December 2017 – January 2018 Listings

Art Almanac is the essential guide to Australia’s art galleries – a monthly magazine listing the exhibition schedules of over 550 art galleries throughout Australia, packaged in an easy-to-use format, supported by a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Melbourne art galleries and their December 2017 – January 2018 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.


Federation Square CBD

Art 6 Gallery
6 Waterside Place, Docklands 3008.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 6.00.
Dec 1 to March 17, 2018 (opening Fri Dec 1, 6-7pm) The Birth of Legacy Mantle: 20 years’ Documentation on Sui Jianguo’s Mao Suit.

Art at St Francis
Contemporary Art
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-2495.
Contact: Brigitte Remmen.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
Dec 11 to Jan 15, 2018 Small Wonders an exhibition of paintings by Joanne Sisson.

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

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

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

Photograph of Aelita Andre by Nikka Kalashnikova, 2017

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

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8622-2600.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 9 to Feb 11, 2018 The Koorie Art Show 2017 – this is the Koorie Heritage Trust’s fifth annual open-entry award exhibition, showcasing the diverse talent of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in one inclusive space.

Greg Muir, Travelling on Our Ancestors Land, 2016, acrylic on canvas. Private collection

Lesley Kehoe Galleries
Ground Floor, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9671-4311.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Dec 5 to Jan 31, 2018 Contemporary Japanese Jewellery. Presented in conjunction with CAJ Kyoto and Lui Hon. A group exhibition featuring Japan’s top contemporary jewellery artists.

Nakano Kaoru, Ring, Washi, silver, red lacquer

Nakano Kaoru, Brooch, Washi, silver, red lacquer, 14 x 6 x 2cm

Media House Gallery, The Age
655 Collins Street (opp. Southern Cross Station), Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Fri 7am to 7pm, closed weekends and public holidays.
Dec 11 to March 1, 2018 GIPPSLAND ARTISTS II – award-winning artists front and centre in a compelling display of oil, acrylic, pastel, Sumi inks, mixed-media and watercolour artworks, inspired by the wonders of Gippsland and beyond. Works by David Alldridge, Gordon Bain, Lynne Bickhoff, Sue Coppock, Laurel Foenander, Rhonda Gray, Anita George, Geoff Harrison, Justin Holt, Cherry Manders, Glenys Mann, Judy Mackintosh, Bob Pelchen, Elisabeth Williams and Libby Witchell. Admission Free. Contact: J.Taylor 0418-357-814.
View works in the exhibition here on Youtube.

David Alldridge, Storm Front, pastel, 135 x 56cm 

Left: Rhonda Gray, Flamingo Dreaming, oil on canvas, 60 x 90cm 
Right: Sue Coppock, Arctic Circle, acrylic, thread, paper, 60 x 90cm

Left:Cherry Manders, Red Still Life, oil on canvas, 51 x 51cm
Right: Geoff Harrison, The Aftermath, oil on canvas, 91 x 122cm

National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
Federation Square,
Cnr Russell and Flinders streets, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 28, 2018 Gareth Sansom: Transformer.
To Feb 18, 2018 The Pool.
Also, Akio Makigawa: Spirit and Memory.
To March 12, 2018 Del Kathryn Barton: The Highway is a Disco.
Also, Our Knowing and Not Knowing: Helen Maudsley, and Louise Paramor: Palace of the Republic.
Also, Mel O’Callaghan: Ensemble.

Louise Paramor, Studies for a Boomtown (detail), 2016
Photograph: Christian Capurro. Courtesy the artist and Karen Woodbury Fine Art, Melbourne

Neon Parc
1/53 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-0911,
Also at: 15 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To Dec 16 Mira Gojak and Elizabeth Newman. Read more…

No Vacancy Gallery
QV Building, 34-40 Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Tue-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 6 to 17 Reflection – presents the work of three contemporary artists – Pimpisa Tinpalit, Leah Jing McIntosh and Yumemi Hiraki.
Presented in partnership with No Vacancy Gallery to promote high-calibre Contemporary Asian Art in Victoria.

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

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717.
Free admission. Lift access.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs 11.00 to 7.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed Sun and public hols.
Like RMIT Gallery on Facebook. Follow @RMITGallery on Twitter.
Dec 1 to March 10, 2018 water+wisdom Australia India. Once connected via the supercontinent of Gondwanaland, Australia and India share similarities of typography, climate, hydrological systems and practices of customary water management. This timely exhibition explores how artists, writers and film makers in both countries continue to tell the story of the stewardship of water through creative activities.

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

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

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

West End Art Space
185 Rosslyn Street, Melbourne 3003.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Gallery closed over Christmas and New Year.
Dec 1 to 16 (opening Fri Dec 1, 5-7pm) $300 SHOW.
Through Jan 2018 available by appt to see works on consignment.

Cathy Muhling, 2017, Picnic, oil on linen

Jennie Stewart, 2017, mixed media, 22 x 22cm

Flinders Lane

Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6131.
Director: Anna Schwartz.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.

ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589.
Directors: Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 29 to Feb 3, 2018 Sites of the Imagination group show.
Feb 6 to March 10, 2018 (opening Wed Feb 7, 6-8pm) The Art of Seduction by Maria Fernanda Cardoso.
Gallery closed Dec 21 to Jan 15, 2018.

BLINDSIDE Artist-Run Space
Nicholas Building, Level 7, Room 14,
37 Swanston Street (enter via lifts in Cathedral Arcade), Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0093.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00 during exhibition programs. Closed public hols.
Dec 6 to 22 Always There And All A Part – Emerging Curator Mentorship – Nathan Beard, Lara Chamas, Caroline Garcia, Steven Rhall, Hari Sivanesan, Priya Srinivasan and TextaQueen. Curated by Andy Butler. Curatorial mentor Emily Cormack.
Jan 18 to 20, 2018 (opening Thurs Jan 18, 6-8pm) Blindside Summer Studio: Fayen d’Evie and Katie West – Residency Jan 2018.
Jan 24 to Feb 10, 2018 Lead Me to the Holy Mountain by Anna Dunnill.
Also, Rainbow Bois and Magical Gurls by Kieran Butler.

