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 May 2017 exhibition schedules are listed below, for listings of art galleries in other Australian states please use the links above.
139A Beaumont Street, Hamilton 2303.
Wed-Sat 11.00 to 4.00, Sun 11.00 to 2.00.
April 27 to May 14 Red Gold by Helene Leane.
May 18 to June 4 Julia Flanagan and Matthew Tome.
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284.
Fax 4921-0329. email@example.com artgallery.lakemac.com.au
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
May 5 to June 25 Scanlines – a national survey exhibition from dLux MediaArts that examines the heritage of new media art in Australia since the 1980s. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory board.
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 May 28 Magic Mike an exhibition of works by Michael Zavros exploring society’s obsession with male beauty and vanity, as much as it offers an autobiographical account.
Michael Zavros, The Mermaid, 2015, oil on board, 22 x 30cm. Purchased 2015. Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Courtesy the artist and Starkwhite, NZ
Michael Zavros, Homework, 2014, archival ink on Hahnemühle rag, 122 x 150cm. Collection of the artist
May 20 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.
Northumberland House, 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.
April 27 to May 14 (opening Thurs April 27, 6.30pm) solo exhibitions by Warwick Heywood and Kelsey Evans, curated by Danielle Minett.
May 18 to June 4 (opening Thurs May 18, 6.30pm) 2017 Annual Open Prize co-ordinated by Danielle Minett, Elizabeth Mackenzie and Abby Newell.
Kelsey Evans, Werner Wertz, 2016, acrylic on board
Danielle Minett, Untitled, 2016, digital photograph
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.
To June 17 East Coast Encounter – a multi-arts initiative involving Australian Indigenous and non-indigenous artists, writers and songwriters to re-imagine the encounter by Lt James Cook and his crew with Aboriginal people in 1770. This project has been developed by the University of the Sunshine Coast and assisted by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and the Australian Government through the Ministry for the Arts ‘Visions of Australia program’. Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery is the last venue on the tour of this wonderful exhibition before it moves to its permanent home at the National Maritime Museum of Australia. For more information about the exhibition go to www.eastcoastencounter.com.au
Michael Cook, Undiscovered 4, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Bowral Art Gallery
1 Short Street, Bowral 2576.
(02) 4861-4093. email@example.com www.bdasgallery.com www.facebook.com/bowralartgallery
The Bowral Art Gallery – home of the Bowral & District Art Society & BDAS workshops.
May 4 to 9 A Class of their Own – Denise Summer’s class exhibition.
May 11 to 16 Through our Eyes by Hetty Thompson and Susan Curtin.
May 18 to 23 Light by Ann Carney and Joan Disney.
May 26 to June 4 Young & Emerging Artists Prize – an exhibition of works from artists aged 16-26 years.
Georgina Fuller, Weeping Coral – Winner Young & Emerging Artists’ Prize, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Bowral Art Gallery
Joel Andrew, Blue on Brown – Highly Commended Young & Emerging Artists’ Prize, 2016. Courtesy the artist and Bowral Art Gallery
Sturt Gallery & Studios
Cnr Range Road and Waverley Parade, Mittagong 2575.
(02) 4860-2083. firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 May 14 Into the Wild Colonial – early Australian and contemporary works from the Collection which explore wild woods, enchanted forests and the iconic Australian bush.
Also, Madeleine Kelly: Diversity and Demise: Encounters with pelagic birds and sub-linguistic form – paintings and sculptures about pelagic birds and the threats to their survival.
To May 28 Frugal Forest – an immersive forest world created by Frugal Arts, and made entirely from materials headed to landfill.
To June 4 New Acquisitions collection – includes works by Stephen Benwell, Glenn Barkley, Kirsten Coelho and Daniel Mudie-Cunningham.
To June 18 Sarah Goffman: I am a 3-d printer – a site-specific installation simulating Asian ceramic pieces and objects from the Gallery’s Mann-Tatlow collection.
To June 25 Copier Jam! – showcasing current zine and independent comic creators, collectives and distributors from across Australia.
To Aug 20 Indigenous Works from the Collection – exploring identity and family connections. Including works by Danie Mellor, Christian Thompson and Caroline Oakley.
