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 December 2016 / January 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
Art at St Francis
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-2495. email@example.com
Contact: Brigitte Remmen.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
Dec 5 to Jan 10, 2017 In an Instant photographs by Matt Irwin.
Level 2, 39 Lt Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 6.00, closed Monday. Nov 26 to Dec 4 (opening Sat Nov 26, 2.30-5pm) Salon Hang Presents: Moth To The Flame. To be hung in the style of a ‘classic salon hang’, Moth to The Flame is an exhibition of works by 16 Melbourne artists comprising, painting, drawing, photography and sculpture – Anne Algar, Lisa Barmby, Katrina Beale, Jane Burton, Jason Hartcup, Victoria Hartcup, Des Hefner, Ann Holt, Katsuya, Jessica Kritzer, Wendy Joy Morrissey, Michelangelo Russo, Richard Stringer, David H Thomas, Michael Vale and Anna White.
Left: Katsuya, Mary Magdalene, 2016, oil on linen, 122 a 110cm Right: Michelangelo Russo, Naufrago, encaustic on board
Media House Gallery, The Age
655 Collins Street (opp. Southern Cross Station),
Mon-Fri 7am to 7pm, closed weekends and public holidays.
To Jan 25, 2017 The Power Of The Image II – Photography Studies College On Show. An extensive exhibition of photographs showcasing the work of students and graduates from Australia’s only tertiary institution specialising exclusively in photography. PSC is a multi-award winning provider: AIPP Winner for the 6th consecutive year Australian Tertiary Photography Institution of the Year; AIPP Winner Australian Photography Student of 2016.
Admission Free. Contact: 0418-357-814.
Left: Rochelle Hansen, Untitled, 2016, Inkjet prints mounted on MDF, 79 x 52cm Right: Tayla Nuss-Soeharto, Untitled 1, 2016, Inkjet Print, 61 x 76.2cm
Right: Cyndi Briggs, Anticipation Room #1, 2016, Inkjet Print, 73 x 74.5cm
Left: Andrew Swann, Untitled 1, 2016, Inkjet Print, 61 x 76.2cm
National Gallery of Victoria The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
cnr Russell and Flinders streets, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8620-2222. www.ngv.vic.gov.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 29, 2017 Bruce Armstrong: An Anthology of Strange Creatures. Also, Sally Gabori: Land of All.
To Feb 12, 2017 John Olsen: The You Beaut Country.
To Feb 19, 2017 Glenn Murcutt: Architecture of Faith.
Dec 16 to April, 2017 Who’s Afraid of Colour?
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717. firstname.lastname@example.org www.rmit.edu.au/rmitgallery
Free admission. Lift access.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs 11.00 to 7.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed Sun and public hols.
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To Feb 18, 2017 Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts – (((20hz))), Alison Bennett, Drew Berry, Cameron Bishop, Chris Henschke, Harry Nankin, Andrea Rassell, Sean Redmond, Joshua Redmond, Simon Reis, Jodi Sita, Lienors Torre, Darrin Verhagen and Anne Scott Wilson. Morbis Artis explores the radical conjunction between the biomolecular and the artistic, and the thin doorway between life and death housed within discourses of disease.
Public programs: Panel discussion: Thurs Dec 1, 5.30-6.30pm with Cameron Bishop, Chris Henschke, Harry Nankin, Darrin Verhagen and Anne Scott Wilson.
Artist talk: Tues Dec 6, 1-2pm with Alison Bennett and Jodi Sita.
Panel discussion: Thurs Dec 8, 5.30-6.30pm Alison Bennett, Drew Berry, Sean Redmond, Josh Redmond and Lienors Torre.
Artist talk: Tues Dec 13, 12.30-1.30pm Chris Henschke and Harry Nankin.
Gallery closed Dec 25, reopens Jan 3, 2017.
Drew Berry, Prophase cell 10,000x, still from digital animation Hollow, The Walter + Eliza Hall Institute
Chiharu Shiota, Absent Bodies, 2016, installation view, red yarn, wooden chairs, 1500 x 450 x 450cm (dimensions variable)
Photograph: Zan Wimberley
ARC ONE Gallery
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0589. email@example.com arcone.com.au
Directors: Fran Clark and Suzanne Hampel (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Dec 6 to Feb 4, 2017 (opening Sat Dec 10, 4-6pm) In the White Square – Robert Owen, Jacky Redgate, Caleb Shea, Gemma Smith and Lydia Wegner, curated by Laura Lantieri.
Gallery closed Dec 18 to Mon Jan 23, 2017.
BLINDSIDE Artist-Run Space
Nicholas Building, Level 7, Room 14,
37 Swanston Street (enter via lifts in Cathedral Arcade), Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0093. info@BLINDSIDE.org.au www.BLINDSIDE.org.au
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
Dec 7 to 17 Curtain Call 2016: 1000 2000s Soap.
