April 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 April 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.
April 5 to 22 Last Words by Simone Paterson.
April 27 to May 14 Red Gold by Helene Leane.

Gosford Regional Gallery
36 Webb Street, East Gosford 2250.
(02) 4325-0056
Fax 4325-0062.
Free entry.
Daily 10.00 to 4.00.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
First Street, Booragul 2284.
(02) 4921-0382
Fax 4921-0329.
Free entry.
Tues-Sun 10.00 to 5.00.
To April 30 First Class 16 – an annual exhibition project celebrating the high calibre of work by the previous year’s HSC Visual Arts students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions. Curated by Lisa Who and Helen Willis.
Also, Fiona Hall: a case study conceived specifically for senior school students this exhibition features works by Fiona Hall.

Rani Corkery (Morisset High School), It’s only 4º… (detail), 2016, installation, dimensions variable © 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.

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.
April 8 to June 18 Lampoon by Jim Anderson.

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 May 7 The Island by Alex Seton. This compelling and salient exhibition contemplates and questions Australia’s role in the asylum debate.
To May 28 Magic Mike is an exhibition of works by Michael Zavros exploring society’s obsession with male beauty and vanity, as much as it offers an autobiographical account. Read more…

Michael Zavros, The Mermaid, 2015, oil on board, 22 x 30cm. Purchased 2015, Newcastle Art Gallery collection. Courtesy the artist and Starkwhite

Michael Zavros, Homework, 2014, archival ink on Hahnemühle rag, 122 x 150cm. Collection of the artist

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 April 8 The Art of Collecting.
April 12 to July 15 Balnhdhurr – A Lasting Impression.

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.
April 6 to 23 (opening Thurs April 6, 6.30pm) Solo exhibitions by Momo Hartley, Vanessa Lewis, Amy Ey and Margaret Kummer.

Vanessa Lewis, Blue Note, 2017, apothecary jar, ultramarine powdered pigment, free range egg. Courtesy the artist and Watt Space

April 27 to May 14 (opening Thurs April 27, 6.30pm) Solo exhibitions by Warwick Heywood and Kelsey Evans, curated by Danielle Minett.

Warwick Heywood, Untitled, 2017, detail acrylic on wood. Courtesy the artist and Watt Space

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.
To April 22 Ten Years of EMSLA – showcases past winners and acquisitions from the first ten years of EMSLA, the Eutick Memorial Still Life Award.
Also, Pinned to the Wall by Susan O’Doherty – paintings and mixed media using recycled and found objects – exploring the uneasy sphere of domestic violence.
April 28 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.

Michael Cook, Undiscovered 4, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery

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.

Manning Regional Art Gallery
12 Macquarie Street, Taree 2430.
(02) 6592-5455.

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.
April 7 to May 27 (opening Fri April 7, 6pm) ARTEXPRESS – the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Education Standards Authority, in association with the Moree Plains Gallery cordially invite you to the opening of ARTEXPRESS 2017; an exhibition of outstanding works by 2016 Higher School Certificate Visual Arts students from schools in NSW.

Natasha Mele Taumoepeau, Still presence, 2016, drawing on paper. Courtesy the artist and Moree Plains Gallery

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 May 7, 44th Muswellbrook Open Art Prize.
Also, Heth: Norman Hetherington – Artist at war.

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.
The Bowral Art Gallery – home of the Bowral & District Art Society & BDAS workshops.
April 6 to 18 Celebrating Clay – the ceramic group from Sturt.
April 21 to 30 Wingecarribee Landscape Prize, sponsored by the Wingecarribee Shire Council.

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.

Laura McCusker, Table
Photograph: Peter Howard. Courtesy the artist and Sturt Gallery

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.
To May 13 The Archibald Prize 2016 Regional Tour presented by the Art Gallery of NSW.

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 9.30 to 5.00, Sat 10.00 to 3.00.
To April 22 Managing Expectations featuring Matthew Bromhead, Aaron Fell-Fracasso and Mignon Steele.

Matthew Bromhead, Friends Despite Distance, 2017, brass, copper, ceramics, floss and timber, 42 x 17 x 40cm. Courtesy the artist and The Egg $ Dart

April 28 to May 20 (opening Fri April 28, 6-8pm) Domestica by India Mark.

India Mark, Nick Santoro, 2016, oil on board, 25.5 x 20.5cm. Courtesy the artist and The Egg $ Dart

 India Mark, White Raincoat, 2017, oil on panel, 30 x 30cm. Courtesy the artist and The Egg $ Dart

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 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.

Danie Mellor, Marri diramu: balam dugurrba, 2016, mixed media on Saunders Waterford paper with wash, glitter and Swarovski crystal, 147 x 97cm. Purchased 2016. Photograph: Mim Stirling 2016

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 including works by Stephen Benwell, Glenn Barkley, Kirsten Coelho and Daniel Mudie-Cunningham.

