May 2013 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 May 2013 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
6/227 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong 2575.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.30 to 12.30 or by appt.
To May 31 Acrylic Paintings by Robyn Kinsela – exploring various techniques with acrylic paint. Blog: robynkinsela.wordpress.com
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street, Bathurst 2795.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun and public hols 11.00 to 2.00.
To May 12 Goya Los Caprichos – a series of 80 etchings first published in 1799, a time of social repression and economic crisis in Spain. A touring exhibition curated from the Albury City Collection, Albury, New South Wales.
Also, Luke Sciberras: Tu-Whit! Tu-Whoo! – in his expeditions through the interior of Australia, Hill End-based artist Luke Sciberras vividly renders the continually variable nature of the land. A Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Local Artist project.
Also, Virginia Cuppaidge: New York City – Hill End Paintings. New York-based Australian artist Virginia Cuppaidge spent four weeks in Hill End in 2010, participating in the Hill End Artists in Residence Program. This exhibition looks at new work painted in New York inspired by her time in this iconic Australian landscape. A BRAG Hill End Artists in Residence Program exhibition.
Also, Susan Baird: Being in Landscape –Baird describes Hill End as being a muse for her recent work. The paintings and etchings in this exhibition have evolved from her participation in the Hill End Artists in Residence Program. A BRAG Hill End Artists in Residence Program exhibition.
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
30 Parke Street, Katoomba 2780.
Adults $5/Conc. $3. Children under 18 free
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat & Sun 10.00 to 4.00. Public hols 10.00 to 2.00.
To June 2 Xeno Eucalyptus by Andrew Merry.
May 3 to June 3 Artexpress.
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3440, Fax 8080-3449.
Entry by gold-coin donation.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
May 18 to June 30 ARTEXPRESS 2013.
Also, An Animal Observes by Deborah Williams, and Imprints of Civilisation by Eric McCormick.
Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
ëBondií, Warialda 2402.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
From May 5 Life in Colour by Melissa Simmonds, Collection of Works by Andrea Horwood, and Stories by Margie Makim. A diverse show of acrylics, oils and mixed media.
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Duke and Coff streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 1 The Curious Watcher – a survey exhibition of paintings and prints by Steve Lopes.
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190, Fax 6340-2191.
Director: Brian Langer.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
May 5 to June 16 Calleen Art Award and Central West Regional Art Award – works by 72 finalists have been selected for this significant exhibition event in the NSW Art Calendar. The Calleen Art Award was established in 1977 and has developed into a high-calibre national acquisitive award for painting.
Defiance Sculpture Park at The Gate Gallery
2480 Wollombi Road, Wollombi 2325.
Fri-Mon 10.00 to 3.00 or by appt.
Campbell Robertson-Swann and Lauren Harvey of Defiance Gallery and Willem van Zanten and Caroline M. van Zanten-Klop of The Gate Gallery are excited to announce the launch of ‘Defiance Sculpture Park at The Gate Gallery’ in Wollombi Valley, NSW. Defiance Gallery and The Gate Gallery have joined forces to realise their shared vision of establishing a permanent sculpture park of national significance celebrating the wealth of talent in Australian sculpture.Fifty outdoor works by prominent and emerging Australian and international sculptors are placed throughout the 20 acres of beautiful gardens surrounding The Gate Gallery, making this sculpture park the first of its kind in Australia. All works are for sale.
May/June Abstraction in Landscape includes works by Faxred Williams, Guy Stuart, Stanislaus Rapotec, Geoffrey de Groen, Frank Hodgkinson in association with Charles Nodrum Gallery.
Also featuring works by Roy Jackson, Rodney Simmons, Daniel Kyle and Charmaine Pike.
The Egg & Dart
Shop 2, 1-3 Raymond Road, Thirroul 2515.
May 24 to June 15 (opening Fri May 24, 6-8pm) New Works by Aaron Fell-Fracasso.
Southern Highlands of NSW
ëHalcyon’, Exeter Road, Exeter 2579.
(02) 4883-4466, 0403-936-624
Thurs-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 10.00 to 3.00 or by appt.
To May 23 Adam Cullen print show.
May 25 to July 4 Oliver Watts.
Griffith Regional Art Gallery
167 Banna Avenue, Griffith 2680.
Wed-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
May 9 to June 2 Faces.
The Hanging Space Art Gallery
409-411 Princes Highway (at rear of Manic Organic), Woonona 2517.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 3.00.
April 29 to June 29 IAVA group show.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284
(02) 4965-8260, Fax 4965-8733.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
May 10 to June 16 First Class 12 – an established annual exhibition project celebrating the high calibre of work produced by HSC students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions. A gallery project curated by Tatiana Barisa and Ann Caddey.
Also, Anne Zahalka: a case study – a selection of works examining the theme of cultural identity and designed specifically for senior students. A gallery project coordinated by Meryl Ryan in consultation with the artist and educator Kate Caddey.
Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG)
230 High Street, Maitland 2320.
(02) 4934-9859, Fax 4933-1657.
Cultural Director: Joe Eisenberg.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 12 Focus on Ability – The Mai-Wel Group, and Metal is an Object by Robert Baines – a touring exhibition part of the Living Treasures: Master of Australian Craft series.
Also, Above, Below and All Around by Tracy Luff, and Song of Earth and Sea: Shay Docking 1955-1996.
To June 2 Jasper Knight: Survey show 2003-2012 – a Goulburn Art Gallery Touring Exhibition.
May 3 to Aug 4 Pochoir – An Art Factory Project.
May 17 to Aug 11 Flowering heads by Tony Amenerio, and This exhibition has been suspended by Michael Garth.
Also, Mosaics and Related Works by Margo Lewers, and SHOWCASE artwork by local Secondary students.
June 7 to July 28 (opening Sat June 15, 3-5pm) Art Express.
Moree Plains Gallery
25 Frome Street, Moree 2400.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 24 Creative Power: the art of George Baldessin.
To May 31 An Architect’s Eye: The John Mainwaring Collection.
Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG)
Cnr Laman and Darby streets, Newcastle 2300.
Director: Ron Ramsey.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 5 Treasures Of Newcastle From The Macquarie Era – a State Library of NSW and Newcastle Art Gallery partnership exhibition.
To June 9 Collection Companions – paintings, works on paper and sculpture from the collection.
May 18 to June 9 Fiona Hall showcasing works from the collection.
Orange Regional Gallery
49 Byng Street, Orange 2800.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 5.00, Sun 12.00 to 4.00.
To May 5 Gallery Three: Viridity II – works on paper from the Gallery’s permanent collection
To May 26 Gallery Two: PAVEMENT: Anne Errey. “These photographs of found pavements are delightful yet profound, playful yet mysterious. They beckon us. They engage the gender aspects of ourselves in a disarming and interactive way. These happenstance markings are, in essence, contemporary urban petroglyphs. Suffice to say, I’m looking at the environment through a new lens.” – Anne Errey.
Gallery Three: May 10 to June 30 Mary Turner Collection.
Gallery One: May 31 to July 7 The 8th CCP Documentary Photography Award.
Cnr Range Road and Waverley Parade, Mittagong 2575.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To May 19 Misanthropology: The World of Adam Rish wood carvings, textiles, prints and paintings.
Tamworth Regional Gallery
466 Peel Street, Tamworth 2340.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
May 11 to June 8 Gallery 1: Artexpress showcasing the work of 2012 HSC Visual Art students.
The University Gallery and Senta Taft-Hendry Museum of Oceanic Art
University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan 2308.
Wed-Sat 12.00 to 6.00.
To May 4 Strong Women, Strong Painting, Strong Culture: Indigenous women’s art of the Central and Western Deserts from the Sims Dickson collection.
May 8 to 25 Wild Visions – an artistic investigation into animal vision by Prue Sailer (PhD).
May 29 to June 1 10 Year Review of the Jennie Thomas Traveling Art Scholarship.
Walcha Gallery of Art
15N Derby Street, Walcha 2354.
Contact: Carley McLaren.
To May 8 Stuart Boggs and Rowen Matthews.
From May 10 Kunderang Artists.
At University House
Cnr King and Auckland streets, Newcastle 2300.
Office (02) 4921-5188, gallery 4921-8733.
Wed-Sun 12.00 to 6.00.
To May 12 Ryan Fitzgerald, Dylan Smyth, Charlotte Patterson, Begona Pretorius and Ashlea Boswell.
Also, (opening Thurs May 16, 6.30pm) Watt Space 2013 Open Show: a force of habit, co-ordinated by Skye Jacobson, Barbie Procobis and Mary Van Gils.
Western Plains Cultural Centre
76 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo 2830.
Wed-Mon 10.00 to 4.00, open late Friday nights.
To May 12 Lagau Dunalaig, and Vanishing by Janet Laurence.
To June 2 Kirk Watts.
Wollongong City Gallery
Cnr Kembla and Burelli streets, Wollongong 2520.
(02) 4228-7500, Fax 4226-5530.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To May 12 Faxrank Nowlan: Man of The Series a Hawkesbury Regional Gallery touring exhibition curated by Peter Fay.
To June 16 Lizzie Buckmaster Dove: Pool, the Alchemy of Blue an exploration of identity, connection and sense of place through engagement with the story of the Coledale sea pool.
To June 23 WCG Friends Photographic Portrait Prize – selected entries in the 5th biennial prize for portrait photography.
To July 7 John Kuczwal & Marino Moretti: The Potterís Brush a collaborative exhibition of lustre and maiolica ceramics.
Wonderland Framing & Art
Cnr Verge and John streets, Kempsey 2440.
Mon-Fri 9.00 to 5.00, Sat 9.00 to 12.30.
Exhibiting local Macleay Valley artists including Maria Trott.