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 2018 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Art at St Francis Contemporary Art
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 10 to May 8 north west by Donald Ramsay – paintings inspired by the Kimberley and north-western Australia.
Deakin Downtown Gallery
Level 12 Tower 2 Collins Square,
727 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3008. deakin.edu.au/art-collection/
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00 (during exhibitions).
April 9 to May 18 Gosia Wlodarczak: Artist Not @(At) Work, 31 Domestic Jobs For December.
Gosia Wlodarczak’s latest project is a series of 31 performances that took place each day throughout December 2017. While dressed up in designer garments selected from her extensive wardrobe collection, Wlodarczak completed various domestic chores around her home, which were in-turn documented by photographer Longin Sarnecki and uploaded onto social media for interaction. The entire set of 31 photographs will be exhibited as a series of high-resolution archival prints.Wlodarczak’s project sets out to establish a dialogue between the two phrases: the artist is always working and women’s work is never done.
Gosia Wlodarczak, ARTIST NOT @(at) WORK, 31 DOMESTIC JOBS FOR DECEMBER (detail), 2017, digital photograph archival print on paper. Photograph: Longin Sarnecki. Courtesy the artist
Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8622-2600. email@example.com www.koorieheritagetrust.com
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To 13 May Gallery 1: Baga-k gaabi bruna biik (Symbols in sand) by Cassie Leatham. Featuring emu feather skirts, carvings, jewellery, ceramics, and possum and kangaroo skin cloaks, Taungurung/Wurundjeri artist Cassie Leatham presents an installation showcasing her artistic and cultural practice over the past two years. The accumulated works reveal foraged and found materials sourced on Country, demonstrating the artist’s use of traditional and contemporary methods to create and re-imagine cultural objects.
Gallery 2: Benim: Cloaked Histories by Wergaia/Wemba Wemba artist Kelly Koumalatsos who explores printing techniques using possum fur, woollen blankets and other media. Incorporating historic images of Koorie people from across Victoria wearing possum skin cloaks, the prints present a layered narrative of Koorie heritage, referencing both the pre-contact cloaks worn in the images and the blankets they were replaced with during colonisation.
Lesley Kehoe Galleries
Ground Floor, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9671-4311. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kehoe.com.au
Open by Appointment. Lesley Kehoe Galleries is an internationally recognised gallery for contemporary and historical Japanese artworks. The Galleries provide visitors with an immersive experience underpinned by beauty and intellect.
Kobayashi Keiwa, Brooch, Stainless steel and titanium, 2017
Shumei Kobayashi, Pine Grove Chinese Linen, 2010
National Gallery of Victoria The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square, cnr Russell and Flinders streets, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8620-2222. www.ngv.vic.gov.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 15 Colony: Australia 1770-1861.
To July 15 Top Arts 2018.
To Sept 2 Colony: Frontier Wars.
March 30 to Jan, 2019 A Modern Life: Table wares 1930s-1980s.
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717. email@example.com 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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April 13 to June 9 Chaos & Order: 120 years of collecting at RMIT – presenting the work of over 80 Australian and international artists, Chaos & Order is RMIT’ ambitious survey of the RMIT Art Collection. Artists include Tate Adams, Howard Arkley, Khadim Ali, Hannah Bertram, Peter Booth, Polly Borland, Godwin Bradbeer, Rupert Bunny, Penny Byrne, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Peter Clarke, Michael Cook, Len Crawford, Daniel Crooks, Craig Easton, Peter Ellis, Neil Emmerson, Juan Ford, Hayden Fowler, Len French, Sally Gabori, Bill Henson, Petr Herel, Clare Humphries, Robert Hunter, Robert Jacks, Sam Jinks, George Johnson, Roger Kemp, Inge King, Grahame King, Juz Kitson, Grace Lillian Lee, Helen Maudsley, Nick Mourtzakis, Trevor Nickolls, Jill Orr, Polixeni Papapetrou, Susan Philipsz, Anthony Pryor, Reko Rennie, Yhonnie Scarce, Greg Semu, Jan Senbergs, Christian Thompson, Kawita Vatanajyankur and Ah Xian. Curator Jon Buckingham, curatorial assistants [RMIT MA Arts Management] Ellie Collins, Adelaide Gandrille, Marybel Schwartz, Valerie Sim, Sophie Weston.
