March 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 March 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
326 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9663-2495.
Contact: Brigitte Remmen.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sun 9.00 to 3.00.
March 9 to April 11 Industrial Heartland by Michael Kluge a photographic exploration focusing our attention on a unique Melbourne industrial landscape in the City of Kingston.

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.
To March 13 Philippe Parreno: Thenabouts a cinematic odyssey through light and sound. Controlled live by a gallery technician, every visit is unique. To July 2 Bombay Talkies: Indian cinema from the 1920s-1940s.

Consulate-General of Japan
Information and Cultural Section
Level 25, 570 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9679-4560.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 1.00, 2.00 to 5.00.
To March 30 Contemporary Netsuke by Leigh Sloggett.

Leigh Sloggett, Ocean Motion, 2014

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf
2 Convention Centre Place,
South Wharf, Melbourne 3000.
Free entry. Daily/Nightly.
March 6 to May 25 MARVELLOUS MELBOURNE – its Art & Soul. Prominent Victorian artists capture The World’s most Liveable City’s uniqueness through a delightful array of paintings, prints and photographs. Artists include painters: Ivan Durrant, Geoff La Gerche, Anne Marie Graham, Daniel Moynihan, James Pasakos, Lyn Beaumont, Christine Wrest-Smith, Victor Rubin, Amaya Iturri, Jacqui Grantford, Betina Fauvel-Ogden, Allen Hicks, Chris Seater, Jim van Geet and Susan Sutton. Photographers: Bill Bachman, Peter Garnick, Roger Gould, Thomas Conger, Doug Porter, Judi Schiff, Angela Miller, Joyce Agee, Hiroki Nagahiro, Richard Shaw and James Thorn and street artist, Slicer.
Enquiries: Jacqueline Taylor OAM, Exhibition Manager/Curator 0418-357-814

The Lady of the Lane. Photograph: Judi Schiff

Ivan Durrant, Easy Win, oil on canvas

Koorie Heritage Trust
Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 8622-2600.
CEO Tom Mosby.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
March 11 to May 14 Weaving the Waterways: Women and Fishing – Weaving a connection of river-life, from the Murray to the Birrarung. Artists: Glenda Nicholls (Wadi Wadi/Yorta Yorta/Ngarrindgeri), Clair Bates (Malingappa/Paakantji, Barkindji), Donna Blackall (Yorta Yorta), Deanne Gilson (Wadawurrung), Georgia Macguire (Wurundjeri), Bronwyn Razem (Gunditjmara). Curated by Glenda Nicholls.

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 April 17 Who’s Afraid of Colour?
From March 3 Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred.
From March 24 Top Arts 2017.
From March 31 Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition.

Kuruwarriyingathi Bijarrb Paula Paul, My country, 2009, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 198.1 x 305.2cm. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne © Paula Paul/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Outré Gallery
249 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000.
Mon-Thurs 10.30 to 5.30, Fri 10.30 to 7.00, Sat 10.30 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00
Until April 7 (opening night reception with the artist Fri March 17, 6- 8pm) SHAG: A Seat in the Kingdom – a new collection of original paintings and prints specifically paying tribute to mid-century designers and their creations.
Book signing with Shag: Sat March 18, 12-1pm.

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. 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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Follow @RMITGallery on Twitter.
March 10 to April 13 Photography 130 – Behind the Lens: 130 years of RMIT Photography. As part of the world’s longest running photographic school, RMIT University’s photography students and staff have captured and contributed to the shifting cultural and political climate over the last 130 years. Photography 130 offers an expanded view of the role and contribution of RMIT University to the photographic imaging of Melbourne and Australia, presenting a fresh perspective on the history of photography through the lens of the University’s photographic history, legacy and culture. Public programs: Curator’s talk: Fri March 10, 1-2pm. 130 years of photography at RMIT, panel: Thurs March 16, 5.30-6.30pm with Shane Hulbert (chair), Pauline Anastasiou, John Billan Gale Spring and Alex Syndikas. Predictions and premonitions panel: Thurs March 23, 1-2pm with Shane Hulbert (chair), Bronek Kozka, Kate Robertson and Murray McKeich.

Harry Nankin, The Burning Bush, 1991, dye transfer fibre paper print, 47 x 56cm

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.

Sarah Scout Presents
Suite 15, 12 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-4429.
Directors: Kate Barber and Vikki McInnes.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00, or by appt.

St Michael’s Gallery
120 Collins Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-5120.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00.
March 12 to 26 Wendy Hickin: Ten Thousand Miles. The St Michael’s Gallery aims to exhibit artwork that connects with the development of one’s inner wellbeing. In this new exhibition, Sunshine Coast-based artist Wendy Hickin showcases an exploration of portraiture, capturing wisdom, understanding and knowledge in the eyes of her human subjects.

Wendy Hickin, Wise Beyond, oil painting, 2016

Wendy Hickin, Through My Eyes, oil painting, 2016

Tolarno Galleries
Level 4, 104 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9654-6000
Fax 9654-7000.
Director: Jan Minchin (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 5.00.
To March 18 No fear unmingled with hope by Patricia Piccinini.

Flinders Lane

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 April 1 Parabolic by Daniel Crooks.

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 March 11 The Encroachment by Guo Jian.
March 15 to April 13 (opening Thurs March 16, 6-8pm) Swing by Lydia Wegner.

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.
March 8 to 25 Strain and Structure by Ro Noonan, and Sweat by Elwyn Murray and Aaron Billings. Presented in partnership with VAMFF.

Elwyn Murray, Spiral, 2016, limited-edition giclee print from vector digital file

March 29 to April 15 DEBUT XIII – Trent Crawford, Lucy Foster, Edith Gilfedder, Silvi Kadillari, Darcy Smith and Julia Trybala. Curated by Leslie Eastman, Kiron Robinson, David Thomas and Brigid Hansen (gallery intern).

