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 gallery maps, an artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Melbourne art galleries and their February 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. email@example.com
Contact: Brigitte Remmen.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
Feb 10 to March 15 Pat Negri SSS (1935-2016): Priest – Preacher – Painter a retrospective exhibition of his art.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8663-2200. www.acmi.net.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 13 Philippe Parreno: Thenabouts a cinematic odyssey through light and sound. Controlled live by a gallery technician, every visit is unique.
Feb 2 to 5 Climax of the Next Scene by South Korean artist Jisun Kim – a bold video triptych that opens a portal onto a world of online games.
Feb 8 to July 2 Bombay Talkies: Indian cinema from the 1920s-1940s.
National Gallery of Victoria The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
cnr Russell and Flinders streets, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8620-2222. www.ngv.vic.gov.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 12 John Olsen: The You Beaut Country.
To Feb 19 Glenn Murcutt: Architecture of Faith.
To April 17 Who’s Afraid of Colour?.
Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul, Kaiadilt born 1937, My country, 2009, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 198.1 x 305.2cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, purchased, NGV Supporters of Indigenous Art, 2009 (2009.578), Paula Paul/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
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.
Like RMIT Gallery on Facebook.
Follow @RMITGallery on Twitter.
To Feb 18 Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts – (((20hz))), Alison Bennett, Drew Berry, Cameron Bishop, Chris Henschke, Harry Nankin, Andrea Rassell, Sean Redmond, Joshua Redmond, Simon Reis, Jodi Sita, Lienors Torre, Darrin Verhagen and Anne Scott Wilson. Morbis Artis explores the radical conjunction between the biomolecular and the artistic, and the thin doorway between life and death housed within discourses of disease.
Sat Feb 18 to Sun Feb 19 White Night Melbourne 7pm to 7am – RMIT Gallery open with last night of Morbis Artis.
Plus light projections: What Big Teeth You Have by Jazmina Cininas at Storey Hall Annex, 336 Swanston Street, and Ectoplasm, synthetic organic audio reactive light display by Mindbuffer and Andy Thomas at RMIT Gallery façade.
VIRAL SCREENS: Contagion by (((20 hz)), and Bacteria of the Eyes by Joshua and Sean Redmond at RMIT Info Corner windows (corner La Trobe Street).
Jazmina Cininas, What Big Teeth You Have Project concept, 2016
Mindbuffer & Andy Thomas, Ectoplasm Project concept, 2016
St Michael’s Gallery
120 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-5120. email@example.com www.stmichaels.org.au/gallery
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Feb 12 to 26 Reflections by Erin Katherine Cookson an Australian artist raised in the Sultanate of Brunei on the island of Borneo. The lush rainforest and traditional art practices inspired her love of painting, printmaking and mountainous landscapes. This exhibition explores mountains as a sacred space. In many cultures, mountains are meditative retreats, places of worship and revered as the closest point to the heavens and the stars. Erin’s artwork is a meditation on the mystery and magic of these sacred mountain spaces. Watercolours float underneath a delicate layer of mandala-like patterns creating a cascade of flowing marks along the surface of each mountain side.
Erin Katherine Cookson, O’er The Wild Mountains, 2016, watercolour and pencil, 40 x 40cm
Erin Katherine Cookson, The Mountains are Calling, 2016, watercolour and pencil, 40 x 40cm
ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589. firstname.lastname@example.org arcone.com.au
Directors: Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 7 to March 11 (opening Thurs Feb 9, 6-8pm) The Encroachment by Guo Jian.
Guo Jian, The Birds No.1, 2013, pigment print, 200 x 103cm
Guo Jian, The Landscape No.1, 2014, pigment print, five panels, each 200 x 69cm
BLINDSIDE Artist-Run Space
Nicholas Building, Level 7, Room 14,
37 Swanston Street (enter via lifts in Cathedral Arcade), Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0093. email@example.com www.blindside.org.au
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 11 Bureau For The Organisation Of Origins (BOO) – Ben Sheppard, Rushdi Anwar, Linda Choi, Caryi Fischer, Raafat Ishak & Tom Nicholson, Sean Lowrey, Elmedin Zunic and Mayatili & Wanjuk Marika, curated by Ben Sheppard.