May 13 to July 23 The Source by John Bokor – vibrant, evocative and multilayered paintings of everyday objects, interiors and landscapes of life.
Also, Go-Go. Self and the city by Bill O’Donovan – paintings and prints exploring the recurring motifs of the city.
John Bokor, Just like a chocolate milkshake, 2016, 61 x 47cm
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.
May 13 to June 25 A convict in the family? Was your ancestor transported for a pittance? A convict in the family? showcases the rich, large-scale photographs of documentary photographer Mine Konakci. The works reveal the connections between convict settlers, their direct descendants and the petty crimes that changed the course of their families histories. Drawn from a diverse cross-section of the community, sitters have been photographed alongside a representation of the item, or items, stolen by their ancestors. A convict in the family? is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.
May 13 to 28 Collectors Edition #4 – this popular fundraiser exhibition supports the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre’s Collection Acquisition Fund. Since its inception in 2014 more than 250 artworks have been exhibited and auctioned with the proceeds being used to acquire new works for the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Collection. This year over 80 original artworks by prominent artists will be for sale through silent auction. Take this opportunity to start your own collection while supporting the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.
May 13 to July 2 Kurt Sorensen: Solitude is Desolation – drawing upon the historical newspaper account of the disappearance of David and Emily Jane Joel near Wentworth Falls in 1918, Kurt Sorensen combines experimental analogue photography, video and sound works to explore the often uneasy relationship of colonial European settlers with the Blue Mountains environment. A Blue Mountains City Art Gallery Exposé Program exhibition.
Kurt Sorensen, I get some terrible fright here #1, 2015, from the series ‘The Solitude is Desolation’, C-type photograph from colour negative, 116 x 94cm
Rex-Livingston Art + Objects
182-184 Katoomba Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4782-9988. email@example.com www.rex-livingston.com
Director: David Rex-Livingston.
Thurs-Mon 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues-Wed.
May 4 to 15 Cloud Watching on Country Roads by Mike Wall.
May 19 to June 2 A Life on the Line – a retrospective from the portfolio of artist/illustrator, Faye Wilson.
Mike Wall, Jamberoo Tree, 2015, edition of 10, inkjet print on archival Hahnemule photo rag paper, 31 x 46cm + frame
Mike Wall, The Wind McKanes Falls Road, 2016, edition of 10, inkjet print on archival Hahnemule photo rag paper, 31 x 46cm + frame
1 Violet Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-0250. sculptureatscenicworld.com.au
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
To May 7 Sculpture at Scenic World – 42 artists present 37 artworks. Includes 13 local artists. Book tickets online now.
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery
Cnr Bourke and Church streets, Goulburn 2580.
(02) 4823-4494. firstname.lastname@example.org www.grag.com.au
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Sat 1.00 to 4.00.
To May 20 Three Ways – GW Bot, Meg Buchanan and Anita McIntyre. Also, Presence: Two Visions Of A Landscape – Ros Auld and Claire Primrose.
May 28 to July 8 Justene Williams: The Curtain Breathed Deeply.
Suki & Hugh Gallery
38A Gibraltar Street, Bungendore 2621.
(02) 6238-1398. email@example.com www.sukihugh.com.au
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 4.00 or by appt.
May 13 to June 25 (opening Sat May 13, 3-5pm) Exquisite Nature: Exquisite Neon artworks by Emilie Patteson and Harriet Schwarzrock, curated by Aimee Frodsham.
Artists Harriet Schwarzrock and Emilie Patteson have been paired to explore the contradictions and to discover pleasures in the commonality between the two elements, nature and neon.
Harriet Schwarzrock, pulse, 2017, blown glass and neon, 38 x 26 x 8cm. Photograph: Suki & Hugh Gallery. Courtesy the artist and Suki & Hugh Gallery
Emilie Patteson, Seedlings, 2017, blown and cold worked glass with grass inclusions, dimensions variable. Photograph: David Paterson. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.westernplainsculturalcentre.org
Daily 10.00 to 4.00, Fri 10.00 to 6.00.
To May 21 Chalk it up: 100 years of public high school education in Dubbo.
To May 28 Creative Accounting. Also, Waste to Art.
To June 18 Contribution by Anna Kaineder.
May 6 to July 2 Close to Home: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2016.
May 27 to Sept 3 Portraits of Language.