Edith Gilfedder, Grid, 2016

Chapter House Lane
Entry via Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
March 2 to April 29 (opening Thurs March 2, 6-8pm) Birdman by Ted Barraclough, as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2017 festival. Curated by Louise Klerks and Bronwyn Johnson.

Ted Barraclough, Superb Fruit Dove, 2014, acrylic on pine, 19 x 22 x 11cm. Courtesy artHIVES and Doggett Street Studio

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.
To March 11 Fresh! Graduate Showcase. Exhibiting the finest Victorian graduates of 2016 working with craft materials and processes ñ introducing skilled, provocative and experimental emerging makers.
March 18 to April 15 dana harris: memento – making unanticipated but distinct connections between disparate stimuli and forms of information, Harris hand crafts works that are evidence of particular social, cultural and artistic links.
March 15 to April 15 Lisa Waup X Verner Window Exhibition. Award-winning Gunditjmara and Torres Strait Islander artist Lisa Waup pairs with cutting edge Australian label VERNER on a new collection that presents as both art and wearable garments.

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 March 4 Gallery 1: Forsaken Tranquility by Amber-rose Hulme.
Gallery 2: In Your Face portrait exhibition.
March 7 to April 1 Gallery 1: Figment by Agneta Ekholm.

Agneta Ekholm, Reverie, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 173 x 308cm

Gallery 2: State of Flux by Dan Lorrimer.

Dan Lorrimer, Splitter Array 4, 2017, rusted steel, 110 x 55 x 15cm

45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000.
(03) 9662-9966.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To March 4 EXPLORATIONS painting and sketches by Josef Brunhuber.
March 7 to 18 Soxhibition an installation presented by The Social Studio.
March 7 to April 1 Twisted Tales painting by Eliza Cameron.

Eliza Cameron, Grape Escape, oil on canvas, 150cm x 175cm

March 21 to April 1 Mind the Gap photography, sound and sculpture by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff.

Kristian Laemmle-Ruff, The Conversation and the Cycle, 2015, C-type print, hand coloured timber frame, 2 melted Apple Macbook Pros, 89.5 x 71cm, variable

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.
March 1 to 18 Moth Liturgy by Harry Nankin.
March 22 to April 8 Rangoon by Robert Colvin.

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 March 26 Sovereignty – featuring works by over 30 artists including Brook Andrew, William Barak, Lisa Bellear, Jim Berg, Maree Clark, Vicky Couzens, Destiny Deacon & Virginia Fraser, Gary Foley, Marlene Gilson, Kent Morris, Bill Onus, Steaphan Paton, Bronwyn Razem and Reko Rennie, among others. The sovereignty of First Nations peoples has never been ceded and is embodied culturally, historically and politically. Sovereignty focuses upon contemporary art of First Nations peoples of South East Australia, including keynote historical works that express culturally and linguistically diverse narratives of self-determination, identity, sovereignty and resistance. Curated by Paola Balla (Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara) and Max Delany.

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 Keith Tyson and Janet Laurence.
To April 13 Body and Cloth: Performing Textiles.
Thurs April 6, 7pm Friends of the ATW Forum: Kate Just, Slow Art Collective + Sarah crowEST with moderator Jason Smith. Tickets required.

Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street, Southbank 3006.
(03) 9035-9400.
Tues-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
March 2 to April 1 (opening Thurs March 2, 5.30-7.30pm) Presence demonstrates the ways in which issues around spirituality, the sublime, romanticism, impressionism, minimalism and surrealism are manifested in depictions of the Australian landscape. The exhibition comprises of two components. The first component is Indigenous artist Michael Riley’s film ‘Empire’. The second component is a suite of seven small Australian landscape paintings from the 1860s to the present. This suite includes paintings by Eugene Von Guerard, Frederic McCubbin, Fred Williams, Clarice Beckett, Louise Hearman and Rick Amor. Michael Riley’s ‘Empire’ encompasses visions of the landscape and the effects of missions and Christianity on Aboriginal culture in country Australia. A visual essay accompanied by a grand and evocative musical score by composer Antony Partos and the Tasmania Symphony Orchestra, ‘Empire’ is an ode to both the expansiveness and minutiae of Australian landscape. Set amongst works by some of the VCA’s most distinguished alumni, Riley’s film is a potent reminder of an Indigenous understanding of landscape existing centuries before the VCA’s 150 year history.

Frederick McCubbin At Macedon, 1913. Courtesy of Wilbow Collection

© Clarice Beckett, Half Moon Bay. Courtesy Rosalind Hollinrake and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne

National Gallery of Victoria
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne 3004.
(03) 8620-2222.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To March 13 David Hockney: Current.
To April 2016 NGV Architecture Commission: M@ STUDIO Architects.
To April 17 Lawrence Weiner: OUT OF SIGHT.
To April 30 REALTIME: Miyanaga Akira.
To Dec The Language of Ornament.
From March NGV Festival of Photography.
From March 10 Bill Henson.
From March 17 Zoë Croggon.
Also, William Eggleston: Portraits, and Ross Coulter: Audience.
From March 31 Love: Art of Emotion.

Manifattura Figli di Giuseppe Cantagalli, Florence (manufacturer), Vase, c.1897, earthenware, 58.5 x 28.8 x 28.7cmNational Gallery of Victoria, purchased 1897

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

Association of Sculptors of Victoria
Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
South Carlton Gardens, Central Boulevard. Between Royal Exhibition Building’s Hochgurtal Fountain and Victoria Street, Carlton
March 29 to to April 2, Sculpture Garden in the Grand Central Boulevard.

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

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.
Director: Lindsay Saddington.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 6.00 or by appt.
March 22 to April 2 (opening Thurs March 23, 6pm) Hold the Doors by Audrey Kearns & Lia Vassiliadis. Closing event: Sat April 1, 6pm.

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.