Feb 15 to March 14 Heliotrope by Leslie Eastman.
Leslie Eastman, A History’s Shadow, 2010, camera obscura, suspended acrylic screen, optical lens, Light Projects, Melbourne
Sean Lowry, UNAUSTRALIA, 2013, overpainted wall painting, acrylic sign writing and gallery stock paint, 1800 x 1990cm Photograph: David Lawrey
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 public hols.
To Feb 11 Luminous Realms by Kate Rohde sees the Craft exhibition space transformed into a hallucinatory Wunderkammer to present an immersive installation of newly created and retrospective ornamental vases and vitrines.
Feb 18 to March 11 Fresh! Emerging Makers Graduate Show. This annual exhibition showcases the finest in Victorian graduates working with craft materials and processes. This group of emerging artists help shape the city’s iconic craft culture.
Kate Rohde, Animal Drop, 2016
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.
To Feb 11 Gallery 1: Warlukurlangu Artists.
Gallery 2: Artists of Ampilatwatja.
Feb 14 to March 4 Gallery 1: Forsaken Tranquility by Amber-rose Hulme.
Gallery 2: In Your Face curated portrait exhibition.
Amber-rose Hulme, Decommissioned Calm, 2016 pastel on paper, 150 x 100cm
Gayle Napangardi Gibson, Mina Mina Dreaming – Ngalyipi, 183 x 122cm
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.
Feb 7 to 18 Between the Lines mixed media by Open Canvas.
Also, ATTENTION TO DETAIL: Recent Works on Paper painting and drawing by Ailsa Campbell.
Feb 21 to March 4 EXPLORATIONS painting and sketches by Josef Brunhuber.
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.
To March 26 Sovereignty – featuring works by over 30 artists including Brook Andrew, William Barak, Lisa Bellear, Jim Berg, Maree Clark, Vicky Couzens, Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser, Gary Foley, Marlene Gilson, Kent Morris, Bill Onus, Steaphan Paton, Bronwyn Razem and Reko Rennie, among others. The sovereignty of First Nations peoples has never been ceded and is embodied culturally, historically and politically. The exhibition Sovereignty focuses upon contemporary art of First Nations peoples of South East Australia, including keynote historical works that express culturally and linguistically diverse narratives of self-determination, identity, sovereignty and resistance. Curated by Paola Balla (Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara) and Max Delany.
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 Janet Laurence.
To Feb 10, 40 Years of Contemporary Tapestry.
Feb 16 to April 13 Body and Cloth: Performing Textiles.
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400. firstname.lastname@example.org www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/engage/margaret-lawrence-gallery
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 3 to 11 (opening Thurs Feb 2, 5.30-7.30pm) Emerging From and Disappearing Towards Dust by Hannah Bertram. The research investigates the ambiguity of permanence and impermanence using the medium of dust. Through considering the relationship between ephemeral art and documentation, the material and poetic possibilities of dust in relation to time, and the melancholy experience of preservation and loss, the thesis articulates the concept of ‘enduring temporality’. It addresses questions about what we seek to preserve, compared to what we identify as worthless, and the paradox of experiencing life as perpetual, knowing that we return to dust.
Feb 17 to 25 (opening Thurs Feb 16, 5.30-7.30pm) Decomposing Contingencies by Nickk Hertzog. Decomposing Contingencies reconfigures digital materials towards a video installation of meaningful rearrangements. This project investigates how the excess of digital availability offers a means to rearrange, distort, and accelerate the contingencies of digital video to produce new material frameworks for meaning. Original additions and associations continually rework found materials towards spaces of new and ambiguous meanings presented in this installation. Through a range of video images, textures and associations, the exhibition accelerates the ambiguities of digital material and the poetic contingencies of meaning. These exhibitions comprise part of the VCA School of Art 2017 PhD Program.
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 Feb 26 Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists.