Chapter House Lane
Entry via Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
To Jan 10, 2018 Chameleon – Stephen Bird, Tina Lee, Jenny Orchard and David Ray, curated by Louise Klerks and Stacy Jewell.
Jan 18 to Feb 24, 2018 (opening Thurs Jan 18, 6-8pm) A partial view by Maddison Kitching.

Craft Victoria
Watson Place, 171 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Closed Sun and public hols.

Flinders Lane Gallery
137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-3332.
Director: Claire Harris.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Please consult website for any opening hours changes.
Our extensive stockroom can also be viewed on our website.
Dec 5 to 22 Gallery 1: William Breen solo exhibition of landscapes.
Gallery 2: Into the Wildernesss – Annika Romeyn, David Frazer, Sophia Szilagyi, Becc Orszag and Jazmina Cininas.

Annika Romeyn, Chasm I, 2017, monotype on paper, 228 x 168cm

Jan 16 to Feb 16, 2018 Gallery 1: Warlukurlangu Artists.
Gallery 2: Artists of Ampilatwatja.

Magda Nakamarra Curtis, Lappi Lappi Dreaming, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 122cm

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Nov 28 to Dec 16 Hiding in Plain Sight drawings by Kim Anderson.

Kim Anderson, Untitled (The Red Dress series), 2017, ink on Arches paper, 35 x 26cm

Also, It’s Not a Library mixed media by William White.

Billy White, DINO, 2017, mixed media, 42 x 29.7cm

Jan 30 to Feb 10, 2018 As you are large-scale drawing by Stephanie Howden. Also, Duality painting and sculpture by Bailer.
Gallery closed Dec 17 to Jan 30, 2018.

Stephen McLaughlan Gallery
Level 8, Room 16,
37 Swanston Street (cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne 3000.
Director: Stephen McLaughlan.
Wed-Fri 1.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To Dec 2 Jenny Loft. Dec 6 to 23 Capture – Release: photowork, curated by Emidio Puglielli.
Jan 24 to Feb 24, 2018 Assignation, curated by Stephen McLaughlan.

Southbank Sth Melbourne

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9697-9999.
Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
Dec 15 to March 25, 2018 Unfinished Business: Perspectives on art and feminism – a major Australian exhibition exploring feminist concerns in recent contemporary art practice, Unfinished Business asks why the movement might be of ongoing relevance and necessity. The second in ACCA’s Big Picture Summer exhibition series, the exhibition will explore trans-generational legacies, inheritances and shifts alongside contemporary conditions. Developed by ACCA Artistic Director Max Delany and ACCA Senior Curator Annika Kristensen in collaboration with a curatorium of leading Australian artists and curators including Paola Balla, Julie Ewington, Vikki McInnes and Elvis Richardson, the exhibition features works by over 40 artists, and has been conceived to animate critical, albeit underrepresented practices and debates within contemporary Australian art and society. Read more…

Giselle Stanborough, Giselle Dates, 2016-17, installation view, interactive performance and site-specific multimedia installation, dimensions variable. Photograph: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy the artist

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

Laurent Gallery
115 Thistlethwaite Street, South Melbourne 3205.
0481-055-558 .
Mon-Wed and Fri 9.00 to 5.00, closed Thurs (except for opening night events).
Dec 7 to Jan 2, 2018 (opening Thurs Dec 7, 6.30-8.30pm) Gallery 1: Jintaka-juku (Concentric Unity) by Alice Napurrurla Nelson and Julian Di Steffano.

Alice Napurrurla Nelson and Julian Di Steffano, Jintaka-juku 3, ‘Concentric Unity’ series, Giclée and acrylic on canvas 100 x 100cm

Galleries 2 & 3: Mech-Mania by Eeirk Owerhall.

Eeirk Owerhall, Manufacturing Mania, charcoal and Bio-bitumen on paper, 75 x 55cm

Ongoing: Black Is by Titane Laurent.

Titane Laurent, There is More, 2017, mixed media on canvas, 91 x 91cm

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 5 to 10 (opening Mon Dec 4, 5.30-7.30pm) VCA Masters Exhibition 2017 – an annual exhibition showcasing work by graduating students from Masters of Contemporary Art and Masters of Fine Art at the VCA School of Art.

Michael Bray
at Bodhi & Ride
416-418 Bay Road, Port Melbourne 3207.
Instagram: michaelbray109.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 2.00 or by appointment.
Dec 8 to 15 (opening Fri Dec 8, 6-9pm) Lost in the Noise by Michael Bray – selected works 2017, mixed media on paper.
Lost in the Noise expresses the growing difficulty of knowing one another. These images can be difficult to see at first but given time and curiosity, a richer image will emerge, with layers, scars of history and incompleteness, much like all of us.

Michael Bray, Hijab, mixed media on paper, 74 x 95cm

Michael Bray, At the Gates, mixed media on paper,  132 x 132cm

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March, 2018 The Language of Ornament.
Dec 15 to April 15, 2018 NGV Triennial.
Through Dec to April, 2018 NGV Architecture Commission.

Zanele Muholi, Ntozakhe II, (Parktown), 2016, from the Somnyama Ngonyama series 2015–16, gelatin silver photograph, 110 x 82cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Bowness Family Fund for Photography, 2017

Temperance Hall
199 Napier Street, South Melbourne 3000.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 13 to 17 (opening Tues Dec 12, 6-8pm) Balimbing – Filipino Queerness – photographic exhibition.