George Paton Gallery
Second floor, Union House, University of Melbourne 3010.
(03) 8344-5418.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
March 8 to 17 Entrance Gallery: I am not by Jessie McClure.
Main Gallery: Inside the Belly of the Cosmic Fish by Jai Leeworthy. Closing event: Wed March 15, 5-7pm.
March 22 to 31 Entrance Gallery: An Outside Perspective by Melody Spangaro.
Main Gallery: Where the Wild Things Are by Adam Beehre. Closing event: Wed March 29, 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 March 19 Don’t Be Too Polite: Posters and Activism.
Also, The Dead Don’t Bury Themselves.
To March 26 Sister Corita’s Summer of Love.
March 14 to June 12 Not As The Songs of Other Lands: 19th Century Australian and American Landscape Painting.
March 27 to July 9 I was born in Indonesia by Tom Nicholson.
March 27 to Aug 27 Syria: Ancient History – Modern Conflict.

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

Langford 120
120 Langford Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9328-8658.
Directors: Irene Barberis and Wilma Tabacco.
Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To March 12 Global Centre for Drawing: Contemporary Australian Drawing #7.
Also, Four Drawings: Barberis, Bradbeer, Southall, Tabacco, and Street by Christopher Sanders.
March 18 to April 15 (opening Sat March 18, 2-4pm) Expulsion to Resurrection by Warren Breninger , and Corallium by Wilma Tabacco. Lectures: Treachery of Images presented by Dr Sophia Errey on March 4, 11 and 25, 3pm.

Warren Breninger, Resurrection Series IV, #27, 2016-2017, mixed media

Warren Breninger, Resurrection Series IV, #67, 2016-2017, mixed media

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 and Gallery
506 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne 3051.
(03) 9326-4494.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 11.00 until late. March 2 to 12 (opening Thurs March 2, 7pm) Art Fix (Canada) is set for an event in Melbourne at Lulu Café & Gallery! Art-Fix’s first exhibition in Australia will explore the theme of ‘traveling home’. The show will represent how these two ideas are highly contrasted but also connected.

Vagelis Poulis, Travelling NOT HomeRefugees in Greece

Vagelis Poulis, Greek Edward Hopper Travelling Home – Athens Tram

RMIT Building 94.2, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton 3053.
(03) 9925-4971.
Free entry, wheelchair access.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To March 23 Polar Patterns ñ David Burrows, Anne Noble & Anna Brown, Philip Samartzis and Shiro Takatani. Curated by Dr Philip Samartzis.
March 31 to May 11 (opening Thurs March 30, 5-7pm) An Exhibition Celebrating Two Decades of the Australian Print Workshop Collie Print Trust Scholarship for Emerging Victorian Printmakers ñ with artists Jazmina Cininas, Andrew Gunnell, Carolyn Hawkins, Clare Humphries, Deb Taylor and Jessi Wong. Curated Dr Richard Harding (RMIT University) and Anne Virgo OAM (Australian Print Workshop).

Steps Gallery
62 Lygon Street, Carlton South 3053.
(03) 9650-3577.
March 1 to 12 Journey Through the Time by Nikos Soulakis. Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.

Nikos Soulakis

March 15 to 20 Aglow: paintings and drawings from Castlemaine by Mark Dober. Mon-Fri 1.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.

Mark Dober

March 23 to April 4 Here & Now – Angela Abbott, Margaret Cowling, Jennifer Fyfe
and Maggie Chiara. Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

Angela Abbott

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.
March 7 to 25 Yaritji Young, and Works On Paper 2017 by Mick Wikilyiri and Paniny Mick.

Yaritji Young, Tjala Tjukurpa – Honey Ant Story, 2016, synthetic polymer paint on linen, 196 x 196cm

Mick Wikilyiri, Tjala Tjukurpa – Honey Ant Story, 2016, synthetic polymer paint on paper, 112 x 153cm

Australian Galleries
35 Derby Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9417-4303.
Fax 9419-7769.
Director: Stuart Purves AM.
Daily 10.00 to 6.00.
To March 12 Recent work by Phillip Davey.
Also, The Sea, The Sea by Rodney Forbes.
March 21 to April 9 Relics from an inquisition: The Hollywood 10plus by Peter Neilson.
Also, Around the traps by Michael Fitzjames.

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.
To March 12 Time warps by Heather Shimmen.
Also, Gallery East at Australian Galleries 250 years of Japanese prints.

Australian Print Workshop
210 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9419-5466.
Director: Anne Virgo OAM. Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00.
March 4 to April 13 Dual Narrative. A selection of fine art prints produced by artists supported by APW Scholarship programs in 2016 including works by Callum Jackson (APW Collie Print Trust Emerging Victorian Printmakers Scholarship) and Violeta Capovska (APW James Northfield Lithography Scholarship).

BlackCat Gallery
New Location
95 Johnston Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9817-7853.
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 5.00.
March 3 to 21 Gallery 1-3: Launch: The 2nd group show Let’s cross the sea – Andrian Doyle, Annette Chang, Ashley D Bird, Rushdi Anwar, Sarah Randall, En En She, Khue Nguyen and Pimpisa Tinpalit.

Brunswick Street Gallery
Nine galleries under one roof
322 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9942-3141.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 8.00.
Brunswick Street Gallery is a platform for the exhibition of diverse creative practices presenting new exhibitions every two weeks across the multiple gallery spaces.
Visit website for exhibition program.

Amber Somerset, Canivale Meerkats, 2016, mixed media, acrylic on canvas and gold leaf, 51 x 76cm

Cambridge Studio Gallery
52 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9486-0169, 0413-537-532.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To March 5 Who is Looking at You? portrait prize.
March 8 to 26 Yarra an exhibition of paintings by Clair Bremner.

Clair Bremner, Yarra, acrylic on canvas

Also, The World Within abstract paintings by Dinusha Joseph.

