May 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 May exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.

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& Gallery – djprojects
Upper West Side Tower,
220 Spencer Street, Melbourne 3000.
Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
To May 22 The Expatriates – bringing together the work of Australian artists working overseas, and from other countries that have found a home here in Australia, exploring moving, settling and choice as an influence over artists.

Jennyfer Stratman, Seasons Of My Imagination
Jennyfer Stratman, Seasons Of My Imagination

AAADA 2016 Melbourne Antiques Fair
5 to 8 May, 2016
Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9576-2275.
An emporium of the finest antiques and art available in Australia.
The AAADA fairs are Australia’s only international quality shows. They are fully vetted for authenticity and backed by the reputation of Australia’s finest antique and art dealers. All items for sale.

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) and Marielle Soni.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
May 5 to 25 North by Karen Mills.
Also, Martin Tjampitjinpa, and Pmara – Country, Home, Map – Hermannsburg Potters.

Alternating Current Art Space
248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9528-2459.
Wed-Fri 3.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
April 27 to May 15 Gallery 1: Nanou Dupuis. Gallery 2: Tegan Iverson. Gallery 3: Lillian Addie. Gallery 4: Gabriella Moxey.

Nanou Dupuis, Process of Abstraction
Nanou Dupuis, Process of Abstraction, 2016, spray paint and acrylic, 81.5 x 81.5cm

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
185 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6131.
Director: Anna Schwartz.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 6.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
To May 21 The Future is Bright by Kim Guang Nan.
May 4 to June 11 Stephen Bram.

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 May 14 Transformer by Lyndell Brown and Charles Green.

Brown & Green
Lyndell Brown and Charles Green, Transformer

May 17 to June 18 (opening Thurs May 19, 6-8pm) Metafisica Australe by Imants Tillers.

Imants Tillers, Dechirican Melbourne
Imants Tillers, Dechirican Melbourne, 2016, acrylic and gouache on 24 canvas boards, 153 x 143cm

Art at Linden Gate
899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-1861.
May hours Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.

Ernst Fries, Struggle
Ernst Fries, Struggle, 2015, stainless steel, 100 x 85 x 55cm

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.
May 17 to June 21 The way the flowers grow an exhibition of abstract – paintings by Edward Niznik.

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.
May 7 to June 11 (opening Sat May 7, 3-5pm) Telltale featuring Richard Lewer & Eden Menta, Paul Hodges & Georgina Cue, Katherine Hattam & Megan Sloan, Kate Knight & Kate Just and Mark Smith & ChiliPhilly. Curated by Justin Hinder and Anna Louise Richardson. Telltale is a writing and exhibition project centred on a narrative conceived by ten artists, written by Justin Hinder and explored over a series of collaborative workshops and studio sessions at Arts Project Australia. Telltale was developed through Next Wave’s Emerging Curators Program with Arts Project Australia for Next Wave Festival 2016.

Kate Knight and Kate Just, Telltale
Kate Knight and Kate Just, Telltale Grand Shenanigans (Family Portrait 2), 2016, Type C digital print

May 7 to June 11 (opening Sat May 7, 3-5pm) Paragon of Virtue by Gavin Porter. Gavin Porter’s solo exhibition Paragon of Virtue presents new work exploring apocalyptic narratives featuring a lead heroine.

Gavin Porter After a long days work
Gavin Porter, After a long days work, 2015, fineliner, marker and watercolour on paper, 38 x 28cm

ArtSpace Realm
175 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
May 5 to July 31 Smoke and Mirrors. Launching at ArtSpace Realm, Smoke and Mirrors features both existing and newly commissioned artworks by leading contemporary artists Sharon West, Paola Balla and Aunty Gwen Garoni. 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 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
To May 8 NEW16 – ACCA’s influential commissions exhibition returns with nine promising Australian artists invited to make big new works in this popular annual series. NEW16 artists – Catherine or Kate (Brisbane), Jacobus Capone (Perth), Julian Day (Sydney), Gabriella Hirst (Sydney born, Berlin based), Tanya Lee (Perth), Mason Kimber (Sydney), Liam O’Brien (Brisbane) and Anna Varendorff (Melbourne). Curated by Annika Kristensen.
May 21 to July 24 It Has A Golden Yellow Sun, And An Elderly Grey Moon a survey of works by German artist Ulla von Brandenburg including a selection of 16mm films, installations and a new commission. Bringing film, architecture and installation together, Ulla von Brandenburg’s unique signature style combines the theatrical strategies of staging, costumes and props to explore relationships between people and the rules that govern our collective social reality. Curated by Juliana Engberg and Hannah Mathews. Artist talk: Tues May 24, 6pm.

Australian Centre For The Moving Image (ACMI)
Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8663-2200.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
May 26 to Sept 18 SCORSESE. From Taxi Driver and Goodfellas to The Age of Innocence and The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese’s intense and exhilarating films define him as one of the world’s greatest directors. Featuring over 600 objects and a rich selection of footage from across the director’s work in film, documentary and television, SCORSESE invites fans, cinephiles and culture buffs to explore the world of one of the most influential directors of our time.

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.
May 17 to June 5 White on White by Peter Wegner.

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.
May 17 to June 5 Rare Sightings: Paintings 2006-2016 by Daniel Moynihan. Read more…

Daniel Moynihan, The_meeting_Canal_St_Martin_2007_oil_on_linen_210x280cm
The Meeting Canal St Martin, 2007, oil on linen, 210 x 280cm
Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney

Australian Print Workshop Inc.
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
May 7 to June 4 Antipodes: Caroline Rothwell. A suite of original limited edition fine art etchings produced by Caroline Rothwell in collaboration with APW Printers; the second in a series of exhibitions resulting from Australian Print Workshop’s ‘Antipodes’ project undertaken in partnership with the University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, United Kingdom.

