June 2018 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. 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.

Newcastle Central Coast

Gallery 139
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

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250.
(02) 4304-7550.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 15 Lines of Inspiration: Central Coast Potters 50th Anniversary.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921 0382
Fax (02) 4921 0329.
Free entry.
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.

Damian Smith, Arrellah (video still detail), 2014, digital video (with Kate Duhamel, duration 3:12mins), acrylic paint on canvas © the artist
Courtesy the artist and San Jose Museum of Art CA USA

Nicole Chaffey, The Killing Song (detail), 2018, ochres, ink, paper, earthenware, installation dimensions variable © and courtesy the artist

The Lock Up
90 Hunter Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4925-2265.
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.

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.
Gallery Director: Lauretta Morton.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, 7 days during school hols.
To June 24 Archibald Prize 2017.
To July 27 Hunter Red: Corpus. Read more…
July 7 to Aug 26 Patricia Wilson Adams: stain me with the intensity of black.

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

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.
May 30 to July 14 Memoranda.

Watt Space
Northumberland House, cnr King and Auckland streets, Newcastle 2300.
Office (02) 4921-5188. Gallery 4921-8733.
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
June 6 to 24 (opening Fri June 8, 6.30pm) Celebration – in partnership with Interrelate, curated by Leanne Schubert.
Also, Hidden Remains. Human stains by Donna Jorna, and Naturally Unnatural by Phoebe Teal-Spicer & Natalee Katarina.

Northern Rivers

Bank Art Museum Moree
25 Frome Street, Moree 2400.
(02) 6757-3320.
Free entry.
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.
Free entry.
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.

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-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
May 30 to July 21 Main Gallery: Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney. Loft: captivating fashions of yesteryear. Prentice West: 30 Years of Collecting: The Second Decade.

Lismore Regional Art Gallery
11 Rural Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6627-4600.
To July 13 Gallery 1: The Curtain Breathed Deeply by Justene Williams.
June 2 to July 22 Gallery 2: Frequency Red by REDinc. Gallery 3: Standing Rock by Angus Mordant.

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree 2430.
(02) 6592-5455.
Wed-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 1.00 to 4.00.
June 28 to Aug 12 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, and Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Cnr Bridge and William streets, Muswellbrook 2333.
(02) 6549-3800.
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 1.00, Mon by appt.
To July 1 Ancient Stories, New Narratives – Sims Dickson Collection.
Also, Tia Gabriellah: the Joy of Colour!
To Aug 26 The Losing Game – Max Watters Collection.

Retrospect Galleries
52 Jonson Street, Byron Bay 2481.
(02) 6680-8825.
Daily 9.30 to 5.30.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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

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

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 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

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 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.

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

Nolan on Lovel Gallery
56a Lovel Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4782-6231.
Group Exhibition – Robyn Nolan, John Ellison, Lyn Harrison and Ken Wills.

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-Tues 10.00 to 5.00.

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.
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

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3440.
Entry by gold coin donation.
Open daily.
June 8 to July 30 (opening Fri June 8, 6pm) Desert Landscapes: Broken Hill and Beyond by Steffie Wallace.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
‘Bondi’, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Mon June 11 brings the opening of our annual Myall Creek Memorial Exhibition – showcasing artworks by Indigenous artists Colin Isaacs, Brian Irvine and Elenore Harrison. Exhibition continues through June.

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.
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

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.
To June 23 Deep Revolt by Arlo Mountford.
June 29 to Aug 19, 2017 Archibald Prize.

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.
May 30 to June 10 Expose.
June 16 to July 22 For Country, For Nation. A touring exhibition from the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury 2640.
(02) 6043-5800.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 7.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
To June 10 The Watched, curated by Alex Gawronski.
To July 1 Julia deVille: Theoria.
To July 8 Michael Riley.
To July 22 National Photography Prize 2018.

New England Regional Art Museum
106-114 Kentucky Street, Armidale 2350.
(02) 6772-5255.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.00.

Orange Regional Gallery
149 Byng Street, Orange 2800.
(02) 6393-8136.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
To June 10 Zine There Done That.
To June 24 Interiors, curated by Gavin Wilson.

Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398.
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.
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.