Dinusha Joseph, Evermore Evergreen, acrylic on canvas

March 29 to April 23 Brink the prize winning exhibition from the ‘Who is Looking at You?’ portrait prize 2016, Sydney artist Michael Simms.

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.
March 1 to 11 Jacob Hoerner Gallery: Recent works by Emma Stuart.
March 15 to April 1 Golden Repair paintings and collages by Helen Gory.

Collingwood Gallery
292 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
To March 9 Stephen Armstrong: Recent Works paintings and prints from the last five years. Daily 12.00 to 5.00 (except Mon). March 10 to 23 (opening Sat March 11, 6pm) Protected works by Barry Dickins. Daily 12.00 to 5.00 (except Mon).

Fox Galleries
79 Langridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 8560-3583.
Contact: Michael Fox.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 6.00.
March 15 to April 16 Tangible by Jason Moad.

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.
To March 11 Front & Main Galleries: This is Not a Love Song – Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Sarah Contos, William E. Jones, Justine Pluvinage, Pipilotti Rist and Catherine Ryan. Curated by Mark Feary.
March 24 to April 22 Front Gallery: Wrong Solo (Agatha Gothe-Snape & Brian Fuata). Main Gallery: In the back of my mind by Zoe Croggon.
Gertrude Glasshouse at 44 Glasshouse Road Collingwood 3066. Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To March 4 The Design Plot by Shelley Lasica with collaborators.
March 11 to April 1 Ry Haskings.

in.cube8r gallery
321 Smith Street, Fitzroy 3065.
(03) 9995-8643.
Tues 11.00 to 5.00, Wed-Sat 11.00 to 6.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
March 10 to 19 (opening Thurs March 10, 6pm) Memento Mori – reflecting on the idea of the mortal and immortal self featuring Brian Cheung, Freda Chiu, Tess Chodan, Kathleen Daw, Troijarra Ebio, Ebony Finck, Aimee Fitzgerald, Kyoko Imazu, Liana Kappelle, Heather Peters, Rosaleen Ryan, Darren Song and Stephanie Waller.
March 23 to April 4 (opening Thurs March 23, 6pm) The Light Fantastic – travel along rainbow highways to technicolour worlds within psychedelic dreams. Artist list to be announced. Plus, 100 local creatives under one roof, selling their work and keeping 100% of their sales.

India d’Scarlett, Orange, photograph, various sizes

Tess Chodan, Ash Wednesday, Glass dome, antique butterflies and moths, 575 x 215cm

James Makin Gallery
67 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9416-3966.
Fax 9416-4066.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
March 8 to 25 The Watercourse Way by Jeff Makin.

Jeff Makin, Kalangbrook Falls, 2017, oil on linen, 122.5 x 91.5cm

Jeff Makin, Lake Johanna, Castlemaine, Autumn, 2017, oil on linen, 107 x 102cm

Lon Gallery
21 Easey Street, Collingwood 3066.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To March 18 Dord Burrough a new series of paintings.

Nicholas Thompson Gallery
155 Langridge Street , Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9415-7882.
Wed-Sun, 11.00 to 6.00 or by appt.

Port Jackson Press Australia
84 Smith Street, Collingwood 3066.
(03) 9419-8988.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 5.00, Sun 11.30 to 4.30.
Publishers and dealers in limited-edition fine-art prints. Established 1975.
March 3 to 27 quiescence by Stephanie Jane Rampton, and New Horizons by Margie Sheppard.

Stephanie Jane Rampton, Dights falls, 2017, etching and aquatint, edition: 10, 52 x 50cm

Stephanie Jane Rampton, Tenacious, 2016, etching and aquatint, edition: 10, 40 x 40cm

red gallery
contemporary art space
157 St Georges Road, North Fitzroy 3068.
(03) 9482-3550.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

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.
March 1 to 12 G1: Painting by Robyn Burgess.
G2 and G3: Editions [Redux] a group print show.
G4 and G5: Layers by Derryn Tal.
G6: Iteration III by T J Bateson.
March 15 to April 2 G1: East Coast Echoes by Janis Runting.
G2: The Technology of Enchantment by Elizabeth Hickey.
G4: Fully Loaded Wishing Machine by Andrew Stevenson.
G5 & G6: Works a group show – Regina Tamuz, Ginny Grayson, Marilyn Rodwell, Susan Wald and David Wayman.
Peter Mac Project Space: Pei Yi Wang.

Robyn Burgess, Under Westgate, 2017, oil and metallic fibre on canvas, 200 x 180cmCourtesy the artist and Tacit Contemporary Art

Tristian Koenig
Level 1, 19 Glasshouse Road, Collingwood 3066.
Thurs-Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
To March 25 RUNNING NEO-GAMES UNDER MAME by Petra Cortright.

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.

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.
March 2 to 19 (opening Sat March 4, 3-5pm) Chrysalis recent graduates from the VCA, Monash, RMIT & LCAD. Curated by the CSA committee. Note: the YSG is taking submissions for 2017. See website for details.
March 25 to April 9 (opening March Sat 25, 3-5pm) Julian di Martino.

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 March 11 Luminous kinship, sentient kingdom. Animals rule our world. They have conceivably become galvanising symbols of family, wildness and the otherworldly. Our enduring fascination with their striking physicality and distinct behaviours continue to shape our culture beyond measure. Luminous kinship, sentient kingdom examines the many faceted and unique relationships we have with animals through work created by artists at Arts Project Australia. Including works by Alan Constable, Katie Foster, Bronwyn Hack, Megan Sloan amongst others. Curated by Melissa Petty.

