February 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 gallery maps, an artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. New South Wales art galleries and their February 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.

Newcastle Central Coast

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250.
(02) 4325-0056
Fax 4325-0062.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921-0382
Fax 4921-0329.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
Feb 3 to March 12 Soft Core presents artistic practices that question the fluctuating meaning of what it means to be ‘soft’. An exhibition curated by Michael Do, in conjunction with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and toured by M&G NSW.

Koji Ryui, HAVE A NICE DAY, 2014, unfired clay, polyethylene bag, dimensions variable
ourtesy the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

The Lock Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.

Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG)
230 High Street, Maitland 2320.
(02) 4934-9859
Fax 4933-1657.
Cultural Director Brigette Uren.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.

Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG)
1 Laman Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4974-5100.
Cultural Director (City of Newcastle): Liz Burcham.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 5 Holding: Contemporary fibre art. Showcasing 25 local, national and international fibre artists.
Also, Acquisitions. Focusing on recent acquisitions.
To Feb 19 John Olsen: The City’s Son. Born in Newcastle in 1928, Olsen considers himself a Novocastrian and has returned home to curate an exhibition that captures the essence of his birthplace.
Feb 18 to May 7 The Island by Alex Seton. This compelling and salient exhibition contemplates and questions Australia’s role in the asylum debate.

The University Gallery and Senta Taft-Hendry Museum of Oceanic Art
University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan 2308.
(02) 4921-5255.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 12.00 to 4.00.
Feb 15 to March 18 Consalvo | Lankas | Maher.

Watt Space
Northumberland House, cnr King and Auckland streets, Newcastle 2300.
Office: (02) 4921-5188. Gallery: (02) 4921-8733.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Feb 22 to March 12 (opening Thurs Feb 23, 6.30pm) Elizabeth Mackanzie, Karen Dimmock, Vicki Hamilton, and curated exhibition by Sarah Box.
Gallery closed until Feb 22.

Northern Rivers

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff and Duke streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4863.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 25 Saltwater Freshwater Arts a showcase of Aboriginal art and culture from the Worimi, Biripi, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr nations that make up the Saltwater Freshwater region of NSW’s mid north coast. Includes the inaugural Saltwater Freshwater Aboriginal Art Award, contemporary cultural objects, items from the National Aboriginal Design Agency and an historical photographic exhibition Valuing our Past for a New Beginning. Curated by distinguished Aboriginal curator, writer and activist Djon Mundine OAM. A program of special Saltwater Freshwater events will accompany the exhibition.
Visit website for details.

Tanya Taylor, Black Swans Nesting, Cattai

Aboriginal lamp, lace and clock

Glasshouse Regional Gallery
Cnr Clarence and Hay streets, Port Macquarie 2444.
(02) 6581-8888.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Grafton Regional Gallery
158 Fitzroy Street, Grafton 2460.
(02) 6642-3177 .
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Visit website for exhibition program.
Feb 8 to March 25 Main East and loft: What a Life! Rock Photography by Tony Mott. Prentice East: Collection: Flowers II: Gladys O’Grady.

Lismore Regional Art Gallery
131 Molesworth Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6622-2209.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
To Feb 4 René Bolten: Paintings and Drawings, and Nathan Gooley: Superheroes and Monsters.
Also, Madeline Kidd and Masato Takasaka: Playroom. Gallery Upstairs: Adrian Cameron: Widjabul Dreaming.

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree 2430.
(02) 6592-5455.
Tue-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 26 Franc Hancock – The Forest.
Also, The Gallery Collection highlights and latest aquisitions.

Moree Plains Gallery
25 Frome Street, Moree 2400.
(02) 6757-3320.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
Feb 10 to March 26 (opening Fri Feb 17, 5.30pm) BEING TIWI – celebrates the iconography, stories and culture of contemporary art from the Tiwi Islands. A Museum of Contemporary Art Australia touring exhibition.

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Cnr Bridge and William streets, Muswellbrook 2333.
(02) 6549-3880.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 1.00, Mon by appt.
To March 5 Face to Figure: from the Collections, and Face to Figure: Workshop Studies.
Also, 8 Artists: Different Strokes, and Collected.

Retrospect Galleries
52 Jonson Street, Byron Bay 2481.
(02) 6680-8825.
Daily 9.30 to 6.00.
Cutting-edge collectable art from established and emerging Australian artists and designers.

Southern Highlands

Bowral Art Gallery
1 Short Street, Bowral 2576.
(02) 4861-4093.
The Bowral Art Gallery – home of the Bowral & District Art Society & BDAS workshops.
Jan 28 to Feb 12 Members Exhibition.
Feb 16 to 27 Gang of Five – Stan Korytnyj, Michael Eccleston, Peter Griffen, William Malcolm and Hugh Symonds.

