September 2017 Listings

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

Federation Square CBD

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.
Sept 12 to Oct 10 Above the Tree Line a new series of acrylic paintings by Graham Jones.

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

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

Cage me a Peacock
Room 707, Nicholas Building,
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
Fri 12.00 to 6.30, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon-Thurs by appt.
To Sept 17 Story of Our Eyes by Mino Wu.
Sept 22 to Oct 7 (opening Fri Sept 22, 6-8pm) Sins by Shelley Horan.
Sat Oct 7, 2-5pm closing drinks.

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8622-2600.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 8 What If? by Marlene Gilson.
Also, Murnong: Yam Daisies by Deanne Gilson. Linked by the culture of their Wadawurrung ancestors, mother and daughter artists, Aunty Marlene and Deanne Gilson present two concurrent solo exhibitions exploring their differing artistic styles and techniques. What If? by Aunty Marlene presents a series of new works in her signature narrative style, telling iconic stories of her Country and community. Murnong: Yam Daisies by Deanne Gilson presents an installation of ceramics and painting exploring her investigations into the lived experiences of Aboriginal women, reversing the male colonial gaze

Marlene Gilson (Wadawurrung), What If?, 2017, acrylic on linen
Courtesy the artist and Koorie Heritage Trust. Private Collection

Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung), Murnong Dreaming, acrylic on canvas

Lesley Kehoe Galleries
Ground Floor, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9671-4311.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Sept 14 to Oct 13 Baby It’s Cold Outside: The Remix World of Tomokazu Matsuyama. Read more…

Tomokazu Matsuyama, Bon Voyage (NY), 2017, edition 2 of 3, 120 x 60 x 60cm

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 Oct 1 Every Brilliant Eye: Australian Art of the 1990s. Read more…
To Oct 15 Brave New World: Australia 1930s.
To Feb, 2018 The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity.

‘The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity’ exhibition by Aileen Sage Architects (Isabelle Toland and Amelia Holliday) with Michelle Tabet, commissioned for the Australian Pavilion by the Australian Institute of Architects for the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2016. Photograph: Brett Boardman

Also, Akio Makigawa: Spirit and Memory.
Sept 1 to Jan, 2018 Past Legacy: Present Tense.
Sept 15 to Jan 28, 2018 Gareth Sansom: Transformer.

Gareth Sansom, He sees himself, 1964, oil, enamel paint, pencil, crayon, polyvinyl acetate, chalk and gelatin silver photograph on composition board, 167.8 x 137cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Presented by the National Gallery Society of Victoria, 1965 (1507-5). Gareth Sansom/Administered by Viscopy, 2017

Neon Parc
1/53 Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-0911.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Aug 30 to Oct 7 Trevelyan Clay.

Pan Pacific Melbourne
(formerly Hilton Melbourne South Wharf)
2 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf 3000.
Free entry. Open daily/nightly.
Aug 28 to Nov 16 HIDDEN FACES: The 2017 Victorian Salon des Refusés – a curated selection of portraits by Victorian artists submitted for national portrait prizes but not hung in the official exhibitions.
Contact: J Taylor OAM, Exhibition Manager/Curator 0418-357-814,
Click here to view a video of works in the exhibition.

Left: Amaya Iturri, Glistening East – self-portrait, acrylic on linen
Right: Betina Fauvel-Ogden, John Bertrand AO, oil on canvas

Joanne Morris, Usain Bolt, charcoal on cotton rag

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

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9925-1717.
Free admission. Lift access.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs 11.00 to 7.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00, closed Sun and public hols.
Like RMIT Gallery on Facebook.
Follow @RMITGallery on Twitter.
To Sept 9 Fast Fashion: The Dark Side of Fashion – RMIT Gallery with the Goethe-Institut undresses the social, economic and environmental impacts of cheap production and unveils a dark side of the industry, fuelled by mass consumerism.
Slow Fashion Studio presented by RMIT’s School of Fashion and Textiles explores new fashion practices and experiences to bring about positive change. Developed in collaboration with DBU Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt and the Goethe-Institut.
Free Public Programs: Sun Sept 3, 4pm. Film Screening: Traceable (unclassified 15+) and Panel Discussion: @ ACMI. Presented by ACMI, Goethe-Institut and MSFW. Tickets: Full $18, Concession $14, Member $12. Bookings: ACMI.

Tim Mitchell, Mutilated hosiery sorted by colour, 2005

Also, mmmm…. this retrospective exhibition presents a survey of the Spanish collective mmmm….’s playful and thought-provoking projects from 2000-2016, exploring the common ground of their seemingly disparate ventures.

mmmm…, Bull’s Head, Madrid, 2013

Sarah Scout Presents
Level 1, 12 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-4429.
Directors: Kate Barber and Vikki McInnes.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
To Sept 30 Ummm…no by Kiron Robinson. Read more…
Sept 6 to 9 Spring 1883, Suite 31, The Establishment, Sydney – Fiona Abicare, Nadine Christensen, Cate Consandine, Kate Daw, Tony Garifalakis, Claire Lambe and Sally Smart.

Kiron Robinson, Vague Explosion (wrists and chains) (detail), 2017, seven inkjet prints, gold plated bronze chain, resin, handprinted Victorian ash frames, 220 x 42cm

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

Tolarno Galleries
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6000
Fax 9654-7000.
Director: Jan Minchin (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
On view through Sept will be a changing display of new works by: Brook Andrew, Benjamin Armstrong, Peter Atkins, Martin Bell, Andrew Browne, Nicholas Folland, Douglas Lance Gibson, Brent Harris, Louise Hearman, Peter Hennessey, Bill Henson, Brendan Huntley, Tim Johnson, Anastasia Klose, Rosemary Laing, Christopher Langton, Danie Mellor, Tim Maguire, Dan Moynihan, Riley Payne, Patricia Piccinini, Ben Quilty, Caroline Rothwell, David Wadelton, Judy Watson and Elizabeth Willing.
To Sept 9 @50 – an exhibition marking 50 years of presenting Contemporary Australian Art. Sept 21 to Oct 28 Brent Harris.

West End Art Space
175-185 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne VIC 3003.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Sun-Tues by appt.
Sept 2 to 30 (opening Sat Sept 2, 2-4pm) Ambrosia by Sarah Randall – residency sponsored by Trenerry Group.
Also, Transcendence by Kerrie Warren, and Reframe by Arite Kannavos.

Kerrie Warren, Interwoven Systems, 2017

Arite Kannavos, Altered Terrain, 2016

Flinders Lane

Anna Schwartz Gallery
185 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6131.
Director: Anna Schwartz.
Tues-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 2 Boring, very boring by Susan Cohn.
To Sept 30 Mass Black Implosion by Marco Fusinato. Read more…

Marco Fusinato, Mass Black Implosion (Black Angels, George Crumb), 2017, ink on archival facsimile of score 5 parts, each 71.5 x 98.5cm (mount dimensions)
Photograph: Andrew Curtis

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 Sept 16 Mirage by Catherine Woo.

Catherine Woo, River of Gold (detail), 2017, mixed media on Aluminium, 120 x 120cm

Sept 19 to Oct 21 The Circle Divine group show.

