0478-686-182. firstname.lastname@example.org somaartspace.com
Wed-Sat 6.00 to 8.00.
March 31 to April 14 (opening Fri March 31, 6-8pm) Everywhere/Nowhere – an interactive installation exploring conceptual mapping and new works by Hannah Curtis, Lillian Morrissey and Aime Smith.
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
Fax 9428-3571. email@example.com www.niagaragalleries.com.au
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
April 3 to 29 Competing Interests by Helen Wright. Part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 – a festival of exhibitions and events harnessing the creative power of the Arts to inform, engage and inspire action on climate change. www.artclimatechange.org
Helen Wright, Rise and Fall VI, 2013 fibre coated cast resin and plastic 25 x 10 x 12cm
Helen Wright, A change in the weather is bound to be extreme 2, 2016-2017, charcoal and graphite on paper 143.5 x 97.5cm
Also showing in our stockroom: Rick Amor, Terry Batt, Stephen Benwell, Tony Bevan (UK), Paul Boston, Angela Brennan, Robert Bridgewater, Julia Ciccarone, Gunter Christmann, Brenda L. Croft, Fiona Foley, Star Gossage (NZ), Malaluba Gumana, Michelle Grabner (US), Rubaba Haider, Euan Heng, Dianne Jones, Jennifer Joseph, David Keeling, Yvonne Kendall, Richard Larter, Song Ling, Kevin Lincoln, Travis MacDonald, Euan Macleod, Helen Maudsley, Noel McKenna, 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, Garawan Wanambi, Wukun Wanambi, Wolpa Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).
8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9593-9366. www.brightspace.com.au
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00. April 21 to May 13 Photo: by Martin Kantor ñ Book launch and exhibition.
James Phoenix, Bones, 2016, synthetic polymer paint and oil on linen, 51 x 51cm. Courtesy the artist
April 1 to 23 Anna Louise Richardson: Gift Horse.
Anna Louise Richardson, Phar Lap – Skin, 2017, charcoal on cement fireboard, 300 x 322cm. Courtesy the artist and MARS gallery, Melbourne
The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9209-6777. firstname.lastname@example.org www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/the_gallery.htm
Mon-Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
March 29 to April 19 Anne Middleton examines the beauty of the environment through a series of detailed botanical paintings, and Yan-Hong Huang up-cycles vintage glass items to create modern illuminated sculptures.
April 25 to May 15 Libby Pinkham, Tania Ferrier and Lyn Pool present work in diverse media focused on the found object, multiculturalism and the fictional narratives of Arthur Upfield.
Vivien Anderson Gallery
Ground Floor, 284-290 St Kilda Road,
St Kilda 3182.
(03) 8598 9657. email@example.com www.vivienandersongallery.com
Tue-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Specialising in exhibition and representation of Australian Indigenous artists for over 25 years.
March 29 to April 22 Un-resettling by James Tylor – an exhibition of photographs and objects. Un-resettling is a project of re-learning and practicing traditional Indigenous cultural practices in contemporary society that have been lost due to European colonisation of Australia.
James Tylor, Un-resettling (Scar Tree), 2016, from the series Un-resettling (Hauntings), hand coloured digital print, 50 x 50cm
James Tylor,Un-resettling (Dome hut with stone wind break), 2013, from the series Un-resettling (Dwellings), hand coloured digital print, 50 x 50cm
845 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9500-2119. www.artbank.gov.au
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.duldig.org.au
Tues, Thurs and second Sat of every month 1.00 to 3.00, or groups by appt.
From April 4 SLAWA: modernist art and design. Art, invention and reinvention – discover the world of a Viennese modernist in Melbourne. Open Saturday and curators floor talk: Sat April 8, 1-3pm.
1489 Malvern Road, Glen Iris 3146.
(03) 9822-0833. email@example.com www.tencubed.com.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A private collection of contemporary art, open to the general public.
To May 20 Alexander Knox. Ten Cubed’s first exhibition of the year will be an exhibit by our tenth and final artist in the Ten Cubed core collection, Alexander Knox. Knox is a Melbourne-based artist whose sculpture practice ranges from the discrete to the monumental. The exhibition will include works that are part of the Ten Cubed collection alongside two ambitious new works that employ art historical references to explore the nexus between abstraction and figuration. Alexander Knox is represented by Murray White Room.