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. Galleries featuring contemporary tapestries designed by Australian artists including Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Mike Brown, Sheena Wilfred and Chicks on Speed. Tapestries being woven on the looms designed by Keith Tyson and John Olsen. Visit website for bookings for weaving classes.
May 3 to June 17 Special exhibition: Weaving Worlds: ATW & Pacific Women Weavers – Cresside Collette, Lisa Hilli, Rachel Hine, Kirsten Lyttle, Gina Ropiha and Joy Smith. Closing event: Thurs June 16, 6-8pm.


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

beinArt Gallery
1 Sparta Place, Brunswick 3056.
May 28 to June 21 (opening Sat May 28, 6-9pm) Curios – Scott G. Brooks, Jason D’Aquino and Lucia Mocnay.

Beth Hulme Gallery & Studio
646a Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North 3068.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
April 29 to 21 May (opening Fri April 29, 6-8pm) Joined & Jumbled (Collage and Assemblage works) – Leah Mariani, Penelope Le Petit, Rena Swamy, Milos Pelikan, Lorna Crane, Donna Malone, Anne O’Connor, Susan Illingworth, Peter Quarry and Anne Warren.

Milos Pelikan, Separation of self
Milos Pelikan, Separation of self, 2016, mixed media and found objects on board, 60 x 45cm

Bird’s Gallery
236 High Street, Kew 3101.
(03) 9855-0327.
Mon, Wed and Sat 10.00 to 3.00, Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.

BlackCat Gallery
1103 Burke Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3123.
(03) 9817-7853.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
May 5 to 24 (opening Thurs May 5, 6-9pm) Sense of place through colour & texture by Mohamed Abumeis.
May 26 to June 14 (opening Sat May 28, 6-9pm) Bora Bora by Jennifer Miler.

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.
May 4 to 21 G1: Sea of Corners by Azza Zein. G2: Ascending Voices by Sofi Basseghi.
May 25 to June 11 G1: (Every) Now and Then/ Again by Danielle Clej and Michelle Eskola. G2: Creating False Memories for a Place that Never Was by Carly Fischer.

Bolin Bolin Gallery
At Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
April 27 to May 29 Peeping Out glass art by Jenie Yolland.
Talk/demonstration: Sun May 1, 1-3pm.

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.
May 3 to 15 Matsudo Miru.
May 6 to 29 (opening Mon May 16, 6-8pm) Alcove Art Shop – Autumn Artistry.

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.
We are currently doing a few renovations – our first show for the year opens mid-May. Please call 0423-225-182 for an appointment.

Brunswick Street Gallery
Nine galleries under one roof
322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9942-3141.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 8.00.
April 29 to May 12 Floating Life by Wina Jie, Mollify by Sarah Gosling, and The Endless Image by Simon Currie.
Also, Melbourne, City of Gardens by Alfonso Folle, Softness by Judy Thamphicha, For the Sake of a Name by Dylan Breninger and Dead Dad – From Rabbit to Horse byJacinta Stephenson.
Also, Count Your Blessings – Amanda Edwards, Jacquie Calvert-Lane, Alice Wiese, Pessia Fetter, Wendy Muir, Kelsie Gannan, Anna Krakowski, Jeremy Elkington and Susie Ashkenazi, curated by Pessia Fetter.
May 15 to June 4 (opening Fri May 20, 6-9pm) BSG annual Art Prize Small Works – celebrating our 10th anniversary and featuring 300+ artists in exhibition. All welcome.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
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 June 12 Under Construction featuring Aliça Bryson-Haynes & Lizzy Sampson, Dominic Kavanagh, Louise Paramor & Steaphan Paton.
Artist In Residence: Claire McArdle.
Also, Like Sands Through The Hourglass, So Are The Days Of Our Lives by Matthew Harris.
Wed May 4, 2.30pm. History Tour. Bookings online.
Sat May 21, 2-3.15pm Weaving Workshops For Kids. Bookings online.
Sat May 28, 2-4pm Wearable Art Workshop with Claire McArdle. Bookings online.

Burrinja Gallery
Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey 3158.
(03) 9754-8723.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
April 30 to May 29 Women Painting Women – Fiona Bilbrough, Jacqui Grantford, Raelene Sharp, Sally Ryan, Vicki Sullivan, Avril Thomas and Heather Ellis. Read more…

Vicki Sullivan, Waiting in The Old China Café
Vicki Sullivan, Waiting in The Old China Café, 2012, 120 x 90cm


Cambridge Studio Gallery
52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9486-0169, 0413-537-532.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To May 8 Back to the Studio – Cambridge Studio Gallery becomes a working art space with art classes and workshops. The gallery will offer a variety of intimate art workshops and the opportunity for artists to use the space as a studio.

Cambridge Studio
Cambridge Studio

May 11 to 29 Itsy Bitsy an exhibition of small works (no bigger than 30 x 30cm) – Stephen Armstrong, David Becerra, Otto Boron, Terry Denton, Susan Gibson, Julie Guppy, Anne King, Jim Roberts, Carolyn Roberts and Jenny Scholes.

David Becerra, mop shoe
David Becerra, mop shoe

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.
May 5 to 18 (opening Sat May 7, 2.30pm with the artists) Gathered Harvest – Mary McCowan, Margaret Donald, Di Wilson, Hilde Wegter and Jeanette Widdows.

Margaret Donald, Bushland Memories
Margaret Donald, Bushland Memories, 2016, mixed media, 30 x 12cm

May 19 to June 1 Inspiration by Lyndsey Mears brings the gallery alive with abstract colour works on canvas.