Pat Brassington, Breathe, 2014, edition of 8, pigment print, 50 x 40.5cm

BLINDSIDE Artist-Run Space
Nicholas Building, Level 7, Room 14,
37 Swanston Street (enter via lifts in Cathedral Arcade), Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-0093.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00 during exhibition programs. Closed public hols.
To Sept 9 Tacit Recollection – Monika Brugger, Yu Chun Chen, Yu Fang Chi, Carole Deltenre, Yuni Kim Lang and Lauren Kalman, curated by Yu Fang Chi.

Yu Chun Chen, Ventriloguy, 2009, belly brooch, silver, coral, velvet ribbon, 12 x 9 x 1.8cm. Photograph: Ro-Hsuan Chen

Also, Screen Series: Atong Atem, curated by Kate Warren.

Atong Atem, Self Portrait as a Martian

Also, Screen Series: Play – Turtles All The Way Down. BLINDSIDE Screen Series is presented by Channels Festival 2017.
To Sept 27 Play2: Observed Signal – Federation Square video work by Zanny Begg, Caroline Garcia and Yandell Walton, curated Kali Michailidis.
Sept 13 to 30 A collection of objects to retain from a collection of objects to discard by Leanne Failla.
Also, Fragments and Remnants (FAR) by Jonathan HomseyJonathan Homsey.

Jonathon Homsey, Fragments and Remnants, 2017, performance still. Photograph: Giulia Morlando

Chapter House Lane
Entry via Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Through Sept and Oct the gallery will be closed for maintenance.
Reopening Nov 2 with a contemporary ceramics show.

Craft Victoria
31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9650-7775.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00. Closed Sun and public hols.

Daine Singer
Basement, 325 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
Wed-Fri 12.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 16 Gawkalitis by Kirsty Budge.

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.
Aug 29 to Sept 16 Gallery 1 & 2: Sleepless by Marise Maas.

Marise Maas, Heirloom, 2017, oil on canvas, 65 x 130cm

Sept 19 to Oct 14 Gallery 1 & 2: Wanderer by Belynda Henry.

Belynda Henry, Promise, 2017, acrylic and pastel on canvas, 152 x 182cm

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 2 Convenire photography, works on paper and sculpture – Rhonda Baum, Michael Sibel and Jamieson Miller.
Also, The Trees Are Falling Into The Sea And Other Stories: Part Two watercolour painting by Rosie Weiss.
Sept 5 to 16 Nili Kotoka by Mark Chew and Archie Chew photography and video installation.

Mark Chew, Baraka, 2017, Giclée print on archival cotton rag, 127 x 87cm

Sept 19 to Oct 14 A Decade of Dance paintings and monotypes by Debra Luccio.

Debra Luccio, Fairy of Grace, 2015, monotype and etching, 58.5 x 44cm. Photograph: Filippo Messina

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 Sept 9 Close to here.
Sept 13 to 30 Annabel Nowlan.

Southbank Sth Melbourne

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
111 Sturt Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9697-9999.
Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, Mon by appt.
To Sept 19 Greater Together.
Sept 30 to Nov 19 Kader Attia encompasses over a decade of this leading French-Algerian artist’s work, whose genre-defying practice explores ideas of cultural exchange, appropriation and the entangled relationship between extra-occidental culture and the West in the wake of decolonisation. This first survey of the artist’s work in Australia encompasses major works including ‘Ghost’ (2007), an installation of empty aluminium-foil casts of hollow figures seated as if in prayer; ‘Asesinos! Asesinos!’ (2014), over one hundred doors reconfigured in a vast, upright formation, recalling bodies that surge forward as a crowd in protest; and ‘The Construction of Fear: A Culture of Evil’ (2013), a vast library of interlocking shelves, laden with 19th and 20th century books and newspapers that extend the colonial gaze into the present through their depiction of European encounters with a non-Western, uncivilized ‘other’. Presented in association with the Melbourne Festival and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), Sydney.

Left: Goldin+Senneby, Standard Length of a Miracle ‘, installation view, ‘Greater Together’ ACCA 2017  
Right: Bik Van der Pol, Letters to the Land installation view ‘Greater Together’ ACCA, 2017
Photographs: Andrew Curtis

Australian Tapestry Workshop
262-266 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205.
(03) 9699-7885.
Gold coin entry to the galleries and workshop.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00. Guided tours Wed 11am and Thurs 2pm, $10 per person: bookings essential. View the weavers and dyer at work on major contemporary art commissions, and artists in residence. Tapestries being woven on the looms designed by Guan Wei, Lyndell Brown and Charles Green. To Sept 29, 2017 Kate Derum and Irene Davies Awards for Small Tapestries – exhibition of the finalists.

Laurent Gallery
115 Thistlethwaite Street, South Melbourne 3205.
0481-055-558 .
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
Through Sept Black Is by international artist Titane Laurent.

Titane Laurent, Encounter, mixed media on canvas, 30cm x20cm

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Sept 11 to 15 (opening Sept 14, 5.30-7.30pm) Proud – is an annually held student-curated exhibition showcasing the work of current students at the VCA School of Art. The exhibition allows for the work of emerging artists to be enjoyed by the public and the wider Melbourne art community. The Proud exhibition has become a major platform for current students of the Fine Art department to exhibit in an established gallery amongst their peers. Proud signifies the identity of the VCA, expressing the collective nature of a new generation of artists with diverse, intriguing and challenging practices.
Sept 7 and 21 6.00pm REMEDY 2017 Parts 1 & 2 – Jon Campbell, eminent VCA Alumna and former staff member has curated two programs of performance by alumna, staff, current students. For over 15 years, Campbell’s REMEDY programs encouraged VCA students to explore artistic expression beyond studio practice to include music, spoken word and performance art. Both sessions of REMEDY 2017 include a heady mix of new and familiar faces.
Sept 20 5.30pm Dr Mark Titmarsh Book Launch: ‘Expanded Painting: Ontological Aesthetics and the Essence of Colour’. The relevance of painting has been questioned many times over the last century, by the arrival of photography, installation art and digital technologies. But rather than accept the death of painting, Mark Titmarsh traces a paradoxical interface between this art form and its opposing forces to define a new practice known as ‘expanded painting’. As the formal boundaries tumble, the being of painting expands to become a kind of total art incorporating all other media including sculpture, video and performance.
Oct 6 to Nov 4 (opening Thurs Oct 5, 5.30-7.30pm) Sally Smart – VCA alumna known for her large-scale cut-out assemblage installations. In this new major installation, Smart explores the themes and ideas associated with the studio as a place of work, contemplation and thought in action.

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 8 Fiona Hall: Uneasy Seasons. Also, Buddha’s Smile.
To Oct 15 Creating the Contemporary Chair: The Gordon Moffatt Gift.
Also, Jim Dine: A Life in Print, and Hokusai.

Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese 1760–1849, Bunya no Asayasu (Fumiya no Asayasu) (1835–36) from the ‘One hundred poems explained by the nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)’ series, colour woodblock, 25.9 x 37cm (image and sheet)
The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, Matsumoto

To Dec The Language of Ornament.
Aug 27 to Nov 7 The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture.

Christian Dior models in the salon of House of Dior’s headquarters, 30 Avenue Montaigne, Paris 1957
Photograph: Loomis Dean, featured in LIFE Magazine, 1957. © Loomis Dean/The LIFE Picture Collection/Licensed by Getty Images

William Holt Gallery
In conjunction with 100th Gallery
200 Normanby Road, Southbank 3006.
Mon-Fri 7.00 to 4.30, or by appt.
Permanent exhibition with regular new works showing 25 large scale paintings on display. “I’ve always believed in the authentic aura of a painting. Art is more than an image… it is a presence! It has to have a physical side. That ‘body’ of the art work is a large part of its interaction with the viewer!” – William Holt.