Jan 19 to 21, 2017 BLINDSIDE Summer Studio. G1: Jessie Burrows and Angela Louise Powell. G2: Simon Massey and Jess Gall, curated by Lili Belle Birchall.
Jan 25 to Feb 11, 2017 Bureau For The Organisation Of Origins (Boo) – Ben Sheppard, Rushdi Anwar, Linda Choi, Caryi Fischer, Raafat Ishak and Tom Nicholson, Sean Lowrey, Elmedin Zuni and Mayatili & Wanjuk Marika, curated by Ben Sheppard.
Gallery closed Dec 17, reopening Jan 19, 2017.
Curtain Call 2016 | 1000 2000s Soap Image sourced from the Australian Archives, Sydney Stock Exchange, 1970
31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Dec 10 to Feb 11, 2017 Luminous Realms by Kate Rohde. Luminous Realms sees the Craft exhibition space transformed into a hallucinatory Wunderkammer to present an immersive installation of newly created and retrospective ornamental vitrine by acclaimed Australian artist Kate Rohde.
Also, Summer Catalogue Window Exhibition. This window exhibition is a yearly celebration of contemporary Australian Craft and Design that features a curated collection of objects drawn from Craft’s 2016 Summer Catalogue. Highlighting the work of craftspeople and designers who continually explore concept, material and function in their practice, the craft catalogue and window exhibition broadens narratives around how we collect and use objects in our daily lives.
Kate Rohde, Animal Drop, 2016 Courtesy the artist
Flinders Lane Gallery
137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-3332. firstname.lastname@example.org www.flg.com.au
Director: Claire Harris.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Please consult website for any opening hours changes.
Our extensive stockroom can also be viewed on our website.
Nov 29 to Dec 17 Gallery 1: Dark Matter by Dion Horstmans.
Gallery 2: Principia by Terri Brooks.
Jan 10 to Feb 11, 2017 Gallery 1 and 2: Walukurlangu Artists and Artists of Ampilatwatja.
Left: Dion Horstmans, Dark Matter, 2016, powdercoated steel Right: Alfreda Nungarrayi Martin, Water Dreaming, acrylic on canvas, 152 x 76
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966. email@example.com www.fortyfivedownstairs.com
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 3 Lore Makers printmaking by Freestone Press, and Looking for the Leviny Women of Buda lithography and drawing by Catherine Pilgrim.
Dec 6 to 17 Crossing: Beyond Baliseering mixed media presented by Project 11.
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 3 Emidio Puglielli.
Dec 1 to 24 South Gallery: Jenny Loft.
Dec 7 to 24 Paul Zika.
Jan 18 to Feb 4, 2017 Ad Hoc.
Southbank Sth Melbourne
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9697-9999. www.accaonline.org.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
Dec 17 to March 26, 2017 Sovereignty – featuring works by over 30 artists including Brook Andrew, William Barak, Lisa Bellear, Jim Berg, Maree Clark, Vicky Couzens, Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser, Gary Foley, Marlene Gilson, Kent Morris, Bill Onus, Steaphan Paton, Bronwyn Razem and Reko Rennie, among others. The sovereignty of First Nations peoples has never been ceded and is embodied culturally, historically and politically. The exhibition Sovereignty focuses upon contemporary art of First Nations peoples of South East Australia, including keynote historical works that express culturally and linguistically diverse narratives of self-determination, identity, sovereignty and resistance. Curated by Paola Balla (Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara) and Max Delany. Read more…
Turbo Brown, Jackie Charles, 2009, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 22 x 91.5cm Collection of Hans Sip, Melbourne. Courtesy the artist and Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-7885. firstname.lastname@example.org www.austapestry.com.au
Gold coin entry to the galleries and workshop.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00. Guided tours Wed 11am and Thurs 2pm, $10 per person: bookings essential.
View the weavers and dyer at work on major contemporary art commissions, and artists in residence. Tapestries being woven on the looms designed by Keith Tyson and Janet Laurence.
To Feb 9, 2017, 40 Years of Contemporary Tapestry.
Gallery closed Dec 22 to Jan 17, 2017.
National Gallery of Victoria NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222. www.ngv.vic.gov.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Through Dec Eighteenth-Century Porcelain Sculpture.
To Jan 29, 2017 Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style, and Bamboo: Tradition in Contemporary Form.
Also, Lee Mingwei: The Moving Garden.
To Feb 26, 2017 Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, and Atelier: Viktor&Rolf for Kids.
Also, Jeppe Hein: Semicircular Space.
To March 13, 2017 David Hockney: Current. To April, 2017, 2016 Architecture Commission.