Public programs at RMIT Gallery: Curator’s talk, Fri April 13, 12.30-1.30pm. Panel: Indigenous art choices, Thurs April 19, 5.30-6.30pm. Panel: Public & private collections, Thurs April 26, 5.30-6.30pm. New Order (RMIT student ID required) featuring Starlings: Sound Diffusion Collective/live DJ/performance art, Thurs May 3, 5-9pm. Industry talk: Starting a collection, Thurs May 17, 5.30-6.30pm. Book launch: Ken Scarlett OAM Vincas Jomantas, Thurs May 31, 5.30-6.30pm.
Polly Borland, Untitled (Nick Cave wearing a blue wig), 2010
Recent acquisition, RMIT University Art Collection. Courtesy the artist and Murray White Room
The Flowering of the Strange Orchid, 2017, archival pigment print, framed, two sizes: editions of 8, 103 x 203cm and 62.2 x 122.2cm
West End Art Space
175-185 Rosslyn Street, Melbourne 3003.
0415-243-917. firstname.lastname@example.org www.westendartspace.com.au
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00. April 7 to 28 (opening Sat April 7, 2-4pm) Poetry of Colour and Space by Manfred Krautschneider.
Also, Nature Waits for Nobody by Alicia King, Vision Frisson by Will Dickerson, and Marking Landscapes by Miranda Russell.
Alicia King, Why die – clone the future, 2017, neon, airbrushed aluminium, 60 x 60 x 15cm
Photograph: Vivian Cooper Smith
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 14 What Colour is the Sacred? by Janet Laurence.
April 17 to May 19 (opening Thurs April 19, 6-8pm) Golden Hour by Cyrus Tang.
Cyrus Tang, Golden Hour, 2018, archival pigment print, 90 x 90cm
Nicholas Building, 714/37 Swanston Street
(enter via Cathedral Arcade lifts, cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0093. firstname.lastname@example.org blindside.org.au
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
March 28 to April 14 The Lunatic by Henry Trumble, and Perlustrata no. 2 by Amarie Bergman.
Henry Trumble, The Object & The Object (demonstrated), framed darkroom prints
April 18 to May 5 SITE(S) – Lina Buck, Garth Howells and Paul Murphy.
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 April 7 Gallery 1: Into Thin Air by Kathrin Longhurst.
Kathrin Longhurst, Pilot Girl revisited VII, 2017, oil on linen, 92 x 92cm
Gallery 2: Night Bloom by Meg Cowell.
April 10 to 28 Gallery 1: Textures of the Landscape by Naomi White.
Naomi white, Secret Undergrowth, 2017, oil on linen, 168 x 121cm
Gallery 2: Coastal a curated group exhibition.
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.
To April 7 Daily Encounters painting by Robyn Rich.
Also, The Language of Colour: A Textile Journey textiles by Yunuen Pérez.
April 10 to 21 Hands All Over photography by Serap Osman.
April 10 to May 5 A life seen through cut outs painting by Kerry Armstrong.
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.
April 4 to 21 Lindy Patterson.
April 25 to May 26 Abstraction Twentyeighteen.
Southbank Sth Melbourne
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9697-9999. www.acca.melbourne
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
ACCA will be closed from March 26 until April 21 for building works.
April 21 to June 24 Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study – considers the ways artists and cities mutually transform each other. One of the great cross-roads of north America, Mexico City has taken prominence not only as one of America’s most populous urban centres, and as Latin America’s strongest economy, but as a node of rich and potent cultural production thanks in part to a whole generation of artists from the ë90s through to the burgeoning, much-discussed contemporary scene. Dwelling Poetically proposes a portrait of the Mexican capital through a selection of artists that live there, have lived there, or have only passed through, and yet have nevertheless contributed to its composition. Developed by guest curator Chris Sharp, assisted by Fabiola Talavera, Dwelling Poetically: Mexico City, a case study presents new and existing work by Francis Alÿs, Andrew Birk, Ramiro Chaves, Isabel Nuño de Buen, Martin Soto Climent, Chelsea Culprit, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Ektor Garcia, Yann Gerstberger, Jaki Irvine, Kate Newby and Melanie Smith.