Left: Totality, 2016, acrylic and resin on canvas, 120 x 150cm
Right: Outback In, 2017, acrylic and oil on canvas, 120 x 150cm

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

Carlton Nth Melbourne

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

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

Gallery Voltaire
14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9326-3006.
Directors: Lindsay Saddington and Sunari Sooriaaratchi.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 6.00 or by appt.
Sept 9 to 23 (opening Sat Sept 9, 5-7pm) Art Party: Inertia by Charlotte Ward. Curated by Sunari Sooriaaratchi.
On exhibit during Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017.

Charlotte Ward, Encryption, 2017

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

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

George Paton Gallery
Second floor, Union House, University of Melbourne 3010.
(03) 8344-5418.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 30 to Sept 8 Parameters / Frameworks – Soma, Andrea Beck, Pattie Beerens, Evgenia Brodsky, John Canty, Zoe Clark, Elizabeth Cole, Alex Dillon, Noni Drew, Sandy Dunne, Robyn Eastgate, Ember Fairbairn, Georgia Herrod, Monique Jedwab, Emma Lamb, Ginny Laver, Martin Lee, Priya Namana, Hoa Nguyen, Gigi Panopoulos, David Porteus, Britt Putland, Marium Quettawala, Katie Stackhouse, Marlee Tant, Peter Toyne, Rebecca Willcox and Sandy Yates. Coordinators: Kate Just, Tully Moore, Veronica Kent, John Meade and Nadine Christensen. Closing event: Wed Sept 6, 5-7pm.
Sept 13 to 22 Entrance Gallery: the course of things by Megan Kennedy.
Main Gallery: By All Mens ñ Kirsten Lyttle, Lara Chamas, T.R. Carter & Stephen Gilette, Peter Waples-Crowe, Samuel Condon and Arie Rain Glorie. Participating writers: Amelia Winata, Neika Lehman, Karen Maeda, Danielle Toua, Hanann Al Daqqa and Ella Shi. Curated by Chiara Scafidi. Closing event: Wed Sept 20, 5-7pm.

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 Nov 5 The Score featuring artists and performers: Pia Borg, John Cage, Roy de Maistre, Fayen d’Evie, Marco Fusinato, Charles Gaines, Kurltjunyintja Jackie Giles, Michaela Gleave, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Nathan Gray, Helen Grogan, Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack, Yuki Kihara, Emily Kam Kngwarray, Shelley Lasica, Sonia Leber & David Chesworth , Dylan Martorell, Angelica Mesiti, John Nixon, Sandra Parker & Rhian Hinkley, Rammey Ramsey, Mia Salsjö, Charlie Sofo, Sriwhana Spong, Christine Sun Kim & Thomas Mader, Danae Valenza and Jude Walton.
Sept 5 to Feb 25, 2018 Forms of life by Angela Brennan.

Left: Sriwhana Spong, The Fourth Notebook, 2015, HD video. Courtesy the artist, Michael Lett, Auckland and Ian Potter Museum of Art.
Right: Christine Sun Kim and Thomas Mader, Classified Digits, 2016, video (still). Courtesy the artists and Carroll / Fletcher, London

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

Langford 120
120 Langford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9328-8658.
Directors: Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco.
Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Sept 9 to Oct 8 (opening Sat Sept 9, 2-4pm) Earth Songs by Paul Laspagis.
Also, Slow viewing reading by Gali Weiss and Lyn Ashby, and I ones by Magda Cebokli.

Magda Cebokli, Icone #4 (detail), 2015, acrylic on stretched paper

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

Lulu Cafe & Gallery
506 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9326-4494.
Visit our facebook page.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 until late.

RMIT Design Hub
Building 100,
cnr Swanston and Victoria streets, Carlton 3053.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 23 Colouring Impermanence by David Thomas. Read more…

David Thomas’ studio. Photograph: Tobias Titz

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 Sept 28 Project Space: Bielander / Britton / Minegishi – David Bielander, Helen Britton and Yutaka Minegishi, curated by Katie Scott with text by Julie Ewington.
Spare Room: Precisely by Sue Lorraine. Presented as part of 2017 Radiant Pavilion.

David Bielander, Cardboard (heart), 2015, 18k gold, white gold. Photograph: Dirk Eisel

Science Gallery
University of Melbourne,
Building 189 (enter via Swanston Street), Parkville 3052.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
To Oct 5 Blood: Attract & Repel. Part exhibition, part experiment. Twenty-two works explore blood with six key subthemes: Taboo, stigma, identity, giving, health, future.

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577.
Sept 1 to 10 (opening Fri Sept 1, 6-8pm) MONO/CHROMA new works by Paloma White and Brendan Lakin.
Wed-Sun 11-6pm.

Brendan Lakin, bushfire drawing, ink and coloured pencil on cotton rag, 48 x 103cm

Paloma White, Coburg lake autumn no 2, oil on canvas, 90 x 50cm

Sept 14 to 16, 10am to 6pm Australian Fly Fishers Art and Craft Show – an exhibition of works representing aspects of the sport of fly fishing, including fishing equipment and accessories made by individuals. Works in sculpture, painting, photography, metalwork, woodwork, needlework and other art or craft mediums are included. A prize of $5,000 is offered, and will be judged by Robert Ingpen, AM. For more information see
Organised by the Victorian Fly Fishers’ Association (VFFA). The show was last held in 2008 and will of interest to collectors looking to acquire exciting new pieces.

Pieter Zaadstra, 2008 Prize winner

Sept 21 to 30 Hyber Dreams and Hunting Tales canvas and paper works by Marco Flores.

Marco Flores, pen and watercolour on paper, 21 x 14.8cm

Fitzroy Collingwood Abbotsford

Alcaston Gallery
11 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9418-6444
Fax 9418-6499.
Director: Beverly Knight (approved to value Aboriginal paintings, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and artefacts for the Cultural Gifts Program) and Marielle Soni.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Sept 5 to 30 Judy Holding.
Also, Hermannsburg Potters – Trees.
Sept 7 to 10 Alcaston Gallery at Sydney Contemporary – Ray Ken, Yaritji Young, Sally Gabori, Nonggirrnga Marawili, Naomi Hobson, Angela Tiatia, Dean Smith, Judy Holding and Betty Kuntiwa Pumani.

Yaritji Young, Tjala Tjukurpa – Honey Ant Story, 2017, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 198 x 122cm

Judy Holding, Chicken Hawk Dreaming, 2017, watercolour on paper, 76 x 57cm. Photograph: Tony Fuery

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303
Fax 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
Sept 5 to 24 Lust for life by Stewart MacFarlane. Read more…

Stewart MacFarlane, Flight, 2017, oil on canvas, 107 x 168cm
Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney

Also, Recent ceramics by Fairlie Kingston.

Kingston, Hot sea baths, St Kilda, 2017, ceramic relief, 17 x 17cm
Courtesy the artist and Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney

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.
Sept 5 to 24 Inge King and Grahame King – this exhibition includes Inge King sculptures, Grahame King acrylics on canvas and works on paper by both artists, many exhibited for the first time.

Left: Grahame King, Jacob’s ladder, 2003, gouache, 77 x 56cm
Right: Inge King, Cascade III, 2006, edition 3, stainless steel, 60 x 72 x 78cm

Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 16 Tokapuwi (big mob of birds) – a suite of original limited edition fine art etchings by Tiwi artist Janice Murray. Produced in collaboration with APW Printers.

