February 2016 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 gallery maps, an artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. Melbourne art galleries and their February exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.

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Alcaston Gallery
11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9418-6444
Fax: 9418-6499
Director: Beverly Knight (member of ACGA), approved to value Aboriginal paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and artefacts for the Cultural Gifts Program.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To March 5 Freddy Ken and Ray Ken.
Also, Peggy Napangardi Jones.

Alliance Française, Eildon Gallery
51 Grey Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9525-3463
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 9.30 to 6.00.
Feb 4 to March 24 Dhumbadha Munga (Talking Knowledge). Presented by Alliance Française de Melbourne in association with The Torch & Yalukit Wilum Ngargee. Read more…

Kent Morris, Cultural Reflections
Kent Morris, Cultural Reflections – Always on Country #1 – Boonwurrung, 2015, archival print on rag paper, 140 x 100cm
Courtesy the artist and Alliance Française, Eildon Gallery, Melbourne

Anita Traynor Fine Art
Level 1, 394 Glen Huntly Road (above the ANZ Bank), Elsternwick 3185.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00. Mon by appt only.
Supporting emerging and unrepresented artists – Dean Bowen, Leigha White, Josef Marzi, Laura Matthews and others.
Art Consultancy service available.

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

Anna Schwartz Gallery Melbourne
185 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6131
Director: Anna Schwartz.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Through Feb Callum Morton.

ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589
Directors: Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 6 Barbecue Stalagmites, Balloon Drumsticks by Tracy Sarroff.
Feb 9 to March 5 (opening Thurs Feb 11, 6-8pm) Lacrimae Rerum by Cyrus Tang.

Art at Linden Gate
(Melway 275 H2) 899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-1861
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 28 STOCK featuring sculptures by Ernst Fries and Tiwi Island art.

Ernst Fries, Struggle
Ernst Fries, Struggle, stainless steel, 80 x 100 x 50cm

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.
To Feb 23 A photographic exhibition by Barat Ali Batoor, focusing on a settled refugee community in Melbourne supported by AMES Australia.
Feb 23 to March 15 Themes of Dislocation and Habitation by Ben Howe.

The Art of Dr. Seuss
Presented by Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, The Block
The Block Arcade, 19-18/282 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Thur 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.

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.
Feb 6 to March 12 (opening Sat Feb 6, 3-5pm) Tell ‘em I’m dead! a group exhibition that will explore post-apocalyptic themes by various emerging and established Arts Project artists. Curated by Suzanne Brown, Peter Douglas and Eden Menta. Supported by Creative Victoria. Read more…

Eden Menta, Not titled
Eden Menta, Not titled, 2015, Inkjet print on Chroma Jet Metallic Pearl, 21 x 30cm
Courtesy the artist and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

Also, Be Careful Now a solo show by Bronwyn Hack. Be Careful Now launches a recent collection of paintings and 3D artworks that focus on anatomy and the body. This is Hack’s first solo exhibition.

Bronwyn Hack, Sheep skull

Bronwyn Hack, Sheep skull, 2014, ceramic, 13 x 16 x 12cm
Courtesy the artist and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne

ArtSpace Realm
175 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4542
Fax: 9298-4535
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 24 Mind Craft: Play and Invention in art with Larissa Hjorth, Laresa Kosloff, Michael Georgetti and Charlie Sofo, curated by Lisa Byrne.

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 and public hols 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
To Feb 21 The Biography of Things.
An exhibition of works where artists use objects, archives and collections to trace the labyrinthine stories that live behind things. Curated by Juliana Engberg, Annika Kristensen and Hannah Mathews, the exhibition reveals narratives of loss, intrigue, histories and people, from the objective to subjective – Brook Andrew, Ilit Azoulay, Aurelien Froment, Camille Henrot, Narelle Jubelin, Nicholas Mangan, Rosalind Nashashibi & Lucy Skaer, Kirsten Pieroth, Walid Raad and Paul Sietsema.

Australian Centre For The Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8663-2200
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 14 Julian Rosefeldt: Manifesto.
A survey exhibition of pre-eminent moving image artist, Julian Rosefeldt, comprises the world premiere ‘Manifesto’ (2015) featuring Cate Blanchett alongside three recent video installations.

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303
Fax: 9419-7769
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 14 Group Show.
Feb 23 to March 13 Painting the Bay by Julian Twigg.

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.

Australian Print Workshop Inc.
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466
Director: Anne Virgo.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 13 to March 24 between here and there – an exhibition of limited edition fine art prints showcasing APW programs that provided support for emerging artists in 2015. The artists include Carolyn Hawkins, recipient of the APW Collie Print Trust Scholarship for Emerging Victorian Printmakers; Sophie Westerman, recipient of the APW James Northfield Lithography Scholarship; Kasia Fabija ska, recipient of the APW Dowd Foundation Scholarship.

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 11.00 and Thurs 2.00, $10 per person: bookings essential.
View the weavers and yarn dyer at work on major contemporary art commissions.
Galleries featuring contemporary tapestries designed by Australian artists including Angela Brennan, Sangeeta Sandrasegar and Gareth Sansom.
Work on the loom by Keith Tyson.
Visit website for current projects.


The Baldessin Press
Printmaking Studio
90 Shaftesbury Ave, St Andrews 3761.
(03) 9710-1350
Offering workshops, studio access, art retreats and accommodation.