Also, Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids, and Jeppe Hein: Semicircular Space.
To March 13 David Hockney: Current.
To April 2016 Architecture Commission.
To April 30 REALTIME: Miyanaga Akira.
Feb 24 to Dec The Language of Ornament.
Manifattura Figli di Giuseppe Cantagalli, Florence (manufacturer) Vase c.1897, earthenware, 58.5 x 28.8 x 28.7cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, purchased, 1897 (386-D2)
117 Bridport Street, Albert Park 3206. www.ryazanoffgallery.com.au
Thur-Sun, 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 10 to March 10 (opening Fri Feb 10, 6-9pm) Fractured Landscapes by Ngaire Johansen-Cooper.
Artists talk: Fri Feb 10, 7pm.
Left: Organ Pipes Right: Tread Lightly on the Earth
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.
The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne, Swanston Street (between Elgin and Faraday streets), Parkville 3010.
Fax 9349-3518. firstname.lastname@example.org www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au
Director: Kelly Gellatly. Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 26 Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran: In the Beginning.
To March 19 Don’t Be Too Polite: Posters and Activism.
To March 26 Sister Corita’s Summer of Love.
To April 18 The Dead Donít Bury Themselves.
Joshua McClelland Print Room Rathdowne Galleries
310 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North 3054.
(03) 9347 6118.
Directors: Joan McClelland and Patricia Williams.
Rathdowne Directors: Philippa and Bill Kelly. email@example.com
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Through Feb Summer Stock Exhibition paintings, prints and drawings.
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.
Feb 11 to March 12 (opening Feb 11, 2-4pm) Global Centre for Drawing: Contemporary Australian Drawing #7 to be opened by Dr Janet McKenzie. Ellipsis: Street a series of photographs by Christopher Sanders.
Lectures: Feb 18 and 19 by Dr Janet McKenzie on Contemporary Drawing.
From Feb 24 a four-lecture series ‘The Treachery of Images’ presented by Dr Sophia Errey.
Installation view of ‘Contemporary Australian Drawing #6’ exhibition at Bury Art Museum, United Kingdom, 2016
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577. miesf.com.au/steps-gallery
Feb 6 to 12 Mixed Bag Exhibition – Christine Georgiou, Arthur Rundle and Judy Thamphicha. Daily 12.00 to 4.00.
Christine Georgiou 0402-260-464.
Feb 16 to 23 Flowers, Horses, Faces & Places by Claude Lugeul and Corrie Smit. Daily 10.30 to 4.00.
Claude 0407-043-274, Corrie 0418-521-304.
Left: Claude Luguel, Wild and Untamed, 2013, acrylic on canvas
Right: Judy Thamphicha, Mixed Bag Exhibition
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.
To Feb 25 Artists From The APY Lands.
Brunswick Street Gallery Nine galleries under one roof
322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9942-3141. email@example.com www.brunswickstreetgallery.squarespace.com
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 8.00.
Jan 27 to Feb 9 All Eyes on You by Christina Darras, Body Bits by Eloise Harper and Madeleine Joy, and Now Here Is Nowhere by Caesario, Moonrats by Claire Blackendaal and A Journey of Colour by Genevieve Engelhardt.
Also, Painting 2017, and Botany: Urban Forests. Feb 10 to 23 Lendtheend: Rufus Thomas-Webb, Tarkine: Ancient, Wild, Threatened, Climbing Devil’s Peak, and Contemporary Localised Survey.
Feb 24 to March 9 Old Life, The Cultural Landscape of Central Queensland by Jessica Anderson, and Skin by Joe Samuel.
Also, Heartstrings by Grace Louise, Welcome We’re Closed by Jay Dee, Six Maybe Seven, and Printmaking 2017.
292 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
0411-650-399. firstname.lastname@example.org www.collingwoodgallery.com.au
To Feb 9 Summer Salon. 12.00 to 5.00 (except Mon).
Feb 11 to 22 (opening Sat Feb 11, 2pm) John Bartlett: Recent Works. Daily 12.00 to 5.00 (except Mon).