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 Guan Wei and Justin Hill. To April 27 ATW AIR 2017 – an exhibition of the 13 artists who participated in the 2017 ATW Artists in Residence Program.
Cnr Dodds Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
(03) 9035-3020. firstname.lastname@example.org www.buxtoncontemporary.com
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs to 8.00.
The new purpose-built home for the Michael Buxton Collection of contemporary art.
To June 24 The shape of things to come – works from the collection explore a constellation of ideas around the role and agency of the artist in culture, society and politics – as visionary, storyteller, dissenter and alchemist.
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400. email@example.com www.vca.unimelb.edu.au/mlg
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
April 13 to 28 (opening Thurs April 12, 5.30-7.30pm) On View: Thinking Bodies, Dancing Minds by Sue Healey. Concerned with the act of seeing and being seen, On View is a series of video portraits of Australian dance artists. Exploring the dimensions of portraiture and how we view each other, On View reveals the diverse ways in which dancers think through their bodies. Designed for the 40th anniversary celebrations of VCA Dance, Healey’s exhibition brings together a collection of dance icons Dame Lucette Aldous, Nanette Hassall and Professor Shirley McKechnie, who taught at the School of Dance over many years, with three outstanding graduates from different decades; Shona Erskine, Benjamin Hancock and James Batchelor. Film and Installation: Sue Healey. Director of Photography: Judd Overton. Music: Darrin Verhagen and Justin Ashworth.
William Holt Gallery In conjunction with 100th Gallery
200 Normanby Road, Southbank 3006.
0419-206-358. firstname.lastname@example.org www.williamholtart.com
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 apainting. 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.
Sidney Nolan, Bush Picnic, screenprint, 48.3 x 64cm
Sidney Nolan, Disguise, lithograph, 52 x 75.6cm
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.
14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9326-3006. firstname.lastname@example.org www.voltaire.net.au
Directors: Lindsay Saddington and Sunari Sooriaaratchi.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 6.00 or by appt.
April 4 to 15 (opening Thurs April 5, 5-7pm) Removal – a mixed media collaborative exhibition by recent RMIT graduates Shannon Steuer, Genevieve Douglas-Byrnes and Jessica Garcia analysing various perspectives of the human condition. Installations use sculpture, photography, paint and digital illustration.
The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne,
Swanston Street (between Elgin and Faraday streets), Parkville 3010.
Fax 9349-3518. email@example.com www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au
Director: Kelly Gellatly.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
March 27 to July 1 Polyphonic by Stieg Persson.
Also, Closer by Meredith Turnbull.
To Sept 30 Liquid Form: Ancient and contemporary glass.
The Potter will be closed for the Easter holidays from Fri March 30, reopening on Wed 4 April.
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 Psychochoreography: A Confluence of Thinking by Irene Barberis and Adrian L. Page.
April 21 to May 20 (opening Sun April 29, 2-4pm) Abstraction TwentyEighteen – a group exhibition curated by Wilma Tabacco and Stephen Wickham.
RMIT Project Space / Spare Room
RMIT Building 94.2, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9925-4971. firstname.lastname@example.org intersect.rmit.edu.au
Free entry, wheelchair access.
Wed and Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 8.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
April 6 to May 10 (opening Thurs April, 5, 5-7pm) Project Space: ISLAND: Book Launch – Ian Strange. Spare Room: Walking Backwards (towards the precipice) – Lucie McIntosh.
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577. miesf.com.au/steps-gallery
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
April 14 to 21 (opening Sat April 14, 4-5pm) Uncharted: Collective Notions – sculptural works in textile, fibre and metal by Textile Art Diploma students.
Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford
11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Fax 9418-6499. email@example.com www.alcastongallery.com.au
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.
To April 7 Kulata – Ray Ken, Freddy Ken, Brenton Ken and Anwar Young.
April 18 to May 12 Yaritji Young & Mick Wikilyiri.
Also, Willie Gudabi & Moima Willie.
Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466. firstname.lastname@example.org www.australianprintworkshop.com
Director: Anne Virgo OAM. Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 21 Visions – a selection of limited edition fine art prints produced by artists supported by APW programs in 2017 including works by Malini Maunsell (APW Collie Print Trust Emerging Victorian Printmakers Scholarship), Annalise Mayer (APW James Northfield Lithography Scholarship), and Artists-in-Residence Peter Burgess and Jo Lankester.
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833 , 0413-584-829. email@example.com www.blackcatgallery.com.au
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
April 11 to 22 (opening Fri April 13, 6-8pm) G1: Emotional Responses by Nick Berry and Amira Farooq.
G2: Trans – Siberian Dreaming by Elizaveta Maltseva.
G3: Making Time II by Jacklyn Peters.
April 25 to May 6 (opening Fri April 27, 6-8pm). G1: Don’t let darkness come and hold me by Nathan Sims.
G2: Revere by Melanie Padilla.
G3: Empty Spaces by Luke Rion.
Tammy Warner, Egrets Hunt (detail), watercolour on paper, 65 x 146cm
April 26 to May 13 Strangers in a room by Loribelle Spirovski, winner of 2017 Who is Looking at You. An exploration into the relationship between figures and space by experimenting with paint as a medium for conveying deep fixations, fears and fantasies.
Lorebelle Spirovski, Homme 35, oil and acrylic on canvas, 110 x 110cm
April 2 to June 3 Stockroom #1 – a collection of local contemporary artworks, jewellery and other hand crafted pieces available for on the spot purchase.
Peter Thomas, The Yeti, 2017, enamel, varnish and acrylic on wool felt on panel, 96 x 76cm
April 19 to May 12 Workers & Wankers by Nigel Sense.
Nigel Sense, I used to be in a band, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 120cm
in.cube8r gallery & emporium
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Mon-Wed 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
April 6 to 17 (opening Thurs April 5, 6-8pm) TRUE LOVE – a group of artists show us who/what they love most.
Kate Lund, Self Love, watercolour
April 20 to May 1 (opening Thurs April 19, 6-8pm) Almost Solo V.5 – Helen Demetriou, Annabelle Mannings, Jamie Leigh Cornwell and Heather Peters (Inky Splatter). Emerging Melbourne artists exhibiting their bodies of work in our shared space.
red gallery contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
(03) 9482-3550. firstname.lastname@example.org www.redgallery.com.au
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 8 Living Space – a group show of contemporary art from Estonia.
April 12 to 29 There’s Still A Great Future In Plastics a graduate group show.
123a Gipps Street (cnr Gipps and Islington streets), Collingwood 3066.
0423-323-188. email@example.com www.tacitart.com.au
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 8 Tattoo Landscapes by Theo Papathomas.
Also, Diaphanous [Redux] by Shirley Ploog, Poetic Poiesis by Fabian Cordero, and Kilsyth: Works on Paper by David Glenister.
To April 22 Insights [Redux] by Linda Pickering.
Also, Refuse by Peter Garnick, and Tacit previews Line – group drawing exhibition previewing artists exhibiting at Tacit in 2018 – Craig Daniels, Lesley Dickman, Helen Edwards, Pete Gurrie, Lisa O’Keefe, Linda Weil, Irene Wellm and Cathy Westfold.
April 11 to May 8 A Place to Rest by Sarah Parker.
Also, I Will Be the Waves & You Will Be a Strange Shore by Brigitta Wolfram.
Also, Ode to Less by Gaye Paterson, and Liquid Sirens by Susan Illingworth.
April 25 to May 20 Drew Echberg, TJ Bateson, Robyn Kinsela and Sally Fitts.
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.
To April 15 Gallery one: Agency Ink: The Personal and Political in Print – Rachel Ang, Charlotte Allingham, Clea Chiller, Inez Jess Knight & Miranda Costa, Textaqueen and Carol Porter. Agency Ink offers an intergenerational look at female-identifying makers in alternative print forms. Curated by Catherine Connolly.