York St Art Gallery
Level 1, 216 York Street, South Melbourne 3205.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 3.00, after hours by appt.
Facebook: Lynn Jaanz Art Studio.
Works by international artist Lynn Jaanz;

Carlton Nth Melbourne

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

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

Gallery Voltaire
14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9326-3006.
Directors: Lindsay Saddington and Sunari Sooriaaratchi.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 6.00 or by appt.
Nov 29 to Dec 10 (opening Wed Nov 29, 7-9pm) If You Know How To Get Here, Come by Tomo Campbell.
From Dec 15 (opening Sat Dec 16, 5-7pm) Perspectives by Cathy Yarwood-Mahy.

Tomo Campbell, Sad, Sappy, Sucker, 2017, oil on canvas

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

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

The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne,
Swanston Street (between Elgin and Faraday streets), Parkville 3010.
(03) 8344-5148
Fax 9349-3518.
Director: Kelly Gellatly. Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 25, 2018 Forms of life by Angela Brennan.
To March 4, 2018 All the better to see you with: Fairy Tales transformed – Broersen & Lukács, Kate Daw, Peter Ellis, Dina Goldstein, Mirando Haz, Vivienne Shark Le Witt, Amanda Marburg, Tracey Moffatt, Polixeni Papapetrou, Patricia Piccinini, Paula Rego, Lotte Reiniger, Allison Schulnik, Sally Smart, Kiki Smith, Kylie Stillman, Tale of Tales, Janaina Tschäpe, Miwa Yanagi, Kara Walker and Zilverster (Goodwin & Hanenbergh). Gallery closed Dec 25 re-opening Jan 2, 2018. Also closed Jan 26, 2018.

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

Langford 120
120 Langford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9328-8658.
Directors: Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco.
Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 17 Then, Now: Now by Wilma Tabacco.
Gallery closed Dec 18 to Feb 11, 2018.

Wilma Tabacco, Casting #2, 2017, acrylic, pigment, linen on wood panel, 46 x 38cm. Photograph: Mark Ashkanasy

Wilma Tabacco, Hecatomb #2, 2017, oil on linen, 61 x 76.5cm. Photograph: Mark Ashkanasy

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

Melbourne Museum
Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre
Nicholson Street, Carlton 3053.
Adults $14, children free.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00, closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
To Feb 4, 2018 a Bit na Ta: The Story of the Gunantuna – a contemporary soundscape that explores the 100 years leading to Papua New Guinea’s independence in 1975. Read more…

Five woven coconut baskets. Photograph: Andy Drewitt

RMIT Design Hub
Level 2, Building 100, RMIT University,
cnr Victoria and Swanston streets, Carlton 3053
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00
To Feb 17 Super Field. Read more…

Madelynne Cornish, Turkey Creek [Great Northern Hwy] – The Kimberley, 2011

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577.
Dec 5 to 10 Eclectica – Anthony Breslin, Angeline Bartholomeusz, Louis Balis, Jan Bull, Mary Lewin and John Selan – established and emerging artists. Daily 10.00 to 6.00. Artist talk: Sun Dec 10, 2pm.

Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford

Alcaston Gallery
11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9418-6444
Fax 9418-6499.
Director: Beverly Knight (approved to value Aboriginal paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and artefacts for the Cultural Gifts Program).
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt. To Dec 9 Conrad Tipungwuti: Pakitiringa.
Also, Claudia Moodoonuthi: Ruby and Hunter in Dulka Warngiid (Story Place).
Jan 31 to March 3, 2018 Betty Kuntiwa Pumani with Ngupulya Pumani, and Tuppy Goodwin: Antara.

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303
Fax 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Nov 28 to Dec 17 Stock Show.
Jan 30 to Feb 18, 2018 Stock Show.
Gallery closing Dec 22 and re-opens Jan 15, 2018.

Australian Galleries, 35 Derby Street Collingwood, VIC 3066, group exhibition

Australian Galleries
Stock Rooms
28 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-2422
Fax 9417-3433.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Nov 28 to Dec 17 Stock Show.
Jan 30 to Feb 18, 2018 John Howley presented by the Savage Club, and Stock Show.
Gallery closing Dec 22 and re-opens Jan 15, 2018.

Australian Galleries Stock rooms, 35 Derby Street Collingwood, VIC 3066, group exhibition

Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 3, 2018 Cross Section – a selection of fine art etchings and lithographs by leading contemporary Australian Artists produced in collaboration with APW Printers including works by Rick Amor, Brook Andrew, Andrew Browne, Aleks Danko, Emily Floyd, Laith McGregor, Lisa Roet, Jan Senbergs, Louise Weaver and Pedro Wonaeamirri.

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833 , 0413-584-829.
Wed-Fri 12.30 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 7 to 26 (opening Fri Dec 8, 6-8pm) G1-2: Ensemble by Rioko Tega.
G3: Refining the Primordial by Marcus Encel.
Jan 3 to 14, 2018 (opening Fri Jan 5, 6-8pm) G1: The Confessional Animal by Angela Hughes.
G2:Reversing Rigor Mortis by Matt Limmer.
G3: Things we have seen by Tim Coleman.

81 Sackville Street, Collingwood 3066
Mon-Fri by appt only, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00
Dec 1 to 10 Fragments Shored Against the Ruins – Aaron Bradbrook, Bindi Cole Chocka, Emilio Cresciani, Merilyn Fairskye, Robin Friend, Mike Gray, Tim Handfield, Naomi White. Curated by Ashley Lumb and Chloé Hazelwood. Presented by Bluethumb Photography.

Tim Handfield, Ball #8, 2011, archival inkjet print, 80 x 100cm. Courtesy the artist and M.33

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

Cambridge Studio Gallery
52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9486-0169, 0413-537-532.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 6 to 17 Annual Christmas Show – Shay Downer, Jennifer Gough, Elise Judd, Carolyn Roberts and Shellie Tonkin. Photography, charcoal drawings, mixed media and watercolour will fill the gallery to celebrate the close of 2017.
Gallery closed through Jan, 2018.
Entries open for ‘Who Is Looking at You 2018 Portrait Prize’ until Feb 12, 2018.