Alan Constable, Not titled, 1995, pastel on paper, 66 x 50cm

March 18 to April 22 (opening Sat March 18, 3-5pm) Home & the fabric of the familiar. To feel at home is a very personal response. Based on a sense of safety, comfort and belonging, it ultimately feeds our universal desire for sanctuary. Home & the fabric of the familiar is an exhibition by Arts Project Australia artists which explores this complex weave of memory, yearning and emotional responses. Artists include Brigid Hanrahan, Chris O’Brien, Simon Paredes, Lisa Reid amongst others. Curated by Penelope Hunt. Also, Laura Sheehan. Laura Sheehans paintings explore aspects of her personal experience as well as her ongoing interest in fantasy. Her brightly coloured images transport the viewer through a web of layered narratives. This is Sheehan’s first solo exhibition at Arts Project Australia.

Chris O’Brien, Monty and Chris, 2015, drypoint, 1/3, 24.5 x 19.5cm

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 March 5 Gallery one: Unhidden – Martina Copley, Nickk Hertzog, Kouichi Okamoto, Lynette Smith, Naomi Troski and Elke Varga. Curated by Kali Michailidis.
Gallery two: As Above, So Below by Charlotte Watson and Shannon Williamson.
March 11 to April 9 (opening Sat March 11, 2-4pm) Leather Poisoning: Football Possessions –Noel Counihan, Tony Albert, Rupert Betheras, Bernadette Atkinson, Kate Daw & Stewart Russell, Gabrielle De Vietri, Rennie Ellis, Paula Hunt, Michael Leunig, Anne McMaster, Marlene Gilson and Jim Pavlidis. Curated by Victor Griss. For public programs please see our website.

Rennie Ellis, Carlton Supporter, VFL Grand Final, 1982, C-type print, 50.8 x 40.6cm. Courtesy Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive

Jim Pavlidis, Nicky Winmar’s famous shirt-lift as seen by Botticelli, 2013, pigment inks on archival paper, 50 x 75cm. Courtesy the Artist

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

Francesca’s Bar
222 High Street , Northcote 3070.
Sun-Thurs 5.00-1.00, Fri-Sat 5.00-3.00.
March 31 to April 30 (opening Fri March 31, 6-10pm) LIQUID DREAMERS: A collaboration of works by Ashleigh Darq and Amanda Hayes.

Ashleigh Darq & Amanda Hayes, Side Effects of Dreaming, 2017, acrylic paint on wood panel, 60 x 104cm

Ashleigh Darq, How to Disappear Completely, 2017 acrylic painting on wood panel, 60 x 90cm

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

Tinning Street Presents
Lot 5/29 Tinning Street, Brunswick 3056.
Thurs-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
March 2 to April 1 Kate V M Sylvester: Wear Me.
March 23 to April 2 Ross Vaughn: Atom Smasher.


Charles Nodrum Gallery
267 Church Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9427-0140.
Director: Charles Nodrum (member of ACGA).
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 6.00.
March 2 to 25 (opening Thurs March 2, 6-8pm) Margaret Worth: Works from the 1960s.

Contemporary Art Society of Victoria Inc.
CAS Inc. PO Box 283, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9428-0568.
A non-profit art society run by artists, for artists, established 1938.
To March 13 Contemporary by Nature as part of Herring Island Summer Arts Festival, Herring Island (Melway 2MC2).
March 6 to June 1 Melbourne: Contemporary Showcase 18 at Decoy Café & Gallery: 303 Exhibition Street.
March 18 to April 17, A4 Art Australia; as part of Herring Island Summer Arts Festival, Herring Island (Melway 2MC2).

Herring Island – Environmental Sculpture Park & Gallery
(map ref Melway 2M C2)
0407-059-194 (for festival info).
Herring Island Summer Arts Festival every weekend from Jan 14 to April 17 including Labour Day March 13, and Easter Monday April 17. The gallery is open 11.30 to 4.30pm, and Parks Vic’s punt service operates from Como landing 11 to 5pm.
To March 13 Contemporary by Nature by Contemporary Art Society of Victoria. 0407-059-194 or (03) 9428-0568.
March 18 to April 17 (opening Sat March 18, 12-2pm) A4 Art Australia: National Exhibition of A4 sized Artworks.

Niagara Galleries
245 Punt Road, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-3666
Fax 9428-3571.
Director: William Nuttall (member of ACGA).
Tues-Fri 11.00 to 6.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
Feb 28 to April 1 Blue Chip XIX: 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, Song Ling, Kevin Lincoln, Travis MacDonald, Euan Macleod, Helen Maudsley, Noel McKenna, Sean Meilak, Samuel Namunjdja, Lena Nyadbi, Martin Parr (UK) Angelina Pwerle, Hu Qinwu (CN), Steven Rendall, Andreas Ruthi (CH), Jan Senbergs, Neil Taylor, Savanhdary Vongpoothorn, Garawan Wanambi, Wukun Wanambi, Wolpa Wanambi, Bradd Westmoreland, Ken Whisson, Helen Wright and Liu Zhuoquan (CN).

Clarice Beckett, Bathing Boxes, c.1932, oil on canvas on board, 45 x 55cm

Noel McKenna, Man with pole (detail), 2003, tin, wood and enamel paint 161.5 x 64.5 x 21.5cm (including timber base)

William Mora Galleries
60 Tanner Street, Richmond 3121.
(03) 9429-1199.
Director: William Mora.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, or by appt.
March 9 to 31 (opening Thurs March 9, 6-8pm) Ancestors paintings by Jenny Murray-Jones. To be opened by Carolyn Briggs.

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.

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.
March 3 to 25 Gallery 1: Paula McLoughlin: Hey Josef – Why So Square?

Paula McLoughlin, Conversation 5

Gallery 2: Olga Tsara: Unreadable presence.

Olga Tsara, unnamed 3

Gallery 3: Daniel Gardeazabal: Fragile.
Gallery 4: Stephanie Kam: A Fertile Void.
The Cupboard: Abigail Reisner: Tempo.

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.
To March 18 Radical Immanence.

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.

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 March 18 transparent myths for the transcendent // vestiges of now by Tomislav Nikolic.