Alexander Knox, Old ways, 2015, solid beech
236 High Street, Kew 3101.
(03) 9855-0327. www.birdsgallery.com.au
Wed and Sat 10.00 to 3.00, Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
April 8 to 29 Still recent paintings by Laura White.
East & West
665 High Street, East Kew 3102.
(03) 9859-6277. firstname.lastname@example.org www.eastwestart.com.au
Director: Marjorie Ho.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Specialists in Asian Fine Arts and Antiques.
April 6 to May 31 (opening Thurs April 6, 6.30pm) Dr Ray Hearn: Art & Anthropology – exhibiting drawings and sculptures, Ban Ko Noi potters work and historical Thai artefacts.
Talk and opening by Dr Don Hein archaeologist, Research Fellow Freer-Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution.
Dr Ray Hearn, Shards 2, 76 x 56cm
Eastgate Gallery Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9818-1656. email@example.com www.eastgatejarman.com.au
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. Through April Group exhibition of selected artists from the Eastgate stockroom.
Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hawthornstudiogallery.com.au
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 22 Shadow Theatre by Ralf Kempken. This exhibition shows the diversity of Ralf Kempken’s art practice, from cutting and spraying multi layered complex stencils to his refined hand cut artwork which he calls ‘screens’, where the image is created from the negative space. The ‘stencil’ artwork focuses on the images of Melbourne and features the city’s iconic trams and scenes. The stencil is used to spray images in many variations, but in limited series, each stencil is unique and numbered.
Ralf Kempken, Royal Arcade #6, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120cm
Ralf Kempken, Reflective Sphere, hand cut paper, 70 x 70cm
72 Barkers Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9079-0943. email@example.com www.quadrantgallery.com.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
March 30 to April 29 Connections by Faye De Pasquale and Dawn Looper – an exciting survey exhibition. The artists deep love of painting is revealed in the subjects that these two very different artists have chosen. The works, while executed from personal perspectives display the connection that the artists who have been friends for many years both have with nature.
Faye de Pasquale, Exciting Encounter
Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4626. firstname.lastname@example.org www.townhallgallery.com.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To May 7 What’s Happening Here? delves deeper into the current Melbourne trend towards abstract painting. Featuring Elyss McCleary, Laura Skerlj, Nyah Cornish, Jahnne Pasco-White, Eleanor Louise Butt, Merryn Lloyd, Anthea Kemp and Minna Gilligan.
Elyss McCleary, Feeling a Pace, 2017, oil on canvas, 138 x 123cm
Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads,
(03) 9524-3402. www.gleneira.vic.gov.au
Curator: Diane Soumilas.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To April 2 Home an exhibition featuring a new series of photographs by Linda Wachtel examining a diversity of domestic environments. Also includes works by Jane Burton, Graham Fletcher, Prudence Flint, Lee Grant, Janina Green, Noel McKenna and Wolfgang Sievers.
April 6 to 23 Private Lives…Public Spaces – Glen Eira Artists Society.
Also, Windows on the World – Glen Eira Cheltenham Art Group.
April 28 to May 21 Other Worlds: Creatures of the In-between by Kate Beynon.
Kate Beynon, Fox Spirit Hearts Vase, 2016, From the Apotropaic Vessels series (no. 2), watercolour, gouache and pencil on cotton rag, 43 x 29.7cm. Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
(03) 9509-9855. email@example.com www.diggins.com.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions.
To May 6 Robert Clinch: The Goggomobil D’Art Project. The classic 1960s Goggomobil sports car painted with over 60 signature paper darts by Robert Clinch. Along with the car itself, the exhibition includes drawings, paintings, and a preview of a forthcoming documentary about the project.
Robert Clinch, The Goggomobil D’art Project, 2016-2017, painted paper darts on a Goggomobil Dart car. Photograph: Karl von Moller
G1 and G2: Kingston Arts Centre,
979 Nepean Hwy, Moorabbin 3189.
G3 Artspace: Shirley Burke Theatre,
64 Parkers Road, Parkdale, 3195.
(03) 9556-4440. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kingstonarts.com.au
Free admission to all gallery spaces.
Wed-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
April 1 to 22 G3 Artspace: Lens Mist – the top 20 entries and winners. An exhibition of shortlisted works from Kingston Art’s Lens Mist photography competition by Port Phillip Bay responding to this year’s theme ‘our changing environment’.