To April 30, 2017 Real Time: Miyanaga Akira.
The Dax Centre
Rear of 30 Royal Parade, Parkville 3010.
(03) 9035-6258. email@example.com www.daxcentre.org
Entry by donation.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
The Dax Centre exhibits selections of works from the Cunningham Dax Collection, all of which are created by people with lived experience of mental illness or psychological trauma.
To Dec 16 From her margins: A Renee Sutton retrospective.
The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne,
Swanston Street (between Elgin and Faraday streets),
Fax 9349-3518. firstname.lastname@example.org www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au
Director: Kelly Gellatly.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 26, 2017 In the beginning by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran.
To March 19, 2017 Don’t Be Too Polite: Posters and Activism.
To March 26, 2017 Sister Corita’s Summer of Love.
To April 18, 2017 The Dead Don’t Bury Themselves.
Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Untitled Figure 12 (detail), 2016, earthenware, 120 x 50 x 33cm
Photograph: Simon Hewson. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
Joshua McClelland Print Room Rathdowne Galleries
310 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North 3054.
(03) 9347 6118, 9347-1854. email@example.com
Directors: Joan McClelland and Patricia Williams.
Rathdowne Directors: Philippa and Bill Kelly. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Through Dec Christmas Collection – tools of the trade, folk art, prints, drawings, Christmas cards etc.
Gallery closed Dec 23 to Feb 1, 2017.
120 Langford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9328-8658. Langford120@gmail.com www.langford120.com.au
Directors: Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco.
Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 18 Disporre by Anna Caione. Also, Grid Line Colour Fill Ellipsis by Tracey Coutts, and Recollection by Susan Knight.
Gallery reopens Feb 11, 2017.
Lulu Cafe and Gallery
506 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9326-4494, 0432-578-195. email@example.com www.lulucafegallery.com.au
Tues-Sun 11.00 until late.
To Dec 22 Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodblock Prints featuring original prints from Hokusai (The Wave), Monet, Degas and Whistler, the exhibition explores Japonisme. All welcome.
Keisai Einsen (1790-1848), Courtesan wearing uchikake with dragon design, c.1830s, sumi ink on traditional paper, 74 x 24cm
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577. miesf.com.au/steps-gallery
Dec 7 to 12 (opening Wed Dec 7, 6pm) Above Below: Melbourne from the footpath photographs by Jeffrey Turnbull.
Daily 12.00 to 7.00.
Contact: Ash 0432-287-980.
Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford
11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Fax 9418-6499. firstname.lastname@example.org www.alcastongallery.com.au
Director: Beverly Knight (approved to value Aboriginal paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and artefacts for the Cultural Gifts Program) and Marielle Soni.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Nov 29 to Dec 15 Ltharta – Hermannsburg Potters. Also, Abducted! – Iltja Ntjarra Many Hands Artists.
Nov 29 to Jan 21, 2017 Lorna Brown Napanangka on-line exhibition. Viewing available by appointment.
Jan 24 to Feb 25, 2017 Artists From The Apy Lands.
Left: Betty Pumani, Antara, 2016, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 197 x 197cm Right: Yaritji Young, Tjala Tjukurpa – Honey Ant Story, 2016, synthetic polymer paint on linen,152 x 198cm
Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466. email@example.com www.australianprintworkshop.com
Director: Anne Virgo OAM.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 25, 2017 Impressions 2016 – APW’s major fundraising exhibition comprising of limited edition prints by over 160 contemporary artists.
Gallery closed Dec 24, reopens Jan 3, 2017.
Brunswick Street Gallery Nine galleries under one roof
322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9942-3141. firstname.lastname@example.org www.brunswickstreetgallery.squarespace.com
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 8.00.
To Dec 8 From a Home to Home, A Story of Migration – Kate Gorringe-Smith, Kyoko Imazu, Nakarin Jaikla, Vicki Kinai, Andrej Kocis, Helen Kocis Edwards, Khue Nguyen, Minh Phan, Ema Shin, En En See, Pamela See, My Le Thi, Pimpisa Tinpalt, Haily Tran and Rebecca Young – examining refugee and migrant stories, curated by Kate Gorringe-Smith.
Dec 11 to Jan 21, 2017, 40×40: 2016 Art Prize..
Cambridge Studio Gallery
52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9486-0169, 0413-537-532. email@example.com www.cambridgestudiogallery.com.au
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 3 Upstairs gallery: Bloom by Julie Battisti – large scale floral compositions that explore light and texture in various forms. Downstairs gallery: Europe by Daniel Butterworth – a collection of self-portraits by 2016 Archibald finalist, in response to his experiences in Europe.