Feb 25 to March 9 (opening Fri Feb 24, 6pm) Stephen Armstrong: Recent Works paintings and prints from the last five years. Daily 12.00 to 5.00 (except Mon).
200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Fax 9419-2519. email@example.com www.gertrude.org.au
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Feb 3 to March 11 This is Not a Love Song – Sarah Contos (NSW), William E. Jones (USA), Greg Semu (New Zealand / Samoa / NSW), Young Hae Chang Heavy Industries (South Korea), Justine Pluvinage (France) and Jake & Dinos Chapman (UK). Gertrude Glasshouse: 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood VIC 3066. Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 23 to March 4 The Design Plot by Shelley Lasica.
Justine Pluvinage, Jo, 2012, HD video, colour, sound, 6 minutes
Catherine Ryan, Why, Why Can’t This Moment Last Forever More?, 2016, (installation view, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne), vinyl record, Technics SL-1300 turntable, stereo system, speakers. Photograph: Zan Wimberley
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.
Feb 9 to 26 (opening Thurs Feb 9, 6pm) The Love Show – artists explore the intricacies of love.
March 2 to 19 (opening Thurs March 2, 6pm) Memento Mori – reflecting on the idea of the mortal and immortal self.
Left: Seth Searle, Rosemary, The Love Show Right: Tess Choden, Untitled, Momento Mori
PG Printmaker Gallery
227 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9417-7087. firstname.lastname@example.org www.printgal.com.au
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Contemporary works on paper, specialising in limited edition fine art printmaking since 1975.
Australian, Indigenous Australian and international artists.
Port Jackson Press Australia
84 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9419-8988. email@example.com www.portjacksonpress.com.au
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.
Feb 9 to 26 Voices: Three Identities in Contemporary Printmaking.
Feb 10 to 26 LWOO with A Heart’s Desire by Prue MacDougall, and Come out to Play by Kyoko Imazu.
Tacit Contemporary Art
312 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
0423-323-188. firstname.lastname@example.org www.tacitart.com.au
Director: Keith Lawrence.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 8 to 26 (opening Wed Feb 8, 6.30-8pm) Editions 2017 Tacit’s annual contemporary print exhibition featuring Elizabeth Banfield, T J Bateson, Louise Blyton, Peter Brown, Craig Daniels, Kevin Foley, Peter Garnick, Janet Goldman, Jackie Gorring, Carolyn Hawkins, Jodi Heffernan, Ying Huang, Kate Hudson, Clare Humphries, Kim Hyun Ju, Kyoko Imazu, Lana de Jager, Shane Jones, Sheridan Jones, Myra Kaufman, Marita Kelly, Michele Kershaw, Deborah Klein, Damon Kowarsky, Marion Manifold, Jane Marriott, Marie Mason, Malini Mansell, Paula McLoughlin, Karen Neal, Marte Newcombe, Sharron Okines, Helen Oliver-Skuse, Diana Orinda-Burns, James Pasakos, Catherine Pilgrim, Stephanie Jane Rampton, Libby Schreiber, Gwen Scott, Lisa Sewards, Beata Slifierz, Jennifer Smyth, Jan Stickland, Anne-Maree Taylor, Steven Tester, Yvonne Torrico and Joel Wolter.
Hyun Ju Kim, Flower Mask, etching, 29 x 42cm
Lana de Jager, It’s All Under Control, 28cm diameter (image), 51cm diameter (framed), photopolymer etching, calico safewash ink on Hahnemühle Paper with steel quilting pins, polyester and cotton thread. Copyright the artist and Tacit Contemporary Art
Arts Project Australia
24 High Street, Northcote 3070.
Fax 9482-1852. email@example.com www.artsproject.org.au
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
For artwork enquiries please contact the gallery.