Sturt Gallery & Studios
Cnr Range Road and Waverley Parade, Mittagong 2575.
(02) 4860-2083.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To Feb 12 Materialise – contemporary craft from our region. New work and emerging artists and designers living in the Southern Highlands and Tablelands of NSW, curated by Elizabeth Charles.
Also, National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2016. Biennial acquisitive award exhibition showcasing the best in Australian contemporary jewellery from Griffith Regional Art Gallery.
Feb 19 to April 2 Alumni – selected graduates of the Sturt School for Wood 1985-2005. Includes new work by Roy Schack, Stuart Faulkner, Stuart Pinkerton, Laura McCusker, Warwick Wright, Geoff Tonkin, Nick Statham, Dale Dryen, Alex Springhall, Blair Ossendyer, Chris Wilford and John Gallagher.

South Coast

Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Zingel Place, Bega 2550.
(02) 6499-2202.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00.
Feb 10 to March 18 Young & Free: An Australian Discourse – Abdul Abdullah, Tony Albert, Liam Benson, Alex Seton and Joan Ross.

Liam Benson, Mrs Boss Slays the Malevolent Scoundrel, 2015, video still

Joan Ross, Touching Other Peoples Butterflies, 2013, video still

Duck Print Fine Art
39-41 Wentworth Street , Port Kembla 2505.
(02) 4276-1135.
Prints for sale, workshops available, custom printing + editions.

The Egg & Dart
Shop 2, 1-3 Raymond Road, Thirroul 2515.
(02) 4268-4885.
Tues-Fri 9.30 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
Feb 10 to March 4 (opening Fri Feb 10, 6-8pm) Serving Suggestion by Nick Santoro.

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum & Gallery
Woollamia Road, Huskisson 2540.
(02) 4441-5675.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 28 WAMM! It’s Women’s Abstract Art Man.
75 artworks, 34 women artists, 53 years of abstract art – It’s a knock out. An extensive collection of Australian art amassed over 50 years by local artist, collector and patron Max Dingle, with his late partner Gavin Hughes.

Wollongong Art Gallery
Cnr Kembla and Burelli streets, Wollongong 2520.
(02) 4227-8500
Fax 4226-5530.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To Feb 5 Tony Ameneiro: Head Over Head – prints and drawings that explore issues around mortality and regeneration.
To Feb 12 Hand and Heart Will Never Part: The Fashion Collaboration of Linda Jackson and David McDiarmid, curated by Dr Sally Gray.
To Feb 26 The Making of Midnight Oil – celebrating the ‘power and the passion’ of one of the world’s most inspirational rock bands. A Manly Art Gallery & Museum touring exhibition.
To March 26 Prints from the Wollongong Art Gallery collection – highlights the diversity of the printed image, and celebrates 50 years of the Print Council of Australia.

Linda Jackson wears David McDiarmid hand-painted chiffon, Sydney 1978
Courtesy William Yang

Feb 11 to May 14 Madeleine Kelly: Diversity and Demise: Encounters with pelagic birds and sub-linguistic form – paintings and sculptures about pelagic birds and the threats that are pushing some species close to extinction.

Madeleine Kelly, Leipzig birds, 2016, encaustic on cardboard with paper, 25 parts ranging from 8 x 11 x 11cm to 27 x 30 x 9cm; installed dimensions variable
Photograph: Bernie Fischer

Feb 18 to June 18 Sarah Goffman: I am a 3-d printer – a site-specific installation simulating Asian ceramic pieces and objects from the Gallery’s Mann-Tatlow collection.

Sarah Goffman, 2016, PET plastics, enamel paint, permanent marker, MT dimensions variable

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
30 Parke Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-5410.
Adults $5/Conc. $3. Children under 16 free.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Public hols 10.00 to 2.00.
To March 19 Landmarks – featuring works from the John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Curated by Anthony Bond OAM, Landmarks celebrates works of art that are inextricably linked with landscape from some of the world’s most significant and influential artists of the 21st century. Showcasing outstanding works from the John Kaldor Family and Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, the exhibition features Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Simryn Gill, Andy Goldsworthy, Andreas Gursky, Richard Long, Perejaume, Imants Tillers and a new commission by internationally renowned Blue Mountains artists Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy. Presented by Blue Mountains City Art Gallery and Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Christo, Wrapped Island, Project for South Pacific Ocean, 1970, collage: pencil, fabric, twine, staples, photograph, crayon, charcoal, pastel, Perspex box, 71.5 x 56cm
Art Gallery of New South Wales. John Kaldor Family Collection. © Christo
Photograph: Jenni Carter/AGNSW

Lost Bear Gallery
98 Lurline Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4782-1220.
Director: Geoff White.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
14 Norman Lindsay Crescent, Faulconbridge 2776.
(02) 4751-1067.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
The Norman Lindsay Gallery is the home of the Magic Pudding and displays the work of artist and writer Norman Lindsay (1879-1969).