Bayside Sculpture & Gallery
16B Advantage Road, Highett 3190.
(03) 9553-0661
Term 1 Sculpture Classes (8 weeks) begin Feb 1, 2 and 3.

BLINDSIDE Artist-Run Space
Nicholas Building, Level 7, Room 14, 37 Swanston Street
(enter via Cathedral Arcade lifts, cnr Flinders Lane), Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0093
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
Jan 27 to Feb 13, 2.0 by Caitlin Patane, and Things by Matthew Harris.
Feb 17 to March 5 DEBUT XII – annual survey exhibition of performative and interactive new work by recent graduates from VCA, Monash and RMIT.

Bolin Bolin Gallery
At Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
Feb 11 to March 20 Synergies in Steel by Tim Read and Linda McCauley.
An artistic collaboration of steel, form, paint and light.

Tim Read & Linda McCaAuley, Banksia Light Box
Tim Read and Linda McCaAuley, Banksia Light Box, steel and glass, approx 50 x 30cm

Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9895-8888
Feb 2 to 14 (opening Thurs Feb 4, 6-8pm) Ruang by Kevin Leong and Thomas Lim.
Feb 15 to 28 (opening Wed Feb 17, 6-8pm) Graduate Art Show – Kingswood College.

Bridget McDonnell Gallery
130 Faraday Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9347-1700
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.

8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9593-9366
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.

Brunswick Street Gallery
Nine galleries under one roof
322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9942-3141
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 8.00.
Visit website for Feb exhibitions.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
(Melway 19-G2) 7-27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060
Free admission.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 21, 2015 Darebin Art Prize. From Feb 24 Fragment by Emily Green, and Handwalk by Ronnie Van Hout. Also, Nu Yishu Series: VII Thread featuring Caroline Askew, Liliana Barbieri, Di Ellis, Evelyna Liang Kan, Denise Keele-Bedford, Pauline Lam Yuk Lin and Lucille Yuk YinLo.
From Feb 26 Teavotion, and Artist in Residence – Phil Ferguson.
Sun Feb 21 Workshop with artist Jon Campbell. Bookings required.


Cambridge Studio Gallery
52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9486-0169
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 10 to 28 Who is Looking at You? 2016 Portrait Prize.
Judges: Godwin Bradbeer and Yvette Coppersmith.
Announcement of winner and opening night Sat Feb 13.

Chapel On Station Gallery
Cnr Station Street and Ellingworth Parade, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9890-5810
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 11.30 to 3.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00, Sun 4.30 to 7.00.
Jan 28 to Feb 10 Revive Earth paintings, photography and sculptural works by William Verschuur, Joanne Parkinson and Tong Doe.
Feb 11 to 24 Hua Tie by Liu Xian Feng.
Feb 25 to March 9 TOOTH: A 20 Year Retrospective Exhibition by Davied Farries.

Chapter House Lane
Entry via Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Feb 4 to 28 (opening Thurs Feb 4, 6-8pm) Loss, with a blue vision feat. J.RAE and J.Baerg by Peter Waples-Crowe.

Peter Waples-Crowe, Broken   Peter Waples-Crowe, Home
Left: Peter Waples-Crowe, Broken, 2015, mixed media (acrylic paint, collage, stickers) on paper, 22.5 x 12cm
Right: Peter Waples-Crowe, Home, 2015, mixed media (acrylic paint, collage, stickers) on paper, 22.5 x 12cm

Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Feb 16 to March 5 Works On Paper & Selected Stock.

Chinese Museum
22 Cohen Place, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662 2888
Adults $9.00, Conc. $7.00.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March Queensland Dragon: Chinese in the North. Maria Friend, Museum Development Officer for Far North Queensland, brought together scholars of Chinese-Australian history and key local history museums and historical societies from across Far North Queensland to develop this exhibition in 2008.
The exhibition has toured Cooktown, Croydon, Innisfail, Atherton, Cairns and Brisbane.

Collingwood Gallery
292 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
See website for exhibitions.
Feb 5 to 10 (opening Fri Feb 5, 6-7pm) Innerspace @ Collingwood Gallery: Tree of Life is a group show presented by a diverse community of artists who commonly share the journey of illicit drug use. Daily 12.00 to 5.00.

Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc.
CAS Inc. PO Box 283, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9428-0568
A non-profit art society run by artists, for artists, established 1938.
To Feb 4 Contemporary Showcase 14.
Feb 6 to April 28 Contemporary Showcase 15 at Decoy Café & Gallery, 303 Exhibition Street, Melbourne.

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
(03) 9389-8622
Free entry.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
Feb 5 to March 6 (opening Thurs Feb 4, 6-8pm) Modern Myth – Eddy Carroll, Jazmina Cininas, Paul Compton, Deborah Klein, Minela Krupic, Alesh Macak, Annette Phillips, Dear Plastic, Carmel Seymour, Linda Studena and Domenica Vavala.
Curated by Domenica Vavala. In an information age where few mysteries remain, these artists represent the endurance of mythological thinking in notions of story, symbolism and other examples in the world around them.
Artist talks: Sat Feb 13, 2.30pm.