Dec 7 to 18 The Christmas Show – Sally Davis, Rowena Carlin, Rachelle Taylor and Dee Waterhouse. Cambridge Studio Gallery’s annual group exhibition celebrating 2016. Including the People’s Choice winner from the 2016 Portrait Prize, Rachelle Taylor whose photography documents ideas of sleeping. Sally Davis observes consumer culture and feminine identity by painting vintage dressed mannequins. Dee Waterhouse plays on the ‘greening’ of contemporary cities in mixed media works, and Rowena Carlin explores digital manipulation to create vibrant circular designs printed on brushed aluminum.
Gallery closed Dec 19 to Feb 14, 2017.
Tyra Hutchens, Divide, 2016, oil on linen, 91.5 x 152.5cm
200 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Fax 9419-2519. firstname.lastname@example.org www.gertrude.org.au
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
To Dec 10 Front & Main Galleries: Gertrude Studio Artists 2016 – Brooke Babington, Holly Childs, Adam John Cullen, Hamishi Farah, Fayen díEvie, Eric Demetriou, Debris Facility Pty Ltd, Minna Gilligan, Ry Haskings, Rosie Isaac, Josey Kidd-Crowe, Sam Martin, Noriko Nakamura and Nik Pantazopoulos.
Gertrude Glasshouse: 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood VIC 3066. Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 17 Gertrude Editions (2002-2016) – Paul Yore, Jess Johnson, Anne-Marie May, Jon Campbell, Richard Lewer, Michelle Ussher, John Meade, Benjamin Armstrong, David Rosetzky, Nicholas Mangan, Robert Owen, David Noonan, Emily Floyd, Kate Beynon and Ricky Swallow.
Paul Yore, Zeusophobia, 2016, tapestry including balsa wood, buttons, fake fur, cotton, tassels, felt, wool, screen printed fabric, 38 x 21cm
Courtesy the artist and Neon Parc, Melbourne
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9995-8643. www.incube8r.com.au
Tues 11.00 to 5.00, Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
Shop over 90 Melbourne creatives this Christmas in our handmade emporium paying artists 100% of their sales, or join us for an exhibition. Dec 3 to 8 (opening Fri Dec 2, 6pm) Till Now by Melanie Lazarow.
Melanie Lazarow, Always was always will be Aboriginal Land, 2015, photo print, 140cm X 70cm
Dec 12 to 24 (opening Fri Dec 8, 6pm) Cats-hibition group show.
Christopher Wright, 2016
Jan 20 to Feb 5, 2017 (opening Thurs Jan 19, 6pm) Verge – Journey to the Unknown group show.
PG Printmaker Gallery
227 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9417-7087. email@example.com www.printgal.com.au
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Contemporary works on paper, specialising in limited edition fine art printmaking since 1975. Australian, Indigenous Australian and international artists. Gallery closed between Christmas and New Year’s only.
St Heliers Gallery
Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford 3067.
Mon-Thur 8.00 to 4.00, Fri 8.00 to 8.00, Sat 8.00 to 4.00, Sun 8.00 to 6.00.
Jan 18 to 29, 2017 (opening performance Thurs Jan 19, 6.30pm) Scarlatta – The colour of the heart by Eureka (Michael James O’Hanlon). Back from his 2016 summer Venice residency, Eureka poses the unclothed male figure, exploring tensions between the carnal and the unearthly, veiling and unveiling, exclusion and acceptance, within Tridentine visual dialectics.
Queer and Alternative Life Drawing: Sun Jan 22, 2017 3-5pm.
Finissage and Artist’s talk: Sun Jan 29, 4pm. eurekamichael.blogspot.com.au/p/scarlatta-midsumma-2017.html
Light Art collaboration with Ilanel and Arts Management by Angela Hernandez.
Contacts: Michael O’Hanlon 0419-750-942. firstname.lastname@example.org
Eureka, Ecce Homo, Scarlatta, 2016, digital print, 41 x 28cm Collection Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice
Christine Gibbs, Together, 2016, oil on linen, 30 x 40cm
G3: Group show. G4: Rain Shadows by Jane Sawyer (words by Carolyn Leach-Paholski).
G5 and G6: Mundus Imaginalis by Irene Wellm.
Peter Mac Project Space: Midnight Dreamer by Robyn Dansie.
Gallery closed Dec 19 to Feb 8, 2017 reopening with Editions our annual group print exhibition.
Robyn Dansie, True Blood, 2016, collage and mixed media, 40 x 60cm
Yarra Sculpture Gallery Contemporary Sculptors Association
117 Vere Street, Abbotsford 3067.
Facebook: Yarra Sculpture Gallery: Current Projects.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Dec 8 to 18 (opening Sat Dec 10, 3-5pm) Bonanza, Contemporary Sculptors Association Annual Show.
Gallery closed Dec 20, and reopens with Summer Residency Show in Feb 2017.