Shay Downer, Don’t Let Go, charcoal on canvas

Shellie Tonkin, Sex, Love, Desire, Rage, Sorrow, Joy, photograph

Chapman & Bailey
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9415-8666
Fax 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.30 to 4.00.
To Dec 9 Winter Paintings by Nicholas McHugh.
Dec 12 to Jan 13, 2018 Group Show.
Dec 18 to Feb 17, 2018 Watercolours and Prints – Dorothy Braund.

Dorothy Braund

Collingwood Gallery
292 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 7 Artist Block oil paintings by Raffaella Torresan.

Centre For Contemporary Photography (CCP)
404 George Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9417-1549.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 16 CCP Salon 2017.

Australian Institute of Professional Photography Best Commercial Work – Kate McWilliam, The Map That Precedes The Territory, 2017

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

Barry Tate Glazed earthenware ceramic on pedestal with lights, 107 x 55 x 55cm

Dec 14 to Jan 25, 2018 FILOXENIA by Conrad Clark. Gallery closed Dec 24 and re-opens Jan 15, 2018.

Conrad Clark, FILOXENIA, 2017, sculptural installation in various timbers, 200 x 400 x 400cm

in.cube8r gallery & emporium
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9995-8643.
Mon-Wed 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
Dec 7 to 24 (opening Thurs Dec 7, 6pm) Second Annual CATShibition – a group exhibition of cat art for cat lovers.

Claire Cummings, Hangin’ Around Max Tapestry, 2016, recycled cotton, hand spun wool, vintage acrylic, recycled wooden dowel, 24 x 42cm

Jan 11 to 23, 2018 (opening Thurs Jan 11, 6pm) Dusk Till Dawn – a group exhibition of street artists depicting what they get up to while the rest of us are sleeping.

BarraBroz, Untitled, 2016, photography

Jan 25 to Feb 6, 2018 (opening Thurs Jan 25, 6pm) Almost Solo v.4 LOST & FOUND – artists come together to dwell on items lost and found.
See website for full event details and artist lists. Gallery closed Dec 25 to Jan 10, 2018.

Laura van Wensveen, Three Wise Monkeys, 2017, acrylic and ink on canvas, 120 x 90cm

James Makin Gallery
67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9416-3966
Fax 9416-4066.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

Marfa Gallery
Level 1/228 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9652-1222.
Sat-Sun 2.00 to 6.00, Tues-Thurs by appt only.
Dec 15 to 22 (opening Fri Dec 15, 4-9pm) Unique relics of the 20th Century paintings and sculptures by Michael Porter. A new body of work comprising of paintings, sculptures and installations. Exploring ideas of beauty, conformity and the self. Michael Porter is a Melbourne-based contemporary artist. A multi-disciplinarian practising in both painting and sculpture and blurring the lines between. Read more…

Michael Porter, Untitled 25, bronze, 18 x 12cm diameter

Michael Porter, Untitled 1, oil on board, 107 x 145cm

Modern Times
311 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9913-8598.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 1 to 25 Objects of Desire – choose from an abundant collection of unique artworks and design objects for the ideal gift this Christmas.

Photograph: Jenah Piwanski

7 Campbell Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9495-6774.
Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00, Sat by appt.
Dec 1 to 19 (opening Sat Dec 2, 2-4pm) Imaginings – an exhibition of printmaking by 64 Australian artists, curated by Rona Green.

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street , Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9415-7882.
Wed-Sun, 11.00 to 6.00.
Dec 9 to 22 Gordon Shepherdson. Exhibition continues Jan 15 to 20, 2018.

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

red gallery
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
(03) 9482-3550.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 10 red stocking – annual Xmas group show.
Dec 13 to 24 Nine – Amber Yang, Clare Jakes, Guy Grabowsky, Jacqui Smith, Jason Willers, Jen Hoddinott, So Hee (Sophia) Yoon, Sunny He and Tara Harris.

Guy Grabowsky, Untitled, 2016, red, colour analogue C-type photograph, 151 x 86cm

Left: Inger Morrissey, Gametarum fractus, 2017, Bitumen, gesso on board, 20cm diameter
Right: Jason Willers, Green Stars, oil on canvas, 50 x 40cm

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

Tacit Contemporary Art
312 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
Director: Keith Lawrence.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 17 G1: In the Moment by Jenni Walker.
G2: Known Unknowns by Kerry Spokes.
G3: Shadowland by Julie Keating.
G4: Untold Secrets & Hidden Agendas by Deb Taylor.
G5 & G6: Fallen Women by Deborah Klein.
Project Space: Pomona Redux by Gwen Scott.
Tacit Contemporary Art closes on Sun Dec 17 and moves to new premises in Collingwood (see below under Tacit Galleries).

Tacit Galleries
123a Gipps Street
(cnr Gipps and Islington streets), Collingwood 3066.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 17 G1: Petites fleures by Julie Puchalski.
G2: The Endless Dance by David Rossiter.
G6: Valley Dreamscapes by Lesley Dickman.
G7: The Older Industrial Parks Near Newport, Victoria by Bill Lane.
G8 and G10: Compassionate Being by Vanessa Jaber.
G9: Window by Sharman Feinberg.
G3, G4 and G5 open in January 2018.
Jan 17 to 28, 2018 (opening Wed Jan 17, 6.30-8pm) Midsumma FestivalPassing Trucks by Stuart Black.
Also, If you can’t say something nice about anybody, come sit next to me (3 decades of queer observations in photographs) by Ray Cook, and The Company of Men group exhibition, curated by Damien Hinds. Midsumma Festival exhibition opening hours are daily 11.00 to 5.00.

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

Yarra Sculpture Gallery
Contemporary Sculptors Association
117 Vere Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9419-6177.
Facebook: Yarra Sculpture Gallery: Current Projects.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 3 FRESH 17 – Photography Studies College, Graduate Exhibition from students completing their Advanced Diploma of Photography. Dec 7 to 17 (opening Sun Dec 10, 3-5pm) Art is the Highest Form of Hope – student exhibition with Margarita Krivitsky.
From Jan 2018 the artist in residence program begins, running until Feb 2018.