Gallery two: Travelling The Alpha Layer – Corinna Berndt, Youjia Lu and Kellie Wells. Travelling the Alpha Layer explores the digital image space through the practice of three female video artists. Public Program: Stay Angry: Feminists harnessing rage for creativity and change, Wed April 4, 6.30-8pm. Featuring Candy Bowers, Kate Just and Karen Pickering. School holiday program: Rebel Stories from Rebel Women Part 2, Sat April 14, 11-12pm. In partnership with Moreland Libraries. Auslan interpreters will be provided for this event. For full details please see our website.
April 27 to May 27 (opening Thurs April 26, 6-8pm) Gallery one: Les Voyageurs by Paul Handley – a new major installation that addresses and challenges notions of déplacement and mass migration. Also, Донбасс(Donbas): Photography from Ukraine’s war-torn east by Bryce Wilson. The Donbas project examines the humanitarian impact of daily war in Ukraine’s east through the presentation of photographs and video work. Presented as part of the 2018 Human Rights Arts & Film Festival. For public programs please see our website.
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 July 8 Ways To Be Muslim – an exhibition of contemporary Muslim life. With the growing public debate on the status of Muslims in the west, Peter Drew’s street art campaign ‘6 Billion Ways To Be Muslim’ playfully challenged that conversation with his unique hand printed posters. Ways To Be Muslim reinvents this campaign through the photography and videography of six young Australian Muslims as they set out to discover just how many ways there are. This topical exhibition and exciting public program shares the lives of every day Australian Muslims.
Muslim Collective, Meet Yasmina… Health Science Student, shoe collector, Muslim, 2018
Herring Island – Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
(map ref Melway 2M C2)
0407-059-194 (for festival info), (03) 9428-0568 . www.herringislandfestival.org.au Herring Island Summer Arts Festival every weekend to April 15. Including Easter Monday April 2.
The gallery is open 11.30 to 4.30 and Parks Vic’s punt service operates from Como landing 11.00 to 5.00.
To April 15, A4 Art Australia: National Exhibition of over 400 A4 sized artworks.
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666. 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 10 to May 5 Between Worlds by Julia Ciccarone. Also showing in our stockroom: Rick Amor, Glenn Barkley, Terry Batt, Stephen Benwell, Tony Bevan (UK), Paul Boston, Angela Brennan, Robert Bridgewater, Gunter Christmann, Brenda L. Croft, Harry Dixon Mptyane, Julia Dowling, Fiona Foley, Star Gossage (NZ), Michelle Grabner (US), Malaluba Gumana, Rubaba Haider, Euan Heng, Dale Hickey, Dianne Jones, Jennifer Joseph, David Keeling, Yvonne Kendall, Richard Larter, Kevin Lincoln, Song Ling (CN) 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, Wukun Wanambi, Wolpa Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).
E+Hive Art & Design Gallery
140 Commercial Road, Prahran 3181.
0431 921 866. firstname.lastname@example.org ehive.com.au
Thurs-Sat 10.30 to 6.30, Sun 10.30 to 3.30, Tues 10.30 to 6.30.
To April 9 Direction.
April 28 to May 5 (opening Sun April 28, 3-5pm) Chinese Contemporary Art: On Paper a group exhibition, curated by Chang Fang.
597 Malvern Road, Toorak, VIC
(03) 9827-9940 www.franque.com.au
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00
Opening Thurs April 19, 6-8pm Soliloquy by Karan Hayman.
Linden New Art
PO Box 9267, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9534-0099. email@example.com www.lindenarts.org
Director: Melinda Martin Linden is on the move while our St Kilda home undergoes a major renovation.
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637-641 Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9040-1222. www.artserieshotels.com.au/olsen
The Olsen is an elegant hotel with suites featuring lyrical works of Australian landscape artist John Olsen.
Steve Carr, Echo, 2018, HD mp4, duration 11min 53 sec (looped)
St Kilda Elwood Brighton
8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9593-9366. www.brightspace.com.au
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To April 7 Concrete Fields by David Hurwitz.
Carlisle Street Arts Space
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, Thurs 8.30 to 7.00 (during exhibitions).
To April 18 Shakespeare Grove Artist Studios – works by current and recent artists in residence.
April 23 to May 14 Transparent by Elizabeth Milsom. Milsom uses a printing method incorporating the natural dyes of plants.
Also, Colour & Threads by Ellana Bobenko presents large abstract paintings inspired by folkloric storytelling.