Check website for dates.
Arts Project Australia
24 High Street, Northcote 3070.
Fax 9482-1852. email@example.com www.artsproject.org.au
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
For artwork enquiries please contact the gallery.
Dec 3 to 17 (opening Sat Dec 3, 3-5pm) Annual Gala ever driven past our gallery on High St, Northcote and wondered what’s inside? The 2016 Annual Gala is your chance to find out. This event showcases artworks created by more than 120 artists who work in our studio – from painting and drawing through to digital prints and sculpture. Fun, free and open to the public.
Gallery closed Dec 23 and will reopen with our first exhibition of the year, Sat Feb 4, 2017, 3-5pm Luminous Kinship, Sentient Kingdom.
Herring Island ñ Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
0407-059-194 (for festival info). www.herringislandfestival.org.au Herring Island Summer Arts Festival, Jan 14 to April 17.
Open every weekend 11.30 to 4.30 including Australia Day Jan 26, Labour Day March 13, and Easter Monday April 17.
Parks Vic’s punt service operates from Como landing 11.00 to 5.00.
Jan 14 to 29 (opening Sat 14 Jan, 12-2pm) Circumstances by Association of Sculptors Victoria. 041-234-9825.
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
Fax 9428-3571. firstname.lastname@example.org www.niagaragalleries.com.au
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Nov 29 to Dec 17 homesick mascot by Travis MacDonald.
Also showing in our stockroom: Rick Amor, Terry Batt, Stephen Benwell, Tony Bevan (UK), Paul Boston, Angela Brennan, Robert Bridgewater, Julia Ciccarone, Gunter Christmann, Brenda L. Croft, Fiona Foley, Star Gossage (NZ), Malaluba Gumana, Michelle Grabner (US), Rubaba Haider, Euan Heng, Dianne Jones, Jennifer Joseph, David Keeling, Yvonne Kendall, Richard Larter, Song Ling, Kevin Lincoln, Euan Macleod, Helen Maudsley, Noel McKenna, Sean Meilak, Samuel Namunjdja, Lena Nyadbi, Martin Parr (UK) Angelina Pwerle, Hu Qinwu (CN), Steven Rendall, Andreas Ruthi (CN), Jan Senbergs, Neil Taylor, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Garawan Wanambi, Wukun Wanambi, Wolpa Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).
Galleries closed Dec 17 to Jan 31, 2017.
Travis MacDonald, YYZ, 2016, oil on linen, 66 x 81cm
Alternating Current Art Space
(Melway 2L, K12)
248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9528-2459, . email@example.com www.alternatingcurrentartspace.com
Wed-Fri 3.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
Nov 30 to Dec 16 Summer Salon – in response to the season of sausage sizzles and sunburn, AC bids farewell to 2016 in its end of year show Summer Salon. On display will be works by over 20 artists, each offering individual reflections on what summer means to them.
Gallery closed through Jan 2017.
Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9534-0099. firstname.lastname@example.org www.lindenarts.org
Director: Melinda Martin. Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, Wed 11.00 to 8.00.
To Jan 29, 2017 Linden Postcard Show annual small-format art prize.
All works are for sale.
845 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9500-2119. www.artbank.gov.au
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art. Supporting Australian artists.
Left: Camie Lyons, Many Mouths, bronze, 62 x 60 x 30cm Right: Joshua Yeldham, Barrenjoey, acrylic on carved board, 152 x 204cm
1489 Malvern Road, Glen Iris 3146.
(03) 9822-0833. email@example.com www.tencubed.com.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A private collection of contemporary art, open to the general public.
To Dec 17 Melbourne-based artist Alasdair McLuckie was the first artist to ever have an exhibition at Ten Cubed in 2013. Keeping up with tradition, he is now the first artist to ever have a second exhibition with the gallery. Ten Cubed is proud to present a new show of works by McLuckie from the Ten Cubed collection.
East & West
665 High Street, East Kew 3102.
(03) 9859-6277. firstname.lastname@example.org www.eastwestart.com.au
Director: Marjorie Ho.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Specialists in Asian Fine Arts and Antiques.
To Dec 24 The Beauty and Culture of Myamar and Sunken Ceramics of Vietnam.
Gallery closed Dec 25 to Feb 1, 2017.
Lacquer and gilt Buddha, 1870s, Shan State, Myanmar, 120cm
Eastgate Gallery Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9818-1656. email@example.com www.eastgatejarman.com.au
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A Selection of traditional, abstract, and contemporary art from leading Australian artists past and present.
Nov 26 to Dec 20 Out of the Stockroom a group exhibition of selected artists from the Eastgate stockroom.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to Jan 15, 2017.