31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, closed Sun and public hols.
To Feb 27 Timber Memory. A survey exhibition of Victorian woodwork from the 1970-80s and now, presenting highlights from the State Craft Collection in conjunction with contemporary timber makers. Artists include: David Cumming, Pip Giovanelli, Clinton Greenwood, Bob Hammerly, Malcom Harris, Anthony Kleine, Helmet Lueckenhausen, Bryan Poynton, Anthony Prior, Richard Raffan, David Ralph, Anthony Russo, Alan West, Vic Wood, Sally Gunning, Helen Walsh, Jo Wilson and Damien Wright.

Timber Memory at Craft, installation view
Timber Memory at Craft, installation view
Photograph by Anita Beaney

Feb 4 to March 30 Craft Window Space: Orangery. Working simultaneously across the mediums of textile and clay, maker Vanessa Lucas draws from the Australian landscape and explores transitions of colour, texture and form in Craft’s 24/7 window space.

Vanessa Lucas, Orangery
Vanessa Lucas, Orangery, 2015, porcelain, dimensions variable
Photograph by Helen Skuse


The Dax Centre
The University of Melbourne
Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade, Melbourne 3010.
(03) 9035-6258
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00.
To March 25 A Mind Beginning to Know Itself.
This exhibition draws on works from the Cunningham Dax Collection to explore the many varied experiences of depression. Today depression is considered a mental illness, where interest is lost in the activities that normally drive daily life. Historical interpretations of depression have viewed it as a symptom of supernatural forces, and one caused by factors of the physical world.

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.
Feb 24 to March 31 MYTHO-POETIC: Print and Assemblage Works by Glen Skien interrogates the human condition with artist books, assemblages, collages and installations that bring to life social histories and vexing questions of Australian identity, place and myth. MYTHO POETIC: Print and Assemblage Works by Glen Skien is organised by the Gympie Regional Gallery and toured by Museums & Galleries Queensland.
This project has been assisted by the Gordon Darling Foundation and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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.
Art Behind The Wire – Karl Duldig bronzes.


East & West Art
665 High Street, East Kew 3102.
(03) 9859-6277
Director: Marjorie Ho.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Specialists in Asian Fine Arts and Antiques.
Feb 1 to 27 Hercus’s Collection of Japanese and Chinese Prints, from Ukiyo-e to Contemporary.

Mitsuhiro Unno, View from Soji Window
Mitsuhiro Unno, View from Soji Window, 1976, 3/50 Japanese woodblock print, 50 x 97cm

Eastgate Holst
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 fine selection of traditional and contemporary art from leading Australian artists past and present.
Feb 20 to March 19 Dorothy Braund: Works from the Estate 1960-1989.

Eltham Library Community Gallery
Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3131
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.30, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Feb 8 Finding Story, Chasing Beauty by Kevin Burgemeestre – illustrations and ephemeral sculptures using discarded materials that have a history.
Feb 11 to March 7 Garden by Kate Hudson – linocuts featuring indigenous and native flowers and birds found in the artists’ garden, Eltham.

Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery
6 Mt. Pleasant Road, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9439-3458
New works by Jenni Mitchell and Mervyn Hannan.
Painting Classes Thurs-Sun.


Firestation Print Studio Gallery
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

Flinders Lane Gallery
137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-3332
Director: Claire Harris.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Please consult website for any opening hours changes.
Our extensive stockroom can also be viewed on our website.
To Feb 6 Warlukurlangu Artists & Artists of Ampilatwatja ‘Jukurrpa’.

Jacob Leary, Double Polygon Positive
Jacob Leary, Double Polygon Positive, 2015, Stacked paper cuts, 30 x 30 x 12cm

Feb 9 to 27 Coastal group exhibition. Also, New Works by Kathryn Ryan.

Kathryn Ryan, Twilight Pines
Kathryn Ryan, Twilight Pines, 2015, oil on linen, 183 x 137cm

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Feb 2 to 13 Inhabited: A Magical Realism painting by Katherine Gailer and Maria Peña. Also, Earth – Fire – Water textiles by Shunyam Smith.
Feb 16 to 27 Crowd Of Fear painting by Mark Chu. Also, Traveller or Tourist? photography by Elaine Batton.

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1896
Wed-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00.
Art After Dark each night dusk til midnight: Amanda Nelson: Tracery.
To Feb 6 Curved Wall Gallery: Sarah Hawkins: Rebuilding.
To Feb 14 Atrium Gallery: Sousan Jalali Marnani.
To Feb 20 Cube Gallery: Joy Elsner: Take A Closer Look.


G1 Gallery Project Space
5 Easey Street (upstairs), Collingwood 3066.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Feb 9 to 27 (opening Tues Feb 9, 6-8pm) Chronicle by Caroline Kennedy.
Contact: 0408-349-576.

The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre
cnr Wilson and Carpenter streets, Brighton 3186.
(03) 9592-0291
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 7 Alternative literature is also like alternative literature by Benjamin Aitken.
To Feb 21 Target: Bayside art & design graduates.
Feb 27 to April 24 Worlds away by Kevin Chin.
Feb 13 to May 1 Snapshots by Prue Acton.

Gallery Funaki
4 Crossley Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9446
Director: Katie Scott.
Tues-Thurs 10.00 to 5.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 2 to 27 Chinawear by Peter Hoogeboom (The Netherlands).

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-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Feb 10 to March 9 Confined 7 features artworks by Indigenous artists currently in, or recently released from prison in Victoria.