St Kilda Elwood Brighton

Alliance Française, Eildon Gallery
51 Grey Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9525-3463.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 9.30 to 6.00.
To March 18 Dhumbadha Munga Talking Knowledge.

8 Martin Street, St Kilda 3182.
(03) 9593-9366.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
March 16 to April 4 Horse Myths by John Baird.
Also, The Baby Farmer: The play. The book. The Exhibition presented by the Laudanum Project.
Performances: March 24, 25, 26, 31 and April 1 and 2.

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 March 12 Target: Bayside Art and Design Graduates.
To March 26 Focused: Photomedia works from the Ten Cubed Collection.
March 18 to April 23 James Phoenix: Trans palette painting.

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 March 22 Swamped a multi-disciplinary exhibition that speculates on the impacts that climate change and rapid urbanisation have on environments such as Elwood. Presented by Monash Art, Design and Architecture.
March 29 to April 19 Anne Middleton examines the beauty of the environment through a series of detailed botanical paintings, and Yan-Hong Huang up-cycles vintage glass items to create modern illuminated sculptures.

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.
To March 8 Changing Places a group exhibition.
Also, Brutal a solo exhibition by Penny Byrne.

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.
Specialising in exhibition and representation of Australian indigenous artists for over 25 years.
March 1 to 25 The Women’s Show – introducing Winnie Sampi from Spinifex Hills, new paintings by Mankaja Artists, Bagu by Alison Murray of Girringun Artists, paintings By Nora Wompi, Minnie Pwerle, Nyarapayi Giles, Katjarra Butler and Teresa Baker, and new work by Maree Clarke and Vicki West.
March 29 to April 22 Resettling by James Tylor.

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.
Karl Duldig’s sculptures.

Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz), Towards heaven, 1972, watercolour, 17 x 13cm
Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz), Tree in spring, c. 1968, coloured inks on paper (monoprint), 37.9 x 55.5 cm
© Duldig Studio museum + sculpture garden

Firestation Print Studio Gallery
(map ref Melway 59 A8)
2 Willis Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9509-1782.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.

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

Mossgreen Gallery
926 High Street, Armadale 3143.
(03) 9508-8888.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.30, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
March 1 to 18 Rupert Bunny (1864-1947). Mossgreen Gallery and Philip Bacon Galleries present touring exhibition Rupert Bunny (1864-1947) and launch of the book ‘The Life and Art of Rupert Bunny: A Catalogue Raisonné’ by David Thomas, published in two volumes by Thames and Hudson. Lavishly illustrated, extensive research throws new light on Bunny’s activities and achievements in addition to offering the most comprehensive catalogue of his works yet produced. The accompanying exhibition includes treasures highlighted in the book.

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 March 11 Group Exhibition.
March 18 to April 13 Todd Hunter, and Peter Cooley.

Peter Cooley, Bluebonnet, 2003, gouache on paper, 59 x 42cm
Todd Hunter, She Does Tell Tales, 2017, oil on canvas, 182 x 172cm

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. March 14 to May 20 Alexander Knox. Ten Cubed’s first exhibition of the year will be an exhibit by our 10th core artist Alexander Knox. This will be Knox’s first exhibition with Ten Cubed and the final artist out of the core ten to have a show in the gallery. Alexander Knox is a contemporary sculptor known for his large public art installations, light and soundscape work, kinetic sculptures and facade artworks. The exhibition will include works that are part of the Ten Cubed collection alongside new works that have not been exhibited before. Alexander Knox is represented by Murray White Room.

Alexander Knox, Old ways, 2015, solid beech


East & West
665 High Street, East Kew 3102.
(03) 9859-6277.
Director: Marjorie Ho.
Mon-Fri 11.00 to 5.30, Sat 11.00 to 4.30.
Specialists in Asian Fine Arts and Antiques.
To March 31 Kyoto Hanga – contemporary woodblock print artists.

Tuula Moilanen, Six Dreams of Ukiyo Beauty: Speed, 2009, edition 36, Mokuhanga water-based pigments on kozo paper, 42 x 28cm

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.

Hawthorn Studio & Gallery
635 Burwood Road, Hawthorn East 3123.
(03) 9882-5553.
Tues-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 25 to March 18 Clarity by Lynne Bickhoff. Contemporary landscape artist Lynne Bickhoff presents her recent work of oil and mixed media paintings which are distinctive representational landscapes in an abstract style with brilliant colours.

Lynne Bickhoff, Forest Light, oil and mixed media painting

Lynne Bickhoff, Landscape Remembered, mixed media on linen oil, 150 x 200cm

Quadrant Gallery
(map ref Melway 45 A8)
72 Barkers Road, Hawthorn 3122.
(03) 9079-0943.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
March 2 to 25 Into the Outback by Bob Message. This exhibition of works by Bob Message conveys his visualisations of Australian ancient landscapes. His paintings attempt to focus on the mystery of the landscape while acknowledging the magnitude of it’s unique drama and beauty. It represents Message’s personal minimalistic approach to the interpretation of mood and atmosphere of the outback.

Bob Message, The Four Seasons Flinders Ranges

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.
To March 12 Field Libraries featuring a series of sculptural works recently acquired by Town Hall Gallery by leading Australian artist Emily Floyd.
March 18 to May 7 What’s Happening Here? – Minna Gilligan, Laura Skerlj, Nyah Cornish, Jahnne Pasco-White, Eleanor Louise Butt, Merryn Lloyd, Anthea Kemp and Elyss McCleary. An exhibition that looks at some of Melbourne’s most interesting emerging abstract painters.