(Melway 45 A8)
72 Barkers Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9079-0943. firstname.lastname@example.org www.quadrantgallery.com.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 17 Creative Perspectives eleven artists showing their diverse creative views – Aldo Bellemo, Sally Darlison, Ian Grigg, Pam Jackson, Tony Jackson, Cherry Manders, Gina Miller, Ross Miller, Faye de Pasquale, Janette Thompson and Ken White.
Gallery closed Dec 18 reopens Feb 2, 2017 with our first exhibition Sojourn In France.
Tony Jackson, Translucent Dreams
Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4626. email@example.com www.townhallgallery.com.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To Dec 18 Pattern + featuring Daniel Edwards, Tim Gresham, Kristin McIver, Britt Salt, Mark Booth, David Sequeira, Veronica Caven Aldous and Alasdair McLuckie.
Jan 14 to March 12, 2017 Gallery 1: Shape of the Life-World by Alysia Rees and Samantha Semmens.
Gallery 2: Field Libraries – new works in the Town Hall Gallery Collection featuring a series of sculptural works recently acquired by Town Hall Gallery, by leading Australian artist Emily Floyd.
Community Project Wall: To Dec 23 The Big Picture: From Cape York to Wilsons Prom by Safa Takla.
Jan 14 to Feb 12, 2017 Hard-edged Geo Candy by Franky Howell.
Duldig Studio museum + sculpture garden
92 Burke Road, East Malvern 3145.
(03) 9885-3358. firstname.lastname@example.org www.duldig.org.au
Tues, Thurs and second Sat of every month 1.00 to 3.00, or groups by appt. Art Behind The Wire – Karl Duldig bronzes.
Gallery closed Dec 19 to Feb 2017, open by appt only.
Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads,
(03) 9524-3333. www.gleneira.vic.gov.au
Curator: Diane Soumilas.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Dec 11 The 2016 A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship and Art Prize exhibition of finalists.
Gallery annexe: Cityscape – Elsternwick Urban Art Day presented by the Glen Eira Artists Society.
Jan 18 to Feb 2, 2017 Celebrating 42 Years: Glen Eira City Council Art Collection. Curated by Diane Soumilas.
Gallery closed Dec 12 to Jan 18, 2017.
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00 and during exhibitions Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
Specialists in Australian painting, sculpture, works on paper and decorative arts by colonial, impressionist, modern, contemporary and indigenous artists and sourcing European masterworks.
To Dec 10 Jamais Vu ceramics by Stephen Bowers – richly ornate ceramics including the ‘Camouflage’ series dining setting.
Gallery closed Dec 22 to Feb 1, 2017.
Left: Camouflage Dogs 2013 hand-built, one-off, artist’s proof pair, earthenware, underglaze colour, clear glaze, on-glaze burnished gold, enamel, 75 x 43cm each Right: Blue Chintz, 2013, wheel-thrown earthenware, underglaze colour, clear glaze, 6 x 62cm
Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA)
Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University,
Caulfield Campus, 900 Dandenong Road,
Caulfield East 3145.
(03) 9905-4217. email@example.com www.monash.edu.au/muma
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 10 Life inside an Image – Matthew Buckingham, Gerard Byrne, Melvin Moti, Fiona Pardington, Elizabeth Price, Amie Siegel and Judy Watson. Presented in association with the Melbourne Festival, Life inside an Image brings together seven contemporary artists from six different countries whose works engage with significant cultural collections including the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford and the British Museum in London. The exhibition explores the function of the museum in relation to the camera as they both attempt to preserve, frame and index the world.
Gallery closed through Jan, 2017.
(Melway 77 D5)
G1 and G2: 979 Nepean Hwy (cnr South Road),
G3 Artspace: Shirley Burke Theatre,
64 Parkers Road,Parkdale, 3195.
(03) 9556-4440. firstname.lastname@example.org www.kingstonarts.com.au
Free admission to all gallery spaces.
Wed-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Dec 3 to 22 (opening Sat Dec 10, 7.30pm) G3 Artspace: Human Rights Day – Seeking Safe Haven: The Refugee Plight – Kingston for Human Rights. This exhibition celebrates Human Rights Day with the screening of the Australian documentary feature film Mary Meets Mohammad. The winners of the annual Kingston for Human Rights Children’s Art Competition will also be announced with artworks exhibited in G3 Artspace based on this yearís theme. Film screening on opening night: 80 minutes, refreshments provided.
Jan 13 to Feb 18, 2017 (opening Thurs Jan 12, 6-8pm) G3 Artspace: Fluid Borders by Liz Sullivan. Local artist Liz Sullivan presents a body of work inspired by the turbulent skies and winds of nature and the meaning of water in our lives.
Jan 20 to Feb, 25, 2017 (opening: Thurs Jan 19, 6-8pm) G1 and G2: Midsumma – muliebrity & other collaborations by Alison Bennett. This exhibition will feature a new work, ‘muliebrity’, exploring feminine identity and expression in queer culture.