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

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

Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery
at Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn 3064.
(03) 9356-6117
(refer to website).
To March 6 Touches Of Mesopotamia a group exhibition of work by The Mesopotamia Visual Arts Society.

George Paton Gallery
Second floor, Union House, University of Melbourne 3010.
(03) 8344-5418
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 22 to March 11 Entrance Gallery: 3643 by David O’Malley. Main Gallery: Visceralis – Ruben Bull Milne, Hilary Dodd, Will Heathcote, Yumemi Hiraki and Alexandra Walker, curated by Aimee Board.

Gertrude Contemporary
200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-3406
Fax: 9419-2519
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
From Feb 5 Jamie O’Connell and Amy Amos Gebhardt.

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
(03) 9524-3402
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Feb 11 to 28 International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Exhibition.

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 5.00.


Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 20 Summer Exhibition featuring new artists Daniel Aldridge, Lorraine Byrne, Caroline Calway, Suellen Kennewell, Gabby Malpas – plus our regular artists.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 14 Mitch Cairns: The Reader’s Voice.
To Feb 21 Aleks Danko: MY FELLOW AUS_TRA_ALIENS.
To March 6 In Fond Memory: The Barbara Tucker Collection.
To April 10 Modern Love: The Lives of John & Sunday Reed.
To April 17 Alex Selenitsch: LIFE/TEXT.
From Feb 27 Sarah crowEST: #straponpaintings.

Heritage Hill
66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9793-4511
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, and first Sun of the month 12.00 to 4.00.
Feb 11 to March 4 (opening Thurs Feb 11, 6pm) Benga House: Nature2 by Neeni Durston. Laurel Lodge: Dong Sang by Mary T Nguyen.

Herring Island
To April 3 Herring Island Summer Arts Festival (HISAF).
Feb 7 to 22 Basketmakers of Victoria.
Feb 28 to 15 March Contemporary Art Society of Victoria.
March 21 to April 3 A4 Art Australia.
Every weekend including Labour Day March 14, and Easter Mon March 28.
Gallery hours 11.30 to 4.30, and Parks Victoria’s punt service operates from Como landing, South Yarra 11.00 to 5.00.

Hunt Club Community Arts Centre
(Melway 25 F8) 775 Ballarat Road, Deer Park 3023.
(03) 9249-4600
Fax: 9360-4570
Free entry.
Mon-Thurs 9.00 to 5.30, Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.00 to 12.00.
Extended hours with course programming, closed public hols.
To Feb 20 Main Gallery: Spirit Lines: Andrew McDermott. Foyer Gallery: Migration, painting off the wall: Saidin Salkic.


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 April 17 Mummymania.
March 1 to June 5 Fabrik: conceptual, minimal and performative approaches to textiles.
March 15 to June 26 Susan Norrie: Fieldwork 2006-2016.

The Incinerator Gallery
180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750
Curator: Richard Ennis.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 14 All you need is love by Lisa White. All you need is love is a photographic exhibition by Lisa White’s quiet in-bed protest in support of marriage equality, the In Bed Project. Each portrait shows families photographed in their beds, with their personal stories documented for visitors to read. The photos challenge the idea of ëthe nuclear familyí, showing the diversity that exists from family to family.

Lisa White, #83 Sascha, Anna, Mabel and Juno
Lisa White, #83 Sascha, Anna, Mabel and Juno, 2015, digital photograph

Islamic Museum of Australia
15A Anderson Road, Thornbury 3071.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Visiting the Islamic Museum of Australia: Five permanent galleries – Islamic Faith, Islamic Contributions to Civilisation, Islamic Art, Islamic Architecture, Australian Muslim History and the visiting exhibition gallery.
School and education tours and art workshops are available.
Enjoy a scrumptious meal, coffee or light snack at the museum café, Modern Middle Eastern, by Masterchef finalist Samira El Khafir.
For more information or to book a tour please call or visit our website.


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

Joshua McClelland Print Room
Rathdowne Galleries
310 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North 3054.
(03) 9347 6118
(03) 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.


Karen Woodbury Gallery
Level 1/167 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9639-5855
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 10 to March 5 Marisa Purcell.

Kingston Arts
G1 and G2: 979 Nepean Hwy (cnr South Road), Moorabbin 3189.
G3 Artspace: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale, 3195.
(03) 9556-4440
Free admission to all gallery spaces.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 20 G3: Stitches In Time a series of quilts by emerging artist Ruby Hoppen.
Feb 12 to March 15 (opening Thurs Feb 11, 6-8pm) G1: Rings Road Arts Studio – Annual Exhibition And Awards with a collection of works by students and teachers both past and present.
Feb 26 to March 26 (opening Thurs Feb 25, 6-8pm) G3: Grounded by Jenny Jessop. In her first Australian solo exhibition, Jenny Jessop creates land and seascapes by using colour and tone to bring a sense of place to the natural markings that appear in slate.

Kinross Arts Centre
603 Toorak Road (opp Irving Road), Tram route 8, stop 39, Toorak 3142.
(03) 9829-0340
Manager: Lyndel Wischer. Free entry.
Gallery: Mon-Fri 10.00 to 3.30.
Manse Gallery Café: Mon-Fri 8.30 to 3.30.
Feb 4 to March 24 For the Beauty of the Earth tonal paintings by Angela Abbott.