BlackCat Gallery
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9913-5833 , 0413-584-829.
Wed-Fri 12.30 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
Sept 14 to Oct 3 (opening Fri Sept 15, 6-8 pm) G1: #ubiquity by Wolfe Giradin Jodin.
G2: Celebration by Nakarin Jaikla.
G3: A time and place by Andrea Hughes.

Brunswick Street Gallery
Level 1, 322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9942-3141.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 6.00, Fri 10.00 to 8.00, closed Mon.
Brunswick Street Gallery exhibits work by emerging and mid-career artists, presenting new exhibitions fortnightly. Visit the gallery website for more information.

Cambridge Studio Gallery
52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9486-0169, 0413-537-532.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Through Sept the gallery is closed for the first time in 10 years for renovation. Preparations are underway for the launch of our ART Lounge– where contemporary artworks, jewellery and hand-crafted pieces sit with books and coffee. Keep an eye out for the grand opening. Submissions are open until Sept 6 for the Life Abstracted online exhibition.

Centre For Contemporary Photography (CCP)
404 George Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9417-1549.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 17 Specimen by Artist Film Workshop artists. Read more…

Photograph: Madeleine Martiniello

Chapman & Bailey
350 Johnston Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9415-8666
Fax 9415-8811.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.30 to 4.00.
Aug 31 to Sept 30 Le Belle Arti.

Tunni Kraus, Chaskiel Gawenda on Proust, 2017, acrylic on linen, 121 x 121cm

Collingwood Gallery
292 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
To Sept 7 Art by Vida contemporary abstract paintings by Vida Ryan.
Sept 14 to 25 (opening Fri Sept 15, at 6pm) Japanese Pop Art Show – Takaaki Mano, Seri Hano, Shiroki, Tomoyuki Okamoto, Kenji, miki, Shigeru Eguchi, Satoru Yamamoto, Kiyo, Akane Asano, Daigo Muramatsu, Mikiko Omori, Kou, Tetsuji Shirakawa, Keiko Takemasa, sachi choco, HAPPY, Zen Zerozaki, Rune, Heyshiro Matsuoka. Seventy works which explore the Japanese art scene as a cultural superpower including Pop Art, fine art, modernism and beyond. This is the very best contemporary Japanese art. Part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. Daily 12 to 5pm (except Mon).

Fairfield Primary School’s Annual ‘Art 4 All’
5 Langridge Street, Fairfield 3078.
Sept 8 to 10 Art 4 All – a weekend of fine art, food and family fun.
Fri 6-9pm, Sat 10-3pm (Gala event 7-11pm), Sun 10-3pm (Family day).
Celebrating 20 years.

Fox Galleries
79 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-3583.
Contact: Michael Fox.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
To Sept 13 Sense & Chavez by Nigel Sense and Mike Chavez.
Sept 19 to Oct 25 Spaces Between Clamour by Khi-Lee Thrope.

in.cube8r gallery
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9995-8643.
Mon-Wed 11.00 to 5.00, Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Sept 14 to 26 (opening Thurs Sept 14, 6pm) Who Loves The Sun? – a group of artists create a dialogue around mental health and raise funds for the charity, R U OK?. Join us for an insight and an education.
Sept 28 to Oct 10 (opening Thurs Sept 28, 6pm) Almost Solo V.2 – a small group of artists showcase their bodies of work. Not quite a solo show and not quite a group show, we’ve invited a handful of artists to take a piece of our gallery and treat it as their own.

Rosie Sayers, Life On Mars, 2017, collage with found imagery

Left: Hannah Powell, Growing Up series, 2017
Right: Kate Lund, Safe Haven series, 2017

James Makin Gallery
67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9416-3966
Fax 9416-4066.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Sept 13 to 30 Richard Dunlop solo exhibition.

Junior Space Gallery
65 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Sept 21 to Oct 4 (opening Thurs Sept 21, 6-8pm) Plastic Fish by photographer Lilli Waters. Sponsored by Icon Frames, Kayell, Fury & Son, Starward Whiskey.

Lilli Waters, Gravity, photograph, 79.9 x 63.9cm. © the artist

Modern Times
311 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9913-8598.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Sept 21 to Oct 5 Mineral Matter by Brooke Holm. Read more…
Also, featuring original paintings, photography and limited edition prints by local and interstate artists.

Brooke Holm, Mineral Matter VIII, 2017, archival quality giclee print on museum grade paper, 150 x 100cm

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street , Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9415-7882.
Wed-Sun, 11.00 to 6.00.
To Sept 10 Miles Hall.
Sept 7 to 10 Sydney Contemporary with Alun Leach-Jones.
Sept 16 to Oct 8 Wendy Stavrianos.

Alun Leach-Jones, Work and Days no.11, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 42 x 52cm

red gallery
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
(03) 9482-3550.
Thur-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Aug 30 to Sept 17 G1: Mechanizmo by Hugh Wayland.
G2: Goodbye Cruel World presented by The Living Miracles.
G3: Reflector/Receptor by Nicole Polentas.
Sept 20 to Oct 8 G1: Jessie Yvette Journoud-Ryan and Rachael Suarez.
G2: Nobody but … by Tianshu Zheng.
G3: Robert Babic.

Tianshu Zheng, Nobody, 2014, oil and acrylic on linen, 80 x 53cm

Rokeby Gallery
1/90-94 Rokeby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9416-1116.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Aug 31 to Sept 28 (opening Thurs Aug 31, 6-8pm) Edinburgh Toon Picters by Martin Berg.

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 Sept 10 G1 and G3: Let Me Dream by Suam (Jong Dae Kim).
G2: Co-Ordinant by Glenys Mann.
G4: Space + Place by The Central Group – Betsy Forster, Helen Gilfillan, Leslie Instone, Jan Rusden and Karen Ward.
G5: Time Passages by Geoff Harrison.
Peter Mac Project Space: Being Me(n) by Maria Davina Sirpis.
Sept 13 to Oct 1 (opening Wed Sept 13, 6.30-8pm) G1: Swept Away by Veronica O’Leary.
G2: About the Beach by Anne Forwood.
G4: Levels of Landscape by Robyn Kinsela.
G5: Native Instincts by Jackie Moss.
G6: Familiar by Penelope Le Petit.

Tacit Galleries
123a Gipps Street
(cnr Gipps and Islington streets), Collingwood 3066.
Fri-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 24 Shades of Grey 3 – Kim Anderson, TJ Bateson, Louise Blyton, Elisabeth Bodey, Terri Brooks, Raymond Carter, Magda Cebokli, Kubota Fumikazu, Louise Gresswell, PJ Hickman, Shelley Jardine, Wendy Kelly, Emma Langridge, Shannon McGrath/Marcus Piper, Peter Summers, Wilma Tabacco, Graeme Thompson, Tom Vincent, Andrew Weatherill, Ian Wells and Katherine Westerfold.
Sept 28 to Nov 5 (opening Thurs Sept 28, 6.30-8pm) Rocks and River by Graham McKenzie . Also, Physique by Helen Edwards , Fragments by Susan Illingworth, and Shades of Grey 3 [Redux].