Deborah Kelly & collaborators; Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran from No Human Being Is Illegal (in all our glory) (detail), 2014, pigment ink print on Hahnemühle papers bonded to aluminium, with collage from books and found materials, glue and UV protective varnishes, 200 x 109cm. Portrait Photographer: Sebastian Kriete. Created for the 19th Biennale of Sydney (2014)
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.
Representing and exhibiting Australian Indigenous artists for over 30 years.
To April 7 The Women’s Show – our annual exhibition of paintings and sculpture by leading and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait women artists in celebration of their contribution to Australian and international visual arts and culture.
April 17 to May 12 MARTUMILI 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.
Through April 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.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 4 to 21 Interwoven by Peter Ward – solo show of woven print. Floor talk and demonstration: Sat April 7, 2pm.
April 25 to May 12 (opening Sat April 28, 2-4pm) That’s Life 2018 works based on the human form. Any media.
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.
April 3 to June 16 Peter Atkins – Ten Cubed began collecting Atkins in 2016 and have continued to collect his work throughout 2017. Atkins’ practice centres around the appropriation and re-interpretation of ready-made abstract forms that he documents within the urban environment. This collected material becomes the direct reference source for his work, providing tangible evidence to the viewer of his relationship and experience within the landscape. The exhibition will revolve around five of the artist’s projects. Peter Atkins is represented by Tolarno Galleries in Melbourne and GAGPROJECTS in Adelaide.
Peter Atkins, Love Letters, 2016, acrylic on paper, multiple
Courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries
236 High Street, Kew 3101.
(03) 9855-0327. www.birdsgallery.com.au
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00, or by appt.
April 7 to May 5 (opening Sat April 7, 2-4pm) A Sense of Place by Lizabeth Souness.
East & West Art
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 5 to May 5 Abstraction Revived by Lou Xiang – acrylics on canvas, paper cuts.
Lou Xiang, Abstract, acrylics on canvas, 60 x 60cm
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.
April 1 to 30 Autumn Stockroom Exhibition – selected artworks from the stockroom, by represented artists and others.
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 7 Shadows & Memories by Ralf Kempken – one of Australia’s leading stencil artists exhibiting his new and latest artwork of perspectives of Melbourne. April 14 to May 5 (opening Sat April 14, 2-4pm) Heavens Above recent paintings by Nick Perrin. This long awaited exhibition of Perrin’s realistic and textural oil paintings brings to life the most spectacular landscapes and skyscapes that abound in our rural scapes. Not to be missed!
(map ref Melway 45 A8)
72 Barkers Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9079-0943. email@example.com www.quadrantgallery.com.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
March 29 to April 28 SKY LAND SEA by Warren Nichols. Nichols’ works present an abstracted interpretation of Sky, Land and Sea compositions observed over Western Port. It is translucency and transition in colour, as dictated by the changing weather patterns over Western Port, that holds Nichols’ interest and drive the exploration of his works.
Warren Nichols, Western Port 1607
Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4626. firstname.lastname@example.org boroondara.vic.gov.au/arts
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To May 6 Main Galleries: Elevating the Everyday – making the ordinary extraordinary, celebrating the artists who commemorate the smaller moments and humble objects that make up our existence. Featuring work by Tim Craker, Honor Freeman, Elizabeth Gower, Jesse Marlow and Lesley O’Gorman.
To April 8 Community Project Wall: Colour by Numbers – Art therapy meets neuroscience. Artist, creative arts therapist and medical scientist, Victoria Schnaedelbach presents a body of work created during her rehabilitation for post-traumatic-stress disorder.
April 10 to May 6 Community Project Wall: LA TÊTE.
Honor Freeman, Soap Score, 2016, slipcast porcelain – 656 components, 3.5 x 156 x 158cm
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.
March 29 to April 22 Finding Wild by Dianna Wells.
Also, The 2018 Cartoon Exhibition, presented by the Australian Cartoonists Association.
April 27 to May 27 The new look: 1960s fashion in Melbourne – showcases the fabulous exuberance and innovation of 1960s women’s fashion in Melbourne through a vibrant selection of garments and fashion photography by Bruno Benini, Athol Shmith and Henry Talbot. Curated by Diane Soumilas.