Koorie Heritage Trust
New Location
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8622-2600
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 28 Koorie Art Show 2015. Read more…
A brilliant and colourful exposition of the diverse talents of Victoria’s Indigenous visual artists. All works are for sale.

Jay Early, Never apologise for not being yourself because we’re made that way
Jaye Early (Boorrooberongal), Never apologise for not being yourself because we’re made that way, 2015, synthetic polymer paint and high gloss enamel on canvas, 76 x 76cm
Winner University of Melbourne Murrup Barak Innovation Award, Koorie Art Show 2015
Courtesy the artist and Koorie Heritage Trust, Melbourne

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.


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.
Feb 13 to March 12 (opening Sat Feb 13, 2-4pm) Outflow by Susie Leahy Raleigh, and New Works by Dale Withers.

Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9534-0099
Fax: 9525-4607
Director: Melinda Martin
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, Wed 11.00 to 8.00.
To Feb 28 OBJECT FUTURE III, curated by Dale Hardiman and Suzannah Henty.
Design Contributors include A.C.V Studio, Hugh Altschwager, Rosanna Ceravolo, Coco Flip, Amos Enders-Moje and Hamish Munro.

La Trobe University Museum of Art | LUMA
La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus (access via Carpark 7), Bundoora 3086.
(03) 9479-2111
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 22 to April 22 A Language of the Vanishing by Claudia Terstappen.

Lumen Gallery
436a Clarendon Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-1866
Martin: 0412-835-083

The Lytlewode Press
Antique Graphic Prints, Original Graphic Prints, Photographs, Manuscripts, Fine Art Objects, Ephemera, Ex Libris Bookplates, Posters and the full range of publications from the Lytlewode Press.


Manningham Art Gallery
Manningham City Square (MC²), 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108.
(03) 9840-9367
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 3 to 20 Apocalypse Party by Anthony Williams – a series of new paintings by Williams engaging modern images of destruction, decay and the aftermath of war.

Anthony Williams, Bridge through Baghdad
Anthony Williams, Bridge through Baghdad, 2015, oil on linen, 198 x 168cm

Also, Nature Connectedness by Anne Morel – an exhibition of French textile artist Anne Morel’s vibrant felt works.

Anne Morel, Electric Blue #1
Anne Morel, Electric Blue #1, 2015, felt and embroidery, 72 x 51cm

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Gallery closed during the Summer break until Feb 19.
Feb 19 to 27 (opening Thurs Feb 18, 5.30-7.30pm) Caroline Phillips: Materialising Feminism. This exhibition comprises part of the VCA School of Art 2016 PhD Program.

MAS Gallery
1297-1299 High Street, Malvern 3144.
(03) 9822-7813

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin 3910.
(03) 9789-1671
Director: John M.Cunningham.
Entry by donation.
Gallery, shop and café hours Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 21 Uncommon Australians: The Vision of Gordon and Marilyn Darling. A National Portrait Gallery touring exhibition.
Also, Talking to the Shadows by Tim Silver. Read more…

Tim Silver, Untitled (monument) 3
Tim Silver, Untitled (monument) 3, 2014, steel, 49.5 x 40 x 43cm
Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

Metro Gallery
1214 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9500-8511, 0488-300-300
Fax: 9500-8599
Gallery Manager: Jacinta Cavalot.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Metro Gallery is a contemporary art gallery committed to exhibiting collectable Indigenous art, contemporary Australian art and work from promising emerging artists.
Through Feb Group Show.

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
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.
Gallery, gift shop, licensed café and sculpture park.
To April 10 Photography goes poof!
Also, Rennie Ellis: Gay Pride 1973.

Monash University MADA Gallery
Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University,
900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
(03) 9903-2882.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
Feb 12 to 18 (opening Sat Feb 13, 3-5pm) MFA Graduate Exhibition, Fine Art Building (D) – Ground floor.

Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA
Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University, Caulfield Campus,
900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East 3145.
(03) 9905-4217
Director: Charlotte Day.
Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 13 to April 16 (opening Sat Feb 13, 3-5pm) Francis Upritchard. From her early ‘Traveller’s Collection’ (2003) with its bound mummy and associated burial artefacts, to primates made from discarded fur coats and more recent enigmatic figures, Francis Upritchard has developed a particular language of sculpture, referencing the deep recesses of museums collections, the world of Um, counter culture, high modernist design and futuristic imagining, and combining art with craft practices. This twenty year survey exhibition at MUMA, the first for Upritchard, will include little-seen as well as a number of significant early artworks, her arresting sloths, a selection of curious personal and ritualistic artefacts and talisman, her small sculpted figures and their furniture supports, as well as recent life-size freestanding figures such as ‘Believer’ (2012) and ‘Sun Worship’ (2013). The exhibition will show both continuing thematic threads and categories in her practice as well as its material and subject evolution: through objects and figures, animals and human forms, small scale to larger, sculptural to more spatial installations, and from a South Pacific cultural focus to broader cultural and sub-cultural references including Eastern mysticism and hippie counter culture.
Curated by Charlotte Day and Robert Leonard. Co-presented by Monash University Museum of Art and City Gallery, Wellington.