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

Yarra Sculpture Gallery
Contemporary Sculptors Association
117 Vere Street, Abbotsford 3067.
(03) 9419-6177.
Facebook: Yarra Sculpture Gallery: Current Projects.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 10 Gallery 1, 2 & projection room: Being Occupier by Rachel Joy. Gallery 3: Dumped, junkieprojects by Daniel Lynch.
Sept 14 to Oct 1 (opening Sat Sept 16, 3-5pm) in conjunction with Fringe, Twenty, YSG and the Contemporary Sculptors Association celebrates 20 years with a group show of former executive committee members.

Brunswick Northcote

Arts Project Australia
24 High Street, Northcote 3070.
(03) 9482-4484
Fax 9482-1852.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
For artwork enquiries please contact the gallery.
To Sept 9 My World by Erica Berechree. In her first solo exhibition at Arts Project Australia, Erica Berechree’s My World imparts an enduring fascination with maps and the urban landscape. Frequently adopting an elevated standpoint, these whimsical works convey the joys of domestic life through a rich technicolour lens.

Erica Berechree, Google Earth, 2017, fine liner, gouache, marker and pencil and on paper, 56 x 76cm

Also, The Pursuit of Colour – a celebration of freedom in the use of colour. Showcasing digital art, this group exhibition identifies artists from the Arts Project Australia digital program who have refined their practice through a robust investigation of this element. Curated by Peter Douglas and Ching Yee Ng.

Georgia Szmerling, Water Wall at NGV with Waves Green Aqua, 2017, C-type print, 1/3, 30.5 x 40.5cm

Sept 6 to 9 Spring. 1883 – group show. Arts Project Australia is heading to Sydney as part of Spring. 1883. Taking place at The Establishment, Spring. 1883 will see Arts Project partner with New York-based gallery DUTTON, taking over the penthouse suite with a curated collection of intriguing, unique and original artworks.

Anthony Romagnano, Golferman, 2017, coloured pencil on paper, 35 x 25cm

Sept 16 to Oct 21 (opening Sat Sept 16, 3-5pm) Leo Cussen: Golden Years – by any measure Leo Cussen was a quintessential artist, having dedicated his life to creating incredibly expressive pastel artworks that revealed his love of film and popular culture. With a penchant towards depicting Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers mid-twirl, he revelled in capturing moments from the Golden Age of Hollywood, creating artworks of great movement and beauty. Leo Cussen (1959-2015) exhibited widely both nationally and internationally during his lifetime, and his work is held in numerous public and private collections. Curated by Sim Luttin and is supported by a full-colour Leonard Joel Series catalogue that features an essay by Kirsty Grant.

Counihan Gallery In Brunswick
233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056.
(03) 9389-8622.
Free entry.
Gallery: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
Office: Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 17 CURRENT – Ben Byrne, David Burrows, Madelynne Cornish and Daniel Lercher, Jungho Jung, Geoff Robinson, Philip Samartzis, Polly Stanton and Michael Vorfeld. The Australian Alps produces 80% of Australia’s freshwater supply yet only comprises 1% of its landmass. Through massive earthworks, hydroelectric power schemes and complex technical infrastructure, pressurised water is mobilised to generate the electricity required to power the everyday spaces that we inhabit. CURRENT is designed to provoke a greater appreciation of the systems and technologies necessary to preserve the quality of life we are accustomed to. These artworks illustrate the intrinsic complexity underscoring sustainable practices by focusing on the co-dependent relationship of the natural and constructed environment and their attendant ecologies. Curated by Madelynne Cornish and Philip Samartzis.

Geoff Robinson, Study for Pretty Valley, Bogong High Plains, 2013, photograph, dimensions variable

To Oct 29 Coney Island – John Aslanidis, Angela Brennan, Sadie Chandler, Renee Cosgrave, David Harley, Matthew Johnson and Wilma Tabacco. Curated by Jane O’Neill. Curator’s talk and Artist Studio Tour: Sat Oct 7, 2.30-4pm.

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

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

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

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

Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Sept 7 to 24 Aaron Dillings.


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
Sept 16 to 30 (opening Sat Sept 16, 6-8pm) A Collaboration by Clive Murray-White and Michelle Caithness.

Clive Murray-White, Michelle Six, 2016, Chillagoe marble with Michelle Caithness, Spring Studio – Number Two, 2016,
charcoal on paper

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 Sept 28 Contemporary Showcase 19 at Decoy Café & Gallery, 303 Exhibition Street, Melbourne.
To Sept 27 The Australian National Brooch Show 2017 at Fitzroy Library, 128 Moor Street, Fitzroy.
Sept 11 to 24 (opening Sun Sept 10, 3-6pm) CAS Inc. Annual Exhibition 2017 Gallery 314, 314 Church Street, Richmond.

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
To Sept 23 Rick Amor.
Also showing in our stockroom: Glenn Barkley, Terry Batt, Stephen Benwell, Tony Bevan (UK), Paul Boston, Angela Brennan, Robert Bridgewater, Gunter Christmann, Julia Ciccarone, Brenda L. Croft, Harry Dixon Mptyane, Riley Dixon, Julie Dowling, Fiona Foley, Star Gossage (NZ), Michelle Grabner (US), Malaluba Gumana, Rubaba Haider, Euan Heng, Dale Hickey, Dianne Jones, Jennifer Joseph, David Keeling, Yvonne Kendall, Richard Larter, Kevin Lincoln, Song Ling, Travis MacDonald, Euan Macleod, Helen Maudsley, Noel McKenna, Sean Meilak, Samuel Namunjdja, Lena Nyadbi, Martin Parr (UK), Angelina Pwerle, Hu Qinwu (CN), Steven Rendall, Andreas Ruthi (CH), Jan Senbergs, Neil Taylor, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Wolpa Wanambi, Wukun Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).

William Mora Galleries
60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-1199.
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
Aug 31 to Sept 22 (opening Aug 31, 6-8pm) An Angel In The Swamp: Homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini first photographic works by Christophe Stibio.

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

Toorak Sth Yarra Prahran

Alternating Current Art Space
(map ref Melway 2L, K12)
248 High Street, Windsor 3181.
(03) 9528-2459, .
Thurs-Fri 12.00 to 7.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 9 Gallery 1: Anicca #1 by Scott Anderson.
Gallery 2 + The Cupboard: Seamless by Julia Boros.

Julia Boros, Knotwork 1, 2017, circular knitted cotton and foam

Gallery 3: The Pantry by Sarah Randall.
Gallery 4: Metamorphosis by Keira Hudson.
Sept 15 to Oct 7 Gallery 1: Composites by Giordano Biondi.

Giordano Biondi, Composite 4, 2017

Gallery 2: Eternal Return by Naomi Bishop.
Gallery 3 & 4: Plane + Horizon by Rebekah Pryor.
The Cupboard: COMFORTABLE YET? by Melanie Lazarow.

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

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

Gould Galleries
270 Toorak Road, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9827-8482.
Director: Rob Gould.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Works from the stockroom.
Exhibiting works by Australia’s most collectible contemporary artists.
Sept 1 to 30 Of Land + Sea by Chris Langlois. Langlois is one of Australia’s leading landscape painters. Of Land + Sea is made up of two distinctly disparate bodies of work, both morphed from utterly different processes.

Chris Langlois, Eucalyptus Camaldulensis 6, 2017, oil on linen, 122 x 152cm

Also, The Early Years: Robert Jacks.

Robert Jacks, Moon Window, c.1958/59, oil on plywood, 61 x 89cm

Linden New Art
Visit Linden in residence at Domain House,
Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, South Yarra 3146.
(03) 9534-0099.
Director: Melinda Martin.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 24 Border Lines – Papulankutja Artists, Tjanpi Desert Weavers and Warakurna Artists.