Daniel Mudie Cunningham, True Colours (detail), 2016, colour film. Purchased 2016

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 Aug 20 Indigenous Works from the Collection exploring identity and family connections. Including works by Danie Mellor, Christian Thompson and Caroline Oakley.
April 1 to June 25 Copier Jam! an exhibition showcasing current zine and independent comic creators, collectives and distributors from across Australia.

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.
April 1 to May 7 Wildēornes Land by Nicole Welch is an ambitious, monumental cinematic exhibition combining installation, photography and moving image that investigates the Blue Mountains wilderness from a historical, cultural and ecological viewpoint. The exhibition draws upon archival records that illuminate early European’s romantic notions of Australian wilderness juxtaposed with contemporary ideas and concerns that reflect the inherent loss and uncertainty we now face for our natural environment.

Nicole Welch, Wildēornes Land #3, 2016, edition of 6, giclée print, face-mounted, 135 x 76cm. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

April 7 to May 7 Sculpture Otherwise is an exhibition of small sculpture by the exhibiting artists participating in Sculpture at Scenic World in 2017. The indoor exhibition provides a fantastic opportunity for collectors and the public to purchase works by emerging, mid-career and established Australian and international artists.

Michael McIntyre, Becoming a Monster, 2016, rubber bands and bamboo skewers. Courtesy the artist and Blue Mountains City Art Gallery

Lost Bear Gallery
98 Lurline Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4782-1220.
Director: Geoff White.
Daily 10.00 to 5.00.
April 1 to 26 Herman Pekel.

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-Mon 10.00 to 5.00, closed Tues-Wed.
Through April A look at Landscape #3.

Jane Canfield, Portland Rooftops , 2017, oil on board, 31 x 31cm. Courtesy the artist and Rex-Livingston Art + Objects

Corinne Loxton, Near Wentworth Falls, 2017, oil on canvas, 137 x 182cm. Courtesy the artist and Rex-Livingston Art + Objects

Scenic World
1 Violet Street, Katoomba 2780.
(02) 4780-0250.
Daily 9.00 to 5.00.
April 7 to May 7 Sculpture at Scenic World – 42 artists present 37 artworks. Includes 13 local artists. Book tickets online now.

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.
March 31 to June 4 Beyond Belief: The Sublime in Contemporary Art.

Ceramic Break Sculpture Park
ëBondií, Warialda 2402.
(02) 6729-4147.
Thurs-Sun 10.00 to 5.00 or by appt.
From April 23 Beginnings featuring three artists at the start of their careers.
Also, works by Artist in Residence Julie Bannister.

Cowra Regional Art Gallery
77 Darling Street, Cowra 2794.
(02) 6340-2190.
Admission by donation.
Tues-Sat 10.00 to 4.00, Sun 2.00 to 4.00.
To April 30 Colours of the Country III – a unique collection from the Alice Springs beanie festival.
Also, Collection In Focus: New Acquisitions – Susan Baird, Greg Daly, Keith Fyfe, Tania Mason, Idris Murphy, Peter O’Doherty, Susan O’Doherty and Jenny Sages.

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.
March 31 to May 20 Three Ways – GW Bot, Meg Buchanan and Anita Mcintyre.
Also, Presence: Two Visions Of A Landscape by Ros Auld and Claire Primrose.

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.
April 1 to 30 Remnants: Kerri Weymouth.

Murray Art Museum Albury (MAMA)
546 Dean Street, Albury 2640.
(02) 6023-8154.
Mon-Fri 10.00 to 5.00, Thurs 10.00 to 7.00, Sat-Sun and public hols 10.00 to 4.00.
To May 7 Between the desert and the Moon: Central and Western Desert Artists.

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.
April 1 to May 21 Form & Surface by Peter Wilson.

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 April 17 Breathing Space by Victoria Lovecchio.
To April 30 The Art of Wool.
To May 21 Chalk it up: 100 years of public high school education in Dubbo.
To May 28 Creative Accounting.

Melanie Gilligan, Self Capital, 2009, HD 3 channel video. Courtesy the artist and Galleria Franco Soffiantino Contemporary Art Productions Italy

April 1 to May 28 Waste to Art.
April 22 to June 18 Contribution by Anna Kaineder.

Anna Kaineder, Overlooking the ordinary (detail), 2016, hand built huts, lumina clay with shellac resist. Photograph: © Alex Wisser

WESWAL Gallery
192 Brisbane Street, Tamworth 2340.
(02) 6766-5847.
Director: Sandra McMahon.
Thurs-Fri 10.00 to 4.00, Sat-Sun 10.00 to 2.00.
March 30 to April 30 Yvette & Peter Hugill – paintings and ceramics.
Also, Tim Kyle – sculpture and paintings.