Feb 4 to March 11 (opening Sat Feb 4, 3-5pm) Luminous kinship, sentient kingdom. Animals rule our world. They have conceivably become galvanising symbols of family, wildness and the otherworldly. Our enduring fascination with their striking physicality and distinct behaviours continue to shape our culture beyond measure. Luminous kinship, sentient kingdom examines the many faceted and unique relationships we have with animals through work created by artists at Arts Project Australia. Including works by Alan Constable, Katie Foster, Bronwyn Hack and Megan Sloan amongst others. Curated by Melissa Petty.
To be opened by Abi Crompton, Founder and CEO, Third Drawer Down.
Alan Constable, Not titled,1995, pastel on paper, 66 x 50cm
Katie Foster, Polar Bear and cub, 2014, gouache and ink on paper, 27 x 39cm
Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
(03) 9389-8622. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Feb 3 to March 5 (opening Thurs Feb 2, 6-8pm) Gallery one: Unhidden – Martina Copley, Nickk Hertzog, Kouichi Okamoto, Lynette Smith, Naomi Troski and Elke Varga. Unhidden unites six artists who use art to uncover a complex network of communication in a technology dependant contemporary society. Curated By Kali Michailidis.
Gallery two: As Above, So Below by Charlotte Watson and Shannon Williamson – inspired by Eleanor Catton’s novel ‘The Luminaries’, this exhibition focuses on anthropocentric systems, environmental elements and mathematical harmony.
Artist talks: Sat Feb 4, 2.30pm.
Herring Island – Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
(Melway 2M C2)
0407-059-194 (for festival info). www.herringislandfestival.org.au Herring Island Summer Arts Festival every weekend from Jan 14 to April 17 including Labour Day March 13, and Easter Monday April 17. The gallery is open 11.30 to 4.30 and Parks Vic’s punt service operates from Como landing 11am to 5pm.
Feb 4 to 19 (opening Sat Feb 4, 12-2pm) Drift by Basketmakers of Victoria. (03) 9806-0256.
Feb 25 to March 13 (opening Sat Feb 25, 12-2pm) Contemporary by Nature by Contemporary Art Society of Victoria. (03) 9428-0568.
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.
Jan 31 to Feb 25 Marble Park by Sean Meilak.
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, 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, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).
Alternating Current Art Space
(Melway 2L, K12)
248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9528-2459, . firstname.lastname@example.org www.alternatingcurrentartspace.com
Wed-Fri 3.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
Feb 3 to 26 Gallery 1: Danish Quapoor: cognitive dissonance.
Gallery 2: Chris Sheils: Time is an illusion. Entropy is Real.
Gallery 3: Allen de Carteret: THRESHOLDS, FOOTPRINTS new paintings.
Gallery 4: Chantelle Ferri: Midnight Fantasy.
The Cupboard: Mathew Ducza: Seven Deadly Sins – Seven Heavenly Virtues.
Danish Qapoor, ascension, 2016, aerosol, ink and paint pen on laminated wood panel, 49.5 x 93.5cm
Danish Qapoor, yet in His largeness nothing gets lost, 2016 pen, paper, foil and card 30 x 40cm
Tim Storrier, Nightfire, 1990, synthetic polymer paint and rope on canvas 61 x 198.5cm Provenance: Christopher Leonard Gallery, New York; artin Browne Fine Art, Sydney; Private Collection, Melbourne
Inscribed lower right: Night Fire / Storrier / 1990
Chris Langlois, Weather System (Gulf St.Vincent) no.43, oil on linen, 168 x 183cm Signed, dated and titled verso
Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9534-0099. email@example.com www.lindenarts.org
Director: Melinda Martin. Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, Wed 11.00 to 8.00.
Feb 10 to March 8 Changing Places a group exhibition, and Brutal a solo exhibition by Penny Byrne .
845 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9500-2119. www.artbank.gov.au
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art. Supporting Australian artists.
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.
Feb 4 to 24 (opening Sat Feb 4, 2-4pm) Moods of the River by Sally Stokes.
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.
Feb 9 to March 31 Kyoto Hanga – contemporary woodblock print artists.