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

9 Ellis Street, South Yarra 3141.
(03) 9826-2470.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 9 Emotional Patrol by Tom Polo. Read more…

Tom Polo, Liar Liar Lying Down Dropped Mask Slow Coach, 2017, acrylic and Flashe on canvas, 183 x 214cm
Photograph: Andrew Haining

St Kilda Elwood Brighton

8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9593-9366.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
Sept 1 to 17 (opening and award presentation Fri Sept 1, 6-9pm) Maggie Diaz Photography Prize for Women. Read more…
Sept 21 to 24 Barabaig by Charles Lane – exhibition and book launch.

The Gallery @ Bayside Arts & Cultural Centre
(map ref Melway 67 F10)
Cnr Wilson and Carpenter streets, Brighton 3186.
(03) 9261-7111.
Free entry.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 3 Fictitious Realities.
Sept 23 to Nov 5 Balndhdhurr: A lasting impression. An Artback NT National Touring Exhibition 2017-2019. Produced in association with Buku-Larrngay Mulka Arts Centre.

The Gallery, St Kilda Town Hall
99a Carlisle Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9209-6777.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 8.30 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 13 Across the Waters traditional seascapes of Port Phillip Bay by Andrew Foster.
Also, Behind the Façade by Michael Kluge – an insight into some of Port Phillip’s unique interior spaces. Sept 20 to Oct 18 Penelope Davis and Stephen Haley – 2015 Rupert Bunny Foundation Fellowship recipients use 3D modelling and photograms to produce Reverse Photography. An exhibition of post-photographic images that highlight rapid global urbanisation and the emergent digital age.

Vivien Anderson Gallery
Ground Floor, 284-290 St Kilda Road, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 8598 9657.
Tue-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Representing and exhibiting Australian Indigenous artists for over 30 years.
To Sept 23 Minyma Mayatja – Boss Women – new paintings by Nyarapayi Giles and Katjarra Butler in association with Tjarlirli Art, Western Australia.

Armadale Malvern

845 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9500-2119.
A Commonwealth Government art leasing program for contemporary art. Supporting Australian artists.

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

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
(map ref Melway 59 A8)
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 30 to Sept 16 (opening Sat Sept 2, 2-4pm) Afterlife: Images and Poetry by Gita Mammen. Sept 20 to 23 (opening Wed Sept 20, 6-8pm a Pop Up solo show by Jo Cooper.
Sept 27 to Oct 14 (opening Fri Sept 29, 6-8pm) Liz Millsom and friends: Perspectives a group show.

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

Scott Livesey Galleries
909a High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9824-7770.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 9 Emergence by Sonia Payes.
Sept 16 to Oct 7 Group Exhibition.

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 Sept 30 David Rosetzky. Ten Cubed is excited to announce we will be re-opening for the second half of the year with David Rosetzky. His second exhibition with Ten Cubed will feature an in-depth look at his photography. Alongside a selection of Rosetzky’s works from the Ten Cubed collection, this exhibition includes a new series of black and white photographs which combine unexpected layers of imagery as a way to explore themes of identity, memory and the self. Read more…

Kazim with Lilies, 2017, gelatin silver print

Karlo #2, 2017, gelatin silver print. edition of 6, 67.2 x 57.2cm


Bird’s Gallery
236 High Street, Kew 3101.
(03) 9855-0327.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00, or by appt.
Sept 2 to 23 (opening Sat Sept 2, 2-4 pm with the artist) Folly of Angels drawings and sculptures by Veronica Cay.
Read more…

A Twisted Conceit, 2017, handbuilt terracotta, engobe, underglaze, vintage silk handkerchief, knotted field bandage gauze and encaustic, height 61cm

East & West Art
665 High Street, East Kew 3102.
(03) 9859-6277.
Director: Marjorie Ho.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Specialists in Asian Fine Arts and Antiques.
Through Sept Imagine Worlds – House of Memory – digital art on metal by Marguerite Swann.

Marguerite Swann, Whispered light, print on metal, 56 x 75cm

Eastgate Gallery
Dealers in Fine Art
158 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9818-1656.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
A Selection of traditional, abstract, and contemporary art from leading Australian artists past and present.
Sept 2 to 30 (opening Sat Sept 2, 2-4pm) Landscapes – new works from ‘en plein air’ landscape artist Ken Knight.

Ken Knight, Anglesea Cliffs, oil on board, 92 x 101cm

Hartwell Primary School
Milverton Street, Camberwell 3124.
Thur 7.00 to 10.00, Fri 9.00 to 11.00 and 2.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 4.00.
Aug 31 to Sept 2 (opening Thurs Aug 31, 7-10pm) Hart Art Show – an exhibition and sale featuring hundreds of original artworks by Victorian artists. Feature artists Bryan Fitzgerald and Hugh Evans.

Hugh Evans, Towards the Island, acrylic on paper

Bryan Fitzgerald, Collins Street 5, oil

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553.
From Thurs July 20: Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun-Wed by appt.
Sept 1 to 9 (opening Fri Sept 1, 6.30-8.30pm) Gallery: 1 Living Here by Echo Zixuan Cai.

Echo Zixuan Cai, Brunswick Street, oil on linen, 110 x 200cm

Gallery 2: All In Together by Joanna Weir.
Sept 21 to 23 Prue Acton – Melbourne preview of new artworks being exhibited at Benalla Art Gallery.
Artist talk: Sat Sept 23, 2pm.

Prue Acton, Yellow, Wattle, Pears, pastel on board, 57 x 52cm

Sept 27 to Oct 7 Ngaire Johansen and Karen Hopkins.

Quadrant Gallery
(map ref Melway 45 A8)
72 Barkers Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9079-0943.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 16 illumin8 group exhibition. illumin8 Photographic Group, comprises of like-minded individuals who share a common interest in photographing the beauty and fascinating aspects of the natural and man-made world around us. This is the group’s first exhibition together, with the aim of sharing their photographic adventures with the viewers.

Rob Turney, Fall, light painting on Fujiflex Crystal Archive, edition of 5, 84.1 x 59.4cm

Town Hall Gallery
360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9278-4626.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
Aug 29 to Sept 24 On the Community Project Wall: Florascopic by Kirsten Bresciani – an exhibition of inspirational, vibrant and creative photography that transforms plants into striking kaleidoscopic images.

Kirsten Bresciani, Spring in Kensington 2, 2010, edition 10, 74.4 x 53.4cm

Caulfield Elsternwick

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Cnr Glen Eira and Hawthorn roads, Caulfield 3162.
(03) 9524-3402.
Curator: Diane Soumilas. Free admission.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Sept 10 Twenty Melbourne Painters Society Inc. Collection showcase: Erica McGilchrist. Sept 14 to Oct 1, 2017 Youth Art Exhibition presented by Glen Eira City Council Youth Services, and Toxic Beauty by Annemarie Szeleczky.

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
5 Malakoff Street, North Caulfield 3161.
(03) 9509-9855.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 6.00, and during exhibitions Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 30 The Next Generation: Lorraine Kabbindi White and Genevieve Kemarr Loy – paintings, works on paper and bark from two young artists following in the footsteps of their grandparents.