Mary McCowan, Pears
Mary McCowan, Pears, 2016, coloured inks, 20 x 30cm

Chapman & Bailey
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9415-8666
Fax 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To May 21 lights from the outback / ceramics from the city – light boxes created by artists from the Warakurna community, WA and new ceramic vessels from Melbourne-based artist Mark Young.
May 25 to July 2 Swatch new works by Marieke Dench.

Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
April 28 to May 21 Graphics by Paul Partos.
May 5 to 28 Mixed Conditions by Samara Adamson-Pinczewski.

Chinese Museum
22 Cohen Place, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-2888.
Adults $10, Conc. $8.50.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

Collingwood Gallery
292 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
See website for exhibitions To May 12 Stockroom exhibition.
May 13 to 26 (opening Fri May 13, 6pm) Recent Paintings by Dorothy Lipmann. Daily 11.00 to 6.00. Contact: 0402-236-232.

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 July 20 Contemporary Showcase 16 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.
May 6 to 29 (opening Thurs May 5, 6-8pm) Gallery One: Picturesque: Saffron Newey.
Gallery Two: Lost Objects: Cameron Bishop & Simon Reis.
Check our website for public programs.

31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, closed Sun and public hols.
To May 18 Window Space: Combinations – an exploration of domestic ware by Victorian ceramicist Leah Jackson. Drawing reference from her existing range of brightly coloured ceramics, Jackson examines our relationship to object and function through a new series of modular vessels in uncanny compositions.

Leah Jackson

May 19 to July 27 Window Space: Victorian Aboriginal Weaving Collective. An exhibition celebrating the expertise and diversity of the Victorian Aboriginal Weaving Collective. Showcasing both traditional fibre craft practices and bold, creative expressions utilising alternative materials – Sandra Aitken, Donna Blackall, Suzanne Connelly, Cassie Leatham-Harrap, Glenda Nicholls, Marilyne Nicholls and Bronwyn Razem, curated by Hannah Presley.
May 20 to July 23 Hero Worship. Hero Worship brings together a diverse group of contemporary artists to offer insight into the personal and at times unseen heroes that inspire and guide their arts practice. Offerings to personal mythology, history and geography explored through traditional and contemporary techniques – Sun-Woong Bang, Janet Beckhouse, Jenny Crompton, Deanne Gilson, Annie Gobel, Kate Just, Jasmine Targett and Lisa Waup, curated by Debbie Pryor and Hannah Presley.

Deanne Gilson, Indigo's Dreaming
Deanne Gilson, Indigo’s Dreaming, 2015, Black Irish clay, ochre, hair, acrylic paint, 300x 300cm


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.
To June 24 A Mind Beginning to Know Itself. Representing past and present interpretations and expressions of Depression, featuring works from the Cunningham Dax Collection and showcasing its Poetry Collection, this presents a unique opportunity to view historic and contemporary works held within The Collection. This enlightened exhibition explores expressions of grief, sorrow, loss and Clinical Depression and its associated comorbidities.

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 May 27 Still in Progress… an exhibition of work by current Deakin University PhD students enrolled in the School of Communication and Creative Arts. Includes works in various media.

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.
May 19 to June (opening Thurs May 19, 6.30pm) Asian Art Collection of Alan Gilbert (architect). Antique and Vintage work’s of Buddhist Art from China, Japan, Korea, India, Indonesia, and Thailand.

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.
To May 14 Diversity – Bruce Armstrong, John Baird, Richard Crichton, Wayne Eager, Christine Johnson, Nicholas McHugh, David Milne, John Neeson, Jill Noble, John Robinson and Robin Stewart.
May 28 to June 18 John Neeson – wanderings and works on paper.

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 May 9 Artists Open Studios – Nillumbik Artists.
May 12 to June 6 What Happened at the Pier #2 Nillumbik – 30 local residents who came to Australia by ship share their journeys, curated by Lella Cariddi.

Eltham South Fine Art: Studios & Gallery
6 Mt. Pleasant Road, Eltham 3095.


Fehily Contemporary
Glasshouse Gallery
935 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9017-0860.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.30 or by appt.
April 27 to May 22 (opening Thurs April 28, 6-8pm) Antipodean Epic by Jill Orr.
May 25 to June 19 Lisa Reihana.

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 May 7 Gallery 1 & 2: Small Talk by Marise Maas.
May 10 to 28 Gallery 1: Shifting Landscapes by Jon Eiseman. Gallery 2: The Born Again by Garry Pumfrey.
May 31 to June 18 Gallery 1 & 2: Exploration 16 emerging artist exhibition.

Jon Eiseman, Breath   Garry Pumfrey, Volta
Left: Jon Eiseman, Breath, 2015, unique bronze, 37 x 17 x 14cm
Right: Garry Pumfrey, Volta, 2015, oil on linen, 92 x 65cm

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To May 7 holding pattern painting by Tina Douglas.
Also, Drawings works on paper by Despa Hondros.
May 10 to 21 Abandoned India photography by Kip Scott.
Also, Tango of the minimal surface 3D printed jewellery and objects by Sarah Ceravolo.
May 24 to June 4 Insight: Children’s perspectives of literacy in northern Ghana photography presented by Brendan Rigby.
Also, Keepers of Place new works from Papunya Tjupi, presented by McCulloch & McCulloch in association with Papunya Tjupi Arts Indigenous painting. Read more...

Candy Nelson Nakamarra, Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) Kalipinypa   Martha McDonald, Warlukuritji
Left: Candy Nelson Nakamarra, Kapi Tjukurrpa (Water Dreaming) Kalipinypa, acrylic on linen, 152 x 91cm
Right: Martha McDonald, Warlukuritji, acrylic on linen, 71 x 46cm

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
(03) 9784-1896.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 2.00.
Art After Dark each night dusk til midnight Chisholm Institute: Photo Imaging Students and at Cube Gallery until May 28.
Curved Wall Gallery: Kirsten Perry: Tracing the Line of Sight.
Opening Tues May 3, 6-8pm White Street Light Boxes: Emma Hamilton: Mirroring I, II & III.


