July 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 a gallery and artist index, and profiles of current art exhibitions. New South Wales art galleries and their July 2017 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.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
June 29 to July 16 The PRINT Tomorrow.
July 20 to Aug 6 Big Bad Land.

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250.
(02) 4304-7550.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
To July 16 Colours of Country – Kylie Cassidy, Jo-Anne Johnson, Wendy Pawley, Garry Purchase, Donella Waters, Dal Waters and Saretta Fielding.
Also, Patrick Carroll: Entropy.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921-0382
Fax 4921-0329.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 4.30.
July 7 to Aug 20 Diane Arbus: American Portraits – presents the work of great American photographer Diane Arbus alongside a selection of work by her contemporaries. A National Gallery of Australia exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
Also, Your Collection: Photo i.d. – presents photographs from collection that speak to the identity of the Hunter region. A gallery project curated by Angus Bowen in consultation with Rob Cleworth.

Jack Little, Raymond Terrace ferry wharf collapse (detail), 1932, silver gelatin photograph, 18.6 x 23.8cm. Donated through the 1990 Photographic Invitation Prize, collection Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. © the artist

Artist Focus: Pablo Tapia – a gallery project co-ordinated by Meryl Ryan.

Pablo Tapio, Self Portrait at work (in progress), 2017, oil on linen, 113 x 82cm. Courtesy and © 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 Aug 6 STITCHED UP – featuring 24 contemporary international and national fibre artists from Canada, Hungary, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark and across Australia have contributed to the project. STITCHED UP gives a voice to the 193 girls who attended The Newcastle Industrial School, in the 150th-year since its opening. In partnership with Timeless Textiles. Curated by Anne Kempton and Wilma Simmons.

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 July 23 Abstraction: Celebrating Australian women abstract artists – a National Gallery of Australia exhibition. Showcasing works of art from the National Gallery of Australia and revealing the remarkable contribution Australian women artists have made to abstract art.

Grace Crowley, Abstract painting, 1947, oil on cardboard, 60.7 x 83.3cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Purchased 1959

To Aug 20 THE PHANTOM SHOW – an exhibition celebrating the Newcastle Art Gallery building’s 40th anniversary. The Phantom returns 40 years after the 1977 exhibition ‘Ghost who walks can never die’.

Euan MacLeod, Father of the first Phantom, 2000-2014, oil on canvas, 180cm x 137cm. Dietmar Lederwasch collection. Courtesy the artist

Re:Publik Cafe
1/271 Ocean View Road, Ettalong Beach 2257.
(02) 4311-6842.
Daily 8.30 to 4.30. July 12 to Sept 4 Sculpture at the Re:Publik by Boyd McMillan – current metal sculpture in painted aluminium and copper; @boydmcmillanartwork/sculpture at the re:publik.

Boyd McMillan, Snowgum Mt Gingera, 2017, painted aluminium

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.
To July 15 Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression. An Artback NT touring exhibition.
July 19 to Aug 5 Shadowlands II by Penny Dunstan.

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 28 to July 16 (opening Thurs June 29, 6.30pm) Danielle Minett, Ralph Kenke and Donna Jorna.
Also, Works by Fibre/Textiles students.
July 20 to Aug 6 (opening Fri July 21, 6.30pm) Solo exhibitions by Robyn Pedley, Emma Wilks and Chloe Hey.

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.
July 7 to Aug 12 John Bennett: First Light – From Eos to Helios.
Also, Jenni Catt: Melting into the Sun, and Angela Tay: Ebb Tides. Three artists who each experiment with process and technique to explore our connections with nature.

Angela Tay, Froth, 2014, Chinese ink and watercolour on Xuan paper, 61 x 61cm

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.
To July 29, 2016 ARTEXPRESS.

Lismore Regional Art Gallery
131 Molesworth Street, Lismore 2480.
(02) 6622-2209.
The gallery is currently closed to the public as we are relocating to the Lismore Quadrangle.
We are now working towards a memorable program of events, ready for the expected opening in late 2017.

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.

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.
From July 7 (opening Fri July 7, 6pm) Yeladu! Kamilaroi Art Today – contemporary Kamilaroi art by emerging and established artists.

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 Aug 27 Creature. July 8 to Aug 27 Contemporising the Modern – Photography from the 20th and 21st Century.
Also, Travis De Vries: Lost Tales – Walking with Gods.

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.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.
The Bowral Art Gallery – home of the Bowral & District Art Society & BDAS workshops.
June 30 to July 9 (opening Fri June 30, 6.30pm) Pirtek Still Life Prize, sponsored by Pirtek Southern Highlands.
July 14 to 25 (opening Sat July 15, 2pm) This Fragile Land by Sue Southwood.
July 27 to Aug 1 The Life Class.

Robyn Kinsela, Ode to a Lemon, 2015, oil and oilstick on canvas, 91 x 182cm. Courtesy the artist and Bowral & District Art Society Inc

Elizabeth Burton, Blue Jug with Honesty. Courtesy the artist and Bowral & District Art Society Inc

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.
July 15 to Sept 30 Treasures of Australian Art 1890 to 1950 – The Howard Hinton Collection including works by William Dobell, Hans Heyson, Margaret Preston, Lloyd Rees, Albert Namitjira, Norman Lindsay, Sydney Long, Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton and Rupert Bunny. Touring from the New England Regional Art Museum.