Genevieve Kemarr Loy, Untitled, 2010, synthetic polymer on linen, 91 x 120cm

Lorraine Kabbindi White, Ankardid ( Braid Fern ),  2017, synthetic polymer on paper, 58 x 77cm

Monash University MADA Gallery
Building G, Ground Floor,
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.
Free admission.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 23 Future Eaters – presenting a range of contemporary Australian and international artists working with sculptural practices in the present technological age. Read more…

Aleksandra Domanovic, Substances of human origin (Pose 3), 2015, laser-sintered PA plastic, polyurethane, Soft-Touch and messing finish (detail) Collection of Lisa and Danny Goldberg, Sydney Photograph: Christian Capurro

Moorabbin Highett

Bayside Sculpture
16B Advantage Road, Highett 3190.
(03) 9553-0661.
Daily 11.00 to 5.00.
Sept 11 to 16 ESSENCE sculpture exhibition.
Term 4 eight-week sculpture classes beginning Oct 16, 17 and 18.

March Space
5 Waltham Street, Sandringahm 3191.
Director: Gang Liu.
Wed-Sun, 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 16 to Oct 8 (opening Sat Sept 16, 4pm) TRAJECTORY by Laura Delaney.

Without Pier Gallery
320 Bay Road, Cheltenham 3192.
(03) 9583-7577.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
Sept 10 to 24 Pamela Irving.

Left: Mr Iconoclast, mixed media sculpture

Right: Hot Pink Tango, mixed media, sculpture, 100 x 120cm

Greater Melbourne

Art at Linden Gate
899 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-1861.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 5.00 (including public hols).
To Sept 25 The Music of Paintings by Robert Doreian.

Robert Doreian, Take 5, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 51 x 51cm

ArtSpace at Realm
179 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 8.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 12 The creative legacy of Edna Walling – Heather Hestermann, Rebecca Mayo and landscape designer Sam Cox – using Edna Walling’s landscape and environmental philosophy as a starting point, this project will present three newly commissioned artworks that comment, respond and imaginatively engage with this historical person and her lasting impact in environmental design.

Edna Walling, Self Portrait. Edna Walling Collection, State Library of Victoria

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

Belgrave Creative Space
1658a Burwood Highway, Belgrave 3160 .
By appt.
Space for hire: workshops, exhibitions, classes, private lesson, performances, rehearsals and art projects.

Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 24 Nature and Creativity sculpture and photography by Neen Arthur, Nadia Culph and Meredith Plain.

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.
Sept 5 to 17 BHCAC Artist in Residence Exhibition: Jihye Min.
Sept 18 to 24 (opening Mon Sept 18, 6-8pm) Adults’ Painting Exhibition.
Sept 26 to Oct 8 The Box Set: A collaborative exhibition by the Cities of Whitehorse, Maroondah and Manningham.

Bridgewater Lake Art Show
Bridgewater Lake Retirement Estate,
9 Wedgewood Road, Roxburgh Park 3064.
(03) 9308-8335.
Sat 9 and Sun 10 Sept, 10-4pm over 200 original paintings on display and for sale.
Art Group Partners: Craigieburn, Sunbury, Plenty Valley, Glenroy and Bridgewater Art Groups.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
7 Prospect Hill Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060.
Free admission.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 22 Keepsake by Kirrily Hammond + Sim Luttin. Also, Fantastic Creatures by Justin Shoulder, and Survey by Dana Harris.
Also, My Mirring by Hayley Millar-Baker.
Also, Process Blue, Nature Trips, Corduroy, Pine Shelving by Rozalind Drummond.
Also, From Little Things Big things Grow by Carly Fischer, and Confluence by Aaron Claringbold, and New Commission by Daniel Crooks.
Also, Salon of Spirits featuring collections from Brigid Brock, Sue Cramer, Alice Dickens, Alice Edgeley and William Griffiths, Brenton Gaia, Garrett Huxley and Will Huxley, Adam Kelleher-Roulston, Marina Perkovich and Jake Treacy. Curated by Jake Treacy.

Burrinja Gallery
(map ref Melway 75 B12)
Burrinja Cultural Centre, 351 Glenfern Road, Upwey 3158.
(03) 9754-8723.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Sept 9 to Nov 5 Sense of Place by Frank Hodgkinson.

She Sang Him a Crocodile, 1989, oil on canvas, 183 x 198cm

Capricornia, 1983, watercolour ink pencil on paper, 57 x 76cm

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.
Sept 13 to Oct 20 Hannah Quinlivan: Travelling Light. Drawing moves between materials like steel, the body and voice in the work of artist Hannah Quinlivan. Working in collaboration with artists, classically-trained vocalists and dancers, Travelling Light explores the notion of adaptation in a time of constant motion. The question of movement seems to haunt our times. Some move freely while others are forced to stand still – creating new types of tension. This exhibition based on a series of dance, movement, sound and sculptural urban interventions developed in Berlin, will culminate at the Deakin University Gallery at Burwood Campus. This exhibition is the first in an annual series of dedicated solo shows by emerging Australian artists.

Eltham Library Community Gallery
(map ref Melway 21 J5)
1 Panther Place, Eltham 3095.
(03) 9433-3175.
Mon-Thurs 10.00 to 8.30, Fri-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 1.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Sept 25 Unveiling Union – Eltham High School teachers and former students.
Sept 28 to Oct 23 Country House by Peter Douglas explores the links between people, architecture and the land. Peter’s paintings often feature the vibrant camouflage of shapes as well as careful placement of colour to suggest movement and form. The artwork reflects upon the aesthetic effect of architecture in contrast to the native Australian countryside.

Frankston Arts Centre and Cube 37 Galleries
27-37 Davey Street, Frankston 3199.
See Victoria entry for exhibition details.

Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery
at Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn
(map ref Melway 386E-F7)
75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn 3064.
(03) 9356-6117.
(refer to website).
To Oct 15 Chemical Chance by Bonnie Hanlon, and Visible Mending by Shay Downer. Two exhibitions of new drawing work by Hume artists.

Gertrude Contemporary
21-31 High Street, Preston South 3072.
(03) 9419-3406
Fax 9419-2518.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
To Sept 10 Octopus 17: Forever Transformed, curated by Georgie Meagher.
Sept 29 to Nov 4 Tony Garifalakis (VIC) and Joaquin Segura (Mexico), curated by Ivan Muniz Reed. Sept 2 to 23 Nik Pantazopoulos – solo project at Gertrude Glasshouse: 44 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood 3066. Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.

Hatch Contemporary Arts Space
(map ref Melway 31 F7)
14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe 3079.
(03) 9490-4370.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 9 States of Being: the elemental importance of water – Rosemary Crosthwaite, Carolyn Lewens, Kari Henriksen, Anne Bennett, Jill Orr, Lynne Boyd, Fiona Murphy, John R Neeson and Graham Brindley. Curated by Dr Anne Bennett.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 8 Call of the Avant-Garde: Constructivism & Australian Art.

George Johnson, Construction With Brown Triangle, 1986, acrylic on canvas, 186 x 140cm. Courtesy of the artist and Charles Nodrum Gallery

Rose Nolan, A Reds Constructed Work, 1992-1993, synthetic polymer paint, oil paint, cardboard, perspex, tin lid and nylon cord, 84 x 63 x 32cm

Heritage Hill Museum and Gardens
66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9793-4511.
Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
Aug 21 to Oct 20 (opening Thurs Sept 21, 6.30pm) Hearing Voices by ERMHA – artists who have experienced mental illness.