Alysia Rees, Configured States (detail), 2016

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.
March 3 to April 2 Home – Linda Wachtel, Jane Burton, Graham Fletcher, Prudence Flint, Lee Grant, Janina Green, Noel McKenna and Wolfgang Sievers. Home explores the private realms of the domestic spaces we inhabit, personal and cultural identity, relationships, history and memory. Floor talk: by Linda Wachtel, Fri March 17, 12.30pm. Floor talk: by Curator Diane Soumilas and local residents, Fri March 24, 12pm. Floor talk: by Professor Alan Pert, Director, Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Fri March 31, 12.30pm.

Linda Wachtel, Stories from the Interior, 2017, pigment ink on archival cotton rag, 50 x 70cm. Courtesy the artist and Alan and Alison Pert, Ernest Fooks house, Caulfield North

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 during exhibitions. Specialists in Australian Colonial, Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and Indigenous Painting, Sculpture and Decorative Arts and sourcing important European masterworks on request. March 25 to May 6 Robert Clinch: The Goggomobil D’Art Project – showcasing an iconic 1960s Australian sports car and Clinch’s signature paper darts, and including working drawings and painted studies.
Sat March 25: Unveiling and preview of forthcoming documentary.

Robert Clinch, The Goggomobil D’Art Project (detail of car), 2017

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.

Moorabbin Highett

Kingston Arts
(map ref Melway 77 D5)
G1 and G2: 979 Nepean Hwy (cnr South Road), Moorabbin 3189.
G3 Artspace: Shirley Burke Theatre, 64 Parkers Road, Parkdale, 3195.
(03) 9556-4440.
Free admission to all gallery spaces.
Wed-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 5.00.
March 11 to April 1 (opening Fri March 10, 6-8pm) G1 and G2: Contents – Tia Ansell, Tim Bu kovi , Caspar Connolly, Katrina Dobbs, Amalia Gray Lindo and Georgie North. This group exhibition considers the enduring ‘reign of the image’ in everyday cultural production, examining its social and aesthetic relationship to contemporary abstraction through the work of emerging artists. Curated by Kingston Arts.
April 1 to 22 G3 Artspace: Lens Mist – Top 20 Entries and Winners. An exhibition of shortlisted works from Kingston Arts Lens Mist photography competition by Port Phillip Bay artists responding to this year’s theme ‘our changing environment’.

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.
March 5 to 19 Indigenous Show works from Central Australia.
March 29 to April 16 Peter Russell-Clarke.

Zits Pengarte, Wallace Spirit Woman, acrylic on linen, 43 x 65cm

Esther Bruno, Nangla, acrylic on linen, 180 X 115cm

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).
March 3 to 10 April Artefacts by Lesley Dickman and Sharman Feinberg. Still life in two different styles.

Sharman Feinberg, Moonshine, acrylic on canvas, 93 x 77cm

Lesley Dickman, Still Life with Jug, acrylic on canvas 90 x 60cm

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 April 16 Striking a rich vein by Kate Rohde. Rohde has worked with a wide range of synthetic materials to re-imagine the natural world ñ often inspired by museum displays and specimens. In this substantial installation she turns her attention to the world of geology and minerals. Presented in a baroque style reminiscent of a historical wunderkammer, Rohde immerses us in a strange world of curious imaginary specimens and glowing grottos.

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

Bolin Bolin Gallery
at Bulleen Art & Garden
6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 8850-3030.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To March 5 Eclectica by Joel Medley.
March 10 to April 9 Structured Intentions ceramic art by Jack Latti and Marlize Myburgh.

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.
March 15 to 26 (opening Thurs March 16, 6-8pm) A Home From Afar by Jiang Ding Wen.

Jiang Ding Wen, House by the river

March 28 to April 13 (opening Thurs March 30, 6-8pm) Idea to Exhibition – BHCAC Idea to Exhibition students.

Student work in progress, Idea to Exhibition

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre
(map ref Melway 19-G2)
7-27 Snake Gully Drive, Bundoora 3083.
(03) 9496-1060.
Free admission.
Wed-Fri 11.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 5.00.
To April 30 Closing The Distance – Kevin Chin, Pei Pei He, Pia Johnson, Lindy Lee, Owen Leong, Eugenia Lim, Chun-Yu Liu, Jason Phu, Cyrus Tang, Guan Wei, Shen Wei and Louise Zhang. Curated by Sophia Cai.
Sat March 18: Artists and Curator’s talk: 2-3pm. Forum: Contemporary Art In The Age Of Globalisation: 3.15-4.30pm, free (includes refreshments). Performance: Invisible Cities by Eugenia: Lim 12-5pm, free. History Tour: Thurs March 23, 2.30-3.30pm, $7, book online. Life Drawing Class: Wed March 29, 6-8pm, $20, book online.

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.
March 8 to April 13 Godwin Bradbeer: Stigma and Enigma featuring the work of Melbourne-based artist Godwin Bradbeer, one of Australia’s most distinguished and celebrated draftsmen. Comprising over 20 large and rarely seen works that include monumental drawings on paper, unique artist books, wall drawings and chalk on blackboard artworks. The exhibition spans across four decades with works sourced from unique private collections with a focus on the fragile nature of Bradbeer’s drawing practice and his ongoing subject of the body as a ruin.

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 March 13 Symphony of Colours by Azure.
From March 16 Creative Minds by Nillumbik VCE Art and Studio Art Students of 2016 – showcasing artworks by 2016 students studying in Nillumbik. These works will inspire younger students and provide an insight into the creative minds of our young adults.

Five Ways Galleries
1282 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road, Kalorama 3766.
(03) 9728-2223.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 5.00.
Currently showing a range of our artists’ works.

Laural Lawless, A Peek at the Dandenongs 2

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.
Latin Ventana Arte all FAC & Cube Galleries: Art After Dark each night from dusk Murga Installation by Murga Madre and Colectivo Murguero.
Cube Gallery: Salvatore Rossano and Abraham Dunovits.
Curved Wall Gallery: Guitar Voyage.
Art + Gift Boxes: Carina Goldman, Craft by Wichi Communities, Millahue, Cielito & Polchteca Designs and Murga Porteña CD Collections. White Street Light Boxes, Wells Street: Laura Cionci.