Tuula Moilanen, Six Dreams of Ukiyo Beauty: Speed, 2009, Mokuhanga water based pigments on kozo paper, 28cm x 42cm, Ed. 36
Gallery 2: Field Libraries – new works in the Town Hall Gallery Collection featuring a series of sculptural works recently acquired by Town Hall Gallery, by leading Australian artist Emily Floyd.
Gallery 3: Forms of Play by Sarah crowEST, Jenny Zhe Chang and Henry Madin.
Feb 14 to March 12 Community Project Wall: Stitched in Time by Lyn Guy.
Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
(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.
Feb 9 to 26 International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition.
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. Specialists in Australian Colonial, Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and Indigenous Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts and sourcing important European masterworks on request. A selection of artworks on show throughout February – preview on our website.
(Melway 77 D5)
G1 and G2: 979 Nepean Hwy (cnr South Road),
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.
To Feb 18 G3 Artspace: Fluid Borders by Liz Sullivan. Local artist Liz Sullivan presents a body of work inspired by the turbulent skies and winds of nature and the meaning of water in our lives.
To Feb 25 G1 and G2: Midsumma – muliebrity & other collaborations by Alison Bennett. This exhibition will feature a new work, ‘muliebrity’, exploring feminine identity and expression in queer culture.
Alison Bennett, muliebrity (video still), 2016
Sarah Bell, Remnants I, 2016, photomedia pigment print on archival rag paper, 88cm x 50cm
Without Pier Gallery
320 Bay Road, Cheltenham 3192.
(03) 9583-7577. email@example.com www.withoutpier.com.au
Director: Terry Earle.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 5 to 19 French Sketchbook Exhibition featuring Craig Penny and Vivi Palegeorge along with students from our French Painting Tours. Information days: Sun Feb 12 and 19.
ArtSpace at Realm
179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545. firstname.lastname@example.org www.artsinmaroondah.com.au
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 15 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 ñ 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.
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. Closed Christmas Day.
Feb 3 to March 5 Eclectica sculpture and more by Joel Medley.
Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9895-8888. email@example.com bhcac.com.au
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, call for weekend hours.
Feb 14 to 26 (opening Wed Feb 15, 6-8pm) Graduate Art Show – Kingswood College.
Feb 28 to March 12 (opening Thurs March 2, 6-8pm) Feathers, Fun and Fins: Animal Attraction – Nell Street Painters.
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 Feb 5 Regeneration – Victorian Quilters Inc.
Also, Verdant Garden – Robert Brown, Laila Marie Costa, Mark Dober, Aunty Gwen Garoni, Frances Gallagher, Anne Marie Graham, Joe Hamilton, Brigid Hanrahan, Sarah Hendy, Paul Hodges, Penelope Hunt, Gina Kalabishis, Elizabeth Nelson, David O’Brien, Shannon Smiley, Georgia Szmerling and Alice Wormald. Curated by Claire Watson.
Feb 11 to April 30 (opening Sat Feb 11, 2-4pm) 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.
Eltham Library Community Gallery
(Melway 21 J5)
1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3175. email@example.com www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Living-in/Arts-and-culture
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.30, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Feb 13 Words and Windows by Corinne Fenton. Children’s book author Corinne Fenton’s words come alive through a showcase of original illustrations, photographs and artefacts.
Feb 16 to March 13 Symphony of Colours – Azure. This group of Australian-Iranian artists create works that integrate the symbolic Persian form and colour with their sense of the Australian environment. Come visit the traditional ‘Norouz’ or ‘New Year’ table installation that marks the most significant celebration in the Persian Calendar.
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.
To Feb 11 Curved Wall Gallery: Janette Thompson.
Art + Gift Boxes: Chloe Sophia, Whimsical by Nature, and Renee Kuffer.
To Feb 16 Art After Dark each night from dusk: Glacier by Cardinet & Barnett.
To Feb 18 Cube Gallery: Get Out: Homage to…
From Feb 24 All FAC & Cube Galleries: Latin Ventana Arte.
Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery at Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn 3064.
(03) 9356-6117. firstname.lastname@example.org www.hume.vic.gov.au/gallery
(refer to website).