Rupert Bunny, A Sunny Day, 1933-41, oil on canvas, 81.4 x 54cm

Arthur Streeton, Camp at Sirius Cove, 1948-4, oil on canvas board, 50 x 44cm

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 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 2.00.
July 21 to Aug 5 (opening Fri July 21, 6-8pm) The Egg & Dart Family and Friends Exhibition featuring Lynda Draper, Julia Flanagan, Rob Howe, India Mark, Frank Nowlan, Paul Ryan, Nick Santoro and Chris Zanko.

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 16 Arthur Apanski: Anthropocene – paintings and sculpture that examine the connection between consumer society and the six mass extinction.

Arthur Apanski, Cornucopia XXI A.D.,2016, oil on canvas, 155 x 210cm

Arthur Apanski, White Rider, Pestilence (detail), 2014 oil on canvas 195 x 120cm

To July 23 John Bokor: The Source – vibrant evocative and multilayered paintings of everyday objects, interiors and landscapes of life.
Also, Bill O’Donovan: Go-Go. Self and the city – paintings and prints exploring the recurring motifs of the city.
To Aug 20 Brian Hartigan: Circle in the Round – a survey of abstract paintings and works on paper from 1980-2017.
Also, Indigenous Works from the Collection – exploring identity and family connections and includes works by Danie Mellor, Christian Thompson and Caroline Oakley.
July 22 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.

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.
July 1 to Aug 13 National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017. Blue Mountains City Art Gallery is the first venue in The National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 tour. The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia’s aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects. A National Portrait Gallery exhibition.

Gary Grealy, Richard Morecroft and Alison Mackay, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

July 8 to Aug 13 Tracey Moffatt from the MAMA collection – this exhibition is drawn from the collection of the Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA), and features photographs from Moffatt’s ‘Something More’, ‘Scarred for Life’ and ‘Some Lads’ series. A touring exhibition from the MAMA collection.

Tracey Moffatt, Something More # 3, 1989, Cibachrome photograph. Commissioned by MAMA with funds from Visual Arts/Craft Board of the Australia Council, Aboriginal Arts Committee of the Australia Council, the Exhibitions Development Fund of the Regional Galleries Association of New South Wales and the New South Wales Ministry for the Arts, 1989. MAMA collection

GalleryONE88 Fine Arts
186-188 Katoomba Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4782-1900.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
June 27 to July 9 Anna Kling, and Tamara Pottier.
July 11 to 30 NGALGA – Indigenous group show. Also, Kathryn Gallagher.
July 4 to 30 The Iconic Works of Adam Cullen presented by Henry Beckett.

Lost Bear Gallery
98 Lurline Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4782-1220.
Director: Geoff White.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 17 Skinfield by Robert Simpson.

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.
Mon-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To July 10 Between the Tides photomontage by Sue Daley.

Sue Daley, The Siblings, 2017, edition of 8, photomontage, giclee print on photo rag paper, 97 x 35cm

July 13 to 31 A Blue Mountains Winter selected landscapes and secondary market works.

Jane Canfield, Landscape 1, 2017, oil on canvas, 40 x 40cm

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.
To July 30 Soft Core.
Also, Jo Davenport: Mapping Hill End, Todd Fuller: Icarus of the Hill, and Rachel Milne: After Olley.

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880.
(08) 8080-3440.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat-Sun 11.00 to 4.00.
To Aug 13, 2017 Pro Hart Outback Art Prize.

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Footprint, hand carved wood, oil and stain

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
‘Bondi’, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00, or by appt.
Through July Ladies of the Land – annual Aboriginal art Myall Creek Memorial show.
Acrylic and mixed media paintings by Taree artist Tanya Taylor and Foster artist Karen Walker, and digital drawings by Tamworth artist Tracey Cattana.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190.
Free admission.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
To July 30 Stephen Bird – From Painter to Bastard Son of Royal Doulton – a survey of ceramics, objects and works on paper showcasing Bird’s diverse art practice.

Stephen Bird, Self portrait as a Toby Jug, 2010, clay, pigment and glaze, 32 x 18 x 25cm

Stephen Bird, Tall Yellow Man (detail) 2003, stoneware with pigment and glaze, 139 x 30 x 21cm

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
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 July 8 Justene Williams: The Curtain Breathed Deeply.
July 14 to Sept 2 ARTEXPRESS.

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 July 23 Warangesda: Deep Waters.
July 29 to Sept 17 The Curtain Breathed Deeply by Justene Williams.

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 Nov 5 Anne Zahalka: The Landscape Revisited.

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

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.
July 8 to Sept 10 Artist Profile: Australasian Painters 2007-2017 – work by over 140 artists featured in Artist Profile magazine, over its 10 year history.

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
243 Baylis Street, Wagga Wagga 2650.
(02) 6926-9660.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
To July 9 George Aslanis: Experiments in light.

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 July 2 Close to Home: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2016.
To Aug 6 Paris Norton: White Wash, and ARTEXPRESS.
To Aug 20 Gregory Carosi: 365.
To Sept 3 Portraits of Language.
July 8 to Aug 20 Archibald Prize 2016.