April 13 to May 15 (opening Wed April 11, 6-8pm) G1 and G2: What the Eye Forgets to See – Lisa OíKeefe, Cliff Macalpine, Geoff Allen, Christine Cairns, Pamela Dooley and Esther McIntyre. A group exhibition of new drawings by the Friday Afternoon Drawing Class which explores their skills in observational, landscape and abstract drawing techniques.
April 28 to June 3 G3 Artspace: Common Threads by Jo Roszkowski and Juliet D. Collins. An exhibition about place, shared experience and a yearning to learn about the creative drive to express. Both artists are interested in collaborating through the idea of ‘common threads’, creating works where rich layers are a metaphor for the human psyche.
ArtSpace at Realm
179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545. email@example.com www.artsinmaroondah.com.au
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 16 Striking a rich vein by Kate Rohde. Rohde has worked with a wide range of synthetic materials to re-imagine the natural world _ often inspired by museum displays and specimens. In this substantial installation she turns her attention to the world of geology and minerals. Presented in a baroque style reminiscent of a historical wunderkammer, Rohde immerses us in a strange world of curious imaginary specimens and glowing grottos.
Kate Rohde, Striking a Rich Vein, installation view, ArtSpace at Realm
From April 24 ANZAC through the eyes of young people – students from Ringwood Heights Primary School and the Media and Communication Department at RMIT University present video and other works reflecting on ANZAC Stories.
Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030. www.gallery.baag.com.au
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To April 9 Structured Intentions ceramic art by Jack Latti and Marlize Myburgh.
April 14 to May 14 Bottom of the Garden glass and paintings by Jenny Culic.
Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, call for weekend hours. April 19 to 30 (opening Thurs April 20, 6-8pm) It’s me, I’ve come home by Jodie Brandsma.
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7-27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060. firstname.lastname@example.org www.bundoorahomestead.com
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 2 Bundoora Nebula Residency ñ Patrick Francis & Sandra Long.
To April 30 Closing The Distance – Kevin Chin, Pei Pei He, Pia Johnson, Lindy Lee, Owen Leong, Eugenia Lim, Chun-Yu Liu, Jason Phu, Cyrus Tang, Guan Wei, Shen Wei and Louise Zhang. Curated by Sophia Cai. Also, Portraits Remastered by Patrick Francis.
April 5 to 30 Bundoora Nebula Residency – Claire Mooney and Amani Tia.
Photography workshop for kids (9-12 years): Wed April 5, 2-4pm with Pia Johnson. $15, book online.
Dancing Dog Café and Gallery
42a Albert Street, Footscray 3011.
From April 16 (opening Sun April 16, 3pm) People I’ve Been to by Dennis Fenlon.
Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre
Cnr Bell Street and St Georges Road, Preston 3072.
April 4 to 28 (opening Fri April 7, 6-8pm) Chimera a collective of artists ‘Within the Grid’ exhibition. ‘Chimera’ is a mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals, or anything composed of very disparate parts, or perceived as wildy imaginative, plausible, or dazzling.
Deakin University Art Gallery at Burwood
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125.
(03) 9244-5344. email@example.com www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/administrative-divisions/advancement/art-gallery
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To April 13 Godwin Bradbeer: Stigma and Enigma ñ features the work of Melbourne based artist Godwin Bradbeer, one of Australiaís most distinguished and celebrated draftsmen.
April 26 to May 26 Unproductive Thinking – questions how artists engage with time and how the production of art creates alternatives to our increasingly frenetic lives. Featuring work by leading emerging and established artists; Lauren Burrow, Jessie Bullivant, Eugene Carchesio, Elyse De Valle, Laresa Kosloff, Rob McHaffie, Ian Millis and Simon Zoric.
Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1896. www.thefac.com.au
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00. Art After Dark each night.
To April 8 FAC and Cube Galleries: Latin Ventana Arte, various dates.
April 20 to June 24 FAC Curved Wall Gallery: Interwoven Systems of Existence by Kerrie Warren. Meet the artist: Thurs June 6, 6pm. RSVP: (03) 9784-1060.
April 13 to May 6 Cube Gallery, Glass Cube Gallery + Art After Dark: Head Above Water video and performance art by Kit Wise and Tace Kelly.
Live street front performance art and meet the artists: Wed April 12, 6pm. RSVP: (03) 97784-1060.