The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre
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.
May 7 to June 26 (opening and winner announcement Thurs May 12, 6-8pm) Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize Finalist Exhibition.

Gallery #9
New Pop Up Art Gallery
Shop 102, Level 2, The Como Centre,
Cnr Toorak Road and Chapel Street, South Yarra 3141.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt (contact Donna).
Original artwork of all medium.
Multiple artists on display.

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.
To May 14, 5×7: Early Career Australian Makers.
May 31 to June 25 Kiko Gianocca.

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.
To May 18 Robert Morgan captures images of the Port Phillip shoreline in Middle Park Mobile, and Penelope Aitken, Atticus Bastow, Sarah Edwards, Anne Middleton and Andrew Seward present site specific works in The Botanic Garden.

Gallery Voltaire
14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9326-3006.
Director: Lindsay Saddington.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, or by appt.
May 9 to 22 L.A.M – a group exhibition by Jennifer Crowle, Bruce Earles, Donna Walsh and Rick Doyer.
May 26 to June 9 Chai Lo – a solo exhibition.

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.
May 12 to July 17 Suburban Geometric photographic works by Dianna Wells.

George Paton Gallery
Second floor, Union House, University of Melbourne 3010.
(03) 8344-5418.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
May 4 to 13 Entrance Gallery: After the Tone by Finn Astle and Trent Crawford. Main Gallery: The emotional life of objects – Clara Bradley, Georgina Cockshott, Linda Judge, Robyne Latham, Nicholas Mellefont, Elizabeth Rich and Andrew Turland. Curated by Kate Richards and Penelope Lee. Closing event: Wed May 11, 5-7pm.
May 18 to June 3 (opening Wed May 18, 5-7pm) Synthesis – Julian Aubrey Smith, Sean Dockay, Vincent Giles, Stephen Haley, Leanne Hermosilla and Laura Woodward. Curated by Dr Renee Beale and Dr Stephen Haley.

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.

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
(03) 9524-3333.
Curator: Diane Soumilas.
Free admission.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
May 6 to 29 We Are Here. An exploration of contemporary portraiture as a response to hatred and hope. Presented by The Contemporary Collective.

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.
Through May, Stockroom Exhibition.
Dealing in exceptional works by leading Australian and International artists for over 35 years.

Graham Geddes Project Space
828 High Street (opposite Art Bank), Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-0308.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00. May 19 to 29 (opening Thurs May 19, 6-8pm) ECTYPE by Augustus Geddes.


Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00. April 30 to May 28 (opening Sat April 30, 4-6pm) Optique by Ralf Kempken.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 29 Sarah crowEST: #straponpaintings.
To June 5 Dancing Umbrellas: An Exhibition of Movement and Light.
To Aug 7 Albert Tucker Photos: Artists and Leisure.
To Aug 28 Michelle Nikou: a e i o u.
To Nov 6 Making History: The Angry Penguins.

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.
May 12 to 27 Suresh Jeanel.

Hunt Club Community Arts Centre
775 Ballarat Road, Deer Park 3023.
(03) 9249-4600
Fax 9360-4572.
Free entry.
Mon-Thurs 9.00 to 5.30 (extended hours with course programming), Fri 9.00 to 4.30, Sat 9.00 to 12.00, 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 May 22 Fabrik: conceptual, minimalist and performative approaches to textiles.
To May 29 Love of Beauty, Love of Country: The Collection of Dr Samuel Arthur Ewing.
To June 26 Susan Norrie: Field Work. A Vizard Foundation Contemporary Artist Project.
To Sept 18 Greek Vases from the University of Melbourne Art Collection.

The Incinerator Gallery
180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To May 15 A Head Hunter’s Diary by Gwen Eichler.
To May 22 Authenticity…? – DAMP, Darren Sylvester, Michael Vale, Jacqui Shelton, Patrick Pound and Peter Hill. An interrogation of the authentic and the inauthentic of contemporary art and culture. Be prepared for satire, humour and a little mischief.
Also, Feeled by Mitchell Brannan.

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto – The Brickwall Gallery
495 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
Open all day, everyday.
To July 28 Landscapes Loved paintings by Geoff La Gerche – one of Australia’s foremost landscape artists, La Gerche presents stunning paintings of landscapes around Australia such as ‘Rocks & Waterfall’ (6 Mile Creek, NSW), ‘Fallen Giant’ (Mitta Mitta, Vic.) and ‘Devilís Marbles’ (NT) plus his delightful capturing of his own garden. Admission Free. Contact: J Taylor 0418-357-814.
Read more…

Geoff La Gerche, Fallen Giant
Geoff La Gerche, Fallen Giant, oil on canvas, 150 x 180cm

Interiors by Riveresque Home
142 Yarra Street, Warrandyte 3113.
May 13 to June 13 (opening May 13, 6-8pm, all welcome) The Abstract Mind solo art exhibition featuring Melbourne-based Abstract artist Jonathan Gemmell.
Facebook and Instagram: artBYmeJWG

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Artist Jonathan Gemmell with his work

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.
To June 19 Offsite: Jeff Makin recent works.
May 5 to 21 Silence and Infinity, curated by David Sequeria.

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.
May 18 to June 18 twenty nine moments by Annie Franklin.

JAHM – The Justin Art House Museum
To June 19 Divine Abstraction.
Bookings are now open for guided tours of the inaugural exhibition featuring 18 works from the collection of Charles and Leah Justin.
See website for more information and bookings. Read more…

Justin Art House Museum
Justin Art House Museum, exterior wall with integrated artwork by Tunni Kraus
Photograph: Andrew Wuttke


Karen Woodbury Gallery
Level 1/167 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9639-5855.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To May 7 Blowback by Alice Lang.
May 11 to June 4 An Image Seeks an Image by Michael Cusack.