Rex-Livingston Art + Objects
182-184 Katoomba Street, Katoomba 2780.
02 4782 9988.
Director: David Rex-Livingston.
Thurs-Mon 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues-Wed.
Feb 2 to 27 (opening Sat Feb 4, 2-4pm) The Crack Fox and friends a group show featuring our Blue Mountains artists – Judi Moss, Ruth le Cheminant, James Gordon, Christine Thompson, Philip Hammial, Corinne Loxton, Jane Canfield and Rebecca Verpoorten-Laws.

Philip Hammial, The Crack Fox, c.2015, recycled-found-mixed media, height 58cm

Jane Canfield, Blue Skies 1 ­ Portland, 2016, oil on canvas, 20 x 30.5cm

Scenic World
1 Violet Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-0250.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
Presenting Sculpture at Scenic World April 7 to May 7.

Central Tablelands Western Districts Greater NSW

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst 2795.
(02) 6333-6555.
Free entry.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun and public hols 11.00 to 2.00.
Feb 10 to March 26 Hill End Table: Food, Fire, Art, and Lloyd Rees: In the Regions.
Also, A Prize Collection: Studio Ceramics from the Carillon City Festival and Bathurst Art Prizes 1972-1998.

Penny Smith, Raku Form 1, 1972, raku fired
Collection of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, purchased.
Photograph: Greg Piper Photography

Garry Shead, Supper in Hill End, 2015, oil on board, 40 x 40cm
Courtesy the artist

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
‘Bondi’, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
By appt only until March 2.
Oils, watercolours and mixed media by Robyne Berling, oils by Peter Cannon, and bronze sculpture by Kerry Cannon.

Kerry Cannon, Moondance

Kerry Cannons, Salvador Allende, from ‘Coup Series’

The Corner Store Gallery
382 Summer Street, Orange 2800.
(02) 6369-1694.
Thurs-Fri 11.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
Feb 16 to March 5 Emily Ellis & Helen Whittle – two local photographers Emily Ellis and Helen Whittle exhibit their stunning, evocative work in a joint exhibition.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190.
Admission free.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
To March 19 Archibald Prize 2016 Regional Tour – Australia’s most well-known portraiture prize. 2017 Calleen Art Award last call for entries – closes 3 March.
For more information phone (02) 6340-2190, or go to the Gallery website.

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Goulburn Mulwaree Council, Civic Centre,
cnr Bourke and Church streets, Goulburn 2580.
(02) 4823-4494.
Free entry.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00.
Feb 3 to March 18 Are We There Yet?: A Journey Around Australia.
Also, How Does Your Garden Grow.

Griffith Regional Art Gallery
167 Banna Avenue, Griffith 2680.
(02 6962-8444.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
To Feb 12 Gregory Carosi: Axis.
Feb 18 to March 26 Warakurna: All the Stories Got into our Minds and Eyes.

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury 2640.
(02) 6023-8154.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 7.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 7 Between the desert and the Moon: Central and Western Desert Artists.

New England Regional Art Museum
106-114 Kentucky Street, Armidale 2350.
(02) 6772-5255.
Tue-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 4.00, closed Mon.

Orange Regional Gallery
49 Byng Street, Orange 2800.
(02) 6393-8136.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun and public hols 12.00 to 4.00.
To Feb 5 Euan Macleod: 1991-2016.
Feb 4 to March 19 The 100 Kilometre Art Exhibition.

Walcha Gallery of Art
15N Derby Street, Walcha 2354.
Contact: Carley McLaren.

Western Plains Cultural Centre
Dubbo Regional Gallery – The Armati Bequest, Dubbo Regional Museum and Community Arts Centre, 76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo 2830.
(02) 6801-4444.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To Feb 5 Twenty-seven by Kieth Yap.
Also, The Belgians Have Not Forgotten.
Feb 4 to March 26 Colonial Afterlives.
Feb 11 to April 17 Breathing Space by Victoria Lovecchio.
Feb 11 to May 21 Chalk it up: 100 years of public high school education in Dubbo.