Free entry to all exhibitions and events.
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500. www.heide.com.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 2 We who love: The Nolan slates.
To May 21 Making History: Charles Blackman.
To June 18 Charles Blackman: Schoolgirls, and Rebecca Mayo: Habitus.
The Incinerator Gallery
180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750. firstname.lastname@example.org Incineratorgallery.com
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
April 1 to May 19 A New World – Australian landscape painting has reflected our relationship to this country. From its European roots to a uniquely Australian vision, landscape painting has played a part in creating our national identity. In A New World we ask the question, what do depictions of landscape look like in an age of environment destruction, the globalisation of culture and uncertainty about our future? Includes works by Sam Leach, Saffron Newey, Joan Ross and Andrew Mezei.
Saffron Newey, Versions of Now, 2015, oil on canvas 35 x 54cm
Andrew Mezei, Gateway, 2013, oil on linen, 107 x 75cm
Kosnar’s Picture Framing
488 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale 3020.
(03) 9370-5744. www.kosnar.com.au
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. email@example.com www.manningham.vic.gov.au/manningham-art-gallery
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 5 to May 6 Show of Hands – a diverse collection of photographs from a group of emerging and established Melbourne photographers. Features stories of Indigenous culture and ceremony set against modern society, energetic depictions of protest and demonstrations and sensitive portraits of convent life, amongst many more images.
Maroondah Access Gallery
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545. firstname.lastname@example.org www.artsinmaroondah.com.au
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 4.00.
From April 7 Cultural Connections Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place. In 2005, the Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place was established to meet needs of the Indigenous families and community members in the Eastern Metropolitan region. Based on the concept of the neighbourhood house, the model includes a food bank and broader links to the Indigenous community. The works in this exhibition reflect the diversity of approaches to artmaking, including painting, traditional weaving and tool making. In doing so, Cultural connections builds upon the importance foundations of strong communities.
Matthew Bird, Dormitorium 2017, material vignette featuring choreographer and performance artist Phillip Adams . Photograph: Peter Bennetts
Sarcophagus, 2016, installation realised by architect Matthew Bird (Studiobird) with integrated film produced in Blairgowrie with Lillian Steiner (performance artist), James Wright (cinematographer) and JD Franzke (composer). First exhibited in the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2016. Photograph: Peter Bennetts
Wesley Stacey, Feather Queen, Les Girls, Kings Cross, 1970-71
Wesley Stacey,Burning forest remnant on the Monaro, 1981, chromogenic print, 35.5 x 55cm. Courtesy the artist
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395. email@example.com mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 30 TextaQueen: Between You and Me. TextaQueen explores gender, race and identity through the medium of fibre-tipped pens. This is a retrospective exhibition touring to Benalla Art Gallery and Tweed River Gallery throughout 2017. A Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery travelling exhibition. Also, and Matthew Clarke: Wallabies Republic, and Plan A / Plan B: the fanciful world of Stephen Mushin. A touring exhibition of drawings, 3D printed models and back-of-napkin calculations for unorthodox, but theoretically possible plans to save the world .
TarraWarra Museum of Art
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100. www.twma.com.au
Adults $7.50, Seniors $5.00, Concession free (students and pension card holders).
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for public programs and events.
To May 14 Louise Hearman this exhibition is organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Also, Yhonnie Scarce: Hollowing Earth.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441. firstname.lastname@example.org www.walkerstgallery.com.au
Tue-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.
To April 22 Gallery One and Two: She an annual exhibition presenting emerging female artists.
2017 features Lidia Cirianni, Silvi Kadillari, Hayley Tan, Wendy Grace and Grace Fraraccio.
Lidia Cirianni, Mother Is Present (detail), 2016, found furniture, 210 x 270 x 132cm
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9262-6250. www.whitehorseartspace.com.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To April 29 People I Have Met: Portraits by Francis Reiss. Photojournalist Francis Reiss has captured photographic portraits of intriguing luminaries throughout his long and productive career. People I have Met celebrates a life behind the lens.
April 5 to May 2 All Nations Foyer: Selected Works by Gwen Scott. This exhibition showcases a selection of limited edition linocut prints based on three series of works (Pomona, Spanish Dog and Suburban Tableau) produced by the artist since 2014. Gwen uses the reduction method to produce highly detailed and colourful prints.