Kingston Arts
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.
April 29 to June 4 (opening Thurs April 28, 6-8pm) G3: The Pastel Castles On The Beach by Lillian Senga Addie. In the tradition of Howard Arkley and Fred Williams, emerging artist Lillian Senga Addie celebrates our beautiful and ugly suburban Kingston. This project has been assisted by the City of Kingston through its 2015/16 Arts Grants Program.
Please note G1 & G2 located at the Kingston Arts Centre are currently closed for renovations and will reopen on Thurs June 2.

Kings Artist Run Initiative
Level 1, 171 King Street,
Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9642-0859
Wed-Sat, 12.00 to 6.00.
May 7 to 28 Affect and Exchange – Anthea Behm, Patricia L Boyd, Chto Delat, Sean Dockray, Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Liang Luscombe, curated by Benison Kilby.

Sidsel Meineche Hansen ®
Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Torture me so I can learn Miss Ovartaci, 2014, woodcut print, 56 x 76cm

Sidsel Meineche Hansen
Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Seroquel®, 2014film still

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.
To May 27 Tempering the Iconic – Icons by the School of Iconography.

Koorie Heritage Trust
New Location
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8622-2600.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 15 Ngujarn and Nakun: Belonging in the other, curated by Steaphan Paton. This exhibition showcases the intergenerational knowledge, cultural continuation and tradition passed down through four generations of the Mullett family.
May 21 to July 17 Close to You: The Lisa Bellear Picture Show. Photos from an activist’s archive, curated by Destiny Deacon, Virginia Fraser and Kim Kruger.

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.
To May 22 Inland: more than meets the eye by Micky Allan.
Also, The Alternative Space by Ollie Lucas, and Bride of Quietness by Louise Blyton.
May 28 to June 26 (opening Sat May 28, 2-4pm) Geometric Progressions by Wendy Kelly.
Also, As it Appears by Max Lawrence White, and Field Notes Penang by Carole Wilson.

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
(03) 9509-9855.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
Specialists in Australian Colonial, Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and Indigenous Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Art.
We also source important international artworks upon request.
May 25 to June 2 Kart Koodin 2. In celebration of National Reconciliation Week 2016, Manningham presents an exhibition of work by artists from Baluk Arts, a not-for-profit arts organisation owned and run by Aboriginal artists living and working in Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula and wider south-east Melbourne.

Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9534-0099.
Director: Melinda Martin. Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, Wed 11.00 to 8.00.
May 6 to July 17 Leith Maguire.
Also, Wild Lands by Arts Project Australia: Dionne Canzano, Michael Camakaris, Matthew Gove, Bronwyn Hack, Ruth Howard and Chris Mason. Curated by Sim Luttin and Melissa Petty.

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.
May 4 to July 8 Do I look like I care by Fiona McMonagle.

Lumen Gallery
436a Clarendon Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-1866.
0412-835-083 Martin.
Mon-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.


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 May 14 Awesome Achievers: Stories from Australians of the Year. This exhibition of portraits showcases a selection of Australian of the Year recipients from diverse fields of endeavour. It aims to bring to life the underlying complex and shifting notions of national identity that are exemplified or challenged in the portrait of each person. A National Portrait Gallery exhibition supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach Program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians.

Lorrie Graham, Mandawuy Yunupingu (detail)
Lorrie Graham, Mandawuy Yunupingu (detail), 1991, gelatin silver photograph
Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

May 25 to June 2 Kart Koodin 2. In celebration of National Reconciliation Week 2016, Manningham presents an exhibition of work by artists from Baluk Arts, a not-for-profit arts organisation owned and run by Aboriginal artists living and working in Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula and wider south-east Melbourne.

Dominic Bramall-White, Mount Ainslie
Dominic Bramall-White, Mount Ainslie, 1995, etching, jigsaw intaglio woodcut, 160 x 160cm
Courtesy the artist and Baluk Arts

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
May 13 to June 11 (opening Thurs May 12, 5.30-7.30pm) I’m Genuinely Lost. Give me guidance – Colleen Ahern, Jon Campbell, Michael Ciavarella, Søren Dahlgaard, Kate Daw, Tony Garifalakis, Sharon Goodwin, Irene Hanenbergh, Paula Hunt, Tully Moore and Stewart Russell. Curated by Tully Moore.
I’m Genuinely Lost. Give me guidance continues an ongoing series of exhibitions in which an artist is invited to curate a show by bringing some of their methods, strategies and influences into public display. Moore’s interests in politics, sport and economic systems are explored within the collaborative aspect of his practice. Moore will work with fellow artists in a variety of works, some of which will be shown for the first time and other art works will be reiterations of previous projects.

I'm Genuinely Lost, 2015. Photograph taken by Tully Moore
I’m Genuinely Lost, 2015, found text half way between the studio and home, 300 x 100cm
Photograph: Tully Moore

Maroondah Access Gallery
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545.

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 cafÈ hours Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To June 19 David Jensz: Sculpture, and Highlights of the McClelland Collection.
Also, Jacqui Stockdale: Drawing the Labyrinth a NETS Victoria touring exhibition.

Media House Gallery, The Age
655 Collins Street (opp. Southern Cross Station), Melbourne 3000.
Mon-Fri 7am to 7pm (closed weekends and public hols).
To July 14 Australian Fauna & Flora On Show – paintings, watercolours, prints and photographs exploring the wonders of the Australian natural world.
Artists include: Jacquie Blight, Jason Caruso, Pamela Conder, Julie Davis, Peter Garnick, Carolyn Henry, Kate Hudson, Geoff La Gerche, Kate McCombie, Vida Pearson, Kris Peter, Jenny Phillips, Daniel Pole, Rodger Scott, Richard Shaw and Kerry Spokes.
Admission free. Contact: J Taylor 0418-357-814.