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 April 2 One in Three – Poetry Corners a community-based spoken word and video installation, addressing issues of domestic violence and violence against women.

Heide Museum of Modern Art
7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen 3105.
(03) 9850-1500.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 2 We who love: The Nolan slates.
To May 21 Making History: Charles Blackman.
From March 4 to June 18 Charles Blackman: Schoolgirls , and Rebecca Mayo: Habitus.
From March 19 A Life in Art: Albert Tucker.

Heritage Hill
66 McCrae Street, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9793-4511. Free entry.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00. March 2 to 31 (opening Thurs March 2, 6.30-8.30pm) Instinct: Remembrances of maternal love and lament by Rebekah Pryor. An exhibition reflecting on ideas of love, lament and new ways of conceiving the maternal body.

The 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.
April 1 to May 19 A New World – Australian landscape painting has reflected our relationship to this country. From its European roots to a uniquely Australian vision, landscape painting has played a part in creating our national identity. In A New World we ask the question, what do depictions of landscape look like in an age of environment destruction, the globalisation of culture and uncertainty about our future? Including works by Sam Leach, Saffron Newey, Joan Ross and Andrew Mezei.

Saffron Newey, Versions of Now, 2015, oil on canvas, 35 x 54cm

Andrew Mezei, Gateway, 2013, oil on linen, 107 x 75cm

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 March 18 JamFactory Icon 2016: Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man. Traditional ceramic styles imbued with meaty metaphor and peppered full of personal gusto burst the seams of this solo exhibition of new and staple works, showcasing the breadth of this iconic artist’s career. A JamFactory touring exhibition assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Gerry Wedd, ‘Midget’ Jar, 2016, terracotta, coloured slip decoration 42 x 27 x 27cm. Photograph: Andrew Cowen

Maroondah Access Gallery
32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood 3134.
(03) 9298-4545.
Tues-Fri 9.00 to 4.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
To March 25 Drawn from the Collection: Martin King. Martin King will be the first feature artist in the annual Maroondah City Council Art Collection showcase exhibitions. King has a long-standing connection with Ringwood and he was the inaugural recipient of the R&M McGivern Prize for Painting. Along with subsequent acquisitions of his work, this stunning selection of etchings, animation and installation works will inspire and delight.
March 6 to 24 Herstory – celebrating the women and the female identifying people of Maroondah with this exhibition of painting, sculpture, drawings and street art by local emerging artists for International Women’s Day.

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 July 9 Dormitorium by Matthew Bird, and Resonance: Selected works from the McClelland Collection.

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.
Gallery, gift shop, licensed café and sculpture park.
March 4 to April 30 The wild thing by Wesley Stacey.

Wesley Stacey, Feather Queen, Les Girls, Kings Cross, 1970-71

Wesley Stacey, Burning forest remnant on Monaro, 1981

Moonee Valley Art Show
Columban Mission Centre,
69 Woodland Street, Essendon 3040.
March 25 to 26 (Gala opening Fri March 24, 6.30pm) Sales and exhibition. Sat 11-5pm, Sun 10-4pm.
Contact Gerard on 0412-165-912.

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 April 30 TextaQueen: Between You and Me. TextaQueen explores gender, race and identity through the medium of fibre-tipped pens. This is a retrospective exhibition touring to Benalla Art Gallery and Tweed River Gallery throughout 2017. A Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery travelling exhibition. Read more…
Also, Matthew Clarke: Wallabies Republic.
Also, Plan A / Plan B: the fanciful world of Stephen Mushin. A touring exhibition of drawings, 3D printed models and back-of-napkin calculations for unorthodox, but theoretically possible plans to save the world.

Stephen Mushin, Cowship 1, 2013, digital drawing c-type print. Courtesy of the artist

TextaQueen, Reunion, fibre-tipped markers and coloured pencil on Stonehenge cotton paper. MPRG Collection, purchased 2014

TextaQueen, Journeyer, 2016, pigment ink on archival cotton rag, 42 x 59.4cm. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

TarraWarra Museum of Art
(map ref Melway 277 B2)
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road, Healesville 3777.
(03) 5957-3100.
Adults $7.50, Seniors $5.00, Concession free (students and pension card holders).
Tues-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Visit website for public programs and events.
To May 14 Louise Hearman, organised and toured by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
Also, Yhonnie Scarce: Hollowing Earth. Read more…

Yhonnie Scarce, Hollowing Earth (detail), 2016-17, blown and hot formed Uranium glass, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne

Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre
(map ref Melway 90 D8, E7)
Cnr Walker and Robinson streets, Dandenong 3175.
(03) 9706-8441.
Tue-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat 11.00 to 3.00, closed Sun, Mon and public hols.
Walker Street Gallery & Arts Centre is South Eastern Melbourne’s premier art centre.
March 14 to April 22 (opening Thurs March 16, 6.30-8.30pm) Gallery One and Two: She an annual exhibition presenting emerging female artists. 2017 features Lidia Cirianni, Silvi Kadillari, Hayley Tan, Wendy Grace and Grace Fraraccio.

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.
March 9 to April 29 People I Have Met: Portraits by Francis Reiss. Photojournalist Francis Reiss has captured photographic portraits of intriguing luminaries throughout his long and productive career. People I have Met celebrates a life behind the lens.

Francis Reiss, Inge King, 1996, digital image. © The artist

Yarra Ranges Regional Museum
35-37 Castella Street, Lilydale 3140.
(03) 9294-6313.
Free entry.
Mon-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, excluding public holidays.
To March 12 Elucidation of Worlds by Ryan Tews – large, detailed photographic explorations that investigate the facets of nature’s mechanics to discover a realm smaller than we can see.

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 March 21 Main Gallery and First Floor Gallery: Laura White.