Prue Clark, Rooster with David, 2017

Brunswick Northcote

Arts Project Australia
24 High Street, Northcote 3070.
(03) 9482-4484
Fax 9482-1852.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
For artwork enquiries please contact the gallery.
Dec 9 to 20 (opening Sat Dec 9, 3-5pm) 2017 Annual Gala – with over 130 artists practicing in the Arts Project studio each week, the Annual Gala exhibition showcases over 200 works from our amazingly diverse artists.

Bobby Kyriakopoulos, Transport Service (detail), 2017, work on paper, 56 x 76cm

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
(03) 9389-8622.
Free entry.
Gallery: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00. Office: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 9 The Moreland Summer Show: Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award – Counihan Gallery In Brunswick is pleased to present the inaugural Noel Counihan Commemorative Art Award exhibition. This annual awarded award recognises an outstanding contemporary artwork by an artist who engages with social, political, cultural or environmental subjects. This year’s theme is ‘PEOPLE – POLITICS – PROTEST’. Featuring: Ajanta Anthigngna Marakkala, Fayez Assaf, Paul Batt, Margaret Bishop, Wendy Black, Robyn Blaikie, Heinz Boeck, Supina Bytol, I-Yen Chen, Aaron Claringbold, Kate Davis & Hannan Jones, Julian Di Martino, Meyet Falduto, Nadia Faragaab, Liss Fenwick, Patrick & Lesley Francis, Flora Georgiou, Marcela Alejandra Gomez-Escudero, Paul Handley, Richard Harding, Dana Harris, Sarah Heyward, Amaya Iturri, Catherine Johnstone, Melanie Lazarow, Penelope Le Petit, Carmel Louise, Janelle Low, Priscilla Manthey, Jordan Marani, David McCall, Kerrie O’Keefe, Valentina Palonen, Andrew Potter, Vladimir Rachko, Benjamin Sheppard, Josh Simpson, Fern Smith, Fleur Summers, Frances Tapueluelu, Ben Taranto, Jean Taylor, Mick Turner, Nicola Vance, Leanne Waterhouse, Charlotte Watson, Claire Anna Watson, Bryce Wilson, Mark Wingrave and Jude Worters.
Spoken Word public program: Sat Dec 9, 2.30-4pm. Auslan interpreters will be provided.

Moreland Summer Show: Inaugural Noel Counihan Art Award 2017 install shot. Photograph: Janelle Low

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

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

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

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

Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 3 FeMaterialists – Alanah Brand, Pie Rankine and Melissa Scott.
Dec 7 to 17 Rolando Garay-Matziaris:TRUΣ ΒΛUΣ


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 9 Collage Observations by Tom Alberts.
Also, A Selection by Stewart MacFarlane, and Western Realism by Marcus Beilby.
Gallery closed from Dec 10 and re-opens mid-Feb, 2018.

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

Herring Island – Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
(map ref Melway 2M C2)
0407-059-194 (for festival info), (03) 9428-0568 .
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival every weekend from Jan 13 to April 16, 2018. Including Australia Day Jan 26, Labour Day Mar 12, Easter Monday Apr 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.
Jan 13 to 28, 2018 (opening Sat Jan 13, 12-2pm) Association of Sculptors Victoria. 0412-122-884.

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To Dec 16 On a clear day by David Keeling.
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, Harry Dixon Mptyane, Fiona Foley, Star Gossage (NZ), Malaluba Gumana, Michelle Grabner (US), Rubaba Haider, Euan Heng, Dianne Jones, Jennifer Joseph, 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, Garawan Wanambi, Wukun Wanambi, Wolpa Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).

David Keeling, Where the light falls, 2017, oil on linen, 153 x 122cm

David Keeling, On a clear day, 2017, oil on linen, 168 x 183cm

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

Toorak Sth Yarra Prahran

Alternating Current Art Space
(map ref Melway 2L, K12)
248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9528-2459, .
Thurs-Fri 12.00 to 7.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 6 to 23 Gallery 1: Edward Niznik: The Landscape and Other Illusions.
Gallery 2: Corrupted Spaces – Victor Medrano, Sabrina Evans, Louise Conboy and Amber Koroluk-Stephenson.
Gallery 3: Leila Morrissey: From Inside Looking Out.
Gallery 4: Jacklyn Peters: Marking Time – Despair and Hope.
The Cupboard: Nick Heynsbergh: Hollow Man.
Gallery closed through Jan 2018.

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

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

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

Stephen Bird, Saturn Eating a Man’s Leg, 2017, glazed stoneware, 51 x 21 x 23cm

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

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

St Kilda Elwood Brighton

8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9593-9366.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Dec 1 to 17 St Kilda’s Alright – Fred Negro Experience – the long awaited solo exhibition by Fred Negro.
Dec 14 to 22 Strong ties – works from Bula’Bula weavers, Ramingining NT – Julie Djulibing (1), Margaret Malibirr, Betty Matjarra (1), Mary Dhapalany, Evonne Munuyngu, Serena Gubuyani, Daphne Banyawarra and Lynette Birriran.
Gallery closed through Jan 2018.

The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre
(map ref Melway 67 F10)
cnr Wilson and Carpenter streets, Brighton 3186.
(03) 9261-7111.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 17 Shannon Smiley: Out of order. Read more…
Also, Clay at Firbank.
Jan 17 to March 4, 2018 A Shared Horizon, and Target: Bayside Art & Design Graduates.