Jenny Phillips, Coastal Banksia
Jenny Phillips, Coastal Banksia , signed Limited Edition print on canvas of original watercolour, 30 x 40cm

Metro Gallery
1214 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9500-8511.
Fax 9500-8599.
Gallery Manager: Rebecca Sheahan.
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. May 5 to 31 (opening Thurs May 5, 6.30-8.30pm) As The Sleeper Wakes by Anthony White.

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 May 29 Australian exotica.
Also on display Top Shots.
Visit website for more info.

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, closed weekends and public hols.

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.
April 30 to July 2 (opening Wed May 4, 6-8pm) Borders, Barriers, Walls, curated by Francis E. Parker.
Borders, barriers and walls delineate this group exhibition of Australian and international artists. It reflects on how these contested and complex forms shape the world, producing situations of separation, isolation or thwarted passage across the globe. Whether they be physical constructions, psychological constructs or natural defences, the exhibition considers the forces by which these divides are either upheld or breached.

Moonee art space
fvnart 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.
To May 8 Contemporary artists with refugee background by Elyas Alavi, Fatemeh Vafaeinejad and guest artist Erwin Fabian.

Moonee Artists
Left: Elyas Alavi, A Journey with my grandma’s scarf to her homeland, 2014-2015, installation, scarf from my grandmother, ice, photograph, dimensions variable
Middle: Erwin Fabian, Largo, 2015, plastic, 140 x 36 x 30cm
Right: Fatemeh Vafaeinejad, A bride on shore, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 200 x 120cm

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
May 13 to July 3 Country and Western: Landscape Re-imagined. Country and Western combines an Indigenous vision of country with the work of non-Indigenous artists to re-imagine the national landscape and features works by Paddy Bedford, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Euan Macleod, Tracey Moffatt, John Olsen, Rover Thomas, Imants Tillers, Ken Whisson and John Wolseley. Curated by Gavin Wilson. A Perc Tucker Regional Gallery exhibition.

Ricky Maynard, Broken Heart
Ricky Maynard, Broken Heart, from the series ‘Portrait of a Distant Land’ 2005, black and white silver gelatin print
© Ricky Maynard
Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney

Also, Eventide – Print Exchange. An exhibition of relief printmaking by Australian artists including G W Bot, Rona Green, Euan Heng, Kate Hudson, Clare Humphries, Deborah Klein, Rhyll Plant, Fleur Rendell, Heather Shimmen, Anne Starling, Deborah Williams and Helen Wright. Curated by Rona Green.
Tues May 17, 10am-3pm Masterclass: with Archibald Prize-winning artist Euan Macleod, $60.
Sat June 18, 5-6.30pm The hero image with celebrated photographer John Gollings, $12.

Rhyll Plant, Who, me?
Rhyll Plant, Who, me?, 2015, wood engraving, monotype and airbrush, edition size 33

Mossgreen Gallery
926 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9508-8888.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 22 An Exhibition of Works from the Peter McMahon Collection by Ken Whisson.
May 28 to June 26 (opening Sat May 28, 3-5pm) New Works from the Studio by Criss Canning.


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 July StArt Up: Top Arts 2016.
Jan Senbergs: Observation – Imagination, and Hard Edge.
To July 31, 200 Years of Australian Fashion.
May 7 to Aug Luminous: Australian Watercolours 1900-2000, and Henry Talbot: 1960s Fashion Photographer.
June 4 to Oct Artists’ Hand and Collectors’ Eye: The Angel Gift.
July 22 to Nov 6 Making the Australian Quilt: 1800-1950.
Aug 6 to Oct Glenn Murcutt: Architecture of Faith.
Aug 26 to Jan, 2017 Bruce Armstrong: An Anthology of Strange Creatures.

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 1, 2015 Summer Architecture Commission.
May 13 to Oct Subodh Gupta: Everyday Divine.
To June 19 Whistler’s Mother. Read more…
To Jan 2017 Eighteenth Century Porcelain Sculpture.
June 10 to Sept Sui i Moana: Reaching Across the Ocean, and Lisa Reihana: In Pursuit of Venus.
Also, Greg Semu: The Raft of the Tagata Pasifika (People of the Pacific), and Martí Guixé: Fake Food Park.
June 24 to Sept 18 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2016, and Degas: A New Vision.
Oct to April 2017, 2016 Architecture Commission.

James McNeill Whistler (American 1834-1903), Arrangement in grey and black no.1
James McNeill Whistler (American 1834-1903), Arrangement in grey and black no.1 (Portrait of the artist’s mother), 1871, oil on canvas, 144.3 x 162.5cm
Musée d’Orsay, Paris (RF 699)

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.
May 3 to June 4 Blue Chip the collectors’ exhibition.
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, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan.


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.
Contemporary works on paper, specialising in limited edition fine art printmaking since 1975.
Australian, Indigenous Australian and international artists.

Port Jackson Press Australia
84 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9419-8988.
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.
Established 1975.
May 6 to 22 OUTSIDE IN: contemporary local and international street artists in screenprint published by Dangerfork Print Co.


Quadrant Gallery
72 Barkers Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9079-0943.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
May 5 to 28 Group Exhibition – Mother Country by Helga Leunig, Dynamic Light by Marion Vincent, and Moments of Transition by Glenn Guy.
Three artists exploring their passions through photography. This exhibition is a rich and diverse showcase of the creative power of photography.

Helga Leunig, Gateway
Helga Leunig, Gateway


red gallery
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
(03) 9482-3550.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
April 27 to May 14 (opening Thurs April 28, 6-8pm) Andrea Newton: Homage to Duende.
May 18 to June 4 (opening Wed May 18, 6-8pm) Gallery 1: Peter Quarry.
Gallery 2: Richard Collins.
Gallery 3: Sara Jane Revill.