Moonee art space
fvn-art studio
Level 1, 3-7 Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds 3039.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Ongoing local, international art / design, studio and display.
Some studio-space is available.
2016 Contemporary Artists With Refugee Background. Submissions are open until Sat March 5.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 28 On the Beach considers the place of the beach within the Australian imaginary. A public space of recreation and leisure the beach epitomises the liberties of Australia’s democratic society.
A Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition.

Mossgreen Gallery
926 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9508-8888
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 18 to March 14 John Waller: Transcendence. John Waller’s latest exhibition Transcendence demonstrates underplayed environmentalism, an elated visual reverence for planar landscapes. His work gets us to look outward, envisaging the earth sweeping into distance, using a natural vocabulary of improvised organic-looking forms as well as insistent bands which echo that meeting of plain and sky at horizon’s edge.


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 Feb 16 Rigg Design Prize 2015, and Pleasure & Reality.
To Feb 21 Les Mason: Solo.
To April 16 Our Land is Alive: Hermannsburg Potters for Kids.
Feb 13 to July Hard Edge. Read more…

C. Elwyn Dennis, Evidence of origin
C. Elwyn Dennis, Evidence of origin, 1971, wood, lacquer, 260 x 126 x 160cm
Gift of Victor Smorgon, 1972, A13-1972
Courtesy the artist and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 28 Richard Mosse: The Enclave.
To March Blue: Alchemy of a Colour.
To April Studio Cats: Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei.
To April 24 Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei.
To May 1, 2015 Summer Architecture Commission.
Feb 27 to Jan, 2017 Eighteenth Century Porcelain Sculpture.

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666
Fax: 9428-3571
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Feb 2 to 27 For the painted light of day by Bradd Westmoreland.
Also showing in our stockroom: Rick Amor, Terry Batt, Stephen Benwell, Tony Bevan (UK), Paul Boston, Angela Brennan, Robert Bridgewater, Julia Ciccarone, Gunter Christmann, Brenda L Croft, Fiona Foley, Star Gossage (NZ), Malaluba Gumana, Michelle Grabner (US), Rubaba Haider, Euan Heng, Dianne Jones, Jennifer Joseph, David Keeling, Yvonne Kendall, Richard Larter, Kevin Lincoln, Song Ling, Euan Macleod, Helen Maudsley, Noel McKenna, Sean Meilak, Samuel Namunjdja, Lena Nyadbi, Martin Parr (UK), Angelina Pwerle, Steven Rendall, Andreas Ruthi (CH), Jan Senbergs, Neil Taylor, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Garawan Wanambi, Wukun Wanambi, Wolpa Wanambi, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan.

Nyora Studio Gallery
1 Nyora Road, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9439-0549
Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 20 to March 6 (opening Sun Feb 21, 2-5pm) Nyora Studio Resident Artists Program presents Cast Off by Helen Edwards and Erica Wagner.


Off the Kerb
66B Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9077-0174
Thurs-Fri 12.30 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Feb 4 to 19 (opening and artist talk Fri Feb 5, 6-9pm) surface by Freya Jobbins.


Panoply Gallery
222 Toorak Rd, South Yarra 3141.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
An interesting and impressive array of affordable art.
Paintings, sculpture, ceramics, glass and fine jewellery.

PG Printmaker Gallery
227 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9417-7087
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Specialising in Limited Edition Fine Art prints since 1975.
Contemporary printmaking from Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, Japan and America.
Large selection of works from Indigenous Australians.

Port Jackson Press Australia
Established 1975.
84 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9419-8988
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Publishers and dealers in limited-edition fine-art prints.
Feb 5 to 29 Notions – Kati Thamo, Anita Iacovella, Chris Denton, Georgia Thorpe, Christina Cordero and Kate Gorringe-Smith.


Quadrant Gallery
(Melway 45 A8) 72 Barkers Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9079-0943
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 4 to 27 Playing with Waves by Phil Henshall.
This exhibition of Phil Henshall’s latest work explores the relationship between the ocean and the coast. ‘Waves and swells become dumpers, left-handers, right-handers, sprays, scary and dangerous, benign and smooth, depending on what they come up against – beaches, sandbanks, rocks, etc. Playing with Waves captures some of these moments in the lives of waves’.

Phil Henshall, Wave Players at St Andrews
Phil Henshall, Wave Players at St Andrews


red gallery
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North 3068.
(03) 9482-3550
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00. Summer hours: closed until Feb 24.
Feb 24 to March 12 Gallery 1: Michael Jenkins and Steve Rosendale. Gallery 3: Nick Berry.

RMIT First Site Gallery
Building 16 Basement, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-3878
Fax: 9925-2190
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717
Director: Suzanne Davies.
Free admission. Bookings essential. Lift access.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Wed 11.00 to 7.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed Sun and public hols.
Like RMIT Gallery on Facebook.
Follow @RMITGallery on Twitter.
To Feb 27 Geniale Dilletanten (Brilliant Dilletantes): Subculture in Germany in the 1980s + Australian ingenious amateurs. Celebrating the radical movement and alternative artistic scene that exploded from Germany in the 1980s, RMIT Galleryís new Goethe-Institut international exhibition explores the influence of German punk artists, filmmakers and seven bands including Einstürzende Neubauten, as well as Australian ingenious amateurs.
Check the website for public program events throughout the exhibition.

