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. New South Wales art galleries and their June 2018 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
139A Beaumont Street, Hamilton 2303.
Thurs-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
To June 10 Embedded – group show.
June 14 to July 1 The Great Outdoors – group show.
Malcolm Sands, Wollemi Landform Kandos, 2018, oil on canvas, 64 x 79.5cm. Courtesy the artist and Gallery 139
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921 0382
Fax (02) 4921 0329. firstname.lastname@example.org artgallery.lakemac.com.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.30.
To July 22 Hunter Red: Re(A)d Earth – connection to Country remains central and enduring in Aboriginal culture regardless of the complexities entrenched by government policies since colonisation. Re(A)d Earth presents contemporary Aboriginal artists’ perspectives on this connection and acknowledges ‘reading’ of the earth as elemental for Aboriginal people. A gallery project curated by Donna Biles Fernando and developed in consultation with the Aboriginal Reference Group. A Hunter Cultural Collective project with partners Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Newcastle Art Gallery and The Lock-Up.
The Lock Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265. www.thelockup.org.au
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 3.00.
To July 1 Hunter Red: //Seeing Red – this exhibition takes activism and protest as its cue.
Julie Rrap, Persona and Shadow: Christ, 1984, cibachrome print, 186.8 x 126cm. Gift of the Newcastle Region Art Gallery Foundation 2007. Newcastle Art Gallery collection . Courtesy the artist, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Newcastle Art Gallery
Bank Art Museum Moree
25 Frome Street, Moree 2400.
(02) 6757-3320. www.bamm.org.au
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 1.00.
To June 16 ACO Virtual – a world-first interactive installation that lets audiences immerse themselves in the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 360-degree virtual experience.
Also, BAMM Collection.
June 22 to Sept 1 The Long Paddock – explores the past, present and future of our Travelling Stock Routes, colloquially known as TSRs.
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff and Duke streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4863. email@example.com www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/gallery
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 7 Autumn Selection: Kerry Johns, Frances Larder, Timna Taylor, Elizabeth Tinker and Glen Wilkinson. In the Company of Trees – an Open Response by Kerry Johns features small landscape paintings, made ‘en plein air’ in the forests around Canberra and on the NSW south coast.
Kerry Johns, Reed Bed, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50cm. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Elizabeth Tinker’s Cloudscapes series questions whether we take the time to properly look, experience and feel the power of nature.
Elizabeth Tinker, Trig Point, 2017, oil on canvas, 30 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Glen Wilkinson and Timna Taylor present hand-made fibre and ceramic vessels and forms with Echoes and Utilities.
Also, Frances Larder’s multi-media project Landscape of the Soul explores the loss and trauma experienced by people of mixed Dutch and Asian descent who were forced to flee their homes due to war, occupation and the Indonesian National Revolution.
Bowral Art Gallery
1 Short Street, Bowral 2576.
(02) 4861-4093. firstname.lastname@example.org www.bdasgallery.com www.facebook.com/bowralartgallery
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, closed Wed for change of exhibitions.
The Bowral Art Gallery, home of the Bowral & District Art Society and BDAS workshops.
May 31 to June 5 (opening Sat June 2, 3pm) Steel.Paper.Paint by Lucinda McDonald.
June 8 to 12 (opening Sat June 9, 2pm) Pigments – Studio 2 group.
June 14 to 19 (opening Sat June 16, 2pm) Hepher, Hutch & Lawson – Ros Hepher, Zoe Lawson and Denise Hutch.
June 21 to 26 (opening Fri June 22, 6.30pm) Drawing to Remember by Carol Willis.
June 29 to July 8 Pirtek Still Life Prize – entries invited, due by Wed June 13.
For details please go to www.bdasgallery.com/artists-opportunities
Sturt Gallery & Studios
Cnr Range Road and Waverley Parade, Mittagong 2575.
(02) 4860-2083. email@example.com www.sturt.nsw.edu.au
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
Sturt was established in 1941 and is a nationally significant and award winning centre for the teaching, sale, production and exhibition of contemporary Australian craft and design.
Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Zingel Place, Bega 2550.
(02) 6499-2202. firstname.lastname@example.org gallery.begavalley.nsw.gov.au facebook.com/begavalleyregionalgallery
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.00.
June 22 to Sept 8 Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression – Yirrkala Print Space. In a remote corner of Arnhem Land sits Yirrkala Print Space, where, for over 20 years, the ancient craft of printmaking has not only survived, but prospered. A celebratory exhibition of this print space, Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression is presented by Artback NT in association with Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre. The exhibition is a vibrant acknowledgement of the creative energies, talent and commitment of generations of Yolngu artists who have utilised and pushed the boundaries of such a medium to share significant cultural and historical stories. An Artback NT touring exhibition.
Dhalmula Burarrwanga, Milkarri (tear), 2012, photographic screenprint, 30 x 21cm. Courtesy the artist and Bega Valley Regional Gallery
Wollongong Art Gallery
Cnr Kembla and Burelli streets, Wollongong 2520.
