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 September 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
60 Caves Beach Road, Caves Beach 2281.
0419-471-660. firstname.lastname@example.org www.finitegallery.com
Fri-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
Sept 15 to 24 Finite Gallery Junior Art Prize.
Sept 29 to Oct 29 Stadt zum Strand: Berlin to the Beach – watercolours by international artist Stefanie Schmock.
Sept 30 to Oct 1 Three-Day watercolour workshop with Stefanie Schmock.
139A Beaumont Street, Hamilton 2303.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
Aug 31 to Sept 17 SANCTUARY group show.
Sept 21 to Oct 8 BENEATH group show.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284.
Fax 4921-0329. email@example.com artgallery.lakemac.com.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.30.
To Oct 15 Book Club – contemporary artists Chris Bond, Deidre Brollo, Simryn Gill, Julie Gough, Stephen Goddard, William Kentridge, Archie Moore, Brigita Ozolins, Patrick Pound, Cyrus Tang, Ahn Wells and writer Naomi Riddle acknowledge the power of books in this thought-provoking collection of works.
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 Sept 17 Relay League by Angelica Mesiti – a new project curated and developed by Artspace. Sept 23 to 24 Word Bender a weekend with a focus on spoken word, poetry, language and text-based creative practice via Hunter-based practitioners.
Sept 29 to Oct 15 THE SHAPE OF MEMORY – an exhibition presented by Critical Animals as part of This is Not Art (TiNA). A multimedia group exhibition examining the notions of physical and psychological space, questioning how and why these structures reflect our past, our present and what our future may be. Curated by Talia Smith.
Newcastle Art Gallery (NAG)
1 Laman Street, Newcastle 2300.
(02) 4974-5100. firstname.lastname@example.org www.nag.org.au
Cultural Director (City of Newcastle): Liz Burcham.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To Oct 15 Kilgour Prize 2017 –Newcastle’s annual $50,000 art prize for figurative and portrait painting. Each year the Gallery receives hundreds of applications from across Australia.
Cameron Stead, Between you and me, 2017, oil and acrylic on latex, 60 x 50cm
Also, The Figure Feminine – featuring works of art from the Newcastle Art Gallery collection that depict the feminine body in all its guises.
Sept 2 to Nov 5 Between dream and earth by Mazie Karen Turner – a survey exhibition of highly respected local artist Mazie Karen Turner (1954-2014). A multi-disciplinary artist; Turner’s works often explored politics, spirituality, social awareness and feminism.
Mazie Turner, Soft walls, 2009-10, oil on Safari Belgian linen, 152.5 x 137.5cm
Purchased 2010 Newcastle Art Gallery collection
Also, Montages: The Full Cut 1999-2015 by Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg – an Artspace exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries NSW. The full suite of eight montage films by artist Tracey Moffatt and collaborator Gary Hillberg. Presented together for the first time.
Tracey Moffatt & Gary Hillberg, Artist (still), 2000, 10 minutes, looped video, sound
Courtesy the artist, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery and Tyler Rollins Fine Art, New York
cnr King and Auckland streets, Newcastle 2300.
Office (02) 4921-5188.
Gallery 4921-8733. email@example.com www.wattspacegallery.wordpress.com
Wed-Sun 11.00 to 5.00.
Aug 31 to Sept 24 (opening Thurs Aug 31, 6pm) 2017 UON Annual Student Art Prize: Semblance.
Sept 28 to Oct 1 (opening Thurs Sept 28, 5.30pm) This is Not Art (TiNA) Festival with performances by Crack Theatre Festival.
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Cnr Coff and Duke streets, Coffs Harbour 2450.
(02) 6648-4863. firstname.lastname@example.org www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/gallery
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00.
Sept 29 to Nov 18 (opening Fri Sept 29, 6-8pm) Deb Mansfield: Recent works. Mansfield looks to peripheral spaces as a way of investigating the nature of boundaries and borders. In choosing spaces that are neither here nor there, and by conflating truth and fiction, she uses these sites as stop-overs in her navigation across a contemporary cultural landscape. Includes photography, tapestry, sculptural and installation works.
Deb Mansfield, Are you sure you can’t hear that?, 2015
Also, Marking Infinity by Alex Riske – from intricate hand-drawn, pre-digital works of the 1990s to early digital manipulations of the 2000s, Alex Riske’s complex geometries tackle concepts of infinity, fractals and the boundlessness of form.