Artist floor talk: Sat Feb 11, 2pm.
Robyn Rankin, Buster Says he Wants to be Captain, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 132cm
Jan 7 to 29, 2017 Coolart Summer Show at Coolart Homestead, Lord Somers Road, Somers.
Drew Gregory, Slack Tide, Midday, oil on canvas, 51 x 7cm
Art at Linden Gate
899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-1861. email@example.com www.artatlindengategallery.com.au
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 5.00.
To Jan 2, 2017 Photo to Fibre by Michelle Hill, Lyn Pecchiar and Cora Petralito.
Jan 6 to Feb 13, 2017 Ernst Fries & Friends sculpture and paintings – Jenny Reddin, Margaret McLoughlin, Echo Chai, Fu Hong and more.
Left: Nature Window by Ernst Fries, stainless steel Right: Michelle Hill, Umbrella
179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545. firstname.lastname@example.org www.artsinmaroondah.com.au
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Jan 16 to Feb 5, 2017 BlockHead by Rochelle Carmichael and Liquid Skin. Colourful overgrown childrenís blocks sprout legs, arms and a head. What happens next? BlockHead is captivating physical theatre, roaming performances and creative workshops for children, ages 3 to 7 years.
Bolin Bolin Gallery at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030. www.gallery.baag.com.au
Daily 9.00 to 5.00, closed Christmas Day.
Through Dec, and Jan 2017 a mixed exhibition including sculpture, mosaics, ceramics and baskets.
Box Hill Community Arts Centre
470 Station Street, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9895-8888. email@example.com bhcac.com.au
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, call for weekend hours.
Dec 5 to 18 (opening Fri Dec 9, 6-8pm) Alkira Creative Expressions End of Year Show.
Jan 17 to 29, 2017 (opening Thurs Jan 19, 6-8pm) Zodiac Dreaming by Wina Jie.
Jan 31 to Feb 12, 2017 (opening Thurs Feb 2, 6-8pm) Home and Away by Mark Hopper.
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7-27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060. firstname.lastname@example.org www.bundoorahomestead.com
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 5, 2017 Regeneration – Victorian Quilters Inc. Also, Verdant Garden – Robert Brown, Laila Marie Costa, Mark Dober, Aunty Gwen Garoni, Frances Gallagher, Anne Marie Graham, Joe Hamilton, Brigid Hanrahan, Sarah Hendy, Paul Hodges, Penelope Hunt, Gina Kalabishis, Elizabeth Nelson, David OíBrien, Shannon Smiley, Georgia Szmerling and Alice Wormald. Curated by Claire Watson.
Chapel on Station Gallery
Cnr Station Street and Ellingworth Parade,
Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9890-5810. email@example.com www.chapelonstationgallery.org.au
Tues-Fri 11.30 to 3.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00, Sun 4.30 to 7.00.
Dec 1 to 14 (opening Sat Dec 3, 2-4pm) Michael Donnelly Vignettes… painted snippets and memories from near and far.
Meet the artist with Devonshire tea: Sun Dec 11, 4.30-7pm.
Dec 15 to 23 Christmas exhibition Love is Born various contributors.
Sun Dec 18, 7pm join us for Christmas Carols and supper with the opportunity to farewell gallery curators Anne and Richard.
Chapel on Station Gallery will be in recess until Easter 2017.
Eltham Library Community Gallery
(Melway 21 J5)
Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3131. firstname.lastname@example.org www.nillumbik.vic.gov.au/Living-in/Arts-and-culture
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.30, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Dec 15 diversARTy – Living and Learning Nillumbik. Be inspired by L & L tutors and participants, who celebrate the achievements of 2016 with a showcase of visual arts, ceramics, textiles, glass, crafts and more.
Jan 18 to Feb 13, 2017 Words and Windows by Corinne Fenton. Picture books connect us to infinite stories, great histories and each other. Author Corinne Fentonís words come alive through a showcase of original illustrations, photographs and artefacts.
Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1896. www.thefac.com.au
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00.
To Dec 21 Cube Gallery: Chisholm TAFE.
To Jan 22, 2017 Art + Gift Boxes: Sophia Chloe and Renee Kuffer.
Atrium Gallery: Lydia Ben-Natan.
White Street Light Boxes, Wells Street: Wendy Jordan Pelz.
From Dec 15 Curved Wall Gallery: Janette Thompson.
From Jan 19, 2017 Cube Gallery: Get Out.
Also, Art After Dark: each night from dusk Carolyn Cardinet and Angela Barnett.
Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500. www.heide.com.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00 including public hols.
To Feb 19, 2017 Making Modernism: O’Keeffe, Preston and Cossington Smith.