Bruno Benini, No title (Fashion illustration. Model Susie Cuthbert), 1966, printed 1998, gelatin silver photograph, 53.5 x 50.3cm (image). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Purchased, 1998 (1998.352). Courtesy the Bruno Benini Estate
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, and during exhibitions Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
Specialists in Australian Colonial, Impressionist, Contemporary and Indigenous Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
To April 21 ZHOU XIAOPING: The Cross Cultural Influences of Chinese and Indigenous Art. Zhou Xiaoping has created a unique artistic style by incorporating his training in traditional Chinese classic painting with his experiences of Indigenous Australia – its landscape, people and art – generating a new aesthetic and telling his story through his cross-cultural paintings which have been the subject of over 30 exhibitions worldwide. Preview on our website.
Back to Back, Portrait of Jimmy & Xiaoping, synthetic polymer on rice paper laid down on canvas, 207 x 154 cm
5 Waltham Street, Sandringham 3191.
Director: Gang Liu.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
April 21 to June 23 (opening Sat April 21, 4pm) Never a Road by Gang Liu.
Art at Linden Gate
899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (including public hols, except Dec 24 and 25).
April 6 to May 7 Shades of Summer by Peter Flint – direct from Provence and Mornington Peninsula.
Peter Flint, Villedieu from the Vines, oil on canvas
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060. email@example.com www.bundoorahomestead.com
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 29 We – Julian Aubrey Smith, Beth Caird, Georgina Criddle, Saskia Doherty, Briony Galligan, Jethro Harcourt, Rosie Isaac, Warren OíBrien and Lucreccia Quintanilla. Curated by Renee Cosgrave.
To May 13 Accession – Brook Andrew, Megan Cope, Daniel Crooks, DAMP, Patrick Francis, Dale Harding, Matthew Harris, Claire McArdle, Claire Mooney, Steaphan Paton, David Ray, Yhonnie Scarce, Shannon Smiley, Fergus Binns and Steven Rhall, David Wadelton, Paul Wood and Alice Wormald. History Tour: Thurs April 19, 2.30-3.30pm, $7.00.
DAMP, Victoria’s Secret, 2014, acrylic paint on polymer resin statue, polymer adhesive Darebin Art Collection
Bunjil Place Gallery
2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren 3805
(03) 9709 9700. www.bunjilplace.com.au
Tues to Sun, 10.00 to 5.00, closed public holidays.
The new destination for arts in Melbourne’s South East.
To April 29 Fifty two found shopping lists written by people who need milk by Kenny Pittock.
Also, Self-made: zines and artist books presented by the State Library Victoria in partnership with Sticky Institute.
Deakin University Art Gallery at Burwood
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125.
(03) 9244-5344. firstname.lastname@example.org deakin.edu.au/art-collection/
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
April 11 to May 18 Lucas Ihlein: Diagrammatic – works by Lucas Ihlein and collaborators, curated by Jasmin Stephens. Printmaking stimulates visualisation and exchange in the activities of Wollongong-based artist Ihlein. Across his work involving socially engaged art, agriculture and environmental management, he expresses an affinity with print media. This exhibition surveys his printmaking activities focusing on artist-led contexts including Squatspace, Big Fag Press and Teaching & Learning Cinema, and presents editioned and intervention/performance related artworks highlighting Ihlein’s promotional flair, appreciation for the economies of print and commitment to grassroots change. Supported by the School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University.
Lucas Ihlein, Environmental Audit, 2010, chalkboard drawing. Courtesy the artist
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 May 20 Making History: Nolan at the Newsagent.
To June 17 Lottie Consalvo: In the Remembering. Also, Diane Arbus: American Portraits.
To Aug 19 EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection.
To Aug 26 After Dark: Nocturnes from the Heide Collection.
Hills Art Market The Dandenong Ranges
Memorial Avenue, Emerald 3782. www.hillsartmarket.com
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 9am-3pm.