Shannon Smiley, Thicket, 2017, oil on linen, 92 x 122cm

Shannon Smiley, Beside the tracks, 2015, oil on canvas, 92 x 122cm

The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9209-6777.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Nov 29 to Dec 22 City of Port Phillip presents Rennie Ellis and p1xel – Capturing the Message: Protest, Graffiti and Art.
From Jan 2018 The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall will be known as Carlisle Street Arts Space: Jan 8 to Feb 14, 2018
Sculptural works from the Port Phillip City Collection.

Vivien Anderson Gallery
Ground Floor, 284-290 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 8598 9657.
Tue-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Representing and exhibiting Australian Indigenous artists for over 30 years.
To Dec 9 Malilunya Tjina Ankunytja – The tracks of Malilunya new paintings by Teresa Baker. In association with Tjungu Palya, SA.
Dec 13 to Jan 25, 2018 The Summer Salon – paintings, sculpture and photography by gallery and invited artists.
Gallery closed Dec 16 re-opening Jan 10, 2018.
Please check the website for Jan 2018 opening hours.

Teresa Baker, Minyma Malilunya, 2017, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 166 x 200cm

Teresa Baker, Minyma Malilunya, 2017, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 200 x 300cm

Armadale Malvern

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

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

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
(map ref Melway 59 A8)
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Through Dec and Jan 2018 Salon Show 2017.
Gallery closed Dec 22 to Jan 17, 2018.

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

Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9824-7770.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 9 Silenced by Colin Pennock.
Also, Passport by McLean Edwards.
Through Jan 2018 by appt only.
Gallery re-opens as per normal after Australia Day.

Jason Benjamin, Everyday Dragons, 2017, oil on linen, 122 x 122cm

Ten Cubed
1489 Malvern Road, Glen Iris 3146.
(03) 9822-0833.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A private collection of contemporary art, open to the general public.
Gallery closed Dec 17 and re-opens Feb 19, 2018.
To Dec 16 Daniel von Sturmer. Ten Cubed is proud to present Daniel von Sturmer’s second exhibition with the gallery. Sturmer was first collected by Ten Cubed in 2010 and given his first exhibition with the gallery in 2013. His works have continued to be admired and collected, most recently from the immersive installation ‘Electric Light’, first presented at Anna Schwartz Gallery in 2016, and will be on show in this exhibition.

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

Feb 6 to April 14, 2018 Peter Atkins – an exhibition of five projects by the artist. Ten Cubed began collecting Atkins in 2016 and have continued to collect him throughout 2017. His 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. Peter Atkins is represented by Tolarno Galleries in Melbourne and GAGPROJECTS in Adelaide.

Peter Atkins, Mince/Lamb Cutlets, 2017, acrylic and spray paint on board, 59 x 84cm


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

Junko Azukawa, Where we meet, Sumi-e

Left: Anne Jackson, Shrine House
Right: Naoko Coghlan, Crystal Glaze Vase

Eastgate Gallery
Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9818-1656.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A Selection of traditional, abstract, and contemporary art from leading Australian artists past and present.
To Dec 16 Hal Hattam paintings.
Through Jan 2018 Selected works from the Stockroom.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 16, 2018.

Hal Hattam, Lake Wobby, 1975, oil on linen, 127 x137cm

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Through Jan Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Dec 2 to 22 Summer Exhibition – oil and mixed media paintings, ceramics and sculptures.
From Jan 13, 2018 Summer Exhibition continues.
Gallery closed from Dec 23 to Jan 12, 2018.

Quadrant Gallery
(map ref Melway 45 A8)
72 Barkers Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9079-0943.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 16 Imaging The Mind – this is our end of year group exhibition, focusing on the variations of abstracted thought. This is a very strong exhibition of seven artists each exploring the freedom of expression – Sabina D’antonio, Phil Dimitroff, William Ferguson, Anthony Grasmanis, Craig Harrison, Bob Message and Christopher Shelton.

Sabina D’Antonio, Morning Sun, acrylic mixed media on canvas, 100 x 120 x 4cm

Anthony Grasmanis, Stars and Stripes

Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4626.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To Dec 20 Another Look: Contemporary Artists and the Collection.
Jan 20 to March 11, 2018 Rosebud – Australians lifetime love affair with the beach is as timeless as sun, sand and sea. Featuring: Matthew Sleeth, Dena Kahan, Helen Maudsley, and Robert Jacks among others.

Matthew Sleeth, Untitled #1 from Rosebud (2003-05), C-type print, 123 x 148cm. © the artist

Matthew Sleeth, Untitled #3 from Rosebud (2003-05), C-type print, 123 x 148cm. © the artist

Caulfield Elsternwick

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
(03) 9524-3402.
Curator: Diane Soumilas.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Dec 10 Boyd Women celebrates the creative achievements of three generations of the women artists of the Boyd family, one of Australia’s most extraordinary and talented artistic families.
Jan 24 to Feb 11, 2018 Selected works from the Eira City Council Art Collection.
Also, The Vivid Vernacular Cosmopolitans by Varuni Kanagasundaram ceramic installation.
Gallery closed for maintenance and the holiday period from Dec 11 re-opening Jan 24, 2018.

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

MADA Gallery
Monash University
Building D, Ground Floor, 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 during exhibitions.

William Holt Art
Studio 2 Roseberry
Instagram: abstractlywill.
By appt.
‘I’ve always believed in the authentic aura of a painting. Art is more than an image… it is a presence! It has to have a physical side. That “body” of the art work is a large part of its interaction with the viewer! I try to leave an immediacy in the process and maintain my initial inspiration for all to see!’ – William Holt.

William Holt, Absolute, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 180cm

William Holt, Valley of the Winds, 2017, acrylic and oil on canvas, 152 x 213cm

Moorabbin Highett

Bayside Sculpture
16B Advantage Road, Highett 3190.
(03) 9553-0661.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
Term 1: eight-week sculpture classes beginning Feb 5, 6 and 7, 2018.

March Space
5 Waltham Street, Sandringham 3191.
Director: Gang Liu.
Wed-Sun, 10.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 17 Merging Landscapes by Beth Gibbeson.
Feb 2018 Stand Point 2 photographic works by four Chinese artists.