Feb 9 to March 26, 1 in 3 – Poetry Corners 2016 a community-based spoken word and video installation, addressing issues of domestic violence and violence against women.
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500. www.heide.com.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00 including public hols.
To Feb 19 Making Modernism: O’Keeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith.
To Feb 26 Antonia Sellbach: Open Fields.
To March 19 A Life in Art: Albert Tucker.
To April 2 We who love: The Nolan slates.
To May 21 Making History: Charles Blackman.
The Incinerator Gallery
(Melway 28 D7)
180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750. email@example.com Incineratorgallery.com
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 18 to March 19 (opening Fri Feb 17, 6-8pm) Fireworks 2017: Art and Design by Bright Young Things – features 29 shortlisted exceptional works from VCE art and design students who live, work or go to school in Moonee Valley. There will be $1400 in cash and prizes being awarded on opening night.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.manningham.vic.gov.au/manningham-art-gallery
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 8 to March 18 JamFactory Icon 2016 Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man. Traditional ceramic styles imbued with meaty metaphor and peppered full of personal gusto burst the seams of this solo exhibition of new and staple works, showcasing the breadth of this iconic artist’s career. A JamFactory touring exhibition and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Gerry Wedd, ‘Midget’ Jar, 2016, terracotta, coloured slip decoration, 42 x 27 x 27cm
Photograph: Andrew Cowen
Maroondah Access Gallery
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545. email@example.com www.artsinmaroondah.com.au
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Feb 4 to March 25 Drawn from the Collection: Martin King. Martin King will be the first feature artist in the annual Maroondah City Council Art Collection showcase exhibitions. King has a long-standing connection with Ringwood and he was the inaugural recipient of the R&M McGivern Prize for Painting. Along with subsequent acquisitions of his work, this stunning selection of etchings, animation and installation works will inspire and delight.
Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) The Australian Home of Photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00. Gallery, gift shop, licensed café and sculpture park.
To Feb 26 Life aquatic – Narelle Autio, Ruth Maddison and Catherine Nelson.
March 4 to April 30 The wild thing by Wesley Stacey.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(Melway 145 G4)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395. firstname.lastname@example.org mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 12 Birds: Flight paths in Australian art. This ground-breaking exhibition considers how Australian artists have incorporated birds in their work to explore stories of our environment, history and identity. Developed by MPRG, Birds comprises 70 works including painting, photography, print-making, sculpture and decorative arts by artists John Lewin, Sydney Long, Hans Heysen, Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Rover Thomas, Fiona Hall, Petrina Hicks, Ben Quilty, Kate Rohde, Christian Thompson, Louise Weaver, John Wolseley and many others. Add a black bird to the flock in Juan Ford’s work, visit the pigeon ‘club house’ and check out Kenny Pittock’s specially commissioned colouring book about birds on the Mornington Peninsula. A Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition.
Petrina Hicks, Shenae & Jade, 2005, light jet print, edition of 8 Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne and Michael Reid, Sydney
TarraWarra Museum of Art
(Melway 277 B2)
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100. www.twma.com.au
To Feb 5: Adults $12.00, Seniors $10.00; Concession $8.00 (students and pensioner card holders), children 12 and under free. From Feb 6: 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 Feb 5 The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver.
Feb 18 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
(Melway 90 D8, E7)
Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441. email@example.com 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.
Feb 4 to 26 (opening Sat Feb 4, 2-4pm) Gallery One: Gail Smith – winner of She competition 2016 stages her solo show of photographic experiments exploring motherhood and the body.
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.
Feb 2 to March 4 New works from the New Star artists. The New Star artists ‘BIG’ return to Artspace coincides with the celebration of Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rooster. Aptly, the exhibitors, who range in age from 4 to 18 years, exude the very characteristics of Rooster personality – hardworking, resourceful, courageous and talented. This is an electrifying array of artworks and exhilarating art installations highlighting a unique teaching technique-based on key Eastern and Western art education systems.
Onn Yau, My friend Lily, undated, watercolour Courtesy the artist
Group work, Untitled, 2016 Courtesy the artists New Star Art School