Alex Riske, Dreaming Matrix
Also, Utopia by JP Willis – in his new series Utopia, Willis presents idealised landscapes with an unnerving edge. Though these new works could be mistaken for photographs, don’t be fooled. This is pure painting sharing a common lineage with classical oil painting yet conceived with a pixel palette and rendered with a digitised brush.
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.
Sept 24 to 12 Ephemeris: Some Notes Form the Natural World by Jeff Mincham AM, Master of Ceramics.
Clare Thackway, Hold, 2017, oil on aluminium composite panel, 110 x 122cm
Clare Thackway, Beneath, 2017, oil on aluminium composite panel, 122 x 110cm
Siteworks Bundanon Trust
533 Bundanon Road, Illaroo 2541.
(02) 4422-2100 .
Sept 23, midday until late Siteworks: The Birds & The Bees. “Birds do it, bees do it’ probably we’ll live to see machines do it…” – Cole Porter 1928. At Siteworks this year we will be examining the lives of the remnant dinosaurs that fly amongst us and exploring the universe and navigation of bees, those bearers of fertility and harbingers of ecological collapse.Along the way there will be real and imagined habitats, sonic interpretations, scientific research unpacked, showy costumes, sex education and erotic tales. But it’s not all ‘adults only’, there will be opportunities for children of all ages to enjoy encounters with real live bees and birds. And a dawn chorus if you camp overnight. All of this and more will be explored at Bundanon’s annual spring event that brings artists, scientists and community voices together to share knowledge and ideas arising from the Bundanon sites through discussions, presentations and experiences. Café and bar onsite. Bookings essential for camping. $12 adults, $8 concession, U16 free. $10 per person camping.
Deborah Kelly, Birth of Beeness, 2017. Courtesy the artist and Bundanon Trust
Wollongong Art Gallery
Cnr Kembla and Burelli streets, Wollongong 2520.
Fax 4226-5530. firstname.lastname@example.org www.wollongongartgallery.com
Tues-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 12.00 to 4.00, closed Mon and public hols.
To Oct 8 Heuristic – an exploration into the world of the street artist. Includes paintings, prints, digital media and virtual reality, curated by Simon Grant.
Rone, Empty,2016, mural in abandoned house
To Oct 22 Jill Darville: Against The Wrackful Siege Of Battering Days – a homage to the roles animals play in the theatre of war and a metaphor for the loss of innocence. WAG 2016/17 Artist In Residence.
Also, Jo Law: The Illustrated Almanac of the Illawarra and Beyond – a geographic and meteorological snapshot of Illawarra in 12 lithographs and a series of moving image works.
Jo Law, June (detail), 2014, off-set lithographic print, 76 cm x 56cm
To Jan 28, 2018 What A Life! rock photography by Tony Mott – a major retrospective on Australia’s premier rock photographer, curated by Louise Tegart. State Library of NSW travelling exhibition.
Blue Mountains City Art Gallery
30 Parke Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-5410. email@example.com 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 Oct 8 The Strip Suite by Julie Harris. Harris combines recent abstract paintings and sculptural pieces all referencing the same motif: the strip or ribbon. Harris has intuitively incorporated this linear element in ever increasing ways over the last three years, layering it onto a more organic ground.
Julie Harris, dusk, 2016-2017, acrylic on polyester, 80 x 540cm. Photograph: Asia Upward
Also, However late it may seem by Leahlani Johnson – new, site specific installation work that combines ceramics, painting, plant material and moving image to investigate the paradoxical nature of time.
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.
BRAG will be closed for refurbishment until Sept 27.
Sept 28 to Oct 2 BRAGS Art Fair – a selling show for regional artists. Visit the gallery website to download an entry form.
Herbet Kemble, Elliptical, acrylic on composite board, 90 x 108cm. Collection of BRAG
Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190. firstname.lastname@example.org www.cowraartgallery.com.au
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
To Oct 8 Soft Core – artistic practices that explore the many facets of ‘softness’ ñ from large-scale inflatables to forms made from soft materials to materials that simply look soft. Soft Core investigates these practices by presenting existing works and newly commissioned works from 12 Australian and international artists. Curated by Micheal Do.