Without Pier Gallery
320 Bay Road, Cheltenham 3192.
(03) 9583-7577.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 7 to 31 Summer Show – William Linford, Robyn Rankin, Jennifer Taranto and Kate Waanders.
Jan 13 to 28, 2018 Coolart Summer Show featuring gallery artists at the Coolart Homestead, Lord Sommers Road, Somers, 3927.

Greater Melbourne

Art at Linden Gate
899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-1861.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (including public hols, except Dec 24 and 25).
To Jan 1, 2018 Summer Collective – Di King, John Thomas and Christine Cafarella-Pearce.
Jan 5 to Feb 5, 2018 Authentic Tiwi featuring canvases with ochre by Kitty Kantilla, Freda Warlipinni and prints by Pedro Wonaeamerri.
Also, Ernst Fries stainless steel sculptures.

Di King, Egrets, oil, 38 x 114cm

Freda Warlipinni, ochre on linen

ArtSpace at Realm
179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 21 to Feb 18, 2018 Prayers of a mother: Kate Murphy. Murphy’s digital installation records the faces of her siblings listening to their mother as she prays for them. We witness her devotion to her family and religion, and we learn of her passionate desire for her children to return to their faith.

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

Belgrave Creative Space
1658a Burwood Highway, Belgrave 3160 .
Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Dec 2 to 3 (opening Sun Dec 3, 2-4pm) Kids Art show.

Oskar Adderly, German Shepherd, acrylic on canvas

Dec 9 to 17 (opening Sun Dec 9, 4-6pm) The Naked Truth student life drawing exhibition.

Ron Ashworth, Hannelora with Flowers, pastel on brown paper

Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 24 Christmas Exhibition.
Through Jan, 2018 a mixed exhibition.
Contact for details.

Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9895-8888.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, call for weekend hours.
Dec 4 to 17 (opening Mon Dec 4, 6-8pm) A Christmas A’Fair by Alcove Art Shop.
Jan 16 to 28, 2018 (opening Thurs Jan 18, 6-8pm) Creative Vessels by BHCAC Weaving Students.
Jan 30 to Feb 11, 2018 (opening Fri Feb 2, 6-8pm) Magnanimous Nature by Mrinal Kanty Das.

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

Claire Lambe, She never speaks about herself, she could be anything, 2017, photograph, edition 1 of 3 + 1 AP,  isolation sound absorber

Burrinja Gallery
(map ref Melway 75 B12)
Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey 3158.
(03) 9754-8723.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 11, 2018 Burrinja Climate Change Biennale

Adrian Brierley, Island Sanctuary (Rattus lutreolus), 2013, oil on canvas, 59 x 43cm

Deakin University Art Gallery at Burwood
221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood 3125.
(03) 9244-5344.
Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, closed public hols.
To Dec 15 The Void. Visible. Abstraction & Non-Objective Art. ‘In art there is a need for truth, not sincerity.’ – Malevich. This exhibition was instigated by artist Stephen L Wickham with fellow artists and close colleagues Stephen McCarthy, Andrew Christofides and Wilma Tabacco.

Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5)
1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3175.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.30, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Nov 30 to Dec 14 diversARTy – Living & Learning Nillumbik. Dec 16 to Jan 15, 2018 (opening Sat Dec 16, 2-4pm) The Boy who Drew Dragons by Marc McBride. Experience the transformation of McBride’s work from traditional painting and airbrush to digital art through the eyes of The Boy Who Drew Dragons. McBride is an internationally featured illustrator, best known for his work on the bestselling Deltora Quest series, written by Emily Rodda.
Jan 18 to Feb 12, 2018 (launch Sat Feb 3, 3pm) The Travelling Teapot – stories, images and creations from the 2017 Travelling Teapot Community Consultation. This exhibition features the bespoke tea sets created by Living & Learning Nillumbik potters of ClayMakerSpace and will include the official launch of Council’s 2018-22 Cultural Plan. Visit website for more info.

Gate 6 Gallery
Gate 6, Cardinia Street, Berwick 3806.
Dec 9 to 10 (opening Fri Dec 8, 4-6pm) Whispers by SECAN Artists. Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Jan 7 to 28, 2018 (opening Sat Jan 6, 4-6pm) Synergy in Print by Di Lockwood and Heather Merrett. Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery
at Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
(map ref Melway 386E-F7)
75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn 3064.
(03) 9356-6117.
(refer to website).
Dec 7 to Jan 28, 2018 We Are All In This Together – Make A Day In Hume an inclusive community art group present an exhibition of new work.

Gertrude Contemporary
21-31 High Street, Preston South 3072.
(03) 9419-3406
Fax 9419-2518.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
To Dec 16 Gertrude Studios 2017 – Rebecca Agnew, Gavin Bell, Jarrah de Kuijer and Simon McGlinn (Greatest Hits), Mathieu Briand, Deanne Butterworth, Beth Caird, Rosie Isaac, Adam John Cullen, Josey Kidd-Crowe, Noriko Nakamura, Nikos Pantazopolous, Andre Piguet, Mark Shorter, Esther Stewart and Simon Zoric.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 25, 2018 Albert Tucker: Australian Stories.
To March 4, 2018 Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy.
To March 18, 2018 New Acquisitions: The Heide Collection.
To May 20, 2018 Making History: Nolan at the Newsagent.

Heritage Hill Museum and Gardens
66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9793-4511.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 19 Artist in Residency Exhibition – featuring artists from the 2017 program.

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

Graeme Packer, Horses, painting

Incinerator Gallery
(map ref Melway 28 D7)
180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Dec 9 to Jan 14, 2018 The Summer Show: Contemporary Quilting – Colour and the Community – is a celebration of Moonee Valley’s creative community, this year showcasing the works of the Essendon Quilters. Featuring a vibrant and beautifully stitched collection of competition quilts, historical quilts and quilts for those who might need them in the community.
Also on display are the works of those who took part in this year’s Adult Art Courses, in the Atrium and Boadle Hall Gallery Spaces. View works in ceramics, glass slumping, painting and drawing. For more information, visit website or call the gallery.
Gallery closed from Dec 22 and re-opens Jan 2, 2018.