Einstürzende Neubauten at documenta 7Kassel, 1982   Claudia Skoda with a floor collage designed for her by the artist Martin Kippenberger
Left: Einstürzende Neubauten at documenta 7, Mark Chung, Blixa Bargeld, N>U> Unruh, FM Einheit (from left to right) Fridericianum, Kassel, 1982
Right: Claudia Skoda (Berlin fashion designer) with a floor collage designed for her by the artist Martin Kippenberger, West Berlin, 1984

RMIT Lightscape Projects
RMIT Rodda Lane (off Latrobe Street); and,
RMIT Building 2, Level 1 Lightwell; and,
Knox Place at Melbourne Central (off Swanston Street), Carlton 3053.
(03) 9925-4971
Free entry, wheelchair access.
To Feb 8 Colleen Boyle, Sam Leach, Charles O’Loughlin and Renee Ugazio.

RMIT Project Space / Spare Room
RMIT Building 94.2, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9925-4971
Free entry, wheelchair access.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 12 March 24 (opening Thurs Feb 11, 5-7pm) Support material, soft furnishings, curated by Liang Luscombe and Lisa Radford.

Rubicon ARI
Level 1, 309 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne 3051.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 6 Manual v.s Mechanical by Paul Van Katwijk, and Ways of Seeing the Multiverse In Everyday and Household Objects by Tristan Davies.
Also, Heavy Forms – Bill Noonan, Sean Bailey, Jon Butt, Ace Wagstaff, Noriko Nakamura, Julia Theobalt, Melanie Upton, Rachel Ang, Peter Davidson, Catherine Evans and Chee Yong. Curated by Ace Wagstaff.


Sarah Scout Presents
Suite 15, 12 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-4429
Directors: Kate Barber and Vikki McInnes.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To Feb 6 Phillip Adams, BalletLab: ‘After – A performance encounter for one person at a time’. Part of the 2016 Midsumma Festival. Bookings at – limited tickets only.
Feb 12 to March 19 Veronica Kent: I get nervous at bulls and eagles.

Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9824-7770
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Feb 3 to 6 Book Launch and Exhibition by Bern Emmerichs.
Feb 11 to 24 Something Worth Fighting For by Darren McDonald, and New Drawings by Lily Mae Martin.

Screen Space
30 Guildford Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9670-4443
Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 6.00 during exhibitions.
Please check website for February exhibitions and further details.

69 Smith Street Gallery
69 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.

Smyrnios BT Contemporary
17 William Street, Balaclava 3183.
(03) 9527-5150
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Inaugural Opening of Gallery:
Feb 20 to March 19 (opening Sat Feb 20, 6pm) Spatial Relations by Yvonne Boag.
March 22 to April 16 (opening Tues March 22, 6pm) Painting by Phillip Williams, and Works on Paper by Victor Meertens.

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 Feb 6 Aspect.
Feb 10 to 27 Janelle Humphreys.

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577
Jan 30 to Feb 7 Vivid Life by Paloma White. Wed-Sun 11.00 to 4.00 (closed Mon Feb 1 and Tues Feb 2). Paloma: 0437-467-895,

Paloma White, Banksias and Leucodendrons
Paloma White, Banksias and Leucodendrons, oil painting, 60 x 60cm

Feb 13 to 21 Horizons and Horses by Claude Luguel. Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Claude: 0407-043-274.

Claude Luguel, Horizons and Horses
Claude Luguel, Horizons & Horses

Strange Neighbour
395-397 Gore Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9041-8727
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
Jan 29 to Feb 20 (opening Fri Jan 29, 6-9pm) Elastic Field – Fergus Binns, Gabriel Curtin, Michael Georgetti, Samson Martin, Viv Miller, Nick Ryrie, Antonia Sellbach, Laura Skerlj and Kate Tucker. Curated by Laura Skerlj.
Feb 26 to March 19 Lux Demonstrat Umbra (The Shadow Reveals The Light) by Jeremy Blincoe and Iain Greenhalgh.

Sunshine Art Spaces Studio and Gallery
2 City Place and 11 Sun Crescent, Sunshine 3020.
(03) 9249-4600
Opening hours vary, please call to enquire.
To Feb 15 old ground by Brad Axiak. Light projection art display is a protracted gaze upon the Sunshine rail precinct redevelopment. Employing both still imagery and projection over 14 months, old ground explores the clumsy rumble of progress and hoping to touch the long forgotten texture of this land. Projections can be viewed from dusk to dawn.
Feb 20 to March 14 Dwelling People – City of Light/Spirit of Place by Robert Jackson. A series of projections as a celebration of Sunshine through views of resident’s backyards, its flora and fauna and its volcanic plain grasslands. Accompanied by a soundtrack of original Legless Lizards music. Projections can be viewed from dusk to dawn.


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.
Feb 10 to 28 Editions 2016 – annual printmaking exhibition celebrating excellence and diversity of Victorian-based printmakers.
43 artists in 8 exhibition spaces – Elizabeth Banfield, T J Bateson, Peter Brown, Lauren Jaye Carter, Yvonne Day, Louise Donovan, Kasia Fabijanska, Kevin Foley, Peter Garnick, Silvi Glattauer, Karena Goldfinch, Jackie Gorring, Pete Gurrie, Carolyn Hawkins, Ying Huang, Anita Iacovella, Kyoko Imazu, Sheridan Jones, Marita Kelly, Hyun Ju Kim, Damon Kowarsky, Kir Larwill, Anita Laurence, Dianne Longley, Larissa MacFarlane, John Madsen, Paula McLoughlin, Karen Neal, Sharron Okines, Diana Orinda-Burns, James Pasakos, Jaime Powell, Stephanie Jane Rampton, Enid Ratnam-Keese, Bronwyn Rees, Lisa Sewards, Beata Slifierz, Jennifer Smyth, Kerry Spokes, Jan Stickland, Georgia Thorpe, Sophie Westerman and Joel Wolter.