Fax 4226-5530. email@example.com www.wollongongartgallery.com
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To July 29 Chromophilia – an exhibition connecting objects from the Gallery collection by colour across a range of media and collecting areas with poetry by Ali Jane Smith.
To Sept 9 The Gift: Remembering Bob Sredersas – celebrating the significant and generous gift by Bronius (Bob) Sredersas, a Lithuanian migrant and steel worker whose personal art collection became the impetus for the establishment of Wollongong Art Gallery. Curated by Anne-Louise Rentell.
To Sept 23 Red Alert! – paintings and works on paper from the collection evoking sensations of warmth, passion and desire in celebration of Wollongong Art Gallery’s Ruby Anniversary.
To Nov 11 East Meets West – works from the collection by contemporary Asian and Australian artists who have responded to Asian culture within their practice as well as the Mann-Tatlow collection of Asian Art.
June 2 to Aug 26 Jewels in the Crown – features masterpieces and much loved works from the Gallery’s collection.
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
30 Parke Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-5410. firstname.lastname@example.org www.bluemountainsculturalcentre.com.au
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 June 24 Mary Alice Evatt: Art for the People – work by Mary Alice Evatt, artist and cultural advocate, who was married to Dr Herbert Vere ‘Doc’ Evatt, Justice of the High Court of Australia and prominent Labor party politician. The exhibition features works from private and public collections and provides the unique opportunity to view works acquired and bequeathed by the Evatts. Including works by artists such as Fernand Léger, Henri Matisse and Maurice de Vlaminck, as well as works by some of Evatt’s friends including Margaret Olley, John Coburn, Moya Dyring and Tom Gleghorn. A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery exhibition, curated by Dr Melissa Boyde.
Mary Alice Evatt, Woman in green sitting on red chair, 1930, oil on board, 66 x 55.5cm. Photograph: Graham Lupp. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
To July 1 Out of Bounds – Rachel Peachey & Paul Mosig, Heidi Axelsen & Hugo Moline, Hannah Bath, Chris Carmody and Nick McKinlay use play and field studies as creative research tools to look at how the built environment effects the way we learn, process ideas, relate to each other, and impose boundaries on our behaviour. The artists use archetypal children’s play structures as a design reference, and local parks as field sites for experimentation. The artists will work with these ideas using photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, video and sound.
Out of Bounds. Courtesy the artists and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
June 30 to Aug 19 Operation Art – the premier state-wide visual arts exhibition for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. A unique contemporary children’s exhibition encouraging students to create artworks for children in hospital. The exhibition focuses on creating a positive environment to aid healing and recovery of young patients. Operation Art comprises 50 artworks from the 2017 Operation Art Main Exhibition, and will tour regionally before they are given to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead as part of their permanent collection.
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst 2795.
(02) 6333-6555. www.bathurstart.com.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun and public hols 11.00 to 2.00.
June 8 to Aug 5 Sustaining Light by Rachel Ellis. A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery exhibition.
Also, STEEL: art design architecture. A JamFactory touring exhibition.
Rachel Ellis, Bentinck Street, Bathurst, 2017, oil on board, 40 x 30cm. NSW Parliament Collection. Courtesy the artist and Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
Brodie Neil, Reverb Wire Chair, 2010, hand formed, mirror stainless steel rods, 75 x 83 x 100cm. Photograph: Marzorati Ronchetti. Collection of Patrick Brillet of Patrick Brillet Fine Art Ltd
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190. email@example.com www.cowraartgallery.com.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
Extended to June 17, 2018 Calleen Art Award – acquisitive painting prize winner receives $20,000. This year featuring 46 finalists. 2018 winner of the Calleen Art Award is Brian Robinson see website for more information.
Gallery closed from June 18 for maintenance, call (02) 6340-2190 for gallery staff.
Brian Robinson, Sowing the Crops and Reading the Stars, 2018, enamel spray paint, liquitex paint marker, 152 x 122cm – Winner of the 2018 Calleen Art Award. Courtesy the artist and Cowra Regional Art Gallery
Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398. firstname.lastname@example.org www.sukihugh.com.au
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 24 Still Light – meditative stillness and modulated light pervade this exhibition of new work by Sydney artist Jane Gerrish.
June 30 to Aug 12 Studies with Light by Kirstie Rea and Lucy Palmer who use glass for its transparency, fragility and optics, each exploring the concepts of seeing light and capturing a fleeting moment.
Jane Gerrish, Exterior, 2018, graphite, 49.5 x 69cm. Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery
Jane Gerrish, Homage to Georg Flegel, 2018, coloured pencil, 53 x 53cm. Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery
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. www.westernplainsculturalcentre.org
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To June 3 Marion Hall Best: Interiors.
To June 10 Waste to Art.
To June 24 Karen Golland: Spells For Lost Things.
To July 1 Obsolete? Artist, Object, Small Museum.
June 9 to Aug 26 Bowerbird: Clinton Bradley and the Art of Collecting.
June 16 to Sept 2 Michelle Nikou: aeiou.
June 30 to Sept 2 Sarah McEwan: Unbind Me.
June 30 to Oct 28 Michael Cook: Undiscovered.