To Feb 26, 2017 Antonia Sellbach: Open Fields.
To March 19, 2017 A Life in Art: Albert Tucker.
To April 2, 2017 We who love: The Nolan slates.
To May 21, 2017 Making History: Charles Blackman.
Gallery closed Dec 24 to 26.
The Incinerator Gallery
(Melway 28 D7)
180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750. email@example.com Incineratorgallery.com
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
Dec 9 to Jan 15, 2017 Summer Show: Local Masters – Judy Drew, Greg Smith and Mark Dober.
Also, New student works in the Atrium and Boadle Hall, to celebrate the exchange of knowledge between tutor and student, which takes place through our broad offering of masterclasses, art courses and workshops.
Judy Drew, Young Woman in Black Hat (detail), 2012, pastel on paper, 68 x 51cm
Kosnar’s Picture Framing
488 Mount Alexander Road,
Ascot Vale 3020.
(03) 9370-5744. www.kosnar.com.au
We offer a large range of frame styles for the artist and collector.
Expert advice in framing design for all types of artwork.
Manningham Art Gallery
Manningham City Square (MC²), 687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Dec 17 The Pet Project an exhibition of work by students and tutors of the Manningham Art Studios inspired by our best friends and favourite hobbies.
Gallery closed Dec 18 to Feb 9, 2017.
Katie Jacobs, Jillie and ‘Jillie’
Maroondah Access Gallery
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545. firstname.lastname@example.org www.artsinmaroondah.com.au
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Dec 6 to 17 Still life is the theme for the 2016 Mayoral Art Exhibition ñ 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.
Monash Gallery of Art (MGA) The Australian Home of Photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500. email@example.com www.mga.org.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Gallery, gift shop, licensed café and sculpture park.
Dec 10 to Feb 26, 2017 Life aquatic – Narelle Autio, Ruth Maddison and Catherine Nelson.
Narelle Autio, Yellow haired girl, 2006, from the series ‘New colour works’ Courtesy the artist, Stills Gallery, Sydney and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(Melway 145 G4)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395. firstname.lastname@example.org mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Dec 2 to Feb 12, 2017 Birds: Flight paths in Australian art. This ground-breaking exhibition considers how Australian artists have incorporated birds in their work to explore stories of our environment, history and identity. Developed by MPRG, Birds comprises 70 works including painting, photography, print-making, sculpture and decorative arts by artists John Lewin, Sydney Long, Hans Heysen, Albert Tucker, Arthur Boyd, Rover Thomas, Fiona Hall, Petrina Hicks, Ben Quilty, Kate Rohde, Christian Thompson, Louise Weaver, John Wolseley and many others. Add a black bird to the flock in Juan Fordís work, visit the pigeon ‘club house’, and check out Kenny Pittock’s specially commissioned colouring book about birds on the Mornington Peninsula. A Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition.
Left: Christian Thompson, Howl Your Troubles, 2011, C-type print Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi Right: Louise Weaver, Galah (Wild Ribbons instead of sleep), 2007-08, hand crocheted lambswool over taxidermied galah (Eulophus roseicapillus), grey boxwood
MDF Michael Buxton Collection Courtesy the artist and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney
TarraWarra Museum of Art
(Melway 277 B2)
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100. www.twma.com.au
Adults $12.00, Seniors $10.00; Concession $8.00 (students and pensioner card holders), children 12 and under free.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for public programs and events.
To Feb 5, 2017 The Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(Melway 90 D8, E7)
Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441. email@example.com www.walkerstgallery.com.au
Tue-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00, closed Sun, Mon and public hols.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
Celebrating 30 years of art in 2016.
Dec 1 to 21 (opening Thurs Dec 1, 6.30-8.30pm) Gallery One and Two: 9 by 5 Exhibition ñ various artists express their creativity on nine-by-five inch panels.
Gallery closed Dec 22 to Jan 23, 2017.
Box Hill Town Hall,
1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9262-6250. www.whitehorseartspace.com.au
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Dec 17 Where are the Originals? (Once Were Photographs) by Peter Lyssiotis. From Deakin University Art Gallery, this exhibition of works by Lyssiotis, Cypriot-born Australian writer and photographer, questions the relationship between photography and memory. What was once a photograph has been erased, scratched, sand papered, smoothed and reworked to create new images.
Gallery closed through Jan and reopens Feb 2, 2017 with New work from the New Star Art School.
Yering Station Art Gallery
(Melway 275 C6)
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-0102. firstname.lastname@example.org www.yering.com
Contact: Dr Ewen Jarvis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
To Dec 6 Yarra Valley Arts / Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition.
Dec 2 to Jan 17, 2017 Main Gallery and First Floor Gallery: Karen Hopkins: Impermanence.