TarraWarra Museum of Art
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100
Adults $7.50, Seniors $5.00; Concession free (children, students and pensioners).
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for public programs and events.
To Feb 28 Howard Arkley (and friends…).
Featuring over 60 paintings by Arkley from 1974 until 1999, archival material, music and works by his friends and colleagues, Howard Arkley (and friends…) explores the artistís singular vision, one that incorporated aspects of high art and popular culture, such as punk and pop; a love of urban and suburban imagery; an ongoing preoccupation with pattern and colour; and a life-long dialogue with abstraction.

Howard Arkley, Arabesque Face   Howard Arkley, Suburban Exterior
Left: Howard Arkley, Arabesque Face, 1990, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 175.5 x 134.7cm
Right: Family home – Suburban exterior, 1993, synthetic polymer paint on canvas 203 x 254cm

Ten Cubed
1489 Malvern Road, Glen Iris 3146.
(03) 9822-0833
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A private collection of contemporary art, open to the general public.
To Feb 6 So Far… an exhibition celebrating five years of the Ten Cubed collection.
Feb 23 to May 21 Liu Zhuoquan. Beijing artist Liu Zhuoquan reinvents the ancient technique of ‘neihua’, the ‘inside paintingí once used to create delicate scenes inside snuff bottles in the Qing imperial court. Liu instead paints the ‘ten thousand things’ of Buddhist philosophy to transform found objects. Discarded bottles, light bulbs and street lamps are filled with beautiful and intricate representations of flora and fauna or sometimes more sinister subjects that depict aspects of contemporary cultural and political life in China. Ten Cubed will present two of Liu’s dramatic installations, a video work and a selection of glass bottles.

Liu Zhuoquan, Fallen sparrows
Liu Zhuoquan, Fallen sparrows, 2012, explosion-proof light globes, wire, mineral colour installation, dimensions variable

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.
Feb 11 to April 2 Nicholas Folland.

Town Hall Gallery
Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4626
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed Mon.
To March 6 Dialect works from the Town Hall Gallery Collection, including artists Helen Maudsley, Fred Williams, Robert Jacks among others.
Also, Reducing Landscapes works from John Nixon and Fred Williams.


Union Club Hotel – Upstairs
164 Gore Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Feb 19 to 28 Anxieties Merging and a room full of tiles by Tania Matilda.
Thurs-Sun 12.00 to 6.00.


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


Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00, closed Sun and public hols.
Feb 4 to 27 (opening Thurs Feb 4, 6.30pm) Gallery One: Create from a Crate – woodworkers make beautiful objects from timber pallets. Connection Gallery: East/West a new body of work by Lara Chamas.

West Space
Level 1, 225 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
Feb 13 to March 12 (Thurs Feb 12, 6-8pm) Reading Room: Teena’s Bathtime: Eau de Wet Dogge by David Capra. Project as part of Festival of Live Art. Front Space and Gallery 1: Is/Is not – Jack Brown, Christo Crocker, Janina Green, Annabelle Kingston, Sanja Pahoki, Aaron Rees, Kiron Robinson, Xanthe Waite, Lydia Wegner, Grace Wood and Justine Varga. Curated by Kiron Robinson. Gallery 2: Angela Brennan and Glenn Barkley. Back Space: Lauren Burrow.

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.
Feb 4 to March 5 Immersion by Wen Jun and Professor Chijian Ye.
Admire the exquisite work of painter Wen Jun and ceramicist Professor Chijian Ye. After venerated careers as art educators, both artists have immersed themselves in their respective disciplines – finding success in China and abroad. A graduate of the Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts in China, Wen Junís renderings of ancient Chinese narratives contrast with the contemporary ceramics of Professor Chijian Ye. Now based in Whitehorse, Professor Ye is a graduate of the Guangzhou and Xi’an Academies of Fine Arts and has published widely on art, craft and sculpture.

William Mora Galleries
60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-1199
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Feb 11 to March 4 (opening Thurs Feb 11, 6-8pm with the artist) Landscape Oddity painting and sculpture by Jumaadi.

Women’s Art Register 1975-2015
Richmond Library, 415 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
Member organisation with information on 5000+ women artists.
Supported by the City of Yarra.


Yarra Sculpture Gallery
Contemporary Sculptors Association
117 Vere Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9419-6177
Facebook: Yarra Sculpture Gallery: Current Projects.
To March 27, 2016 Summer Artists In Residency Program. Participating artists: Louis Balis, Gabrielle New, Sonia Donnellan & Helen Braun, Deirdre Oliver and Maggie Brown.
Open Studio Sat Feb 13, 2-5pm.
Exhibition March 16 to 27.

Yering Station Gallery
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-0102
Contact: Savaad Felich.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 24 Main Gallery and Matt’s Bar Gallery: Celebrating 20 Years Of Chunky Move.

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.