Essendon Quilters Inc., Seven Sisters (Major Raffle Quilt), 2018,  206 x 229cm

Joel Gallery
5 Sargood Street, Altona 3018.
(03) 9398-2511.
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.
We offer a large range of frame styles for the artist and collector.
Expert advice in framing design for all types of artwork.

Manningham Art Gallery
Manningham City Square (MC²),
687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108.
(03) 9840-9367.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00. To Dec 16 Reading Art – an annual exhibition of work by the students of the Manningham Art Studios, this year’s exhibition features a creative response to text through visual arts, with each class’s artworks reflecting and responding to an unfinished sentence, calling on the viewer to finish the story.
Jan 17 to 22, 2018 Wonder Fest – an exhibition of work by young artists from across the state celebrating diversity and positive youth mental health. Presented by YMCA Youth Services Manningham as part of the 2018 Midsumma Festival. Gallery closed Dec 17 to Jan 16, 2018.

Maroondah Access Gallery
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Dec 4 to 16 Modern Life: Mayoral Art Exhibition 2017 – the theme of this year’s exhibition is ‘Modern Life’ and refers to art practices that are a departure from traditional styles. This is a fundraiser held annually in support of the Croydon Branch of the Bone Marrow Donor Institute. The exhibition and prizes are generously sponsored by Maroondah City Council and the Ringwood East/Heathmont Community Bendigo Bank.

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
(map ref Melway 103 E3)
390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin 3910.
(03) 9789-1671.
Director: John M.Cunningham. Entry by donation.
Gallery, shop and café hours Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Nov 26 to March 18, 2018 Framing Nature – Ethel Carrick Fox, John Constable, Nicholas Chevalier, Paul Davies, Brodie Ellis, John Farmer, James Geurts, John Gollings, Siri Hayes, Gabriella Hirst, Polly Hurry, Janet Laurence, Frederick McCubbin, Harry McClelland, Danie Mellor, Dorothy Napangardi, John Skinner Prout, Hanna Tai and Fred Williams.

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Dec 2 to March 4, 2018 John Gollings: The history of the built world.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref Melway 145 G4)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 8 to Feb 18, 2018 Coast: The artists’ retreat: Cape Schanck to Point Nepean – contemporary artists respond to iconic paintings. Coast presents a selection of some of the finest artistic representations of the Mornington Peninsula coastline ever produced by artists such as Nicholas Chevalier, Eugene von Guérard, Louis Buvelot and Albert Tucker. The MPRG has commissioned five leading contemporary artists to create new work that responds to the historical paintings. The contemporary artists are G.W. Bot, Megan Cope, Raafat Ishak, Euan McLeod and Kerrie Poliness. A MPRG exhibition.

Raafat Ishak, Pulpit Point Eviction, 2017, pigment print on archival paper. Courtesy of the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Also, Glass: Art Design Architecture – showcases 23 outstanding projects by contemporary Australian artists, designers and architects. Co-curated By Margaret Hancock Davis and Brian Parkes. A JamFactory travelling exhibition.

Architectus + Ingenhoven, 1 Bligh St, Sydney, 2009-11 Building owned by Dexus Property Group and Cbus Property. Photograph: H.G. Esch

TarraWarra Museum of Art
(map ref Melway 277 B2)
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100.
Adults $12, Seniors $10, Concession $8, Free entry for children 12 and under.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00, closed Christmas Day.
Visit website for public programs and events.
Dec 2 to Feb 11, 2018 Rosemary Laing. Read more…
Dec 26 to Jan 26, 2018 the gallery will be open daily.

Rosemary Laing, weather (Eden) #1, 2006, from the series ‘weather’, C-type photograph, 110 x 221.5cm. Private collection. © Rosemary Laing. Courtesy Tolarno Galleries Melbourne and TarraWarra Museum of Art

Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7)
Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00, closed Sun, Mon and public hols.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
To Dec 16 Home – Zia Atahi, Renee Dixson, Mahla Karimian, Pierre Mukeba and ZakiriaTahirian – a series of new works commissioned from artists with a refugee or asylum seeker background. An exhibition of individual creative pursuits.
The first exhibitions for 2018 open Feb 1 Ivan Macarambon and Brian Hughes.

Whitehorse Artspace
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9262-6250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 21 Reflection: Australian Quilts in Public Places – a spectacular display of original textile artworks has been created on the theme of ‘reflection’. Wide-ranging interpretations have been produced using textiles in a great diversity of styles using multiple materials and techniques. This show is a testimony to the imagination, creativity and talents of art quilters across the continent. A selection of artists will demonstrate different techniques from 1.30-2pm each Sat during the exhibition. Bookings advised by phone or email.

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

Jan 18 to March 3, 2018 Echoes Of Nature: The art of Echo Wu – it is no secret that Chinese brush painters respect and adore the natural world from the smallest of insects to the most towering mountain. While the mountains, rivers and fields of the natural world appear to flow seamlessly onto the Chinese artist’s delicate rice paper, nature also flows effortlessly into the very being of the painter – they become as one.
Gallery closes 4pm, Dec 21 and re-opens 10am, Jan 18, 2018.

Echo Wu, Goldfish, 2016, Chinese brush painting. © the artist

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

Yering Station Art Gallery
(map ref Melway 275 C6)
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-0102.
Contact: Dr Ewen Jarvis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
To Jan 9, 2018 Main Gallery and First Floor Gallery: Steve Freestone.

Steve Freestone, Chamberlain Gorge – The Kimberley, oil on canvas, 121 x 91.4cm 

Steve Freestone, Ord River Tributary, oil on canvas, 91.4 x 121cm