Graeme Packer, Horses, painting
(map ref Melway 28 D7)
180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750. email@example.com www.incineratorgallery.com.au
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
April 7 to May 20 With Seeing Hands – Fayen d’Evie and Bryan Phillips, Carolyn Eskdale, Heather Lawson, Nathan Liow and Carmen Papalia and Sam Petersen. Participating local and international artists explore issues of accessibility and disability, and question the dominance sight plays within art experiences. The audience is invited to explore non-visual artworks including tactile paintings, interactive pressed plasticine sculptures, and a hanging installation. With Seeing Hands provides the opportunity for people of differing abilities to have rich engagements with art, moving beyond simply looking, to touch, listen and feel. Performance event: Sat April 21, 2pm. Call or visit the website for more information.
5 Sargood Street, Altona 3018.
(03) 9398-2511. firstname.lastname@example.org www.ljac.com.au
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
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. 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 (MC≤), 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 4 to May 12 Code Breakers: Women in Games. Press play on Code Breakers, the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry. Whether it’s making commercial hits or indie titles, these women know games, contributing as directors, programmers, developers, artists, writers, producers and designers. Inside the exhibition you can play everything from platformers, RPGs and digital board games to graphical adventures and puzzlers, there’s something for everyone, at every skill level. An ACMI touring exhibition. Code Breakers: Women in Games is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Panel discussion: ACMI curator Serena Bentley and game designer Brooke Maggs lead a discussion about the challenges faced by women working in the games industry, Sat April 28, 11am. Bookings essential. More info at the gallery website.
Maroondah Access Gallery
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545. firstname.lastname@example.org www.artsinmaroondah.com.au
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 11 (opening Thurs April 5, 5.30 to 7.30) Wooden it be lovely: Building well-being by Flossie Peitsch. Canadian-born and now Maroondah-based, Peitsch is a noted visual artist known for her vibrant installations which embrace themes of family, faith and art. Wooden it be lovely follows Flossie’s personal journey of finding place in the community. Her dynamic installations use familiar domestic materials to explore how our social well-being is linked with our everyday environment.
Paling Story 1
Babysteps, wool installation, one panel of a series of six, 30 x 19 x 4cm
Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500. email@example.com www.mga.org.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To May 27 Antipodean emanations: cameraless photographs from Australia and New Zealand.
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref 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 April 15 Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels. ADC On Tour, the Australian Design Centre national touring exhibition. Lolo Greeno is the Australian Design Centreís first Indigenous Living Treasure and is a shell worker and artist from Tasmania, whose career spans 30 years.
To April 29 Play on: The art of sport – 10 years of the Basil Sellers Art Prize. A NETS Victoria and Ian Potter Museum of Art, the university of Melbourne touring exhibition. One of Australia’s richest and most prestigious art awards, the Basil Sellers Art Prize inspired innovative and complex explorations of Australia’s sporting culture. Play On features a rollcall of Australia’s most accomplished artists including Jon Campbell, Richard Lewer, Shaun Gladwell, Tony Albert, Fiona McMonagle amongst others.
TarraWarra Museum of Art
(map ref Melway 277 B2)
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100. www.twma.com.au
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 April 29 Hilarie Mais.
May 12 to July 15 Edwin Tanner: Mathematical Expressionist.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7)
Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441. email@example.com www.walkerstgallery.com.au
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.
April 5 to 28 Gallery One: Out and About by Hans Schiebold – a series of paintings inspired by suburban Melbourne.
Gallery Two: Tradition Split by No Pressure Artists Collaborative (Graham Dean & Kristie Keogh).
Box Hill Town Hall,
1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9262-6250. firstname.lastname@example.org www.whitehorseartspace.com.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To April 28 Women in the Whitehorse Art Collection – this inspirational exhibition of art by women in the Whitehorse Art Collection includes both local and internationally renowned artists. On exhibition will be artwork across media including ceramics, painting and photography. Artworks on display are concerned with themes from beauty through to commentary on the environment and politics.
Yering Station Art Gallery
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-0102. email@example.com yering.com : Dr Ewen Jarvis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
To May 21 First Floor Gallery: Girl in Shed.
To June 10 Winery Viewing Gallery: From this Place by Angela Rivas and Lindy Schneider.
April 11 to May 20 Main Gallery: Spaces Below by Jenny Davis.