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.
Free admission. Bookings essential. 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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May 6 to June 11 Streets of Papunya: the re-invention of Papunya painting. Celebrating the renaissance of painting that has occurred in one of the best-known locations of art production in Central Australia since the establishment of the Papunya Tjupi Arts Centre in 2007. Curated by Vivien Johnson, the exhibition reveals the remarkable art of the women painters of Papunya today. Toured by UNSW Galleries.
Public programs: Fri May 6, 1-2pm Curator and artist floor talk: Vivien Johnson and Charlotte Phillipus Napurrula. Thurs May 26, 1-2pm John Kean, writer and researcher, former producer with Museum Victoria, and Art Advisor for Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd (1977-79).

Martha McDonald Napaltjarri (in foreground) and Mona Nangala painting at Papunya Tjupi art centre
Martha McDonald Napaltjarri (in foreground) and Mona Nangala painting at Papunya Tjupi art centre, Papunya, 2015
Photograph: Helen Puckey

May 6 to June 11 Out of the Matrix. Using the premise of the matrix, from which all prints emanate, Out of the Matrix showcases the work of a group of artists who activate an expanded understanding of print practice. Featuring Jazmina Cininas, Marian Crawford, Lesley Duxbury, Joel Gailer, Andrew Gunnell, Richard Harding, Bridget Hillebrand, Clare Humphries, Ruth Johnstone, Andrew Keall, Rebecca Mayo, Performprint, Jonas Ropponen, Andrew Tetzlaff, Andrew Weatherill and Deborah Williams. Curated by Richard Harding.
Public Programs: Thurs May 12, 5.30-6.30pm Panel discussion: The expanding print. Sat May 21, 1-2pm Performprint in action: Bearings, beauty and irrelevance. Thurs May 26, 5.30-6.30pm Floor talk: The ubiquitous print. Sun June 3, 10-12.30pm Rebecca Mayo in conjunction with World Environment Day, co-hosted by Friends of Merri Creek and Moreland City Council, at Edgars Creek, near Ronald Street, North Coburg (Melways Ref 18 A9).

Performprint (Joel Gailer + Michael Meneghetti), Bearings, beauty and irrelevance
Performprint (Joel Gailer + Michael Meneghetti), Bearings, beauty and irrelevance, 2015
Photograph: Jessica Wyld

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 June 20 High Lights: A selection of works from the 2015 Bachelor of Art (Fine Art) Program – Jessica Gall, Sebastian Haeusler, Annie Llewellyn, Kirsty Macafee and Alyxandra Westwood.
Also, Gushul: Past residents of the Canadian Indigenous Arts Residency Exchange – Bianca Beetson, Eric Bridgeman, Vicki Couzens and Kirsten Lyttle.

RMIT Project Space / Spare Room
RMIT Building 94.2, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9925-4971.
Free entry, wheelchair access.
Wed and Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 8.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To May 12 Leftovers by Sanné Mestrom.
May 20 to June 30 (opening Thurs May 19, 5-7pm) Project Space: The Canadian Indigenous Arts Residency Exchange – Rosalie Favell (CAN).
Spare Room: Doublethink by Steaphan Paton. Floor talk: Thurs May 19, 4pm.


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 May 7 I’m not desperate, you’re desperate by Kirsty Budge.
Also, Shed by the sun in eclipse by Andrea Eckersley.
May 13 to June 11 Speaking for the Dead by Susan Fereday.
Also, Being Kazmir Malevich by Sanja Pahoki.

Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9824-7770.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.

Seventh Gallery
155 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Gallery Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
Night Screen: Tues-Sat 6pm to 12am.
May 4 to 20 (opening Wed May 4, 6-9pm) out side in by Will Heathcote, curated by Della Butler.

69 Smith Street Gallery
69 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9028-7503 .
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

Smyrnios BT Contemporary
17 William Street, Balaclava 3183.
(03) 9527-5150.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
To May 14 Pendulum by Katherine Griffiths, and Autumn’s Atom by David Palliser.

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 May 7 Anna White.
May 11 to 28 Felicity Spear.

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577.
April 27 to May 8 Turn Around – Wildlife Art Society of Australasia. Wed-Sun 10.30 to 3.30pm.
May 12 to 22 Creation to Collection 2016 – PLUSH! and Pat Jones.
Mon-Fri 11.30 to 4.00pm, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00. Last Sun May 22 11.00 to 3.00.

Elena Kolotusha , Faces of the wild – Amur Tiger
Elena Kolotusha, Faces of the wild – Amur Tiger

Strange Neighbour
395-397 Gore Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9041-8727.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
April 29 to May 21 (opening Fri April 29, 6-8pm) TOPIAS I by Georgie Mattingley.

Studio 5
226-248 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3068.
Wed-Sun 1.00 to 6.00.
April 27 to May 8 draw by Tina Douglas – an exhibition of works on paper at my studio which will coincide with an exhibition of large paintings at fortyfivedownstairs.

Sunshine Art Spaces Studio and Gallery
Artist studios and gallery
2 City Place and 11 Sun Crescent, Sunshine 3020.
(03) 9249-4600.
Opening hours vary, please call to enquire.


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 May 15 Gallery 1: The Suburban Dream by Janine McGuinness.
Gallery 2: Transcend: Portraits of Transgender & Gender Diverse Youth by Emma Leslie.
Gallery 3: Remains to be seen by Kerrilee Ninnis.
Galleries 4 & 5: Paintings in Oil by Angy Labiris.
Gallery 6: Mindfulness by Jessica Scherini.
Peter Mac Project Space: Interior View by Carolyn Hawkins.
May 18 to June 5 Gallery 1: Beneath the Tranquility by Keiko Goto.
Gallery 2 Ringside by Jackie Gorring.
Gallery 3: Still Life – Variations by Penny Peckham.
Galleries 4-6: Shades of Grey group show, curated by Tacit Contemporary Art.