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

Incinerator Gallery
(map ref Melway 28 D7)
180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds 3039.
(03) 8325-1750.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 24 Prime Movers – Simon MacEwan, Taree Mackenzie, Michael Prior, Daniel von Sturmer and Laura Woodward. This exhibition brings together a selection of Melbourne-based artists who incorporate movement as a key characteristic of their work. Drawing on ideas about motion and change, Prime Movers explores the relationship between cause and effect, and contemplates the individual’s role in an interconnected world. Read more…

Daniel von Sturmer, small world (chalk drawing) (video still), 2012, single-channel High Definition digital video.
Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery

Taree Mackenzie, Cylinder Live Feed, 2012, mixed media

The Joel Gallery
5 Sargood Street, Altona 3018.
(03) 9398-2511.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 4.00.
The Joel Gallery is a contemporary exhibition space hosting a diverse program of visual arts exhibitions by professional and community artists.

Kosnar’s Picture Framing
488 Mount Alexander Road, Ascot Vale 3020.
(03) 9370-5744.
We offer a large range of frame styles for the artist and collector. Expert advice in framing design for all types of artwork.

Manningham Art Gallery
Manningham City Square (MC²),
687 Doncaster Road, Doncaster 3108.
(03) 9840-9367.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 23 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award finalists’ exhibition. Manningham’s biennial award celebrating the best in ceramics from across the state. For the full list of 2017 Finalists and Award Winners visit

Ben Landau and Lucile Sciallano, The Strip, 2017, 3D printed porcelain, dimensions variable

Maroondah Access Gallery
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 4.00.
To Sept 23 Full Circle by Gavin Fry – an artist whose artistic practice has been inspired by the landscapes from his formative years in Ringwood and current residence in Newcastle. This exhibition will feature traditional landscapes spanning from his early years as an arts student to his most recent works that embrace vibrant colour and abstract form.

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery
(map ref Melway 103 E3)
390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin 3910.
(03) 9789-1671.
Director: John M.Cunningham.
Entry by donation.
Gallery, shop and café hours Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Nov 12 Tina Haim – Tina Haim-Wentscher – Tina Wentcher: Sculptor 1887-1974.
Also, Stephen Haley: Out of Place.

Monash Gallery of Art (MGA)
The Australian home of photography
860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150.
(03) 8544-0500.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00, closed public hols.
To Oct 8 Australians in PNG: Eric Bridgeman | Stephen Dupont | Sonia Payes – highlights the ongoing importance of Papua New Guinea as a subject in the history of Australian photography. Featuring major new bodies of work by Eric Bridgeman, Stephen Dupont and Sonia Payes. This suite of exhibitions acknowledges the complexity and significance of Australia’s involvement with its closest neighbour.

Eric Bridgeman, Rowell, 2017, from the series ‘Sign’, pigment ink-jet print, 110 x 90cm

Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MPRG)
(map ref Melway 145 G4)
Civic Reserve, Dunns Road, Mornington 3931.
(03) 5975-4395.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Sept 17 Constance Stokes– Constance Stokes (1906-1991) was one of the leading artists of her generation.
Also, Wanderlust: work from recent travels by Wendy Sharpe – work from travels and residencies over the last ten years in Italy, France, Egypt, India, the Middle East, Morocco, Antarctica, Mexico and Spain.
Also, Minna Gilligan: Mystery to Me – presenting large-scale digital prints on fabric alongside small-scale collage works, Gilligan tackles notions of the female protagonist. An MPRG exhibition.
Sept 28 to Nov 26 National Photographic Portrait Prize – see 49 of the year’s best photographic portraits at the 2017 National Photographic Portrait Prize, including the award-winning work by Gary Grealy of Richard Morecroft and Alison Mackay. A National Portrait Gallery exhibition. Also, Character Traits: Portraits from the MPRG Collection – draws together over 60 portraits from the MPRG collection, including works by Tom Roberts, Janet Cumbrae-Stewart, Arthur Boyd, Fred Williams, Noel Counihan, Richard Larter, Louis Kahan, Pam Hallandal, Mike Parr and Gareth Sansom. An MPRG exhibition. Also, Tom Polo: (These Things) Tell Me More About You. Tom Polo will be creating a large-scale painting project inspired by the MPRG collection of works. Witness the creation of the painting: Sept 19 to 27, on display Sept 28 to Nov 26. An MPRG exhibition.

Louis Kahan, Alan McCulloch, 1990, Reed pen and ink on paper, 53.2 x 37.8cm (sheet)
Gift of the artist, 1990. © Louis Kahan/Licensed by Viscopy, 2017

Red Earth Gallery
Mooroolbark Community Centre,
125 Brice Avenue, Mooroolbark 3138.
(03) 9726-5488.
Mon-Tues, Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Wed-Thurs 9.00 to 9.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
To Sept 23 The Road by Michele Fountain – photography featuring towns of the Hume Highway.

Riveresque Home
142 Yarra Street, Warrandyte 3113.
(03) 9844-0960, 9844-1109.
Mon-Sat 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Sept 1 to Oct 1 (Champagne opening Fri Sept 1, 6-8pm) Laural Retz – An Exhibition. The Laural Retz exhibition a display of cutting edge, slightly surreal and quirky paintings which aims to challenge and excite the senses. This latest collection is invigorated to demonstrate a collective appreciation for nature which Retz attributes to a happy childhood growing up in the bush of North Warrandyte.

Left: Champagne Roses, 2016, acrylic on canvas, 52 x 65cm
Right: Roseate Spoonbill Orchid, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 60cm

TarraWarra Museum of Art
(map ref Melway 277 B2)
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100.
Adults $10, Seniors $8, Concession $5, Free entry for children 12 and under.
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for public programs and events.
Sept 2 to Nov 12 TarraWarra International 2017: All that is solid….

Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7)
Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00, closed Sun, Mon and public hols.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
Sept 7 to 30 (opening Thurs Sept 7, 6.30pm) Gallery One: Ron Rado Memorial Exhibition – an annual prize for fine arts students from Chisholm TAFE.
Gallery Two: Hannah Wall – emerging artist Hannah Wall exhibits gestural painting works. Artist call out for the 9 by 5 Exhibition. Visit website for more details.

Whitehorse Artspace
Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill 3128.
(03) 9262-6250.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 7 The Rennie Ellis Show – a travelling exhibition presented by the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive and Monash Gallery of Art. Photographer Rennie Ellis (1940-2003) was a key figure in Australian visual culture. Ellis is best remembered for his effervescent observations of Australian life during the 1970s and 1980s. This exhibition will share Ellis’ observations of Australian subcultures during his career.

Rennie Ellis, Bon Scott and Angus Young, Atlanta, Georgia, 1978, selenium-toned gelatin silver print; 29.2  x 43.7cm.
Courtesy the Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive and Mossgreen Gallery

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
35-37 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140.
(03) 9294-6313.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 8 Beyond Borders – refugees and asylum seekers in their own words.

Yering Station Art Gallery
(map ref Melway 275 C6)
38 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen 3775.
(03) 9730-0102.
Contact: Dr Ewen Jarvis.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 6.00.
To Sept 19 Main Gallery and First Floor Gallery: Kristian Laemmle-Ruff.

Left: Generation #2, 2015, Flex C-type print face-mounted to acrylic container, hand cut C-type print, Roxby Downs sand, 83.5 x 83.5cm
Right: Fukushima apple tree, 2015, C-type print, 100 x 83.5cm