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.
Panorama – Part 1: To May 15. Part 2: May 19 to July 31.
Featuring selected works from the TarraWarra Museum of Art collection, Panorama will explore the divergent ways in which artists have represented the Australian landscape over the past several decades. The term panorama will create a context for how artists see the landscape – not simply as a depiction of it, but also an evocation of the layers of history within it.
To July 31 the scarifier by Judy Watson.
Judy Watson’s process lies in revealing hidden stories within Country, working from site and memory, revealing Indigenous histories, following lines of emotional and physical topography that centre on particular places and moments in time. Watson has been invited to create new work for the North Gallery, where she will respond to the Museum’s situation in the Yarra Valley.

Victorian Artists’ Society
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002.
(03) 9662-1484.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
April 28 to May 3 Recollections – Louise Foletta, Celia Beeton, Jo Reitze and Marian Rennie

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 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. Ten Cubed will present two of Liuís dramatic installations, a video work and a selection of glass bottles.

Liu Zhuoquan, Chang’an Avenue
Liu Zhuoquan, Chang’an Avenue, 2013, cast iron lamp stand, explosion-proof light globes, wire, mineral colour installation

35 Smith St, Fitzroy
35 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Sat-Thurs 10.00 to 5.00.
May 21 to 26 (opening Fri May 20, 6-9.30pm) Fragments by Nicholas Miller.
Fragments traces one year of investigations into various themes: Connection, threshold, solace and the sublime, across a variety of mediums, including oils, digital photography and mixed media.

Nicholas Miller, Substance Became Less Speculative Nicholas Miller, Bonds that only time can forge
Left: Substance Became Less Speculative, 2016, Inkjet photography, 21 x 27.9cm
Right: Bonds that only time can forge, 2016, Inkjet photography. 21 x 27.9cm

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.
May 5 to June 4 Rosemary Laing.

Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition
Toorak Road, Toorak 3142.
Director: Tony Fialides 0419-005-052.
May 1 to June 12 Contemporary sculpture in the shop windows and sidewalks of Toorak Road, Toorak.
Free event. Read more…
All exhibits are for sale.

Ruv Nemiro, Picasso's Girlfriend
Ruv Nemiro, Picasso’s Girlfriend, 2013, ceramic, painted, 40 x 25 x 25cm

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 June 15 The Traveller: Experiencing Movement, Time and Place works from the Lyon Collection. Featuring Matthew Sleeth, Patricia Piccinini, Callum Morton, Shaun Gladwell, Peter Atkins and Louise Forthun.
May 3 to 29 Porous Amorphous by David Freney-Mills, Hawthorn Arts Centre Studio Artist.

Patricia Piccinini, Sheen
Patricia Piccinini, Sheen (1997-98), installation, timber construction sculpture with automotive paint finish; interactive video installation with plasma TV screen and video player; five computer digital C type photograph prints
© Courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery and Hosfelt Gallery, from the Lyon Collection, Lyon Foundation
Photography: Christian Capurro


Victorian Artists’ Society
430 Albert Street, East Melbourne 3002.
(03) 9662-1484.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 4.00. April 28 to May 3 Recollections ñ Louise Foletta, Celia Beeton, Jo Reitze and Marian Rennie.


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.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
Celebrating 30 years of art in 2016.
May 5 to 28 (opening Thurs May 5, 6.30pm) Gallery One: The Politics of the ImaginationAsad Ali Changezi, Ramzan Jafri, Rubaba Haider and J. Mones. An exhibition by young and emerging Hazara artists based in Pakistan, Austria and Australia, curated by Barat Ali Batoor.
Gallery Two: Life in Pakistan by Mirza Hassan – powerful documentary photographs depicting Hazara people who have fled their homeland of Afghanistan and who are forced to live as refugees in Pakistan.

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.
May 5 to June 4 Matsudo: 45 years of Friendship. Admire some of the beautiful objects that have been presented to the City of Whitehorse over the course of 45 years from its Japanese sister city, Matsudo.
See the replica Deva Kings of the Manman-Ji Temple, Japanese woodblock prints, a painted gourd decorated with a white horse and other intriguing gifts.

Y. Sekigucai, A View of the City (detail)
Y. Sekigucai, A View of the City (detail), undated, watercolour, 81 x 65cm (sheet)
© The artist

William Mora Galleries
60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-1199.
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
May 12 to 28 (opening Thurs May 12, 6-8pm with the artist) Recent Works by Rusty Peters.

Without Pier Gallery
320 Bay Road, Cheltenham 3192.
(03) 9583-7577.
Director: Terry Earle.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
May 1 to 15 Rachel Rovay.
May 18 to June 1 Nicole Allen, Robert Holcombe and Craig Penny.

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.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00 (during exhibitions).
April 27 to May 15 (opening Sat April 30, 4-6pm) Gallery 2: Travers Nash: Return the other to end again.
Gallery 1 & 3: Instinct by Cezary Stulgis.
May 18 to June 5 (opening Sun May 22, 3-6pm) Gallery 1: WaTaShiNoBuSho (My Place) by Akiko Nagino and Paul Gorman.
Gallery 2 & 3: Of Salt and Stone by Rebekah Pryor, Ellen Koshland and Melissa O’Rouke.

Yering Station Gallery
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-0102.
Contact: Ewen Jarvis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
To May 18 Main Gallery: John Forrest.
First Floor Gallery: Lorna Garnier.
May 20 to June 21 Main Gallery and First Floor Gallery: Nellie Zimmerman and Nikki Perzuck.

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;